TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD Blog Tour: Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout + Giveaway


I’m thrilled to be one of two interview stops today on the TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD Blog Tour hosted by the publisher, Brazen (an Entangled Publishing imprint). I’ve been a long-time fan of the author and was so unbelievably excited to find out that she brought her fantastic writing to, and created some amazing characters for, contemporary romance.

TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD is more than a guilty pleasure read. The dynamic between the two main characters, Alana and Chandler, is electrically-charged. There is plenty of heat, but it doesn’t overpower the romance or the storyline. It strikes the right balance.

If you haven’t yet had the chance to meet any of the Gamble brothers, now is the perfect time. TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD is Chandler Gamble’s story and his and Alana’s story sizzles. Being introduced to this Gamble brother is sure to make you want to get to know more about the others.

Of course if you prefer to read a series in order, they’re super quick reads, and it won’t be long before you’ll meet Chandler. But if you don’t mind reading out of order, you can easily read this book out of sequence.

Alana and Chandler are both strong-willed, both adventurous, and both seemingly insatiable. So if you are looking for a story that is H.O.T. then you won’t be disappointed. And if you’d like a chance to win a copy, I’m giving away a few eBook copies below.

In addition to being able to help spread the word about TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD‘s release this week, I also got the chance to ask the author a few questions about the book and series. So if you’d like to know just a little bit more about which book in the series was the most challenging to write or why it was decided that Alana and Chandler would become a couple, check out the interview immediately below.

And just in case you hadn’t yet heard of this series, I included some information about each of the books a little bit further down in this post.

The Interview

Q. Which couple’s story in this series was your most challenging to write about and why?

Tempting the Bodyguard was the most challenging book in the series to write because Chandler and Alana are both such controlling characters. I had to try to find a balance between their personalities that would work within the story.

Q. What made you decide to bring Alana and Chandler together?

I thought bringing their personalities together would make them an exciting couple. It was fun for me to see how their individual and similar characteristics would mesh.

Q. More than his brothers, Chandler Gamble has all the qualities that make him the subject of many a female (and male) fantasy – both fictional and real. The eyes, the hair, the rockin’ bod – those abs – the job, the attitude….where was I going with this question? Oh yes… Had you always planned for him to be so very, definitely male – sexy as hell, protector, bad boy?

Yes, I always imagined Chandler to be the most protective and dominant Gamble brother. I just had to find the right female to fit his personality and I thought Alana would be a good match.

Q. Alana and Chandler have amazing chemistry. Sizzling, to be precise. On first glance they seem like complete opposites but they have certain characteristics in common. Would you say theirs is more an opposites attract or a soul mates type of connection?

Since Alana and Chandler both tend to be demanding and controlling, I don’t think of their relationship as opposites attract. But I don’t view them as having the soul mates type of connection either. I think they had to work for their relationship because of their similarities.

Q. Have you ever crushed on, fallen for, or drooled over any or all of your characters? Has it been hard to share them with the world?

I tend to write my male characters with qualities that I find sexy and attractive, so I really crush on all of them. I don’t find it hard to share them with the world because the whole point of writing for me is to share my characters and their stories. I’m happy to have readers crushing on my characters along with me.

About Tempting the Bodyguard

Tempting the Bodyguard cover

Title: TEMPTING THE BODY GUARD (Gamble Brothers #3)
Release date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 211
Formats: eBook


A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He can protect her from everyone except himself.

Alana Gore is in danger. A take-no-prisoners publicist, her way with people has made her more than a few enemies over the years, but a creepy stalker is an entirely different matter. She needs a bodyguard, and the only man she can ask is not only ridiculously hot, but reputed to have taste for women that goes beyond adventurous.

Chandler Gamble has one rule: don’t protect anyone you want to screw. But with Alana, he’s caught between his job and his increasingly hard libido. On one hand, Alana needs his help. On the other, Chandler wants nothing more than to take the hot volcano of a woman in hand. To make her writhe in pleasure, until she’s at his complete mercy.

She needs protection. He needs satisfaction. And the moment the line is crossed, all hell will break loose…


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

Armentrout, Jennifer

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.


Other Books in the Series

Tempting the Best ManTitle: TEMPTING THE BEST MAN (Gamble Brothers #1)
Release date: April 23, 2012
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 136
Formats: eBook, audio



A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’ll make him lose control…

Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother’s best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can’t stop bickering.

Forced together for her brother’s wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they’re forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of “accidents” as the family tries to prove their “spark” can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don’t strangle each other first…

Tempting the PlayerTitle: TEMPTING THE PLAYER (Gamble Brothers #2)
Release date: October 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Pages: 205
Formats: eBook, audio



A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s a player on and off the field…

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.

The Giveaway

What’s up for grabs

A Kindle eBook copy of TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD to five (5) winners.

  • Must be 18 or older to enter
  • Open to anyone who can accept Kindle eBook gifts from the US store
  • There will be FIVE winners
  • Giveaway ends on May 23rd at 11:59 p.m. Pacific
  • Winners will chosen by Random via Rafflecopter
  • Winners will be announced in the Rafflecopter and contacted by email
  • Winners will have 72 hours to respond

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The Tour Schedule

Week One

May 12th – Steamy Guys After Dark – Interview

May 12th – Smut Book Club – Review

May 13th – Stuck In Books – Review

May 14th – Once Upon a Twilight – Review

May 14th – BookHounds – Top 5

May 15th – Fiktshun – Interview

May 15th – Fiction Fare – Interview

May 16th – Mundie Moms Guilty Pleasures – Review

Week Two

May 19th – The Book Cellar – Top 5

May 21st – Ramblings From This Chick – Interview

May 21st – Love between the Sheets – Review

May 22nd – A Bookish Escape – Review

May 22nd – Babbling About Books and More – Review

May 23rd – The Autumn Review – Review

May 23rd – The Book Bellas – Top Five

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