Thursday, June 21, 2012

Character Interview with Jennifer Probst

Hello, My Sweets! Today we have Jennifer Probst on My Secret Romance. She recently did an interview with hero, Rafe and wanted to share it with us. I loved it but would almost call it a tease! I want more!

Hey Jennifer! Thanks so much for stopping by My Secret Romance!
I’m so thrilled to be hosted here today  – thanks so much for having me!

I adore my hard core, stubborn hero from my newest book, Dare Me. I thought it would be fun to turn the tables on him and give him an interview. One of my all time faves is from Inside the Actors Studio. 

Me: Rafe, are you ready for the interview?
Rafe: I’ve been ready and waiting for a while now. Glad you’re finally here.
Me: Oh, ok, sorry for the delay, I know being prompt is important to you.  What turns you on?
Rafe: A woman in charge.
Me: I’m so glad you can finally admit that!
Rafe: Can we move on instead of getting all touchy feely?
Me: Fine. What turns you off?
Rafe: Pompous ass holes.
Me: What is your favorite word?
Rafe: Yes
Me: What is your least favorite word?
Rafe: Can’t
Me: What sound or noise do you love?
Rafe: The scream of a woman during orgasm
Me: (wiping sweat off my brow). What sound or noise do you hate?
Rafe: Gunfire
Me: What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Rafe: Personal trainer
Me: Seriously? I didn’t expect that answer at all. Huh, I created you but could have sworn you’d pick—“
Rafe: Moving on, correct?
Me: Blushes. Sorry. What profession other than yours would you not want to attempt?
Rafe: Lawyer
Me: What’s your favorite swear word?
Rafe: Smiles wolflike. Fuck.
Me: Trembles. Ummm, ok, last question. If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say as you enter the Pearly Gates?
Rafe: It wasn’t for nothing. You’ll finally see that now.
Me: Wow, that was awesome Rafe. I learned so much more about you, thanks again for stopping by.
Rafe: Welcome. See ya.

Sigh. I love that man. Here’s a blurb from Dare Me:

As a military leader back from the war, and the youngest of his two dominant older brothers, Rafe Steele struggles with a secret. He craves surrender in the bedroom under the controlled hands of a Dominatrix. When his brothers offer him a one-night stand through Madame Eve’s dating service, he jumps at the chance to enact his fantasy. After one experiment, he’s sure he’ll be able to move on. But he never counted on Summer Preston to strip down his walls and make him want more than one night...

An elementary school teacher with a girl next door, fresh face, Summer is constantly barraged by men who want to take care of her, but she longs to meet a strong man who can handle her dominant ways in the bedroom. Trapped in her own storybook life, she books a one-night stand with Madame Eve to finally experience her fantasy. But she never counted on Rafe Steele to push her boundaries in both the bedroom...and her heart.
Available from: Amazon US, Amazon UK, All Romance eBooks, Decadent Publishing and all other good eBook retailers.


Dare me is the third installment in the Steele Brother’s series and it features the youngest Steele, Rafe. Rafe has returned from war and is now following in his brothers footsteps by becoming a dealer at the same hotel as Rick and Rome.  Rafe however, is different from his brothers in a major way. While both bothers are Dominates, Rafe is submissive and is afraid to show that side to his brothers because he is afraid of their reaction.   

Summer is an elementary school teacher who happens to be a Dominatrix that is trying to find her sub.  Rafe decides to allow his brothers to sign him up for a date with 1Night Stand. They figure since the information is confidential, they're hoping to find a Dominatrix to get him past his submissive side so he can move on.  Little does Rafe know that submitting to Summer will change him a lot more ways than one...

I really wish this one would have been so much longer than it was. In fact, this book is the shortest of the three books in this series. Even with that being said, Dare ME does not disappoint!  I will admit I LOVE a Dominate man. But a big tough military man who can give up control in the bedroom is hot in my opinion. I am a military wife so I know the definition of the tough military guy, but now I'm going to wonder when I look at military men if they are Dominate or submissive. I enjoyed the fact that Summer wasn’t just portrayed as a Dominatrix, but also as the girl next door elementary teacher. I also loved how she forced Rafe to open up to her when he hadn’t even to his brothers.  
I would really enjoy a long story on the three brothers in the future just to see how their relationships have played out.  Jennifer Probst is definitely moving into my must read author list. 

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons, one 5 and one 7, keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

Her publications with Red Sage include “Masquerade” Secrets Volume 11, The Tantric Principle, and Sex, Lies and Contracts. Her 1NightStand series include Catch Me and Play Me and Dare Me in The Steele Brothers series with Decadent, and her New York Times and USA Today bestseller, The Marriage Bargain, from the Indulgence line at Entangled. She has also written a children's book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story about a shelter dog, "A Life Worth Living." All of her books are available at her website or Amazon.

Stalking is highly encouraged!
Twitter: @jenniferprobst



Maria D. said...

Great character interview! I can see why Rafe is a review - I have to add this mini series in the 1Night Stand series to my buy list.

Jennifer Probst said...

Thanks so much for the awesome review and hosting me today! Yes, I agree I could have gone a lot longer with word count but maybe that will only challenge me with the next two. I am playing with some ideas to round out the series and I'll def make them longer!! Thanks again!

Christina said...

Rafe was a breath of fresh air! Loved the interview. We have the same " favorite word!" ;) 1NightStand books are a MUST!! Just wish they were longer :( Jennifer you know I love you! More! More!

Landry Breaux said...

I haven't read any of your books yet but the story of Rafe and Summer looks too good to pass up! I find the storyline intriguing & full of potential!!! Can't wait to read it!

Under the Covers said...

Great review! Sounds interesting!! Not many books out there with a Dominatrix and a male submissive.


Harlie Reader said...

I loved the first two books in the series. Can't wait to read yours, Rafe. Nothing wrong with being a submissive in bed. Sometimes it can be freeing. ;)


Nikki said...

Wow, Rafe gets right to the point, doesn't he? :) Great interview, I enjoyed this!


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