Monday, October 26, 2009
Q&A with Jeanne St. James!
Give a warm welcome to erotic romance author, Jeanne St.James!
1. Tell us about your newest release.
BANGED UP is my newest release which came out last month. I wrote BANGED UP when a scene popped into my head. It ended up being the beginning scene which is an injured FBI agent coming come to heal and being confronted in his own house by a gun-wielding stranger. The irony of him coming home and being put in harms way in his own “safe haven” was what got the story started.
Here’s the blurb for BANGED UP:
Two scarred souls: one physically, one mentally. Both on the mend, hiding from their pasts…
Mace Walker can’t wait to get home.
Being buried deep undercover for the past two years, on the most complex case of his career, has torn him down physically and mentally. Now the FBI agent has come home to recover after having his leg badly injured from a gunshot wound. Arriving home late one night, his relief is short-lived as he’s faced with a stranger pointing a gun to his head, acting like he is the one who doesn’t belong there!
Colby Parks, a biochemist at the local university, had come to town a year earlier to escape an abusive relationship. She vows never to put herself in that situation again.
Then the perfect opportunity comes along: house-sitting for Mace’s sister while making the house she purchased habitable. But she couldn’t anticipate this big snag: the one wearing the tight Levi’s and worn leather jacket, looking like he had just escaped prison.
Being forced to share a house creates sparks between them in more ways than one. However, things take a turn when their pasts catch up to them, threatening to pull them apart forever.
BUY LINK: http://www.tinyurl.com/bangedup
READ AN EXCERPT: http://www.liquidsilverbooks.com/books/bangedupexcerpt.htm
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Well, I started writing when I was 13 (many, many moons ago). So I guess I have to say then.
3. Where do you get your information or ideas for your stories?
Oh, it depends on the book. But I have a thing about men in uniform whether it is law enforcement or a football player.
4. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I write in the evenings and at night. I can not write in the morning. I’m not a morning person and my creativity is at its highest later in the day.
5. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I can come up with some very kinky ideas. :)
6. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
I would say there were two authors that influenced me the most: Laura Kinsale and Katherine Sutcliffe. I loved their books and their injured heroes.
7. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
Honestly, I don’t know. I’ve never asked them. I know my husband is proud but doesn’t read my stuff. He’s just not a reader. We don’t have any children.
8. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?
I am currently doing edits on Double Dare and Rip Cord. Rip Cord is my first male/male novella. It will be released 11/30 at Phaze as part of their Rebel-themed Heatsheets. Double Dare is my first interracial ménage a trois (male/male/female) which is going to be released in January with Loose Id. You can read more about them, including excerpts on my website. I am also working on two more stories for two different publishers. One is holiday themed and the other is fairy-tale themed.
You can find me on the Internet at:
My website: http://www.jeannestjames.com/
My blog: http://jeannestjames.blogspot.com/
My forum at Coffee Time Romance: http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/board/forumdisplay.php?f=1113