Friday, July 13, 2012

AAD Spotlight with author Jae Lynne Davies + giveaway

Would you tell everyone a little about yourself?

Hi Everyone! I’m Jae Lynne Davies, author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I’m a wife, mother and author who wishes there were more hours in a day to balance all three and a full-time job, but whenever I find a spare moment (usually in the late hours of the night when my husband and two young children are asleep), you’ll find me sitting in front of my laptop typing the next chapter!

What sub-genre do you write?

I currently write paranormal romance and urban fantasy. I can envision branching out into other subgenres, but I have too many paranormal and fantasy stories brewing at the moment.

Who/what is your writing muse? And in what environment or conditions do you write?

I’d have to say music is what sparks my creative muse. During those few moments when I’m blocked, I’ll turn to my iPod and plot ideas usually begin to flow.

What are you working on at this time?

I’m currently working on three different novels at once. I know it might sound crazy, but I can’t just ignore the muse or tell her to be quiet so I can work on one thing at a time.

Ashes of Reckoning (Book three of the Mythic Series):

Blurb: 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, unfolding events lead her to a 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) Is the continuation of the tale involving the goddess Diana and her human lover Cole Hunter and his journey to immortality.

Fun questions of what you prefer
Dog or Cat?
Comfy or Formal?
Oh, I enjoy both but I guess I’ll choose comfy.
Denim or Leather?
Wine or Beer?
Mountaintop or Oceanside?
Boxers, briefs or commando for your hero?
Commando. DEFINITELY commando.

