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GRL 2014 BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Jordan L. Hawk

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Boys in our Books is proud to be selected as a Featured Blog for GRL 2014. As a part of the GRL Blog Tour, we’re highlighting some of our favorite authors. Every Friday, stop by and get to know them as they answer some of our questions.

 

WELCOME

JORDAN L. HAWK

 

1.  Starting from scratch: Tell us all about you. What do you want us to know?

Thank you for having me on the blog! I’m Jordan, and I live in North Carolina. I have three cats, am a big geek, and am married to another big geek.

2.  10 Questions about books:

How did you get interested in gay romance?

By reading Magic’s Price by Mercedes Lackey back in 1989. After that I picked up any and every book I could find that had a gay protagonist, which wasn’t very easy back in the pre-Amazon days.

Best book you’ve read in the last 3 months? 

Think of England by KJ Charles. I have an unholy love for that book.

Best book you’ve written in the last 3 years? 

Huh. That’s a tough question. Since I learn something new from every book I write, I hope my latest, Bloodline, is the best. In terms of personal satisfaction, though, I’d say Summoner of Storms because it really came together for me pretty much as I’d envisioned from the beginning of the series.

 

What book would you recommend to someone who’s never read your work?

Hunter of Demons, because it’s free!

What book would you recommend to someone who’s never read gay romance?

I don’t think there’s a single one—I’d have to find out what sort of books they normally like. If thrillers, I’d point them toward Rhys Ford’s Cole McGuinness series; science fiction then Gravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez, angst or knitting, Amy Lane ;), Victorian pulp novels, KJ Charles…you get the drift.

Your favorite character you’ve written?

Whyborne, because he’s both Hero and Fool. He gets drunk and throws up on the guy he has the hots for, gets his hat eaten by a camel (and spends the rest of the book wearing a fez), saves the world while wearing nothing but a badly-fitting woman’s dressing gown…and even when he’s not being actively embarrassed, he’s kind of a big dork.

Gray is my second favorite, because he’s a badass immortal drakul who eats demons for lunch, but his inexperience with being human means he’s kind of a dork sometimes also.

Conclusion: I like dorks.

Your favorite character someone else has written?

I’m not sure I can choose—there are so many!

What plot bunny has been sitting in your head that you haven’t committed to writing? 

A cryptozoologist’s car breaks down in a town full of monsters.

What’s on the horizon/in the pipeline?

I’m currently working on a Victorian-era haunted house story, tentatively titled Restless Spirits.

 

 

What’s the BEST thing about being an author?

Hearing from readers!

3.  Would You Rather…

…Write a book that sells a ton or a book that generates a ton of discussion?

Word-of-mouth tends to sell books better than anything, so I’ll go with “generates a ton of discussion” and hope that translates to sales also. ;)

…Have a book with 100 4-star ratings or a book with 50 2-star and 50 5-star ratings?

On the one hand, 50 2-stars and 50 5-stars means it generated a lot of feeling in people one way or the other. But the overall 3.5 average means people generally didn’t like it as much as one with a 4-star average, which means I didn’t serve my readers as well in the second case. My audience is small enough that if half of them truly didn’t enjoy it, I probably screwed something up big time.

…Write fluff or angst?

Fluff.

…Have a book made into an indie-movie that told the exact story or into a long-running tv show that was only inspired by the story?

Long-running tv show, so long as they didn’t straightwash it.

…Have written Twilight or 50 Shades of Gray?

Twilight, because vampires aren’t real, unlike the BDSM community so badly portrayed in 50 Shades.

4.  Two Truths and a Lie…

Tell us 3 things about you…2 of them are true, 1 is false. 

  1. I come from a large family.
  2. I have a Master’s degree in biology.
  3. I collect boxes, but I seldom put anything in them.

 

 

GIVEAWAY

Try and guess which are the author’s truths and which is the lie!

Comment below for a chance to win this week’s prize package:  ONE (1) backlist title from JORDAN L. HAWK and a $10 gift certificate to Amazon or All Romance e-Books!

