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Oct 03

Guest Author Wednesdays ♥ Jennifer Wright

Hello everyone! I’m ecstatic to have M/M Romance Author Jennifer Wright with me today. Please say hi and leave her a comment or two below (don’t forget to check out her giveaway!).

Ah, the wonderful bio. I don’t like bios too much, maybe because I can never think of what to say? Or maybe it’s because I’m pretty much a boring person (all the excitement is in my head, lol). But, if I really have to give one, then here’s the boring facts about me (now’s the time where you get up to go to the bathroom before the questions start).

I was born in Arizona, but have spent the better part of my life in Wisconsin. While I enjoy living close to my family, my heart longs to live in the South – or anywhere where the winters are warmer, and I hope to someday get there. I love writing, and try to dedicate as much of my free time to it (ha, what free time?). If I’m not typing away on my laptop, you’ll find me with my nose buried in a book, or with my loving boyfriend debating on what movie to watch and the never ending back and forth decision of what we should have for dinner. I love spending time with my family and boyfriend, cuddling with my two cats, and laughing as much as possible (cuz I like to think I’m funnySmile).

I’ve always had a very active imagination. I can spend days creating a story in my mind; playing it out word for word like a movie for my own personal entertainment. When I was younger I tried dabbling in writing, but it faded away. But not long ago – as silly as this may sound, one of my ‘daydreams’ moved me so much, I decided to put it down on paper. My passion for writing took off again with a new surge, and I’ve never been happier or had more fun.

Some little tidbits about me are – I love horses and cats, I have a really big sweet-tooth, and was told I like to talk with my hands (insert hand gestures here).

 

You can find her at:

Site Twitter Tumblr  EMail  Total E-Bound 

What do you find the hardest part of being an author?

Everything that comes after writing the book. If people think writing a book is hard, try writing a synopsis, or do a five day grind of book edits, or promotions. I’ve come to find that writing the book is actually the easy part – I bang my head against my desk a lot less when I’m writing. Smile

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Seeing it get published. Now, I’m not trying to say that in a greedy way – although extra money is nice – it’s the fact that somebody thought that my book was good enough that they want to invest their money in and time into it. To know that a publisher thinks others will enjoy it as well is a good feeling. Ultimately, I don’t care about profit. All I care about is the enjoyment my book may give others.

Just how H.O.T. are most of your books?

I’d say pretty hot. I usually only have a handful of sex scenes, but they’re very descriptive. I kind of like to give a lot of details – a step-by-step layout of it, more or less.

How sweet or romantic do they tend to be?

I’m not too sure about sweet, but I like to think they’re romantic. There’s always a dramatic point – some that may be heartbreaking at the moment – but it’s the build-up to that, and then the getting back the one they love… that’s romantic. Intimate scenes are not all that make a romance; I personally think they’re kind of a smaller part of it. It’s the trust, the gestures, the laughs, the simple touches that make your heart ache – these are but a few of what make a romance story and I try my hardest to put that in my books (note the word try) Smile

Do you have a specific writing style?

Honestly? I don’t really know. It varies – it’s whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Can I just say ‘All of the above’? Smile

Which is your favorite storyline/angst situation and why? What inspired you to write about it?

Mind you this isn’t for all of my books, but I like writing the heartache kind of stories – will they make it or not? I like the small bits of betrayal, or disappointment, or the character(s) being stuck with a decision of that causes conflict that tests their love. And it doesn’t all have to be one of the main characters doing it to the other main character – it could be a third party causing the drama.

What inspires me to write it? I guess I’d have to say because heartache is one of the strongest ‘physical’ emotions, it may not be the best feeling, but the strongest – at least for me. Your heart literally aches… I feel as if I’m starting to sound disturb here. Okay, to sum it up – I like to feel, and heartache – be it good or bad – is the strongest emotion to me.

Boxers or Briefs? I know which I prefer . . . *wink*

None. Wait, was that an option?

Favorite author?

J.L. Langley. It was my love for her books that finally gave me the courage to write m/m romance.

Oh, Yes! She’s one of my favs!
Favorite quote?

I hate to say it, but I don’t have one.

What’s next for you?

Well, I just signed a contract for the second book in the Finding Home series: Morvea, so I expect to be doing more editing soon. Other than that – more writing! Yay!

