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Meet Fiona Jayde, and a Giveaway of Her New Book, Booty Call!
Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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For those of you who are on the Total Exposure chat loop (link to join below) you know my good friend Fiona Jayde. Fiona is one of the most interesting people I know. She was born in Russia and learned how to speak English through television shows like Growing Pains. She’s a true polymath–a graphic design artist, painter, musician (piano), author and a student of the martial arts. If you want to imagine her accent, think Russian valley girl. She’s one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, so sweet, in fact, that she’s giving away one download of her new Red Sage book Booty Call! Ask Fi a question or make a comment, and she’ll choose one name tomorrow afternoon as the winner!

Booty Call

Nicole Lang, erotic romance author, has a secret. Well, two secrets —
and she’s keeping them both from her boss. Now that’s she’s blurted out
exactly what genre she writes for when she quits her job to write full
time, she’s not about to tell the drop-dead-gorgeous Dan Gust that she’d
rather work under him than with him…. Until the ring she bought as a
good luck charm falls off and Dan bends down to pick it up. How can a
girl resist those firm full lips when they’re so close to hers?

Dan has worked with Nicole for years, smelling her perfume, hearing her
voice, constantly schooling himself to act the cool professional. He
never even considered that the calm and curvy blonde is interested in
him, or that she spends her nights choreographing hot love scenes. Now
that he knows, Dan issues a challenge Nicole can’t refuse: if he can
prove that mere mortals can have mind-blowing sex, Nicole’s next book
will feature humans and not stamina enhanced werewolves or super-endowed
aliens.

And with a bit of luck, Dan might convince Nicole that a booty call can
lead to so much more…

Read an excerpt

Buy it here

What Reviewers are saying: “Short, sweet and hot. Fiona Jayde packs in a
lot of story in a very compact space.” Sarah Silversmith, Romance
Readers Connection

Lacey Savage interviewed Fi about Booty Call at the Total Exposure chat group.

Fiona Jayde Interview

LS: Oh, my… hot-sex-with- the-boss stories are scorching! I know you’re
a big fan of this theme, too. What made you want to write BOOTY CALL?

FJ: I’ve always loved co-worker stories, but this particular idea stemmed
from every authors dream – supporting yourself through writing, making
writing the primary full time job. And thinking about how that “final
conversation” might go πŸ™‚

LS: I absolutely adore the cover for BOOTY CALL. Since you do cover art
yourself, walk us down memory lane a little. What are some of the best
covers you’ve gotten for your books? What about some of the… umm…
not-so-hot ones? Links would be appreciated so we can drool or boo
accordingly. *g*

FJ: LOL – there’s a loaded question:) I’m extremely opinionated about cover
art:)

I also love the cover for Booty Call – its exactly what I wanted –
dramatic eye catching light, and a large focal point. I think at this
point its the best cover I’ve gotten.

Not so hot ones? I would say the official cover for Dark Lotus… Its
really hard to translate the writing brain into the artistic brain (at
least for me) and I have a feeling the concept that I communicated just
didn’t translate well into the visual product…

LS? Now, how about showing off some of the gorgeous covers you’ve
created? Can you share with us some of your favorites?

FJ: Recently I had the pleasure of doing cover art for Old Fashioned
Detective Work – which I think is the best cover I’ve done.
Its the first cover on my Cover Art page –
http://www.fionajayde.com/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=1&Itemid=15

LS: Which of your books has been the most challenging to write? The most
rewarding?

FJ: I would say Rookery Cove: Restrictions Applied was the most challenging.
I had an extremely difficult time putting myself into a world that I
didn’t create. When I read – I read sounds and feelings, I don’t
actively see images in my head. (Which would explain why I don’t do much
of setting descriptions). So I had a hard time putting my characters
into a setting I couldn’t see or describe to myself:)

Most rewarding? I would say Dark Lotus and Dragon Slayer which I just
recently finished. I’ve gotten into this plotting thing – and the deeper
I plot the more I immerse myself into the characters and their
personalities, and they become real to me.

LS: Tell us a little bit about what you’re working on now. In particular,
I’d love to hear about your writing process — what stage are you at?
How’s the story treating you?

FJ: LOL – I’ve been OCDing on my website – so the story got put on hold for
a bit. But I’m jumping in with both feet this week! I’m working on a
dark paranormal – and true to fashion it’ll have plenty of action πŸ™‚ I’d
tell you more… when its done:)

LS: Close your eyes. (Okay — read this question, /then /close your eyes.
LOL) You’ve fast-forwarded 10 years into the future. You’re sitting at
your writing desk. On the wall next to you is a reminder of your
proudest achievement, which you’ve accomplished within those 10 years.
What is it?

FJ: HUH.. Remember that whole thing about me nothing thinking visually?
(Yes, I have an Art Degree… Don’t ask me how… Actually, when I paint
I can’t think of anything , total disconnect from reality).

You know, all I really can see is the award on my wall – the same one
thats hanging behind me now. Its an award to “The Best New Author in the
neighborhood” presented to me by my hubby at a time when I was feeling
very unsure about my writing career.

Thanks for stopping by Fi!

37 comments to “Meet Fiona Jayde, and a Giveaway of Her New Book, Booty Call!”

  1. Sierra
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 8:52 am · Link

    Beth, I have to second everything you just said (well, except that I haven’t gotten to hear Fiona live yet, lol!)

    Fi! DOOD! Congrats on your first Red Sage release! Woo-hoo!

    — Sierra



  2. Lea
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 8:43 am · Link

    Hi Fi:

    I read your wonderful interview at Total Exposure, and “Booty Call”, is a read that I am looking forward too enjoying.

    I am all for the “short, sweet and hot”!

    Great post!

    Warm regards to you both.
    L



  3. Tina
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 8:57 am · Link

    I personally love short sweet and hot. Loved the interview too!! Beautiful cover do you have say over your cover art?



  4. Marcy Arbitman
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 9:04 am · Link

    Hi Fi! I LOVE your books! I can’t wait to read “Booty Call”!



  5. Val Pearson
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 9:12 am · Link

    The book looks really hot. I love the cover and I love that it is a short, sweet, and especially HOT read. Your interview was great!



  6. Fedora
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 9:19 am · Link

    Huge congrats, Fi! I really enjoyed the excerpt and Dark Lotus was amazing! This sounds like a completely different genre, but just as hot! Are you doing anything special to celebrate each new release?



  7. Channon Valentine
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 9:59 am · Link

    Awsome interview! And the blurb of the book has made it a must get. It sounds like fun!!!



  8. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 10:05 am · Link

    Beth – thank you so much for having me on your blog! Russian valley girl? LOL! Like, omg!
    (Its totally true, that and Growing Pains).

    And a big thanks to Lacey Savage for a wonderful interview πŸ™‚



  9. Gayle O
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 10:14 am · Link

    Hi Fiona,

    Booty Call sounds like it will be another fabulous book. I can’t wait to pick it up.

    I had a question for you. Why don’t you do all your own covers for your stories? I’m sure you have visions in your head of what you would like it to look like and cover artists do not always do what the story is about. Or does the publishing house not allow you to? I like the covers I’ve seen of yours.

    Your girl and fantasy male are fantastic. Swords must be your niche as they are great. Yes, you art degree does show.

    Best to you on release day.



  10. Gayle O
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 10:15 am · Link

    Hi Fiona,

    Booty Call sounds like it will be another fabulous book. I can’t wait to pick it up.

    I had a question for you. Why don’t you do all your own covers for your stories? I’m sure you have visions in your head of what you would like it to look like and cover artists do not always do what the story is about. Or does the publishing house not allow you to? I like the covers I’ve seen of yours.

    Your girl and fantasy male are fantastic. Swords must be your niche as they are great. Yes, your art degree does show.

    Best to you on release day.



  11. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 10:36 am · Link

    Hi Lea!
    Thanks – I’m glad you enjoyed the interview! And “heck yeah” for “short sweet and hot” πŸ™‚

    Sie! Dooooood!!! Thanks – I’m really excited about Booty Call πŸ™‚

    Hi Tina – thank you! Sometimes all I need is a short sweet and hot read πŸ™‚ I really love the cover art – I usually have a lot of say in what I want in a cover, but for Booty Call , the artist totally exceeded my expectations.

    I said something along the lines of “I’d like a close shot of faces, city lights, and dramatic colors”. And Presto!

    Hiya Marcy! I’m thrilled you love my books! I hope you enjoy Booty Call!

    Hi Val – thank you! I really love the cover too – I think it captures the book beautifully. I’m glad you liked the interview!

    Hi Fedora – I’m thrilled you thought Dark Lotus was amazing! Booty Call is a totally completely different genre – in fact, its my first time writing a full contemporary, so I’m really anxious to see how my readers respond to this side of me:)

    At Total Ex, we celebrate a new release by putting an author into the spotlight and asking them all sorts of fun questions (kinda like Lacey did above)

    Hi Channon – thank you! The blurb was really fun to write, especially the line “not stamina enhanced werewolves or super-endowed aliens”.. LOL

    Hey Beth?? I think you’re spot on about the valley girl thing… I just reread my responses, and I used “Totally” like 10 times πŸ™‚ LOL!



  12. Danielle D
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 10:53 am · Link

    Hi Fiona,

    Great interview. I love the fact that you learned English by watching TV.

    Booty Call looks so good!!!!!!!!!!!!



  13. Connie B
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 11:13 am · Link

    Wonderful interview Fiona, It’s so COOL you learned how to speak english on “Growing Pains” series! Your book sounds so good. would LOVE to read it. Congrats! πŸ˜†



  14. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 11:37 am · Link

    Hi Gayle – thanks! I hope you enjoy Booty Call!

    I LOOOVE swords – Japanese swords, fantasy swords, you name em. Definitely my thing:)

    Thanks for the compliment about my covers! As far as doing my own – it really depends on the rules of the publishing house – most don’t allow authors to do their own covers.

    BUT – having said that, GrimJustin is re-releasing as a collection next month, and I’m proud to say I did the cover for it πŸ™‚

    Hi Danielle – thanks! As far as TV – my sis and I were totally hooked on American TV. The old classics – Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley… And of course Growing Pains.. Mike was so cute!

    Hi Connie! I’ve always said I learned English watching Growing Pains and reading Nora Roberts πŸ™‚



  15. Juliana Stone
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 12:15 pm · Link

    Great interview Fiona! I’ve learned a lot about you, glad I stopped by. And yeah, I have to second the lovely cover! The cover gods were smiling your way with that one!



  16. Estella
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 2:06 pm · Link

    Congrats on your Red Sage release!
    I’m looking forward to reading Booty Call.



  17. AmyC
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Hi Beth and Fiona! Thanks to Lea for her post about this post, I have found another book I must have!

    Booty Call sounds wonderful and fun! I loved the blurb.
    The last part of it sold me!–Dan issues a challenge Nicole can’t refuse: if he can prove that mere mortals can have mind-blowing sex, Nicole’s next book
    will feature humans and not stamina enhanced werewolves or super-endowed
    aliens.
    Love it!



  18. Cecile
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 2:57 pm · Link

    Hi Fiona! I have to thank Lea for giving me the heads up to come here and check this out!!! The book sounds awesome. I really like Lea’s description of “short, sweet and hot!” This sounds like a book I MUST read!!! You and Lacey did a great interview!!



  19. Cindy W
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 3:12 pm · Link

    Book sounds great!!! If I don’t win, I think I will just have to buy it!



  20. VampFanGirl
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 3:23 pm · Link

    Hi Fiona and Beth!

    Great interview guys. ‘Booty Call’ sounds like a really fun read. Count me in for the drawing!

    πŸ™‚ VampFanGirl



  21. The_Book_Queen
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Glad that I stopped by today– I’ve never heard of the book before, but now that I’ve seen the cover (great) and read the summary, I’d love to read it– it sounds really, really good! Hey, any hero that can prove that humans can have mind-blowing sex just like paranormal heroes is my kind of man! LOL.

    Great interview, too!



  22. Sandy M
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 3:55 pm · Link

    Great interview, Fiona! And Booty Call sounds like a lot of fun. Looking forward to it!



  23. AmyC
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 4:02 pm · Link

    Why wait to see if I win Booty Call, when I could just go buy the darn thing…so that’s what I did :). It’s uploaded and ready to go!



  24. Cindy W
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 4:15 pm · Link

    You can take my name out of the hat, I just bought it!



  25. Dottie
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 4:37 pm · Link

    Hi Fiona!!

    Great interview and what sounds like a great book!! Congrats!! Count me in for the contest!!

    Dottie



  26. LINDA B
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 7:29 pm · Link

    :mrgreen: HI BETH!

    I LOVE THAT TITLE! LOL I SHOULD BE MAKING A CALL MYSELF!! SNORT I CAN NOT WAIT TO READ IT.



  27. Amy S.
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Great post! Booty Call sounds great!



  28. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 7:39 pm · Link

    Hi Juliana – glad you stopped by! For sure the cover gods smiled at me:)

    Hi Estella – thanks! I hope you enjoy it!

    Hi Amy – thank you!! I totally love the “super endowed” aliens LOL! I hope enjoy Booty Call!!

    Hiya Cecile – thanks! I’m glad you stopped by! And “heck yeah” for a “short sweet and hot” read πŸ™‚

    Cindy – thanks!! I hope you enjoy it!! Smooches:)

    Hi VampFanGirl! You’re in – and thanks!!

    My sentiments exactly Book_Queen:) Sometimes I want just a normal human hero:) I’m glad you liked the cover and the blurb!

    Hiya Sandy!!
    Thank you – and I hope you enjoy it!

    Hi Dottie – thanks! And you got it:)

    LOL Linda – and thanks!



  29. beth kery
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 8:04 pm · Link

    Hi All!
    Just got home from work, and it looks like ya’ll were having a little Fi-party! Fiona, congrats again on the release, and you’re welcome anytime!



  30. Lynda
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 9:39 pm · Link

    πŸ˜€ I haven’t ever read you yet but did really enjoy the excerpt. Sounds like a great book! And you sound like a really diverse and interesting person. Thanks for the interview. I’d love to be in the contest.



  31. Kim S.
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      · March 26th, 2009 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Great interview! Congrats on your release of Booty Call!! I love stories of employee/boss romances! And this one sounds yummmmy!!

    I have a couple of questions; How do you name your characters? And what’s one favorite character name and how did he/she get that name?

    You are a new-to-me author and I look forward to reading your books!



  32. Lindsey Ekland
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      · March 27th, 2009 at 12:23 am · Link

    Have seen this book and looking forward to reading it. I agree sometimes I just want to read about normal people in a relationship though I never say no to “alien” sex. Should be a fun read.



  33. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 27th, 2009 at 10:25 am · Link

    Hi Beth – Thank you!!!

    Hiya Linda – I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt!

    Hi Kim – me too! Names are a tricky subject. Sometimes I troll name generators and see if something “pops”. Sometimes the characters come to me already named – which was the case with Booty Call.

    Favorite name – Rayan Slade in Urban Myth – and he got it similarly by coming to me with the name already there:)

    Hi Lindsey – LOL about “alien sex” πŸ™‚

    Guys I’ll announce the winner at 10AM Cali time (thats 1pm eastern time… i think)

    I hope everyone is having a terrific Friday!



  34. Fiona Jayde
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      · March 27th, 2009 at 11:39 am · Link

    Hi all! I want to thank all of you for stopping by and posting your comments and questions:)

    The winner for a PDF copy of BootyCall is Cecile! Please email me at fiona [at] fionajayde.com to let me know where you’d like me to send you a copy.

    Since you guys have been so great, I’d like to do a second place prize – any e-book from my backlist. The winner is VampFanGirl! VampFanGirl, please go to my website at www fionajayde [dot] com and let me know which ebook you would like as your prize.

    Thank you so much everyone for participating – and a huge Thank you to Beth for hosting me and Lacey for the wonderful interview πŸ™‚

    -Fi



  35. beth kery
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      · March 27th, 2009 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Wow, cool! Thanks for stopping by, Fi! You were a great guest.

    Big Hug!



  36. cecile
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      · March 28th, 2009 at 7:46 pm · Link

    Beth, Thanks for having Fiona on your blog!!! And thanks for allowing us to stop by and check her out! Hope you have a great weekend!!



  37. Karin
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      · April 5th, 2009 at 8:06 pm · Link

    After a weekend of reading about hunks on the dangerouswomen site, I don’t think Dan should have a thing to worry about!







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