Jess Dee is a Sydney-based erotic romance author, whose work is published by Samhain and Aspen Mountain Press. She won the Australian Romance Readers Award for Favourite Erotic Romance in 2010 for Raising The Stakes, a novella from her Three Of A Kind series. The next book in the series, Full House, was released last week.
BOOK GIVEAWAY: Jess is giving away two ebooks from her backlist (winner’s choice). For a chance to win, tell us which playing card is the sexiest and why.
Some rules: Post your answer as a comment to this post. Multiple entries are fine. By entering, you give us permission to quote your entry in future blog posts and articles. You also give us permission to disclose your email address to the author so she can email you the ebooks. Overseas readers are welcome to join in. The giveaway ends midnight on Thursday, April 21 AEST. Wandergurl, Decadence and I will pick our favourite answer. The winner must confirm their email address within one week after we announce the result on the blog.
Where you do your best writing
In my office, in my house, when I’m all alone. I’m at my most creative in my own space.
Favourite thing in your writing space
My Mac. Hands down the best writing tool ever.
Best food and/or beverage to accompany a good read
A big mug of hot, strong, milky tea.
One thing you would never do in the name of research
LOL, I write erotic romance. There’s a whole heap of stuff I wouldn’t do in the name of research. Suffice it to say, as far as research goes, the internet is a wonderful place.
How friends and family would describe you two days before a deadline
Hmm, they wouldn’t describe me at all. They’d be keeping very far away from me, out of sheer terror.
Karen Marie Moning’s Kiss of the Highlander. Feel good book.
Your life in a book—what would the title be? In which genre or category would it be shelved?
Striving for normal: A day in the life of another ordinary mother. Contemporary comedy.
One book you loved as a child
Enid Blyton’s The Treasure Hunters
Describe yourself as the heroine of a romance novel
When it came to women, he usually liked them tall, slim and blonde. Endless legs, a tight butt and pert, firm breasts didn’t hurt her chances either.
Jess possessed none of those attributes. Not a single one. But she was unique. He’d give her that.
Best advice for surviving the zombie apocalypse
Start stockpiling your chocolate supplies now. It’s the only thing that’ll get you through the disaster.
Favourite method of procrastination
Oooh, I’m a veritable expert at procrastination. I have it down to a fine art: Browse the net, tweet, update facebook, check emails, make tea, and then start the process all over again from the beginning. Repeat often.
Do you kill fairies?
I’ve only ever done this once, while reading Jean M. Auel’s The Mammoth Hunters. I was so distraught Ayla had taken up with another man, I knew I couldn’t finish the book unless I was assured she and Jondalar got back together.
Full House (Three Of A Kind, Book 3)
Samhain | 9781609284244 (E) | Excerpt
It’s been a long, lonely business trip for diamond dealer Max Ashberg. He’s missed his lover like crazy, and he’s come to the realization that he’s ready to take the next step: nominate himself to be Trev’s new housemate. Except when he gets to Trev’s place, there’s someone living in “his” room. A woman—with the face of an angel.
Six weeks shouldn’t make a huge difference in a man’s life, but in that time lawyer Trev Greenfield has realized two things: He wants much more than a standing Friday night “date” with Max. And he’s falling heart-over-head for his new housemate, potter Grace Miles.
Grace never meant to fall for Trev, but when a power failure turns their chemistry into live electricity, there’s no denying the spark. There’s also no denying the shock when Grace discovers a naked man in her new home.
With Grace poised to run and Max teetering between confusion and growing lust for the delicious possibilities, Trev has his hands full trying to hold the two loves of his life together…before it all slips through his fingers. Leaving them all with shattered hearts.
Warning: There’s a lot of sex in this book. I mean a lot! Hot sex. Sweaty sex. Gay sex. Straight sex. Ménage sex (M/M/F and M/F/M). Oh, and romantic sex. Lots of romantic sex. Hot romantic sex. Sweaty romantic sex. Gay romantic sex… You getting the picture?
As part of Aussie Author Month, we’re running a series of Q&A-type posts featuring authors who write romance fiction or fiction with romantic elements. Each post will feature the same set of questions or prompts. We tried to make them fun and easy for the authors—and we hope you enjoy them, too!