Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jess Dee blog tour stop/Giveaway

Hi Dawn, and thanks for having me over today. J

Can you share with us your typical writing day.
Do you mean a good writing day or a bad writing day? I seem to have both in equal measure.
A good writing day starts once I’ve dropped the kids at school. I have six hours to sit at my computer and write my heart out. The day is interspersed with household chores – like washing, cooking and dishes—but if I’m on a roll, I can get between two and four thousand words done.
A bad writing day is one where the kids are home. (School is out or one of them is sick.) Or one where I have my allotted six hours and cannot think of a word to say. Then I spend my time on Google, Facebook, Twitter, my Nook or my Kindle. (I am the world’s best procrastinator and can always find a million reasons not to write.)

Is there anything you have to have while writing? 
Privacy! If there’s anyone around, I can’t write. It’s like my creativity flies out the window. Or maybe I know that if anyone ever saw what I was writing - ie, my love scenes - they’d never look at me in the same way again.
And tea. Can’t start the day without a cuppa. That cuppa is usually followed up with several more throughout the morning.

If you were going to cast the characters of your book, what actors would get the part? 
I’ve given this a lot of thought, and have found the ideal cast for Rhythm Of The Night.
See, I watched ‘The Vow’ the other night (again - and yes, I sobbed, again), and I figure the two actors from that movie would work brilliantly in the third Speed book. Rachel McAdams, (with an Aussie accent) would be awesome as Eve Andrews, and Channing Tatum, with his perfectly perfect looks, body and appeal would be a brilliant Zachary Pace/Jonah Speed.

If you could trade places with a character in one of your books, who would it be and why? 
Hmm, I think I’d have to trade places with either Eve Andrews (Rhythm Of The Night) or Sophie
Butler from See You In My Dreams. Why? Firstly coz their men are super-hot rock stars. (Who wouldn’t wanna trade places with them.) Secondly I’d love to know how an ordinary, everyday woman would react to the extra-ordinary life of super-stardom. And thirdly, those Speed brothers love their women, and don’t we all wanna be loved that intensely?

What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for? 
I always have a Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole or Karen Marie Moning book on my wish list. (And I get very, very frustrated having to wait for them to release!) I also have a few Jill Shalvis books on my Nook I’m itching to open.

Are your characters able to love or do they need to be taught?
Most of my characters are able to love, but every now and again one of them needs to be taught. Or maybe a better word would be prompted. For eg, Luke Struthers from Colors of Love feels the emotion, he’s just terrified to show it, terrified of the consequences of openly loving another person. He needs Seth Pace/Jordan Speed to show him how to let go of the fear. 

Rhythm of My Heart
Speed Book 3
Now Available

He rocks every woman’s world, but his heart beats only for her.

Speed, Book 3

Makeup artist Eve Andrews is an expert at blending into the background. Landing a job with the rock band Speed is the opportunity of a lifetime, and thankfully as close to the spotlight as she’ll ever get again—until the band’s sinfully sexy drummer turns his dazzling eyes on her.

After a scandal shook his world, Zachary Pace, a.k.a. “Jonah Speed”, has given up the one-night stands and easy lays. One look at Eve, and he senses his self-imposed abstinence is about to come to a screeching halt—but he’s confused. His grandmother foretold his destiny lies with a beautiful redhead, not a tiny, brown-haired pixie. 

Under the heat of Zachary’s intense focus, Eve’s resistance melts away, but not the fa├žade that hides her terrible secret. And when she accidentally catches a glimpse of his heart’s desire—his fated redhead—her instincts tell her to let him go…before he gets too close. Before he sees the real woman behind her mask, and her heart is left in the dust of his almost-certain retreat.

Warning: This is a Speed book, so you know there’s gonna be a small element of fantasy to it. And a big element of romance. Oh, yeah, and whole lot of sex. Sex hot enough to make you throb to the rhythm of a very sensual beat…

Rhythm of My Heart is available now from Samhain, Kindle, Nook, Kobo or your favorite ebookstore

Jess is giving away a 7" Kindle Fire at the end of the tour. Comment and fill out the rafflecopter to enter! Be sure to follow the tour for additional chances to enter. Schedule below the rafflecopter.









Jamie L said...

I need to read this book! :D I absolutely loved the first two in the Speed series, both are in my favorites category.

Lisa said...

Zachary is totally delicious & this book is awesome. I loved reading it

Lindab said...

The book sounds great! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Unknown said...

I'm sooooo excited for this book!

elaing8 said...

Got this already on my TBR pile. Can't wait.

Emily said...

This sounds like a really interesting book, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hope those of you who haven't read the book yet enjoy it.

Good luck with the contest.


Unknown said...

Rock Star stories are a great way to escape. Who doesn't want to hook up with one?!? I can think of a few. Love the cover!

Janice said...

Just added to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win.

lisagkendall said...

I haven't read this series so I will need to pick them up. Thanks for the post. lisagk(at)yahoo

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