Q&A With Author Juliette Cross!

Today’s feature post is my Q&A with author Juliette Cross! Ms Cross discusses her latest book The Black Lily, the first book in the Tales Of The Black Lily The Black Lily by Juliette juliecross_author_entangledCross is published by Entangled Publishing and is available now.

 

What was your hardest scene to write?

The first sex scene. These are always hard. (No pun intended.) For me, it’s about finding the right balance of emotion and passion. But I always know that even if I’m cruising along in word count that I’ll be hitting a speed bump when I hit the sex scenes.

 

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

Well, I was a teacher of high school English for 17 years, and I enjoyed that immensely. I still miss the classroom, discussing and analyzing Shakespeare and the classics. I’ve always had a deep love for mythology, classic literature, and art. My third choice would be an art gallery docent. That would be lovely.

 

What research do you do when you are trying to brainstorm for writing a book?

For brainstorming, it’s usually Pinterest. I’m visually stimulated. And I’ve often seen a photo or work of art that suddenly inspires an entire scene or chapter. Research varies for each book, but I spend an awful lot of time on names, and I tend to choose specific cultures/ethnicities for each paranormal race. (Example, my vampires in this series tend to have Russian names.)

 

What’s you favourite under-appreciated novel?

Ayn Rand’s Anthem, which is really a love story wrapped up in a political statement about individualism.

 

What is the first book that made you cry?

Jane Eyre. My all-time favorite book. One of the best romances ever—Gothic setting where the most unlikely couple finds their happily-ever-after.

 

What can readers expect next from your writing?

I’m hard at work on book 3 in the Tales of the Black Lily series. And I’ve got new paranormal projects brewing. More details soon!

 

About The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

theblacklily_juliettecross_entangledpubWith the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

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New Release! The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

The Black Lily by author Juliette Cross was a fast paced, action packed, cat chasing the mouse tale, having this reader not wanting the story to finish for all the right reasons. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the vividly depicted happenings in each of the chapters. The strong leading characters of Arabelle and Marius were breathtaking to read. A story with sneaky, shocking twists and sentimental, heartfelt moments. Thrilling reading full of surprises and extraordinary characters. The secondary personas only added further depth to an already stunning read. A story not to be missed.
Review copy received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley

About The Black Lily by Juliette Cross

theblacklily_juliettecross_entangledpubWith the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

Purchase Links

Entangled Publishing  *  Amazon Australia  *  Booktopia  *  iBooks  *  Kobo  *  Amazon US

 

Add to your reading list on

Goodreads

 

 

Author Social Media Links

Website  *  Twitter  *  Facebook

 

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Select Suspense Release Week!

If you love men in uniform, country rock-stars, and page turning mysteries don’t miss these three new romantic suspense novels from Entangled!

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True Deceptions by Veronica Forand

truedeceptionsAfter his partner was murdered, Simon Dunn was done with MI6. But the cold, violent world of British intelligence never lets anyone go free. Now Simon has been blackmailed into a new job…with a beautiful new partner who’s going to get them both killed.

Robotics expert Cassie Watson is a newbie field agent with as much sophistication as…well, a pacifist, vegan computer nerd. Now she’s abruptly thrust into the cutthroat world of espionage with a partner who is as cold as he is brutally—and brutishly—handsome.

But when their mission is betrayed from the inside, Cassie will be forced to place her life in the hands of the one man who’s anything but trustworthy…

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Prisoner Of Love by Cathy Skendrovich

prisonerofloveRisking his own life is one thing. Risking hers is another…

It was supposed to be a girls-only weekend in the California mountains. But when Lucy Parker is carjacked by an escaped prisoner, her fun weekend takes a nightmarish turn. Now she’s caught up in a dangerous world of stolen money, vicious drug dealers, and murder, and the only thing keeping her alive is her oh-so-hot captor.

Imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, undercover cop Jake Dalton wants answers—now. Worse, he’s dragged Lucy into the mix, and she’s now guilty by association. With their lives on the line, the race is on to get to Las Vegas before they’re killed…and they’re running out of time.

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Lost In Tennessee by Anita DeVito

lostintennesseeHeartache makes for good country music. It’s what country superstar Butch McCormick keeps telling himself. He’s done with women and can’t handle one more disappointment. He’s taking a few months off to work on the old house on his parents’ land to fix shutters, scrape paint, and figure out what he wants in life…

Then she appears out of nowhere, with red hair and a peaches-and-cream complexion…and just so damned lost.

Architect Kate Riley doesn’t have the luxury of getting lost, having a damaged car, or being smitten by a sexy-talkin’ cowboy with an irresistible smile. But the longer Kate stays at Elderberry Farm, the stranger things get. For one, there’s the crazy chemistry between her and Butch. For another, dead bodies are starting to turn up…and Kate might be the murderer’s next victim.

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Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey – COVER REVEAL!

Get ready for Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey! The next instalment in the thrilling Crossing the Line series! Available for pre-order now and releasing January 26, 2016!

 

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Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.

Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.
But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

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About The Author

tessabaileyTessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband of seven years and three-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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BONUS! BONUS! BONUS!

 

 

First look at the cover for Raw Redemption – the fourth book in Tessa Bailey’s Crossing The Line Series!

Raw Redemption releases June 28, 2016!

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Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows – Book Review!

brokenhonorIce-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team’s hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno—the curve of her lips, the feel of her body…and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis—and the information locked within his damaged memory—no matter the cost. And now Travis’s enemies have discovered his only weakness…Mara.

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Thoughts On The Book…

Action! Such intense action, packed reading with enough heat, sizzling chemistry, drama and non stop nail biting scenes that have us readers on the edge of our seat! This book just cannot be put down. The Hornet series has been an outstanding read and Broken Honor has been another fabulous addition to the series from Tonya Burrows.

Quinn’s character was just unstoppable and Mara was a compatible match to Quinn’s strength and with her rising fearlessness and their joint task of keeping each other alive – making it through the grave, life and death conditions throughout the story was spellbinding.

Betrayal, deception in a story full of shocks and one that has the characters relying on their camaraderie and “family” support from each of the HORNETS with their unwavering loyalty within their team pulls on the heart strings on more than a few occasions.

The connection between Quinn and Mara grows and the way their relationship progresses in the story is captivating given the scenarios they face and the situations they both get immersed in.
Brilliant writing by the author in a series that is just an absolute stand out.
5 stars
*Review copy received from the publisher for an honest review.

 

About The Author

Tonya wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn’t put down her pen since. She received a B.A. in creative writing from SUNY Oswego and is working on a MFA in popular fiction at Seton Hill University. Tonya shares her life with two dogs and a ginormous cat. She’s from a small town in Western New York, but is currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her animals are all excellent travel buddies. When she’s not writing, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts.

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