So, what drew you to this particular genre, Jane?
I love paranormal romance, and shifters are my fave! I read all genres of romance, but paranormal is my first choice when I’m looking for something new to read. It’s not surprising that most of the ideas that pop in my head have some sort of paranormal element to them!
(Anne) I love shifters too. Wolves and jungle cats are my favorite.
Have you ever considered attempting another genre? And if so which one?
I’ve written a few contemporary romances as well. For some strange reason, sometimes the characters don’t want to be “magical!” (Weird, I know! LOL) Fantasy romance is another genre I’m interested in writing!
What do you do when you’re not writing? How do you relax?
When I’m not writing, I’m usually reading! I also enjoy watching movies with TG!
(Anne) Sounds a lot like me, Jane. I’ve always got a book on the go!
Okay, if you could be any character in any one of your stories or somebody else’s – who would it be and why?
I’d like to be Christina (from CHRISTINA’S BEAR) because I’d really like to meet Bull!
Tell us, what’s next for you in terms of writing?
I’m working on Book 6 in the Chestnut Rock Shifters Series and when I’m done, I’ll move on to book seven. (CHRISTINA’S BEAR is Book 2!)
(Anne) Ooh, so we have a nice long series to look forward to!
What is your favorite part of this particular story, and why? (Hopefully you can tell us without giving anything away J )
My fave part of this story is the Epilogue! All I can tell you is I love a happy ending!
(Anne) Me too!
And now for a peek at Christina’s Bear.
Christina Mills’ loud, bubbly personality gains her numerous friends and dating opportunities. Unfortunately, being labeled a “party girl” and dating a lot can give people the wrong impression. When Christina’s dates learn the truth about her, they soon move on.
James “Bull” Johnson is a restless bear shifter ready to settle down. At the urging of his friend, he relocates to the mid-sized town of Chestnut Rock. Bull hopes the nearby forest and being near his best friend will help soothe his bear and cure some of his loneliness.
When Bull and Christina meet, he recognizes her as his mate. However, their first two encounters leave Bull thinking Christina is afraid of him and Christina is confused by her feelings toward the stranger. Both Bull and Christina have secrets and insecurities that keep them guarded, but if they can trust one another, they’ll discover they’re made for each other.
Would you care to share an excerpt with us?
James “Bull” Johnson sniffed outside the cave before lumbering inside and shifting back into his human form. Because he was new to the area, he had taken a long hike through the woods, checking for danger and hiding places in case he needed them.
Matt had told him that the town of Chestnut Rock, and the connecting forest, would sooth his restless bear, but he honestly hadn’t known what to think. With nothing to lose and very few belongings, he’d packed up his tiny apartment and moved to the mid-sized town.
Matt and Bull had met in college and when they quickly recognized the other as a shifter, they’d formed an unbreakable bond. After college, they each went their own way, traveling and exploring the country. They’d met up once or twice a year until Matt put down roots in Chestnut Rock. Bull had continued to look until he decided he didn’t want to look anymore. He was tired and he wanted a permanent place to call home. Matt constantly raved about his home and convinced Bull to make it his home, too.
Bull pulled his shirt, jeans and flip-flops out of the crevice in the cave wall where he’d stored them earlier. Being a bear shifter meant he needed to take precautions when he allowed himself to shift. If a wolf, bunny or deer was spotted near the hotel, most likely not much would happen. The wolf would be mistaken for a dog and the bunny and deer would charm people with their cuteness. A bear, however, brought a much different reaction—usually involving screaming and the loading of shotgun barrels.
Over time he’d learned to take safeguards against those types of situations.
Jane has always been a writer. Even when she took a break from it for a few years, she couldn’t keep the stories from filling her head. As an avid romance reader, she finally decided her stories needed to be free, and she started writing again.
Reading and liking all genres of romance; it makes sense that she would write that way too. Her stories range from sweet to erotic, contemporary to paranormal, and a bunch in-between. She loves all romance genres, and all levels of spice.
Jane lives on the east coast of the United States with her loving husband, daughter and their Miniature Dachshund.
Thanks, Jane, for visiting today. I look forward to reading your book. If you’d like to purchase Christina’s Bear or connect with Jane, check out the links below!
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