Cocky Confessions: Jeana Mann’s hero, Jack from Intoxicated

 

Intoxicated NEW-72dpi-1500x2000 (1)Today’s Cocky Confession’s interview is with Jeana Mann’s hero, Jack Jameson. Tell us a little about yourself.

Hey, thanks for having me today. I’m happy to be here. As you know, I’m the hero of Intoxicated, the first book in the Felony Romance series. I’m a hard-drinking, fun-loving guy and I’ve spent most of my adulthood avoiding commitment and charming the panties off the girls who come into my bar. ‘Live hard, die young, leave a good-looking corpse’ has always been my motto.

What do you do for a living?

I manage a couple of bars – Jameson’s Pub during the day and Felony Bar at night. Have you heard of Felony? It’s a heavy metal club on the east side of the city. You should drop by sometime. Drinks are on me.

Sounds great, Jack’s my favorite brand, no pun intended. How did you meet your love interest in Intoxicated? Love the title BTW.

That would be Ally Taylor. The first time she walked into my bar I couldn’t take my eyes off of her. She had a boyfriend back then. Man, was he a douche. The day he dumped her was the luckiest day of my life. Usually girls fall all over me, but Ally was different. She’s wicked smart and a hundred times better than I deserve. I thank God every day that she’s mine.

Tell us something no one would believe about you? Large or small.

What is it with you women and size? (Raises an eyebrow before laughing.) I’m six feet six inches tall. Most people would never believe that I was a premature baby and extremely small for my age until I hit middle school. Then I shot up practically overnight. As for large or small – I wear a size 14 shoe. You do the math.

That being said. *clears throat* What’s one thing your lover or potential lover can do to totally turn you on?

Cook for me. There is something about watching a woman prepare food for me that is so sensuous…well, let’s just say that sometimes dinner gets burned.

Other than watching a woman be creative in the kitchen, do you have a fetish? If so, what is it?

Not so much a fetish as an obsession. It’s the back of a woman’s knee. The skin there is extremely sensitive and to touch a woman there can be very intimate if you do it in the right way. Every woman makes a different kind of sound when I stroke that spot. I could show you, if you want. (Breaks into a boyish smile, complete with dimples.)

*fans face* You are a charmer! Do you rely on your physical prowess or your intelligence to attract a lover?

Most girls come on to me so it was never a matter of attracting someone. Until I met Ally, that is. And to be honest, my past relationships have been all about hooking up and moving on. Yeah, guys, I know. You’re thinking that sounds great. But I can tell you from experience that it gets old after a while.

What’s something you’ve done that could have landed you in prison?

Just one thing? (His brown eyes twinkle with mischief.) Back in the day, I ran the streets of Chicago, and let’s just say that I’m not exactly proud of what I did. Probably the most exciting thing I did was boost cars for a chop shop. These days I’m happy to just sling drinks and keep my nose clean.

Such a bad boy. So, where did you lose your virginity?

Uh, well, that would’ve been in the chemistry lab at my high school. Miss Feldman was her name. Man, was she hot. Every guy in school had a crush on her. She was a student aid from the local college. I didn’t even like chemistry but I took it anyway because of her. Let’s just say that I needed a lot of tutoring that semester.

*Grabs glass of ice water and chugs* Au um…moving on to a safer topic, who’s your best buddy? What do you guys do when bromancing?

That would have to be Randy McKenzie. We’ve been friends since we were kids. Back then we spent our time smoking cigarettes behind the school and chasing girls. He’s the only guy who ever kicked my ass and got away with it. Not a whole lot has changed, I guess. Except he’s bigger and uglier and he still kicks my ass when I need it. That’s the mark of a true friend. Love ya, dude!

Is there a specific body type, hair, or eye color that normally attracts you?

Are you asking me to narrow that down? Wow. That’s a difficult question. To be honest, I like ‘em all. Big, tall, fat, small. You know, some of the best sex I ever had was with a girl they called Big Betty. She was six feet tall and two hundred pounds, but she loved sex and she was really good at it. So, to the men out there, show some love to the big girls. You have no idea what you’re missing. As for Ally, she’s perfect in every way to me, and it has nothing to do with her appearance. It’s the way she looks at me that melts my heart. (He looks serious for a moment then grins.) But she does have the most awesome rack I’ve ever seen.

You women you hear that! Do you have a sexual fantasy that your lover would never agree to?

Funny you should ask that question. I’ve had that discussion with Ally a lot, and to tell the truth we’re having some issues in that department. And because I prefer to sleep in her bed tonight and not on the couch, I’m going to leave it at that.

What do you believe is your most attractive feature?

Most women love my dimples. (He smiles in demonstration.) But I think it’s my hair. I just had it cut. (He runs his hand through the glossy black strands.) What do you think?

