Welcome back to another week in Anna’s world. Today my very special guest is fellow Rebel author, Jane Wakely. She’s here to tell us all about her new release.
I’ve asked Jane a few questions, so before we get to the good stuff, let’s see what she has to say.
Anna: What inspired you to choose your genre (genres)?
Jane: If it’s romance, I’ll read it! I will read any romance genre if the book sounds good, but my favorites are paranormal shifters and vamps! Not surprisingly, most of my ideas start with a hot shifter or vamp! 🙂
Anna: We all have issues with balancing our time between writing, editing, promoting, along with other obligations and personal time. What works best for you?
Jane: Even though it doesn’t support me right now, I’m lucky enough to be able to write full-time and I’m most productive when I follow a “work” schedule. I try to get in all of what I call “admin (email/social) stuff” done before nine, then write from 9-2. Family stuff comes next, but I usually fit in another hour or two of admin stuff later on in the day. I try not to work on weekends, but I usually end up doing some blog stuff for an hour or two on both Saturday and Sunday. If I keep the schedule, I can see great results!
Anna: Tell us about your characters. What type of hero do you normally choose? What type of heroine?
Jane: I usually chose tall, muscular, alpha types with a weakness for their heroines. My heroines are strong women who have usually been faced with some obstacle to shake their internal confidence.
Anna: Who are some of your favorite authors? Did they inspire you to write?
Jane: I love a good paranormal/shifter romance and I’ve read quite a few. My favorites are the worlds created my Cynthia Eden and Dana Marie Bell. They inspire me to write a story that my readers love as much as I love their books!
Anna: Give us a little dirt about yourself. What’s your favorite guilty indulgence?
Jane: Lately it’s been ice cream! My family loves ice cream, so we have to limit the good (real) stuff to once or twice a month! Haagen Dazs Banana Split is my usual choice!
Anna: Now, Jane, tell us about your newest book.
Title: Jenn’s Wolf
Jenn is used to being overlooked by men. She’s short, slim, shy and her past keeps her guarded against others—especially men. It also gets her labeled as having a “good personality.” When she sees Matt for the first time, she realizes he’s the first man she’s willing to take a chance on.
Matt is a wolf shifter worried that he’ll never find his mate. Without a mate, a shifter’s life is incredibly drawn-out and lonely. Willing to try anything, he agrees to a blind date with Jenn and is stunned to find out she’s the one.
A misunderstanding interrupts their first night together and leaves them both miserable. After determining she may have overreacted, Jenn apologizes and they agree to start over. When Matt tells her about his wolf, she has to decide whether to trust her heart or run from the only man she’s ever wanted.
Jennifer and Christina had been college roommates their senior year and became fast friends. They relocated to Chestnut Rock together and now shared a small, affordable apartment. That had been two years ago.
Jennifer was happy she had Christina in her life. Her best friend kept her from locking herself away and hiding from the world. Christina taught her that people sometimes drink in social situations, but they didn’t always get drunk or make a scene. Though she still had qualms, Jennifer could now have a good time in situations where friends may have a drink or two.
Christina had wanted to go what she called “man shopping,” which basically meant “go to the bar and look at hot guys!” Jennifer agreed to come along.
While Christina had no trouble finding dates, Jennifer was a bit more challenged. The two friends were as different as night and day. Christina was tall and blond with blue eyes and a bubbly personality. Jennifer was short with brown hair and brown eyes. She was reserved which most people took as timid and sometimes rude or snobby. It was hard for her to meet people and without Christina’s help, she might have ended up friendless and alone for the rest of her life. Luckily, that didn’t happen and her friend even convinced her to go on a blind date set up by one of her co-workers. The date was tomorrow night.
The group in the center roared with laughter again and the one with his back to her stepped to the right and bent over to look at his friend’s phone. Jenn could see the group more clearly now and her gaze stopped on the tall piece of awesome standing closest to the bar. If they were truly “man shopping,” she’d buy him and take him home.
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Thank you, Anna, for hosting me today!
Readers: I’m giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card at the end of my Mini Blog Tour! How do you enter? Leave a comment below (with email)! Yes, it’s that easy! Want more chances to win? Visit all five stops on the tour! Every comment (with email) will go in the drawing! (Find all the tour stops here: http://janewakely.blogspot.com/2013/03/jenns-wolf-mini-blog-tour.html )! I’ll draw/announce/post the winner on my blog on Tuesday, April 2!
Good luck and thanks for visiting! 🙂
Thanks, everyone for joining Jane and me today. My interview with Ana Vitsky has been postponed to a later date, so I’ll be sure and let you know when she’ll be visiting.
In the meantime, check back next week when I’ll be talking about my next Rebel release, Sunny’s Love. Until then, have a great week and keep reading!!!
5 thoughts on “Welcome Rebel Author, Jane Wakely”
Hi Jane, Congrats on your new release! Jenn’s Wolf caught my interest! It’s great that you can write full-time. I recently changed my day job to two days a week, so I have more time to pursue my writing.
You have a lovely blog and it’s great to be here! Thanx again for having me! 🙂
Working the day job two days a week sounds great too–especially if you enjoy your day job as much (or almost as much) as your writing! Thanx for your kind comments about JENN’S WOLF and thanx for visiting! 🙂
Thanks Anna and Jane for a great interview. I’m curious to know, Jane, if a reader would need to read one of your earlier books to understand “shifters” or if this is a stand alone.
You’re quite welcome, Jane. I enjoyed having you as a guest. Come back anytime! I, unfortunately, am still working a day job, but would LOVE to be able to devote full time to my writing. 🙂
Most readers of paranormal romance know what shifters are (sexy, alpha men that shift–change–into animals), however, if a reader has never read a shifter book before, they might be at a loss.
JENN’S WOLF is the first book in my Chestnut Rock Shifters series, but even though the books are linked together, each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone.
Another thing to note is while there may be some similarities between the many shifter books out there, authors create their own details (like vampire books), so they will have many differences too!
The genre is a lot of fun to read, IMO, and definitely worth trying at least once! 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting and asking a great question–it really got me thinking! 🙂