Those who know me and my writing know that I have an intense love for love. But for a romance author, I’m not all that much of a romantic. At least not in the traditional sense.
I have a huge fondness for all the quirks and mishaps that happen on the way to finding one’s true love and seeing the joy in the everyday humor of life. I also have a deep appreciation for complicated heroes and what some may call “prickly” heroines that tend to thumb their noses at hearts, flowers, and waiting on prince charming to whisk them away on his massive steed.
Something else that’s pretty well known about me is my near obsession with pop culture and television. Over the years, many of them growing up in New York as a latchkey kid, I found escape in daytime and nighttime dramas and sitcoms and still do in today’s television shows and non-stop internet news. That said, it was both television and the Internet that gave me quite a bit of inspiration for my new Unconventional Brides Series.
In my first story, INSERT GROOM HERE, Eva Ward, a straight laced PR fixer and image maker has her life turned upside down when she’s jilted by her fiancé on live morning TV. Things quickly escalate when the normally perfectly polished Eva loses it and shows her true feelings in a rage while the cameras are still rolling, declaring that she will still get married no matter if her intended is the groom or not.
Of course this leaves Eva in quite a predicament and now she’s forced to live up to her declaration of finding said groom, this time with cameras rolling, all under the direction of sexy studio exec and all around thorn in Eva’s side, Aidan Walker. I can’t wait for you all to meet Eva and Aidan and watch how the sparks fly between the two of them.
Next, intrigued by an article I read about a women who threw a wedding where she married herself, INSERT GROOM HERE is followed up by TO ME I WED, the story of successful event planner, Lily Perry, who is happy with her life and tired of being asked when she’s walking down the aisle. Being a bridesmaid is just fine by her thankyouverymuch.
So in order to still wagging tongues, Lily decides to throw a wedding, sans groom, celebrating her life and love of herself, which baffles restaurateur and chef Vincent Caro to no end. Vin can’t understand why a woman like Lily would ever want to do such a thing as say no to marriage, especially since they share a mutual attraction for each other and a history of some hot and heavy dalliances.
Lastly, in THE BETTING VOW we follow along as Carter Bain’s life is sent into a tail spin when he’s challenged to pull out all the stops to get smoking out model turned actress Leila Darling to sign on the dotted line to appear in one of his upcoming television pilots. But is the cost of getting married to a virtual stranger and being forced to stay married for six months too high a price to pay for both Carter and Leila? It may be when real feelings start to come into play.
I hope readers enjoy getting to know the heroines and heroes of the Unconventional Brides Series as much as I enjoyed writing them. They all share a special place in my heart.
“Guarantee to delight.” —Farrah Rochon, USA Today
Tired white lace, rote promises, same-old ceremonies—some brides have no time for that. They'll break the rules, turn tradition into straight-up scandal—and improvise as much as it takes to turn their wildest wedding dreams into real love…
Eva Ward has won a lavish wedding on the nation’s hottest morning show and can't wait to kick off her
happily-ever-after in style. Too bad her fiancé backs out on-air—and cameraman Aidan Walker makes sure her private meltdown goes viral, down to the last couch-kicking moment. The only way Eva can save face and keep her perfect nuptial plans on track is to star in a new “find-a-groom” reality segment. But finding Mr. Right in one month means ignoring her handsome new producer—none other than Aidan himself—and getting their instant, exasperating attraction out of her system…
Eva soon finds there's a lot more to Aidan than freewheeling charm. But one glimpse of his caring side can't make up for off-camera politics, Aidan's own secrets—or Eva's fear that they’re too different to ever trust each other. So it's time for her to flip this script, write twists no one will see coming—and risk her heart to get the real thing…
“Cheeky, cute, and captivating! Jackson will have you grinning and falling in love from page one!”
—Katana Collins, author of the Wicked Exposure series
“A delightful and funny romp about finding something unexpectedly real amid the craziness of reality TV. Eva and Aidan will worm their way into your heart.”
—Sonali Dev, author of A Change of Heart
“Lovers of romantic comedy are going to want to dive into this one! Jackson doesn’t disappoint with an identifiable heroine, a charming hero, and enough funny and heartfelt moments that have you laughing on one page and swooning the next. It’ll also have you wishing for your own Aidan Walker.”
—Shelly Ellis, NAACP award nominee
“Sharp, sizzling, and so fun! A romantic and very satisfying twist on reality TV shenanigans.”
—Megan Frampton, author of the Dukes Behaving Badly series
“Fun, fresh, and amazing. K.M. Jackson has a winner with Insert Groom Here. This story does not disappoint.”
—Cheris Hodges, author of the Rumor series
“K.M. Jackson is an author who consistently delivers a sexy, satisfying read that pulls at your heartstrings and leaves you wishing for more!”
—Deborah Fletcher Mello, author of The Bad Boys of Bounder series