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Amarinda Jones

Amarinda Jones

 

Interview with Amarinda Jones

 

See Amarinda at her Website: http://amarindajones.com/

 

RBS: How old were you when you first decided to sit down and write your first book?

 

Amarinda: I always had a vague notion to write something for years but it wasn't until I was 42 that I actually got serious. I believe I know more now than I ever did. To my mind experience and writing books go hand in hand.  

RBS: What was your first novel ever published, be it e-book or print?

 

Amarinda: The first book was Rose Perfect published as an e-book with Cerridwen Press. I adore that cover. 

RBS: It can be difficult to get a book published. Who or what was the greatest encouragement you had during the non-published times?

 

Amarinda: I am a great believer in preserving and believing in yourself because you are the one who knows your strengths and weaknesses the best.   

RBS: What is your favorite genre to write? Why?

 

Amarinda: My editor tells me my genre is 'smart arse' – fast talking women with attitude who mess up but get the hero in the end. . .hmmm. . . not sure about that but I tend to write pretty much any genre from paranormal to contemporary to ménage – depending on my mood. I don't fixate on any particular genre as life changes too fast to be fixed in anything.      

RBS: Tell us about your current release?

Amarinda: My next release is in May with Ellora's Cave. It's called Prince Vampire. It follows on from two previous vampire books but it's not necessary to have read those first. I wrote it due to reader feedback. People wanted more vampires. I feel honoured to do as requested. Prince Vampire is about a fantasy vampire prince who comes to life when his true love calls to him.    


RBS: Who or what were your influences when you begin to write your newest release?

 

Amarinda: Real life people – people I know or observe. I try and write from my experience. Pretty much everything that happens in each of my books has happened to me.  

RBS: What is a typical writing day look like for you?

 

Amarinda: I write when I can in between full time work and general life. I'm not sure any writer - nor any person for that matter - has a typical day. So I write at work (sshhh), at the traffic lights, at night in my pjs and early morning before work.   

RBS: Do you have a favorite hero from one of your books? What is it about him that makes him stand out?

 

Amarinda: I like Alex Navarro from Last Man Standing. He is physically and emotionally scarred and battling with fate. He is charming, strong and sweet. He calls to me like no other character I have written before.  

 
RBS: Do you have a favorite heroine from one of your books? What is it about her that makes her stand out?

Amarinda: Miranda from Because I Can as she is modelled on a period in my own life that was as difficult as it was important to me. She is me. Maybe a little smarter than me – but she is still me.   


RBS: Who is your favorite author? Did they give you any kind of inspiration in your own writing?

 

Amarinda: I like all sorts of authors from Georgette Heyer to Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels to the complex thoughts of Robert Goddard. But, I will read anything. As for inspiration? Again, I let real life people inspire me. 


RBS: What's coming up on your book schedule in the next year?

 

Amarinda: Lots of things through Ellora's Cave and Whiskey Creek Press Torrid. The year's pretty full with new releases. You can check them out here – www.amarindajones.com

 

Book Reviews:

 

Werewolf Me

Author: Amarinda Jones

ISBN: 9781419925641

Genre: Shapeshifter/ Erotic Romance

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

 

5 Hearts

 

Truro has finds it hard to trust or believe in love or soul mates. Her past is filled with people who have mistreated her. All she is looking for is some to have sex with and reaffirm that what he previous boyfriend told her wasn't true. She picks up Murphy for a one night stand, but Murphy knows that the two are meant to be together, and he isn't giving her up.

 

Murphy is a werewolf who has been called to the little town of Ludlum to meet his soul mate. He knows he has found her when he meets Truro. He realizes right away that he has his hands full when he learns how she feels about soul mates, but he isn't worried because already he knows that Truro loves him. She just needs to realize it is true.

 

While Murphy and Truro are stumbling through the mating ritual, there is someone who wants to create havoc on the clan and use Truro against Murphy and his clan.

 

Amarinda Jones' sense of humor shines through the pages of this paranormal. Truro, love this name, is a strong quirky woman. I like that she isn't perfect and Murphy is strong, but still sensitive and willing to wait Truro out until she comes around to his way of thinking. Good, fun story for shapeshifter and paranormal fans.

