Jodi Lynn Copeland is the author of several sinfully sexy stories and if you haven’t read her, once you do, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t before. She started out published in ebooks, but is now also with the Kensington Aphrodisia line. Her latest is Operation G-Spot and yes, it is that g-spot. *g*
Get to know this very busy woman with many hats.
1. What is the title of your latest (or upcoming) release and what’s it about?
Operation G-Spot was released from Kensington Aphrodisia on November 28th. I think the title probably speaks for itself *g*, but the book is set around the search for that all-elusive G-spot. Three women meet online and form a chat group called Operation G-Spot. The women come from cities across the U.S. and very different walks of life, but have the commonality they cannot attain an orgasm with anything other than sex toys or their own hand, and in one woman’s case not even that will do. The three stories within Operation G-Spot entail each of the women’s quests to find the ultimate in pleasure. In each case she does find it, though not in the manner she believed she would and often not with the man (men), she thought would be the one to bring her to the peak.
2. Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a mother. I used to say I am an author. But then, my daughter was born and since I have been a mother first and foremost. There are days I would just love to be able to write all day, the way I often did on the weekend prior to having her. But those days are pretty far and few between. I wouldn’t trade my little girl for anything, not even a writing schedule that starts before 9 or 10 at night and allows me to sleep more than a handful of hours a night. Along with my now 14-month old busybody, I have a 10-year-old stepson and my very own hero of a husband. I got lucky with love the second-time around, so those of you single and searching, don’t give up!! There are good guys and gals out there just waiting to meet you.
When I am able to find writing time, I primarily operate in pantser mode. My characters have minds of their own and I have learned not to even attempt to try and cage them, or they will haunt my dreams with the things I should have written about. The one exception to this is romantic suspense and sometimes paranormal. With these two genres, knowing the various plot points is important to maintaining conflict and suspense, or in the case of paranormal, world building and remembering what makes each character unique, etc. Though my current focus is on erotic romance, I started out writing mainstream suspense and then dabbled in category romance for several years. I love writing the *really* hot stuff, but I also enjoy those stories of my writing roots and hope to one day be published in those genres, as well.
3. Which authors have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?
I actually hated books (reading) when I was younger, but then in my late teens I discovered Julie Garwood and historical romances and I fell in love from word one. From then on, I just loved to read period—author and genre were mostly irrelevant—and soon after I learned I also loved to write. I don’t think any one author influenced my writing career, but authors as a whole, and all those decadent books they put out, have definitely played a major part in my getting to where I am today. The support of my family and friends has been a huge factor, too. There were times through the ten-plus years it took me to get published that my family would toss out the “If getting rejections is so upsetting, why not just quit?” question. But even in those times, when I didn’t quit, they were very proud of me and supported my choice.
The friendships I discovered through writing have been invaluable in keeping me writing through the rough patches. There have been literally hundreds of friends and authors who have inspired me through the years. To name a few: Valorie Dorr, Paige Burns, P.G. Forte, Katie Bryan, Shawna Moore, Larissa Ione, T.L. Schaefer, Eve Savage, the MMRWA and FTHRW groups…and so on. Bless you all!!
4. Do you still get goose bumps seeing your name on a book cover?
At the risk of sounding dorky—it’s really cool!! J Operation G-Spot is my fifteenth release overall and eighth in paperback. No matter how many times I get a new shipment of author copies in the mail the giddy sensation of holding my latest baby and seeing all those words I wrote bound and pretty never goes away.
5. What do you do for fun in your spare time?
This question always makes me chuckle, because I have no spare time. However, I sometimes do make time for things that are not on the must-do list. What I most enjoy doing with my made-up spare time is catching up with family and friends. Life goes by wayyy too fast and I often find weeks—dare I say months?—slipping past where I don’t get to chat with some of my closest friends and family members. I am quite the tomboy, so my favorite things to do tend to revolve around the outdoors—fishing, hunting, ball—and then sometimes indoors, too, since I love NASCAR and every weekend finds me making time to plant my butt in front of the TV to watch the race with my hubby and kids. And then on occasions I even find time to appeal to my creative side other than on the writing front. I love drawing, painting, scrapbooking, designing anything from web layouts to holiday cards and wedding invitations. I also have to feed my brain, which happens in the form of crossword puzzles, the latest “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” marathon and research on subjects that interest me even if I never will have the opportunity to use them in a novel. And let’s not knock that Discovery Channel…I can almost always find a way to procrastinate by tuning in.