 

 

      

Look for my debut of book one in the Finding Home series: Pavarus, November 5th, 2012. But you can pre-order Pavarus today at a 15% discount until October 8th, 2012, when it becomes available to buy and download at Total-E-Bound at a 10% discount.

Thrown into another world where dangerous creatures live and rule, will Wesley stay and find love with a vampire, or will the terrors of an unknown realm have him running home?

On a camping trip in Louisiana, Wesley finds himself sucked down a hidden portal and thrown into another realm where he meets Remus, a warrior vampire. With the help of Remus, Wesley embarks on an adventure to find his way home, back to a world not filled with vampires and dragons and magic folk. Along his journey, the handsome vampire finds his way into Wesley’s heart. But will his love for Remus overcome his fears of the creatures that reign in this world?

Remus has never wanted a man before, but finds himself drawn to Wesley despite his denying efforts. He’s happy with his life as the Commander of the vampires, and has had no interest in finding a mate. But after Wesley is kidnapped, Remus discovers his feelings for the man are stronger than he thought. Is he strong enough, though, to honor Wesley’s wish to return home, and let go of the man he loves?

Wes was hesitant to open his eyes. Something wasn’t right. The last thing he remembered was the agonising pain in his gut from being stabbed, yet now he felt…great. Wonderful. Absolutely amazing. He couldn’t even remember the last time he felt this good. There wasn’t a single ache in his body, and that had his mind reeling. With the beatings and being stabbed…why wasn’t he hurting? Why wasn’t he dead?

A shifting to his left had him holding his breath. Slowly, he opened his eyes and peeked through, hoping to get a look at his surroundings before Gravaick became aware that he was awake. Wes looked up at the ceiling and frowned. It wasn’t a dark and dirty stone ceiling like before. This one was light and clean and strangely familiar, considering it was just a ceiling. Wes opened his eyes fully and looked around the room.

It was Remus’ room. He was home!

Wes started when a hand landed on his chest. He looked to his left and cried out when he spotted Remus next to him on the bed, asleep. Wes ignored the ‘oomph’ from Remus as he plastered his body against his man’s. He wrapped his arms and legs around Remus and held tight, burying his face into his chest.

Without warning, tears began to fall. He couldn’t have been happier to see Remus here next to him. His last thoughts had been of the man he loved, and now that man was here with him. Wes revelled in the feel of Remus’ arms wrapping around him, holding him closer. He felt himself calming as Remus caressed his back, whispering comforting words in his ear.

Wes looked up into Remus’ beautiful grey eyes. Unable to hold back, Wes moved up and gently kissed him. Fireworks exploded and his body came alive at the feel of Remus’ lips against his. The kiss was tender and unhurried. Wes nibbled along Remus’ bottom lip and slid his body against his mate’s.

Remus growled—he reached up and laced his fingers through Wes’ hair and plunged his tongue into Wes’ mouth. Wes moaned and ground his erection against Remus’ hip—the man’s own dick digging into Wes’ thigh.

Wes’ mind reeled as Remus deepened the kiss, the tenderness turning frantic and desperate. Tongues tangled, lips mashed together, breath became ragged, hearts raced… They wanted each other…they needed each other.

Wes whimpered when Remus pulled his head back, breaking the kiss. “Wait”—Remus looked Wes over—“you’re hurt. You should be resting.”

“I feel fine, Remus. Actually, I feel amazing.” Wes punctuated the later with a roll of his hips. Remus closed his eyes and groaned, taking a deep breath and letting it out slowly. He opened his eyes and stared at Wes. “Wesley—”

Wes silenced him with another kiss. “No, don’t deny me, Remus, I need you,” he mumbled as he nibbled along Remus’ chin. “I’m fine, Remus. Please believe me.” He felt Remus’ hand tighten in his hair before he pulled Wes’ head back again. He stared deeply into Wes’ eyes, seeming to search for the truth in his words. “Do you want me?” Wes asked.

Giveaway

Want more? Just leave a comment (please include your email address to be eligible for the giveaway) and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an e-copy of Pavarus. The cut-off time to enter will be Thursday 4th at midnight. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday 5th.

 

      

 

About the author

TempeO

Tempeste O’Riley grew up in the deep south and escaped her conservative, oppressive roots as soon as she could. Tempe is an out and proud omnisexual/bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t – defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life but writing has always drawn her back – no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life.

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  1. Jen Wright

    I want to thank you again for hosting me, Tempeste. I’m honored to be here and I know it’s going to be a lot of fun 🙂
    And the post looks amazing! I love the set-up.

