Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Interview with Brenda Jackson

Tell me about yourself, and your writing.

I am Brenda Jackson. My first book came out in 1995 and I just celebrated the release of my 100th book, A Madaris Bride for Christmas. I love writing. It’s my favorite pastime and remember entertaining my classmates in high school with my stories. Some of those same classmates are still my most ardent readers.

Do you write in multiple genres or just one? If just one, do you ever consider straying outside your genre? I love writing romance and women fiction.

Are you a plotter or do you write from the seat of your pants? I do a little bit of both, depending on the character I am writing about. My books are character driven versus plot driven.

What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year? Expand several of my families, such as the Westmorelands.

Tell us a little about your latest release. The Madaris Bride for Christmas is my 100th book and is from my beloved Madaris Family Series, and the 20th book in the series. It’s a story of Lee and Carly and how they have to discover that love is greater than passion

If you could spend a day with anyone from history, dead or alive, who would it be, and what would you do? What would you ask them? Jackie Kennedy. I would ask for her life’s story in her own words.

What are some of your other hobbies outside of writing? Swimming and traveling.

If you were on the staff to have a book adapted to movie, what would you pick? Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

Favorite color? Red

Favorite place to read? By my pool.

Favorite meal - Seafood

If you could travel anywhere and do anything, no limits or money holding you back, where would you go? Paris

IN HER 100TH BOOK, NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR blends heated sensuality and drama into a dazzling new novel featuring one of her most unforgettable Madaris heroes yet…

One by one, Madaris men have surrendered to the matchmaking schemes of Felicia Laverne Madaris, matriarch of the family. But Lee Madaris isn't letting anyone else control his destiny. He'll bring a bride of his own choosing to the family's holiday gathering—if his hotel's gorgeous new chef will agree to a marriage of convenience.

It's not just the chance to work at the Strip's hottest hotel that brought Carly Briggs to Vegas. Witnessing a crime in Miami may have made her a mob target. Though she's reluctant to complicate their working relationship, Lee's tempting offer is so hard to resist. And soon, desire is clouding their no-strings arrangement.

The danger that made Carly flee Miami is about to land at their door. So Carly and Lee must decide who to trust, when to let go—and whether a love they never anticipated is strong enough to pass the ultimate test.

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