Thursday, November 6, 2014

Q&A with J. Haymore, SWEPT AWAY


What would you say are the defining characteristic of your novels?
All my novels have a touch of intrigue and suspense, and usually there’s a twist people don’t expect. I haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly why, but a lot of reviewers call my books “different”—in a good way, I hope!

I also always have protective heroes. There’s just something about a hero that will do anything to protect his heroine that gets me every single time.

What traits are most important in a romance heroine?
Inner strength, intelligence, and a strong spirit.

What are the 5 best things about being a writer?
 (5) Working in PJs
(4) Making my own hours
(3) Being able to travel to amazing places in the name of research
(2) The feeling of writing “the end”
Being able to escape into my characters’ worlds for hours at a time

If you were a heroine in a book, your character would be (a) the girl next door the damsel in distress, kick-butt take charge heroine, the aloof ice queen?
I’d like to be them all! But I’d probably be (a) the girl next door...boring, I know!

How do you conquer writer’s block?
I just write through it. I think to myself, “You’re writing crap. It makes no sense. It’s horrible. But you’re writing it, and you’re not going to stop.” Invariably, I read it later on and always find there’s something I can work with.

Book & Author Details:
Swept Away by J. Haymore
Publication date: October 20th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis:
He is everywhere. He surrounds me, permeates the air, wends his way under my skin. I can’t escape his strength, his intensity, his presence.
I’m trapped.
There’s nowhere to run.
Nowhere to hide.
But even if I could escape…would I be strong enough to leave?
I needed something—something big—to get myself out of the rut I’d fallen into after the car accident that killed my sister. This sailing trip was meant only to mark a new chapter in my life. Until Ethan Williams stepped on board.
Ethan radiated confidence. His darkly handsome good looks and ocean-blue eyes mesmerized me. But it was the way he looked at me that drew me in. He wasn’t looking at my past or at my scars, but the real me behind all that baggage I was trying so hard to leave behind.
But Ethan had secrets—dark, dangerous secrets. I was trapped in the middle of the ocean in a tangle of lies, sex, and violence. The problem was, I was happy to be trapped forever…if it meant I could have him.

Warning: Swept Away is a 4-part serial. This story is messy and twisted and very, very sexy. It is not for people under 18.


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AUTHOR BIO:
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore is the author of sexy historical and contemporary romance.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

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