Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Aloha to Jessica Lemmon and BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY


Jessica Lemmon is celebrating the release of BRINGING HOME THE BAD BOY, Book 1 in her new series Second Chances:

Creativity is his drug, painting is his escape, but she'll be the addiction that brings him to his knees. 

Evan Downey buried a part of his soul when put the love of his life in the ground. He knows he needs to get his shit together for the sake of their son, but escaping into his art is the only way he can begin to cope with Rae's death. When the chance to move back to Evergreen Cove, one of the few places that has ever felt right to him, he knows it's a chance he has to take. For his sake, and his sons.

Charlotte Harris would give anything to have her best friend back. But if she can't have Rae, then she vows she'll at least be there to support the family Rae left behind. So when she learns that Evan is looking to move home, she does everything she can to help him and Lyon re-build their lives at the Cove. But when sparks start to fly between Charlotte and Evan it's the first glimpse of something bright and beautiful either of them has seen in far too long. And they start to wonder if fate has offered them a second chance at happiness-- if only their brave enough to take the risk and let love back into their lives. 

I asked Jessica who are her favorite artists ...

Aloha from sunny...erm…gray Ohio! Sadly, we don’t get a lot of sunny days around these parts. That’s why I love to visit here. I took this fantastic list idea for a Top 5 list to Charlotte (Charlie) Harris for her answers. She had a hard time narrowing them down to five, but her number 1 was a no-brainer. Here we go…

5: Ansel Adams. The only photographer able to bring emotion out of mountaintops and pine trees.

4: Annie Liebovitz. The Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair photographer is amazing at taking intimate portraits of screen stars that make them feel like real people.

3: Jackson Pollock. A true “bad boy” painter, he could fill a canvas with mood and color like no other.

2: Gustav Klimt. For Charlie’s favorite work of all time: The Kiss.

1: Evan Downey. Not only is he a talented tattoo artist, children’s book illustrator, and cartoonist, but Evan also has some very sensual ideas when it comes to finger painting… (see Chapter 12, Charlie said with a wink.)

What about you? Have any favorite artists?

Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)


Forever Romance is hosting a giveaway at this link.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City 

Coming in May 2015


  1. My favorites include Van Gogh and Mary Cassatt.

  2. Sounds like a good series. I like Monet.

  3. I like Thomas Kinkade and Thomas McKnight.