Welcome to my blog.
Q. First of all where are you from?
A. I reside in the United States in a suburb in New Jersey about 25 minutes from Philadelphia.
Q. What do you like to read?
A. I've always enjoyed a good romance. But, my weak spot is horror. Stephen King being one of my all time faves!
Q. What do you want your readers to take away from your books?
A. If I can get a reader to get lost in my words and forget about everything else going on in their lives for just a little while, then I did my job. I want to offer an escape.
Q. We all love romance. What in your mind defines a great romance novel?
A. The Happily Ever After. I like a good conflict and some emotional turmoil, but ultimately I want the two main characters to go on to live a happy and fulfilled life. Life is full of disappointments, but my fictional characters should provide me with hope.
Q. Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
A. Totally from my imagination! I try to find the best in all of my characters. Even the nasty ones. I'm all about redemption. I want to see the good in everyone although it doesn't always work. LOL
Q. If you could meet a paranormal being or character of your choice with no safeguards, what/who would you choose and why?
A. It would have to be one of the Cullen men from the Twilight series. Edward would probably be at the top of my list, but I'd take Jasper or Carlisle too. I have a thing for vampires especially the dark, brooding kind. I've read many vampire novels, but this coven stands out the most for me. All three of them have traits I find extremely appealing. Edward is strong and protective, Carlisle is compassionate and loyal, and Jasper is an empath. What girl doesn't want a man who understands her every emotion? It’s a total win!
Q. Do you ever suffer from writer's block? How do you cope?
A. I've been very fortunate these past few months. The ideas, plots, characters and dialogue have been flowing freely, so I'm going with it. I've been a writing machine. I'm exhausted, but happy with what's being created.
Q. Book pirating is a big issue at the moment. Can you tell our readers how this impacts on you and other authors?
A. It's stealing; plain and simple. The writers work extremely hard on their books, and in some cases it takes us a long time to get it to the public. We write, rewrite, edit, submit, wait for an answer, and edit some more. If we're really lucky we get published. We do all of this for this for our readers. The only way many of us can continue to perfect our craft and write on a full time basis is if we can make an income off the books we already have out there. It can take us years before we build a loyal readership and start seeing profitable sales. That can't happen if people/sites are pirating our books.
Q. What are your current projects?
A. I've recently signed a contract for a BDSM story called "Be My Everything. I don't have a release date yet, but you can follow me at ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com for upcoming details. Here's a little summary…
Kat Sierra is a natural submissive who submits willingly to her Dom Lucas Cain. She's new to the BDSM world, but is eager to learn. At first, Luke is apprehensive to train someone so innocent, but the more time he spends with her the more intrigued he becomes.
What happens when Luke requests his friend/mentor, Colin, join them in the playroom for a night of fun? Will Kat's true feelings for Luke surface? Can he break his own rule and fall in love with his sub?
I'm also working on my first M/M. I've absolutely fallen in love with my two main characters and can't wait to bring them to life. Their story is one of an emotional connection.
Q. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
"Jocelyn's Choice" was a long time coming for me. I wanted to write a YA story but I didn't necessarily want the conflict to be between the two main characters. I wanted to throw in an obstacle that they'd have to overcome together. The story explores many of young loves firsts. It’s a tale of innocence lost and the consequences that come with the decisions we make.
Blurb: Jocelyn Andrews, a shy, awkward, high school senior, has never even been on a date until she meets Alex Jordon, the older, more experienced brother of her best friend Evan. Jocelyn falls hard for the charming player and wants to explore all of the “firsts” that go along with young love. Alex has no problem showing her what she’s been missing.
Alex is captivated by young, innocent Jocelyn and to his own surprise, only has eyes for her. One night of careless passion leads to a life-altering dilemma. Alex must head back to Yale to finish an internship, having no idea what he’s left behind. Jocelyn must decide what to do on her own, forcing her to grow up much faster than she anticipated.
Reality sets in, decisions are made and Jocelyn has to live with her choices. Alex returns home to more than he ever bargained for. Young love has never been more complicated as they deal with a teen pregnancy, social barriers, and concerned family members. Life sometimes throws a curve ball, but the unexpected isn’t always bad.
Excerpt link: https://nobleyoungadult.com/Books/293
Q. Is there anything else you would like to say to our readers?
Thanks to everyone who has shown interest in my work. I really appreciate it! I hope you'll stop by my blog (ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com) and check out what I've got brewing. I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible. Follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/ellajade1 or FB http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100001950837414
Thanks H.C. for having me! I had fun.
I love hearing from you. So, leave me a comment, ask me a question or just say hello. You'll have an opportunity to win an Ebook copy of Jocelyn's Choice. I'll do a random drawing in a few days. Please don't forget to leave your e-mail address in the comment.
HC. great to have you in the Hot Seat come by again soon :-)