 

Description:

Truro Simpson is confused. What the hell is going on in the sleepy town of Ludlum? One moment her life is quiet and boring and the next she's having orgasmic sex with a hot, tattooed stranger and odd people are turning up talking about werewolves and soul mates. Do the wolves of Ludlum have something to do with that? And does any of it really matter when she is having the best sex of her life?

 

Every fifty years, a clan of wolves seeks new mates. Murphy Green is a werewolf. He is in Ludlum for Truro, his soul mate. The problem is the lady doesn't believe it. That's okay. His plan is to seduce her with sweet words and hard cock until she's as breathless with need and as hungry to touch and taste as he is.

 

About the Author

Amarinda Jones believes anything is possible and sometimes just asking for the impossible will surprise someone enough that they will give it to you. Writing is like that. Put it out there and wait for a response. There is always the possibility you may fall on your ass, but after all, that's what cellulite is for. Amarinda believes in taking chances, speaking her mind and aging disgracefully. Twenty years from now she plans on being the neighborhood witch who all the kids are scared of. But then, everyone has to have a hobby.

 

Pet Me

Author: Amarinda Jones

ISBN: 9781419922725

Genre: Erotic Romance

Publisher: Ellora's Cave

 

5 Hearts

 

I know it is still early, but this book is the funniest I've read so far this year and probably will remain at the top of the list until next year. I laughed all the way through.

 

Drusilla is asked to take care of her niece's goldfish while the little girl is away and the fish winds up dying. Afraid of hurting her young niece's feelings Drusilla goes on a quest to find a new fish that looks exactly the same, only to find that someone else was purchasing the exact one she wanted.

 

The rest of the book is a comedy come to life with lots of great sex in the middle. As Drusilla gets to know Cormack, the man who also wants to purchase the fish, and their relationship sores. Kudos to Amarinda, who is a fabulous writer of books, and blogs alike.

 

Description:

When Drusilla Camm accidently kills Arthur, her niece's wonky-eyed goldfish, she's desperate to find a replacement. The only one to be found is the same one that a hot, hard-bodied man wants and he's not about to give up. While this guy may be sex on a stick, Drusilla is determined to get that fish. As for the man, she might just have him as well.

 

Newspaper reporter Cormack Flint loves women and is rarely surprised by them—until he meets sexy Drusilla. Instantly in lust, he might just be persuaded to give up the fish if some sweaty sex is on offer.

 

Prince Vampire

Author: Amarinda Jones

 

Description:

After reading about a sexy vampire prince and his search for his true love, Aureliann O'Neal is on fire with need. The sexual tension on the pages matches her own deep desires. She wants to be skin to skin with the vampire prince. In her lust-filled need for him, Aureliann calls out to the dark hero.

 

Prince Valdemar has been waiting for his true love to summon him. Only she can feed his many hungers. When he answers Aureliann's call, his cock is on red alert. She is the one. Valdemar knows every luscious inch of her belongs to him—and he will stake his claim.

 

Rowdy

Author: Amarinda Jones


ISBN: 9781419920615

Genre: Paranmormal

 

5 Hearts

 

Description:

Fate may have decreed for Argon Cardissan to crash into Rowdy Lawrence's world but that doesn't mean she has to like it. He is the last thing she wants, and because of him she is also discovering needs she never imagined she possessed. Hot sex with the immortal guy is as good as it is bad for her.



 

Argon is enchanted by Rowdy and that she is less so of him is no deterrent. Making love to break down her reluctance is a challenge he cannot resist. He knows they are meant to be together. Rowdy's body is already his. She has his heart, now he wants hers. This love is forever.



 

But that's not the only problem they face. Zombies are roaming the streets and an old friend becomes a foe. The two star-crossed lovers must unite to save a city and to fulfill a prophecy. Who knew love could be so exhausting?

 

Marlow's Curse

Author: Amarinda Jones


Series Connection: Shades of Gray

ISBN: 9781419913921

Genre: Paranormal/Vampire

 

5 Hearts

 

Description:

The sequel to Shades of Gray, but it may be read as a stand-alone story.



