It’s been a long summer of moving house, writing and traveling, now is the time to bring back 5 burning questions. Check out debut J.A. Little’s novel – Angel of Redemption.
I discovered this story from a 5 STAR review on the Schmexy Girl Blog and I wanted to spread the word about this book. Dean Wyatt sparks all the things I love in romance, check out this description and the review and I think you’ll 1-click this book too.
Check out the description: Seasoned social worker Kayla Brooks has dealt with her fair share of difficult situations, but nothing could have prepared her for the likes of Dean Wyatt, head of Wyatt House Group Home for Boys. When a case unexpectedly brings Kayla to his door in the middle of the night, sparks fly. With a piercing gaze and heavily inked skin, Dean looks like a walking wet dream.
Until he turns out to be an asshole.
Dean Wyatt has always kept those around him at arm’s length. Secrets lurk beneath his tattoos—a traumatic past known to very few.
Forced to work together in order to help two vulnerable boys, Kayla slowly penetrates Dean’s tough exterior. Along the way the two discover something they’ve each been missing—but only time will tell if they can overcome the painful past that’s kept anyone from bringing true happiness into Dean’s world.
Check out J.A.’s answers to my five burning questions.
1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Dean?
*Ha! It’s so weird to even have that question asked b/c Gideon Cross and Kellan Kyle are so well known. I don’t like the idea of killing anyone. Screw . . . probably all 3 at some point, depending on mood. lol. Marry would definitely have to be Dean. I have an deeply emotional attachment to him already so it would be an easy step to take.
2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? EDITORS NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
* I honestly don’t remember my first romance. I do remember when I was about 14 getting ahold of one that was a period novel. Set in the 1800s maybe. I just remember them talking about his “pink member” and thinking “I’m not sure I’m supposed to be reading this.” Of course I did anyway.
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?
* Well, I have to start out by saying that I kind of “fell” into writing romance/adult novels. When I was younger, I wanted to be the female version of Stephen King. I wrote twisted poetry and horror. So romance really is fairly new for me. I think though, in the romance category, I really like to keep things real. Sex is a part of adult relationships so I’m not sure that I would ever write a sexless adult romance, but I’d probably tone it down quite a bit if I ended up writing other genres. I’m not sure that Menage or BDSM is really my style either, but I suppose I’ll never say never.
4. What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing or reading?
*I have four kids, so I am constantly running around taking people here and there and everywhere else. On the rare occasion I get time to myself though, I am a runner. I love just getting out and going whether it’s 3 miles or 10 miles. It clears my head and gets the adrenaline pumping. In the winters I also like to snowboard. And I really just enjoy having coffee or drinks with friends.
*This is a hard one. It’s taken me over a week to figure this out, but this is what I’ve come up with.
1) Sia because she writes such raw and emotional music. I have been inspired by her more times than I can count and I am just awed at the way she puts it all out there.
2) JK Rowling because . . . because she’s JK Rowling. lol. It takes a lot of strength and determination to pick yourself up by your bootstraps the way that she did. She changed and inspired an entire generation. Her imagination and her ability to take people into a whole other world is astounding.
3) Charlie Hunnam – Does this one really need explanation? He could inspire me to write all sorts of stories.
4) H.G. Wells. – It seems to me like he knew far more about science fiction and the future than he should have at the time that he was writing novels. I’m curious as to how he came up with his ideas.
5) My Nana, because I miss her and love her and I wish she could see the compassionate and determined young man and the strong, independent daughters I am raising. She would proud of them.
6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
*Shit is the word I use the most. But I always laugh when someone uses the word douchenozzle or something similarly ridiculous.
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