Author Interview: Jordan K. Rose

Hey there, all of my wonderful readers!!! We have a treat today: An amazing author, whom I feel very privileged to call a friend, Jordan K. Rose, has stopped by to visit and answer some questions!

Jordan

Hey Jordan!! Happy Book Birthday!! Thanks for stopping by to visit with me for a little bit. It’s great to catch up with you.

Hello Tiffany! Thanks for having me on your blog today. It’s a big day for me with the release of Her Vampire Protector, book 7 in the Romance In Central City series, and if there is anyone I want to celebrate with me, it’s you! We had such a great time together in Boston and New Hampshire last October. I’m so grateful we had a chance to finally meet in person.

I am too! We did have such a great time. I can’t wait to do it again! So, as you mentioned, today is the release of book 7 in the Romance in Central City series (which I love!). Where did you get the inspiration for this series?

This is one of those series that I can’t remember how the idea came to me! That sounds crazy, but honestly, I don’t recall! In spite of having a complete lack of memory on how the idea for the series came to me, I can say that I recall how certain characters’ traits arrived. For example, Selene’s scene with the cupcake was inspired by an unfortunate experience I had shoveling Death By Chocolate cake into my mouth in what can best be described as a very unladylike display of eating. More accurately, it was an animal-like moment, resulting in a dire need for a glass of milk and someone on Heimlich standby. 

That’s hysterical! I’m actually picturing that right now. As we have found out over the years, we both have an affinity for chocolate (especially dark), so I can definitely see this scenario! Now, on to some questions about you: How did you begin your writing career, or did you always know that you wanted to be an author?

I actually never thought about writing until about 5 or 6 years back when I received a copy of Twilight as part of my anniversary gift from my husband. After that I read some 18 or 19 vampire novels and, bam! I wanted to write my own book. Since then I have never looked back. 

I, for one, am very glad that you got those books and got started! Speaking of other books and authors, who are your favorite authors?

I love Charlotte Bronte, Christine Feehan, Hildie McQueen (and not just because of her writing! Hildie is a dear and wonderful friend.), Jane Austen, Kerrelyn Sparks, MaryJanice Davidson, and JR Ward to name a few. 

I love Hildie, as well! I am so glad that you introduced me to her. I got to meet her at RT a couple of years ago, and she was just wonderful. I know this is always a hard question to answer when you read a lot, but what is your favorite book? Is there a book or series that you could read over and over again, and never tire of?

A few of my favorite books are: C.S. Lewis’s Trumpet of The Swan, which is one of the most beautiful stories every written. I could read it a thousand times and never tire of it. Jane Erye is another favorite. Mr. Rochester is something else and scrappy little Jane is a favorite heroine. But, being that I love paranormal I might even love Jane Slayer, Sherri Browning Erwin’s mashup a touch more. What’s not to love about adding vampire and werewolves to one of your favorite stories? Last year I read Tarzan for the first time and LOVED it. Of course, I did watch the recent Alexander Skarsgard movie and kept picturing the super-sexy vampire Eric Northman as Tarzan so that probably had something to do with it! Lastly, I love Christine Feehan’s Dark Series. Dark Prince is my absolute favorite and I’ve read it several times. 

I, too, am a Lewis fan, but I haven’t read that one. I’ll have to! I haven’t read Tarzan in years. I may have to re-read while picturing Skarsgard, and see how that goes! Haha! So, what are you reading right now?

Right now, I’m reading a couple things- like any reader! I’m reading Jane Eyre again. Carrie Ann Ryan’s Tattered Loyalties, Kresley Cole’s The Arcana Chronicles, and I’m starting Kym Grosso’s Immortals of New Orleans Series.  

I completely understand. I think that I am reading 4 books right now, myself. I’m not sure that I could read that many while trying to write my own, though. That’s impressive! What do you like to do when you aren’t reading and writing?

I love going to the beach with hubby or going hiking with my dogs. Recently I took my first cake decorating class which was a lot of fun, though I learned I need A LOT of practice! 

I took one of those several years ago, with a friend, and it is definitely not as easy as they make it look. Those little roses are kind of difficult! Are there any upcoming projects that we should know about?!

YEEEESSSSS!!! I’m so excited. This year has so much activity crammed into it I’m afraid if I blink I’ll miss it. So here’s what’s coming: In June I’m releasing my second book in the Spaghetti Romances Series, which is set in Robyn Peterman’s Magic and Mayhem Kindle World. In July an extended version of my novella, Delia & The Werewolf will release in a Box Set titled, Alpha’s of Summer. Later this year book 8 of The Romance In Central City Series comes out. I just saw a markup of the cover and L-O-V-E it! Then, before the year is out the first book in my next series, a spinoff from the Romance In Central City Series will launch. 

