WATCH OUT: Jeanne St. James
SC: I want to welcome you all to another edition of Watch Out. This week I’m pleased to bring you author Jeanne St. James. Welcome to Watch Out, it is so great to have you here.
Thank you for having me!
SC: For the readers out there who might not know about you or your work, can you please tell them a little about yourself.
I write erotic romance and have three books published. My first release was a m/f erotic romance, Banged Up, which was published by Liquid Silver Books in ebook form. It recently came out in audio book with AudioLark. My second ebook release was a short m/m erotic story with Phaze. And my last release was Double Dare (a m/m/f erotic romance) which came out in both ebook and paperback with Loose Id.
SC: In your bio you said you started to write at 13. What inspired you at such a young age to write?
Therapy (to keep my sanity! LOL). Reading was an escape, which turned me on to writing. I could escape to my own “world” and I could make the characters in my story do what I want. J
SC: Can you tell us a little about your current release?
My last release was Double Dare with Loose Id. Here’s the blurb:
What could be better than waking up next to a hot guy? Waking up sandwiched between two of them.
Quinn Preston, a financial analyst, is not happy when her friends dare her to pick up a handsome stranger at a wedding reception. What better reason to give up men when her previous long-term relationship had not only been lackluster in the bedroom but he had cheated.
Logan Reed, a successful farmer and business owner, can’t believe that he’s attracted to the woman in the ugly, Pepto-Bismol colored bridesmaid dress. And to boot, she’s more than tipsy. After turning down her invitation for a one-night stand, he finds her in the parking lot, too impaired to drive. He rescues her and takes her home. His home.
The next morning Quinn’s conservative life turns on its ear when Logan introduces her to pleasures she never even considered before. And to make things more complicated, Logan already has a lover…
Tyson White, ex-pro football player and Logan’s business partner, is completely in love with Logan. He has mixed emotions when Logan brings home Quinn. But the dares keep coming and things heat up with the three of them. Nevertheless Ty wonders: will adding Quinn to the mix end up enhancing or destroying Logan’s and his relationship?
Publishers warning: Double Dare is an interracial ménage a trois (m/m/f) erotic romance that is sexually explicit, including light BDSM, anal sex, homosexuality, multiple partners, role playing and more.
SC: Which do you prefer eBooks or paperback?
I prefer to read paperbacks, but I read ebooks every once in a while. As for what form I prefer my OWN books to be sold in ebook. My royalties are higher. I make pennies per copy on the paperback.
SC: What is the biggest misconception you think people have about erotic authors?
One, that they write porn. And two, that we’ve tried EVERYTHING sexual we write about. They ask me how I do my “research” *wink wink*.
SC: Your favourite part about being an author?
Being creative. It’s a great outlet for my creativity.
SC: What are you currently reading?
Sadly, nothing. I really haven’t had a chance to read lately.
SC: Currently listening to?
Not long ago I went to a Kid Rock concert and loved it so I’ve been listening to a lot of his stuff.
SC: You had some work published in Playgirl magazine. What did that mean to you?
It was my first published piece and I got paid for it! I think $50. But that gave me some validation.
SC: Describe your books in 3 words.
Hot, fun, and emotional.
SC: If you could step into the shoes of another author who would you pick? Why?
Oh, I’d have to say Laura Kinsale. Even though I don’t write historicals, I always love the heart wrenching emotion she could put in her stories.
SC: Is there anything you’re currently working on that you can give us a taste of?
I am rewriting an old romance I wrote years ago. I love the story and want to update it and add some steamier sex scenes.
SC: What is the best advice you ever got with regards to writing?
Submit. So I did. I became published pretty quickly once I did.
SC: What is one pet peeve you have when it comes to publishing?
Bad e-publishers. Too many of them out there accept anything and don’t make their authors any money and they churn out garbage that a decent e-publisher wouldn’t accept, giving e-publishing a bad name.
SC: Any advice for new writers out there?
Easy… Keep writing. The more you write the better you get.
SC: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?