Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jacquelyn Frank: Candid & Uncensored!

Jacquelyn’s bio reads like she should already be part of the LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster family—she’s an animal lover who treats her cats like her kids, her vivid imagination is a direct result of her nocturnal musings, and she’s a strong-willed fighter with a lust for life and a passion for living it to its fullest.  Sound familiar!?  That’s probably why we love her so much! 

Jacquelyn was born in NY, started writing romantic fiction at the tender age of 13, and currently lives in North Carolina with her family, which of course includes her 9 beloved furbabies [read:  cats].
Also, don’t forget that Jacquelyn will be doing a 2 hour interactive Live Chat from 2:00 – 4:00pm EST (1:00-3:00pm CT/12:00 – 2:00pm MDT/11:00am – 1:00pm PDT) over on LITERAL ADDICTION’s Contact Us Page Chatroom ( ).

**NOTE:  You’ll definitely want to ask Jacquelyn more about her cats during the chat! 

Jacquelyn is the esteemed creator of the GATHERERS, SHADOWDWELLERS, NIGHTWALKERS and THREE WORLDS series, the last of which had its newest installment, Book #2 - “Seduce Me in Flames”, released just 5 days ago on 7/26/11. 
For those of you not yet familiar with THREE WORLDS, it’s an über sexy futuristic series about a military unit that is the crème de la crème of the Interplanetary Militia (and yeah, they’re pretty good soldiers too!).  A group that is always on the front lines and sent to do the impossible in the worst situations, the unit lives by their code:  “No Fear/No Fail/No Fatality” despite the odds stacked against them or the distractions that end up crossing their paths.
So, now that we’ve given you a teeny tiny bit of information about Jacquelyn and introduced any new readers to the THREE WORLDS series that the new release, “Seduce Me in Flames” belongs to, let’s find out about the real author behind THREE WORLDS, NIGHTWALKERS, SHADOWDWELLERS, and GATHERERS shall we!? Jacquelyn has requested that we make our Interview fun, unique and exciting, and we are more than happy to rise to the challenge.   

LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Hi Jacquelyn.  Can we call you Jacki?  We’re very happy to have you with us today and are incredibly excited to get to know you better.  Thank you so very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and chat with not only us, but also directly with our members, followers and guests in the interactive chat a little bit later on!

Jacki: [Opening Statements…] Well Yes, I am always happy to talk to the little people. ::smirk:: Just kidding! I love doing that. (Even though my publisher just had a coronary!) I am glad you invited me. I haven’t done a chat in so long.  But yes, please call me Jacki J

LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  We always start our interviews by asking our authors the following question:
Q1):  What are 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out on the Internet?
Jacki: 1. I have a “Jacki specific” Barbie collection.  I have a Pisces Barbie, A Wonder Woman Barbie (my girlfriend gave it to me because growing up I used to spin around like Linda Carter’s Wonder Woman) An Italy Barbie (cuz I’m Italian in heritage) and a Bewitched & I Dream of Jeannie. I grew up loving the magic of those shows.  2. I am a size 7 in shoes.  3. I love to collect cat themed objects, as well as actual cats.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Thank you for that.  Now, while we’d like to base the entire interview around getting to know you better, we probably should ask a little something about “Seduce Me in Flames” and THREE WORLDS…
 Q2):  What was your inspiration behind the series?  Why interplanetary covert ops?
Jacki: Well, I had a dream about a soldier in a desert, and then about the soldier hallucinating about a woman. That is how it started. Plus, I have had a love of covert ops/SEALS since Suzanne Brockman’s early novels. She used to make me cry every time.
 Q2):  What was the best part of writing Ender’s story in “Seduce Me in Flames”?
Jacki: That he had this huge secret that I didn’t even know about. I translated that into how I thought his family would feel about it. I also remember my editor complaining about spicing some things up more, so I did, and ended up painting myself in to an even tighter corner...but also gave myself an excellent obstacle between my hero and my heroine.
Q4):  There’s a 3rd book, “Seduce Me in Shadows”, with an expected publication of December 2011.  Is THREE WORLDS just going to be a trilogy, or do you plan on telling the remaining ETF First Action crewmembers’ stories as well?
Jacki: Actually, there is a hold on Seduce me in Shadows at the moment. There’s kind of a cascade effect in publishing. If one thing changes then everything changes. I will let you know on my website when it comes on the schedule.  As of now, it is only a three book deal, but who knows what the future will hold.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Well, we think we’ve done our duty.  We made readers aware of the new release, “Seduce Me in Flames”, put the teaser out there for next release, “Seduce Me in Shadows”, and filled in the question marks with regards to the future of the series.  Now…we want to get to know the REAL Jacki!  J
Q5):  First, something easy.  What’s a typical day like in the life of Jacquelyn Frank?

