Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday! This is a forum where I’ll feature an author who will answer 10 questions about their book and a few personal things and then 4 questions for fun 🙂 So let’s get started.
Today I’d like to introduce you to author Jean Adams. She’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book A Man Like Saxon 🙂 She’s also giving away a PDF cover of A MAN LIKE SAXON to one lucky commenter. So please leave your email addy when you comment so we can find you and get your WIN to you!
Hi Jean, thanks for joining me for 10 – 4 Tuesday…I hope you’re ready for some fun 🙂
First the 10:
To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.
Originally from England, I have lived in New Zealand for the past several years. I’ve had about 10 books published and like to explore several genres. Writing is my passion, followed closely by ancient Egypt.
What’s genre (s) do you write?
I mainly write contemporary but have also published a futuristic erotica trilogy, and a time travel set in ancient Egypt. I am also, but very slowly, working on, an historical trilogy set in ancient Egypt.
Love the variety! Share your blurb from A Man Like Saxon.
Danielle Montgomery hides a terrible secret that binds her to a life of loneliness she believes she deserves. She has never wished for anything more from her humdrum life.
Up, up and away. Come, fly with sexy Saxon.
When film director, Saxon Wainwright, drops in from a clear blue sky, wanting to make his movie on her property, he blows Danielle’s narrow world apart. Is Saxon the nemesis Danielle is expecting?
- Enjoyed your blurb…and as a self declared cover junkie I love your cover! Tell us how you go about naming your characters.
Strangely enough I don’t put a lot of effort into naming characters. The names come to me as I’m writing the story and they just seem to fit.
What 5 words would you choose to describe A MAN LIKE SAXON?
I wasn’t quite sure what to write here, so I’ll say it’s a romantic tale with movie-making as a background,: with a bit of ballooning thrown in.
Do you have a “MUST HAVE” item when you are writing…such as a favorite pair of socks, a certain drink you have at your elbow, music in the background?
I must have absolute silence. I can’t bear background music, it’s too distracting. I’d end up singing along with modern music or conducting classical music. Not a lot of writing gets done that way.
I’m with you there….peace and quiet then I can write! What makes your book different than other books in the same genre?
Maybe because it’s set in New Zealand, and there aren’t too many of those around. But most of all, the hero, apart from being a movie director, is also a keen hot air balloonist and much of the ballooning scene is taken from my personal experience.
What was the most surprising discovery you made about being published?
Don’t know about being published per se, but being published in romance I discovered how friendly and helpful everyone is.
Very true! Have you ever considered writing another genre you haven’t, and if so, which one?
I’d love to be able to write mysteries like Agatha Christie. In fact it was she who got me writing in the first place. Then I discovered romance and got sidetracked. But I’d still like to write mysteries like her.
What’s your current WIP?
My first venture into romantic comedy set in London and Greece.
Now the 4:
You’re stranded on an island for a week with the most super-hotalicious-stud-muffin-hunk-of-awesomeness actor in the world. Who is it?
Name something you’d bike a 100 miles, run across hot coals, jump from an airplane and walk naked down the busiest street in your town to reach.
Instructions on How to Write a No1 Worldwide Bestseller that Hollywood studios fight over to turn into a hit movie. Not sure about jumping out of a plane, however.:)
LOL…great answer 🙂 You have to vacate your house in 60 seconds and can only take one thing…all of your family and pets are already outside waiting for you…what do you grab?
My computer memory stick. Everything is on it.
You get to have a book a day sent to you for the rest of your life…do you want your reads sent in ebook format for your ereader or do you want it in print—paperback or hardcover?
Most definitely print paperback
Thanks for being sharing your 10 and your 4. Please share an excerpt of your A MAN LIKE SAXON.
“I’ve got a surprise for you.” He even sounded excited
Danielle frowned and propped herself up on one elbow. “A surprise?
“You’re going to love it.”
“What kind of surprise? It’s the middle of the night.”
“It’s just after five. It’ll be light in an hour.” Still beaming from ear to ear, Saxon indicated a glass of orange juice on the nightstand. “I’m taking you up in the balloon.”
The smile froze on her lips as terror took hold. Her stomach knotted. The balloon! Dear God, no.
She tried to swallow, but nothing happened. They had shared a wonderful two weeks of fun, laughter, and lovemaking, and now she could see it all ending within them plummeting to earth in a ball of fiery nylon.
“Now?” was all she managed to squeak through her closed throat.
“Best time of day.”
Did he have to keep grinning like a dog with two tails? She pulled the bedclothes around her body in a futile attempt at protection. “This is a joke, right? It’s pitch dark out there.”
Saxon laughed. “It’ll be light by the time we’ve had breakfast and driven to the Eastons.”
“David and Susan’s?” she croaked inanely. “What have they got to do with it?”
“They and some of the crew helped me set this up. It may be the only chance I’ll have to take you up ‘til filming’s done. By then, the weather will probably have packed in.”
Everything fell into place. The covert conversation last night that ended abruptly when she appeared. They had been setting up her “surprise”. The phone calls downstairs just now. Probably to the Met Office, then to David.
Bile rose in her throat. Saxon had misinterpreted her idle curiosity about ballooning as interest. Why hadn’t she kept her big mouth shut?
“Let me get this right,” she choked. “David and Susan, and some of the crew, got up early on a Sunday morning especially so you could take me up in the balloon?”
His grin refused to be shaken. “Yeah. Terrific of them, huh?”
“Terrific,” she repeated miserably, heart racing. The thought of going up there made her feel sick, but they’d all gone to a lot of trouble to do this for her, given up part of their one day off in the week.
He inclined his head at the nightstand. “Drink your juice. I’ll get breakfast while you dress. Warm clothing. It can get pretty darned cold up there. We have just over a half hour.”
To live? “Until?”
“Until we have to leave.” He started for the door, then turned to face her. “Scrambled eggs okay?”
The eggs would probably end up a lot more scrambled if she tried to force them down her throat. She stared after him in wide-eyed disbelief as he went through the door.
Was this the divine retribution she’d been waiting for after all?
🙂 So excited you joined me for 10 – 4 Tuesday! Before we wave good-bye, let us know if there are any other links you’d like to share so that we can find you and your book online 🙂
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