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Juliana Stone is here!
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Please join me in welcoming Juliana Stone as the first author in the EXPLOSIVE contest! Juliana is generously offering a copy of ONE of her two super steamy Avon paranormal romances, His Darkest Hunger or her latest, His Darkest Embrace. Just leave a meaningful comment on her entry, and you’re in the draw. Winner announced tomorrow morning.

Juliana’s Interview
Beth: Tell us about your most recent book, His Darkest Embrace.

JS: Hi Beth thanks for having me stop by your blog! His Darkest Embrace is the second book in my jaguar warriors series. It continues with the story ARC that began in the first book, His Darkest Hunger and features the youngest Castille brother, Jagger. Here is the blurb:

A solitary hunter with no regard for the human world, Jagger Castille is a shifter living on the edge. It will take the woman who calls him enemy to give him a reason to live.
Jagger is a creature of the night—Skye Knightly soars in the sun. Natural adversaries, they have been joined by destiny in a mission entrusted to Skye’s family centuries ago: Nothing less than the salvation of the Earth.
Wounded and bitter, Jagger sought escape in the solitude of the jungle, driven by a need to disappear forever… until a mysterious shifter who calls to his soul and feeds a yearning long forgotten, pulls him from his dark path. A courageous warrior, Skye’s passion is equal to Jagger’s own—but can she trust a man on the edge? A man whose secrets are as devastating as her own?
Each is the other’s sole hope for survival. But a dark and twisted truth is leading them toward the ultimate sacrifice for a love they may never live to claim.

Beth : So dark and edgy. Love it. I know you mentioned recently at our Total Exposure yahoo group that you had finished His Darkest Salvation, the newest entry in your jaguar series. How has your writing changed from His Darkest Hunger until the completion of HDS? What things have you learned about this industry that you didn’t know while writing His Darkest Hunger?

JS: Yes His Darkest Salvation is the third book in this series and it pretty much ties up most of the loose ends and finishes the three book story arc. Declan’s book is the fourth and it too is done. I’m kind of excited about it, as it totally goes in a new direction. His book is tentatively entitled, Wicked Road to Hell. My world is still full of all sorts of creatures, magicks, shifters, vampires and demons…as well as some new ones! I think that is what’s changed the most…I’ve become more adept at my world building. Of course I truly think you become better with each book you write and I certainly feel like I’m a much stronger writer now than I was two years ago. I love the whole creative process and this entire journey is a blast.

I’ve learned a lot and have been eager to ask questions and I’ve had the luxury of being able to have frank conversations with many established authors who’ve been so lovely and willing to give advice. I think the thing I’ve learned is that this is a business and to be successful, you need to treat it like a business.

Beth: How are you and your books alike?

JS: I think we’re both a little dark and twisty sometimes! LOl

Beth: I love the word twisty! Reminds me of the English when they say someone went off the twist instead of off the edge. LOL. What’s up next for you, Juliana?

JS: Up next for me, hopefully more books for Avon, continuing the series with some new and some old, characters. Like I said, it’s going in a bit of a new direction, not focusing solely on the shifters and it’s really exciting. I’m also working on an UF and hoping to be able to do something with that in the next few months.

Beth: Good luck with all of that, Juliana, and thanks again for entertaining us with your books today!


ALSO: I was interviewed at Lea’s Closetreader blog today, and there is a giveaway of EXPLOSIVE. Be sure to hop over there after you leave Juliana a comment!

25 comments to “Juliana Stone is here!”

  1. Mary G
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 7:57 am · Link

    Good Morning Beth & Juliana
    Juliana, congrats on this amazing series. I had never read a shapeshifter book before yours & you had me hooked from the first page. You’ve created this amazing world but kept it sexy & emotional too. Continued success!



  2. Scorpio M.
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 8:00 am · Link

    Hi Juliana, thx for the interview. Just wanted to tell you that I really loved HIS DARKEST HUNGER and looking forward to reading the next one in the series. Have a great day!



  3. Lisa Freeman
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 8:21 am · Link

    I haven’t read the first book in this series. I don’t know how I missed it. I love the premise behind it.



