Friends – things are super crazy in the Covington house as I prepare to head to San Diego in a couple of weeks for the Romance Writers of America conference and the glitzy gala for the RITA awards. In case you didn’t know, the RITA’s are like the Oscars – but for romance writing – and I’m still pinching myself that I got the call and that my book, ONE LITTLE KISS, was nominated in best novella category.
That calls for a celebration . . . right? I thought so too.
So, for the next two weeks I’m going to feature one of my fellow nominees and give away their nominated book. And one very lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon GC!
Today I’m featuring the amazing JULES BARNARD – author of the nominated novella, BLUE STREAK.
1. Give us your “call” story. Where were you when you got the RITA call?
I was sleeping! I’m a night person, so I tend to stay up late working. In my half-awake state, I thought it was one of my publishing sub-contractors calling. Then I realized the RITAs were being announced, and that woke me right up! It took me a full day for it to sink in that I’d actually been nominated and it wasn’t a dream.
2. Everyone has a gateway romance novel that turned them into a diehard fan – what was your book and when did you first read it?
No laughing, but it was Twilight, probably for the same reason Fifty Shades of Grey (fanfic of Twilight) appealed to so many. There’s something about two people who have no business falling in love building this deep, life-altering connection against all obstacles.
3. What book are you working on right now?
I’m working on the second book in my romantic fantasy Halven Rising Series, Fates Entwined. This series was inspired by Stephenie Meyer, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Karen Chance, and a ton of other fabulous paranormal/urban fantasy writers.
4. Tell us about your nominated novella!
Blue Streak is a part of my contemporary Blue Series. In this story the heroine is in love with one of her best friends—and he keeps her at arms distance. It’s driving her crazy, and she’s going to do something about it. Enter a hot tub, tequila, and a night neither of them can forget. But of course, there are bigger obstacles keeping them apart—and the reason the hero has kept his distance all this time.
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