 

Legend has it that if a St. Michael witch is not willing no man can take her without suffering the consequences. Sybylla is the last St. Michael witch. She knows that when a St. Michael witch falls in love, her lover becomes her weakness and the witch becomes his downfall. Sybylla will not allow her fate to destroy a man. But some men are hard to resist.



 

Marlow is not just any man.

 

He is a vampire, cursed centuries ago to wander aimlessly through life believing he does not deserve more. When he meets Sybylla two lonely worlds collide. Marlow isn't going to let a myth get in the way of deep, enduring passion.



 

But the demon Scar pursues Sybylla for vengeance and he will stop at nothing to make her pay.

 

Unbreakable

Author: Amarinda Jones

ISBN: 9781419916182

Genre: Erotic Romance

 

4 Hearts

 

Description:

India Blake is forty-three years old and in lust with her lecturer. She is well aware of the age difference between them. But a woman can look, wonder and dream.



 

Age is not an issue for Dashiel Lombard. He has had his eye on India since she joined his class. He knows the sexy redhead isn't the slightest bit interested in learning. But he has a thing or two he plans to teach her outside the classroom.



 

Reader Advisory: Contains a scene of male/female/male sexual contact.

 

 

Because I Can

Author: Amarinda Jones


ISBN: 9781419910418

Genre: Erotic Romance

 

4 Hearts

 

Description:

Can having wild sex in an elevator with a gorgeous stranger be a bad thing? It is when that man turns out to be the CEO of the company you work for and he is the last man you want having any control over you. Being all hot, naked and sexy with the CEO is not exactly a good career move — especially not in public, screaming your lungs out as you come.



 

When Justin Hale teaches Miranda Marshall a steamy lesson about who is the boss, Miranda is more than happy to pay him back in kind. The game is on. Miranda wants to discover just how in control the boss is and whether she can bring him to his knees without falling hopelessly to her own! After all, this has nothing to do with love. It's just toe-curling sex…isn't it? And Miranda certainly does not want the whole office to know what she and Justin Hale are doing.



 

But someone does know. It's the same person who has been causing chaos in the office for months. Is this person the office Robin Hood or someone out for revenge with Miranda in their sights?

 

Anyone But You

Author: Amarinda Jones

Series connection: Penned Again

ISBN: 9-781-4199-1711-0

Genre: Erotic Romance

 

3 Hearts

 

Description:

Verity Kane is a calm, efficient worker. Normally nothing upsets her. However, in the last six months her patience has been tried dealing with her charming playboy boss, Mercardo Gentry. When she walks in on him having sex with a woman on his desk, she has had enough. It's about time Mercardo learned a lesson and she's the woman to teach him.

 

Mercardo fell in love with Verity six months ago. He would like nothing more than to get to know her but the lady is most definitely not interested. Can he really be blamed for reading her private diary when he comes across it by accident? And when he sees that her most intimate fantasies revolve around him, Mercardo decides to seduce Verity with her own thoughts.

 

Verity is amazed and aroused that the playboy understands her needs so well. But falling in love with a playboy is not something she counted on. Leaving her job is easy. Forgetting Mercardo is impossible.

 

My View:

Anyone But You is a sensual book that offers a strong heroine and a hero with potential, but I was a little put off by some parts of the book. Generally the premise for the story is pretty standard. Personal assistant falls for boss who is the playboy type. It just so happens that said boss is in love with personal assistant. One of my favorite parts of the story is in the beginning when Verity walks into Mercardo's office, again, to find him having sex with yet another woman. She walks out of the office saying "Grow up Mercardo." I wanted to say that to the man several times during the book. His character does get better toward the end, but I was so disturbed with his behavior in the beginning it was hard to get past that part. I did love Verity though. She is no wallflower and although a bit undecided at times, a strong take no prisoners woman any man would love.

 

One other note: This book should come with a warning because it deals with two rape scenes. (Not between the hero and the heroine) For those who don't like violence in their love stories, this novel may not be for you.

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