Jacki: I start the day with hair, end the day bald, and magically it all grows back overnight! Seriously though, my day seems to be all about putting out fires mostly as I work with my assistant on promotionals, fan mail, Facebook etc.  Then I crank up the iPod LOUD and drown everything out except the voices in my head. But rest assured, I check with my therapist once a week to make sure it’s the good type of voices.
Q6):  What are 2 things that never fail to make you smile, and 2 things that never fail to piss you off?
Jacki: 1. Cats 2. Shopping  AND  1. Stupid freakin people that do stupid freakin stuff designed to piss me the fuck off.    2. TELEMARKETERS!! Wait, let me be more specific. Automated telemarketers or telemarketers who barely speak a word of English. Get off my damn phone! Don’t you know I have work to do??

Q7):  If you could live your childhood over again, first of all would you, and second, what would you change and/or make sure to do that you didn’t do the first time around?
Jacki: I had a horrible stint of abuse in childhood, but things like that make us who we are, so, I don’t know. It’s a slippery slope. Change that and you might change the essence of what makes me…me. Change that and I might never have become the dreamy romantic in need of escape to worlds of all make and measure. As for adulthood, I wish I would have learned sooner that I am just fine without a man! I know, it’s contradictory in some ways. But there you are.
Q8):  If you had to describe yourself in 5 words what would they be?
Jacki: The Quintessential Crazy Cat Lady!
Q9):  If you could choose to go on a ‘free pass’ date with 1 person, dead or alive, who would it be, where would you want to go, and what would the night entail?  

Jacki:  Okay…I pick Queen Elizabeth. She was a tough chick before tough chicks were cool.  She proved a woman could be great without a man or the use of her womb. I would like to attend a modern day Shakespeare play and she what she thought of the production methods past and present.
Q10):  You’re stranded on a desert island of perpetual night with 5 hunky Supernaturals; a Vampire, a Lycan, a Fallen Angel, a handsome Unseelie Fae and a powerful Mage.  Which one will you choose to satisfy your carnal pleasures and why? 
Jacki:   I pick the Mage.  All the others are limited to their species, but a Mage can cross genres of magic and ability. The possibilities are endless!
Q11):  LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha once had an old boyfriend tell her that his ultimate fantasy would always be:  her, a light rain, the shadow of the crows-nest on the 50 yard line of the football field with freshly mowed turf, strawberries, whip cream, and… well… you get the idea!  What’s the most creative fantasy you’ve ever been pitched by a lover?
 Jacki:  Clearly, I need more creative lovers.  The best I ever got was “two chicks…huh..uh huh huh.”
Q12):  They say that music and scent are 2 of the most powerful memory reactors.  What song and/or smell never fail to remind you of something, and what Technicolor memory does it bring back? 
Jacki: Obsession. The perfume I used to wear back when I was a virgin…or in the process of discarding said state. J
Q13):  Can you describe for us the best and/or worst date you’ve ever been on?
Jacki:  Well, I think the worst date my date literally progressed like this…charming, flirting, coaxing…sex…instant douchebag…kicked me out of bed. I kid you not. Of course back then I thought I had done something wrong. Turns out I did. I trusted my crappy instincts for choosing a man. I haven’t trusted me ability to judge a man since.
Q14):  Have you ever caught yourself having naughty daydreams about one of your characters?  Which one and what were you doing?
Jacki:  Hey…I daydream about ALL of my characters. I’m happy to share them with you! All you have to do is pick up one of my books and VOILA!
Q15):  What celebrity do you seriously lust after and why?
Jacki:  Mike Holmes!  He is a knight in shinning overalls. He swoops in and saves people from the bad guys. Of course, sarcastic Jacki brain thinks it’s a lot of PR bullshit, but my dreamer brain tell my sarcastic brain to shut the fuck up in this one instance. I also love Gorden Ramsey…cuz everything to him is “the most amazing…” I have huge desire to teach him more synonyms while he makes yummy food for me.
Q16):  Where’s the craziest place you’ve ever made love, and would you recommend it to others?
Jacki:  The front lawn of my boyfriend’s house. (or neighbor’s house) Every time headlights came by it sucked, though. But the danger of getting caught was outrageous. Ah…those wild hormonal days of yore. I would love to have that passionate need for sex again.

Q17):  We know what it’s like for us as readers and we’ve traded stories many a time, J  but have you as the author ever found yourself picking up the phone after writing a particularly steamy sex scene to dial a booty call?
Jacki:  Erm.  No. Until recently no one wanted my booty. And including recently, I don’t want any booty because it comes attached to the male species…which almost always guarantees trouble.