 

When I say I’m excited, I mean sometimes I hear squealing and when I stop and focus, I realize it’s me! 🙂 

 

It’s a great year! 

 

I hope your readers will consider joining my newsletter so that they can keep up with the excitement and be the first to learn of new projects and have an opportunity to receive ARCs from me. If they join, they’ll get some #FREE books, too! Here’s the link:  http://bit.ly/1G1Y903

 

I can also be found at the following social media sites: 

 

Website: www.jordankrose.com

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Amazon author page: http://amzn.to/1gll1lc

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2mECFXH

 

And don’t forget to follow the hashtag #CentralCityRomance for more Romance In Central City news! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with us today!!! I had so much fun!!!

As mentioned in the interview, the release of Her Vampire Protector is today! Here is the cover, and they buy links, so y’all go check it out!!!

her vampire protector cover

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kIoO1D

iBooks: http://apple.co/2kmyBts

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2kc9Dd4

B/N: http://bit.ly/2mC6ysW

Google: http://bit.ly/2ldGiAN

 

 

Maria & the Angel: Extended

Maria and the Angel

Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Short Seductions

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Jordan K. Rose

Pages: 41

 

This hot little novella had me seriously considering finding and Angel to mate with!

This, like the others, begins at Seductions, the bar filled with Others. Maria, the Werewolf, and Dante, the Angel, are having a great time dancing the night away. That is, until the subject of their mating comes up. Maria has yet to broach the subject with her Alpha, which does not sit well with Dante. They have been together for several lifetimes, and he wants to make their bond official. Maria isn’t sure how this will go over with her Alpha and the pack. Dante threatens to leave her, in a fight that will end with the hottest of endings.

We all know by now that I love were’s. They are probably my all-time favorite paranormal being. Maria is a kick-ass were! I loved her attitude and spunk. That combined with Dante, the Angel (who knew they could be so hot… and hot tempered!), and you have a fantastic story! Jordan did a wonderful job of bringing these two beings together in a way that I, for one, did not see as possible. Now, with the extended version, there is much more to the story of these two who were never supposed to mate, but were somehow destined to from the beginning! Love otherworldly beings with a side of steam? You’ll love it!

This extended version has been released as part of the Roar, Growl, & Kiss Boxed Set, which features tory from many other incredibly talented authors. Here is the Cover and the link for you guys!!

Roar Growl & Kiss Cover

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HNO6B1C#navbar

 

 

The Vampire’s Prophecy (Romance in Central City, Book 6)

Vampire Prophecy cover

Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Romance in Central City

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Jordan K. Rose

Pages: 144         

 

This book takes us back to the town of Central City, where the Vampire Guard is still trying to figure out what exactly Panthera is up to and how to stop them. As all of them do, this book focuses on a particular member of the Guard: in this case, Gabriele Barone (Gabe). Gabe is the brother to Rafe, whom we fell in love with in book five- The Vampire’s Penance. Like his brother, Gabe has been lonely for quite a while. Unlike his brother, Gabe decides to do something about it- in the form of going in to online chatrooms. While in one of these chatrooms, he meets a young woman names Aurelia. After chatting and texting with her for a while, he decides that he needs to meet her. Little does he know, Aurelia is working with the Guard’s Panthera enemy in order to repay them for the wrong that she believes came to her father at the hands of the Guard. What Aurelia doesn’t know, is that she is just a pawn in this dangerous game. Can Gabe save himself and Aurelia? Will he want to save her, once he finds out who she truly is?

As I have said previously, I love this author & this series! The stories in this series keep getting better, as the plot continues to move forward. There is always something happening, so there are no stagnant points in this short story. The characters are well developed, and the world building continues throughout each book. If you are a PNR fan, you really need to check this series out!

The Vampire’s Prophecy is out now! Find it here!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Prophecy-Romance-Central-City-ebook/dp/B01DUY4C92

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vampires-prophecy-jordan-k-rose/1123670377?ean=2940158150340

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-vampires-prophecy/id1100509759?ls=1&mt=11

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-vampire-s-prophecy

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jordan_K_Rose_The_Vampire_s_Prophecy?id=JQLjCwAAQBAJ&hl=en

Start of 2016

Hello everyone!

I hope that the new year is treating you all well,  so far! It has been super busy for me, already, as things have started off with a bang at work this year. I have taken the first little bit of this year to try and map out my reading goals and what I hope to get accomplished this year. It is quite a bit more than what I set for myself last year, but I hope that I will be able to get it done. You guys all keep me motivated to keep going, and sharing my thoughts, so thank you for that!

