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Featured Interview with Author Serena Fairfax

Featured Interview with Author Serena Fairfax

The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Serena Fairfax!

Current work and inspiration?

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My latest release is SPARKS, which is published as an e-book by Siren Bookstrand. The link is www.bookstrand.com/sparks-fairfax.  It’ll be available from Amazon in four weeks time. It’s a sizzling, erotic romance and here’s a tempting snippet about it.

 

Crave sexcitement? Satisfaction is just a tap away. When dreams of marriage and children are dashed, auctioneer Felicity Hume recklessly plays a dangerously different dating game. Little does she suspect that the one-night -stand with red-hot tycoon Seth Duggan will not only prove unforgettable but will zing her life into the fast lane and turn her humdrum existence upside down. As Seth lays down new rules and demands a lot, the emotional tension between them reaches tipping point. The biological clock is counting down and, desperate to take charge of her life, Felicity embarks on the fraught path of freezing her eggs. After a business deal turns sour, Felicity’s new world, divided between London and the mysterious Mediterranean island of Malta, looks as fragile as ever, just as Seth’s touch still taunts her. But losing’s never an option for Seth. Has Felicity met her match?

 

I’d been on vacation to Malta and thought it would make a different and romantic backdrop for Seth and Felicity. They certainly have some highly charged spicy moments together there.

 

What inspired you to write in your genre? Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed into this one?

 

I like challenges so set myself a test to see if I could write erotic fiction. I must have succeeded because Siren Bookstrand signed me up and have published all five of my erotic romances (LOVING THAT FEELING, ALCHEMY, TANGO, KISMET and SPARKS) so I expect I’m doing something right. Erotic romance was not the genre I started out with. My first two novels are what is now called “sweet romances” – pretty chaste- then I wrote WHERE THE BULBUL SINGS, a mainstream, multi-generational with a romantic theme. IN THE PINK  which is wry and quirky then followed and since that’s difficult to pigeonhole it into any particular genre, I describe it as an “entertainment.”

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

 

I can’t abide household chores, who does? but I make a virtue out of a necessity by turning it into fitness routine. In other words, I don’t need to leave the house to do strength, cardio and endurance exercises. I slip on trainers, tune into jazzy music and pick up the pace, racing up and down the stairs, then arm-toning by lifting the laundry basket to a 90 degree angle and doing stretches and split lunges as I hoover the carpets.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

 

I have many!  One’s  a nut obsession. I love eating all kinds: peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashews, brazil nuts, pine nuts, roasted chestnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, etc.  Whenever I go on vacation abroad, I love to try out indigenous nuts. For instance in Australia, the red bopple nut is regarded as bush food and in Papua New Guinea, the karuka nut is widely eaten, and who can resist the flesh and juice of an Indian coconut?  Then there’re pili nuts that have been   harvested in the Philippines for many hundreds of years.

 

How old were you when you read your first romance book?

 

I think I must have been about 15. The author was Barbara Cartland, a prolific writer of romances who wrote 700 titles that sold in excess of 1000 million and they invariably featured dashing, wealthy heroes, pretty and submissive heroines and, of course, a happy ever after ending.

 

What TV shows are you addicted to?

 

The Great British Bake Off that features lots of scrumptious, high calorie cakes and pastries and Downton Abbey in respect of which I can’t wait to view series 6.

 

Do you have a favorite movie you have seen in the last few months and an all-time favorite?

 

“The Theory of Everything” ticks all the boxes – Eddie Redmayne won an Oscar for best actor – and an all-time favorite is Disney’s “The Jungle Book.” I love the soundtrack, in particular the song “ The Bare Necessities.” In fact, I’m humming that now.

 

Where can readers find you?

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Here’s where they’ll catch me:-

 

Website        http://www.serenafairfax.com/

Blog             http://www.serenafairfax.com/serena_fairfax_author_blog/

Email           info@serenafairfax.com

LinkedIn       http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/serena-fairfax/4a/852/a67

Twitter          http://klout.com/user/Sefairfax?n=tw&v=connect_twitter

Facebook     http://www.facebook.com/serenafairfax

 

 

 

Interview & GIVEAWAY! THE PARTY PLAN by Melanie Jayne!

Interview & GIVEAWAY! THE PARTY PLAN
by Melanie Jayne!

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GIVEAWAY! Happy Release Day! KIRA’S WARRIORS by Elle Boon!

GIVEAWAY! Happy Release Day!
KIRA’S WARRIORS by Elle Boon!

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

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RAVENS OF WAR novel Kira’s Warriors!

 

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Kira lived the life of a pampered princess of a wealthy Japanese man who mourned the loss of his son, and missing wife. She’d been given everything a girl could want, but nobody was allowed close enough to love or hurt her. All that changed when her life was threatened and he hired the Ravens as her security.

 

Thane and Garrick never expected to find their Fated, let alone that she’d be touched by a god. The legend of the Kitsune was steeped in mystery, but they’d need all the help they could get to save their Fated from the god who possessed her brother. They’d need to travel into the deepest levels of hell, and fight the Shinigami to save her and her brother.

