[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Jenn! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Jenn Chance] Happy, Lucky, Workaholic, Daydreaming Author
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Rock It?
[Jenn Chance] Yes! It’s the story of a girl who fell head-over-heels for a cute boybander when she was a teen. She grows up to be a junior entertainment exec, he grows up to be a bona-fide rock star… and becomes her first major client. So she has to work up-close-and-personal with him, without betraying that she’s still a total fangirl in love.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you share your favorite scene?
[Jenn Chance] Without giving too much away, there’s a scene where they’re both on stage together, and Dante tells her how he’s feeling at exactly that moment. That one makes me swoon every time. ?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with the story?
[Jenn Chance] Learning how a rock group tours! I researched a ton of ‘life on the road’ accounts—very little of which ended up in the story!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?
[Jenn Chance] My phone. And generally my computer, but my phone is clutch.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.
[Jenn Chance] My phone, my laptop, and my coffee cup (I’m at Starbucks)
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you could trade places with anyone for just one day, who would you be?
[Jenn Chance] There’s a theoretical physicist at Harvard who I’m currently fangirling, because she’s brilliant (Lisa Randall). I would trade with her in hopes I could remember half of what she thinks about, just for a single day. Sadly, she would come away from being in my body for a day with vague anxieties about insane deadlines, a neurotic cat, and half-formed descriptions of seriously sexy love scenes.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] You are stranded in a remote cabin during a blizzard. Who would you like to be stranded with?
[Jenn Chance] Does it count to say a sexy alpha shape-shifter? With serious survival skills?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are some books that you enjoyed recently?
[Jenn Chance] I’ve been too buried in deadlines to read much for fun—but a book at the top of my TBR pile is SHREDDED by Tracy Wolff! I just sigh over the cover in lieu of actually being able to read.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Jenn Chance] I’m kind of a newb to social media, but here are my various pages and handles:
Twitter handle: @Jenn_Chance
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/authorJenniferChance
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/JenniferChance
THANK YOU so much for hosting me!!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
Rock It by Jennifer Chance
For gals who love bad boys and musicians, Jennifer Chance brings ROCK IT – “the tale of a smoldering rocker and the fangirl who catches his eye—and finds herself living out her wildest dreams.”This is the first novel in the New Adult series, Rule Breakers , published by Random House’s Loveswept imprint.
She Would Never…
They stared at each other, suspended for just a moment, and Lacey didn’t know what to do. She still felt a little woozy, out of sorts—but at the same time she wanted to kiss Dante so badly her entire body hummed with desire. Then again, she was a professional. He was her client. And she would never—
“Oh!” She pulled away from him as a flood of memories suddenly assaulted her. “Oh my God,” she gasped. “I took my clothes off in front of you!” Her gaze shot to the open door, and forced her voice to drop down several decibels. “Tell me they’re not standing right outside the door.”
Dante shook his head, but he didn’t lean back. His gaze had turned just a little hungry, and his smile had a determined cast. “How much about tonight do you remember, Lacey?” he asked. His words were almost a purr, and Lacey felt her cheeks flush. Instantly she realized her mistake. This would go much better for her if she played dumb and forgetful, but she could no more stop her blush than she could stop breathing.
“I—we—you were signing contracts,” she said finally, her voice little more than a tortured whisper. Then as another realization struck her, she looked around wildly. “My God, the contracts!” she blurted. “I need to have those delivered—”
“They’ll be couriered over to IMO first thing this morning,” Dante said easily, pushing Lacey back onto her pillows. “We’ll get your car to you, too, as soon as you tell us where you parked it.”
“I took a cab,” she said, distracted by his warmth, his body, his nearness.
Dante grinned. “Even better.”
He leaned toward her then, and it was like his words suddenly vanished between them, and she was left with just the reality of him sitting there, on her bed, in her room, acting like having a conversation with her was the most natural thing in the world. She stared at him, mesmerized, and knew the exact moment when he caught her watching his perfectly sculpted lips—since they then eased into a full, teasing smile. Her gaze darted back up to meet his eyes, and she vaguely realized that he was wearing the same buttery-soft trousers he’d had on when she’d entered his rooms. At least one of them had kept their clothes on the whole time. Only, that made her start thinking about what his chest looked like under that loose and flowing shirt, open at the neck with just a hint of his bronzed and tattooed skin showing through, and pinup calendar after pinup calendar from aged fourteen on rocketed through her brain, images of Dante growing from cutest boy bander ever into this sleek, dangerous, and devastatingly sexual man who was sitting right in front of her and—
“Lacey,” Dante said, and from the tone of his voice she suspected he maybe just might have possibly perhaps have said her name more than once.
