Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jordan Ashley lives in a tourist trap near the lake in Ohio where the winters are like a ghost town and colder than she cares for, and the summers are crowded and the traffic sucks.
A divorced mom of three children, cat owner to a spoiled rotten Mainecoon, and soul mate to a self proclaimed werewolf, she spends most of her time devoted to them. As a teenager before the ‘hellions’ were born she found these voices in her head that just wouldn’t quiet and so began her love for writing. She listened to every word and finished her first novel before she was eighteen. She didn’t embrace her ‘naughty’ side until her marriage began to get rocky and suddenly many other options existed for her writing.
She found comfort in these new worlds that opened up before her, and found an outlet in them during the harshest parts of the separation. Now that her dream of being published has been brought to reality she cannot wait to reveal all these crazy characters to the masses, hoping they will love them as much as she does.
Jordan’s passion is her writing, but she also enjoys getting lost in fantastic worlds on TV. Her favorites include Game of Thrones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural. She is inspired by people in her life, and situations she or her friends find themselves in. She also has a secret (not so secret) addiction to Facebook and coffee – which she takes in 16oz mugs with inspirational quotes on them.

Currently I’m working on book five of the Club Aries series, titled No More Games. It centers around Jason Lawrence and Tiera Dupont.  They are the first couple in this series to have confessed their love for each other before the book started.  It also continues the story arc that I started in book four, which releases in September. This is the first book to completely come out of Aries, but never fear, we’ll see the club again!
The Club Aries series has one underlying message throughout every book, you do not have to be blood to be family. Each book follows a sort of butterfly effect, if Jamie and Diego would never have met, none of the other brothers would have met their soul mate, or had the guts to tell them how they felt – as in Jason and Tiera’s case. They are sweet yet hot romances, and you get to take peeks into previous couples that you’ve come to love in each book.
I grew up reading Harlequin romances, and really got into Julie Garwood when I was a teen.  I loved the romances of the strong women and the men who love them.  Though the allusion to the love scenes got a bit boring after a while, so I decided to delve a little more into the couple’s bedrooms.  I love hot romance, and you know what they say, write what you love (and know ;) )
My writing process varies with each book.  The first two went by really fast, and I knew I had something good with each of them.  But book three and now book five, even though I’ve plotted everything out, I’ve hit a bit of a wall.  I’ve got to take a step back and really listen to the characters to see why the wall suddenly appeared. Once I either dig under or go over I write close to 10k a day!
For my part in the blog hop here are the questions asked of me by Suzy.


I was born in a suburb of Chicago, but I lived in many states before settling in rural Missouri.

I wrote my first story in elementary school. The first time, the assignment was to write at least two sentences for the four pictures the teacher us. My imagination ignited, and I wrote pages instead of just a few sentences.  I still remember the teacher pulling me aside after class and telling me how impressed she was with the story I wrote.

I met my husband in Colorado Springs when he was stationed at Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs. We had only been dating a short time before we were inseparable. Mutual friends started making bets about when we would marry. To thwart their bets, we picked a day no one had bet on. We have been happily married for over 20 years, so although we married on a bet, we both came out the winners.

I am now a stay at home mother to my 3 children. When I am not playing with my children, I can be found writing.

I write romance stories with happy endings. I love to writes a story with some suspense, but the hero arrives just in time.


Q What are you working on?  
A  I am working on edits for book two that is due out in mid-August and revising book 3 that I will turn into siren probably at the end of the month. If I get a bit of time I work on book 4.
Q How does your work differ from others in your genre?

A For publication I have only written science fiction.  I have in the past written a contemporary as well as some dark erotica.  I have always loved a good suspense story. I always make the Hero on the heroines side and I have to have a happily ever after. It messes with my heart too much to leave my characters unhappy.
Q Why do you write what you write?

 A  I have always been a science fiction nerd.  When I was contemplating writing Starlight I had started to wonder what would happen if Aliens came to the earth, but they could not allow humans to know they existed. Why would they come here? I had a couple of silly reasons that I figured out would not work as I tried to put together a plot before I settled on they were hunting someone else that committed some sort of crime against them. Then I had to make that crime bad enough to warrant being chased so far from home and have my aliens risk exposing themselves to humans. 
     When thinking about how they would hunt down their enemy I thought of my Hero noticing a human woman. He would fight that attraction at first, but what would happen if she accidently found out about them. He would no longer need to hide and he could take her with him.
      I started writing and within a couple of weeks I had my first draft of Starlight complete.

Q How does your writing process work?  I usually think about a story and plan it out while doing household chores. It is how I work out what will work and what won’t. I try to write down bits of my plans when they hit me. I am getting old enough, and I have enough kids to distract me that I forget if I do not write it down. Then when I get some time I start writing. I have a wonderful friend that is willing to read through my first draft that has very little revising to it. She will give me suggestions and from there I start revising. Then I send it on to another friend for a thorough beta reading.  After more revising she will look at it again to see if we missed any plot holes before I send it in to Siren.

Monday, July 21, 2014

I am doing a blog hop with fellow Siren author 

Suzy Shearer Parkes

Suzy is single and lives in Sydney Australia's Western Suburbs with one very spoiled dog and two equally spoiled cats to keep her company. Her books always feature older heroes and heroines; ranging from mid 40s to 60s. She believes that being older does not mean we are not intriguing, desirable, open to challenges and willing to experiment. Sexy isn't just for the under 30s. When she is not writing, she is painting. An accomplished Artist, her passion is watercolours and her subject matter ranges from portraits and animals to nudes and seascapes. Oh yes … she also has a penchant for crazy coloured hair - pinks, purples and even rainbowed - and for tattoos!

Visit her at Website: http: //suzyshearer.wix.com/suzy


Here are Suzy's books

The Club:Bound 

The Club 2: Uncollared 

The Club 3: Waxed 

The first three can be bought from Amazon - http://amazon.com/author/suzyshearer 

and the other two from Siren http://www.bookstrand.com/suzy-shearer 

 The Club 4: Displayed The Club 5: Submit

And Suzy's blog