Q18):  What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing or taking care of other author business?
Jacki:  Chilling with my kitties. Never get tired of socializing a feral or playing with strings & feathers or listening to a rumbly purr.

 Q19):  This is another of our staple questions…  What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview but never have before, and how would you answer that question?
Jacki:  Boxers or Briefs? (Or Commando)
Answer: Boxer/Briefs.  There’s a cling factor…

Q20):  When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts are you hoping you have?

Jacki:  I made it to #1 on the NYT Bestseller list and NO ONE can ever take that away! EVER!! Muhahahahahaha!!

ITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews:  Well, that was really fun!  I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did, and we hope that we didn’t embarrass you too much!?  Thank you again for coming by today, for being so honest, and for making us realize that no matter what life throws at us; we’re all the same deep down.  We’re looking forward to talking to you and your fans more in the Live Chat.

Jacki:  [Closing thoughts…] I had fun. Nothing embarrasses me. My publishers however…well, that’s another story. :)  Looking forward to the chat!

If you would like to learn more abput Jacquelyn and her amazing books, you can visit her at the following sites:


CONTEST:  Jacki is offering two SIGNED copies of Seduce Me in Flames to two very lucky Book MOnster Followers.

TO ENTER:  Leave a comment on this post and tell us which is your favorite book by Jacki.  If you have not read any of Jacki's books yet (what the heck are you waiting for??  They're awesome!!), tell us which book you would like to read and why?  You must leave your email address in your post and you must be a follower of the Book Monster Blog (click "Join this Site" button) to enter the contest.

Want a 3rd and 4th chance to win??  Hean on over to the LITERAL ADDICTION website ( read their entry rules and enter to win their contest as well.  They are also giving away two signed copies of SMIF.


Sheree said...

Great interview! "Seduce Me in Dreams" is a fave!

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Michelle said...

I'm not entirely sure I can give you a favourite! I am still hopeful for a follow up to Drink of Me. I'm excited about Adam! I loved Noah the best from the Nightwalkers (so far). I've still to read Pleasure. I read Stealing Kathryn the other day and I really like that although Julian was great too...

So many books and so many amazing characters and worlds and hopefully many more to come!

Cath said...

I have to admit I've only glanced over a couple of Jacquelyn's books but I'd love to read The Bid cause I think the cover is gorgeous...yes I tend to judge a book by its cover first!!!

legallycaz said...

Okay that was the funniest interview I have ever read! I can't wait to talk to her later :)
I am a big fan of her Nightwalker series and I can't wait for Adam to come out! My fave was Elijah he was a cheeky scamp!
I loved Seduce me in Dreams and I am so excited to see that this is Ender's story since he was fascinating!

Thanks so much for an awesome interview and giveaway :)

alainala said...

elijah is one of my favs.. i just love the shifters!! (cant wait for adam to come out either!!)
this was an awesome interview

good luck everybody!!!

Keisha said...

Love Jacki's books Noah is my favorite

LIESA said...

Love your openess Jacki!!

Totally feel ya on ability to judge men!!

Love kittys also!!

Victoria said...

My favorite book by Jackie is Ecstasy. It was my first of hers and therefore my favorite :).
Thank you so much for the contest.


Debbie said...

Thanks to both of you for a great interview. I really love the fact that you are who you are no matter what.
Trying to pick a favorite book of your is really hard. I would say that Damien is my Fav Nightwalker book. Pleasure would be my fav Shadowdeller book.Guin ... I just love that man.
Thanks again and I can't wait to chat with you later at LA's webchat

Danielle West said...

I have not tried anything by her YET :) I've had the beginning books to her series' on my wishlist for a really long time and I plan to fix that soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jolene and Family said...

I love love loved Seduce Me In Dreams and it was the first book of yours I have read. Cannot wait to pick up more of your work and I love how you just grabbed me and pulled me into the story. Amazing!!!


Cathy M said...

Great job on the interview, very thought provoking, thanks for sharing with us Jacki.

I actually just started reading the Nightwalker series, and am on Gideon's book right now. Really enjoying it, and love Magdelegna.

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AmyS. said...

Choose a favorite book. That is hard. But i guess I would say Stealing Kathryn. It reminded me of Beauty and the Beast which is my favorite fairy tale. I also loved the Nightwalker series.

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Danielle Gorman said...

Great interview. I loved Jacquelyn's Nightwalker series and Elijah was my favorite.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick
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maureen said...

I haven't read any of jacquelyn's books but they look very good!

Kara Lee Lovell said...

It was really fun to get to know the person behind the books--the fun playful side of you.

