TQ: What inspired you to become a writer?
Jae Lynne: For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a certain affinity for placing pen to paper. There’s something exhilarating about expression through literature and I’ve always enjoyed the ar. I considered the idea of becoming a writer for some time, but my firm decision occurred when my beloved grandfather passed away and I wrote a heartfelt eulogy. My intention was to share thoughts and experiences about the man I hold responsible for most of my positive qualities, but after the feedback from numerous individuals, I looked to my husband and said, “You know, I really want to be a writer.” The rest, as they say, is history.
TQ: What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?
Jae Lynne: The most challenging part of writing is the extensive research about places I’ve never been. The wonderful thing about writing fiction is that it’s simply…fiction. I can take a common belief and twist it into an alternate reality were the normal rules don’t apply and make it my own, but all fiction is based on facts. If I’ve never been to a certain location, I try to find friend or family who may have taken a trip or know people of a particular heritage I can speak with for information that would prove beneficial for the story I’m working on at the time. Otherwise, Google Earth is a wonderful tool that I use often.
TQ: What writing achievement are you most proud of?
Jae Lynne: It might sound strange, but I’m proud of anything I complete. There’s such a relief when I’ve finally finished a story, because there are moments of frustration when I think I might never reach the end.
TQ: What one thing should everyone know about your writing?
Jae Lynne: When people think of my writing, I’d like for the term ‘unpredictable’ to come to mind. With every journey, there are twists and turns we might not see coming. I tend to keep that in mind when living vicariously through my characters as there will be stories where the hero or heroine achieve their HEA. But there are others where the HEA won’t occur until a book or two down the line when the time is right for a particular character. I won’t ever rush to an ending if it doesn’t feel right.
TQ: Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.
Jae Lynne: I just completed Blood Moon, the second installment in my Mythic series, and have happily signed the contract. While I don’t have a solid release date yet, I’m anticipating the novel to be available sometime early this summer.
Blood Moon blurb:
Forced to make a heartbreaking decision between the man she loves and the family she thought long dead, Gianna Marino returns to London—obligated to vampire coven leader, Mattias Vitale while thoughts of another are fresh on her mind.
When word is received of suspicious vampire activity, she is assigned to an investigation that leads her to Greece, where she discovers Dante—Mattias’s recently resigned second in command, and a dangerous prophecy.
Dante Diakos is the last of a pure immortal bloodline—a descendant of the gods, and he intends to invoke the power of the entire pantheon on the eve of the Blood Moon, which occurs once every millennia. If he attains the legendary abilities, he’ll be the most powerful being on earth, and intends for her to rule by his side.
When the fate of world hangs in the balance, the decision is placed in Gianna’s hands…become an eternal slave to Dante’s will or lose everyone she’s ever loved.
I’m currently working on two novels and a short story:
Ashes of Reckoning (third installment in the Mythic series): Deep in the heart of New Orleans, an ancient presence roams the streets of the French Quarter and human/vampire hybrid, Gianna Marino is on the hunt.
The key to her existence rests with the eldest of her kind, a two-thousand year old hybrid, her equal in all ways, with wisdom beyond the ages. But when the two collide, an event of cataclysmic proportions is unleashed and threatens the fate of humanity.
When Gianna relies on the assistance of the two men in her life who fight for her heart, she embarks upon an unimaginable journey to self-discovery that leads her to decision between them. With life hanging in the balance, she’ll search the far reaches of her heart and a question will be put to the test...Will love conquer all?
Desires of a Dark Lord: An erotic tale about Ronan—a demon ordered to claim the soul of a particular human woman to advance his position in his world. He meets his target—the curvaceous Ginevra Gimes (a child services attorney) and vows to deliver her every desire so long as she promises her soul in return. But when the two connect on a level neither one of them expects and Ginevra and Ronan succumb to mutual passion, can he surrender her to another or will he risk eternal suffering to claim her for himself?
The Ritual (A short story for Tease Publishing LLC’s ongoing anthology, Love’s Immortal Pantheon) involving the goddess Diana and her mortal lover Cole Hunter and his journey to immortality.
TQ: Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.
Jae Lynne: It was a pleasure to be here. Thanks so much for having me!
About Jae Lynne
To learn more about Jae Lynne and her work, please visit her website: http://www.jaelynnedavies.com
Mythic is available online at Amazon (Kindle : Trade Paperback)
Centuries after the death of her family, human/vampire hybrid, Gianna Marino is determined to shed the blood of the vampire responsible.
Disguising herself as a human wanting to be turned, she infiltrates the enemy’s coven with the hope of bending him to her will and destroying him from the inside.
But when a handsome stranger enters the scene and is lured into their seductive game that results in a heated love triangle, she discovers a secret that blurs the lines between good and evil, forever changing the course of her existence, and destiny will soon determine on which side she’ll stand.
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