Blogoversary Day 6: Jaydyn Chelcee

Jen: As we continue our blogoversary celebration, today we welcome Jaydyn Chelcee to the blog. Jaydyn, will you please share a short bio with us?

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.

Coming soon from Moongypsy Press: WILD, book five of the Montana Men series, and Witch’s Touch, book six of the Winslow witches of Salem series.

All current releases available at Amazon.com
E-format: http://www.moongypsypress.com
http://www.tabithashay.com
http://www.jaydynchelcee.com
Email: jaydyn@jaydynchelcee.com

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.

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? 

Jaydyn:  Fifteen. I’d always been an avid reader up to the point, but suddenly I discovered I wanted to write my own stories.

Jen: When where you first published and tell us your call story.

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.

Jen: Describe your writing in three words.

Jaydyn: Different. Suspenseful. Hot

Jen: What are your biggest motivations to write?

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.

Jen: Do you have a theme, object or person that appears in all of your stories?

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.

Jen: What is it about the romance genre that appeals to you?

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.

Jen: What’s the most challenging, easiest and rewarding aspects of writing?

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.

Jen: Who has inspired you as an author?

Jaydyn: Linda Howard, Christine Feehan, Karen Marie Moning, and Elizabeth Lowell.

Jen: Do you do anything to celebrate a sale, new contract or release?

Jaydyn: Oh sure, I immediately let my fans know, my family and closest friends…sometimes I split a bottle of wine with hubby…lol.

Jen: What’s the most interesting comment you’ve received about your books?

Jaydyn: “I don’t care about the cover, I want what’s inside. Give me some Danger. (Referring to one of my characters)

Jen: What’s next for you?

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.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Jaydyn: http://www.jaydynchelcee.com
http://www.tabithashay.com
http://www.moongypsypress.com

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Jaydyn: What is your favorite genre? Do you love prefer hot love scenes or vanilla?

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