Friday, August 21, 2015

Jack Gets His Man Blog Tour #Interview with D.E. Haggerty #Mystery #giveaway

Welcome to the blog tour for Jack Gets His Man. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below the interview. The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Jack Gets His Man
by D. E. Haggerty



Everything seems to be going well in Jack’s life. His store is busy making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. The new bookkeeper at the store discovers things aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the store accounts. Jack’s bestie and his knitting group fancy themselves detectives and jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from Mission: Impossible, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.


Excerpt One:

The first candidate arrived promptly at 9:30 or at least his mom did. Danny ushered an elderly lady with a stern bun into Jack’s office and made a hasty retreat.

Jack just stared at her until Izzy cleared her throat and poked him in the ribs. “I’m sorry,” she said when Jack kept staring. “We were expecting someone named Fred. Is that you?”

The woman looked first at Jack and then at Izzy. “Of course that’s not me,” she snapped. “What kind of name is Fred for a woman?”

“Er.. um,” Izzy stumbled. “Do you know where Fred is?”

The woman rolled her eyes and harrumphed. “He’s in the bathroom. He always gets nervous at interviews.”

“Um. Okay,” Izzy was quick to respond when she saw Jack opening his mouth. Knowing Jack nothing appropriate was coming out of his mouth at the moment. “Can you have a seat outside while we conduct the interview?” Izzy could do prim and proper when necessary.

The woman gave Izzy the evil eye before turning on her heel and walking out. They never saw Fred.

Jack was licking his fingers when Danny ushered in the next candidate. “Hi!,” the enthusiastic candidate nearly shouted. “I’m Tim!” That part was definitely shouted.

Jack and Izzy stood to shake the man’s hand. He swayed a bit as he leaned forward. Jack took a sniff, but didn’t smell anything untoward. Tim collapsed in his seat while Jack stared at his hand in disgust. Tim’s hands were sweaty. Jack’s mouth pulled tight in a grimace and his nose scrunched in disgust.

“So Tim. Why do you want this job?” Izzy’s voice was overly enthusiastic in an attempt to bring Tim’s attention to her so he wouldn’t see Jack’s grimace. She need not have bothered. Tim had leaned back in the chair and closed his eyes. When he didn’t respond, Izzy snapped her fingers. “Tim?”

“Huh? What?” He started.

“Have you been drinking?” Jack didn’t even bother to ask in a polite manner.

Tim shrugged. “Just a tiny drink to settle my nerves.”

Jack stood. “Okay. Thanks a lot for coming. We’ll be in touch.”

Tim looked confused but managed to struggle to his feet and lurch out of the door. Izzy was giggling uncontrollably by the time Jack sat back down. He snorted. “At least this isn’t boring.”

An Interview with D.E. Haggerty, 

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a youthful troublemaker stuck in a middle-aged woman’s body. I mostly stay out of trouble at the moment because the police powers of the Turkish police scare the pants off of me. That and I have no idea what’s going on most of the time as I don’t speak the language and frankly can’t get a grasp on it despite speaking four other languages. Oh and I’m on a total health kick right now, which means I work out at least five days a week and the rest of the time my muscles are too sore and I’m too exhausted to get into trouble. *Sighs*

What do you do when you are not writing?
I play tennis, run much slower than I would like, and try to adopt every stray dog within a 5-mile radius.  I also enjoy traveling to exotic locales, singing off key, watching movies and reading books like they are going out of style. When I’m not on some crazy health kick, I drink adult beverages and think I can dance.

Do you have a day job as well?
Not anymore. *Shouts in glee* I’m in the extremely lucky position of being able to afford to not ‘work’ at the moment.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I finished my first book while traveling in an old-fashioned yellow school bus to middle school. I can’t tell you when I started writing stories, just that I’ve always done so. I think I ran out of books to read. There’s only so many times you can re-read your mother’s Harlequin romances before you search for another literary outlet.

Where do you get your ideas?
I have a muse that whispers book and story ideas into my head as I sleep. I forget most of them by the time I wake, find my glasses and stumble into my office. Sometimes, though, I remember and a book is born.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Of course! Despite evidence to the contrary, in the end, I’m only human.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
You know I can! Jack Gets His Man is the second book in the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives series. Don’t worry it’s a standalone. I hate cliffhangers and wouldn’t do that to readers. Anyway, Jack’s in a bit of a pickle as someone is stealing from his store. His friends, Izzy and the Gray-Haired Knitting Detectives, are all over that! In the meantime, they take it upon themselves to find Jack love as well. It’s a light and (hopefully) funny M/M romantic comedy.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but think I’m a European. After spending my senior year of high school in Germany, I developed a bad case of wanderlust that is yet to be cured. My flying Dutch husband and I have lived in Ohio, Virginia, the Netherlands, Germany and now Istanbul. We still haven’t decided if we want to settle down somewhere – let alone where. Although I’ve been a military policewoman, a commercial lawyer, and a B&B owner, I think with writing I may have finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up. That’s assuming I ever grow up, of course. Between tennis, running, traveling, singing off tune, drinking entirely too many adult beverages, and reading books like they are going out of style, I write articles for a local expat magazine and various websites, review other indie authors’ books, write a blog about whatever comes to mind and am working on my sixth book.

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The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

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D.E. Haggerty said...

Thanks for hosting my blog tour today. I had fun with the interview (I think you can tell)

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Debby said...

This book sounds like fun. I can't wait to read it,

Victoria Alexander said...

This has been an awesome blog tour, I've enjoyed reading the excerpts and interviews!

Thanks for sharing :)

Rita said...

I liked the interview.

Betty Woodrum said...

Great excerpt and interview~I really enjoyed learning about you and your book! Thank you for a great post and contest~fun book tour!