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Today we’re presenting Author: Jennifer Denys
1) Have you always wanted to be an author?
Yes, even as a youngster I was writing. I remember aged about 14 I wrote a play for the local kids called 'Roberta Hood and her Merry Ladies'! We then performed it - I was the director AND author AND leading lady!!
But it wasn't until the advent of ebooks and any length being acceptable and discovering the novella that I finally found my preferred writing length.
2) What genre(s) do you write?
I write erotic romance - and within that I like to develop myself as an author and try different sub genre. So I have several BDSM stories published, some contemporary that I call my 'romantic comedies', three sci-fi, three paranormal, and my first gay story (Alien Manhunt) is out next month. My latest book ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’ crosses genres – it is a werewolf story set in a werewolf BDSM club!
3) Have you ever self published?
Nope. Too much hard work. I like to spend my time writing.
4) Who or what inspired you to write your first book?
If you are referring to my first published book 'Just Good Friends' that is dedicated to all my fav sci fi authors. The hero in that discovers the heroine has a secret stash of erotic romances and instead of reading the latest sci-fi he persuades her to discuss her fav erotic romances. One thing leads to another and they start practising scenes from those books. All of them are loosely based on real erotic romances that I love from authors like Debra Glass, Janine Ashbless, Mari Carr and several others.
5) How many hours in a day might you write?
It varies. I work full time with a long commute so most evenings I am too tired. I try to pace myself and only write at the weekend - but even then it depends how much energy I have. Of course, if I come up with a fabulous idea I may have a desperate need to sit down immediately I arrive home and get it written - or at least, get the idea plotted before I lose the inspiration!
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Both. LOL. I write up the plot as if it was a synopsis or blurb and spread that over the number of chapters I usually write (which will depend on how many characters - so for MF stories maybe 10 or 12 chapters, but for MFM or more it could be 15-18 chapters. This is so I can give equal points of view to each character). By spreading it out I make sure I don't have all the sex scenes, or action scenes, at the beginning, or end. Then I just start writing. So in the book just out 'Torn Between Two Lovers' I knew the main characters would rescue some kids during a storm but I had no idea how or where until I started writing.
Often the characters or plot will take a turn I hadn't expected, but that's the fun of writing.
7) Do you ever find yourself slipping away and becoming so immersed in your story it affects how you relate to others?
Ah now, you will have to ask my friends that question! LOL. I do have times when my pet rabbit, who is a house rabbit, will jump on the laptop or Ipad. It's her way of saying, "I want some attention now!"
8) Are you in any of your books?
There are aspects of my character or looks in pretty much all of my heroines. The last book out 'Bounty Hunters' Captive' had a heroine who was a sci-fi geek. Need I say more.....
9) What do your friends and family have to say about your writing?
I’ve had a variety of comments from, "You dark horse, I didn't know you had it in you" to "You're my auntie. I don't want to know you have sex." This was from my niece who is only nine years younger than me. *roll eyes* I haven't told her half what I do to research my stories. Particularly the BDSM ones.......
10) Please share an excerpt from your book that totally spoke to you when you put the words down on paper.
From: (insert title of book and add in cover here) ‘Torn Between Two Lovers’. I really loved playing off different aspects of the story – one of the heroine’s lovers is a werewolf, the other a human, one into BDSM, the other into sensation play, one loves nature, the other hates it. Both appeals to the heroine for different reasons and she finds it hard to choose. Available from http://www.bookstrand.com/torn-between-two-lovers
The rain lashed at Evie’s face as she exited her car, hitting her cheeks like pinpricks, and she turned away, causing her hair to blow into her eyes. Irritated, she swiped it away with a growl.
Like members of her wolf family, she abhorred storms. It didn’t matter when she was in her wolf self as her fur was thick and waterproof, but when it was turning into a gale like this one was, she instinctively wanted to find her fellow wolves and curl up under the pines, noses tucked in, sharing heat, staying safe.
Instead she was in her human form about to visit Jace.
Things had got better with Stefan. In the last week he had worked hard to refresh her submissive training, and it had been successful. She seemed to have gotten past her fears. In the meantime, he was somehow gentler than he had been before, more caring. It was a welcome surprise. Evie wondered if it was because of the attack or because he feared her leaving him for Jace.
But whether to marry him or not was still up in the air, and she knew he desperately wanted an answer from her. He had even gone as far as telling her that he would take no other submissives if she was his mate as well as his sub.
“Really?” She had been skeptical.
He had cupped her face. “If that’s what it takes for you to be my mate.”
Evie believed him, but somehow, her past jealousies didn’t matter that much—except Brenda. She would always be the thorn in Evie’s side. The issue instead was which of her lovers she would miss more if she had to give one up. That was why she was now standing outside Jace’s front door—to make a decision one way or another.
Meanwhile, part of her was apprehensive that Jace wouldn’t want to see her or his leave was about to come to an end. She wondered if she had told him she loved him when they’d been together if it would have made a difference.
Evie gave a wry grin. The ideal situation would be to have the two men, like Tasha had her four. She’d have the best of both worlds then, Stefan and the BDSM, Jace and the romance—except that Stefan would never allow it. She was also concerned what Stefan would say if he found out where she was now.
The wind changed direction at that moment, and a huge gust blew her forward just as Jace opened the door. Bracing herself for hard wood, instead she landed in a pair of soft arms. A welcoming embrace, she thought. Or maybe that was just wishful thinking.
“Whatever are you doing out here, Evie? For God’s sake, come on in.”
He ushered her inside and then struggled to close the door against the wind before turning around to face her.
Evie didn’t say a word, just drank in the gorgeous sight of him. His dark hair glittering with raindrops, eyes that seemed confused, yet pleased to see her.
“It’s hell out there!” He smiled and shook his head to rid himself of the water in his hair.
Her heart fluttered. It was such a wolf thing to do she had to remind herself that he was human.
Clearing her throat, she finally responded. “It certainly is.”
Jace stood for a moment. “Um, as much as it’s wonderful to see you, why are you here?”
Evie shrugged. “I missed you,” she said in a quiet voice.
He thumbed over his shoulder, indicating outside, and grimaced. “And is the big guy, Mr. Rock-hard-muscles-who-will-smash-me-to-pieces or tear-me-limb-from-limb, gonna turn up next?”
She chuckled at his description of Stefan. Poor Jace had yet to see Stefan’s softer side. “Probably not.”
Jace lifted an eyebrow. “I was hoping it would be a ‘definitely not.’ I adore that you are here, but I also value my life, sweetheart.”
Closing her eyes, she bowed her head, trying to blink back tears. She had to make a decision. And make it now. Stefan or Jace? Rough or smooth? Dominant or submissive? Werewolf or human? She loved Stefan desperately, and she loved Jace equally.
10) Which actor/character(s) would play the starring role? (you can insert pics or just names or both here)
I would have actress, Blake Lively playing Evie (tall, slender, ash blonde, mid twenties):
Actor Dolph Lungren (as he looks here in his younger days!) playing werewolf Stefan (dark blond, very tall, hunky, 32, arrogant):
And actor Will Forte playing human, Jace (dark, same height as Evie, average body for a young male in his late twenties, good looking):