Monday, March 13, 2017

Emma Jaye: Author Interview + Giveaway

Hey guys,

I told you guys that I'm going to try and flood the blog with a few giveaways to make up for my absence, so here's one to kick us off! Author Emma Jaye has been awesome enough to not only do a giveaway, but also an author interview!

The giveaway is for ebook copies of TWO of her books, a sci-fi titled, Discovery (Hybrid #1), and Optical Illusion (Paint #1). Three winners will get an ebook copy of each of these books in epud, .mobi, or PDF (whichever format you prefer)! This giveaway only last's one week, so enter before you miss out on your chance! Here are the blurbs for each book:


Discovery:

Enmeshed in a universe that wants to use her, a rare alien/human hybrid must find her way through political intrigue, lust, violence and ambition to discover who and what she is.

Chesara's extraordinary ability means she is coddled, pampered and in high demand from the wealthy of the Universe as she can heal illnesses and injuries far beyond the skills of medical science. Being pursued for herself, rather than her ability is a new experience, and one that thrills her to the core. Unfortunately things that seem too good to be true, usually are.

Contains graphic scenes M/F and some violence. It is intended for a mature audience only.


Word count: 72,000 plus 10% excerpt from Hybrid 2: Experiment.

This book was formerly published as Cat Clan Hybrid part 1.  


Optical Illusion:

Smile, wiggle, lie, apologize, and run for the hills.

That's the formula Chris has used all his life, but this time, he has something he’s never had to lose before, a family that cares. The problem is, his new brother’s very edible friend isn’t fooled by his act. If his secrets are revealed, they won’t want him and he has nowhere else to go.

Thanks to a suicide bomber, ex-military police sergeant Jase Rosewood is back in the English countryside. His plans for quiet recuperation are ruined by the effervescent, go-go dancing twink who has everyone wrapped around his little finger. Luckily for the gullible Matt, Jase can smell a liar a mile away, and Chris Bacon, if that’s even his name, stinks to high heaven. Assigned ‘Chris-sitting’ duty while Matt's on honeymoon, Jase has a week to discover what is hidden beneath the bright camouflage. It's a job, just like any other, so why does it feel so different?
Unfortunately, Jase isn’t the only one drawn to the boy who can’t stay still, but instead of wanting to reveal his true colours; they want to dull them forever.

Contains issues of physical abuse, but not between the central couple.


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Here is the author interview, followed by the rafflecopter for you to enter the giveaway! Questions and comments welcome! And don't forget, I've got more giveaways/interviews coming in the next few weeks, so keep checking back! :)
 
1.) How long have you been writing?
 
I started putting the stories whirling around in my head down on paper in 2010 and started publishing in 2011. It started as a hobby when I got my first kindle and thought, I can do better than some of these. Now I’m virtually full time and have 22 published novels, one novella and several anthology short stories.
As an indie author, you never stop learning and refining your writing technique and marketing skills.
 
 
2.) Tell us a little bit about both of the books you're offering up for the giveaway.
 
Discovery (Hybrid #1)
Chesara has no idea she is a possession until she is kidnapped, but who will her heart, the devilish kidnapper Lord Tenset, or her loyal bodyguard?
Tagline - Their mistake was assuming adding human DNA would make a Dakaran slave compliant. A m/f/m romance.
 
Optical Illusion (Paint #1) is an m/m romance, about a male go-go dancer trying to make his way in the world alone. It is dark, angst ridden and  funny. Love him or hate him, nobody forgets Chris.
Tagline- Smile, wiggle, lie, apologise, and run for the hills works for Chris until someone finally decides he’s worth chasing.
 
3.) What was the first book you wrote, and what was it about?
 
My first book was an early version of Hybrid, I still cringe at some of the classic newbie mistakes I made.
 
4.) When did you realize that writing was something you wanted to do?
 
I’ve always had a vivid imagination and spent every hour possible with my nose in a book or enjoying my own stories in my head. It wasn’t until I was given a kindle by my husband who was fed up with the house slowly sinking under the mass of books that I discovered indie publishing.
If they could do it, why couldn’t I?
Wasn’t nearly as easy as I thought, but by a significant process of trial, error and reaching out to other indies, I’m now a full time author.
 
5.) From these two series being offered, who was your favorite character to write?
 
Chesara the Dakaran, as my first main character always has a place in my heart, especially her hobby of collecting swear words and the way she leaves the confident men in her life speechless.
 
But Chris, Chris is an unforgettable character. He almost has a life of his own. Writing someone with no ‘off switch’ was a great deal of fun. He gets away with saying things no one else would, although he’s learnt to run fast when it all goes wrong.
 
6.) Who was your least favorite, or most complicated?
 
I don’t think I have a least favourite character. Who doesn’t like a good ‘baddie’? Chris was exhausting to write due to his personality quirks, he really doesn’t stop.
 
7.) What is one of your favorite books by another author?
 
I like dark, psychological themes, so for a m/f romance I’d recommend ‘Blaire’ by Anita Gray or for something that will keep you thinking… ‘And After Death…’ by Nero Seal.
 
8.) Do you ever get writer's block? If so, did that happen while you were writing either of these books? What did you do to get out of it?
 
Occasionally, but I move on with another story or beta reading for fellow authors, while the first one rumbles away in the back of my mind. I didn’t suffer block with either of these books, but I have done with other books in both series.
 
9.) Tell us something random about yourself.
 
I used to work on a tropical fish farm breeding African cichlids that were shipped back to their homeland and around the world.
 
10.) Are there any social media sites, or a website/blog, we can follow for more information on current and future works?
 
I can be found on
 
11.) Any last comments, or anything else we should know?
 
Firstly, a little plea on behalf of my fellow authors. Did you know that only about one in five hundred + books sold results in a review? Yet most people check reviews of a book before buying online. If you read reviews, please take the time to write them, if only a one liner.
Help your fellow readers out by pointing out what you liked or didn’t like about a book, one man’s meat is often another man’s poison.
Secondly, a little moan. Sorry.
I’m always baffled when people assume I have personal experience of the subjects I cover in my books. Just because I’ve written about call girls, or described sleeping with multiple partners, it doesn’t mean I’ve participated in such activities. I’ve written Sci-Fi and paranormal stories too; it doesn’t mean I have tea and biscuits with sex demons, Christmas fairies and sexy fanged aliens every afternoon…
Although I love engaging with readers on social media, I don’t reply to naughty offers on Facebook!
Thanks, Emma!
 
 

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