I first introduced Jasper Waters in a novel called New at Love (published in Fran Lewis’ MJ Magazine) He wasn’t the main hero, but he certainly was heroic. Jasper had more than a little crush on the female lead, Amanda. Even though it broke his heart, he stepped aside for Derrick.
He popped up again in Undiscovered (coming spring of 2015 from Tigearr Publishing). It’s a small part, but a helpful one. Jasper’s the kind of guy you can count on. He’s appeared in a few of my other unpublished books and I expect he will probably find his way into more. He’s a comfortable fit and the kind of guy who is very likable.
When I introduced him in Conduct Unbecoming, I had no idea he was going to take over and become the male lead. I thought he was going to be the helpful friend who takes Teague to the jetty, flirts with the new cornoner (she’s a hot redhead) and step aside. He didn’t do that. Instead, he jumped in with both feet and hit the ground running, willing to help Nadeya simply because she’s a friend of Teague’s. As Jasper tells her, “Teague knows every damn body, but there are only a few of us he calls friends. You’re one of them—”
Teague has always been a favorite of both me and my fans, but I have to admit that Jasper has also stolen my heart. I liked him in New at Love, now I adore him. He’s funny, smart, handsome, capable, unflappable and pretty much not scared of anything. Jasper will make you laugh, make you sigh and down right steal your heart.
Meet Jasper Waters. Read Conduct Unbecoming.
By the way, Aileen has been after me for book 3. I’m toying with two different names. Which do you like better? Rear View Murder or Rear View?