Monday, November 12, 2012

This blog tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
Welcome to The Wormhole!
Today I am pleased to feature an interview with author Jacqueline Paige.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Oh my, there are too many to count.  I’ve worked retail, factories and hospitality. I’ve been the lowly line slug and happy cashier to the lead hand, supervisor and manager. I’ve had my own businesses, partnerships and family endeavors … I’m definitely a Jacq of all trades.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
It can take me anywhere from 20 days to a year.  For the ones that take 20-30 days, my hands are sore, arms hurt and my brain is mush when I’m finished!  The ones that take longer usually means I’m working on more than one at a time.  If I didn’t have that silly day job thing, I’d write 24/7 for sure.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
I honestly can’t pinpoint that.  The oddest things will give me a great idea and sometimes without much thought I have another character running around in my head pushing to the front of the line to have their story told.  I’ve had a complete character story pop into my head just by seeing an object or picture. 

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
More often than not a character will come to mind and then I have to unravel their story.  Occasionally though I’ll have this idea of a plot and have to spend some time finding the right characters for it.  I always have more than one story in my mind, it’s the one that keeps me awake that gets told first.

? What are you reading right now?
I actually just found the time to go out and get Christine Feehan’s Dark Storm. I can’t wait to read it! I love her Carpathians.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Sleep.  Boring, I know but it’s the truth.  I’m a manager and work too many hours in a week, on call roughly 17 hours of every day, so when I get the chance I like to sleep.  Unfortunately, I still only manage an average 4 hours of that every 24 hours or so.  L

? What do you think makes a good story?
I like when a story makes me think.  I also like a story that leaves just a little bit at the end to make wonder.  Giving me all the answers and tying everything into a nice neat bow at the end doesn’t make me want to read more from that author. 

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
I’m not sure I have one favorite.  I can narrow it down to two, Christine Feehan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.  Why … because seriously I don’t know where they come up with their ideas but I’m pretty sure there isn’t much that haven’t had a character do, and if there is I’m sure both authors will cross that bridge and wow us some more. 

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats?  dogs
  • Coffee or tea? coffee
  • Dark or milk chocolate? milk
  • Rocks or flowers? rocks
  • Night or day? night
  • Favorite color? purple
  • Crayons or markers? markers
  • Pens or pencils? pens
Thanks so much for having me here today!!!

Heart Book I in Animal Trilogy
By Jacqueline Paige
Three women without knowledge of their true heritage...
Three men that have waited for their mate all of their lives...
Hearts and tempers collide with wild passions and animal instincts in the Animal Trilogy
Torn from her sheltered life, Rayne is alone and scared after she discovers her fiancĂ© is not the man she thought he was.  Unable to accept the corrupt world he belongs to, she flees to the furthest possible location she can reach on her own.  Nothing could ever prepare her for the journey and what she finds out when she arrives.

Is she strong enough to survive on her own?

The epitome of the lone wolf, Devin stays in the wilderness and far away from people, avoiding the decision of whether to accept his title as leader and alpha of the pack.  One alluring woman stirs up his resolve and passion when she disturbs his solitary world.  The man inside is tempted in a way he can’t understand but his wolf knows he’s found his mate.
Can he have her without succumbing to the responsibilities waiting for him?
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