Learn more about Jodi and her books by visiting her website www.jodilynncopeland.com.
***Jodi is giving away a copy of Operation G-Spot here on the blog! Post and you’ll be entered in the drawing. Winner will be picked Sunday!***
As a treat, here is copy of the review for Operation G-Spot from Romance Reviews Today:
OPERATION G-SPOT - Jodi Lynn Copeland
Kensington Aphrodisia (Trade Paperback)
Erotic Contemporary Romance Anthology
Three women searching for the right man to pleasure their ever elusive g-spot makes this one torrid tale.
Terms of Enticement
Liz Hart wishes she can find a man who can give her a screaming orgasm. It’s not for lack of trying, but Liz feels she’s unfulfilled until her g-spot can be discovered. Dusty Marr was one of her failed attempts, but since he’s her brother’s best friend, they got interrupted when her brother came home to their shared apartment. Dusty’s more than up for the challenge, but will fooling around with each other prove risky when there is obviously more between them than just sex?
Liz and Dusty are like a boomerang…no matter how much they try to avoid doing the deed, it keeps coming back to them. Liz sees Dusty as cocky and vain, while Dusty wonders why Liz won’t relax enough so they can have sex. Add in the trickery of not wanting Liz’s brother find to out and their relationship is on thin ice.
Funny and hot, Terms of Enticement was a nice start to OPERATION G-SPOT.
Sexless in Seattle
Kristi Hill runs a sex toy company and she’s in a male strip club to finalize a deal to expand. She’s eyeing the hot looking stripper who’s currently strutting his stuff upon the stage. Add in the stripper at her back and a spiked drink that goes to her head and the next thing Kristi knows it’s the next morning and she’s in bed with a naked man. Wait…make that two naked men. Based upon the way her body feels, one of them gave her the best sex of her life. The question is…which one?
Sexless in Seattle is a quirky tale in which there is no clear hero. Both Spencer and Jack are decent men who just happen to be strippers. Kristi is determined to get to know them both, and have sex with them separately, to find out who can find her g-spot. Kristi has a dilemma few women get to face: two hunks want to have sex with her. The problem is she can only have one. Right?
Definitely the hottest of the three tales, be prepared to have some ice on hand while reading Sexless in Seattle.
Desperately Seeking Simon
Lawyer Fiona De Luca’s current best boyfriend is a vibrator. She’s even named it Simon. Unknown to Fiona, her neighbor, erotic comic book author Jonah Meadowbrook, has a clear view of her enjoyment of Simon, and when she shows up on his doorstep one day with an invitation for him to temporarily replace her vibrator, what’s a guy going to do? Say no? Besides, with her being his writing inspiration, what a way to do research up close and personal.
Fiona just became aware of her neighbor across the courtyard, and his name turns out to be Simon King according to the misdirected mail in her hand. What luck! It has to be a sign that she’s meant to find the real Simon and he has to be the one who’ll make her g-spot sing. Ah, Simon turns out to be a hunk and Fiona’s practically throws herself at him. What will Fiona do when she finds out that Simon is Jonah’s pseudonym and that he hates lawyers?
Desperately Seeking Simon is an unusual tale and starts out hotter than blazes, but the secret Jonah is keeping from Fiona could blow their erotic relationship apart. My only complaint is that Desperately Seeking Simon ends rather abruptly, and would’ve been great as a longer tale.
Three terrifically hot stories in one book is definitely a reader’s dream. Each tale is unique, but is connected, as Liz, Kristi and Fiona know each other from online and chat back and forth throughout about their successes and failures. You won’t go wrong in picking up OPERATION G-SPOT for a first-rate read. I can’t wait to read more from the creative pen of Jodi Lynn Copeland.
Again, a copy of Operation G-Spot is being given away and you must post to be entered.
Winner will be announced Sunday night!
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