The Mistress of Pennington's Tour

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Welcome romance author, Jordan K Rose!!

Welcome, Jordan! You are the first author I have hosted who has a dedicated website for one of her characters. What is it about Eva that makes her so special? Will she star in a series of vampire romances? I'm intrigued already!

Hi Rachel. Thanks so much for having me on the blog today. I appreciate the opportunity.

1) Did you set any goals for 2011?

Yes and I’ve managed to meet one of them. Launching a website was one of my big goals. I launched on April 1st. Doing a final polish of Eva’s story is another goal. I’ve also set the goal of pitching her story at the NEC Conference in Salem this weekend and at FictionFest in Connecticut next month.

2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?

Getting to know my characters. I’m a character-driven writer so my stories come to me through the character’s personalities. Once I know who they are I’m able to move through a story with them.

3) The worst part?

I’d have to say the worst part is knowing something’s not right or is missing from the story, but not knowing exactly what. Sometimes it seems to take forever for me to figure it out. I work on other aspects and bounce ideas off my critique partner until the answer presents itself.

4) What is the book you wish you’d written?

Hmm. I can’t say I wish I’d written anyone else’s book. I love to read other writers’ work and never think, “Oh, I wish I’d thought of this.” If I’d thought of it, the story would have been different.

5) Favourite author/s & book/s?

I love Christine Feehan’s Dark Prince, Jeannine Frost’s Night Huntress Series, Kerrilyn Sparks’ The Vampire and The Virgin- loved the Blubbly and Bleer. Can you tell I enjoy a good vampire romance?

6) Tell us about your latest work?

Right now I’m working on a straight Urban Fantasy, though my heroine, Eva Prim, is a vampire who is married to her Master, Stefan. Their relationship is pivotal to her story. He is the Master for the entire New England Region. She is a quirky little vampire whose entire goal is to have girlfriends to do girl-things with. Of course, she single-handedly outs vampires via the internet, accidentally lures her husband’s nemesis to her house and unintentionally sets her husband up to be executed. She’s got some issues.

7) Tease us with a blurb/short except

Chryssie wants a friend. But friendship isn’t an easy accomplishment for a vampire with a notorious history of catastrophic proportions. At least not until she discovers the internet. Within a few keystrokes she finds a world of friends waiting for her and manages to out the entire vampire community.

Can Chryssie undo her latest debacle before her master realizes she’s the vampire behind or will her latest and greatest catastrophe be her last?

“I will be very late tonight, possibly not getting home until just about dawn,” Stefan says, standing and kissing my forehead. “I would appreciate you staying home.”

“That’s fine. I have some…” I smile. “Some reading to catch up on.”

His gaze wanders over me, a warm brush of his presence.

I feel my cheeks flush.

His left eyebrow rises. “What are you reading?”

I squeeze his hands and avoid his eyes. “Oh, a little something.”

I turn away to lead him toward the door.

“Chryssie, what book?” He’s right behind me, close enough that it’s not his presence I feel, but his body molded to mine. His arms wrap around my waist as he pulls me back against him. “What book?”

“Nothing to worry about.” I try to wiggle loose, but he only holds me tighter.

“You haven’t been down in my personal library again, have you?” He breathes the words into my ear, and my legs go all rubbery.

I giggle, sliding my hand between his lips and my ear. “Stop that. You told me not to read any of those books, so I’m not.”

“You’re sure?”

“Positive. The last time I read one I didn’t really enjoy the ending.” Who would? How was I supposed to know? When you read some book of odd scripture and end up releasing forty demons, you don’t enjoy the ending. Trust me. I learned my lesson.

“The story hasn’t quite ended. Cheng and Martin are still working on that,” he says, brushing my hair back from my neck and kissing me.

Cheng and Martin work for Stefan. They’re wonderful. Two of the most talented, strongest, fastest, deadliest- but in a nice way, vampires I’ve ever met.

“How many more?” I rest my head back against his chest.

“They’ve managed to send twenty-eight back. They’ll be busy for a while.”

He kisses my cheek. “I love you, darling. Promise me you will stay home tonight.” He steps in front of me, straightening his jacket and reaching for the doorknob. “The wolves are on duty this evening. You shouldn’t have any problems.”

“I promise.” I spin around and head back toward the desk.

Before I’ve taken a full step, he appears in front of me. “You’re up to something.”

“What do you mean?” My voice is perfectly even, not a single note raised.

I have perfected poker face. Most vampires are good at it. I am not good at it. I am exceptional.

There’s just one little problem.

“Look at me, Chryssie.” And there it is.

You see, to look at him gives him an opportunity to study me, my emotions, my thoughts. I’ve been working on blocking him and on occasion I am able to do it. That is, I am able to do it, if he’s not completely focused on me and there’s a lot of distance between us. But when he’s standing two inches from me, it’s a whole other story.

8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?

I love that Eva says whatever comes to mind. She’s very genuine and wears her heart on her sleeve in a very mischievous sort of way. Stefan is very suave and typically a very shrewd businessman but his unyielding love of Eva inevitably weakens him.

9) What’s next?

I’m planning to write the second book in my Urban Fantasy Romance series next. That story centers around a reincarnated woman whose destiny is to return lost souls to The Light. Her vampire husband is one of those souls.

10) Tell me where you write?

I have a home office with a great view of the woods behind our house. I mostly write there, though sometimes I sit in the parlor in front of the fireplace. In the summer months I sit on the deck. I need a quiet space for writing. No radio or ITunes.

11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?

I probably have the same dream as most writers- to write full time. Realistically- I’d like to be able to work my day job part-time and write the rest of the time. It would be so nice to spend my days writing instead of squeezing it in around my full-time job. J

12) Where can we find you? or Follow me on twitter @jordankrose or Follow Eva @evaprim. Eva also has a Facebook page:

Great interview, Jordan - I wish you all the luck in the world with your pitch and Eva's story. Clearly she is one special lady!

Eva and I are waiting to hear from you...


  1. I've never read a vampire story, so your excerpt was a first for me. My daughter turns 44 today and I've just lost my vampire-virgin status. I don't know if I can take much more excitement. Loved the excerpt, by the way!!! Much success to you.

  2. Great interview, Jordan! I'm so lucky to be your critique partner. I absolutely adore Eva. The excerpt only shows a taste of what she's really like. Good luck with the pitches! I'm also looking forward to more of your urban fantasy! Thanks, Rachel for doing such a great job showcasing an up-and-coming author.

  3. Great interview! I must say the worst part for me is the same: knowing something's not right and I can't put my finger on what it is. Great answers.

  4. Hi Vonnie. Happy birthday to your daughter! It's a thrill to be your first! Thanks for the well wishes. Jordan

  5. Hey there, Kat. Thanks for stopping by. I'm equally as lucky to have you as a critique partner. You'd done a great job helping me tame Eva! Thanks so much. Jordan

  6. Hi Aubrie. It's nice to know we're not alone with our writing challenges! Thanks for commenting. Good luck with your books. Jordan

  7. Good luck with your pitch at the NEC conference, Jordan! See you in Salem.

  8. Thanks Mia! Looking forward to seeing you. Jordan