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Chat with Fiona Jayde, and a Giveaway of GrimJustin
Thursday, April 9th, 2009

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…

Read an Excerpt
Purchase the GrimJustin Collection


“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

Interview Questions:

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:)

14 comments to “Chat with Fiona Jayde, and a Giveaway of GrimJustin”

  1. Val Pearson
      · April 9th, 2009 at 7:35 pm · Link

    Man that looks like a really good book! I would love to read it.

  2. Brandy W
      · April 9th, 2009 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Fiona you are new to me so thank you Beth for having her here. I’m also rather new to your blog here too.

    GrimJustin Collection looks really good to me. I think this is a definite need to get.

  3. Sandy M
      · April 9th, 2009 at 8:05 pm · Link

    Wow, GrimJustin sounds terrific, Fiona! And great interview. I love time travel, so definitely waiting for Treasure of Devil’s Isle!

  4. Lynda
      · April 9th, 2009 at 9:19 pm · Link

    The GrimJustin collection sounds great! Halloway Duke and Kara Dillon’s story is DisArmed? That’s the one that really intriques me the most!

  5. Lea
      · April 9th, 2009 at 9:45 pm · Link


    Wonderful interview with Beth! GrimJustin is a book I would love to read. I am just finishing “Booty Call”, and loved it just wishing it was longer! lol

    Thank you so much for sharing a little insight into your writing habits and upcoming publications.

    Warm Regards
    L 😀

  6. Caffey
      · April 9th, 2009 at 10:42 pm · Link

    Oh wow, I didn’t know of these books!! I haven’t read much SciFi so I missed it and realize now what I’m missing too! I got behind alot lately 🙁 I loved the Urban Legend books!!

    Don’t put me in the contest, I’ll be planning to get these!

  7. Fiona Jayde
      · April 10th, 2009 at 12:30 am · Link

    Thanks for having me Beth! And LOL about Raymond Chandler!

    Hi Val and Brandy – thank you!!!

    Hiya Sandy -thanks! ! I’ll keep you posted about Devil’s Isle:) There’s a nod there to Stevenson for those who love classic pirate tales:)

    Hi Lynda – yep, DisArmed is Kara and Duke:) I’ve always had a soft spot for Duke – and all that pent up passion mixed with betrayal and love….(Yes, I’m a terrible tease)

    Thanks Lea – I’m thrilled you loved Booty Call!!Kinda funny – Booty Call was my first contemp – and GrimJustin is my first ever.. well, ever:)

    Hi Caffey!! Thanks – I’m so happy to hear you loved the Urban Books! As far as SciFi – it was so much fun to write! Pilot chairs that can flatten for other activities, virtual reality goggles that can ‘duplicate’ a lover….:)

  8. Maija P.
      · April 10th, 2009 at 3:08 am · Link

    Is this an international contest?

    I haven’t read anything by you (yet) or from Changeling press, so this would be my first chance at both. Back blurb of your book sounds interesting. I recently read one sci-fi romance book and noticed I really like that genre. So please count me in!

  9. Jody F.
      · April 10th, 2009 at 10:00 am · Link

    GrimJustin sounds like something I would really like. Thanks so much for coming here and talking with us!

  10. Cathy M
      · April 10th, 2009 at 11:01 am · Link

    Congrats on the great reviews for GrimJustin, I really liked the excerpt and can’t wait to read more. Your upcoming releases sound really interesting too. Looks like I have a new author to check out.

  11. catslady
      · April 10th, 2009 at 11:08 am · Link

    I really enjoyed the excerpt and it sounds like a fascinating read – thanks for a chance to win this story!

  12. blodeuedd
      · April 10th, 2009 at 11:20 am · Link

    Oh space 🙂
    I have actually never read anything with romance in space, it sure would be due time 😀

  13. ALLY M
      · April 10th, 2009 at 4:03 pm · Link

    Fiona, you are a brand new author for me. I actually happened on this blog searching something else on Google. I love books that have strong women characters. I think this book will be a must read for me, whether I win it or not.
    Thanks Beth for a great interview and great (new to me) blog!

  14. Fiona Jayde
      · April 10th, 2009 at 7:06 pm · Link

    Hi Maija – Thanks! I discovered Sci Fi romance reading Angela Knight and fell in love with it:)

    Hi Jody – it was totally my pleasure!

    Hi Cathy and Catslady- I’m so glad you both liked the excerpt! I”ll be posting excerpts from both DisArmed and DeTained, so check back at my website at http://www.fionajayde.com.

    Lol Blodeuedd – romance in space is quite an adventure:)

    Hi Ally – I love books with strong heroines as well! I’m glad you found Beth (and me) through Google!

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