Blood Moon (Book two of the Mythic Series):
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, a decision is placed in Gianna's hands...Become an eternal slave to Dante's will or lose everyone she's ever loved.
You asked for a sexexcerpt? Here you go:
Gianna Marino and Mattias Vitale pulled up to the private parking garage attached to the side of the nightclub building. Mattias extended his arm out the window and placed his palm flat against a screen when a steel door rose, clearing them for entry. When the door closed behind them, he drove up several levels before backing into his reserved spot in a secluded area. He shook his head at her and turned off the engine. With one last smile, he exited the vehicle. Gods, she was livid over his secrecy. He’d sworn she’d be included in all coven dealings, regardless of how mundane. Now he was being selective with the information he was willing to share, and she wanted to kill him. She threw the door open, stepped out, and slammed it shut.
An echo thundered and Mattias raised his hands in surrender. “Baby, there’s no need for overreaction. Trust me, you’ll be glad I waited one more night to reveal the situation.” He wrapped an arm around her waist. “It appears I did forget something, though,” he said.
She swung around in passionate fury. “You know what Mattias? I don’t—” Before she could finish the sentence, he crushed her against him and kissed her deeply. She loved how he kissed, rough and demanding. As his tongue skated over hers, every nerve ending grew sensitive, and the fine hairs on her body were acutely aware of his touch. In an instant, he grew impatient. She gave a sharp gasp as his powerful arms lifted her to the hood of the car.
“I want you, Gianna. Right here…right now.” He reached for the seam at the hem of her dress and ripped a long slit in the material.
She looked to the tear and dismissed the damage he’d done to her clothing. In fact, the primal act made her ache with want. He urged her on her back, supported by the hood of the car, still warm from the heat of the engine. She recognized the ravenous look in his eyes as he slowly descended her body, pressing his lips against her skin every few inches. Each smack of his kiss nearly set her entire being ablaze, a biological betrayal as her body reacted in response to his mere touch.
Fingers traveled the length of her thighs in ten touches of adoration, all working toward the same goal. When he reached her hips, he grasped her lace panties and dragged them downward, one side of the material fisted in his hand. He was hungry tonight. She didn’t know what he hungered for exactly, but this was a promising start to the evening’s events.
Fleeting breaths escaped her lips while he continued to dominate her body, and his scent enveloped her senses as she grew inebriated with his essence. The warmth of his breath advanced toward the very place where she yearned for his touch. She closed her eyes tight in an attempt to deny him the satisfaction of pleasure-filled cries, but it was pointless.
Just as the thought crossed her mind, his mouth covered her moist heat. She quivered while his tongue worked diabolical magic between her legs.
He paused. “I’ve always wanted to take you like this, Gianna. Just like this, not concerned with where it happened, so long as I could show you how my patience wears thin in your presence, and how only you can satisfy my insatiable hunger.”
She lifted her head to meet his starving gaze. “Mattias—”
“Shh…lay back, my love. But be forewarned…this won’t be the last time I take you tonight. This is only but a sample of what’s to come.”
He lowered his mouth and reclaimed her warmth with no less attention. Clever lips hummed against her tense bundle of nerves, creating the most erotic sensations. Seconds later, the pressure eased and his kiss traveled high to her inner thigh, but the unspeakable pleasure roared through her body, a wicked distraction.
Before she could register his intention, the bloodlust flooded her senses in a tide of crimson so profound, the urgent need bordered upon madness. His fangs pierced her skin. She snapped her head forward and watched his eyes glow a familiar burgundy hue, staring into hers as he suckled the wound stinging from his bite. With a curse, she balled her hands into fists. If she didn’t have him inside her soon, she’d surely die.
As though he was in tune with her aching core, he inserted two fingers deep between her legs while his mouth continued to draw blood from her thigh. She gasped a sharp breath and threw her head back in ecstasy. Dear gods, she hated the fact that sex with him was this good. It would be so much easier to hate him if he wasn’t the best lover she’d ever had.
There was little time to debate. Just as soon as those thoughts left her mind, he’d glided an expert tongue over the punctures in her skin and pulled her off the hood, toward him. He held her close, reached around to her back, and lowered the zipper of her dress. Two slight sways of her hips, and the dress fell to the floor.
She stood naked with her hands on her hips, wearing only a pair of heels, and watched his expression as his eyes studied her body. He smiled a wicked curve of lips and glistening fangs as he removed his steel colored shirt, holding her gaze with each unfastened button. She continued to watch him while he shrugged out of the shirt, one shoulder at a time, and couldn’t help but notice that every move he’d ever made was a beautiful art form, choreographed. Even the way he removed clothing was so methodical, she could watch him for days.
But the admiration didn’t end there. He tossed the shirt to the side, the buttons tapping the blacktop of the garage floor, and stood inches from Gianna. She felt the heat of his body, smelled his blood—both of which increased with his arousal. The more worked up he became, the richer the scent of his essence. It figured his blood would bear hints of chocolate—the one taste commonly compared to sex.
In a swift move, he pulled her into a warm embrace. Skin crushed against skin. The tribal tattoo that ran the length of his arm and down one side of his torso bulged and flexed with his efforts. His hands cupped the toned cheeks of her ass before he lifted her back to the hood of the car. She shifted toward the windshield and bit her bottom lip in the heat of the moment. Mattias reached for his belt and began to unbuckle. Dear gods, that one act was among the sexiest sounds in the world. He pulled the leather strap from the loops of his slacks in a move so quick, the hum reverberated off the walls around them as the pants slid to the ground. She didn’t know where his shoes were. Nor did she care.
Commando. It took a certain kind of man to appreciate that sort of freedom. Gianna gave a playful laugh. “Nice.”
Mattias smirked and cocked an eyebrow. “It’s good to know the things you appreciate, love.”
He crawled his way back up her body and claimed her lips with a kiss that demanded far more. She could barely take the foreplay any longer when she broke free of the lip lock and whispered against his lips, “Mattias…please.”
“I love it when you beg,” he replied, then laughed low in his throat.
Gianna sensed his will weakening. It had to be, she was about to ignite from the heat of passion. Seconds passed. In an aggressive move, he pulled her hips to meet his and plunged deep into her core. Mattias was long and thick—a perfect cock, and she felt every inch of him surge between her legs. She propped herself up on the palms of her hands and arched her back, needing more.
“Ah!” she cried, as she threw her head back in ecstasy. Her hair swept across the steel of the vehicle in the erotic rhythm of Mattias’s thrusts. The animalistic growl, low in his throat was an unmistakable sound of primal satisfaction. His reaction caused her to reach for him, pull him closer. Her hands slid up the familiar planes of his muscular back to the breadth of his shoulders where she took hold. She loved his shoulders, the expanse of his chest, that gorgeous ink design that suited him.
Gianna was nearing the edge. Mattias braced his palm flat against the hood of the car, beside her mouth. “Do it,” he said with hooded eyes.
Mattias always recognized her need for nourishment. He was just like her—a hybrid born of a human and vampire coupling. And though they both were pretending to be something else, the signs were certain. The burgundy glow of their eyes when blood became a necessity was a trait of their race. No doubt he noticed the color change. She could feel the demand of thirst course through her body.
Mattias’s arm placed inches from her face, she turned away. “No,” she answered.
“Drink of me, Gianna. Enjoy me. Because I will certainly enjoy you,” he said.
He moved his hand closer, his wrist barely touching her cheek.
She faced his challenge and sank her teeth into his skin with such force, she earned a hiss. “Mmm,” she moaned against his skin.
He quickened his thrusts. She worked the wound and met his gaze just in time to see his eyes close tight. But while a part of her wanted to see him go first, the sweetness of his blood that she’d secretly grown to enjoy caused her to burst. “Oh yeah!” she cried.
“That’s right, come for me, baby,” he said.
She came…hard. Her body convulsed in release and she felt the gush of warmth drench him.
“Yes. Oh yes,” he panted.
Then, with a thunderous roar, he joined her in sweet ecstasy.
Minutes passed that seemed like an eternity. Mattias stood, still inside her. “Is everything alright?” she asked.
He smiled. “Yes, just let me enjoy this a few moments longer.”
Gianna didn’t protest. She sensed unease in the coven leader, but he didn’t linger. When he finally withdrew himself, leaving her free to move about, she slid off the vehicle and collected her clothes. After a few moments of silence, she ran a hand through her hair and shot him a sideways glance. “Well that was spontaneous,” she said.
“Baby, I’m just getting started,” he said, then smiled with glistening fangs, “Shall we?” he asked, offering her his arm.
She placed her arm comfortably through his and approached the entry to the club, admiring the fashionable tear in her dress and recalling his oath of things to come. Mattias brought something to the table she couldn’t resist, no matter how hard she tried, and she wasn’t sure who she hated more for it…him or herself.

