by: Jeanne McDonald
Genre: Erotica/Erotic Romance
Release date: January 4, 2015
One night of indulging in her carnal nature will unlock a world of mystery and desire she
never dreamed existed.
Jeanne McDonald began telling stories at the ripe young age of five, when her mother considered the truth to be a lie due to her extensive embellishment to the retelling of an event. She wrote her first short story when she was twelve years old, and at the age of sixteen she tried her hand at poetry. She reconnected with her love for writing in 2010 thanks to the encouragement of a dear friend.
Her passions include a "mild" Starbucks addiction, music, reading, quotes, movies, and romance. When she's not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, chatting with her friends or diligently working toward her bachelor's degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology. A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.
Welcome to our Authors Unplugged segment. Today we are interviewing Jeanne McDonald and discussing her thoughts on this thing we call Our Writing World.
Welcome, Jeanne, we’re thrilled to have you here today. So let’s get right to the nitty gritty and grab the scoop on Indulgence.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was born and raised in the great state of Texas. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and together we have a rambunctious eleven-year-old son. I’m a huge fan of all things Harry Potter. Music is my muse and coffee is my vice. When I’m not spending time with my friends and family, I can either be found doing homework, reading a book, or working on my next novel.
How long have you been an author?
In my mind, I’ve been an author my whole life, but publishing-wise, since 2010 when I published my first online work via fan fiction. I was honored by the reception of my story and the encouragement from my readers. My first novel, A Ray of Hope, was published in 2013.
What about writing a story do you find most difficult?
That’s an easy one - knowing when to say “It’s finishes.” I have to finally make myself stop reading my work, even after final edits are complete, because I will find something to add or subtract from the manuscript. It’s my greatest struggle. I’m my own worst critic.
Tell us about your works?
I am a romantic at heart, even when my cynical side comes out of me. My works are all based on romantic encounters. A husband fighting to save his wife from the rubble of the Twin Towers. Two people who both suffer with the demons of their past are brought together through a friend/girlfriend leading to an epic love that both parties try to deny but fail miserably. A bad boy who saves a cop from a fate worse than death, only to find a soulmate in his opposite. And finally, one night of self discovery and passion lead two people who have been searching for themselves in all the wrong places, together. I like to write stories that not only leave the reader wondering, but weave an enchantment of emotions that leaves the reader hungry for more.
What advice would you give someone thinking about becoming an author?
I’d tell them to write for themselves. Don’t get caught up in the hype of writing for the sake of sales. Writing is not a get-rich-quick-scheme. It is hard work, time consuming, and at times nerve-wracking, but all in all worth every minute. Write what makes you happy. If you feel confident in your work, your readers will to. My other piece of advice is, don’t let negative reviews bring you down. Sure, it hurts when someone tears your work apart, but I guarantee for every one bad review you receive there’s at least three good reviews there to take its place. Dwell on the positive, and keep plugging away.
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Spiraling out of control, Addison agrees to accompany her best friend to the sex party of
the year. Hosted by world-renowned erotic romance author, Sebastian Hawk, exposed
anonymity is the name of the game. The rules are simple: all guests are required to remain nude for the duration of the event, except for a mask to hide one’s identity, and everyone must partake in at least one salacious delight. Out of her sexual league, Addison spends the evening with a certain clothed employee who explains to her the world in which the enigmatic author lives. While she wishes to understand more about the strange novelist, Addison can’t help but feel drawn to the handsome and mysterious employee who has introduced her to the sensual realm of Indulgence.
Lost in a world of secrets and passion, Addison will unmask the man behind the mystery while exploring her carnal nature. Through it all, she’ll discover that not everything is as it seems, and to never judge a book solely by its cover.