Oh My Shelves is happy to host an excerpt, Interview and giveaway from author, Jessie G. on the release of her latest book, Talk Dirty to Me from The Devil’s Pride MC Series.
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Knowing what Gene needed before he actually asked was what made them a good team and his growing personal feelings aside, he believed they worked well together. Greg also knew Gene felt the same way because he never failed to show his appreciation. “Thanks, Sunshine, I knew I could count on you. So, tell me how the move to Tampa’s going?”
Greg sighed and leaned back in his chair to look at the ceiling. He had been working at the DC office since joining the agency and while he enjoyed the work, DC was a stressful place to live. He’d adapted just as he’d done when he went to MIT in Cambridge, but it wasn’t his first choice. When the request to transfer and be closer to the undercover operation he’d been devoting ninety percent of his time to came in, he jumped at it even though he questioned his superior’s motives.
But moving was stressful, fitting in with new coworkers more so, and doing both while keeping up with Gene’s needs was damn near exhausting. It was worth it, but he was more tired than he ever remembered being and none of that was Gene’s problem. As an undercover agent in an outlaw motorcycle club, he had more important things to worry about, so Greg downplayed the stress he’d been under. “Florida’s better than DC, that’s for sure.”
“But?” Gene asked knowingly and Greg sighed. He should have known better than to think he could bluff his answer. They’d been talking multiple times a day for almost a year. If there was anyone who could tell just by the tone of his voice what he was feeling, it was Gene.
“When I first got this assignment, it seemed odd that I wasn’t immediately transferred to a closer office. Not that location really mattered in the past, but our partnership was a first in the agency. Normally, undercover agents have full use of the entire Intelligence Division and everyone in ID works together so nothing falls through the cracks.” Maybe he was becoming more like Gene, because he was seeing shadows everywhere lately. “That didn’t happen and it obviously wasn’t necessary because I was able to do whatever you needed from DC. So why, out of nowhere, did Crockett and Stimer request me in the Tampa office? If they wanted me closer to your operation, why not Fort Myers or even the Miami office?”
Gene didn’t immediately respond and Greg knew he was choosing his words. Lately, they’d begun to wonder if someone within the agency, or any branch of law enforcement, was working with Durango. Crooked agents were an unfortunate fact of life and the more information he uncovered about Durango and the MC, the more things didn’t add up. Namely, putting an agent in what they had to know would be a long term undercover operation only to bitch about how long it was taking him to get the job done. It was like they were setting him up for failure and that didn’t sit well with Greg at all.
He was fully invested in doing the best job he could and that was only solidified by the growing personal feelings he was developing for Gene. The last thing Greg wanted was to see him get burned by the agency they both joined in the hopes of doing something good.
“I can hear those wheels turning from here, but we both know how dangerous it is for you to go poking around into Crockett or Stimer. You’re the new face in the office so you have no allies you can trust. If anyone catches wind of what you’re doing…”
“They won’t.” Greg wanted to sneer at the suggestion that he didn’t know how to cover his tracks. The only thing that stopped him was the knowledge that Gene cared about the risks he might be taking. That concern was a foreign concept that he didn’t know how to deal with. “I know how to hide a trail, Gene.”
“I don’t doubt your abilities for a second,” Gene assured, taking the wind out of any potential argument between them. “I just don’t want to see you get hurt. If Crockett or Stimer or someone else has a hidden agenda, you’ll find it in the work we’re already doing. You’re already cherry picking the information you put in the files, already deciding what they can and can’t be trusted with, right?”
“Yes,” Greg grudgingly admitted. He just didn’t know if those precautions were enough.
Gene chuckled at his tone. “You and I both know if they’re in any way involved in Durango’s business, if they’re doing anything to hinder the case, you’ll uncover it in the intelligence you’re already gathering. I know it’s not enough, but I’m already in play and there’s no way to step back now. If you go digging and someone catches wind of it, you paint a target on both our backs.”
Which was the only reason he hadn’t already gone digging and why he was coming clean now. The very last thing he wanted to do was make Gene’s job more dangerous than it already was. “Fine.”
Gene laughed at him again and he found himself pulling up a photo of the agent. It was unfair how good looking the man was. Tall, broad, scruffy, with piercing eyes and a strong chin, and lips made for doing sinful things. Gene was all of Greg’s weakness wrapped up in a hard body that made his fingers itch to touch.