Loved the interview!

Supru said...

Have no favorite yet but soon I will have one! :)

Loved it!!

SdyLion said...

I loved DAMIEN. The Nightwalkers are still my favorite series. Great interview. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Lori in Philly said...

Haven't read any yet only some of the samples so I think my First will be Ecstasy. I love those where two people are not supposed to get along ,do get along and it seems like this might be one of those stories . Thanks for all you do.

elaing8 said...

Great interview.Love the Q&A.
My favorite book would be Jacob.

books4me said...

I love the NightWalker series and look forward to reading more of Jaquelyn's books. I didn't know she had so many other books/series out!!!

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Theresa said...

I absolutely love your books!! My favorite though is "Noah". I just loved that one!

Sonia said...

Haven´t read Jacki´s books yet but they are waiting for me :-)

Thanks for the contest!


sandrahorn63 said...

Would love to win Seduce me in Dreams.

Amiee Snow said...

I have only started reading the NIGHTWALKERS series as it was recommended by my best friend . I just finished JACOB and i loved it! can't wait to read the rest

Natasha House said...

I haven't read these yet, but they are on my list!! I do have two of her books already on my shelf :-)


xander_316 said...

NOAH : “You have to understand that the end of the story is unimportant, Kestra. All stories end. All life ends. Nature makes it so. And you know that it can be peaceful or it can be violent and cruel, but it is not the end that matters. It is everything that happens right up until that very last minute that matters most.”

I love Jacquelyn Frank!! This quote would have to be my fave of all time, I just love everything she writes and would love the chance to win :)

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Michelle said...

Omg...I love all of Jackies books...but if I have to choose a would be be Rapture...I couldnt put it down...have read it 3 times now...and still love it...
Thanks Jackie for all the awesome stories and dreams..(winks)

p.s. I love the facebook group you created for Nightwalkers...!/pages/Jacquelyn-Franks-Nightwalker-World/118789604871303

your faithful friend and reader..


Linda said...

I've not read any of Jacki's books before but after checking out her booklist I'm drooling! I'd love to start with Seduce me in dreams & here's hoping to win 1 of the copies of SMIF! *fingers crossed*

I love the all the bookcovers! They are gorgeous (more drooling)

Amberia said...

Loved the interview! "Jacob" was the first book by Jackie I read and it holds a special place in my heart.

Wierdlings said...

Gideon was my favorite of the Nightwalker series. Though I love all her leading men. ::whew:: are they hot!


ChrisS said...

This is such a tough question. I have read all of Jacquelyn's books and enjoyed every one. If I had to pick just one though, I would say Damien was my favorite. As Vampire Prince he was all alone and had the weight and concern of all his people on his shoulders. I couldn't wait for him to find his mate.


Missyb0103 said...

LOve Love this author!!! Thank you so much for the interview and contest!!

Beverly said...

How on earth have I missed these books! I just realized the books I was looking up was having a contest to win one! Haven't read any of hers yet but will probably end up reading them all.

Jamie said...

well I always love the book I'm reading. I love that about Authors like jacquelyn Frnk she makes you fall in love with the characters and you dont want the book to end! Until you start her next book and you realize after chapter 2 you can't wait what happens next and are fully vested in the book with the same passion you had with the last book!! I loved Gideon! I loved he finally got his love! He does so much for everyone! Thank you Jacquelyn for making me fall in love with your dreams!

Gisselle said...

I havent read this series but I would love to win one of her books!!
I would ike "Seduce Me in Dreams" the cover looks sooo HOT!


TigMode said...

I am huuuuuge Jackie fan and just was lucky enough to win a copy of Seduce Me In Flames.

My favorite of all her books is Drink of Me, and I continue to hope she reconsiders writing more of the that world since she set it up so clearly to have additional books.

Mrs. Disser said...

My favorite series is Nightwalkers but my favorite book is Rapture. Loved the interview.

Heather Lyons said...

Loved Seduce Me in Dreams and have picked up Seduce Me in Flames and can't wait to start.

practimom said...

Oh i loved Seduced me in Flames. Rush was too hot and i loved the Empress. I can't wait to read more.

(dont enter, already have)

Jennifer said...

Seduce Me In Flames is my new fav!!!!!...well Rapture is also my fav!..i can't pick just one...but let me tell ya!...reading SIF i seriously want to find a Rush of my own!...good lord!!!...Jacki you kill me with your men!...and i loved the interview! never cease to amaze me Jacki!...thank you for all that you do for your loving fans!...NOW GET YOUR BUTT TO CANADA LADY!!!...luvs ya J!..hugs and kitties~

jennifer said...

forgot to add email.!