Monday, April 02, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Jessica Jarman!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Author Jessica Jarman, another fabulous author that will be attending
Authors After Dark Nola!

Take a look at Jessica's fiery new release from Resplendence Publishing, Secrets and Spells.

Secrets and Spells

Northern Circle series, Book One

Resplendence Publishing

Paranormal, Erotic, Romance

March 28, 2012

Anxious for a change and wanting to learn more about her late mother and where she came from, Thalia Wells accepts a job in the small town of Parrish. As she settles into her new life, she begins to notice unsettling oddities about her new home.

Gray is used to secrets. Being a witch and living in a town of people with magical abilities means living with secrets. But keeping Thalia in the dark kills him especially when it brings her pain.

Thalia doesn't believe in magic and had given up on happily ever after, but can she find both with Gray?

You can read an excerpt of Secrets and Spells here

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Jessica: Definitely. I love Shelly Laurenston and have been lucky enough to meet her. I’ve actually pimped her books out at the bookstore to lucky readers hanging in the romance section (LOL) and her books are an autobuy for me. The other author for me would be Nora Roberts/JD Robb. Love her stuff and am always waiting for the next one. I’d probably make a complete fool of myself if I met her. :)

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Jessica: I actually have plans to co-write a book with Gwendolyn Cease. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather write with—she makes me laugh, we look at things the same way, and I can’t wait to get started on it with her when we both finish some individual projects we are working on.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Jessica: Seeing friends I don’t get to see in person very often and meeting new readers. And I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans, so I’m definitely looking forward to being there and exploring.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Jessica: Only one book? No! Okay, um, I guess I would have to say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. All-time favorite book.

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Jessica: Elizabeth and Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Not surprising, right? LOL I can’t get enough—re-read the book, read sequels, watch any and every film adaptation because their love story rocks. :)

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Jessica: Hands down, Seth from my Into the Shadows series. He is a young vampire (well, young by their standards) who was supposed to be a “walk on” character, but managed to grow into more and ingrain himself into the core group of the series. Moreover, he came to life in my head. I have big plans for him.

Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Jessica: (Dang, that’s a hard one!) Um… fun. I want to be the fun one! :)

*Favorite colorGreen

*Favorite food – Pizza

*Boots or heels - Boots

*eReader or Print - eReader

*Beer, Liquor or Wine - Wine

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom – Anywhere. :) Does that make me easy? Honestly though, with the right person, “where” doesn’t really matter much, in my opinion. Although, as sexy as outdoor lovin’ sounds, in Minnesota (or the anywhere in the Midwest, I guess), mosquitos take the allure out of it all. LOL

*Favorite TV Show – Supernatural

*Favorite Book series (besides your own) – In Death series by JD Robb

*Pj’s or Lingerie – Pjs

*Vampires vs. Shifters – Vampires

Jessica has graciously offered Two Books, Reader's Choice from her backlist as the daily prize!! You have 48 hours to comment and be entered. Don't forget that your comment also enters you in the Grand Prize drawing on May 2nd.
The Grand Prizes are
A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration!

For more information on this
Awesome Authors After Dark Author here are some links!

Jessica Jarman's Website
Jessica Jarman's Blog

Tomorrows Authors After Dark Spotlight Interview will be Cynthia Eden! You don't want to miss it!!


Limecello said...

Loved your answers, Jessica! I definitely need to check out your books.
I also really like the title of your new book - reminds me of The Secret Circle. (Books I loved when they came out - haven't watched the tv show and am scared to...)

Adding on my own question - do you have a favorite sequel/adaptation of Elizabeth and Darcy to recommend?

Melissa B said...

Oooh, GREAT blog, Jessica and Ali! And OMG, I'm so w/ you on Shelly AND Nora! And I do that book pimping at the book store, too, lol. My daughter will be you KNOW her, Mommy? No, but I do NOW! he/he! I've actually been lucky enough to have met Nora few times at I've got some of my fav's signed by her. But my goal is to one day make it to Turn The Page signing, and maybe even stay in Eve & Roarke room!

elaing8 said...

Great interview.Jessica is a new author to me.
This book sounds really good and love the cover.

Shadow said...

Wonderful interview! Guess what? Im watching Supernatural right now. Its so good! :) Love this show. Ill definitely be checking out your books. :) Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Thank you for the fun interview Ladies, I enjoyed getting to know Jessica better :-)

And I'm with you I'm addicted to PJs, seriously, PJs, books and make up are my only vice ;-D

Everyone keeps on praising J D Robb's In Death series, I really should bump it up in my TBR list it seems..