 

Kira realizes Thane and Garrick would give up their own lives to give her the family she’d never had. She would fight to hold onto the best things she could ever ask for, her warriors.

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Spotlight Interview with Author Lorraine Pestell

Spotlight Interview with Author Lorraine Pestell

The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Lorraine Pestell

What is your most current work out?Pestell

 

Part Three of my novel serial “A Life Singular” was released in August, deep in the Australian winter.  Well, as deep as winter gets down here…  It’s self-published via CreateSpace, for sale via my website and Amazon.  Sales proceeds go to two Australian children’s charities.

 

 

Tell us a little about “A Life Singular – Part Three”, what inspired you to write the “A Life Singular” serial?

 

A novel in six parts, “A Life Singular” is my life’s work, telling the story of a successful rock star writing his autobiography after the tragic loss of his wife.  Part Three takes readers back to the début of his spectacular career and sees him reunited with his dream girl, from whom he was separated at the end of Part Two.

 

I have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, along with its various debilitating symptoms, for most of my life.  Therefore, using the universal theme of love and our fascination with celebrity, I hope to achieve two main goals by writing these books:  first, to inspire fellow sufferers to triumph over mental illness; and second, to encourage non-sufferers to tolerate, support and even love us as we try to live a “normal” life.

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen?

 

Since the idea for this story has been with me since my teens, I have all six parts plotted to varying levels of completion.  In fact, I have already written “THE END”!  I’m currently working on Part Four (How predictable! J), for which most chapters already have a clear structure.

 

However, whenever I dig deeper into the characters’ reactions to each situation, I am always amazed by the journey of discovery I take with them.  Sometimes I look back on a particular passage, knowing I had absolutely no intention of writing it when I first sat down at the computer.

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Spotlight Interview with Author Lisa Fox

Spotlight Interview with Author Lisa Fox

The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Lisa Fox!

 

What is your most current work out ?One Kiss Lisa Fox

One Kiss with Harper Impulse. Soon to be in paperback!

 

Tell us a little about *** (above work), what inspired you to write ****(above work)? One Kiss is a friends-to-lovers contemporary romance set on New Year’s Eve in New York City. New Year’s is the perfect time for new beginnings and that midnight can be filled with so many wonderful possibilities!

 

When you start writing, do you already have the story plotted out or do you let the characters dictate what will happen? I never have anything plotted out. There’s no fun in that! I definitely let the characters determine where their stories go.

 

What inspired you to write in your genre?  Is this the genre you started writing in or have you morphed to this one? I started out wanting to do something more along the lines of literary fiction, but everything I wrote kind of morphed into romance. I loved it so much, I just kept doing it!

 

Who was the toughest character for you to “get right” that you have written so far? So far, I think Stacy from Her Perfect Lips might be the one. I wanted her to be a very bubbly person, but also an aggressive businesswoman. Creating that balance was a bit of a challenge.

 

Do you draw inspiration for your characters from real life? Any fun stories you could share? My characters are wholly fictional, but they do take traits and backstories from people I’ve met in real life sometimes.

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Spotlight Interview with Author Jane O’Reilly

Spotlight Interview with Author Jane O’Reilly

The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Jane O’Reilly! What is your most current work out ?   I recently had a trilogy of erotic novellas out with Carina UK, the first of which is called Indecent Exposure.   Tell us a little about Indecent Exposure, what inspired you to write Indecent Exposure.  Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Spotlight Interview with Author Bonnie Dee

Spotlight Interview with Author Bonnie Dee

The JR Bunnies are excited to welcome Author Bonnie Dee!   What is your most current work out? In June I re-released a book previously published as Loving Peter. The new title is Peter and Wendell.   Here’s the blurb: A historical romance with a wink and a nod toward Peter Pan.   Peter WoodsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Spotlight Interview with Author Denysé Bridger

Spotlight Interview with Author Denysé Bridger

The JR Bunnies are happy to welcome Author Denyse Bridger!   What is your most current work out? That would be Champagne and Chocolate, published by Naughty Nights Press.   Tell us a little about Champagne and Chocolate, what inspired you to write Champagne and Chocolate? This story came about in odd ways, really. PartContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Giveaway with Author Sally Orr and THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide)

Interview & Giveaway with Author Sally Orr
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THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide)

Joyfully Reviewed is excited to welcome Sourcebooks Casablanca Author Sally Orr and her latest release THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide) THE RAKE’S HANDBOOK (Including Field Guide) by Sally Orr The definitive guide to seduction…   The Rake’s Handbook was written on a dare, and soon took the ton by storm. Now its author, RossContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

Interview & Giveaway with Outing the Quarterback Author Tara Lain

I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO TODAY’S GUEST. DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS POST IS GOING UP LATE. Outing The Quarterback(Long Pass Chronicles Series, Bk #1) By Tara Lain Will Ashford lives in two closets. He meets his wealthy father’s goals as both the quarterback for the famous SCU football team and a business major,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

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