Category Archives: Cocky Confessions

Cocky Confessions – Garrett from Sarah Hegger’s Sweet Bea

cocky confessions_teal

Sweet BeaToday I’m interviewing Garrett of Sarah Hegger’s upcoming historical, Sweet Bea, which is set in early thirteenth century London. It’s a pleasure to meet you, Garrett. Thanks for coming along, Sarah. We might need some translation.

Garrett, please tell us who is your love interest and how you met?

Beatrice is my love and we met when I sought her out. I had this notion of using her as an instrument of my revenge.

Oh, my. What’s does she do that totally turns you on?

I do not understand your meaning. A moment, while I ask my author.
Ah, what does she do to make me desire her? She has the roundest most glorious ass. Truly, ‘tis like two apples in a sack.

We call that an apple butt today. Tell our audience something no one would believe about you? Large or small.

Lady, there is nothing small about me, but I will tell you that I carry a small pouch about my neck and in it is a hair ribbon my mother wore. It is all I have of her now.

Nothing small, huh…**Clears throat** I see. Name one thing you’d never tell your lover?

I conceal from her the depth of my anger with her father. It would only sadden her and I like to see my Sweet Bea smile.

So protective. Do you have a fetish? If so, what is it?

Fetish? A moment to confer, again.
I am not that way, lady. I did know a man, who had an unnatural fondness for sheep ***hasty whispering from author*** Um, not what you meant? Then, nay.

*Snickers* Do you rely on your physical prowess or your intelligence to attract a lover?

A true man relies on both, lady. A comely form without a keen mind will not keep a lady interested for long. And a sharp mind without certain physical prowess will give her a wandering eye.

Which leads to my next question, where were you when you lost your virginity?

In a stable. I had straw in my braies for days following. It was worth it.

Sounds kinda romantic. Have you ever done something that could have landed you in prison?

I have never occupied a dungeon or been sent to the stocks or any other such unpleasantness. Why do you ask? On whose behalf are you asking these questions?
Who is this Internet? I know of no such lord.

We have a few lords similar to Internet. There’s Facebook, Twitter…moving on; who’s your best buddy? What do you guys do when bromancing?

Bromancing??? Verily, are you certain you are not addled?
What sort of men do you have in your time?

It’s a slang term, but I’m more interested to know if there’s a specific body type, hair, or eye color that attracts you? Does your current lover meet your criteria?

I like a ripe armful of woman and, aye, Beatrice is all that I could desire. She has flaxen hair and eyes that are a curious mixture of green and blue. I did not think her beautiful when I first met her. But she has this mysterious way of growing on a man, until you cannot remember a time when you did not think her the fairest woman you ever laid eyes on.

Awww, that’s sweet for a big guy to say. If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

I would make it so my mother never had to become a whore. It killed her in the end and a slow and painful death it was to watch.

How sad. I sense you still miss her. What intrigues you most about your Sweet Bea?

I am never entirely sure what she is thinking.

What do she do that drives you crazy?

I am never entirely sure what she is thinking.

*Lifts eyebrow* It seems men haven’t changed much in the last few hundred years. Do you have a secret no one knows? Can you tell us or will it be a spoiler.

I do. After Beatrice and I meet we–
*hasty whispering from author*
She says I am not to tell you. Verily, the women of your time are most commanding and the men are fearsome strange. Bromancing?

I’d like to thank Garrett and Sarah for visiting today and I hope you’ll check out the soon to be published Sweet Bea.

BLURB: Sweet Bea

Is anything sweeter than revenge?

In a family of remarkable people, ordinary Beatrice strives to prove herself worthy. When her family is threatened with losing everything, she rushes to London to save them. Unfortunately, she chooses as her savior the very man who will see her family brought low.


Garrett has sworn vengeance on Sir Arthur of Anglesea for destroying his life when he was a boy and forcing his mother into prostitution for them to survive. He has chosen as his instrument Sir Arthur’s youngest daughter, Beatrice.

Can Beatrice’s goodness teach Garrett that love, not vengeance, is the greatest reward of all?


And in case you were wondering about Sarah Hegger, here’s the official Sarah Hegger B&W_Dversion:

Born British and raised in South Africa, Sarah Hegger suffers from an incurable case of wanderlust. Her match? A hot Canadian engineer, whose marriage proposal she accepted six short weeks after they first met. Together they’ve made homes in seven different cities across three different continents (and back again once or twice). If only it made her multilingual, but the best she can manage is idiosyncratic English, fluent Afrikaans, conversant Russian, pigeon Portuguese, even worse Zulu and enough French to get herself into trouble.

Mimicking her globe trotting adventures, Sarah’s career path began as a gainfully employed actress, drifted into public relations, settled a moment in advertising, and eventually took root in the fertile soil of her first love, writing. She also moonlights as a wife and mother.

She currently lives in Draper, Utah with her teenage daughters, two Golden Retrievers and aforementioned husband. Part footloose buccaneer, part quixotic observer of life, Sarah’s restless heart is most content when reading or writing books.

