Today I will be interviewing erotic romance author, Jan Graham. Thank you for letting me interview you, Jan.
You’re welcome Zoey. I’m really pleased to be here.
How did you get started writing?
This is going to sound a bit strange actually, but one day I decided I was going to write a book, and that book was Finding Angel. I’d reached a point in my life where I wanted a change of pace. I wanted to change my career path and I decided that new path should involve doing something I love. I chose to write because it fit the criteria I’d set myself and was an idea that I’d toy with for a few years, but never done anything about. I channeled my energy into writing, started treating it like a regular job and so far it seems to be working out for me.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
Inspiration comes from lots of places, but basically I’m just a voyeur with an imagination. I like to sit at a café for example, with a nice coffee and watch the world go by. Sometimes I see someone who looks interesting and I start to wonder what the person’s story is. Then I make up my own story about who they are and why they are there. Often those musings turn into characters for books.
What genres do you write in?
I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense. I like writing stories that have the element of surprise in them, something to keep the reader guessing what will happen next.
What do you love most about writing?
The thing I love is creating the story and bringing the characters to life. For me it’s the easiest part of what I do. I find the process relaxing, the rest of the world fades away and I become absorbed into a life or lives that are so removed from mine it’s refreshing.
What is the hardest part of writing?
The hardest part of writing for me is what I call the other stuff. You know the things that take you away from writing like social networking, keeping the website up to date, and whatever else I get distracted with. It’s like the hardest part of writing is having the time to write.
What is your favorite type of music to listen to while writing?
I tend to listen to whatever my characters like. While I was writing Finding Angel things got a bit loud at times. Angel really likes Evanescence, while Christian, Daniel and Steve are AC/DC fans.
What is your favorite beverage to drink while writing?
Oh I’m going to be boring here. I drink water usually. Every so often I’ll mix it up and have a cup of tea or coffee, but I always have a glass of water on hand.
What is your favorite character you made and why?
My favorite character is Steve Jax. He’s in Finding Angel as a secondary character and is the main character in the second book in the series, Playing Jax. He seemed to take on a life of his own as I wrote Finding Angel. He was easy to write and for some reason, I’m not sure why, for some reason he’s endearing. Even my group of readers that give me feedback on my work kept asking me about him, which is one of the reasons, his story is the next in the series.
What is your favorite love/sexy song?
It is definitely KD Lang’s version of Hallelujah.
Who is your favorite actor?
Johnny Depp, without a doubt he is my favorite. I really like the roles he chooses to play. They’re often unconventional and always interesting. Of course he’s as sexy as hell which is why I always ask for him as a birthday and Christmas gift. No-one ever wraps him up and pops him under the tree though. J
Do you usually write one book at a time, or have several projects going at once?
I try to stick to one at a time, but in reality sometimes I’m always plotting a story or making notes on an idea I’ve had. At the moment I have two that I’m actively writing.
Tell us about your book.
Finding Angel is a romantic suspense novel. It has a ménage BDSM thread written into the storyline as well. The main character, Angel Wylde finds herself in all kinds of trouble because of an accounts ledger. Its owner, a crime boss, wants it back and the police are trying to find it as well. While Angel is trying to figure out what to do with the book she catches the attention of two very dominant brothers, Christian and Daniel Shore, who decide they simply have to make her their own. Lucky girl, the Shore brothers are very sexy, well I think they are. So that sets the stage for the story. On my website I describe the book a dance of murder, trust, love, intrigue and six degrees of separation that could ultimately lead to death, which sums it up pretty well.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just finished a novella called Catching a Cougar. Well, apart from my final edit process it’s done, which is the second novella in my Sydney Cougar Series. The first novella, The Cougar Club is being released in February next year. I’m also half way through writing Playing Jax, which is the follow up novel to Finding Angel and part of the Wylde Shore Series. I’ve also been doing a little writing for the third book in the Wylde Shore Series because it follows a similar timeline to Playing Jax. My very ambitious plan is to have both books submitted to their respective publishers before Christmas.
Where can readers find you on the internet and buy your books?
I’m on the net all over the place, lol. I have a website http://www.jangraham.com.au , and blog http://jangraham.blogspot.com/ plus I’m also on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/jan_graham and facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JanGrahamAuthorpage so really, there’s something for everyone social media wise. If readers want to buy my book they can visit my website and click the link to purchase it from Bookstrand or checkout most of the major online bookstores like Amazon.
Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Jan. I’ve enjoyed having you.
Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Jan. I’ve enjoyed having you.
It’s been a pleasure Zoey. Thanks for having me.
Angel Wylde is a woman with a complicated existence, a damaging past, and a desire to be normal. Unfortunately, what’s normal to Angel is unconventional to the rest of us. A crime boss will kill to get an incriminating ledger from her. Detective Steve Jax also wants the ledger from Angel, but the infuriating woman has disappeared.
