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Today I’m on the ‘Midnight’s End’ blogtour, organised by Xpresso Book Tours.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but b
About the Author :
Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she’s an attorney, travel junkie, and voracious reader.
Title: Midnight’s End (The Fae Games, #5)
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Sorceress, enchantress, deceiver, murderer—I’ve been called all those and more, some that might make you blush. Lucky for me, I couldn’t care less what people think about me. I’ve had my sights set on one thing for the last thousand years, and that’s all that matters. I’ll do whatever it takes to find the cauldron, even if it means taking on a partner. They call him a knight in shining armor. For me, he’s my golden ticket. He fell into my lap, quite literally, and now he’s going to help me get what I want.
I don’t play particularly well with others, but he’s the best shot I’ve got, so I’ll hop on that train and hope it gets me where I need to go. He thinks he’s going to crack my shell and see what’s on the inside, like maybe there’s a warm gooey center to make up for the hard exterior. He’s in for a world of disappointment. Everything soft and delicate about me became rough and hardened a long time ago. I’m Morgan Le Fay, and I’m the villain in this story.
First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I’ve always been a voracious reader but had never considered writing until more recently. In 2012, I took my first attempt at writing and failed miserably. I don’t think I got an entire chapter written before I quit. Six years later, it just clicked. I’ve written six books in the last year, quit my day job, and found my new passion in life.
Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
When I was a kid, I LOVED The Babysitter’s Club. I transitioned into historical romance for a while, and now I love to read anything with a bad boy hero. My all-time favorite series, and the inspiration for The Fae Games, is Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. I’ve read those book countless times and still get sucked in every time.
Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
Karen Marie Moning, hands down. I get to see her this August at Book Bonanza, and I can’t wait! I would love to hear about her writing process in particular, but she could talk about toilet paper and I’d listen.
If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
My most recent heroine, Morgan. She is 100% anti-hero, which makes her dynamic and complex. I would love to sit down with her and see her in the flesh, ask her questions and laugh nervously when she makes me squirm.
Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
Not really. I get my best work done early in the morning, so I’ll sneak into my office and write in my pajamas before the rest of the house is up.
Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
After so many years of reading romance novels, I think my brain is one twisted mess of plot ideas and imaginary book boyfriends. My parents were stunned when I wrote the first book—they had no idea I was interested in writing at all.
Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
I’m a mix, but I mostly lean toward plotter. I plot out most of the timeline and story, but I’ll have sections of my outline that will simply say, “fight scene” and that’s as detailed as it gets. Other parts are outlined word-for-word. As I write, sometimes I go completely off the outline and surprise myself with an entirely new twist to the story.
Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
Research!! And I don’t mean for a story line. The publishing industry is extremely challenging, but there is a lot of good information out there and other authors willing to give advice. Seek out as much information as you can to help ease that learning curve.
What are your future plans as an author?
I recently announced that I will be setting aside fantasy romance for the moment and doing a mafia romance series that I’m super excited about. I was lucky enough to be invited to the Shameless Book Con in October, so I’ll get the first book in the new series out just before the event.
Last, but not least: Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?
Knight flashed a wicked grin, no doubt enjoying his effect on me. “There’s no way in hell I’m leaving here tonight. You said yourself this castle is enchanted. I’m not letting you out of my sight.” He spun me around and slapped my ass. “Now get ready for bed.”
I yipped at the sharp slap and glared back at him. “Would you stop doing that?” I hissed.
He launched himself backward onto the bed, arms crossed behind his head. “Never.”
The image reminded me of the first night we had met when he was still a wolf and had usurped my bed. I had cursed, bribed, and pushed to get him off, but he never budged. In a matter of a week, he had done the same to my life as he had done my bed—forced himself right into the middle and refused to leave.
Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, Jill Ramsower.
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