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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?
…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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.