RED: A Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Abracadabra Publishing
Date of Publication: January 2015
Number of pages: 73
Word Count: 33,853
Cover Artist: Viola Estrella
When Red runs into the hot new forest ranger she thinks it will be just a quick fling but passions ignite and soon Red is scrambling to hide all her secrets.
Fraternizing with humans is taboo but when feisty werewolf, Red, runs into the hunky new forest ranger, Evan Brewster, she jumps on the opportunity to let loose her desires. Evan is stoked when he meets the petite red haired hottie, and combined with his new discovery of wolves in Colorado, thinks his career and life are made. Then Red pushes him away, her hostile brother threatens his life, and things begin to spiral out of control.
Caught between her sexy lover and her pack can Red trust Evan with her secrets? Or must she sacrifice her human lover—and her heart?
Jessica Aspen always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing spicy paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies.
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Please welcome RED author Jessica Aspen to Diane's Book Blog.
Thanks for having me
on your blog as a guest today. I’m super excited to be here sharing RED with
you and your readers and the interview was terrific fun!
What is your favorite part of the story, RED?
I love twisting fairy
tales into adult romances and my favorite part of doing that is adding clever
little twists to the story. For instance: my Little Red Riding Hood in RED is
the wolf, and she wears short-shorts and a red hoodie. All of my books have
little tongue in cheek mentions of the original fairytales. In SNOW, the evil
stepmother has a vlog and she’s the self-titled ‘Queen of Bitch’. In GOLDI, she breaks into the house of the three
Beresford brothers, all bear shifters. Each story lends itself to cheeky twists
and clever entendres. That’s the beauty of twisting well known fairy tales.
How long did it take you to write RED?
It originally took me
about a month to write the first draft, but it was edited a few times between
the original version and the final version. RED is a novella, and since it’s
set in a locale and time I know pretty well—modern day Colorado Rocky
Mountains—I’m able to just sit down and let the ideas flow.
What is your typical day like?
Right now I still work
a part-time job, so I only write full time two days a week. On the days I work
part-time I try to get in at least 1,000 new words or some work on the creative
side of the books. The rest of the day I work on the business side of being an
author like: creating newsletters for my Street Team, ads for Facebook, or
taking classes on craft and business.
On on the two days I
get to play at being a full time writer I spend the morning writing and the
afternoon editing. I try to get an additional 3,000 new words on whatever new
story I’m working on, and edit a different story in the afternoon. Of course,
that’s when my life lets me write. There are always those days like everyone
else where life intervenes and I don’t get quite so many words on the page.
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
I never thought I’d
make the switch to ebooks, but it’s happened. I love being able to carry my
library with me and decide what I want to read wherever I am. I also love that
I can change the font size and book mark my spot, so that weeks later I can see
where I left off. I assumed I would miss holding a book, but the truth is, I
really don’t. I still think paper books are important, especially for kids.
There’s something special about holding a book, and there’s nothing that can
replace that tactile feeling.
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I’m actually not sure
I have writer’s block, but I do have procrastinationitis. I will do almost
anything to avoid sitting down and starting writing. It’s taken a lot of
discipline to overcome this so that I sit down to write, even when I feel like
this. How did I do that? It’s the drive to not disappoint readers. I know my
fans of the Tales of the Black Court are waiting for book four, so I have to
write. Even on those days when I’m worried about it. And guess what? When I do
sit down, the words always come, so just sitting down and starting is the cure
Do you have anything specific that you want to
say to your readers?
Thank you so much for
trying new books and new authors and for sharing that information with your
reading friends. And as an advance thank you, I’m putting all three of the
books in the Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance Series on sale for 99 cents during
their release week. I wanted everyone to have the chance to try them and love the
fast paced fairytales as much as I do so, enjoy!
Please welcomeRED author Jessica Aspen to Diane's Book Blog.