I’d like to welcome Jane to my site today! I’m excited to have such a great author and amazing friend stopping by so please let’s make her feel welcome.
DC: Jane, please tell us the title and a little about your new release.
Jane: TROY’S FOX—Autumn Wilson is a struggling waitress in the new café, The Health Nut. She’s been alone for so long, her circumstances, while not ideal, have become routine. Her past is a constant reminder that hopes and dreams are useless and the only one you can depend on is yourself.
Troy Richards’ success as an author has allowed him to travel the country searching for his mate. He’s visited dozens of cities and small towns over the years only to leave feeling more lonely and depressed than when he arrived. Tired of hoping for something that will never happen, he decides to plant roots in the mid-sized town of Chestnut Rock.
On Troy’s first day in town, he finds Autumn. After years of searching, he not only finds his mate, but she’s a fox shifter like him. He joyfully braces himself for her recognition, eager to start their lives together, until it becomes clear she doesn’t feel the same. Autumn seems to thwart his advances easier than a mated shifter should and tries to keep her distance. As Troy gets to know Autumn, he realizes he not only has to convince her of their mating and his ability to shift, but of her own ability, as well as the strength of a bond between a mated pair.
DC: How exciting! What sticks out about this book compared to others?
Jane: Troy’s Fox is book five—and my fave—in my Chestnut Rock Shifters Series. The series is set in the made-up town, and adjacent National Forest of the same name. Chestnut Rock is located in the Pacific Northwest. There are seven books in the series, each following a different forest animal as they find their mates and become friends with the other shifters in the mid-size town. Troy’s Fox introduces us to Troy, a new resident in town, and Autumn, a struggling waitress at the new healthy café.
DC: What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?
Jane: I’m not sharing any details yet, but now that Chestnut Rock is done, I’ve got two new series I’m going to focus on. I’m still in the planning stage of both, so no details! ;) I’m a pantser, but I still make notes to keep myself mostly on track! I’m also working on a stand-alone (??) holiday story for next February!
DC: Tease! What do you enjoy most about writing?
Jane: Making up stuff! LOL! I enjoy writing the types of stories that I like to read, and having readers enjoy them too! It’s an awesome feeling to show your creation to the world and have someone like it as much as you do! :)
DC: Do you have a favorite time of day for writing?
Jane: I’m a converted night-owl…or almost converted! LOL! I write in the daytime cause that’s when hubby and TG are at work and school. I have to have silence when writing and that works best when I’m alone! :)
DC: Do you have a favorite hero and/or heroine in your books and why?
Jane: Yes, even though Troy’s Fox is my fave book in the series, I love Christina and Bull from book 2, CHRISTINA’S BEAR. They both stand out because of their height and I love the way they cope. I was so happy to give them their happy ending!
DC: What is your favorite scene from this story and why?
Jane: My fave scene is the epilogue. Troy and Autumn get together, of course, but the turning point in the last scene makes me both laugh and cry.
DC: How do you balance writing and everyday life?
Jane: I’m lucky enough to write full time, but I’m also a stay-at-home wife and mom. Some weeks it’s easy to write and stay focused, but other weeks are full of errands and home responsibilities. My biggest challenge is keeping my writing time uninterrupted. I have to treat it like a job (which it is) and not letting home stuff interfere until after my author work is done.
DC: What is your favorite food to cook or eat?
Jane: I do it (almost) every night, but I hate to cook! My favorite food is pizza! :)
DC: What do you like to read?
Jane: If it’s a romance, I’ll read it, but my fave genres are paranormal and contemporary.
DC: Okay, and the final question, give us a few of your favorite things.
1. Coffee with Splenda and hazelnut cream.
2. Häagen-Dazs Rocky Road ice cream.
3. Post-it notes—my love for them is not normal! LOL!
Autumn Wilson took several deep breaths and let them out slowly as she prepared the salads for two of her tables. As one of the original staff, she’d been working in the café for six months and still feared for her job every day.
If only Candi or Suzanne were here, she could ask one of them to switch tables with her, but she didn’t want to ask the new girl. She didn’t want anyone else to know how she feared the two men, Matt and Bull, even though Candi assured her many times they were friends.
Autumn tried to be more confident and assertive, but after years of hiding and staying out of the way she didn’t know how to be anything more.
She prayed for steady hands as she carried her tray.
Autumn didn’t make eye contact, but when she glanced at the table she noticed both men smiling at her. They probably meant to put her at ease, but their gesture had the opposite effect.
If they noticed her shaking hands, they kept quiet, even as a tiny tomato bounced out of one bowl and landed on the floor. Horror froze her feet in place as the mammoth man, Bull, started laughing. Everyone turned to look at the source of the sound and he closed his mouth as if realizing what he’d done.
“I’m sorry, Autumn. Don’t worry, I’ll get it.” He bent down to retrieve the tomato and everyone turned back to their meals.
“These look great, Autumn. Thank you.” Matt said. He was no match for his friend’s size, but at six feet, he was still tall and muscular enough to be intimidating.
“You’re welcome,” Autumn mumbled and ran back into the kitchen.
Unshed tears threatened to fall and she fought to stop them.
Where can you contact Jane?
How about, where can you buy Troy’s Fox?
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1fFa9vn
All Romance Ebooks: http://bit.ly/1hYOCe3
Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She’s a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love.
Jane’s stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps—even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!
Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!
10/23/2013 11:55:43 am
Thanx so much for hosting me today, DC! :)
10/24/2013 02:32:05 am
Love the cover! Hot...Hot...Hot!
10/24/2013 04:03:23 am
Thank you, Teri! It's one of my faves! :)
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