Monday, October 31, 2011

Kelly Jamieson - Erotic Romance Author

 Kelly Jamieson
Erotic Romance Author

And the winner is:

Lolarific!! Congratulations!

Enjoy your e-book!

     Grab your favorite drink and come have a seat by the fire with us. Today's author has many books to her credit and when you visit her beautiful website, you'll find all of them there! If everyone is comfy, we'll get started.

     Kelly Jamieson lives in Winnipeg, Canada with her husband, two teenage children and sucky lap dog, who thankfully lets her cuddle because her kids won’t anymore. Since her life as a working mother is so ordinary, she started making up stories about the neighbors, much to the concern of her family. She then decided to start inventing characters and writing stories. She loves reading, cooking, gardening, shoes, and especially writing about love.

Tonya:  Kelly, you SO the 'Sweetheart Next Door'! Look at that innocent smile! Readers love to know more about their authors. Tell us a bit about your writing career.

Kelly:  Hi Tonya and thank you so much for having me here! Readers, thank you for stopping in to learn about my books! I write sexy contemporary romance and I’m published primarily with Samhain Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. Some of my books are straight contemporary romances, although always pretty hot, others are erotic. I have a number of ménage stories and some with BDSM themes. But all my stories have a sweet, satisfying love story. A bit about me...well, I write romance because I love love. I’m a romantic and a total sucker for a love story. But more about me coming up!

Tonya:  Do you have a day job?

Kelly:  I do. *silence*.  At work nobody knows about my writing and I don’t talk about it, and in my writing life I don’t talk about my day job. I will say I’m a manager at an insurance company and leave it at that. I basically lead a “double life”!

Tonya:  But isn't the double life so much fun? There are days my husband doesn't know which woman he lives with too! Some of us have things we do to get into the writing frame of mind like music, or drinks. Do you have anything special you do to get into the writing mood?

Kelly:  I really don’t! I’m in a writing mood pretty much most of the time, which actually can be a problem when I have other things I need to do like cooking meals and cleaning the house and going to the day job. I don’t usually write to music because I find lyrics distracting, but there are times where I need “mood music” for a particular scene and I will listen to a few songs over and over again.
     In my book Power Shift, in one of the sex scenes there’s music playing in the background, so I made a small playlist that I played over and over while writing that scene. In a recently completed story, I had the couple dancing in a club and I wanted to describe the music so I listened to dance tunes. Then I needed a slow song for them to dance to. I found a song by L’il Wayne called How To Love, and when I listened to the lyrics, the song was exactly the heroine’s story I was telling! After that, I kept listening to it when I wrote the book, it did set the mood for that story, and I actually titled the book How To Love – that’s exactly what the book is about.

Tonya:  I have to agree that lyrics can be distracting. Instrumental music is what I listen while I write, if I have music on. Do you have a card file where you keep story ideas? Where do they come from?

Kelly:  Heh. It’s a file but not anything as neat and organized as cards. I often get ideas from newspaper or magazine articles so I have a HUGE folder of pages ripped from magazines and newspaper clippings. And I have a folder on my thumb drive called “Ideas” where I save little snippets of things I see on the internet.

Tonya:  Have you thought about self-publishing?  Can you tell us a bit about that and how it’s going for you?

Kelly:  I’m not self-published yet, but I’m in the process of self-publishing one of my previously published books that I got the rights back to. I thought this would be a good way to dip my toe in the waters, so to speak, since the book was already edited (although I did further revisions; I discovered I’ve learned quite a few things in the three years since that book was written!). It is a LOT of work. Whether I’ll do it again...we’ll see how this one does. It’s a Christmas story, so watch for it soon!

Tonya:  Self-publishing IS a lot of work and each site has their own formatting rules but I love it. I guess one could call it a love/hate relationship! Are you a daytime writer, night time writer, and do you have to be alone to write?

Kelly:  I write whenever I can. I have the aforementioned day job and a family which has to come first. So I squeeze in an hour of writing on my lunch break some days; weekends; some evenings, although those are often taken up with writing “business” like emails, blogs, cover art forms, a little social networking. I have every other Friday off the day job and that’s when I can really get a lot done! When the family is around, it never fails that I’ll be in the middle of writing a sizzling hot sex scene when my son has to tell me the dog just barfed on the couch or my daughter has to tell me something funny that happened at school. Yeah, that doesn’t work so well.

Tonya:  I totally understand about working around a day job. Do you write better when you first have an idea of what your characters look like or do you write, then add character looks?

Kelly:  I need to know what they look like before I write.

Tonya:  We’re dying to hear about your latest book. What can you tell us without spoiling the storyline?

Kelly:  My most recent release is One Wicked Night. Wow, I loved writing this story. I love all three (yes, three) characters. Here’s what it’s about:

The boys are back in town…
      Ten years ago, Kaelin Daume spent a steamy summer home from college secretly hanging out with town bad boy Tyler Wirth and his best friend Nick Kernsted. The connection was warm, complicated, and came to a crashing end when she walked in on her two forbidden friends with another woman. The shocking scene of sex and bondage has haunted her boring, oh-so-vanilla life ever since.
      The fallout from that night tore Tyler’s life apart. He left Mapleglen, disowned and disgraced, to build a successful advertising career and a unique relationship with Nick. Nothing could bring him back except his sister’s wedding, and he plans to hightail it back to Chicago as soon as it’s over. At least one good thing hasn’t changed: Kaelin is as sweet as ever. Except she doesn’t seem too thrilled to hear it.
      As tensions run high, Kaelin can’t resist the temptation to commit one crazy act of rebellion. Once the web of secrets, sins and lies starts to unravel, though, their lives will never be the same…

Product Warnings

     This book contains a nice girl who gets her naughty on with two hot men. M/M/F and M/M scenes may cause an increase in body temperature, pulse rate and respiration. Read with caution! For adult use only.