Twitter: (@JaeLynneDavies)

I want to thank Laurie for having me today! I adore Bitten by Paranormal Romance and hope to stop by again soon.
The fun doesn’t end here! I’m going to give one lucky commenter (winner selected by Laurie) a PDF copy of Blood Moon! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see some of you at Authors After Dark in New Orleans this August!


  1. I loved Mythic and I am so excited that Blood Moon is out and you are working on #3. The excerpt left me in need of a cold shower!
    Thanks, Carin mawmom(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Hi Carin!

    Thanks so for stopping by. I'm excited to hear you enjoyed Mythic and I hope Blood Moon surpasses your expectations. Book 3 is well underway and I can't wait to share it with the world!

    Good luck in the giveaway!

  3. I am always looking for new authors to follow and paranormal romance is my favorite! This sounds like a series that I would really enjoy!

  4. Amy,

    Thanks so much for commenting! I enjoy paranormal romance, myself *wink*. Erotic romance and urban fantasy are my favorites, as well. You'll often find elements of all three throughout my novels. Good luck in the giveaway and I hope you have a chance to read the series!

  5. Blood Moon is an amazing story and I definitely prefer my heroes commando also! Gianna is so right, it take a certain kind of man to appreciate and to pull it off!

    Who was your toughest character to write in this book?

  6. Really loved Blood Moon. A story fitting for a decendent of the gods.

    It was great to learn more about Dante and Gianna. Enjoyed seeing some of the characters from Mythic and the new characters OMG in a good and bad way. Hope to see more of some of them. LOL

  7. I haven't had a chance to read your series yet but the first and second book look good. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to check it out. The story sounds really good.

    rachel at thejeepdiva dot com

  8. I am always looking for new authors to follow and paranormal romance is my favorite! This sounds like a series that I would really enjoy! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  9. Thanks for the awesome interview and excerpt! It's always fun to "meet" new authors and congrats on the new release! definitely adding to my wishlist ;)


  10. Thanks to all of you for stopping by and commenting!

    Pyper - In Blood Moon, Allyn Morgan was probably the most difficult character to write because her personality is most unlike my own. That said, jumping into this character (and equally unfamiliar territory) was quite enlightening.

    Terry - So glad to hear you enjoyed the story! No worries, you'll see a good amount of these characters making an appearance in book 3.

    Rachel - I'm happy you found the series and hope you have the chance to read the books. Good luck in the giveaway!

    Lisa - Glad you found the guest post and I hope you have a chance to enjoy the series and that it meets your expectations.

    Erin - Thanks so much for the well wishes! Glad you could stop by and hope you have a chance to explore the series.

    Good luck to all of you in the giveaway and don't forget I constantly have several opportunities listed on my blog and website.

  11. Love the cover. definitely adding it to my wishlist.

  12. Vanessa - So glad you're enjoying the cover and I hope you equally enjoy the story. Thanks so much for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway.

  13. Very nice excerpt. The book sounds good.



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