Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Book Tour: Beauty's Enchanted Beasts by Jessica Frost
Little Blurb about yourself:
I am an author of paranormal erotic romance, ménage stories and write exclusively for Siren Publishing. I love to read and write obviously, but I also love to cook and paint and ramble about many things that tickle my fancy or boggle my mind.
If you’d like to know more about my books and me, please check out my website www.authorjessicafrost.com and my blog http://authorjessicafrost.blogspot.ca/
1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
Many things inspired me: My English teacher in senior high, all the fine books I read growing up and still read today, my imagination, and most importantly my muse.
2. How long did it take you to write (“Beauty’s Enchanted Beasts”)?
Hmm, the idea struck me while watching the first episode of “Once Upon a Time”. I love new twists on old stories and one of my favorite fairytales as a child was “Beauty and the Beast”. Then from the premise a story was born. It came quite naturally as did the inspiration of the series.
So it took me only a couple of months to complete the novella.
3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
The skeleton of the plot is pretty much set up before I even begin writing the story. The details of the plot will alter slightly as the story progresses, though. I tend to tweak these details often to make sure the timeline is consistent and I leave no unresolved threads in my story along the way.
4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
The Horror/ Thriller section first or the Romance section! It depends on my mood that day. I am an avid reader of both genres. I prefer my romance titles to be in ebook format, but I prefer my horror titles in paperback. Somehow seeing the cover in my hands is more effective than seeing it on the screen. I get more eerie chills this way.
5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
In ebook format:
I am constantly getting Kindle books, so I’d have to say I start reading four or five a month, but will finish only one or two.
I’m choosier on these as they cost more, so I’d say I buy one a month, but finish it in two months.
6. In all the books you've read. Who is your most favorite character and why?
Definitely Harry Potter is my most favorite character of all. J.K. Rowlings created perfection with this character. The reason he is such a favorable character with most people is perhaps because of how we can relate to him on so many levels, his klutziness, his feeling of not fitting in, etc. And the fact he suffered so much under his uncle, aunt, and cousin’s abuse, just makes our hearts go out to the poor boy. And we begin to cheer and wish he wins in the end.
7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
1-I am gluten intolerant, something I just found out this year and am having a hard time adapting to my new diet.
2-I have an extreme phobia of moths and butterflies. Whenever I see one up close, I do the funniest icky dance and run away screaming.
3- The best food ever invented is chocolate! Chocolate is a daily staple for me. If I don’t get my fix, I get cranky.
4-Before I wanted to be a writer, I wanted to be a doctor, but after a year of studies, I found it wasn’t for me.
5- I am extremely klutzy. ‘Butter fingers’ is too mild a description for my dexterity.
8. Your favorite Genre?
I don’t have one favorite, but two. Psychological Horror or Thriller and Romance. My dad was a horror buff and he introduced me to Alfred Hitchcock’s work when I was a teen. I was completely hooked and became a fan of Hitchcock then, as well as the genre.
I also started reading romance stories in my teens and fell in love with this genre too. Especially historical romance.
9. What are you currently reading?
I am reading “Book of Shadows” by Alexandra Sokoloff. It is phenomenal and one of the best books I’ve read this year.
10. What is the best book you've read?
It’s a tossup between “Lord of the Rings” and Stephen King’s “The Stand”. Both I read in my early teens and the stories have stayed in my mind ever since. I reread both works a few years ago and the stories had the same effect on me as they did in my teens.
11. Any new projects coming up?
I am working on the fourth installment in my “Spells of Seduction” series, tentatively entitled “True Loves’ Bites”, which involves vampires and unconventional love and sex. The vampires in this story aren’t the stereotypical ones and so their mating rituals obviously reflect this. Their world isn’t black and white, but several shades of grey.
I am bringing back magical characters in the other stories, as well, and it is interesting to see how they interact with the undead heroes and heroine in this tale.
Here’s your chance to market your book. Describe it. And why readers should pick it up?
Well, it is about a feisty and stubborn heroine, Elizabeth Stuart, who hates to be told what she can and cannot do and where she can and cannot go. It’s about a hero, Richard Albert, the Duke of Norfolk, who loves her, even though she sees him as an evil monster. He always seems to say the wrong things around her, which makes her hate him even more. He will do just about anything to protect her from the evil sorceress Pondora who’s out to kill her, even if he has to lose his life to do so.
And it is also about his younger brother, George, who has always been the charismatic charmer who tries to make peace and plays the part of matchmaker between his brother and the beautiful Lady Elizabeth. But the problem is George realizes she is the woman of his sexual dreams and his soul mate along the way and wants to make her his, as well.
A complicated love triangle brews between the heroine and the heroes and their whirlwind emotions of lust and love get them fairly quickly into trouble. Also the deep dark secret George and Richard have hidden in the castle’s dungeon just adds fire to their already highly volatile relationship. If that isn’t enough, Pondora has figured out a way to pass through the castle’s enchantment and is waiting for the perfect time to attack when they least expect her.
If you like mystery, suspense, romance and hot ménage sex scenes, then you will enjoy the story. Also, there is a very interesting character who is first introduced in this story and who is further developed in the second novella “To Catch a Witch”. You will see him in all the stories in the series after that. He will play the strongest and binding role in the series.
He is the biggest charmer and the most complicate hero who will have you scratching your head wondering who he is exactly (for appearances can be deceiving) and what part does he have in the rest of the series.
About the Author:
Jessica Frost has always had a passion for fiction and the written word. Add to that her wild, vivid imagination and her pure romantic tendencies and she soon realized she had the traits needed to become a romance author. She decided to take the very big first step not that long ago and wrote her first erotic romance story. And she has not looked back since. Being a romance writer is a dream come true for her. Having the opportunity to create fantasy worlds where anything and everything can happen is an amazing feeling. She hopes these worlds and the delightful characters she creates will bring hours of enjoyment to her readers as they have done for her.
I often post news about contests on my blog, as I love offering giveaways and prizes to my readers or followers.
Places to buy the e-book:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beautys-enchanted-beasts-jessica-frost/1108825318?ean=9781619262416&itm=1&usri=jessica+frost