Today on the blog, we have M/F author Jocelyn Dex, author of the lovely Araya's Addiction
Pretty awesome, right? Read the interview, and check out the blurb below!
What draws you to romance, especially to the erotic demons that are featured in your work?
I’ve always enjoyed a good romance. I guess I love, love and the journey of two people getting to the point of love. Of course, the lust part is a lot of fun too! As far as the demons go, I was a huge vampire fan. A good vampire book still floats my boat but I was looking for something different. I read Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series and Larissa Ione’s Demonica series and kind of fell in love with the demon thing and then I created my own demon species.
We know you’re a romance writer. What’s your day job?
Right now, my day job is puppy mommy, romance writer, housekeeper (SO terrible at the housekeeping - sorry husband). But I’m thinking I need to go back to a day job because I miss the extra moola.
What was the very first romance novel you read? What did you think of it?
I wish I could remember! It was a Harlequin romance and I loved it but can’t remember the name of the book or the author. I do remember that author wrote several books and I devoured them. It was just too long ago. After that, I found Johanna Lindsay and read everything she wrote up until about eight years ago anyway. One of my favorites by her is Warrior’s Woman. It’s a futuristic, sci-fi romance.
Do you have a favorite character out of all the ones you’ve written? Why is he/she your favorite?
So far, Valia is my favorite. Well, Valia and Kiberry. Valia knows she’s awesome and has a super fun personality. Kiberry is the scary, demon equivalent of a dog and I’m a huge animal lover.
What’s your current book list and where can we buy them?
I just found out that Valia’s Villain is being accepted for publication so it’ll be a while before I have buy links for it.
If you could meet any of your characters in real life, who would it be and why?
Kiberry! He’s a Tengur demon. A Tengur is kind of dog-like but with wings, and razor-sharp teeth. He’s a sweetie though, unless provoked. I’d like to rub his belly. :-)
Tell us more about the genre you write, and what appeals to you most about your genre?
I write erotic paranormal romance. I love a Happily Ever After and even though I enjoy romance novels with a “sweet” sensuality level, I really enjoy being able to explore, in graphic detail, the sexual escapades of my characters. Also, the paranormal is just plain fun.
How can readers connect with you? Do you have a blog?
Do you have a writing tip to share with our viewers?
Yes. Write. It’s really that simple. Sit your ass down and write.
What would you tell a reader reluctant to read erotic romance?
It’s really not porn. There’s more to it than sex, sex, sex. There’s an actual story line with a Happily Ever After or at least a Happy For Now.
How do you decide which kinks your characters like?
I don’t decide - they do. Seriously, I don’t plan out their “kinks” ahead of time. I hardly plan anything, sit down, start writing and they let me know what their likes, dislikes and quirks are.
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
I’d like to have the superpower of transferring the stories in my head directly to the laptop. No typing. No struggling for the perfect description. Just bam! There it is.
How many books do you want to publish next year?
How many do I WANT to publish? Twenty! How many do I think I can manage? Maybe three.
Does anything get in the way of your writing?
Everything! Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, blogging, giving my dogs attention, housecleaning (which again, I suck at), working out, reading…
Jocelyn was born in Iowa and currently resides in Texas. She shares her home with her very own 6'4" alpha male and varying numbers of spoiled cats and dogs. Teaching one of her dogs to file his nails is one of her all-time favorite accomplishments. Jocelyn loves to paint, loves to read, and loves to write sizzling erotic romance about yummy demons that would make your momma blush.
Now for Jocelyn's latest book!
When Kean wakes up naked, collared and locked in a cell, he knows thinking with his dick has finally gotten him into trouble. Part Incubus, Kean enjoys scorching sexual liaisons, a habit that has found him trapped, forced to help a Sempire rescue her daughter from certain death.
Unwilling to aid in anyone’s imprisonment, Araya initially refuses her mother’s “gift”, but the passion simmering between her and Kean is undeniable. As they explore their shared lust, both Araya and Kean enact schemes to save each other. Their best laid plans may awaken emotions that will bind them forever.
*Note: A Sempire is a female demon who requires semen to survive.