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Friday, May 4, 2012


Niina : Welcome to For The Love of Reading, Jade Buchanan, I’m glad you could make it!

Jade Buchanan : Thanks! I'm glad to be here! I'm in the middle of a WIP, so I'm being naughty and taking a teeny break. Thanks for the excuse!

Niina : LOL! You’re welcome. ;) Let’s get started! Can you tell my readers here 4 fun unknown facts about you so we can break the ice?

Jade : Uh oh... I'm a bit of an open book, so I'm not sure if these are completely unknown facts, but they're certainly fun for me.

First, I play with dolls :) I have a set of about two dozen GI Joes, Barbies and Ken dolls that I use to mock up sex scenes and generally get into trouble with. I tend to take pictures of them in naughty poses for blog posts and my website :)

Second, I have a near uncontrollable jewelry collection. I feel like you can't accessorize enough, and that brings me to number three...

I make my own jewelry. It started just as a fun hobby, but I do get the odd request from friends and family to make them necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and all sorts of baubles.

Hmm... Number four? I have a horrible quirky sense of humor. The oddest things make me laugh.

Niina : Tell us little about your romances, what are they about, what’s the common nominator?

Jade : I write erotic romance that features all sorts of pairings. I'm a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person's gender identify or sexual orientation, so I tend to write about a lot of GLBT characters. I think the common thread in a lot of my stories is the importance of family and friendship, although I've also been told that I tend to write quirky, oddball characters who get into steamy, melt-your-brain sexual situations. I'm okay with that ;)

Niina : How do you write, chapter here and there or follow from beginning to an end?

Jade : I'm a quilter when I write. I write scenes, and then stitch them together at the end. I think it's my short attention span, but I just can't seem to write straight through from the beginning to end!

Niina : What is the biggest “no-no” when it comes to writing for you?

Jade : I don't know that I necessarily have a "no-no". I try to keep an open mind and write what the characters need, even if it's something that personally bothers me. Although, that being said, I can't stand infidelity in a romance book, so that might be the only firm no-no I have.

Niina : That would be a good no-no! Any big projects for 2012?

Jade : My current WIP is scheduled for a 2012 release, and I'm pretty excited about it. It's the second in my Broken Rules trilogy, set in Northern Ontario, and features a male nurse and his closeted, too-scared-to-come-out lover. After that I'll be working on another story in my Wolf Creek series, about a werewolf and a little hedgehog shapeshifter he falls for. I wasn't joking about the quirky sense of humor LOL! I have a few more projects that are lining up in my brain, but I'm not sure what will come first :)

Niina : Hedgehog shifter that sounds adorable! :) What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book?

Jade : I've read a number of books that I just couldn't put down, and that's a good indicator of an amazing book for me. It doesn't necessarily have to be a certain genre, or a particular author, but if I stay up the entire night, or start to get annoyed when I have to take breaks to eat, etc. then I know it's a good one. My reading tastes are so eclectic that I tend to bounce around between different romance subgenres, fantasy, horror, mystery, sci-fi, urban fantasy... I think I've found a truly amazing book in each of those genres.

Niina : What makes a story sexy?

Jade : There's something about emotional foreplay that gets my engines revving when I'm reading! It's all mental for me, I want to know what the characters are feeling when they're experiencing something sexy.

Niina : What’s the best advice for writers you have received?

Jade : Write! It sounds simple, but it's something that I do have trouble with occasionally. Some days you're tired, or you're just not feeling it, but it's always easier to fix a bad page than a blank page.

Niina : That’s true! Flirting with the idea of bringing a new mythological/paranormal creature to page, what would be exciting to write about?

Jade : I tend to write about all sorts of creatures that seem like they wouldn't work, especially with shapeshifters. I've written a frog shapeshifter (who happened to be the dominant partner LOL ), duck shapeshifter, and one of my future releases has a squirrel shifter! They're exciting for me, because you get to play with people's expectations and give them something unexpected. Plus, there are so many werewolf or vampire romances out there. I want something different. I also think it would be exciting to write about some of the mythological beasts that show up in Greek myths. The minotaur, lamia, medusa. How fun would it be to take something like that and make it both erotic and quirky? Maybe it's just me LOL!

Niina : LOL! I’d read that! ;) What’s the sexiest article of clothing on a guy?

Jade : Boxer-briefs. I'm a sucker for them.

Niina : Not bad. ;) What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

Jade : My dolls! I'm serious when I say that I spend a lot of time collecting both the dolls and their accessories. I love the ball-jointed dolls because when you're mocking up a sex scene to see if it's possible/realistic you can move every joint individually. I spent more than I'd care to admit buying a number of dolls, including a Tom of Finland doll and an original Gay Bob doll from the 1970s. Heck, I've even been known to make teeny tiny butt plugs and dildoes for them :)

Niina : LOL! Your Top 3 dangerous fictional bad boys, and why them?

Jade : Oh, that's a tough one. I loved Spike in Buffy, he was such a great, snarky, but redeemed character. Even when he was a good guy, he still had an edge to him that I loved. I'm a sucker for Eric in the Sookie Stackhouse world that Charlaine Harris created. Both the literary version and the TV version played by Alexander Skarsgard. My final one isn't really a bad boy like the others, but it would have to be Brodick Buchanan from Julie Garwood's Ransom. He's simply my favourite fictional man. A Laird who is sarcastic, dominant, protective, and gentle? Love it.

Niina : Before we finish, here are some Quick Fire Questions:

Night or day?  Day!
Pick-up or Mini-van? Pick-up. I'm an Alberta girl :)
Boots or Heels?  Boots. I avoid heels if I can.
Beer or Wine? I like wine, but there's nothing like a cold beer when you need it.
Cocktails or Shots? cocktails.
M&Ms: With or Without Peanuts?  With! I love peanuts!
Treats: Sweet or Salty? Salty all the way.
Date: Going to Park or Going to Movies? I'm a sucker for movies.
Winter or Summer? Summer, as long as it isn't too hot.
Jewels or Chocolates? Jewels.
Men: Alpha-male or Submissive? Alpha!
Men: Clean Shaven or Stubble? Stubble is just sexy.
Men: Bad boys or Good guys? Good guys.
Tattoos or Piercings on a guy? Both! If I have to choose... tattoos.
Brunettes or Blonds? Brunettes.
Romance: Vampires or werewolves? Werewolves for the win.
Romance: Fallen Angels or Sexy Demons? Sexy Demons.
Romance: Cops or Cowboys? Cowboys! It's the cowboy hats :)
Time-Travel or Sci-fi? Sci-fi.
Romance or Erotica/Erotic Romance? Erotic romance, for sure. I like to see the possibilities, both as a reader and a writer.
Male POV or Female POV (Point Of View)? It depends on the genre. For urban fantasy I prefer female, but there's something hilarious about a well-written male POV in a romance.
Times New Roman or Courier? Arial! LOL! Times New Roman out of those two, though.

Niina : Thanks for visiting the For The Love of Reading, Jade! Any news would you like to share with your readers, or websites they can check out?

Jade : Thanks for letting me hang out here! You can check out my books, free stories, current works in progress and GI Joe hijinks at my website

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