So, ladies, take a seat, settle in, and let Jack entertain you for a spell.
Jack Girard is a former SEAL and current owner of Bad Ass Catamarans. He is the hero in KaLyn Cooper’s newest release Christmas in Cancun.
Q - Today I’d like to welcome Jack Girard to the virtual Hottie Seat.
Jack – Pleasure to be here ma’am. ~~he casually lowers his powerful body into the overstuffed red chair and props his ankle on a knee~~
Q - ~~turning complete, undivided attention to the modern day Adonis with sun-streaked hair that’s just a little too long, bright white smile with a slightly crooked eye tooth, and that cocky attitude of I-can-handle-anything in his arctic blue eyes flecked with green.~~
Let’s start with an easy question, you walk into a bar, what drink do you order?
Jack – Beer, draught.
Q - Tell me Jack, what do you think surprises readers most about you?
Jack – People look at me and see the former Navy SEAL. Yeah, I’ve done things in real life that most men only do in a video game. I have a box full of medals for missions that I can never talk about. But I’m just a man, albeit highly trained. I want the same things in life as other men, a job that’s fun and interesting, and a good wife and children to come home to. ~~The hard planes of his face soften, and the green in his eyes intensifies.~~
Q – After all the women you’ve had in your bed, why the demure anthropologist Jillian?
Jack - She’s beautiful. Inside and out. She always puts Addison, her two-year-old daughter, first in her life. Jillian is strong, but she doesn’t know it. ~~He slides me a warning look~~ Before her, those other women, it was just sex. Jillian taught me about love.
Q - And where is your favorite place to…love…her?
Jack - ~~a grin tugs at the corners of his mouth~~ A flat surface.
Q – ~~forcing herself to the next question on the list~~ What’s with the Mayan idols and a Virgin Mary that’s underwater? Really?
Jack – Yes. Really. On the Island of Women, which is about seven miles off Cancun, golden idols to the Maya goddesses stood for centuries in a temple. Everyone, except my grandfather, thought they’d been stolen by the Conquistadores. There is a Virgin Mary on the coral reef near the north end. It’s a popular snorkeling and diving spot. We take tourists there all the time.
Q – So for four centuries no one looked for them?
Jack – Oh, they looked, I’m sure. Gold is a treasure hunters’ dream and not everyone wanted to find them for their historical value. My grandmother was of Mayan ancestry. Gramps wanted them for the museum.
Q – Heard you ran into a little trouble during your search.
Jack - I don’t want to talk about that.
Q - ~~nodding with understanding, she moved on~~ Do you consider yourself your author’s muse or bane of her existence?
Jack – Muse. Definitely. KaLyn Cooper grew up in a house filled with testosterone, an Alpha father and four Alpha brothers. Then she married Macho Marine. She knows men. It’s women who confound her most often. She only writes strong women because that’s all she knows.
Q – Have we seen the last of you, Jack?
Jack – Certainly not. KaLyn Cooper has a novella coming out in January and a couple more books next year as part of her “In Cancun” series.
Q – Thank you Jack for joining us today. ~~Turning back to the audience~~ It’s always interesting to put a hero in the Hottie Seat. Unfortunately, Jack Girard has got to run.
Book Title: Christmas in Cancun
Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research materials. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life. Although, after mourning her husband’s murder for two years, she’s ready for a man her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure isn't gold?
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KaLyn Cooper’s romances blend fact and fiction with blazing heat and heart-pounding suspense. Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination. She, her husband, and bird dog live in Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or on the river.
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Tag Lines/ Teasers
□ “Jack, it’s nice to finally meet you. Ji…Jimmy spoke of you often.” She hated when she stuttered over his name, but she’d said it so seldom in the past two years. The initial pain she’d felt every day, the loneliness every night, had quickly been replaced with exhaustion and work. Every now and again, it would catch her off guard. Like now.
□ Jack Girard was all man, more man than she could stand to be around. He was walled by a force field of male testosterone, and she wasn’t comfortable around men to begin with, but this man…well, she gulped hard. He flat-out made her nervous.
□ His brother.
Nothing left but ashes and memories. He closed his eyes to hold in the water that threatened to leak. He couldn’t cry. He had been a f***ing Navy SEAL. Every part of his body had been tested from his muscles to his fortitude to his brain. Every part except his heart.