Today, I'd love for you to help me give a warm welcome to Joya Fields! I have Joya here for an interview and some information on her latest release. I'll be posting a review for the book sometime in August.
Hi Joya, welcome to Storm Goddess Book Reviews!
So tell me about yourself, and your writing.
Thanks very much for inviting me to Storm Goddess today! I’m so excited about my newest release, a romantic suspense, REUNITED IN DANGER. It’s set in my hometown of Baltimore, MD. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two wonderful almost-grown children. :)
How long have you been writing? How many published books do you have, and what genres?
Great question! I’ve been telling stories my entire life, and finally focused on writing them down about eight years ago. Now, I have six books published in contemporary romance, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. Seventh one is coming out this fall!
Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre?
Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants?
I am such a HUGE pantser and find it really hard to plot ahead of time. But…I’ve learned that music playlists help me figure out key scenes in the book. So now, I’m sort of a pantser who plots a little. :)
If you could keep a mythical/ paranormal creature as a pet, what would you have?
This is an easy question. Gizmo from “Gremlins.” But I wouldn’t feed him or get him wet after midnight. LOL. Is he the cutest thing ever?
Tell us a little about your latest release.
Thanks very much for asking. REUNITED IN DANGER features a really cool couple—Keely and Logan. They were childhood friends, and dated in high school, but then Logan leaves town without a word to Keely, leaving her heartbroken. Both characters had rough beginnings to their lives and, whether they’re willing to admit it or not, find solace in each other. When Keely’s dad—who is also Logan’s mentor—is attacked, Logan feels compelled to help since he’s a police detective. From the first time Keely and Logan see each other, sparks fly and no matter how hard they try to avoid their feelings, they can’t fight their attraction.
Could you ever co author a book with someone? If so, who would you choose, and what would you write?
You know…I probably would have said no to this question a few years ago, but now my critique partners and I are so close, and we know each other’s writing styles so well, that I could write a book with any of them. I’d probably stick with contemporary romance since we run the gamut from paranormal to historical, but we can all write contemporary.
What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing?
Cake decorating! I took all of the Wilton cake decorating classes and love to make roses and other cool things out of icing and fondant.
What is a talent you wish you had, but don't?
I wish I could play the piano. I can play a little bit (“by ear” as my grandmother would say), but very, very basic.
Weather: Hot or cold?
Cold. I love to snuggle in front of a fire or a cozy blanket.
Favorite place to read?
Outside in the shade (in summer) and outside in the sun (in winter).
Favorite non-alcoholic drink.
If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go?
Hawaii. It looks so fun and relaxing and there are so many cool traditions there.
Reunited in Danger
by Joya Fields
Entangled Publishing July 2013
Title: Reunited in Danger
Author: Joya Fields
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 2013
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Reunited in Danger BCC:
Keely Allen’s life goes into a tailspin when her adoptive father is viciously attacked. And the detective who offers to help her? None other than the sexy, love ’em and leave ’em man who once broke her heart.
Homicide Detective Logan North carries a haunting secret that has always kept his emotions on lockdown. But when he is forced to work alongside his former lover, the heat is still there between them, burning hotter than ever. Logan is determined to keep the luscious and tempting Keely at a distance...but he made a vow not to leave until all are safe.
On their race to solve the tangled web of crime, drug deals, and human trafficking, dangers abound—both to their lives…and to their hearts.
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Joya Fields Bio:
Joya Fields has had over 100 stories and articles published in local and national magazines. Her debut novel was a NJRW GOLDEN LEAF WINNER FOR BEST FIRST BOOK OF 2012 and is nominated for RT Book Reviews 2012 Indie Press/Self-Published Contemporary Romance award.
Joya has taught arts and crafts, worked in public relations, helped her children raise prize-winning 4-H livestock, competed in three marathons, and even spent a year as a Baltimore Colts cheerleader. She loves hanging with her high school sweetheart/husband of over twenty years, two very supportive children, and a pug who follows her everywhere.