An Interview with Red L. Jameson + Giveaway!
As a military historian by day, sometimes Red does feel a bit clandestine when she writes romance at night. No one knows that while she researches heroes of the past and present, she uses everything for her characters in her books. Her secret's been safe . . . until now.
She lives in Montana with her family and far too many animals but never enough books.
She loves her readers, so please feel free to contact her at http://www.redljameson.com
Q: Welcome! Thank you for being our special guest today, Red! Please tell us about your upcoming release.
A: Duchess of Mine is available for preorder right now, and it will be released June 9!!! Squee! Here’s is the blurb:
**Book 4 of The Glimpse Time Travel Series, where mythical muses play naughty matchmakers**
Seventeenth century Highlander Michael Cameron should have been prepared for his journey to Philadelphia in 1895. After all, it wasn't the first time he'd been kidnapped by two mischievous muses, who delighted in taking him by surprise and shuffling him off to far-flung lands and eras. But nothing could have readied him for angelic Gabriella Murray, the Duchess of Northampton. She’s a beautiful, lovely, gorgeous—did he mention just how bonny Gabby is?—duchess, and he’s a lowly Scot. How is he going to solve the missing children case the muses have given him with such a distracting woman?
Becoming friends with a muse, Gabby feels her life has taken a turn for the fantastic, which suits her fine, since being a duchess is gray and depressing. So, when that muse asks her to go on an adventure imitating her idol, Sherlock Holmes, of course she says yes. However, Michael, who is to play her Dr. Watson, is quite possibly the most handsome and intriguing Highlander she’s ever encountered. Lord, Sherlock never had to contend with an overwhelming desire for Watson. How can she concentrate on the case when he’s more fun than she’s ever had before?
As Michael and Gabby hunt through the mean streets of cities such as Chicago and Detroit, they dive deeper into a world of danger and violence. Fighting against their growing attraction to each other, they race against time to find the children, knowing that with every corner they turn, they might be too late.
Q: Sounds awesome! What inspired this story?
A: Funny you should ask, because I write about muses and I did have a real muse for this story. I LOVE reading all genres, and sometimes I get on a nonfiction kick. I was on one such kick, years ago, when I found the author, Erik Larson. I have such a crush on this man’s writing! He writes historical books that I can’t put down, and the first book I read by him was The Devil in the White City. It was while reading this book, while Larson follows one of America’s least known but most heroic detectives of all time, that I started to wonder about the detective being followed himself—followed by two characters who wanted to help him solve a mystery, help him because the detective was enduring overwhelming personal grief while a nation watched him do his job. Talk about pressure. Hence, I came up with my hero and heroine who do, indeed, follow Frank Geyer during an infamous case of his.
Q: Please tell us about your other books.
A: I have three other books in The Glimpse Time Travel Series: Enemy of Mine, Highlander of Mine, and Cowboy of Mine. They are available everywhere electronic books are sold!
Q: Why do you write romance?
A: It took me years to finally write romance. I have written since I could hold a crayon, and my poor brother was strapped into his highchair, so he couldn’t run when I told him my stories. However, for most of my life, I wrote in secret. I had one philosophy professor who, after reading some of my work, told me he hoped to find my books one day. I was flattered, but it took even more years to finally think about writing professionally. I started by trying my hand at more literary writing, to which I didn’t feel I fit. Then I wrote a cross-genre series under a different name that bombed. The thing is: I’d secretly been writing romance novels all along. It just took a lot of time, having my career blow up in my face, and finally getting the courage to do what I wanted to do all along. And I have to say, I’ve never been happier. I am probably one of the loudest advocates for romance now, and am a proud writer of the genre too! Go romance!
Q: What do you enjoy most about writing romance?
A: I love writing every single scene, but I especially love—at the risk of sounding like a pervert—the love scenes and the happy ending. (Teehee, is someone out there making a joke about a love scene and the happy ending being the same thing? Sorry. I’m horrible!) I do love building the tension between the hero and the heroine, but when they finally can express their love, then they can express how they want to love each other forever…gosh, that’s my favorite part.
Q: What inspires you? What motivates you?
A: There is so much to inspire me! Where do I start? I have an amazing family and friends, and I live in a little bit of heaven—although, it’s been raining nonstop for more than a week now, and I’m not too fond of that. Everyday I find inspiration in so many things. Even television shows, make me think about something I could write. And I am motivated to continue to write because it brings me such joy when I do. I’m not going to stop that! :)
Q: Would you like to ask readers a question?
A: I would! In my Glimpse Time Travel Series, it centers around four Highlander brothers. I’m curious about what you love the most about Highlanders? The kilt? The brogue? The brawn? The kilt? Hee-hee! Let me know your favorite thing about Highlanders and my son will randomly select a reader to giveaway an ecopy of soon to be released Duchess of Mine!
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And coming soon everywhere electronic books are sold!