Sunday, December 15, 2013

Rogue's Possession by Jeffe Kennedy with Interview


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

I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is an incredibly beautiful place to be. I live with my husband, who is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (think acupuncture, herbs, etc.) and our border collie and two Maine coon cats. I have two grown stepchildren and two grandchildren.

2)      How long have  you been writing?

I usually trace it to 1996. That was when I got serious about writing and, not coincidentally, the year of my first publication.

3)      Do you have a favorite place to write?

Yes – I have a great office in my house, with a view all the way down the Galisteo Basin to the Sandia Range. All kinds of wildlife goes by. I have a hydraulic desk that I can raise and lower, along with a treadmill that I can walk while working. These days I’m up to about 8 miles/day. Much better than sitting on my rear (which was unfortunately expanding, too)>

4)      Why did you decide to write Rogue’s Possession?

Because everyone who read Rogue’s Pawn wanted to kill me for stopping where I did? LOL. Seriously, I had always planned on that story going over multiple books. Rogue and Gwynn’s relationship is just too complex to work out in a short amount of time. Writing Rogue’s Possession was just the next logical step.

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

It’s hard for me to play favorites. If you force me to pick, it’s probably Rogue. In many ways, although the story is told from Gwynn’s POV and is hugely about the changes she goes through, the story centers on Rogue and whatever deep agenda he has.

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

Hmm…I don’t think I have  a least favorite character. I think that if I found them unappealing, I’d cut them out of the story. I believe that everyone has their good sides and we’re all just doing the best we can, given what we want from life. So even my nasty or mean characters have reasons for being.

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

Some of both. I correct and edit as I write, then make corrections in my first revision. Then my critique partners (CPs) have a whack at it and I revise after they see it. Then I do a final polish – mostly searching for words I tend to overuse (“now” and “just” are biggies) and mistakes I know I typically make. Then my editors give me developmental edits, then line edits, then the copy editor steps in with her edits. Last step is checking the Galley Proofs.

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

I love to read and try to make time for it every day. The man and I stream or rent a lot of movies or TV series. We watch something together every night. I love to be outside in the New Mexico sunshine – reading, gardening or hiking.

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

Ha! Funny that I was just talking about this. My goal is to read at least one book a week and right now I’m ahead for the year. That’s a lot slower than I used to be, but I have less time for it now that I’m writing so much. (I also have a day job.) JD Robb still holds the record for keeping me addicted to her In Death Series. I love Kate Elliott, Ilona Andrews, Robin McKinley, Jacqueline Carey, Anne Patchett – really I read so many authors that I can’t list them all.

10)   What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.

When you listen to your own audiobooks, do you ever find yourself laughing out loud?

Yes. Yes, I do. And I wonder what that says about me. :D

Rogue’s Possession
Covenant of Thorns Series
Book Two
Jeffe Kennedy

October 7, 2012
Book Description:

A human trapped in the world of Faerie, in possession of magic I could not control, I made a bargain for my life: to let the dangerously sensual fae noble known as Rogue sire my firstborn. And one does not break an oath with a fae. But no matter how greatly I desire him, I will not succumb. Not until I know what will happen to the child.

Though unable-or unwilling-to reveal the fate of human-fae offspring himself, Rogue accompanies me on my quest for answers. Along the way he agrees to teach me to harness my power, in exchange for a single kiss each day and sleeping by my side each night. Just as I am about to yield to temptation, I find myself in a deadly game of cat and mouse with an insane goddess. Now my search for the truth will lead me to the darkest of all Faerie secrets.

Rogue’s Pawn 
Covenant of Thorns Series
Book One
Jeffe Kennedy

Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 978-14268-9406-0

Book Description:

This is no fairy tale… 

Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…

With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…

About the Author

Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her fantasy BDSM romance, Petals and Thorns, originally published under the pen name Jennifer Paris, has won several reader awards. Sapphire, the first book in Facets of Passion has placed first in multiple romance contests and the follow-up, Platinum, is climbing the charts. Her most recent works include three fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns, the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and the post-apocalyptic vampire erotica of the Blood Currency.  

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, with two Maine coon cats, a border collie, plentiful free-range lizards and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Jeffe can be found online at her website: or every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog.

She is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary.

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