Thank you for the generous giveaway Jessica!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview. Really enjoyed it. Always great to meet a new author to read. Looking forward to reading your books.


SusanR said...

Love the cover!! Sounds like a great book. :)

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Randa said...

I second Stella's comment! Thank you for the great interview Jessica and the very generous prize!!! :) I look forward to meeting you @AAD!


lgm52 said...

I'm not familiar with this author. That said, I Enjoyed the interview...would love to read this book. And that cover! WooWee! Love it!

Raonaid Luckwell said...

About to embark on Shelly Laurentston (well her GA Aiken books) hopefully tonight if I can get the last forty pages of The Perfect Play read.

Great interview! I'll have to check out your books.

Raonaid at gmail dot com

Cathy M said...

You are a new to me author, Jessica, and the interview was such a fun way to get to know you.

(A big fan of Shelly's stories too)

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Carol M said...

Green is my favorite color, too, and I love, love the In Death series by JD Robb! Thanks for the interview!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Pride and Prejudice too! Love the A&E special and watch Colin Fryth (sorry if I misspelled his name) over and over as well.

Laura K

Maureen said...

Thanks for the fun interview!
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

erin said...

Thanks for a fun interview and giveaway! The premise of this book sounds exciting :)


kog said...

What a great excerpt! I am hooked. I love your fangirl choices - me too!

I have a question for you: do you write full-time or have a day job as well? (Whether it be outside the home or raising kids - lord knows those are both full-time jobs...)

bn100 said...

Great excerpt and interview! The book sounds good.


flchen1 said...

Jessica, you're a new-to-me author! Glad to "meet" you and add your titles to my TBB! I love Ms. Laurenston's writing, too, and would likely be an incoherent fangirl if given the chance to meet her in person :)

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Cynthia Garcia said...

Great interview!!!!! And what a wonderful prize.

Froggy said...

great interview and answers!!

I am also a huge JD Robb Fan too..I just love Eve and Roarke..especially Roarke...sigh..I know how Peabody feels!

btw who do you think is the candy thief? Its driving me crazy! ;)


Maria pronounced Mariah said...

I love Shelly Laurenston too. I just finished her newest release and it was greatvas usual. JD Robb is another fav as well!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

Chelsea B. said...

Oh, Pirde and Prejudice! How I love you! Seriously, I am the same way! Anything Pride and Prejudice I can get my hands on, I grab, haha ;-)
Fun interview!


Andrea I said...

I enjoy these interviews. I find new authors and books to read.


Brenda Hyde said...

I'm so with you on Shelly...her books always make me laugh and smile. You're a new author to me, but I'm heading off to your website right now! Thanks for the interview and contest:)

Tina B said...

Congrats on your new release!
This sounds very intriguing. I have not had the opportunity to read a story from you, but I am adding you to my TBR. :)
I hear you about the mosquitoes. I live in FL near the Everglades, so I'm sure you can imagine.
Thank you for the chance to read one of your stories.
trb0917 at gmail dot com

Pamk said...

rofl mosquitoes are not only a problem in the midwest. down south they can carry you away if your not careful. And I too love shelly's books and I think I have yours in my tbr file. I need to search and see cause it sounds fantastic.

Jess Jarman said...

Thank you, everyone, for the great responses, and thank you, Ali, for having me on your blog! :) I feel right at home here with all the Austin/P&P, Nora, Shelly, and Supernatural lovers. :) And I know Ali shares my Doctor Who yep, right at home. :)

To answer the questions asked...
@Limecello I liked Mr. Darcy's Diary. Some other ones to check out Mr. Darcy Presents His Bride, Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife Letters From Pemberley, Pemberley Shades, Mrs. Darcy's Dilemma. I just picked up The Darcy Saga by Sharon Lathan. Don't know if that's good, but I'm hoping! (I really could go on and on. LOL)

@kog I work part-time from home and have four kids in addition to writing. I'm trying really hard to fit more writing time in--it's getting easier as the kids are getting older. :)

Good luck all with the contests!

Carol L. said...

I loved the interview. And I'l
I'm looking forward to reading your work and have added l also add how much I LOVE The In Death series. What a darn lucky woman Eve is to have gorgeous Roarke.....Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com