A soft sigh and the sound of a bed creaking brought his attention back to their conversation. “I’m done thinking about this for tonight. Tell me something good before we hang up.”
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Today we’re very lucky to be interviewing Jessie G author of Talk Dirty to Me.
Hi Jessie, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
JG: Thanks for having me. I’m a 40-something wife and mother who has spent too many decades considering herself to be an aspiring writer. I let life’s obligations stand in my way and blamed it on a lack of inspiration. Once I let that roadblock go, the inspiration flooded in and the Sizzling Miami series was born.
That series spawned the Devils Pride MC series, which combines my love of bikers with my dream of writing into what I hope is of really steamy romantic suspense. Talk Dirty to Me features two DEA agents, one undercover and his partner in the Intelligence Division. They’ve worked together for five years, but have never met face to face and now that the time has come, they both have different ideas on how it will go.
OMS: Why do you write?
JG: Because I have an addiction to the written word that must be fed, so I do my part to keep the source plentiful. I used to joke that I write to avoid going crazy, but the truth is that yes, the characters are in my head and they make themselves known at all hours of the day or night. I don’t know if I’d go crazy if I ignored them, but I do know that it’s so much more fun to play with them.
OMS: Which of your books was the most difficult to write?
JG: The Protector was the most difficult book to write on a number of fronts. First, writing a character as damaged as Javier is never easy to begin with and I knew I didn’t want to magically fix him in the span of one novel. Second, bringing a third party into an established relationship was a huge risk. This was a couple many readers were rooting for and I was not going to fix everything and I was going to bring in a total stranger to support them. The sequel for that book is due out in the fall and I don’t think it will be any easier to write.
OMS: Give us an insight into your main character.
JG:Greg is my most relatable character. He’s self-sufficient, independent, successful in his career, but he also has self-esteem and body image issues. There isn’t a rippling muscle on his body, but that’s okay, Snake loves him just the way he is.
OMS: How much research do you do for your books?
JG: I’m researching all the time. Whether I’m looking up how-tos or talking to people in the field I’m writing about, I try to find out everything I can and then I fudge what I don’t like to suit my story. The only “facts” I stick to are my own series fact sheets so I can keep the continuity of the world I’m building.
OMS: Who designs your covers?
JG:My covers are designed by Andrew Reyna at Dynamic Craft Studios – I may have given birth to him 26 years ago.
Talk Dirty to Me by Jessie G
Series: Devils Pride MC
Release Date: March 7, 2016
Published By: Jessie G. Books
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As a secret agent for the DEA, Snake’s gone deep into Devils Pride MC with the hope of bringing down the head of Miami’s lucrative drug trade and finds himself saddled with the club’s volatile and secretive SA instead. Unfortunately, after years as partners doing shit neither of them wanted to do for reasons neither of them felt comfortable sharing, Snake considers Trick his best friend. Now he’ll do anything to repair the damage his own necessary lies did to their friendship because, while Trick may have walked away from the MC, Snake needs someone he trusts to have his back.
Meanwhile, Snake’s contact at the DEA has him tied up in knots. The sexy voice and inappropriate comments have him walking around with a permanent set of blue balls. Life undercover is lonely and he lives for every phone call, but his own personal Deep Throat is skittish about committing to a date once Snake returns to headquarters. As far as Snake’s concerned, they only have one shot to build something together and he’s not willing to waste it.
Greg knows he’s not Snake’s type, or anyone’s for that matter. Former love interests called him plain, chubby, and boring. More comfortable in his tech cave than with people, he’s a grade A nerd who isn’t exactly GQ material. Normally he would never be brave enough to flirt with anyone—much less the very hot and very dangerous ginger who’d been starring in his nightly fantasies—but Snake needed something to keep him from getting lost undercover. What started out as a helping hand quickly became an integral part of their relationship—if one could call a five year phone conversation a relationship—and Greg is terrified that once Snake’s sees the wizard behind the curtain, he’ll lose the only man he’s ever loved.
Now the DEA has called Snake home to plan the next stage of the mission, leaving Greg no more places to hide. When fantasy and reality collide, will it be everything Snake hopes for or everything Greg fears? The trick will be staying alive long enough to figure out the answer.
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