Thursday, March 21, 2013

HAPPY THURSDAY WITH LINDSAY DOWNS!

Yep, it's Thursday, almost the weekend here on Between the Pages and Lindsay is bringing us an interview with Jessica Sales from Ice Queen.

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Without anymore fanfare, take it away Lindsay!


Today we have Jessica Sales in the hot seat. Her first book, Ice Queen, releases in June 2013 from Secret Cravings Publishing. Warning-don’t piss her off if you want to see tomorrow.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Are you upset your name is not in the title?


JESSICA: In a sense my name is in the title. In each of the books Lindsay has written about me he uses, with my permission, my code name for the operation. In this case it’s Ice Queen.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Do you have any annoying habits your author did not share with us in your book?


JESSICA: If he had I’d have killed him.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Do you have siblings? Are you close to them?


JESSICA: No. My parents died in an auto accident.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Are you happy with the profession your author chose for you or would you rather be working at something totally different and why?


JESSICA: Who are you kidding? He didn’t give it to me, I gave it to him. I get to travel the world working for a consortium of very powerful individuals taking care of problems governments can’t or won’t.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Would you like to be taller, blonder, thinner or smarter than you have been portrayed?


JESSICA: No. I’m not one of those women who has a body image problem.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Are you planning to make an appearance in a sequel? If not are you unhappy about that?


JESSICA: Well, since the series is about me, yes. So far Lindsay’s already been contracted for a total of six books. I’ve also got four more in the works with him.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Now for a personal question. Is there enough  sex in the book for you? Would you have liked more?


JESSICA: Hell yeah. No he’s given my enough scenes so they add to the story, not detract from it.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Did your author handle your “love” scenes the way you like or was she too explicit or not explicit enough?


JESSICA: Reading over the scenes I was really surprised at how well he nailed it.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Is your hero/heroine a good kisser?


JESSICA: If there was a word higher than magnificent it couldn’t begin to describe the way Ronny kisses. Let’s just say, every time we kiss I got oh so wet.

GUEST INTERVIEWER: Are you happy with the setting? Did you want a bigger house or car?


JESSICA: Ice Queen starts out in Wyoming then shifts to The Big Apple. Yes, I’m happy with the setting. Of course I have a nice little house, thirty rooms with a ballroom, in Antibes, FR.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: How many re-writes did you have to live through?


JESSICA: None. If Lindsay didn’t get the books right the first time he knew what would happen to him. Let’s just say it wouldn’t have been pretty.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Did your story end too soon?


JESSICA: As long as I get the villain, dead or dead, then the book finishes at the right spot.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Who was your favorite supporting character?


JESSICA: That’s really hard to say as I’ve got a great team of experts working with and for me. I guess if I had to name one it would be Collette. She’s my cook, chef and part-time mother. Even though she’s not in the debut book I do mention her.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Were you happy with your wardrobe?


JESSICA: Are you kidding me? Most of the time I’m in designer outfits, especially swim suits which Ronny doesn’t approve of. Seems he thinks I’m showing off a little, correction to much skin.


GUEST INTERVIEWER: Did you fight much with your author or did you two see eye-to-eye?


JESSICA: Since I’m 5’2” and he’s 6’ it’s a little hard to see eye-to-eye with him unless I stand on a step stool. Kidding aside, yes we do, he’s the best.



(Gray's comment: Now, for an excerpt. Yay!)
 
This is an unedited, by my editor, so please forgive any poo-poos. In this scene Jessica meets the villain.

Enjoy-


With a mental brain shake, she lifted her head. As their gazes met she leaned back and settle her elbows on the bar top. The effect was damn near instantaneous as it helped stretch the flimsy material over her breasts.


His heated smile of approval, she saw, confirmed the distraction was working. While part of her kept him occupied she positioned her booted right foot against the front of the bar. “You got it?” Her voice soft, with a touch of sensual huskiness.


“And more, if you want,” he replied as he leaned forward to close the distance.


From the bottom of her vision she caught movement as he lifted a hand. She fought back a cringe when he brushed the tips of his fingers along the side of her breast.


“Nope, just what I ordered.” She paused to look him down and up. “Don’t see anything else that I could use,” her voice hardening ever so slightly.


“You sure?” he asked before his thumb drifted toward her peaked nipple.


“Yep, and if you don’t want to sing with the Vienna Boys Choir, I’d suggest you remove your hand. Oh,” she paused to let the first words sink into his lecherous brain, “and look down if you don’t believe me.”


Never one to doubt or underestimate a dangerously beautiful woman he dropped his eyes. He could feel them open even wider when he saw a knife point glisten in the weak light of the room, a centimeter from his groin.

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Until tomorrow my naughty pets,

 GRAY
 



1 comment:

  1. There is very little which scares me, Jessica frightens me. She is so much fun to write.

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