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Jordan L. Hawk grew up in the wilds of North Carolina, where she was raised on stories of haints and mountain magic by her bootlegging granny and single mother. After using a silver knife in the light of a full moon to summon her true love, she turned her talents to spinning tales. She weaves together couples who need to fall in love, then throws in some evil sorcerers and undead just to make sure they want it bad enough. In Jordan’s world, love might conquer all, but it just as easily could end up in the grave.

 

 

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24 comments on “GRL 2014 BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY: Jordan L. Hawk

  1. Tamika
    August 29, 2014

    I love Jordan!!

    I think the lie is she has a Master’s degree in Biology!!

    The truths, I definitely can see her coming from a big family and collecting boxes it’s so random but seems so fun!

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  2. Jacquie
    August 29, 2014

    I’m going to say the lie is that Jordan comes from a large family.

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  3. Bodi L.
    August 29, 2014

    I’m guessing the lie is the big family. I love the boxes and impressed by a Masters in Biology.

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  4. Aniko
    August 29, 2014

    I really need to find some time to catch up on the rest of the W&G books, because I thoroughly enjoyed the ones I’ve read so far!

    I’ll go with #1 being false.

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  5. Kim W
    August 29, 2014

    I already have every single book on Jordan’s backlist (and love them all!!) but I’m going to give it a try anyway. I’m guessing that the large family is a lie.

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  6. Shirley Ann Speakman
    August 29, 2014

    I’m not sure what the lie is so I guess 3) I collect boxes.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  7. Allison
    August 29, 2014

    I really just came to flail because I love Jordan’s books so much! I’m going with the majority on the large family being the lie. :)

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  8. jenf27
    August 29, 2014

    These interviews are so much fun. Thanks!

    Great reading recommendations – I love all those authors. And I love, love, love Whyborne. One of my favorite m/m heroes. Can’t wait for the next book!!

    That list of truths and lies is a tough one. I guess I will go with #1 as the lie.

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  9. Moira
    August 29, 2014

    I think the lie is that she comes from a large family. I like the interview very informative.

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  10. suze294
    August 29, 2014

    I too am going the No 1 is a lie route.

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  11. susana
    August 29, 2014

    Great interview! I would go for number two being a false one. ;)

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  12. Bonnie Herbert
    August 29, 2014

    I think #1 is a lie.

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  13. Jen CW
    August 29, 2014

    I’m going with #3

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  14. H.B.
    August 29, 2014

    I’m not sure which is true or not so I’m going to guess #3 is the lie.

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  15. livrancourt
    August 29, 2014

    I think the Masters in biology is the lie – not because you’re not smart enough, but because I think I read in another one of these posts that you worked in publishing before writing your own books. And I totally (totally!!) agree that Think of England is the best book I’ve read in the last few months, though I have to respectfully disagree w/ your ‘best book written’ choice – not because I don’t love all your books, but Hainted was such a good read & still my favorite. I’m still hoping you’ll find a sequel to that one somewhere…
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I am going to say that, I come from a large family, is the lie.

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  17. Barbra
    August 30, 2014

    Hmmm…Maybe the large family. That’s my guess. P.S. Whyborne is my favorite too. :-)

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  18. Jbst
    August 30, 2014

    I’m guessing #2 Masters in Biology as being false.

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  19. Ardent Ereader
    August 30, 2014

    I am going to guess # 2 is the lie.

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  20. AJ Rose
    August 30, 2014

    I loved this interview. The questions were awesome and Jordan Hawk, you are one of my favorite authors.

    I think the falsehood is the big family, but I have no idea why I think that one.

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  21. Loren
    August 31, 2014

    I think that #1 …

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  22. Lisa G
    August 31, 2014

    Great interview – It’s always so fun to find out interesting things about your favorite authors. I’m going with # 3 – collecting boxes as the lie – not sure why though :)

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  23. Deb Pridgeon
    August 31, 2014

    I must admit that I collect boxes so I want to believe that you do too. I do, however, fill the boxes I collect with all sorts of interesting–and useless–stuff. That leaves a large family and the study of biology. I come from a large extended family and love all of their quirks and idiosyncrasies. What better way to come up with such interesting characters than to have an entire family full of examples. I guess that leaves the Masters in Biology as being the falsehood even though I seem to be going against the majority and my gut instinct. :)

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