Please welcome best-selling author Jennifer Probst to the virtual offices today! This is a return visit for Jennifer, and I’m so excited to host her again. The Marriage Bargain is one of the first Entangled books that I reviewed, and Jennifer is one of their first authors that I interviewed!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Welcome back, Jennifer! If you had a theme song, what would it be?
[Jennifer Probst] Well, before I got married it was “Another One Bites the Dust.” Now it’s more a motto from Finding Nemo – “Just Keep Swimming.”
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about All The Way?
[Jennifer Probst] Absolutely! It’s a love story of revenge and redemption between a restaurant owner and a food critic. My hero walked away from everything he loved and broke my heroine’s heart. Now he’s back to right his wrongs, but it’s a hard journey back into her bed and heart. It’s filled with lots of sexual tension, humor, food, music, and fun!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Jennifer Probst] I’ve always wanted to write about a food critic and the restaurant world, and I loved the idea of a story centering around a man who made mistakes when he was young and the path back to make things right.
I actually wrote this story a decade ago so I’m thrilled to finally share it with readers!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Miranda?
[Jennifer Probst] stubborn, feisty, fearful
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Gavin is never without.
[Jennifer Probst] A need to get Miranda into bed!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Gavin’s greatest regret?
[Jennifer Probst] Breaking Miranda’s heart
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What were your greatest influences while working on All The Way?
[Jennifer Probst] Frank Sinatra. Everything Italian. Family dynamics. Great food. Spiritual philosophies. Opera.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Jennifer Probst] JR Ward’s The Black Daggerhood series – I’ve read three in a row and can’t stop!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How has your life changed since The Marriage Bargain was released last year?
[Jennifer Probst] Like the glass slipper fit. I’m completely grateful and humbled to be able to write full time now, and dedicate myself to sharing my stories with readers. I have an agent, a few fantastic publishers I adore, and the ability to work from home so I can be with my kids. Doesn’t get better than that!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Jennifer Probst] I love my family. I adore getting together with everyone over a great dinner, seeing my nieces, taking vacations, just enjoying time together. I love reading, dogs, food, wine, and hanging with my friends.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Jennifer Probst] I love readers! I’m consistently on twitter, facebook, and respond to all emails. Visit my website at www.jenniferprobst.com or drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for having me here today!!
[Manga Maniac Café] Thank you!
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The food critic…
Miranda Storme never expected to see Gavin Luciano again. Three years ago, they had an intense affair—and then he bolted. Now he’s back, and Miranda has the pleasure of a little payback: a scathing review of his restaurant. Revenge is a dish best served the first chance you get…
And the restaurateur…
With three months to make his family’s struggling Italian restaurant successful, a bad review is Gavin’s worst nightmare. But this isn’t just about the meal. He’s finally realized what he left behind and is determined to spend the next eight weeks proving himself to her in the kitchen…and in the bedroom! This is one dish she won’t be able to refuse…
About Jennifer Probst:
Jennifer Probst is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary romance fiction, both sexy and erotic. Visit her at the following: