As many of you know, Fiona is a lovely friend of mine. She writes of awesome kick ass heroines and the exceptional alphas who have what it takes to win their hearts. Leave Fi a comment or ask a question, and qualify to win a copy of GrimJustin on Friday evening, 4/10–a day before it releases! And if you haven’t yet signed up for the DARING TIME CONTEST, be sure to to do that in addition to Fi’s daily contest.
The GrimJustin Collection: DeBriefed, DisArmed, DeTainedMay you live in interesting times…
“When I saw this series, I knew I just had to read it. And let me tell
you I am sure glad I did. Fiona Jayde built a strong world and story
that kept me wanting to know what would happen next.”
— Nicole Harvey, ParaNormalRomace (PNR)
“Naughty, engaging, and thrilling just like a sci-fi romance should
be… A novel worth reading again and again.”
4 Nymphs! — UrbanPixie, Literary Nymphs Reviews
“The sexual tension between Trent and Lil explodes off the pages and
when these two get together, you’d better hold on to something because
it’s a wild ride.”
— Kerin, TwoLips Reviews
BK: Howdy, Fi, and Welcome!
What is sure to distract you from sitting down and working/writing?
FJ: Pretty much any sort of noise will distract me. I have to have complete
solitude (and feline supervision) to get any writing done. This is
especially true in plotting/brainstorming and editing sessions.
BK: What are you working on presently? What about upcoming releases?
FJ: I’m currently developing a paranormal series, and also toying with a
contemporary series with a sci-fi edge.
As for upcoming releases, I have a romantic suspense titled Pitch Black
releasing as part of Ellora’s Cavemen in September, and coincidentally,
a time travel “pirate” type romance releasing some time at the end of
fall, early winter, titled Treasure of Devil’s Isle.
BK: A time travel pirate–how awesome is that:)
What’s the best compliment you ever got on your writing or a book?
FJ: A good friend of mine once said that my writing style reminded her of
Raymond Chandler – which is a HUGE compliment because I freaking love
the guy – especially his writing style:)
BK: Ooh, Ooh, I’m that friend! LOL. And it’s true–naked, powerful prose and lean, sharp dialogue.
If you could time travel to any time or place—the past or future—where
and when would you go to, and why?
FJ: Hm, you know, this is a very tricky question. If I traveled to the past,
I could change history. If I traveled to my own past and kicked some
righteous ass, I would potentially change my present – which I happen to
like. So, nix that. And do we REALLY want to know our own future? I
don’t think I would… So um… next question?
BK: *Grinning* There’s a woman who knows the power of time travel.
The GrimJustin books were among your first published works, weren’t
they? How does it feel to re-read them? Do you think you’ve grown as an
author? Are there any aspects of looking back on your work that you
think–“Wow, that was good. Why did I stop doing that?
FJ: Yep, GrimJustin books were the first three I ever wrote – the first
three I ever finished:)
I can’t say I’ve re-read them – mostly cause I’m my own worst critic,
and I want to remember the sheer terrorizing fun of writing them and not
muddle that feeling with “why I didn’t end this scene here?” or “I
could’ve used another word here”.
As far as looking back – the biggest thing I did that I don’t do now, is
the head first plunge into the story. There was no preplotting, no
prewriting, no character charts, no timelines.
I pants it all the way through – with the characters pretty much telling
me how the story would turn out. It was both brutal and amazing. I still
remember Kara telling Duke about her knees being weak from injuries –
where the hell did THAT come from? And it built the entire story 🙂
BK: Ah, yes. The Fiona before she found the power of meticulous plotting. Worth looking at, to be sure! Thanks for joining us today, Fi, and best of luck with the release of the GrimJustin Collection tomorrow from Changeling Press!
FJ: Thanks for having me Beth!!
BK: My pleasure, Fiona:)