Meet R J Jones!
R.J. Jones is the new author of Out of the Blue and Black and Bluhe, both coming in 2015.
To get to know Australian author R.J. Jones a little better, she agreed to an interview. Look for the interview below and the Down Under Scavenger Hunt word found somewhere within.
I started as a reader and eventually made the progression to reviewing. It wasn’t until two men pop into my thoughts, insisting on telling me their story that I started to write. It started with one scene. A hot and dirty one in the shower.
My initial thought was if I could write their scene then they’d shut up and allow me to concentrate on other aspects of my day. That shower scene was 3000 words long and three hours of work. But they didn’t shut up. They told me their entire story and I didn’t sleep for days. Sometimes I couldn’t keep up with what they were telling me and I had to keep a notebook by my bed.
Whilst I was writing their story a side character decided he needed his story told too. Then other characters followed suit.
You see the problem? If I ever want to sleep again then I need to write.
I’m a wife and a mother to two boys. Even my dog is a boy.
I am surrounded by males.
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Out Of The Blue – Release Feb 15
Lt Cameron Cooper has been with the San Francisco Fire Department for fifteen years. He’s seen and dealt with a lot of horrifying situations. He’s always considered himself mentally tough, but when he attends a multi-vehicle accident and sees a dead boy with features remarkably similar to his long-time boyfriend, his mental health takes a hit.
All Jake Montgomery wants is to propose to his boyfriend on their ten-year anniversary. He’s already bought the perfect rings, but when Cameron struggles to look at him after a tragic accident, he has doubts about their future. Cam is withdrawing, and Jake doesn’t know why.
With heated arguments and cold shoulders, Cam and Jake’s life starts to fall apart. Just when Cam thinks he can overcome his issues and finally talk to Jake, memories from Jake’s past threaten to push them apart forever.
- Black and Bluhe – Release Mid 15 March!
- The One That I Want – It’s based on the musical Grease.
Publication date – 20 March.
Contests and Giveaways:
1. Today’s Giveaway (thank you, RJ Jones) is an eBook copy of Out Of The Blue’, eBook copy emailed upon release. Enter using this Rafflecopter link here. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
2. Down Under Scavenger Hunt – find the Hunt “Word“. Collect all the words from each author and submit the list in writing no later than midnight on February 1st. Make sure you include an email address where you can be reached. Prizes will be given to 5 people selected, from 1st place to 5th! Happy Hunting.
Q Were you a reader as a child?
Yes. I read all the time. I remember being told off for reading a storybook during church on a Sunday morning. My mum wasn’t impressed.
Q• Title or characters or plot? Which comes first?
Geez, that’s a hard one. My first novel, the characters came first, then the plot. The title went through a few changes until one stuck. I’ve just written a short story and the title didn’t come until about a week after I finished writing. And I’ve just had the premise for a new story based on the title of a song I heard on the radio. It’s been very random for me.
Q• What inspired you to write your first book?
Would you believe porn? I’m serious… sort of. I saw a video with Jake Bass and at the same time I was thinking about a scene a friend of mine was having trouble with. I ended up with these two men in my head and I thought if I could just write it down they’d shut up. They didn’t, and now they have their own novel. One of the MC’s is called Jake.
Q. What’s your favorite spot to visit in your own country? And what makes it so special to you?
There’s a town called Dunsborough in western Australia which is about 3 hrs drive south from where I live. It’s little and right on the ocean. We usually stay close to town and it’s a short walk to a sheltered bay. Even in winter it’s beautiful. The ocean is endless blue and the sand is pure white. I love the surrounding townships and it’s such a great place to rest and relax. I’d move there tomorrow if I could.
Q. What are your current projects?
Currently editing my second novel, but I have three stories in some stage of writing. One is just started, one has stalled and one is about half way through. I’m excited for all my books as each and every one one is different with different characters. It’s very exciting to see the people who live in your head come to life