Today Joy Lynn Fielding joins us to talk about her new release from Siren Publishing “Shifting Sands.” Be sure to check out Joy’s giveaway of a $10 Amazon gift card! Follow the Rafflecopter below!
Who has been the biggest influence on your writing? How so?
Georgette Heyer. I know that might sound incongruous given that I write erotic romance, but I love her light touch with humour and the way she builds a complete world for the reader to fall into and believe in.
If you were going to slash two (or more) of your favorite characters from any book, film, or TV show, who would it be, why, and what’s their favorite position?
I have to go back to two of my old favourites, Colonel John Sheppard and Major Evan Lorne from Stargate Atlantis. Why? Well, have you seen them? 😉 Plus there’s the uniforms, the dog tags, and when SGA was filmed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was still extant so there are so many opportunities for angst.
Favourite (did you see how Joy spelled that? I LOVE her!)position? Major Lorne bent over the briefing table in the conference room, begging a teasing, controlling Sheppard to fuck him, and calling him sir.
Pitch yourself to shiny, new readers in thirty words or less:
I write about hot men doing hot things to one another, served with a big bowl of angst, a sprinkling of humour (swoon), and a happy ending.
Tell me about your groupies–what have been your favorite fan moments?
I always love talking to readers, so it’s a bit difficult to pull any one particular moment out. That much said, there was a wonderful reaction from one person who got so indignant with Gilbert in A Gilded Cage that she refused to refer to him by name. He became ‘Mr Arse’ (which I have to admit probably suits him better than Gilbert).
The thing that’s tickled me recently is the sheer number of people following the Strength of the Pack series who are so keen to know Karl’s story. It seems like he’s everyone’s favourite!
Every author has pitfalls in their writing process. Describe one of yours, and what you do to dig out of it.
Whenever I struggle to write, it’s because I’ve gone wrong somewhere in the previous couple of pages. It means I’ve stopped listening to the characters and got them to do what I think they should do, not what they would do. So I need to go back until I find the place where that happened and take a new path. And then I get to listen to them saying “I told you so”.
My mother always joked about her special place in Hell—just punishments for guilty pleasures. What guilty pleasures will send you to your special place in Hell?
Cadburys chocolate mini-rolls. They’re currently on special offer at my local shop. I may have cleared the shelves…
List 5 keywords for your genre and current title:
erotic romance, m/m, angst, intrigue.
In 100 words, write a paragraph including a favorite character from one (or more) of your books, a sex toy, and a very happy ending.
“You bought nipple clamps?”
Jason was bright red. Before Riley could tease him further, he lowered his head to Riley’s chest and Riley promptly forgot everything except Jason’s warm, wet mouth. Jason’s tongue flicked his nipple until it was standing tight and proud and he was shivering. That was when he felt the bite of cold metal. And then Jason concentrated on his other nipple, until Riley’s cock was hard and desperate.
Jason’s hand curved around the heat of his cock as his teeth tugged at a clamp, and Riley cried out. He came hard and fast, gasping Jason’s name.
Strength of the Pack Series
Joy Lynn Fielding
Genre: M/M paranormal erotic romance
Publisher: Siren BookStrand
Date of Publication: 27th March 2014
Number of pages: 165
Word Count: 50,882
Cover Artist: Christine Kirchoff
The visit to Elk Ridge is supposed to be just another assignment for Tom Barrington. Then he encounters Bryce Reynolds, a generous, warmhearted cowboy who has the easiest smile he’s ever seen. It doesn’t take long for Tom to break all his rules and end up in Bryce’s bed.
Bryce Reynolds believes there’s no such thing as a hot politician, right up until he meets Tom Barrington. Tall, dark, and principled, Tom overturns all of Bryce’s prejudices, and Bryce starts to forget that he doesn’t do serious and he doesn’t do commitment.
As Bryce and Tom struggle to make sense of what’s happening between them, they’re drawn into a political battle—one which could affect the future of every shifter. And when long-buried secrets start coming to light, things turn deadly. Nothing will ever be the same again for the Elk Ridge pack.
Note: This is book 4 but it can be read as a standalone
About the Author:
Joy Lynn Fielding is a sucker for happy endings. She believes, however, that if characters don’t suffer along the way, they won’t fully appreciate being happy. Not all of her characters thank her for this viewpoint, but what do they know?
Joy lives in a small English market town, but also inhabits a number of fictional worlds at any one time, reflecting what she’s writing and what she’s reading. She has a tendency to share enthusiastically with anyone who will listen the latest fascinating facts she’s stumbled across in her research for books. Thankfully she has a very patient Labrador, who has a gift for looking as though he’s interested in what she’s saying while he waits for the food to arrive.