  4. Amy M
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 8:30 am · Link

    I really need to get up to speed, because I have not read either of these, and they sound wonderful! Great interview!

    Amy M



  5. becky jean
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 9:30 am · Link

    Great interview! I will have to pick these up before turkey day so I will have some great reading material!



  6. Stephanie
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am · Link

    Nice to meet you Julianna! I’m sorry to not have read your series before now. You have a terrific set of tales here!
    Do you have an outline for it or just going by the seat of your pants planning wise?

    Stephanie
    DragonStar1974@aol.com



  7. chey
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 11:17 am · Link

    Your series sounds fantastic! My tbr list keeps getting longer!



  8. zina
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 11:24 am · Link

    😀
    When the music started for the book trailer my 4 year old came in and we started dancing, he wants to listen to it again. I’ve always loved Panthers, my grandmother, Hang on I have to get the pnutbutter cookies out of the oven…..ok back yes she had 2 pictures in her hoouse one was of Presiden Kennedy and the other was a black panter laying in a tree. I wish I had that picture today.
    Zina 😕



  9. Carol L
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 11:56 am · Link

    Hi Julianna,
    I have heard so many wonderful things about this Jaguar series and look forward to reading the. This series sounds like a winner.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com



  10. Beverly G aka SiNn
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 12:14 pm · Link

    Hiii Julianna!!!! I LOVEDDDDDDDDDDD his Darkest Hunger i cant wait tor ead the second one for real honestly its awesome and when i was done reading the first book i was almost sad because the second one wasnt here yet now it is



  11. Valerie
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 12:23 pm · Link

    Hi,

    You are a new to me author and I’ve already put your books on my amazon wish list. It’s nice for me that Christmas and birthday are close together…hehe!!!

    So, what does a normal writing day look like?

    Valerie
    in Germany



  12. Jennifer Mathis
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 1:14 pm · Link

    love the book trailer



  13. elaing8
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 1:25 pm · Link

    Great interview ladies.
    I just love these book covers,they are so hot. 😀



  14. Dottie
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 1:57 pm · Link

    Hi Beth and Juliana!

    I must be channeling today, just post my review of His Darkest Embrace! Excellent by the way!

    Need to go back and read His Darkest Hunger though…

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    Dottie 🙂



  15. Fedora
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 2:01 pm · Link

    Thanks for the interview, Juliana! Looking forward to catching up with this series 🙂



  16. Melanie S.
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 2:27 pm · Link

    thanks for being here today, Juliana! I loved His Darkest Hunger and can’t wait to get my hands on Jaggers story 😀
    wish you all the best, Melanie



  17. Spav
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 3:19 pm · Link

    I ljust finished the first book and I now can’t wait to read His Darkest Embrace!



  18. Natasha A.
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I’ve been on the lookout for a good shapeshifter romance, and I think I am just going to have to add yours to my shopping list 😀



  19. Tracy
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 6:07 pm · Link

    Ooh-I love shifter books. I really need to check these out! Thanks for the giveaway Juliana.



  20. Chelsea B.
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Hi, Juliana! I have yet to read your books, but they sound fantastic! I love shifters! I also adore the covers to your books!



  21. Juliana Stone
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 8:18 pm · Link

    Hey, lots of familiar faces here….thanks again for having me beth!

    someone asked if I’m a pantser when I write….yes, but to a point…I’ve always known where this series was heading and how it would conclude…..so many things coming in Julian’s book



  22. Sherry S.
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I haven’t ever read any of your books but I’m adding them to my to by list. I love the covers for your books they are both so great. Do you have very much say in the covers for your books?



  23. Deidre
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      · November 16th, 2010 at 10:49 pm · Link

    I have to say that there’s really nothing wrong with being dark and twisty. lol
    The books look amazing Juliana! 😡



  24. Juliana Stone
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      · November 17th, 2010 at 8:40 am · Link

    Sherry I’m glad you like the covers! I totally dig that they’re a little different from a lot of the pnr books out there with the headless torsos….though, they are quite yummy too! As for input, I give an idea of what I’d like and the art director puts his spin on it….I’ve been very happy with Avon’s work!



  25. Amelia
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      · November 17th, 2010 at 5:24 pm · Link

    Great covers!







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