Q: Do you have a favorite quote or line from this book? If so, please share.
A: Oh, it had been way too long since he’d freaked her the fuck out.
And, son of a bitch, it felt amazing to do it again.
Q: Who is your favorite main character from this book? Why?A: I really love Grace a lot. She’s funny and tough and a little vulnerable too. And she still gets a huge kick out of her husband after twelve years together. (Not literally. He’s not a vicious sadist. Just a little twisted.)
Q: Who is your favorite secondary character? Why?A: Sanders. He’s a little bit comic relief, a little strange and a little more sexy. He came *this close* to getting his own book.
Q: What was the hardest part of writing this book?A: Figuring out how to write a romance about a married couple who were still very much in love. It took me a little while to work it out. It was more intimidating than I thought it was going to be.
Q: What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book?A: Is there another one coming?
Q: Convince readers to buy your book in 25 words or less.A: It’s the story I’m most proud of writing to date.
On Writing and Writing EroticaQ: Why did you choose to write in this genre/subgenre?
A: I really love blistering hot, down and dirty, emotion-packed sex in my romance novels. I read (and love) romances of all heat levels, but gravitate to erotic more often than not. Basically I’m trying to write the kind of book I like to read.
Q: Do you outline or do you start with a basic idea and let it flow? (plotter or pantser)A: Neither the Plotter or Pantser clubs will let me join. I usually pants it until I write myself into a corner and then have to plot my way out of it.
Q: Do your family and friends know what you write? If so, what do they think about it?A: My immediate family and closest friends do. My kids know (they’re all adult-age). They think it’s great I’m published, but have promised me—with zero prompting on my part—that they’ll never read one of my stories.
Q: In erotica/erotic romance, the sex is depicted graphically. Are there any specific words or phrases you aren't comfortable using in your stories? Word or phrase that makes you say “ick”?A: I’m sure I’ve muttered “Ew” my share of times while reading, but nothing specific is coming to mind.
Q: What is your favorite part of writing erotica/erotic romance?A: Getting to the nitty-gritty much sooner than the halfway point in the story. I know that sounds impatient, and it is, but nothing either brings two people closer or pushes them apart the way sex and all the sticky emotions that go along with it can.
Q: How long ago was your first story accepted by a publisher and did you pee your pants? JA: I got the first response for my first published short story on New Year’s Eve 2011, which seemed very significant to me. And yes, there was squealing, some bad but excited dancing and a pants change involved.
Q: What are your favorite and least favorite parts of the publishing process?A: Favorites are seeing my book cover for the first time and edits. Least favorite is definitely the waiting—which brings us back to the impatient thing. J
Q: Tattoos. Hot or not? And do you have any?A: HOT! – with the disclaimer that quality trumps quantity all day, every day. And yes—five and a work-in-progress.
Q: Wine, Beer or Liquor?A: I seem to prefer a glass of wine over the other two these days.
Q: Dogs, cats or other?A: I love all kinds of critters, but just have two cats for the moment. Ziggy, who thinks he’s an attack dog, and Seven, my lucky black cat.
Q: Kindle, Nook, Paper? Other?A: Kindle and paper. I resisted an e-reader for a while, then my awesomesauce daughter gave me a Kindle for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago. I can’t imagine living without one now.
Q: Vibrators, nipple clamps or butt plugs? JA: Oh, darling… good girls never kink and tell. We just put it in our stories. ;)
Q: Why did the chicken cross the road?A: To show its support of marriage equality.
Q: What is the meaning of life?A: *falls on floor laughing*
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Jocelyn! Your questions were too much fun to answer! You can bet I’ll have my eye on your blog, both for your upcoming releases and for other fun author interviews as well!Thanks for being here!
Back cover blurb:Even the most dedicated Dom/sub couples are subject to the pitfalls of domesticity. Right?
Owen and Grace’s kinky life has become a thing of the past. A year has passed since Owen’s job moved him to a new city and away from all of their old friends. New city, new friends, new house—no play. And it’s making both of them really cranky.
After Grace attempts to take matters into her own hands on their tenth wedding anniversary, Owen realizes he’s failing her as her Dom. He comes up with just the thing to get them back on track—a surprise custom made to keep his feisty little sub bound and begging for more for years to come. At least if everything goes to plan.
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