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Beyond The Page: “Love Kinection” by Jennifer James

Feb 18
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LK_MDEveryone please welcome debut author, Jennifer James, to CABR.

Today she’s in charge, telling us about why her heroine in “Love Kinection“, Abby Fine, is soo not a fan of Valentine’s Day.

Comedic moments ensue as Abby lets the hot office geek, Tom Walker, into her home to try repairing her iPhone.

Over to you Jenn 😀


There’s lots of reasons single people don’t like Valentine’s Day. I think the top two reasons would be that either someone they loved ditched them on that day OR they don’t have someone to love going into it.

Either way you end up feeling like a loser.

I’ve never been big on commercial holidays, I think we should love and be nice to the people we care about all the time. Not that we always manage that, but we should. Spontaneous gifts are so much better than the obligatory ones.

In the spirit of Anti-Valentine’s Day, I wrote LOVE KINECTION. Of course, it’s romance, so it ends with two people falling in love…even though the heroine is pretty much dead set against even getting close enough to kiss a man ever again. She hates Valentine’s Day…and at the end of the book, well, she still hates it. But she has learned to love and trust again. *grin*

I decided to take a look around the internet with my heroine Abby Fine in mind and found some hilarious items on Café Press that she would absolutely love.

Lemme share some of this stuff…


This is completely perfect. Abby would wear this with pride. Boys are Stupid T-shirt

Oh, yes…this one too is a definite buy! B*tch Slap Cupid T-shirt

And this one too…cause it’s also one of her favorite movies. My Bloody Valentine T-shirt

And finally, this super cool decal that has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day, but everything to do with being a Joss Whedon Buffyverse fan girl.


Jennifer_James author photoHuh. Writing this post has helped me realize something…the retailers have cornered every angle of the market. Love Valentine’s Day? Here’s a teddy bear and some candy and booze.

Hate Valentine’s Day enough to want to puke when you see a store display? Well, look here! Merchandise for all those needs too.



So, what do you think?

Is Valentine’s Day nothing more than a commercial nightmare or is it a nice excuse to go out on a special date? Both? Are you shopping right now over on Café Press?

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Love, romance, hearts, flowers, cupid…. Rubbish.

Abby Fine still hasn’t gotten over the pain of a year-old betrayal and plans to spend this Valentine’s Day drowning her sorrows with a ménage of men named Ben, Jerry, and Riesling.

Her plans are diverted when she drops and breaks her new iPhone and gives in to a momentary hormone surge, agreeing to let office hottie and tech god Tom Walker squirm his way into her condo to fix it.

Tom shows up with his Xbox, spicy Chinese food, and a habit of stealing kisses every time she lets her guard down.

Can a weekend of laughter, video games, and movies change Abby’s opinion of stupid Cupid?


(This starts with the hero Tom talking to Abby)

“Okay, so you collect books. Let’s talk about the movies then. Let’s see what we’ve got. Oh, look. The entire Star Wars saga on VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray. Complete collections of every season of Dr. Who, Angel, Firefly, Buffy, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica…. Let’s not forget the shirt you’re wearing right now. There are Star Trek sporks in your utensil drawer. You made me watch a B-movie horror flick. I wouldn’t be surprised if you get together with your friends and go all ga-ga over Joss Whedon and what a ‘genius’ he is. Geek.”

“Hey, Firefly is an incredible show. The network killed it. I dare you to tell me the ‘Hush’ episode of Buffy wasn’t one of the best episodes of network television ever. Oh, and ‘Out of Gas’ on Firefly? Remember that one? I know you’ve seen it. I know it.” I poked his chest with my index finger.

“Just admit you’re as much a geek as me. Maybe even a bigger one. You have a TARDIS mug. And you use it. I bet there’s another one, here, in your house all wrapped up for safe keeping.”

“I will admit I’m a geek, but not a bigger one than you. I’ve never seen your geek evidence. And I don’t have a TARDIS mug wrapped up. I like to use the stuff I buy.” I inched closer to him, enjoying the debate. “For all I know, you have rooms and rooms with nothing but unopened action figures like The Forty-Year-Old Virgin. I bet you play those big online games like World of Warcraft and Warhammer. Planning your giant raids while surrounded by little plastic Luke Skywalker figurines.”

He stepped closer with a grin, the distance between our bodies closed almost completely, and pulled a strand of my hair through his fingers. “You’ll have to come over and see then. And I’m no virgin.” He stared at my lips. I licked the lower one, nervous for some reason. My stomach floated somewhere around my throat, and my heart tripped over itself in an attempt to escape my ribcage.


BUY Links for “Love Kinection”:

Decadent Publishing


Barnes and Noble

All Romance Ebooks



Author Bio:

Jennifer James never thought she would be a multi-published author of erotica and erotic romance. What she likes best are happy endings – whatever that might mean for the characters. Wife, mother of two Tiny Divas, and college student, when not writing Jenn enjoys the outdoors, adventures of all sorts, horror movies, and the occasional comic book.


Website: http://www.authorjenniferjames.com/

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-James/212335188856799?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenniferJames34

Love Scenes and Wet Dreams: http://www.lovescenesandwetdreams.com




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