Welcome to guest author Jill Sanders

Jill Sanders survived 80's pop music, and life as an identical twin in a chaotic family of nine.  A feat by any standard!  She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, relocating to Colorado for college and a successful IT career at IBM in Boulder.

Narrowly escaping before all creativity was squashed, she jumped at the chance to trade the mundane world of computers for the sexy, exciting world of her own imagination.  She now lives in charming rural Texas writing wonderful novels such as the Pride series.

Her debut novel, Finding Pride, was shortlisted in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards 2013, and has received glowing industry and reader reviews from around the world.  Her latest release is Discovering Pride. Yet another novel, Returning Pride, is slated for July 2013.

To learn more about Jill, visit her website http://www.jillmsanders.com

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where she blogs daily, or follow her on Twitter: @jillmsanders
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Finding Pride
Megan Kimble has finally freed herself from years of abuse at the hands of her ex. Now she can finally start a new life and figure out just who she really is. When her brother Matt dies suddenly, she takes a big risk and moves cross country to live in his house and take over his new business. This could be the chance she’s needed. There’s only one problem now. She can’t seem to escape the irresistible charm of her departed brother’s best friend.
Todd Jordan just lost his best friend and business partner. Watching Matt’s sister move into town, his attraction to her is instant. Can he prove to her that all men are not the same, and resist his own desires as she learns to trust again? Overcoming the odds is just part of their journey. The two must first survive a fateful visit from Megan’s ex to have any chance at happiness.
Discovering Pride
Lacey Jordan is a woman who knows what she wants…and she wants nothing to do with the new doctor in town. He has a perfect smile, perfectly tan muscles, and a way with people—her people! This is her town, her family, and her life, and he’s come here shaking everything up, including her heart.
Aaron is running away from a tough breakup where heartbreak is the least of his concerns. All he wants now is to take over his grandfather’s medical practice, and make his new house a place he can call home. What he hadn't counted on was crashing into a petite goddess with relentless powers of persuasion. When the two get a disturbing visit that could change their lives forever, Aaron must prove his love if they are to survive.

Returning Pride
Everything seems to be going Iian’s way, he has a successful restaurant, a beautiful home, family, and friends. He’s even overcome the loss of his hearing, but why does he still feels like something is missing.
Allison has worked hard to make a name for herself in the art world, now all she wants is peace and quiet to work on her passion. But, with her mother overtaken by illness, she has less time than ever. When everything is stripped away in one tragic blow, and she’s being stalked by a mad-man, she’ll need the help of her hometown and an old flame, to turn everything around and find what she’s been looking for.
Let's find out a little more about Jill
Are you working on another book right now?

I’ve finished Lasting Pride, book four in the Pride Series, now I’m editing and getting ready to start my next series of books.

What do you enjoy most about writing? Exploring my imagination and entertaining people.

What do you like the least? Editing & promotional work.

Would you like to see any of your books as movies? Yes, of course. I think every author has already “Seen” their books into movies in our heads, but having it actually done with real people is always a plus.

Can you name any actors you would like to see as the lead characters in your book. Hmm. This is so hard since I don’t really watch a lot of television. Okay, here goes. For Iian (Jared Padalecki from Supernatural) For Allison (looks) Katie-Cassidy from Melrose Place & Gossip Girl.

What things do you like to do to relax? Play sports with my husband and two teenage boys oh, and two dogs. I love to take pictures, and really love hanging out with good friends.

Do you have another job as well as writing? No, writing is my full time job. Oh, I do some web programming when the need arises.

If you could have one super power in your existence, what would it be? The power of healing.

If money were not an object, where would you most like to live?  Someplace warm along the upper coast of California.

What kind of car would you have if money was no object?  I have always wanted a BMW 320

What’s your favorite food?  Baked Salmon with wild rice & steamed veggies... YUMMMY

Favorite color? Purple

Can you think of a song or piece of music that could be your theme tune?  Somewhere only we know by Keane

Just answer these questions as quickly as possible.

Chocolate or vanilla?----- Caramel. Oh, wait. Chocolate

Dog or cat?---- Dog

The film or the book?-----  Book

Jeans or dress? Jeans

Beach or Snow resort? Beach

Heels or flats? Heels

What do you love best about yourself?  My family

What do you like least?  My short attention span

Do you have anything to share with other authors that might be a help? Edit, Edit, Edit, and Edit...

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers? Thank you for taking the time to read this interview. I hope you enjoy what I’ve created. Don’t forget to leave a review for any book you’ve read.  Reviews are tips for authors.

Can you share one of your favorite parts of one of the books?

She heard a loud rumble and turned to watch a figure on a motorcycle coming from down the street. She knew it was Iian before he was close enough to see. He was driving slow and she could see he was wearing light-colored jeans with a dark gray zip-up jacket. His sunglasses shaded his eyes from her and she realized he hadn’t seen her at first. He passed her house, but then slowed down and did a big loop in her neighbor’s driveway and returned to stop in front of her yard. He sat there a while, letting the machine run for a minute.

Smiling to her, he signed, “Want to go for a ride?”

It was either the smile or the casual way he sat on the large machine that made him look irresistible. Deciding to take a chance, she signed back, “Sure, hang on and let me tell my mom,” which made her feel like a teenager.

Sitting out front of her place, he was glad he had decided to ride the bike today. Not only did he enjoy riding it, but it gave him a chance to be with her. Smiling as she came bouncing down her walk, he thought of how she would feel behind him, pressed up against his back.

He watched her stop a foot from his bike and stare at it. It was an old Harley he’d bought on his twenty-first birthday. It had taken him eleven months and almost a year’s salary to get it purring underneath him like it was currently doing. The matte black finish had cost him, but it accented the seat and pipes so well. The seat had been a special present from his sister; the ostrich leather had been exactly what he’d wanted. No doubt his sister had snuck onto his computer and noticed he’d been eying it.

Now Allison just stood and looked at it and he didn’t think she was taking in the seat or the paint job.

She was looking as if she was trying to figure out how to get on it.

Bending down, he flipped the back foot pegs and motioned for her to get on.

Placing her hand lightly on his shoulder, she tried as smoothly as she could to hoist her leg over the back and sit down. It took some doing, but finally she sat squarely on the seat and had each foot on the pegs.

“You’ll want to lean forward and hold onto me,” he said over his shoulder. “When I turn, lean with me.”

When she leaned forward and lightly took hold of his jacket sides, he chuckled to himself. He could fix that.
Pushing up, he kicked up his kick-stand. He would just have to get her to hold onto him tighter. Smiling to himself, he took off. By the end of the street, she was right where he’d wanted her to be. Her front was tight against his back, her arms had reached around and were holding on tightly around his waist. He could feel her excitement as he hit the outskirts of town.

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  1. I want to win they sound like books I'd want to read. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

  2. I want to win. Sharma Darby rdarby@roadrunner.com

  3. Jill thanks for the information about you and your books. I would love to win a copy of the 1st book 1st of course! "Finding Pride" I do have a kindle fire and looking forward to winning. thanks and have a great tour. Susan: shewolf3@cfl.rr.com


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