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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

All the Good Men tour stop

Author Information:
Cindy Jacks

Author bio:

Prior to becoming a writer of romantic and erotic fiction, Cindy was a 'jacks' of all trades. Besides obtaining a BFA in sculpture, interning as a pastry-chef, and learning the art of furniture restoration, she worked for ten years in the corporate arena, but now happily spends her days as a full time author. Her first published work--"The Point of Distraction Series"--was inspired by a collection of short stories she wrote to entertain her best friend. Since then she's explored her inner bad girl and penchant for love stories by producing books full of humor and packed with real emotion. When not chained to her laptop, she enjoys belly dancing, international cooking, and making jewelry. She and her family call the Washington, DC area home.

Excerpt (Rated R version):

Her fingers slid over the ripples of his abdomen. Caressing her cheek, he moved in and brushed his lips against hers. Dahlia relaxed against him.

One button at a time, she worked until the shirt fell open. Smooth, cotton fabric glided over his shoulders and fluttered to the floor. She grimaced at his undershirt; just another layer of clothes separating her from his fragrant skin. Pulling it over his chest, she was forced to break away from his embrace to liberate him from the garment. He seized the opportunity to strip her of her t-shirt as well.

Large hands skimmed along her collarbone and followed her bra strap to the swell of her breasts. He folded his arms around her again. Despite the heat that passed between them, his touch gave her goosebumps. His tongue traced the curve of her neck, making her shiver.
Slow, deliberate kisses worked up her throat, brushed past her ear, then captured her lips. A deft motion behind her unsnapped her bra. Shimmying free of it, her bare breasts grazed against his torso. More tremors of excitement darted through her.

Jackson scooped her up and carried her to the bed. Her ruffled comforter felt cool against her back. He leaned in and covered her mouth with his. The dim light filtering through the curtains, the whir of the ceiling fan, even the intrusive red light from her alarm clock on the bedside table—everything else faded away until she was aware only of his warmth, his scent, and the feel of his lips against hers. She lost herself in the rhythm of his heartbeat, her own pulse picking up speed.

A hand slid underneath her skirt and up the length of her thigh. She let out a long sigh as he settled his hand between her legs. Slow, gentle strokes over her silken panties created a throbbing ache she could hardly bear. It'd been so long since anyone had touched her much less so handsome and sensual a man.

Jackson slid down her abdomen and left a trail of kisses in his wake. Her stomach quivered with each light brush of his lips across her skin. Reaching the junction of her hips and legs, his tongue skipped along the crease of her inner thigh...

So where did the idea for All the Good Men come from?.........Well let's ask Cindy!

The inspiration for my novel, All the Good Men, came by way of the heroine whispering to me while I kneaded bread dough—oddly enough, much of my inspiration comes to me while cooking—but my most true-to-life character in the book has to be the hero, the sexy Jackson Carmichael. Jackson is modeled after my real-life firefighter boyfriend. From having the honor of watching their Community Day training burn—a training fire detailed in the novel—to partying with the crew during their annual banquet, I've enjoyed so much getting to know this great group of individuals. Discovering the fellowship, bravery and sense of duty harbored by my local fire department is truly inspirational. The star of that inspiration, of course, is the love of my life—FF Salazar.

Though I borrowed much of Jackson's personality and professional experiences from my man, the character also took on a life of his own. Jackson's about ten years older than my real-life boyfriend and the personal demons with which the hero struggles are fictional. And I'm not ashamed to admit I envisioned Grey's Anatomy's Eric Dane often when writing descriptions of the character. Yeah, I have a big crush on McSteamy, but the BF and I agree that if All the Good Men is ever made into a movie, Benjamin Bratt would be our first choice for the lead. Sorry, Eric!

All the Good Men is a very personal story for me and I hope for my readers the intimate details add to the depth of the story.
Now don't forget to stop by the other blogs that are on the tour....everytime you comment on one of the blogs you are that much closer to possibly winning a prize at the end of the tour. All the tour stops and information about the prize can be found here on Goddess Fish Promotions.



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Cindy Jacks said...

Thanks for hosting me today, Book Junkie!

Kristin said...

Hey Cindy! I swear, following you on this blog tour is really helping me become a Cindy Jacks superfan! You know I AM your #1 fan, right?! I totally didnt know Jackson was "inspired" by the BF, thats cool.

Cindy Jacks said...

Aw, Kristin, you're too kind :) It means so much to me that you're following every step of the way!

Andrea I said...

I love that this book idea came while kneading bread.