Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Interview with Jeanne St. James

Today I'm pleased to be bringing you an interview with erotic romance author Jeanne St. James. Jeanne is published by Loose Id, Liquid Silver Books, and Phaze. Her novel Banged Up has been well reviewed by a number of sites, and links to the reviews are listed on her website.
Now, on with the interview:

Q: To begin, please share which genre(s) you write in…
I write erotic contemporary romance: male/female, male/male and male/male/female. Though my Phaze release Rip Cord is a m/m erotic novella with a “happy for now” ending. It’s not a romance per se.

Q: How long did you write before you received your first contract for publication?
YEARS! I’ve been writing since I’ve been about 13 years old. I’m now 41. However, I only started submitting to publishers in fall of 2008 and contracted my first release (Banged Up) within 6 months. And within 6 months after that had contracted two more stories.

Q. Do you have a favorite hero and/or heroine in your books and why?
I love all my heroes and heroines! Oh, I have a hard time choosing. Maybe Logan Reed from Double Dare. He is a dominant in the story (which is a m/m/f ménage). But he has a soft side and he really loves intensely.

Q. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I can come up with some very kinky ideas.

Q: Here’s a fun question: Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Absolutely! I have my belly button pierced and my ears are double pierced. I have a black rose wrapped around a red heart tattoo on my ankle and I have a large rose with a Celtic vine (I’m not Irish!) at the top of my spine. I just had my belly button re-pierced and the tattoo at the top of my spine done for my 41st birthday… a present to myself.

Q: Do you have a favorite movie?
I have several but I usually say that Hope Floats is one of my favorite movies. It is so romantic!

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
My favorite quote is: “Well behaved women rarely make history.” – Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Q: What would your ideal day be like?
Get up, drink coffee, surf the net and then write for the rest of the day!

Q: If you could offer one tidbit of information for new writers, what would it be?
Write, write, and write some more. The more you write, the better writer you become.

Q: How can our readers find you on the internet?

My website: http://www.jeannestjames.com
My blog: http://jeannestjames.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeannestjames
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jeannestjames
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jeannestjames

Thanks, Jeanne. Over the next three weeks, I'll be posting promos for her three books here. We can all use some hot new romance to read, so don't say I never did anything for you!

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