Please Welcome Carmen Jones

by Nola on February 23, 2011

Today I’m thrilled to have as my guest Carmen “Trashy Book Diva” Jones, whose new e-book, Second Chances, comes out March 4th

Hi Nola, Thanks for having me… Hello to all your readers

Carmen, can you introduce us to your characters?

The heroine is a strong, sassy woman named Raven Kennedy and the hero is a true alpha male named Wesley Hamilton.

And tell us a little about the plot.

I think it’s a pretty classic story with a twist. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets a Second Chance with girl but only if he can save her from the psycho that wants to kill her. You know my philosophy Nola, it’s not a love story until someone dies.

Interesting philosophy. LOL! What’s the “heat level” of this story? Would you let your grandmother¬†read it?

I’d give the heat level about a 3. There is a little steam but no whips and chains…LOL.. I probably would let my grandmother read it since she crowned me the “trashy book diva” when she caught me reading a Harlequin at the age of 10.

So you’ve always wanted to be a writer?

I have. I used to entertain myself with stories all the time as a child. I just never imagined anyone would pay me for it.

Do you have any advice for writers trying to break into romance writing?

Read, and join a writing group. In my opinion, the best writers are the most voracious readers. Like any skill, you have to hone your writing.

What are you working on currently?

My next project is novella about a feisty lawyer, a by-the-book FBI agent, and a somewhat likable serial killer.

A likable serial killer? I’ll definitely want to read that! Thanks for joining me today, Carmen.

Readers, you can order Second Chances through Whispers Publishing as of March 4th. And just to tempt you even more, here’s the blurb and cover art:

Raven Kennedy thought Wesley Hamilton was the love of her life until she met his fiancée. In an attempt to salvage her pride, she abruptly returns to Atlanta to embark on a new career as the Director of the Atlanta Museum of Southern Art and History.

However, when a business acquisition brings the two face to face again, Raven is forced to confront the fact that despite his treacherous behavior, no man has ever replaced Wesley Hamilton in her heart or her bed. The fire that erupts threatens to consume them both.

Wesley Hamilton was prepared to propose to Raven Kennedy before she departed New York without a word. The betrayal had left him heart broken and bitter. When he finds out that she is in Hilton Head, he is determined to get answers from her.

Although he’s still angry with Raven, when some deranged lunatic starts trying to kill her, Wesley feels compelled to protect her at all costs. Raven is certain that the killer wants to keep her from acquiring the Solomon Cahill diary for the museum.

When they’re thrown together, both Wesley and Raven realize how much they still love each other. Can Raven overcome her fears of abandonment long enough to prove to Wesley that she never stopped loving him? Can Wesley learn to trust Raven again and thwart the would be killer who threatens to end their happiness forever?

After having loved and lost once, can there be room in the heart for Second Chances?

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nancy lee badger March 6, 2011 at 4:14 am

Great interview, fabulous story concept, and my sincere congratulations on your debut.

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Amy Lamont March 6, 2011 at 10:25 am

Congratulations on your debut! Can’t wait to read Second Chances!

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