Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Interview of Author Jamie Salisbury
Latest Book: Rockin' the Boss
Secret Cravings Publishing
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In the two short years since Jamie Salisbury began publishing her Romance stories, she has seen her historical-romance westerns soar to #1 on Amazon, has been nominated for a 2012 RONE award for her novella Tudor Rubato and has expanded her audience to include those published by Secret Cravings Publishing.
Currently Jamie lives in the American south. When she's not writing or plotting out her next story, she can be found with her camera, traveling or just chillin' reading a good book.
Q: Who is your favorite character in the book and why?
A: Ashleigh Thomas would have to be my favorite character in the book. In the face of all she's been through and goes through she does not allow anyone to walk over her. She's very much her own woman. She is also willing to try new things, even if she doesn't like them.
Q: Do all your heroes and all heroines look the same in your mind s you "head write"?
A: Oh no!! I have quite a vivid imagination and each of my characters is an individual and look the same in my mind as I "head write" as what comes out on paper.
Q: What genre would you like to try writing in but haven't done yet? Why?
A: Fantasy. I think you have to have an over the top imagination to be able to put together and write something (a time, place, etc.) that does not truly exist.
Q: Facebook, MySpace Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. White do you like the best and why?
A: Facebook. It's more interactive. I've got a MySpace account, but it doesn't seem like anyone uses it. Twitter I'm still figuring out. And as far as my blog, I'm still trying to figure out what works best. It's been trial and error with that.
Q: What part of the book is the easiest for you to write. Why?
A: In Rockin' the Boss, the first section was the easiest to write because I was in my comfort zone, so to speak.
Q: What part of the book is the hardest for you to write. Why?
A: The ending! Rockin' the Boss has an unusual ending. It is the first of two books, and that was not conveyed. The second (Life and Lies) will pick up where this one leaves off. It's a full length novel too.
Romance Novel Center: http://www.romancenovelcenter.com/jamiesalisbury
The adventure begins…
Max Frazier may be a stunningly handsome international rock star, but he has other hidden talents from his past. Talents the authorities want him to use. Talents Max thought of as one hit wonders and wanted to keep in his past.
His smokin' hot employer, Ashleigh Thomas, is unaware of his past with the S.A.S. Recently widowed, she yearns to bring the entertainment agency she and her late husband owned out of ruins, with Max's help. Together they embark on a once in a lifetime deal for Max. Will their mutual attraction for the other turn to fire, or will it burn to ashes once Ashleigh learns the truth? As she and Max find themselves helping the authorities bring in a figure from Ashleigh's past…will love trump evil?
Inside the apartment, Max poured us both a brandy as we sat next to each other on the overstuffed sofa.
“Ashleigh, I need to tell you something.”
Suddenly, I could feel something in the air. I know what’s coming. Perhaps not the words, but the context of what he was about to say.
He leaned closer and took my hand. “I know at this phase of our lives, we’re both beyond the game playing we did when we were in our twenties. I’m attracted to you, Ashleigh…a lot. I want to make love to you. Very much so.”
He kept his focus on my face and squeezed my hand. I stared into his eyes. I felt a modest smile form as it crossed my lips, and I squeezed back.
Placing his snifter on the table beside me, Max leaned over and softly kissed my lips before possessing them with his. His tongue probed and licked before he parted them, searching and exploring my mouth. When our tongues met, it was like sparks ignited and a fire ensued. The endless tangle left us both breathless.
When we broke apart, he took the glass still in my hand and placed it next to his. He stood, guided me to my feet, and without another word, led me down the hall to the bedroom.
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