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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jeffe Kennedy Interview


Interview time!! Are you as excited as we are?!We got to interview the amazing and talented Jeffe Kennedy..EEEK!!

Ok I'm not going to make you wait any longer................weeellll maybe just a couple minutes.......hehe

First, lets tell you a little about Jeffe's lastest Book "Hunting the Siren" which was released on August 31, 2012

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Hunting the Siren
Book Two in the Blood Currency Series

A vampire queen grown powerful with age, Imogen has protected her band of night riders through the centuries. When refugee vampires from earthquake-shattered Europe seek shelter and sustenance, she’s honor-bound to feed them, by any means necessary. When her lieutenants dump the vengeful human man Kasar at her feet, Imogen succumbs to his masculine vitality and her overwhelming hunger for his blood—and his body.

Kasar has survived the breaking of the world, only to discover the vampire queen has slaughtered his sister and her unborn child. With the last of his bloodline dead, only his desire for vengeance keeps Kasar alive. He imagines he can pretend to succumb to Imogen’s seduction—not that he has much of a choice, chained as he is to the foot of her bed—and bide his time until he has an opportunity to kill her. The passion he finds in her arms is unexpected, and impossible to resist. But this haven of desire and satiation could easily destroy them both.
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Now interview time!!

Welcome to Bitten By Love Reviews....and here we go!

1.When did you start writing and what was the first thing you wrote?
I started writing back in 1996 when I took a class from a visiting writer at the university where I worked. The class was Essays on Self and Place, and I wrote a piece about traveling with my mother to find the place where my dad’s plane had crashed when I was three years old. It was one of my first publications, too and is in my essay collection.

2.Where do you get your ideas on what you write and what about it that fascinated you?
Ideas seem to come from everywhere. A lot of mine come from dreams – both the night and day kind. My stories usually start with characters and evolve from there. I’m drawn to stories about power and the back and forth that goes with it.

3.Have you ever been so engrossed in writing a book that you have gone out in public wearing your PJs?
Hmm. Depends on how you define “public.” I have been known to walk out to the end of our fairly long driveway to get the mail in all kinds of outlandish outfits. I write in the mornings, so I’m usually wearing something soft and cuddly, and then it can be chilly before the sun really hits, which means I add layers without much regard for fashion choices…

4.Can you tell us about any challenges you met getting your first book published?
The first novel I wrote was
Rogue’s Pawn (though I called it by another name for many years). But I shopped that book for years. Everyone told me the writing was good, but that they wouldn’t know how to market it. I’d call it an urban fantasy in a non-urban landscape and they’d visibly flinch. In the end, Rogue’s Pawn was my third fiction publication – well after I’d established relationships with my publishers with my other, more strongly erotic stories. 
5.What has been the toughest criticism/best compliment given to you as an author?
They might be the same thing – it’s very difficult to hear that your work is “too different” because how do you fix that? But then when readers come back and say “I love this because it’s different,” that makes it all worthwhile!

6. We all know that erotic romance is on the rise due to the explicit content, do you have any personal quirks that help you write the intimate scenes?
I think it helps that I’m not shy about sex or sexual matters. My mother was always very open about it and I’ve always been comfortable talking about sex and enjoying it. It also helps that I love all things sexy.

7. As an erotica author, what is your least/most favorite moments in the books?
I always seem to have a hard time with the declaration of love. It’s hard for me to make that feel really earned, because I personally believe that love is something that grows over time. I love the initial meetings, the moments the sparks start to fly and the intensifying of the sexual tension.
 
8.  Have you ever written a book that even you’d blushed a little bit?
Not yet!
 
9. What’s your favorite love scene(s)
I’m going to pick the first time Eve and Roarke make love in JD Robb’s Naked in Death. Nora Roberts (who writes this series as JD Robb) is a master of characterization and that scene reflects so much of who those two people are and the dynamic of their entire relationship. I’ve read it many, many times.
 

10. Body shots or straight from the glass?
From the glass, unless  I know you really, really well.
 
11.  Anything you wanna say to the readers?
Hi! You guys are my tribe. I will always love reading best and first. Grab me anytime and let’s talk books!


Thank you Ms. Kennedy for letting us get to know you better :)
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About the Author:

Jeffe Kennedy took the crooked road to writing, stopping off at neurobiology, religious studies and environmental consulting before her creative writing began appearing in places like Redbook, Puerto del Sol, Wyoming Wildlife, Under the Sun and Aeon. An erotic novella, Petals and Thorns, came out under her pen name of Jennifer Paris in 2010, heralding yet another branch of her path, into erotica and romantic fantasy fiction. Since then, an erotic short, Feeding the Vampire, and another erotic novella, Sapphire, have hit the shelves. 

Her contemporary fantasy novel, Rogue’s Pawn, book one in A Covenant of Thorns, will be published in July, 2012. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and frequently serves as a guinea pig for an acupuncturist-in-training. Find her on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Author.Jeffe.Kennedy) and Twitter (@jeffekennedy) or visit her at her website http://jeffekennedy.com/.