“Of course. Yes,” Lacey said sternly, once again all professional. “I’m sorry, I was just thinking.” She looked toward the open door then squeaked as Dante dropped his mouth to the exposed column of her neck.
“You never made good on your last dare,” Dante murmured, nuzzling the sensitive skin with his lips as he spoke the words against Lacey’s throat. Beneath him, she held herself perfectly still, unable to move, unable to breathe, her entire world focused on the touch of his lips against her as tiny little whorls of sensation exploded with every word. “You told me you’d—well, you know what you told me you’d do if I signed your last contract.”
What she would do? Dante’s lips were now trailing over Lacey’s collarbone, dangerously close to her breasts, which were doing their level best to burst free from Hello Kitty’s embrace. This was good, because it meant Dante couldn’t see her eyes widening in abject horror, confusion, and mortification even as her body was quickly turning into Sterno fluid. “I—um—,” she began ineffectively, and his soft chuckle against her shoulder just about killed her.
“It’s okay,” he said, lifting his gaze back up to meet Lacey’s. His mouth was right there again, right there at her lips, and she managed to hold his gaze with Herculean effort, hoping desperately he couldn’t hear her heart hammering. “I’ll settle for a kiss.”
“A kiss,” Lacey managed, and he was so close to her lips that when she spoke it was almost as if they were kissing already, their lips brushing with a zing of electricity and the promise of a million volts of desire, if only she would go for it, take it, press her mouth to his and demand from him what he already seemed so willing to give.
Title: Rock It
Author: Jennifer Chance
Author Location: Ohio, United States
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Random House (Loveswept)
Format: Digital eBook
Synopsis: Lacey Dawes is a total pro at the talent agency where she works, and it doesn’t hurt that IMO Worldwide Media represents Dante Falcone. The rock god has starred in her fantasies since she was sixteen—and remains her secret crush to this day. So when Dante picks her to be the interim manager on his Dream It tour, Lacey can’t believe her luck. Handling Dante is sure to be the most exquisite, spine-tingling, nerve-wracking mix of business and pleasure ever.
Although Dante is grateful for the adoring fans who scream for one more of his full-throttle, soul-searing songs, being surrounded by a cadre of corporate types backstage is wearing thin. Then Lacey shows up. Yeah, she’s organized, smart, quick to get him what he wants before he knows he wants it—but Dante senses there’s something else going on with sweet, sexy Lacey. One kiss tells him what that “something” might be . . . and makes him hungry for more.
I come by romance honestly, having spent several years writing adult romance and entering romance contests through Romance Writers of America–including finaling twice in the prestigious Golden Heart contest and winning once. But despite these and other contest wins, my first published novel came not in adult romance, but as a writer of YA historical fiction (you can read all about my Elizabethan spy girls stories, the Maids of Honor, here.)
Still, despite my love of Elizabethan spies, I could never quite give up those super Alpha contemporary romance heroes. So, in the summer of 2013, I decided to see if perhaps I might still have a romance or two up my sleeve.
I wrote a tale about a girl whose biggest high-school and college crush–a rock star–suddenly becomes her biggest client, only now she has to be professional and not betray the fact that she’s completely in love with the guy. It was a fun, sexy, romantic fantasy, and I suggested the idea to my agent… who asked what other ideas I had in addition to this story. Shortly after, the Rule Breakers series was born.
To separate these books from my historical work, I adopted the name Jennifer Chance. I am now pursuing my dreams (pretty much round the clock as it turns out) and am THRILLED to be able to have four e-books coming out in 2014 and early 2015, all with Random House LoveSwept’s New Adult romance line.
As to what will happen from here, who knows? But as long as there is a story to be written and an HEA to be had, I’ll be the one over in the corner, tapping away on my keyboard.
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