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Jake and Ivy, by Jane Leopold Quinn
Genre: Western Romance
Ivy Westlake, thought to be a demure young lady, comes alive at her friend’s hacienda in Mexico when she discovers the Flamenco. Her wild side is unleashed in the sensuality of music and dancing. She will not allow her father to force her into a marriage of convenience back East, so she runs away with the dance troupe.
Jake Agee, cowboy, horse trader, loner, has carefully built a life with no commitments. That life explodes in his face when Ivy dances. He doesn’t know she’s run away until he spots her performing in a small California town. He battles his desire to have this woman against his well-honed sense of independence.
Jake and Ivy perform their own style of pas de deux throughout southern California until their passions ignite in a desert cave in the middle of a thunder storm. Jake fights his growing love as Ivy fights her craving for their erotic pursuits. Jake’s long lost brother suddenly and mysteriously surfaces. Will this appearance tear Jake and Ivy apart? Will it destroy their love?
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What was the first thing you thought when you saw your published book the first time?
I couldn’t have been more elated. There were a few times in my life that I’d been completely happy and satisfied with myself, and this book was one of those times. I was in Germany on vacation on the day the book was released from Whiskey Creek Torrid in August, 2005. My family seemed to be underwhelmed but I bought champagne. Then when the box arrived with the paperbacks, I ordered my husband to wait until I got home to open the box. I wanted that honor, naturally, then my hubby took photos of me holding the book. What a thrill!
When did you first decide to call yourself a writer? What prompted the decision?
The day I first took pen to paper was the day I officially became a writer. A friend pointed me in that direction. On that first day, I realized that writing was my purpose in life. It was something all my own and I’m so proud of all my books.
What is your best advice for someone just starting their first manuscript? Halfway through? Just finished?
Just keep writing. Others say to write every day, but I say don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day or more. Life intrudes. Some things just knocked me flat, but writing was always there waiting for me to come back. Don’t worry. The stories in your head don’t disappear. And if you finish a manuscript, submit it or publish it yourself. Just get it the heck off your desk and out into the world.
About the Author
Jane Leopold Quinn is a multi-published author of highly sensual novels, novellas, and short stories. They’ve all been well reviewed, including 4-1/2 Stars and Top Pick, as well as a Reviewers’ Choice Nomination for Best Erotic Romance of 2006 from Romantic Times Magazine for her debut novel, Ancient Ties.
She loves the creative process and is constantly, madly writing and revising the “next great book.” Nothing is more satisfying than bringing two people together for a happily-ever-after ending. Writing romance is the greatest job in the world and is her passion and niche in life.