An Interview with Jennifer Kacey (@jenniferkacey)
I’m delighted to introduce Jennifer Kacey, a fellow Ellora’s Cave author. She’s here to tell us about herself, her writing and Channing Tatum.
Tell us about yourself. Both your writing self and your non-writing self. What are your interests and hobbies? Do you have a day job, etc?
Hi Lucy!!! Thanks for having me! Umm, okay let’s see….I do have a day job. My husband and I own a manufacturing plant. We make security cameras. Keeps us very busy but I love what we do and our employees, each and every one of them are amazing and part of our family!! We have a 10 yr old son going on 40 and live on a 5.5 acre plot of land in TX which is beautiful and open. As for writing, I tend to write BDSM stories hopefully hot enough to melt your eyebrows and that of anyone else sitting close to you. I like my stories intense and a bit dirty. Plus, writing keeps me out of trouble…mostly. *grins* I love crocheting and I sing in the church choir, read when I have time, which was like three years ago I think, oh and sleep. Mmmmm, blessed sleep, I consider that a hobby now since I have to schedule it along with everything else. I love every tiny piece of my life and am intensely thankful I am so blessed with things to occupy my day.
Give us the background on your latest release.
My latest release is A Very Ménage Christmas. My first editor at EC asked if I wanted to write a Christmas story, and I thought about it seriously, for about, ummm, three seconds? Maybe four. I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It’s a magical time of year, full of possibilities and magic and wonder, and I couldn’t help but want to write something to encompass all of that, plus my own bit of naughty to make the season extra bright! The characters in this book would not shut up. They needed to get together and they wanted it now. I decided to oblige them and worked it into my writing schedule. Skye and Jackson will be getting another big book later in the series, but I think they needed a bit of a…release…of holiday tension. Nick was more than happy to help spread a bit of Christmas cheer and gets his own book, Jenna’s Consent which is #4 in the series. I’ve got a LOT to write!!!
How did you get started with writing? And what was your route to publication like?
I had a dream back in…2008 I think it was. It was a VERY intense dream, a woman running down the hallway of a hospital in the administration section. A man pursued her but not in a violent manner, he followed her to apologize. She’d walked in on a meeting with he and one of his other employees. He shrugged off the relationship they had, saying she was nothing to him. Another member of his staff and nothing else. She was crushed, heartbroken when he denied her. The next night I had another dream. Same scene but a continuation of it from the night before. And the next night it continued, until the fourth night…nothing. Just…nothing. I panicked. I HAD TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED! So, I sat down at my laptop and wrote down the dream, filled in blanks here, figured out how they met there. It took me 3 months and 105,000 words, but now in Final Promise, I know what happens. ***GRINS***
What are you currently working on?
Okay I’m currently working on…hold on let me count…
Edits for Haleigh’s Ink, with edits for Orgasm University hot on her tail. I’m writing Laila’s Lies, a quickie I’ll be adding into the Members Only series. I’m also working on Kneel, a novella for the same series, Jenna’s Consent, same series and I just turned in Nico’s Curse. That one’s a stand-alone short novel where the hero seriously pissed off a witch and she had the means to make him pay for it.
Yeah, so between 5-7 books are in the process normally all the time. I really have a lot to say if you couldn’t tell already. I LOVE WRITING!!!
Do you have a particular Muse for your writing? Do any of your characters bear startling resemblances to sexy celebrities or people you admire?
A particular Muse, huh, not that I know of. I don’t have a celebrity that I’m crushed out over. They’re people just like you and me so I tend to draw inspiration from people I actually know. Scenes I get to witness in the BDSM world and honestly just everyday things. I have notebooks with me all the time so anything that pops into my head I write down IMMEDIATELY so it’s not lost. Like last night…we were sitting at the table eating dinner at a seafood restaurant and this quote flashed into my head. I grabbed the notepad from my purse and wrote, “She froze. Unable to speak, completely and utterly gagged by nothing more than circumstance.” Where did it come from? Who the hell knows. What book is it for? No idea yet, but I’ll find somewhere that it fits perfectly. And then when I go back and read it, I’ll remember where I was when I wrote it. It makes my books very personal for me. The freedom to do that, to write what I do, is amazing.
Where do you see yourself in five years? Both writing-wise and non-writing-wise?
Writing wise I hope to be on the best seller lists consistently with each new book. I hope to be going to more conferences to learn and teach. I would love to be writing full time by then, but I love my “REAL” job so much I can’t imagine ever getting to the point I want to leave. I hope to have a multi-book deal with one of the five traditional NY publishers, and **cross my fingers** I hope the first contract will come sometime this year. Non-writing wise I hope to be exactly where I’m at right now, except in a new house which we’re designing as we speak. SQUEEEEEE!
And now for some silly questions…
Muscled or skinny? – muscled all the way
Tall or short? – tall
Boxers or briefs? – no thank you *curtsy*
Moustache or beard? – Mmm…today I’m going to say beard
Long hair or shaven head? – bald
Tattoos or piercings? – yes PLEASE!
Intelligent or funny? – intelligent
Blond, brunette or red head? – blond
Hottest celebrity (tell us why, if you like)? –Channing Tatum cause he’s hot and that half smile he has **swoons**
Top same-sex crush (or opposite sex if you already like same-sex!) – Her name is **redacted to protect the guilt** she is seriously yummy!
Most disliked celebrity (tell us why, if you like) – no clue, I have no time for anything but family, work and writing
Favourite food – ice cream
Favourite book (tell us why, if you like) – it made my brain hurt to pick just one so I’m going to pick a category instead. BDSM Erotic books. I read what I write like I am what I eat. Wonder if I taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream?
Favourite place in the world (tell us why, if you like) – On the beach in FL. Anywhere on the East coast really. The water is so blue and crystal clear, and the sound of it sinks inside my soul and stays for a while. It’s sunny and warm even when it’s cold and it makes me feel happy and recharged and thankful to be alive. DAMMIT!! Now I need to go to the beach.
Anything else you’d like to add? – THANK YOU FOR READING ALL OF THIS!! Seriously, you are a dedicated rock star with sticktoitivness and great taste!
Now give us the blurb, an extract and buy links for your latest release.
Excerpt can be found here
Members Only, Book Three
Skye has spent her life being the perfect daughter for her prominent, wealthy parents. She says all the right things, wears all the right clothes…and lies through her teeth about the kind of sex she needs. The bland “gentlemen” she dates don’t know a thing about what gets her going—and when they find out, they run screaming. In her deepest, naughtiest dreams, she finds a man…or two…who knows just how to tie her up and tease her until she’s begging for more. But those guys don’t really exist, do they?
Jackson wants one thing for Christmas, and her name is Skye. He’s watched her from afar for ages, biding his time, waiting for his chance to give her the kind of pleasure she craves. And this Christmas he’s going to get his way. He’s enlisted his buddy Nick and the two of them are going to give Skye a holiday treat she’ll never forget.
Inside Scoop: This holiday threesome features bondage and spanking benches…and creates whole new uses for Christmas lights and candy canes.
A Romantica® BDSM erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave
Now give us your author bio and website/social media links.
Jennifer Kacey is a wife, mother, and business owner living with her family in Texas. She sings in the shower, plays piano in her dreams, and has to have a different color of nail polish every week. The best advice she’s ever been given? Find the real you and never settle for anything less.
Website – http://www.jenniferkacey.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.kacey.7
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JenniferKacey
Goodreads – http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6941549.Jennifer_Kacey
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/jenniferkacey/
Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this interview and wish you the best of luck with your latest release. Many sales!