Tuesday, October 13, 2015

First Impressions by Peggy Jaeger - Guest Blog and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Peggy Jaeger will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Peggy Jaeger

1. I love to sing when I’m cleaning the house. Rip-roaring, shatter your eardrums singing. I jack my I-pod up to level 11 (any Spinal Tap fans out there?) and as I go around the house, vacuuming, dusting, and rearranging, I belt my heart out. Of course I only clean (and sing) when no one is home because, really, it’s not nice to torture people.

2. I am on old black and white movie savant. 1939 was the best year – in my humble opinion – for the movie industry. Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Of Mice and Men, Dark Victory, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Women….and on and on. I can quote entire scenes of dialogue from most of them and I never lose in Trivial Pursuit when a question about this year in film comes up. Never.

3. My very first childhood celebrity crush was Roddy McDowell. I know…but I was a sucker for those Lassie movies!

4. I went on my very first “date” when I was 22 years old and had just graduated from college. Late bloomer, anyone? Is it a wonder at all that I love to read and write Romance novels??

5. I’m terrified of dogs I don’t personally know because I was viciously bitten by a German Shepard when I was 2 years old. I still have the scars on my leg from the encounter.

Family Practice Doctor Clarissa Rogers’ first impression of Padric Cleary is biased and based on gossip. The handsome, charming veterinarian is considered a serial dater and commitment-phobic by his family and most of the town. Relationship shy, Clarissa refuses to lose her heart to a man who can’t pledge himself to her forever.

Pat Cleary, despite his reputation, is actually looking for "The One." When he does give his heart away, he wants it to be for life. With his parent’s marriage as his guidebook, he wants a woman who will be his equal and soul mate in every way.

Can Pat convince everyone – including Clarissa – she’s the only woman for him?

Enjoy an excerpt:

Have you ever been friends with a girl before?” she finally asked.


“Yes. Friends.”

“Have a beer and shoot some pool friends? Or the kind with benefits?”

She laughed out loud, shook her head and grinned. “Have you ever been friends with a girl without having sex mixed into the equation?”

“Not since I was sixteen,” he admitted and then felt his neck heat. “Why?”

About the Author: Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance author who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can't live without them.

Her current titles, available now, include SKATER'S WALTZ and THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, books 1 and 2 in her 6-book The MacQuire Women Series, published by The Wild Rose Press.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

Website/Blog: http://peggyjaeger.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/peggy_jaeger
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peggy-Jaeger-Author/825914814095072?ref=bookmarks
Pinertest: https://www.pinterest.com/peggyjaeger/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13478796.Peggy_Jaeger

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  1. I love the rain and I love this blog title! Thanks so much for hosting me today and I hope we get showered with responses!

  2. I love the rain and I love this blog title! Thanks so much for hosting me today and I hope we get showered with responses!

  3. Really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me but I would love to learn more! Thank you for the reveal!

  4. Nikolina - thanks for your kind words and for stopping by. PJ

  5. Thanks for sharing a short excerpt

    1. Shannon - you're more than welcome. Thanks for stopping by. PJ

  6. I liked the Five Things. I'm afraid of strange dogs too. I love to go for a walk but I'm scared I'll get bitten.

    1. Rita - a dog trainer told me if I ever encounter a dog that appears threatening or starts to attack,that I just need to either kick it in the muzzle or punch it in the snout. Both ways automatically stop the dog from attacking, Luckily, as an adult I've never been bitten again. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Nice post, Peggy. Good luck with sales!

  8. Replies
    1. Mary I Agree! Rae Monet has done all my books and she is excellent. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. I enjoyed the post, sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing!

  10. I liked reading the 5 things about you. Very interesting.

  11. I loved the excerpt and the Five Things You Might Not Know About Peggy Jaeger! Thank you!

    1. Ree Dee - thanks for dropping by today. Glad you liked the little snippet!

  12. What drives you to do what you do? What motivates you?


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