There are several series that I am hoping to get through this year, that I have been putting off. Some of them are ones that have been out, and popular, for some time and I just haven’t gotten around to them yet, and some you may not have even heard of. I hope that you won’t mind journeying with me through these series. There will be some stand alones in there to break them  up, though, so don’t fret! I will also be re-reading some of my favorites, which I do every year. Some of those I will share with you, and some I may not, as they have been reviewed to death (like Harry Potter). There will be a lot of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & YA this year, as that seems to be where the reading list is headed, but there is quite a bit of Stephen King and some Joe Hill on there, as well. Quincy J. Allan has promised some new books this year & and I’m pretty sure that Jordan K. Rose will have something new out, so I’m very excited about that! A little birdy also told me that Jamie Lee Scott has some new reads coming out, so I can’t wait to see what those will entail!

My intent is to post every Wednesday and Saturday (and some in between, as needed), whether that be just an update or an actual review. I look forward to this year with you guys, and hope you all have a wonderful year!!! As always, thanks for reading!

-T

Maria and the Angel (Short Seductions, Story 8)

Maria and the Angel

Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Short Seductions

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Jordan K. Rose

Pages: 41

This hot little novella had me seriously considering finding an Angel to mate with!

This, like the others, begins at Seductions, the bar filled with Others. Maria, the Werewolf, and Dante, the Angel, are having a great time dancing the night away. That is, until the subject of their mating comes up. Maria has yet to broach the subject with her Alpha, which does not sit well with Dante. They have been together for several lifetimes, and he wants to make their bond official. Maria isn’t sure how this will go over with her Alpha and the pack. Dante threatens to leave her, in a fight that will end with the hottest of endings.

We all know by now that I love were’s. They are probably my all-time favorite paranormal being. Maria is a kick-ass were! I loved her attitude and spunk. That combined with Dante, the Angel (who knew they could be so hot… and hot tempered!), and you have a fantastic story! Jordan did a wonderful job of bringing these two beings together in a way that I, for one, did not see as possible. Love otherworldly beings with a side of steam? You’ll love it!

Beatrice and the Shifter (Short Seductions, Story Six)

Beatrice and the Shifter cover

Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Short Seductions

Genre: PNR

Publisher: Jordan K. Rose

Pages: 36

Let me just tell you up front: I love shifters! Dragons and Shifters are my two favorite mythical beings. I do love a good vamp, but my heart will always be with the animals, and Jordan writes them so well!

The sixth story of this steamy series introduces us to Beatrice (great name, right?!), who has known about the Others for a good portion of her life, but had never been to our favorite Other bar, Seductions, until now. To her utter surprise, while having a great time dancing the night away, she runs in to her hot neighbor, Derek. She has had the hots for him since she bought the property next to his a couple of years ago, but has never really done anything about it since she didn’t think that he was interested. Unbeknownst to her, he has had the hots for her too, and has seen the little shows that she has put on for him when she thought that she was being sly. He has seen the little shows, because she didn’t know that he was there…in his other forms. The other thing that Beatrice didn’t know about Derek- He’s a shifter. Or has she known all along? Beatrice is about to get a taste of his animal side that she’ll never forget….

This was an awesome addition to this collection. I am a little bias, as I stated before, I am a shifter kind of girl, but I absolutely loved this one! Derek is incredibly hot, and there is a lot of great tension weaved in to this one that makes it all the steamier. You won’t regret grabbing this novella for a quick, hot read.

Liza and the Dragon (Short Seductions, Book 5)

Liza and the Dragon

Author: Jordan K. Rose

Series: Short Seductions

Publisher: Jordan K. Rose

Genre: PNR

Pages: 35

In the latest installment of her latest series of novellas, Jordan introduces one of my absolute favorite mythical beings, the dragon. When I first heard that she was bringing a dragon in to this series, I honestly wondered how in the world that was going to work. Trust me when I say, it works flawlessly! This is probably my favorite of this series so far!

In this novella, we meet Liza and her mysterious dragon, Tyson, at the now infamous Other bar, Seductions, where they first met thirteen months before. We soon find out that they meet at the bar once a month for, what Liza assumes, is just a night of amazing sex. Liza wants more, but is afraid to tell him. She then goes on to assume that he is married, as he has shown up in a tux with make-up on the collar, and smelling of perfume. It turns in to a cluster of a night from there! IS he married? What does he want from her? Is this over? Read away, and find out! You won’t regret it!