Cate: Please welcome Paty Jager. Paty, will you please share a short bio with us?
Paty: I've been writing for years. Actually took it serious when my children were small writing stories for their classes. Then I tried my hand at a couple mysteries and ended up writing historical romance and joining RWA(Romance Writers of America). The fifth historical romance I wrote was published by The Wild Rose Press in 2006 and I've since published five western historical romances, one contemporary western romance, and have a historical paranormal and another contemporary romance coming out later this year.
Cate: Tell us about Doctor in Petticoats and where it's available.
Paty: Doctor in Petticoats is the fourth book in the Halsey brother series. Clay was blinded in an accident in the previous book and is sent to a blind school on the other side of the state to learn how to deal with his new situation. While there he learns his fate isn't as bad as he thought, and he finds a woman who shows him he is still a virile man who can take charge of situations.
Rachel is a woman in a man's world. She finds it hard be taken seriously as a doctor and with her father's influence is given the job of physician for the blind school. When Clay breaks his leg, she not only gets to prove her worth as a doctor she also learns there just might be a man out there strong enough to not be put off by her education and her scars.
It's available at: http://www.thewildrosepress.com/doctor-in-petticoats-paperback-p-4105.html
Cate: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
“I’m going to look in your other eye now.”
Rachel again placed a hand on his face and opened the eyelid, stilling her fluttering heart as she pressed close. His clean-shaven face had a couple small nicks on the edges of his angular cheeks. The spice of his shave soap lingered on his skin.
She resisted the urge to rub her cheek against his. The heat of his face under her palm and his breath moving wisps of wayward hair fluttered her eyes closed. She pretended for a few seconds he could be her husband. A man who loved her and wouldn’t be threatened by her occupation or sickened by her hideous scar.
His breathing quickened, and his hand settled on her waist, slid around to her back, and drew her forward. Her hand, holding the lens, dropped to his shoulder, and she opened her eyes. This behavior on both their parts was unconscionable, but her constricted throat wouldn’t allow her to utter the rebuke.
Clay sensed the moment the doctor slid from professional to aroused woman. The hand on his cheek caressed rather than held, her breathing quickened, and her scent invaded his senses like a warm summer rain.
Cate: Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero?
Paty: Clay starts off the book feeling sorry for himself and being self-centered. He has a lot of growing to do and it takes a boy who has shouldered the burdens of his mother and sister to help him grow. And the faith of a strong woman to help him see his potential. But even with these flaws, Clay has a heart of gold and genuinely cares for others.
Cate: Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others.
Paty: I don't think they had such a thing as the "mile high club" back in the days of train travel, but my hero and heroine, have their own version going on in the Pullman car's washroom.
Cate: What's next for you?
Paty: I have a historical paranormal set among the Nez Perce releasing in August, and a contemporary western releasing, hopefully, later in the year.
Cate: What inspired you to draft your first story?
Paty: The desire to put a story that was in my head on paper.
Cate: Do you have a writing routine?
Paty: I've recently begun a routine of not opening the internet until I've written at least 2000 words or finished a project- i.e. edits or galley proofs. That is helping my productivity immensely! But I write in the mornings, do freelance editing in the afternoons, and spend one day a week on promotion.
Cate: Where can you be found on the web?
Paty: http://www.patyjager.net or http://www.patyjager.blogspot.com
Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Paty: What keeps you reading series books? How many books in a series is too much?
This post is part of a blog tour. Go to my blog at http://www.patyjager.blogspot.com You'll see the list of places I've been. Visit them and leave a comment. The person who comments on the most blogs will receive an autographed book, a gift card to B&N, and other goodies.
Cate: You heard Paty! Click and comment for a chance to win these goodies! Thanks for being my guest, Paty, and best of luck with Doctor in Petticoats.