Hello everyone, it’s that time again! What time you ask? Why, it’s time for food, drinks, and a chat with the wonderful RJ Jones!
Beany: Welcome back, RJ!
Since it’s hot, let’s start with some chilled cider. I suppose you can have wine if you want…
*places non-melty snacks down to munch on*
RJ: You can keep the cider. I’ll have the wine. Cheers.
Beany: So we’re celebrating the release of As the Sun Sets, book 3 in the Love for the Seasons series. What can you tell us about the story?
RJ: Scott was a paediatric oncologist but he burned out watching kids die. He ruined his relationship and almost his career. When an opportunity comes up to move to the coast and back into general medicine, he sees it as a lifeline. He’s alone, celibate, and hoping the seaside will give him his life back. But of course, it’s never that easy. Scott meets Ben, a red-headed nurse who has a lovely dog called Happy. Scott falls in love with Happy—and when you meet Happy, you’ll see why—and eventually Scott gives in to long-supressed lust and desire for Ben. To find out what happens and how Ben helps Scott over one of the biggest hurdles in his life, you’ll have to read the story 🙂
Beany: Now, I know you weren’t planning on writing Scott’s story, in fact I laughed when you told me you were writing it *remembers that moment fondly* Are you happy now that you wrote it?
RJ: Completely! When I realised Scott actually wasn’t the arsehole he was portrayed to be in the first book, I kinda fell in love with him a little. He’s got a past that messes with his mind. I think I have a thing for redeeming badboys.
Beany: With the series being titled Love for the Seasons, does that mean there will only be one more story left in the series?
RJ: Umm… it would be kinda silly if I only did three seasons so there will be a fourth.
Beany: Have you started working on the next book yet?
RJ: No. To be completely honest, I have no idea what’s going to happen. I know who one of the characters are, but not who his love interest is. I have no plot at this stage, but as with Scott’s story, it only takes one person to whisper what they want.
Beany: What else have you got in the pipeline for this year? Anything you can tell us about?
RJ: I have written an Aussie story set in Uluru with a British backpacker and an Australian tour guide. It’s such a unique setting and I hope everyone enjoys my version of Australia. I’m excited for this one but it won’t be out till later in the year. I’m not giving anything else away 😛
Beany: I think that’s all the questions I have…for now *winks* Thanks for stopping by J
RJ: It’s been a pleasure, Beans, as always.
A sea change could be just what the doctor ordered.
Doctor Scott Penney used to be a Paediatric Oncologist—until he burned out. Watching children suffer and die took its toll on his mental health. To cope, he used anonymous sex as an emotional crutch, thinking it was better than hitting the bottle. But that inevitably destroyed his relationship with the man he loved.
With his tail between his legs and a year’s worth of celibacy under his belt, Scott accepts a position as an Accident and Emergency consultant, leaving his career in oncology and London behind.
Ben Jenkins is a paediatric nurse who loves his seaside city, his job, and his faithful old Labrador, Happy. When he meets the new doctor, Ben falls for Scott’s kind-yet-reserved personality—not to mention his good looks. Scott is great with the children who come through the hospital, but Ben senses there’s more to Scott than meets the eye.
Scott tries to resist Ben’s sunny charm—Scott’s not boyfriend material, after all—but it’s impossible not to fall in love with the sad looking old dog and his charming owner. As Scott and Ben get closer and the weather heats up, tragedy strikes and Ben is left wondering how much of Scott’s history he actually knows.
For them to move forward, Ben must show Scott that no matter what happened in the past, a beautiful day can always start after the sun sets.
**This can be read as a standalone**
About the Author
RJ started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men popped into her thoughts, insisting on telling her their story that she started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.
RJ’s initial thought was if she could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow her to concentrate on other aspects of the day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But they didn’t shut up. They told her their entire story and she didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes she couldn’t keep up with what they were telling her and she had to keep a notebook by the bed.
Whilst RJ was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.
You see the problem? If RJ ever wants to sleep again then she needs to write.
RJ is a wife and a mother to two boys. Even her dog is a boy.
She is surrounded by males.
RJ writes emotionally charged, character driven romances. Her guys will always get their HEA, but it will never be easy.
Where to find me
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Amazon page – http://www.amazon.com/R.-J.-Jones