Author Spotlight

 

Rosa recently had the chance to chat with a very talented author.  So, without further delay letís hear from the talented

Jenna Leigh

Can you tell your readers about your latest release "The Last Legacy"?
The Last Legacy: Lilly Tremaine only thinks she wants to live in a fantasy world. Meeting Faelen McKenna might change her mind. He is a wyvern and a very special one, able to change into a man, if only at night. The guardian of her family for almost a thousand years, heís here to protect her. When they finally meet face to face, sparks fly. Unfortunately, they are flying from Lillyís eyes because he has to be the most exasperating man sheís ever met.

When he whisks her off to the magical realm of Aetherea, she is amazed at the denizens of this new land. Gods, elves, fairies, muses, dragons and queens are all living in a parallel universe that exists alongside reality. However, danger looms on the horizon, because someone is trying to keep Faelen and Lilly apart. They fight the forces of evil to achieve what every fairy tale must have, a happy ending. But sometimes, fantasy can make reality seem like a walk in the park.

Can you tell us some about "Wolf's Heart" and are you excited that "Wolf's Heart" made it to print?
Iím very excited about The Wolfís Heart coming out in print! I love ebooks, but I always like getting copies of my books in print too.

The Wolfís Heart: When a nosy reporter reunites with a werewolf in tycoonís clothing, sparks fly and passions ignite. The burning question is, whoís taming who?

Investigative reporter Elaine Westerbrook is determined to find the answers to the questions that haunt her. Plagued all her life by dreams of creatures that canít possibly exist, sheíll do anything to get the information she needs, up to and including reigniting a fire with the deliciously mysterious Marcus Beióa fire she thought extinguished long ago.

Marcus Bei fought tooth and claw to be an alpha in the corporate world but itís nothing compared to being Alpha of his pack. Itís lonely at the top as the Lupin of the Arizona werewolf pack, but thatís the price heíll pay to keep his pack safe from his father and others like him. So when childhood sweetheart Elaine walks back into his life, his first instinct is to shove her right back out again. But Marcus canít find the strength to push away the very thing his other half has been waiting for so longóhis mate.

Together, Marcus and Elaine search for the truth and find out if they have a future in spite of a past threatening to tear them apart. Will Elaine run when she discovers what Marcus really is, or will she accept The Wolfís Heart?

There was a rumor (grinning) going around that there will be a sequel to "Wolf's Heart", can you give us some dirt on who will be in the next one?
Well, Iím not one to go Ďround spreadiní rumors. *snickers* Yes, Iím working on the sequel, with Marcusís smart-alec cousin, Jordan and his poor put upon heroine Tess. If only I could win the lotto and become a full time writer Iíd have all my WIPís finished. And the added bonus is that Iíd be able to do it while sitting at my pool while being given pedis and served smoothies by my hot lookiní houseboy.

Can you tell us a bit about what makes Jenna.....Jenna?
Well, hereís a hint, my houseboy would have to look a lot like Hugh Jackman. Really, Iím pretty normal. My werewolves are normal too except for turning furry and eating people, which is some of my favorite scenes to write. Heck itís the women that are scary in all my books, now that I think about it.  What does this say about me? Hmm.

In your spare time, do you have a favorite hobby and being from Louisiana, do you find that southern humor integrated into your books?
I like to read, I take a lot of online writing courses. I like to cook, but only if I'm hungry, otherwise, the rest of the folks in this house can fend for themselves.

 As for southern humor, since Iím from the south, I suppose thatís the kind I have so it would make it into my books.   Do Yankees have a sense of humor? *evil smile* 

When you start writing do you already have an idea in mind, and does it change as you start writing?
I always have a firm idea in mind. My characters have been known to steal it, and change it so much that itís unrecognizable once they give it back to me.

Is there an upcoming book readers should be aware of?
Dateless In the Dodge should be out some time this summer.

Blurb: While FBI Agent, Sharlene Hammons fends off the neighborhood housewivesí desperate attempts to marry her off, she also fights a growing attraction to her boss, Cade. To make matters worse, heís now working closely with her and her partner, Jake to investigate a rash of thefts in the next town. But when the investigation gets too close to home, Cade thinks Sharlene is in danger and pulls her off the case. Little does he know that danger is her middle name, the one she lets people know and live, that is.

Cade Barton has kept his attraction for Sharlene in low gear out since they work together. But a wild night involving a bloodsucking baby shows him that she might feel the same way, unfortunately, it also brings a rival into the mix. So itís up to the Neighborhood Inquisition to help him go from simmer to sizzle in zero point six seconds or heíll wind up Dateless in the Dodge.

Jenna, you feel that part of yourself comes out onto the pages when you write?
Yes, it does. Sometimes itís a fear or quirk the hero or heroine, or even a secondary character has that I can play up for either comedic or tragic effect. Other times, it can just be something I personally know about, like say how to type. In other words, my personal knowledge or skills about something. It saves on research time if itís something technical I know a lot about. But I also like using my personal experiences if I can, it makes things more realistic.

Is there a genre that you haven't written that you would like to try?
Horror. Iím going to write one of them one day. The next day theyíll put me in a padded cell. But Iíll have done it.

Is there a schedule you like to follow when you write?
No, exhaustion tells me when to stop.

Is there one place in the world you want to visit but haven't?
Iíd like to go to Italy one day.

What do you consider a perfect day?
Spent in my jammies on my computer, writing. No phone calls, nothing to distract me from my work.
 

Out all your books which is your favorite?
I love them all, but I still love Braless in the Buick the best. It makes me laugh every time I read it. Just reading the title makes me smile.

Do you have any favorite authors?
Angela Knight, Jeanine Frost, CE Murphy, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Stephen King, and so many more. And last but certainly not least, J Morgan for so many reasons, the most important being that heís put up with me for ten years.

What are you currently reading and what is your favorite genre?
One Foot in the Grave by Jeanine Frost. My favorite genre(s) are fantasy, paranormal, mystery, paranormal, horror and. Well, do you get the picture? I love books! I like romances for the most part, but if it has a great story and characters, Iíll read it.

Is your family your biggest fan and do they support your writing?
J Morganís my biggest fan and my biggest supporter. My mother is the next in line. My daughter just tells me to write more and faster to support her in the style she could become accustomed to, all to easily.
 

What is the best way for your readers to contact youj?
jennaleigh35@gmail.com

Is there anything else you would like to add---any new releases or news?
Dateless in the Dodge is the sequel to Braless in the Buick and should be coming out sometime in the late summer. I loved revisiting the old and new characters in this book, and being able to make it a little longer than the first. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Thanks so much interviewing me! I love answering questions because I always end up learning a little more about myself.

 

     

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