You know those writers that when they announce a new book you get excited all tingly about it. You 1-click it, you double check the release dates waiting for it to show up on your Kindle. When it finally does show up, you make sure you’ve the dogs been walked, the kids are fed and your husband is binge watching his favorite show. You get your Kindle and fire it up to take you away. Come on you know those authors? Well Jay is one of those authors for me! Her book Kick Push about a single father gave me a grade one Colleen Hoover Book Hangover and that was it. Fan for life!
Jay’s got a new brother series out now and I LOVE brother series. They are my second favorite only to rocker stories for me. Check out the first in her new series Lucas, its free in Kindle Unlimited now. Thanks to Jay for sitting down and taking the time to answer my five burning questions. You’ll enjoy her answers as much as her books. Check her books out here and her social media.
1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Lucas?
Oh… jeez. I’d kill Gideon Cross, screw Kellan, and Mary Lucas. LOL. Is that bad? I kinda like Luke (I couldn’t write a hero I didn’t like.)
<<–Lucas Medeiros is my Lucas muse.
2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? EDITOR’S NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
My first romance novel is the same as millions of others, believe it or not. It was the Fifty Shades Trilogy. It’s what got me into reading. Then I read the Thoughtless Series, and that’s what got me into Book boyfriends. And then Slammed, and slammed is what got me to fall in love with words. I started reading about six months before I published my first book. I wasn’t one of those girls you’d catch sneaking in reads when it was bed time. I was definitely late to find my passion in life. I feel sorry for myself that I missed out on so much. I’m currently going through a classic literature phase. I’m collecting old Shakespeare!
3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
LOL! I write erotica/BDSM/menage when I feel the urge, but I would never release it, at least not under my name. I’d have to come up with a different pen name so my YA readers don’t freak the hell out. Also, I’ve tried to write a little sexier with my NA titles, a little more alpha, a little naughtier, but those guys (seriously) are just too damn sweet and they end up declaring their love pre-penetration and it ends up vanilla and downhill from there.
4. As you write series, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines?
I have zero standard process. I don’t even know how I end up with a complete book sometimes. Like, if you asked me how I wrote Lucas, I wouldn’t even be able to tell you. When I’m writing, I kind of just zone out. It seems to work so far. The only downside I’ve noticed is that I recycle names. A lot. And it’s horrible. I’ve used the same names so many times in so many different books. Sigh.
5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be? Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone. Name five people.
I would seriously invite my readers. No lie. The majority of my reader base is in the US, and being from Australia, it’s kind of tough just to hang out with them and get nerdy over my books. My best friend would be next to me (she lives in NJ) and my two best mayhem partners (they know who they are) would be on the other side. I may invite Scott Eastwood and Ryan Sheckler, just for funzies.
6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
My favorite swear word would be fuck. And maybe the C word (Sorry YA Readers). I’m Australian, though, the C word can sometimes be used in the form of a greeting.