    ~Jen

  2. Sage Marlowe

    Hi Jennifer,
    Lovely post! Congrats on your book, it sure sounds intriguing. Another one to add to my ever-growing tbr-pile, sigh.
    I wholeheartedly agree with you on the writing being the easiest part of publishing but hey, it’s all so worth it, isn’t it?

    marlowe.sage AT yahoo.co.uk

    1. Jen Wright

      Thanks, Sage. And yes, it is totally worth it!

      ~Jen

  3. donnag63

    Fantastic post Jennifer! It was great getting to know a bit about you.
    I’m definitely on board with writing being the easiest part of the process.
    Good luck with your release. Pavarus does sound like another for my must read list!

    donnag63@iinet.net.au

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Donna! If my book does make your must read list, I do hope you enjoy it 🙂

      ~Jen

  4. June M.

    Great post! I love paranormals, and m/m stories, so when the two combine it is great 🙂
    I like that Wes get sucked into a different realm with all sorts of paranormal creatures and has to try to find his way home. But will he leave the man he loves, Remus? I would love to win a copy to find out more about their relationship and journey. Thank you for the chance.
    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, June! Good luck with the giveaway 🙂

      ~Jen

  5. DebraG

    Love the excerpt. I do want more. Can’t wait for its release.

    debby236 at HOTMAIL.com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thanks, Debra, glad to hear you want more 🙂 Just a few of more days till it’s released!

      ~Jen

  6. Lisabet Sarai

    Hey, Jen,

    You’re doing a fabulous job getting the word out about your new release!

    Just wanted to say, keep up the good work!

    1. Jen Wright

      Thanks, Lisabet! And a big thanks for all of your help/advice with picking the excerpts.
      You’re the best!

      ~Jen

  7. Author H K Carlton (@AuthorHKCarlton)

    Hi Jen, Great post. I’m with you and all the other writers on this one. I’d rather be writing. Loved the excerpt. Congratulations.
    H K

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, H K! Too much to say to you, so I’ll just give a big *hug* for everything 😀

      ~Jen

  8. Maria D.

    Great post! I too would love to live somewhere with warmer winters…lol….Thanks for the excerpt from Pavarus – it sounds good

    junegirl63 @ gmail . com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Maria! Yeah, if it wasn’t for my family, I’d have been out of here long ago.

      ~Jen

  9. Melissa Limoges

    Great excerpt! I really liked the blurb. I’ll be sure to add it to my TBR list. Congrats on your release.

    imsocool AT gmail.com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Melissa, I’m glad you liked it 🙂

      ~Jen

  10. Bebe Balocca

    Hi Jen! Wonderful post. I loved your blurb as well ~ big congratulations on Pavarus and the launch of your Finding Home series! Woo-hoo!

    bebe.balocca @ gmail . com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Bebe 🙂

      ~Jen

  11. Trix

    Lots of detail sounds good to me! The book sounds great–thanks for the giveaway!

    vitajex @ aol.com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Trix 🙂

      ~Jen

  12. Nancy S

    Great post. Love to see new authors. JL Langley was my first, too and am reading her latest right now.

    ocanana AT gmail DOT com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thank you, Nancy.
      I’ll admit that I stayed up Monday night till JL’s MRR went up early Tuesday morning, and then also stayed up till 3am this morning reading it 🙂 I just love her books!

      ~Jen

  13. Noelle

    Great post and interview!

    noellekeaton(at)yahoo.com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thanks, Noelle!

      ~Jen

  14. arella3173

    Great post! 😀 I really enjoyed the interview! heh…
    Ooh, I look forward to your second book!! and congrats on this one! I really am excited to read it! 🙂 heh… adding to my must have, It sounds so good, gah… ;A;/ My list is ever growing.. lol…

    Thanks for the contest!

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless(at)yahoo(dot)com

    1. Jen Wright

      Thanks, Judi, I’m glad you enjoyed the post 🙂 Good luck in the giveaway!

      ~Jen

  15. Jen Wright

    And the winner is……………… June M!
    Congratulations, June! I will be contacting you soon about your copy of Pavarus.

    Thank you to all who commented, it was wonderful reading all of the good things that everyone had to say. It really gives me a lot of hope.

    And thank you again, Tempeste, for hosting me. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do it again!

    ~Jen

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