Monday, October 7, 2013

VBT - This Ring by Jacqueline Paige with Interview


1) First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.

I live in a little place called Stayner, in Ontario Canada.  Four of my five kids live with me (we have a huge house), all I’m happy to say are quite old enough to fend for themselves.  My youngest is thirteen, so I’m close to surviving that stage of parenting.  I love having the kids close most of the time it’s like having all of your best friends with you all the time, they hardly ever make me go ‘mom’ on them now. It’s lots of fun.

2) How long have  you been writing?

I’ve been writing since 2006 I believe, at least that’s when I wrote an entire book to the end.  I’d tried years before that, but having five children in ten years got to be a little hectic at times.

3) Do you have a favorite place to write?

 I actually don’t.  I can write anywhere, whether there’s a computer handy or not, just give me a pen and something to write on.

4) Why did you decide to write This Ring?

The idea just came to me, out of nowhere and it was an intriguing enough story that I had to write it.  Several times a year I go up North to a peaceful lake and stay in a cozy little cabin, it’s my escape time.  If I get up early enough I’m treated to the view of the lake at dawn, when the mist starts to rise off the lake.  One morning the idea came to me … a woman sees a man walk up out of the mist on the lake.  All I had to do from there was figure out why they were both there and a few details and it developed into This Ring.

5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

I was definitely drawn to Bryce in this story.  He just seemed so lost most of the time, but had a quirky sense of humor at the same time, it was quite interesting to get inside his head and get it down on paper.

6) How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

I actually liked all the characters in this one, which is odd.  When I started writing the part of Mrs. Polson, I didn’t intend to like her, but I couldn’t help it after I heard her story.

7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

I do proofread them, but I wouldn’t call myself an editor.  I can edit other people’s work easily, just not my own.  But the time my book is sent to the publisher it’s been proofread by myself (roughly five times), three beta readers that point out some errors for me and also by another beta reader that does edit as she goes very thoroughly.   Then it goes to the publisher.

8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I like to read when things are quiet.  When the kids are all available we usually end up doing something together… spur of the moment road trips (where we usually get lost), odd shopping events (where all of our inner child makes an appearance), games (board, cards, computer, game console) and occasionally we’ll go hiking.

9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I read a lot.
My favorite authors, that’s a long answer.  The top five would have to be Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Nora Roberts, Gena Showalter and J R Ward, but they’re all tied with roughly twenty other authors.  When I’m not neck deep in my own writing, I do review reads for a few review companies as well as submission reads for two different publishers.

10) Is there anything else you’d like to tell us about This Ring?

Yes. I asked to have a special price for a short time during my tour stops and my wish was granted.  Until October 9th you can get it at Smashwords for 99¢ with the check-out code SR53F.

Thanks for having me here today!!

This Ring
Jacqueline Paige

Length: 23,700
Genre: Paranormal / fantasy romance

Book Description:

Attempting to pick up the pieces of her life and heart, Emma flees to an isolated cottage on a lake. Not knowing what to do or where to start, she needs time to decide on her new life.

An invisibility curse has given Bryce forty years to reflect on past mistakes. The arrival of an intriguing woman brings him someone to watch, who just might be the first to see him in decades.
Together they may find their chance to live again…

This Ring was previously published in 2011 as one of the stories in the Curses book


The most fascinating thing began to happen as the sun started to light the world.  It looked as if fog, or mist she supposed, was coming off the ground and shore, moving out over the water.  She sat there in awe, never having seen such a thing in her life.  It was both eerie and breathtaking all at the same time.  For a second she pondered on whether she should run back inside and get her phone to record it—but not knowing how long it would last she sat right where she was.
In no time the lake was covered in a blanket of mist that hovered and swirled just over the water’s surface.  Emma couldn’t take her eyes off the bright white layer over the water.  Birds were oblivious to it being there as some flew from the trees to land among the haze—only to vanish from her sight.  There was something else among the white vapor; she stood to get a better look in the low light, trying to decide what it could be. 
As her eyes focused through the misty dawn glow she dropped the cup to the sand beside her shoes.  It looked like a man; only he wasn’t quite solid looking.  Which, she knew was crazy.  Men didn’t walk out of the water.  She thought maybe he was on a boat that the fog hid, until it swirled clear around him and there was nothing but water beneath his feet. Snapping her mouth shut, she squinted and watched as he came towards the shore.  Having hallucinated more than enough, she turned abruptly and walked back towards the little cottage.  Clearly she still needed a lot more sleep.

About the Author:

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.  

She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves. 

When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

Jacqueline loves to hear from her readers, you can find her at ,  or

Schedule This Ring by Jacqueline Paige

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September 11 Spotlight
Diane’s Book Blog

September 27 Spotlight
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September 30 Character Interview
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October 1 Guest blog

October 7 Interview
Dalene’s Book Reviews

Octo9ber 9 Character Interview
Reviewing in Chaos

October 11 Interview and review
Hooked In a Book

October 14 Interview
Butterfly-o-Meter Books

October 16 Interview
BookwormBridgette's World 

October 18 Spotlight and review
Ramblings of a Book Lunatic

October 22 Interview

October 24 Guest blog
Simply Infatuated

October 25 Guest blog
Paranormal Romance Fans for Life

October 29 Interview and review
Brooke Blogs

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for having me here today! I have a special deal for your followers... they can get a copy of This Ring as Smashwords for 99 cents! (until the 9th) just use code SR53F at the checkout!