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Jessica Bell

Friday, November 22, 2013

Author Interview – A.M. Griffin @AMGriffinbooks #LovingDangerously

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/6c/e5/81e9a09206ed0ac1d188f5.L._V394954781_SX200_.jpgHow did you develop your writing? I’m a newbie author so I’m still developing my writing style. One day I think I’ll find my “voice” and I’m working hard on getting there—taking advice from critique partners and editors, but I think there’s still so much to learn. I’m hoping I’ll have an “aha” moment. Then everything will finally be right with the world. Author A. M. Griffin has found her voice.

Where do you get your motivation? Seeing my writer friends continue to press forward is a great motivation. There are some authors that seem to not rest at all. I get tired sometimes and I want to take a break, but then I’ll read that a friend has cleaned the house, taken care of kids and finished a book all in one day and I groan, thinking, “If she can do all that, then I better whip my butt into shape and stop complaining.” My husband is also a great motivator. He wants to become a stay-at-home dad, so he’s always pushing me to keep writing and keep going.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Writing. Writing takes a lot of thinking and planning. It’s stressful to know what you want to say but hard to find the words some times.

Is your family supportive? My family is extremely supportive. My mother has read my books (although she skips the sex scenes). My father has been begging to read one of my books for a while (the answer is always no). My husband and sisters tell everyone who will listen to buy my books. They are my biggest supporters and the first members of my street team. My children know what I write and are proud of me. I know that I’m very blessed to have my family behind me 100% and I don’t take that for granted.

Do you plan to publish more books? Yes! I have two more books on the way for the Loving Dangerously series, Dangerously His and Dangerously Forever. I have more stories in my head for that series so hopefully the books won’t stop there. I’m also working on a superhuman book that will be included in a multi-author series. I have played with two other books that I would like to finish in 2014. I’m hoping 2014 will be the year of a new series as well as the growth of Loving Dangerously.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time… I am a nurse in my real life. I’ve been a nurse since 1998 so you’d think maybe I’d write about that. Nope! I’m writing about alien invasions and superhumans. Although I’m not writing full-time, one day in the future I hope to make writing my full-time gig instead of a part-time job.

What other jobs have you had in your life? I was the Queen of job hopping back in the day. My first job was at Baskin Robbins. They kept firing me, but I kept showing up to work. When McDonalds opened up across the street I left Baskin Robbins (I’m sure they were very happy) and went to work for McDonalds. After that I worked at a movie theater in the mall. Then I worked as a waitress. That only lasted one day though. I found that I didn’t like waiting on people. I worked for a clothing store, but had zero commission. I like stocking better then helping people pick out outfits. I worked at the campus radio station answering phones. Oh! I almost forgot. I worked as a phone sex operator for a while. Yes, the 900 number girl that horny men would call if they were looking for a good time. I did that while I was in nursing school. I could study and work at the same time. All that was required was some “oohs” and “ahhs”.
Dangerously Hers
Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.
Rasha, captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.
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Genre - Science fiction
Rating – R
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