Tonya:  Love the 'warning' label! *wicked laugh* Where can our readers find you and your books?

Kelly:  Here’s where you can find me:

Tonya:  What else should our readers know about you?

Kelly:  I love to write!! I feel so lucky to be able to share my stories. And I love hearing from readers, either an email or a few words left at Goodreads or Amazon, a Tweet on Twitter or a blog comment.

Tonya:  Let's go for a few silly questions. What is your favorite night time snack?

Kelly:  Popcorn. Big, huge bowl of popcorn.

Tonya:  Do you like toppings on your ice cream?

Kelly:  Yes! I’m a big fan of anything caramel or toffee flavor.

Tonya:  What’s your favorite meal - Italian, Mexican, Thai, etc?

Kelly:  Hmm. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite! I love pizza and pasta. Love Mexican. Love Thai. Love burgers and fries. Shrimp. Steak and lobster. Sushi. Okay, I just love to eat!

Tonya: *laughing* I’m not a real picky eater either, Kelly! Readers, here’s an excerpt for you! Remember, both hands on the keyboard or your e-reader!

        Why did he keep screwing up his life?
     He pushed that thought away to worry about later, right now was for Kaelin and making the most of this chance. He’d foregone this incredible gift ten years ago, tried to do the right thing, although somehow he’d screwed that up too, but this time he was taking it. He’d have to deal with the consequences, but he was taking it.
     He licked her mouth, kissed her cheek, her jaw, breathed in that scent of fruit and flower, like green apple and honeysuckle, sweet and delicious. “You smell good,” he murmured, nose pressed to her neck, filling himself with that warm and wonderful scent.
     He shot a glance down her body and watched Nick lift one of her small feet and kiss it, his eyes closed, mouth open. So fucking hot.
     Tyler opened his mouth on the side of Kaelin’s neck and gently sucked, then kissed his way lower, over her collarbone and onto the soft flesh below. Her breast brushed his jaw and he forced himself to go slow, to kiss between her breasts. She drew in a sharp breath and arched her back in a silent invitation.
     Sweat built on his skin, heat rushed through his body. His dick rubbed against Kaelin’s hip through his underwear and he wanted that barrier between them gone. He stripped off his boxer briefs and moved back beside her while Nick moved higher, kissing Kaelin’s legs and parting them. The scent of her arousal rose to his nose and his cock twitched hard, blood pulsing through his veins in hot surges.
     He lifted his head to gaze down at her, wanting the visual, wanting it all, the taste of her, the smell of her, and then, Christ yeah, the feel of her as he dragged his tongue over a nipple, all tight and hard. She gasped and he licked again, and then took her nipple into his mouth and sucked. It fit perfectly between his tongue and the roof of his mouth and she tasted like warm desire.
     “Sweet baby,” he mumbled against her flesh. “So damn sweet.”
     Her body writhed and again Tyler glanced at Nick, his hands now parting Kaelin’s thighs, studying her, an absorbed expression on his face. He was about to send her rocketing up, and Tyler’s body tightened even more. He cupped Kaelin’s other breast and gently squeezed, resumed his suckling, then found her other nipple with his fingers and tugged.
     She cried out and her pleasure sent a flash of fire through him. Yeah, he wanted to please her, he wanted Nick to please her, he wanted the two of them to make this so good for her. Because if she was going to risk it all to be bad, it had better be good.

Tonya:  Well that was hot! Wow! Kelly, thank you so much for being with us today! Be sure to hop over to her beautiful web site and check out her books. She has several to her credit with hot sassy covers. Also readers, Kelly is holding a contest so comment to be entered!

CONTEST:  I’ll give away a copy of One Wicked Night to one lucky commenter! I’ll draw the winner November 4.


  1. Kelly, Thank you so much for being my guest all week and even more, congrats on the release of One Wicked Night! We all wish you the best and a sales topping week!

  2. Thank you so much for having me here Tonya!

  3. Hi Ladies, wanted to stop by and show some love to an awesome author!
    Don't enter me in the contest, I already have One Wicked Night, will be reading it shortly :)


  4. Love the book cover for One Wicked Night. Also loved getting to know about the author and the story! Great post! Thank you for the giveaway!


  5. Tonya, you ask such great questions and Kelly I know what you mean about leading a "double life" in writing. I remember the days of Harold Robbins' novels being hot! Nice, sensual writing in the excerpt. It'd be fun to win it!

  6. Eva, thanks for picking up One Wicked Night, I hope you enjoy it.
    Lolarific, thanks, the cover was done by Scott Carpenter, he's awesome!

    DD - yes I used to read Harold Robbins too - shocking back then!!

  7. Hey Kelly! I cannot wait to read this!

    BTW - I love your shoes!

  8. Hi Kim!Thanks for stopping by! Pics of shoes up at NNN Friday!

  9. Kelly, being from Canada, how do you keep locations generic enough for the global market...are any of your works central to a Canadian location?

  10. Hi lovesexjournal- most of my books are set in California. It's the place I know second best to home and I love it there. Some of the settings are fictional and some are real. The only book I've written set in Canada is Faceoff which I wrote for the Ellora's Cave Oh Canada! theme series. I've always thought my home town is not very exciting to write about but I have to say it was fun to set a book somewhere I know so well and to share my little part of the world with others. After all, it could be considered "exotic" by someone who doesn't live here!

  11. Okay - the winner of a copy of One Wicked Night is...Lolarific!!

    I've emailed you, Lola, also.

    Thanks again Tonya for having me here this week!

  12. Congrats Lolarific!!

    Kelly, it's been a pleasure having you here this week. Thank you so much! Good luck with the sales of the book and may your numbers touch the stars! *wink*