Christian and Daniel Shore, Steve's two best friends, don’t know about the ledger. They just want Angel. A chance meeting has them taking her home and deciding she is the only woman for them—yes, both of them. Obviously, Angel isn’t the only one with unconventional desires. So who does Angel trust? Two kinky Doms she just met, a cop she doesn’t know anything about, or a nasty crime boss? Trusting all of them may save her life, and falling in love with two Dominant brothers is the icing on the cake.
About the Author
I live on the fringe of both Sydney and the Southern Highlands in NSW, Australia. I have enjoyed writing throughout different periods of my life, but it is only now that I have the ability to work on it in a full time capacity. I love the imagery the written word creates in one’s mind and therefore I am an avid reader as well as an author.
At the end of 2010, after many years of working in the “real” world, I finally decided to make writing my career. Finding Angel is my first novel to be published.
I am pleased that I’m finally able to give the characters that swirl around my head on a constant basis the opportunity to put themselves down on paper, and hopefully entertain others as much as they amuse me.
Adult Excerpt from Finding Angel (contains obscene language)
Angel felt like she wanted to scream. She needed more than gentle touching. For some reason she was hornier than usual. She had been since she’d woken. As much as she loved being turned on with gentle strokes and caresses, tonight it just added to the fire that had simmered inside her all day. She wanted to be taken, and she wanted it now. Her cunt hadn’t lost the heat of their morning fuck session so she didn’t need to be teased to arousal. She was already there.
Christian joined them on the bed, and Angel felt his hand ease under the lace of her pants. His fingers teased open her lips and slowly made their way to her clit. God, she wanted him to rip her pants from her while Daniel tore away her bra, she wanted them to take her with force, and she wanted to be filled with both of them and filled now.
“Grrr,” Angel growled, looking over at Christian as she tried to pull Daniel closer to her hard nipple, wanting to feel the bite of his teeth against it.
“Fuck it, Christian rip my pants off, tear them off, and fuck me now,” she demanded.
Obviously it didn’t have the effect she was after as both men eased back, removing the touch from her body altogether. She kicked her legs against the mattress and screamed in frustration.
“Are you throwing a tantrum?” Christian laughed down at her as he licked the wetness from his fingers.
“Yes.” Angel sat up and pulled off her bra and then her pants. “I want to be fucked hard, now, or I’m going to explode.”
Angel pushed Daniel backward and attempted to straddle him, only to feel her body being lifted up and off the bed by Christian. Angel could feel the tip of Christian’s erection brush against her bottom as he held her, back firmly against his hard body, feet dangling in the air.
“Ask nicely,” Christian spoke into her ear before skimming his lips over the softness of her neck.
“Bite me,” Angel snapped back at him, trying to wriggle out of the tight hold he had on her. She felt his lips part slightly and stilled in his arms as his teeth sank into her neck, biting hard and sucking her flesh in between them. The pain was exhilarating as she screamed and moaned in delight.
“Yes,” she whimpered as her hand rose up to push his face harder against her neck. As soon as she spoke, Christian released her flesh from between his teeth and laughed as she growled at him once again.
“Wylde by name, wild by nature. Or so it seems tonight anyway,” he joked, staring over at Daniel who was still on the bed wearing nothing but a wry smile.
“So you want this?” Daniel asked Angel as he eased himself back onto one elbow, stretching out on the bed, his hard cock reaching up into the air as he massaged it with his hand. “But you don’t want to ask for it nicely,” he stated in amusement.
“What’s got you so horny tonight, my love?” Christian asked, easing her feet onto the floor but still holding her firmly.
“I need you both inside me. I’m so horny I could die at any minute. I’ve been horny all day, and I want you to fuck me now!” Angel stamped her foot and screamed the last part of her statement, only to hear both men laugh as she did.
“Let me get this straight.” The smirk on Daniel’s face was more annoying than the fact he had begun to stroke his cock, or at least Angel thought so until she saw a glisten of pre-cum seep from the end of it. “After all the emotional events of the day, you are refusing a night of gentle lovemaking and demanding we just fuck you?”
“Bingo,” Angel stated as she slammed her heel down onto the top of Christian’s foot and slipped from his arms, diving toward Daniel lounging on the bed.
“Fuck that hurt,” Christian yelled as he reached for Angel, taking hold of her by the arm and stopping her escape.
Her knees were already on the bed by the time he reclaimed her, and Christian allowed her to fall forward as he quickly administered three hard smacks onto her bare bottom. Angel screamed, her hand going immediately to the red heated spot on her butt cheek.
That was definitely not a spanking for play. That was more like you’ve been a bad girl punishment kind of smack.
Christian released Angel as she rolled over onto her back, her hand still pressed against the mark on her butt.
“Ouch,” she pouted, looking up at Christian.
“Ouch,” Christian replied, pointing to his foot.
“So you need to be fucked, Angel.” Daniel dragged her to the centre of the bed. “Hard and fast, no foreplay, no gentle teasing?” Angel nodded her head, desire flaming behind her emerald eyes.
“On one condition, no holes barred.” Christian looked down at her as she lay naked in the centre of the bed. “Do you understand me, sweetie? We take you any way we want.”