Hello everyone! LITERAL ADDICTION and Book Monster Reviews are proud to welcome Jill Myles to our sites today!
Jill also writes steamy contemporary romances for Berkley Heat as Jessica Clare, though those aren’t out yet.
Jill is the proud creator of the SUCCUBUS DIARIES series, which currently consists of four installments and several related novellas – “Foreplay” (Succubus Diaries .5, a prequel), “Gentlemen Prefer Succubi”, “Succubi Like It Hot”, “Zane’s Tale” (eBook Only, Succubus Diaries #2.5), “My Fair Succubi”, “Succubi Interrupted” (eBook only, Succubus Diaries #3.5), and the upcoming “Succubi Are Forever”, and “Slave to her Desires” (eBook Only, Succubus Diaries #4.5).
She also writes the LIGHT series, which includes “Mirrorlight”, and “Shimmerlight”, as well as several single titles – “Island Heat”, “Wicked Games”, “Zombie Fairytales”, and “The Mermaid’s Knight”.
For those of you not yet familiar with Jill’s work, we thought we’d give you the synopses of the three current, main books in the SUCCUBUS DIARIES series to whet your appetite.
“My Fair Succubi” Synopsis:
Yes, we know, they sound fantastic. They are! How about we get to the interview and learn more about the remarkable woman behind these amazing literary gems though shall we!?
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Hi Jill! We’re very happy to have you here today, and are excited to help you promote the upcoming installments of the SUCCUBUS DIARIES series!
JILL: Hello! Thank you for having me. I’m excited to be here. J
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: We like to start out by finding out a bit more about our guest author, and then we’ll dig into the books…
Q1): Can you tell us 3 things about yourself that we couldn’t find out easily on the Internet?
JILL: Oh gosh. Uh. I have a fear of cotton balls? (The texture makes my skin crawl)
Q5): What’s your guilty pleasure?
JILL: Starbucks. Totally.
Q7): What’s your idea of the perfect date?
JILL: A good movie with my husband followed by a nice dinner and cheesecake.
Q10): What type of scenes do you enjoy writing the most (action, love, dialogue, etc)?
JILL: I really love flirting scenes, argument scenes, and sex scenes. Anything where there’s a lot of fast paced dialogue. Well, okay, and sex.
Q11): What’s your fondest childhood memory?
JILL: Vacations with my family. I remember going to a waterfall in Quebec City and going fishing with my family. My grandmother (this tiny, frail little woman) snapped a worm in half and it splatted all over her hand, and we kids thought she was hardcore.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: O.K, now we’ll ask some questions directly related to the SUCCUBUS DIARIES and LIGHT series… J
Q12): Was there any specific inspiration that lead to the concept and creation of the SUCCUBUS DIARIES series?
JILL: Lunch with my sister. I was working on a concept for an angel book, but it wasn’t gelling for me – it was missing something important. We were joking at lunch and the topic of vampires came up, and ‘blood starved’. And my brain automatically filled in ‘sex starved’. And then I thought, well, that must be a story about a sex vampire. Jackie’s story came from that.
Q13): What about the LIGHT series?
JILL: The Light series came about because I wrote a short story with a fairy godmother, and I just loved that character (Muffin). I wanted to write more stories featuring her, and she’s going to continue to be in all the stories in one incarnation or another! There’s two LIGHT stories out right now, a related novel (The Mermaid’s Knight) and I’ve been working on another off and on.
Q14): Are there any specific messages in any of the books that you’re hoping your readers will grasp?
JILL: Just that you don’t have to be a total badass to save the day and get the guy. I think a lot of my heroines stem from the fact that I want them to be normal people, with normal jobs. To me, it’s a lot more interesting if someone normal rises to the occasion, rather than someone awesome just swooping in, if that makes sense.
Q15): What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, logistical, etc) in bringing the SUCCUBUS DIARIES series to life?
JILL: Research! You can research your brains out and still get things wrong, or confuse readers. For example, I set Jackie in a made-up metropolis in Wyoming. Like Batman and Gotham City, right? But it really confused a lot of people, and looking back, I’d have moved her to a more familiar city. I also struggled with a character that has to have sex to survive and has two boyfriends – people are going to raise their eyebrows at that sort of thing, and of course they should.
Q16): How many books do you have planned for the LIGHT series?
JILL: They really do stand completely alone, so I don’t have a definitive ending. I like them to be just hot, sexy little lunchtime reads. I’m working on one, SUNLIGHT, which is a retelling of Rapunzel (with a Muffin twist, of course) and after that, probably next spring, will be SWANLIGHT, which will be a retelling of the Swan Princess.
Q17): What can we look forward to as each of the series progress?
Q19): Is there a question that you have always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked? How would you answer that question?
JILL: Jill, what is the word that you constantly misuse and your editor changes? Me: Underpants! She changes it to panties. I guess underpants is not sexy enough. Which tells you that I am not the sexiest person in real life, because I say underpants all the time!
Q20): Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
JILL: Just that I really appreciate everyone that reads my books and comments on them, be it on my website, on Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. I write to have fun and make others smile, and I hope that I succeed more often than not.
LITERAL ADDICTION/Book Monster Reviews: Jill, thank you so much for being with us today! “Succubi are Forever” and “Slave to her Desires” look absolutely fantastic and we’re very happy to help you promote them! We’d LOVE to have you back to help promote any of your other upcoming releases in 2012 if you’re interested!
JILL: Thank you! 2012 is going to be a big year for me so I’d love to come back!
JILL is graciously offering up a $25 gift certificate & winner’s choice of backlist eBook to a winner from Book Monster Reviews and a winner from LITERAL ADDICTION (over on their site).
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