Welcome to Adventures in Authorland. Please get comfortable and tell us about your adventure.
Hi, Jean! Thanks for having me here today.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading the first Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Until Dark, by Charlaine Harris. I wasn’t overly thrilled with the TV series and only watched one or two episodes because it was a bit graphic for my tastes. But I can deal with graphic content in a book better than on film and since books are almost always better than the movie, I figured I’d give it a shot, though I waited until the series ended before getting into them. I’m not overly patient, so waiting for a new book in a series can drive me crazy. (I’m currently suffering from this ailment with my favorite — Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Though the next is due out in June, yay!)
In which genre do you prefer to write and why?
Paranormal and/or Regency romance are my genres of choice. They’re what I love to read and write. Of course, any book is magical when it takes you out of your own world and into someone else’s, but paranormal has that little something extra — whether it’s time travel (my favorite!), witches, or something else — that forces the imagination into overdrive. And there’s just something about those Regency men that I find irresistible. I love it. It stands to reason that when my first story idea popped into my head it combined my two loves and I ended up writing a time travel set in the Regency period.
Who are some of your favourite authors?
That’s so hard to narrow down, but I’ll try. Diana Gabaldon, Johanna Lindsey, JK Rowling, Tom Clancy, Mercedes Lackey… I could go on, but I’ll stop there.
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Writing, or something else?
I wanted to be a veterinarian until I learned they don’t just sit around their office petting the puppies and kittens all day. L Still, I stuck to the idea for a while. Then along came science. I didn’t mind it all that much, but I certainly didn’t love it enough to put the work into learning all I’d need to know. Combined with the not sitting around petting animals all day, I decided being a vet wasn’t for me. Instead, I have a dog and a cat, both long-haired and fluffy, who are quite happy to cuddle up for a good petting session.
What place inspires you the most?
There’s a sculpture garden in Hamilton, NJ called Grounds for Sculpture. I absolutely love it there. After walking around on a beautiful spring day, enjoying art and nature together, I always feel the urge to come home and create something of my own.
If you could time travel back, or forward, for one day, where would it be and why?
Since I love to write and read time travels, I’ve thought about this question a lot, but each time I do I come up with a different answer! There are just s
o many points in history I’d love to visit. My answer changes with my mood.
If I have one day only, I’d probably want to witness a specific event rather than trying to soak up what life was like in those days as I would if I had more time (I would need an extensive amount of time in Regency England, that’s for sure). In my current mood, I think I’d like to be there to witness the moon landing in July of 1969. Tomorrow, I’d probably say I want to spend a day at Woodstock or something, but for today, it’s the moon landing.
Alexandra Turner will do anything to save her twin sister. Even when she’s transported back in time to Regency England. Rescuing her sister and finding her way back to her own time will take all her concentration. Falling in love is not an option.
With the death of his brother, Nicholas Somerville became the ninth Marquess of Oakleigh and must return to England to take his place in society. Part of his responsibility will be to find a wife. It never occurs to him he might actually discover a woman he could love—until he meets Alex on his voyage home.
Can Alex and Nicholas find a way to bridge the gap of time and circumstance? Can they overcome their fears to realize that true love transcends time? Or will a dark secret from Alex’s past rear up to separate them forever?
Emma Kaye is married to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful kids that she spends an insane amount of time driving around central New Jersey. Before ballet and tennis classes entered her life, she decided to try writing one of those romances she loved to read and discovered a new passion. She has been writing ever since. Add in a playful puppy and an extremely patient cat and she's living her own happily ever after while making her characters work hard to reach theirs.