Jaydyn: Yes, but first let me say thank you for having me as your guest today. Now the bio: Jaydyn Chelcee has spent most of her life in Oklahoma, her home state, but at the same time, she’s traveled extensively, at least in the western half of the United States. One of her favorite settings in her contemporary western romances is Montana. She’s the author of the best selling Montana Men series, In the Arms of Danger, No Holds Barred, Too Close to the Fire, and Playing For Keeps.
A member of the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc., her paranormal romances, the Winslow witches of Salem series, written under Tabitha Shay have been nominated for several awards, including the prestigious P.E.A.R.L. Award for Witch’s Moon nominated for Best All Around Paranormal in 2008 and Witch’s Fire, Runner-up for Best Paranormal Book of 2010 at LRC.
Jen: Tell us about Playing For Keeps and where is can be purchased.
Jaydyn: Playing For Keeps is book four in the Montana Men series and begins to wind down the series. The reader will learn some shocking new things about Danger and Lacey, the first couple introduced into the series from book one, In the Arms of Danger. Their story has been ongoing throughout the series. But this is also the story of Duel Remington and the feisty CIA secretary, Flayme Jansen, whom he takes into protective custody very much against her will.
Jaydyn: Fifteen. I’d always been an avid reader up to the point, but suddenly I discovered I wanted to write my own stories.
Jaydyn: Hmm, about five or six years ago. Well, I was very lucky in the fact that I was already somewhat acquainted with Julie D’Arcy, an author I’d met in an online critique group. She informed me she was launching a new E-publishing company, Eternal Press, and invited me to submit Witch’s Brew. Julie had read a little of WB on the crit site, so was also familiar with the story. However, I almost didn’t submit the book because at the time, I wasn’t that familiar with E-books and I also figured I was wasting my time and Julie’s subbing WB. I think I thought it over for a couple of weeks before it finally dawned on me I had nothing to lose. Boy, was I shocked when I received the email from an editor telling me my book had been accepted.
Jaydyn: Different. Suspenseful. Hot
Jaydyn: My fans. I receive fan letters from readers who love the Montana men series. They’re so wrapped up in what’s happening with Danger and Lacey, they want the next book as soon as possible…lol…sometimes just as soon as they book before it has been released, they demand the next one. What keeps you going? Again, it’s my fans. I love these readers. They email me asking about my characters and what’s going to happen. I simply love it.
Jaydyn: In the MM series, all my characters reappear. They’re a family with friends and neighbors and the reader gets to know all of them, even the bad guys.
Jaydyn: Ooh, well I love mysteries, suspense, but I also love laughter and of course, some spice. Put that all in, and I’d say the reader gets a great romance.
Jaydyn: Remembering from one book to the next what my characters have said or done. Easiest? Writing the blurbs and synopsis. Most rewarding? Hearing from my fans.
Jaydyn: Linda Howard, Christine Feehan, Karen Marie Moning, and Elizabeth Lowell.
Jaydyn: Oh sure, I immediately let my fans know, my family and closest friends…sometimes I split a bottle of wine with hubby…lol.
Jaydyn: “I don’t care about the cover, I want what’s inside. Give me some Danger. (Referring to one of my characters)
Jaydyn: Finishing up the MM series with book five, titled WILD. I’m shooting for a Dec. release, then I’m switching genres. I’ve started writing a Sci/Fi (Big change for me) and I’m loving the challenge.
Jaydyn: What is your favorite genre? Do you love prefer hot love scenes or vanilla?
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