Please join us in welcoming author Poppy Dennison today, on the tour for her new book, Spring Fever. Poppy’s very own Jefferson Lee is answering some reader questions today, so enjoy!
Now, here’s Jefferson:
Interview with Jefferson Lee
Welcome back to Holly Creek, new home of Jefferson Lee Davis. I gave readers a chance to ask their questions, and Jefferson answered them!
What was it like moving back to a small town after living in the city?
It wasn’t as weird as I thought it was going to be. Well, I mean, Holly Creek is weird, but that’s part of it’s charm. But everyone says I fit right in. I guess that means I’m weird too? Or something. But anyway, it wasn’t bad. I spent so many summers with Uncle Sherman that part of me felt like I was coming home.
What’s the one thing you miss most about living in Charlotte?
Well, that’s an easy one. My best friend Trent. He came to visit for the weekend for the Dogwood Festival, but it’s not the same. I’m working hard on getting him to come to Holly Creek too, but I can’t seem to find a job for him here. Oh, and I really miss the Indian place down the street from our old apartment. Trent and I used to have food delivered all the time. I can’t get that here. Well, sometimes I can con one of Gracie’s grandsons into delivering me something from the diner but I have to be careful not to abuse that privilege or she’ll kick my butt.
Jefferson, I’m a little bit smitten with Clover Crofton, I just want you to know how lucky you are to have her in your life! I too am from a small town. However mine wasn’t as cute, charming, And lovely as yours. Still, I can’t imagine moving back home. How are you coping with that? Does any part of you miss living in a bigger city?
Oh man, don’t let Clover know you’re taken with her charms. You do realize Trent is convinced she has some sort of voodoo power over him or something, right? If she finds out you’re smitten, she’ll have you doing manual labor in no time. Resist her! You’ve been warned! As to coping with the move, it’s not so bad. I mean, I have Uncle Sherman here and then there’s Zane. Kinda hard to miss living in Charlotte when he’s not there, you know? I still don’t know how he got me wrapped around his finger so fast.
On days when small town life becomes overwhelming (everybody tuned into the grape vine and all up in your business) do you ever think about how your life would have been different if you had taken the big job? What is your happy place you escape to when small town living becomes too much?
Wow. That’s a tough one. Okay, so first off, the grapevine thing isn’t so bad. I’ve kind of figured out how to work it to my advantage, if you know what I mean. Telephone, Telegraph, Tell-a-Selma Jane! It’s not so hard to work the system, as long as you know the key players. Um, not that I would ever work them to my advantage or anything *coughs* Now, as to my happy place, well, these days it’s time spent with Zane. God, when did I become that guy? But hey, it’s the truth. Besides, he doesn’t put up with my crap and (don’t tell Clover) but I need that because sometimes–not very often, but once in a while– I can be a little bit melodramatic. Not a lot. Just a smidge. But it happens. And it’s kinda hard to have one of my legendary freak outs when Zane is so calm about everything.
So, tell us the truth. Who is really your best friend, Clover or Trent?
You think I’m crazy enough to answer that? Clover is dangerous! But seriously, they’re both my best friend. I can’t pick between them. Although Zane would probably want me to pick Trent because we don’t seem to get in as much trouble as Clover and I do.
Oh dang! I’m late for a Holly Berry meeting! Clover will seriously kill me dead if I’m late. She wants to make me an honorary member but I’m resisting. Can you imagine? She’d really be able to boss me around all the time if they made me an official member of the group! And don’t forget to come by for the Rose Festival this summer! It’s not to be missed!
About the Book
Genre: Gay Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella, 70Pages
Published: April 1st, 2016
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: A.J. Corza
Ebook ISBN-13: 9781634772327
Paperback ISBN-13: 9781634770163
Holly Creek: Book Two
Jefferson Lee Davis, Holly Creek’s new Director of Publicity, is gearing up for the next big town event, the summer Rose Festival. The job is running smoothly, but the course of true love has hit a rocky patch. His hunky boyfriend, Sheriff Zane Yarbrough, is receiving mysterious phone calls he doesn’t want to discuss. While Jefferson Lee is blindsided by jealousy, the second shoe drops with the appearance of a handsome stranger in the small tight-knit community. Needing answers, Jefferson Lee enlists his best gal-pal Clover Crofton to help find out what secrets Zane is hiding. When they land themselves in more trouble than Jefferson Lee bargained for, he and Zane face the first big test of their relationship. Zane and Jefferson Lee must work through their trust issues if they’re going to make it as a couple, and Clover may just have a thing or two to learn herself.
Available April 1, 2016
About the Author
Add two parts sass and one part sweet and you have Poppy Dennison to T—sweet tea that is. Raised by a gaggle of Southern women who love reading and have backbones of steel, Poppy was brought up to see the best in people but always speak her mind. Mix it all together, like Grandma’s famous cobbler, and you get a sassy, Southern lady with a quick wit and loads of charm, who will soften any blow with “Bless your heart.” Her books reflect her small town roots, are filled with all the comforts of home, and come with side dish of spicy, because that’s the way she likes it.
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