Today it is my pleasure to welcome romance author Jackie Ashenden to HJ!
Jackie Welcome, Please summarize Talking Dirty with the CEO for the readers here….
Gadget journalist Christie St. John is more geek than chic. But when research for an article she has to write on online dating leads to the bed of the hottest guy she’s ever met, she knows that if the geek is to keep the hottie CEO, she’s going to have to come out of her digital shell.
Tech mogul Joseph Ashton never expected an Internet blind date to end in the best sex of his life. Yet as the chemistry between him and Christie burns out of control, he can’t help but think this woman is out for his money like all the rest. She claims she wants his heart instead – but that’s the one thing he can never give.
Character Q & A
Please introduce to HJ readers your character Joseph Ashton from your novel Talking Dirty with the CEO
What does your character look like?
Joseph is tall, dark and handsome – natch! He also has blue eyes and finds it difficult to keep still.
Here’s my Pinterest board – it hasn’t got very many pics on it unfortunately. http://pinterest.com/jackieashenden/talking-dirty/
Of course it you want to know what he looks like then any picture of David Gandy will do (interestingly, a lot of my heroes look like David Gandy. Hehe).
What does your character do for a living?
He’s a tech billionaire. Like Steve Jobs but without the black turtle neck. And younger. And hotter. I could also say and not deader but that would be tasteless.
Is your character ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?
Oooh, good question! Probably emotion with a little bit of logic. When it comes to his business, he gets really interested and focused and enthusiastic. But when it comes to relationships he’s more detached and distances himself.
Who is your character’s Love interest in the book?
Christie St. John, geek extraordinaire! She likes killing Zombies, listening to death metal and fiddling around with computers. She does NOT like long walks on the beach.
How do your characters meet?
They first meet when they get into a cheesy/sexy instant message conversation by accident.
Was it love at first sight for your character? If not what was the pivotal moment of change?
Instant lust more like (typical man). But poor Joseph doesn’t know what his feelings are doing. He keeps telling himself he doesn’t feel more than lust for a while because he believes that with his ADHD, he can’t be a stable, relationship kind of guy. As to falling in love, I think he fell in love with her while they were building a computer together. Geek love FTW! <3
If you character could go back in time and change one thing what would it be? Why?
He’d probably wish he could behave differently as a kid to stop his mother from walking out.
How has your character evolved from when the novel began to when it ended?
Joseph starts out believing his ADHD makes him an unreliable and unstable prospect for a relationship. He wants one but he’s afraid no one will ever accept him for who he is. At the end of the novel, he’s accepted he can be the man he wants to be for Christie, ADHD and all.
How did your character spend the week just before the story starts?
He was in product development meetings and went out mountain biking a lot. He works long hours, poor dude.
What are you currently working on? What other releases so you have planned for 2013?
I’m working on a new Indulgence for Entangled that’ll probably be released next year. But until then, I have 4 more books coming out in 2013.
Talking Dirty with the Player is out in August and then Talking Dirty with the Boss is out in November
I also have two books for Samhain, Black Knight, White Queen in July and Taking Him in November.
Where can readers get in touch with you?
Go to www.jackieashenden.com and there’s a contact page. Or you can tweet me @JackieAshenden on Twitter.
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