Monday, March 3, 2014

Blog Tour and Character Interview: Enjoy Your Stay by Carmen Jenner

Title: Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown #2)
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Release Date: March 3, 2014

*Book two in the Sugartown Series!* The last thing Holly Harris expected was to wind up nineteen, knocked-up, and all alone. When Coop left to pursue his dreams of becoming a rock god, he left a tiny piece of him behind. Holly wishes he hadn’t. Jackson wishes he hadn’t. Jackson Rowe tried filling the void his family left by drinking, screwing around, and leaving a string of heartbroken women in his wake. Moving back to Sugartown should have been easy, but he hadn’t counted on the fact his sometimes attraction to Holly would still be alive and kicking—and he sure as hell hadn’t counted on her being pregnant with another man’s baby. They drive one another crazy, and yet they can’t stay away. When old flames resurface, and even older wounds are torn open, can two people so similar make it work? Or will their stubbornness only drive them further apart? *Content Warning. Intended for a mature 18+ audience. Contains angst, a crap-tonne of profanity, short-tempered Australian wildlife, and some very pregnant sex.  

Three Chicks Interview Jackson and Holly

When Carmen offered to let us ask Holly and Jackson a few questions we knew we were in for a whole lot of crazy and they didn't disappoint!

Three Chicks:  How is Pepper changing your lives?

Holly: Well there’s a lot less time for sleep.

Jack: Or anything bed related, really.

Holly: She’s amazing though, she’s just this happy kid that’s never really fazed by anything. I mean, I know she’s still a tiny baby, and all they do is sleep and feed—

Jack:  And shit.

Holly: Yes, and that. But she teaches me so much. Every day I’m learning more about her, and more about myself that I never knew.

Jack: She makes life complete, you know? I never thought I’d feel that way about another person, now I feel that way about two people. They’re my whole world.

Holly: *wipes tear from the corner of her eye* You are so getting laid when we get back to the hotel.

Jack: *smirks* I didn’t say it for that. I said it because I meant it. Every word. But since you offered, I won’t turn down a vacation romp. Or a blowjob, for that matter.

Holly: You always did say the sweetest things, Jack.

Three Chicks:  Jack, how is the furniture making business coming along?

Jack: Rowe’s Wood is huge!

Holly: Oh my god, would you quit it with that joke already? It was funny for all of five minutes. Now it’s just annoying.

Jack: Hey, it’s damn funny. It’s also true. My wood is in big demand, B.I.G.

Holly: The business is going well. And Jack gets to play with his wood all day, so of course he’s happy about that.

Jack: *leans in and whispers in Holly’s ear* I’d rather you play with my wood all day.

Holly: *rolls eyes* Of course you would.

Three Chicks:  Holly, are you still working with Ana at Belle’s? Who watches the baby while you’re at work?

Holly: Of course. The place is busier than it’s ever been. And because Jack’s shop is right next door we take turns in having Pepper throughout the day. She’s still very much in the sleep-all-day baby stage, but it amazes me how adaptable she is. My kid rocks.   

Three Chicks:  Are wedding bells in your future? How about more kids?

Jack: Definitely.

Holly: *arches brows and squeaks* Ex-squeeze me?

Jack: Maybe? *shrugs*

Holly: You don’t think we should talk this out before you announce to the world that we plan on doing both of those things?

Jack: I just thought it seemed like the next step.

Holly: The next step? In what your 12 step man-whores anonymous group?

Jack: *frowns* You don’t wanna do those things with me?

Holly: Well sure, one day. But I was kinda hoping for more of a proposal than, “hey let’s get hitched and you can push out lots of babies while I work on my wood”.

Jack: *grins* See? I knew someday I’d find that one romantic bone in your body.

Holly: Keep talking Jackarse, let’s see if you can find my bitch switch and permanently set it to chew-you-out mode.   

Three Chicks:  Jack, why did you pretend to forget what you said to Holly before the accident?

Jack: You know, she asks me this all the time.

