I’m delighted to welcome fellow Wild Rose Press author Jean Adams here today for an interview and a look at her contemporary romance, A Man Like Saxon. Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win in Jean’s giveaway!
Hi, Jean. Tell us a little about A Man Like Saxon. What inspired this story?
One Christmas my then husband gave me ticket for a hot air balloon ride as a present. He knew I’d always wanted to go but he was too chicken to join me. It was a magical experience and some time later turned into A Man Like Saxon. All my personal experience is in that book’s balloon adventure.
Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.
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. He’s more than a little intrigued by Danielle and sets his sights on winning her affection.
Is Saxon the nemesis Danielle’s been expecting–or the key to her freedom? Will Saxon be able to convince Danielle that sometimes wishes bring happiness?
What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
I am currently editing my latest erotica, The Outrageous Adventures of Charlotte. I believe that’s due for release in June.
I am also working on a book that I really love, especially the hero, set in Los Angeles and Greece. It is under review with The Wild Rose Press and if accepted, will be my fifth book for them.
What are your writing goals for this year?
I would really love to finish my Egyptian trilogy, or at least be well on the way to completing it. It’s been on hold for almost a year.
Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, character, or…?
I usually start with one main character and build from there.
Do you have a favorite time of day for writing?
I love to write in the early morning, before the phone starts ringing, when there is silence in the house.
Do you have a favorite hero and/or heroine in your books and why?
I once wrote a time travel set, you guessed it, in ancient Egypt (my passion after writing). The hero, who I adore, is Egyptian, the heroine is modern. It’s a story of a deep love that lasts through time.
What is your favorite scene from this story and why?
Lord Khafra (the hero) has been branded a traitor by pharaoh and knows he has to die. Alex (the heroine) tells him she will die with him because without him she has no way of getting back to the 21st century, and there’s no way she can stay in Egypt. It made me cry every time I worked on the scene—and knew how I ended! How sad is that?
Where is your favorite place in the world?
Cornwall, in England.
Who influenced your decision to become a writer?
Agatha Christie, without doubt. I wanted to write mysteries like hers but when I discovered romance, it was love at first read. But I still hanker to write a mystery so who knows, maybe one day I will.
What don’t most people know about you but you would like to share?
All my romance heroes are based on actors. I like to use them because I like to watch the way they move, listen to nuances in speech, small movements, etc. Of course, I never name them. Great research. At least that’s my excuse!!
These are few of my favorite things:
1. Red wine
2. Blue cheese
3. Watching old movies
The fall happened before she could stop it. In an effort to right herself, Danielle fell flat on her back, taking the balloon, and Saxon, with her. He came down on top of her in a tangle of nylon. Even though he managed to break his fall by bracing his hands on either side of her head, his big body had her pinned to the ground.
For several heartbeats they lay together, and in those moments, Danielle’s world tilted. Time stopped, and she forgot to breathe. She lay perfectly still, held down by the muscular male body above her. His hard chest flattened her breasts, making her all too aware of his maleness. Every muscle, every contour of his body pressed against hers. Lordy, but he felt good.
Their faces were close, allowing her gaze to explore his eyes for a brief fraction of time. And in that time she thought she saw yearning in his. A deep longing that went on into eternity. Eyes that had once looked cold and barren, now came alive, dancing with blue flame. A muscle ticked in his jaw as his beautiful mouth tightened into a hard line. Her nostrils flared at the scent of crisp, masculine cologne mingled with aroused male.
And judging by his erection that pressed into her belly, he was aroused, no doubt about that.
So was she. In an instant, her insides had turned to liquid honey.
What should have been an awkward moment was instead tinged with an excitement Danielle had never experienced before. Something dark and primeval moved in the pit of her stomach. Heaven help her, she didn’t want him to move away.
Saxon was the first to move. “Hell’s teeth!”
A Giveaway! Jean will give one lucky commenter a digital copy of A Man Like Saxon. Jean has a question for you: She always wanted to go for a balloon ride–What’s something you’ve always wished to do?
Jean, who writes under the name Jean Adams, is a firm believer in happily-ever-after and enjoys writing books with happy endings. She has published several romance novels and is working on several others, including a trilogy set in ancient Egypt. Jean likes dark, mysterious heroes and strong heroines, who are their perfect match. They are soul mates, and their love for each the goes soul deep. She is the founder of Romance Writers of New Zealand.
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