She is always delighted to hear from you. Sarah can be reached at any and all of the following places:

Hope you enjoyed this week’s edition of Cocky Confessions.  If you have a hero (published or pre-published) willing to share his secrets, contact me on the ABOUT page or message me on Facebook. DJ

Cocky Confessions with Coop of Cursed be the Wicked!

cocky confessions_teal

Cursed be the Wicked final-1Today we have  Cooper Shaw, from Cursed be the Wicked in the hot seat. By the way, it’s on sale for 99c for a limited time on Amazon.

Thanks for having Coop and me, Dani!

Welcome, I’m excited to have you and J.R. Let’s get started.

Tell us about your love interest and how did you meet?

Her name is Finnley Pierce, but she might hurt you in some way or another, if you call her by her full name. So to most people she goes by Finn. I met her when I came back to Salem, Mass for a job I was on. She was working behind the desk of a B&B I stopped at for the night and nearly made me want to high tail it out of town right then and there. She also made me want to stay in the worst way possible.

I love unusual heroine names. Is there something no one would believe about you? Large or small.

My mother was a witch. So is my girlfriend. I think.

Got me there! What’s the one thing you’d never tell your lover?

HA! Like I could get away with not telling Finn anything. That woman has an intuition like I’ve never heard of before.

Do you rely on your physical prowess or your intelligence to attract a lover?

Heh. I think my sparkling personality and quick wit could only ever attract one person. And who knows why she puts up with me.

I’m sure she has her reasons 😉 So let’s dig deeper. Name something you’ve done that could have landed you in prison?

I nearly killed an old ex-BFF of my mother’s once. Twice, technically. Had he been the type of guy to press charges, I think there’s an excellent chance that I could have spent a good amount of time behind bars.

In deed. Well, he probably deserved your wrath. Moving on, what do you believe is your most attractive feature?

I mentioned my sparkling personality right? It’s addictive. Really.

You’re winning me over already.  Are you sure you don’t have some special powers?  If you could change one thing in your life, what would it be?

Once upon a time I might have answered that question by saying I wish I’d have paid more attention when I was younger to the things and people around me. I might have even though I could’ve made a difference had that been the case. But I’d be wrong.

Today I can honestly say, I wouldn’t change a thing.

You’re a smart man to know that.  Let’s go back to your lover. Is there a favorite piece of clothing you like to remove from her?

Those damned short skirts she likes to wear. Definitely those.

Oh my. And have you taken her to an interesting place in one of those skirts?

How about the most interesting place she’s even taken me?

It was this old church out in some forgotten woods around Salem. She told me this story about a witch that ran it and the lover that built it for her. Ironic, a witch running a church, but it’s not what you think. Honest. The parallels between that story and my mother’s was . . . unsettling. I still visit it sometimes though. Nostalgia I guess.

Whooa….and the hottest thing she’s ever said to you?

The question here is, what hasn’t Finn said that wasn’t hot? The woman knows how to make my head spin, that’s for sure.

So what intrigues you most about her?

Her insight. I’d love to know the inner workings of her mind, sometime.

There’s got to be something she does that drives you crazy?

She keeps secrets from me . . . about myself. I mean I get it, she doesn’t want me to know until it’s time for me to know and I can know without freaking out, yeah, yeah, yeah, but still. Crazy.

What about  you? Do you have a secret one no one knows? Can you tell it or will it be a spoiler.

Woman, I have secrets I didn’t even know about. *winks*

Coop, you’re a hoot!  Thanks for taking the heat!

Check our J.R. Richardson’s Cursed be the Wicked

Cooper Shaw lives his life under a pen name and enjoys the anonymity it provides during his journeys across the globe as a seasoned writer for a travel magazine. When his job lands him in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts to cover the famous Festival of the Dead, he soon realizes that he can’t stay invisible forever as he faces ghosts from a past he’s been trying to forget ever since he left.
The city holds nothing but bad memories for Coop until he meets a quirky young woman with an old soul and curious insights by the name of Finnley Pierce. While she acts as his tour guide through a town he thought he knew, Finn helps him unearth the truth of his childhood and might even begin to open up his heart.
By unraveling the mystery of his father’s murder, Coop may finally accept who he is, where he came from, and perhaps even realize what he wants for his future.


J.R. Richardson: GetAttachment
I’m a writer of stories and lover of life.
I grew up in Maryland with four siblings, three parents and an endless number of cousins within the vicinity. Today I live in Florida with my two girls and a husband that shares my same sense of humor and basic take on life as we know it.
Life is too short to put dreams on the back burner.
I’ve always loved writing, and always enjoy a good mystery. In 2012, I wrote Cursed be the Wicked, a character driven, paranormal mystery romance that was picked up by Soul Mate Publishing and released in March of 2014. Since publishing Cursed, I’ve also written a couple of short stories and am currently working on a romantic comedy that I hope to get out to the public soon.
If you give any of my stories a read, I hope you enjoy them, and may you have some fun.





Hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s Cocky Confessions. If your hero can take the heat, send me a message on the About page through the contact like or message me on Facebook.