All of the above, plus I have a thing for eyes and yours are a sexy chocolate. Anyway, how do you stay fit?

I run – a lot. It’s the only thing that sets my head straight. I like to run every morning for at least an hour. The best time is early in the morning before people are out, after the bar closes. I take pride in staying fit. Women spend a lot of time making themselves look good for us guys. The least we can do is return the favor.

A marathon man. I’m sure Ally appreciates your stamina. *winks* If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I wouldn’t change one damn thing because everything I’ve done has led me to Ally.

Fair Enough. What’s your method of travel, motor vehicle, motorcycle, horse, etc., and is it special to you?

I had a Harley for a while. That rocked. My priorities have changed since I met Ally, so I sold it. I also have an old pickup that belonged to my dad before he died. I’ll never get rid of that. I’m not too into material things. As long as I can get where I’m going, I’m good.

Do you have a hobby?

No time for hobbies. Managing two bars takes up all my spare time. They don’t run themselves, you know? Even though I like to have fun, I work very hard and I’m good at my business.

Your most comfy article of clothing?

I’m more about style than comfort, but I’ve got a pair of battered red cowboy boots that I wear a lot. I won them in a poker game from a rodeo rider when I lived in Texas.

No kidding. Bet you’d look good in chaps, too…name a favorite article of clothing to remove from your lover?

That’s easy. Panties. It’s like unwrapping the most excellent present. Some people just rip the wrapping off, but I like to take my time and build the anticipation. I don’t know why people try to rush it. Getting there is half the fun, right?

*Sips more ice water* What intrigues you most about your lover?

It’s her big green eyes. Turbulent. Stubborn. Complicated. It’s all inside those fascinating eyes. There is so much going on inside that head of hers, and I can never figure it out. Maybe someday she’ll trust me enough to share it all.

What does she do that drives you crazy?

Oh my god. The girl is a major control freak. If even one thing is out of place, she can’t rest until I move it back. The other day I moved a side table to the opposite end of the couch and I thought she was going to flip out. Don’t tell her, but sometimes I do it on purpose just to rile her up. (He grins) Makeup sex is the best.

*raises eyebrows* Do you have a secret no one knows? Can you tell, or will it be a spoiler.

I’ve got a huge secret but you’ll have to read Intoxicated to find that out.

Thanks Jack you’ve been thoroughly charming and I bet readers can’t wait to get their hands on you―I mean your book.

Excerpt

She didn’t want to believe him, but one look into his dark eyes and she had no doubt that he spoke the truth. Eyes like that didn’t lie. The clarity of their brown depths spoke volumes about his sincerity. He stared back at her with one eyebrow cocked as if daring her to challenge his answer. She cleared her throat and tried to look away but couldn’t. No, if there was one thing she knew for certain, Jack didn’t lie. He didn’t need to.

She shook her head to break the spell. A few more minutes of his heated chocolate stare and she’d be flat on her back with her legs in the air. Then the office gossips really would have something to talk about. “Thanks for lunch.”

“We aren’t done yet.” He glanced at the brass and mahogany grandfather clock behind her. “I still have another ten minutes of your time.” She stood and he rose with her, a lithe and graceful motion. “You want to know what I think?”

“Does it matter? I’m sure you’re going to tell me anyway.” She took a step backward and he moved with her, herding her backwards in a seductive dance until the backs of her thighs came up against the desk, so close that her skin prickled with a sudden rush of heat.

“I think that if you were really into Brian, you would’ve made the time for him. I think that you’re secretly relieved to be free of him and feeling guilty about it. I think that deep down inside you’re dying to break out of this cage you’ve built for yourself with someone who knows how to give a girl what she needs.”

Jeana Mann is the author of sizzling hot contemporary romance. Her debutJeana Manne release Intoxicated was a First Place Winner of the 2013 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest. She is a member of Romance Writers’ of America (RWA), Crossroads Romance Writers, Indiana RWA, and Celtic Heart RWA.

Jeana was born and raised in Indiana where she lives today with her two crazy rat terriers Mildred and Mabel. She graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Speech and Hearing, something totally unrelated to writing. When she’s not busy dreaming up steamy romance novels, she loves to travel anywhere and everywhere. Over the years she climbed the ruins of Chichen Iza in Mexico, snorkeled along the shores of Hawaii, sailed around Jamaica, ate gelato on the steps of the Pantheon in Rome, and explored the ancient city of Pompeii. More important than the places she’s been are the people she has met along the way.

Be sure to connect with Jeana on Facebook or follow along on Twitter for the latest news regarding her upcoming releases.

cocky confessions_tealI’m a bit jealous of all of Jeana’s travels! Thank you so much for letting Jack pop in. I’m reading Intoxicated now and can’t wait to find out his secret! If you’d like your hero to sit in the Cocky Confessions hot seat, message me on Facebook or contact me through the website. DJ

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