Today’s Guest: Jane Peden, contemporary romance novelist, “The Millionaire’s Convenient Arrangement” (Miami Lawyers Series)
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Jane Peden by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of women who came thisclose to getting one of their own in the White House… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
What is there in my DNA that makes me, in middle-age, suddenly enjoy reading a good contemporary romance novel?
There’s that word “good,” for starters.
For the second time in a year—and despite being the antithesis of her target audience—I succumbed to reading a Jane Peden novel cover-to-cover with few, if any interruptions.
JANE PEDEN podcast excerpt: “I think the Trump era will be a boon for romance novels because everyone wants to escape from everything that’s going on in real life… All romance novels have one similarity: you know you’re going to have a happy ending. If it doesn’t have a happy-ever-after ending, it’s not a romance novel.”
Her latest, The Millionaire’s Convenient Arrangement, is the second in her “Miami Lawyers” series, taking us inside the life of one of the high-flying attorneys in the fictional South Florida law firm of Flanagan, Berrington & Perez. It follows closely on the heels of The Millionaire’s Unexpected Proposal.
Peden, herself a Florida trial lawyer, tells a fast-moving tale of people who feel real. Their public and private lives are challenged by issues with which most of us can identify, although their sex lives are probably a little hotter and more creative than most.
Honestly, I liked Peden’s first novel so much, I published her second under the Mr. Media Books imprint. How’s that for commitment?
This is her second appearance on Mr. Media.
JANE PEDEN podcast excerpt: “People really like to watch TV shows about lawyers and read books about lawyers. That’s because you’re only seeing the exciting parts of all lives! So I try to keep the dull, boring stuff out of my books, too.”
Key interview moments:
• 2:50 Lawyer by day, romance novelist by night Jane Peden explains the public’s attraction to lawyers in fiction, TV and film;
• 14:00 Peden compares writing her novels to giving birth;
• 25:40 Thoughts on what the President Donald Trump era will mean to romance novels.