Holly: Well that’s because if you hadn’t been such a jackarse and denied what you’d said, we could have been screwing like bunnies before now.

Jack: We already did screw like bunnies, Hols. Me being a Jackarse never interfered with that.

Holly: True. Though, it does kinda make me want to hurt you a little.

Jack: *Smirks* I love it when you talk dirty to me. *Lisa clears throat* Right, back to the question. I wasn’t sure I was ready for that kind of responsibility. I knew I loved her, but I didn’t think it was fair to dive in and make promises I couldn’t keep. So instead of being an adult about it, I took an out and kinda fucked up.

Holly: His heart was in the right place, though I guess if we’d figured out our shit a lot sooner…well we’re back to the bunny conversation again.  

Three Chicks:  Jack, why did you call Chelcie every week? Would you have told Holly about that at some point?

Jack: OK, I want to be really clear about this. Chelcie and I are just friends. Sure, once upon a time I used to love her, and we never had any problems in the bedroom, or the bathroom, or the—*Holly elbows Jack in the ribs* Oomph. Ouch. What the fuck, Hols?

Holly: She didn’t ask your favourite position Jackarse. She asked why you hadn’t told me about calling Chelcie. *arches brow and folds arms across her chest* Which—come to think of it—is a really good question.

Jack: I didn’t think it was an issue. I love Chec, but I haven’t been in love with her for a long time. I knew she was doing it tough after we broke up, and then after I left, she kinda had no one. I still call her every week. She’s family.

Holly: *Shrugs off wide-eyed looks from Lisa* I actually kinda like the girl, you know, after she retracted her claws from my Jackarse, that is. Sometimes if he’s not around, I’ll be the one to call her, or she’ll call me.

Jack: Yeah, that’s not awkward for me … at all.     

Three Chicks:  You guys have been having wild monkey sex with each other since you were in your teens, what’s the wildest thing the two of you have ever done?

Jack: This one time she let me stick it—*winces from another elbow to the ribs* Would you stop doing that? I’m gonna end up with bruises all over that you’ll have to kiss better.

Holly: Yes, and you’d just hate very second of that, wouldn’t you?

Jack: Well, what am I allowed to tell them?

Holly: Let’s just say it involves copious amounts of booze, a nudie run through a canefield, Nutella and a set of handcuffs.

Jack: The police may, or may not, have gotten involved at some point.
*Jack and Holly share a secret smile*

Holly: Good times.
Three Chicks:  Will you get another dog?

Jack: Yes.

Holly: No.*Laughs at Jack’s puppy dog eyes* Maybe.

Jack: *winks at Jen*  I always win.

Holly: Yes, Jack. You’ll go down in history as the winner for everything for always, and then you’ll return to the real world, where no one cares.

Three Chicks:  Has Pep been back to visit you?

Holly: He has. He stops through every week on his run from Brisbane to Sydney, and if he gets given another route he calls to check up on us, or we call him and Sandra. Just between us, I think he’s planning on abducting Ana and taking her home to show the missus how to bake.

Jack: *laughs* that’d go over well with Sandy.

Holly: I know. That woman is hard arse. She’s my new lady love crush.

Three Chicks:  Who do you think your boss, Carmen,  will write about next? Chelcie, Coop? Any ideas?

Jack: Who bloody knows? That bitch is crazy.

Holly: Would you shut up please? She might kill you off.

Jack: I know who I’d like her to kill off, and it’s not Chelc.

Holly: Actually, I think Ana and Elijah are doing some sort of novella thing next. But after that anyone is fair game, I guess.

Thanks for hanging out a bit with us. We're sure you have a couple of things...*clears throat*  that you want to do after this..*wink wink*

Buy the Book
Welcome To Sugartown (Sugartown #1)
Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown #2)

About the Author
CarmenCarmen Jenner is a thirty-something author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.
She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.
While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though. If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for having us on your blog, Ladies! It was awesome! And thanks for participating in the tour! =D


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