Interview with Julie Belfield

Today I have the lovely and talented J.A. Belfield with me.  In case you don’t know, she’s the author of the highly popular Holloway Pack series – a swoon-worthy collection of really hot, steamy adult paranormal romance stories.  She’s also a fellow MAKE BELIEVE anthology buddy (and I would have been completely lost in this whole blog tour thing if it hadn’t been for her and her unending patience).

So, Julie.  Tell us in one sentence why we should read your short story.

Because Escort to Insanity is fun and whacky, and full of action, and there’s even a little bit of romance—and snow!

Brr. Sounds hot and cold.  Steamy.  Do you have any other short stories or novels in the works?  Goals for future projects?

I actually just had the second full length novel in my Holloway Pack series release on the same day as Make Believe. Which means Blue Moon is available now! 😀 (<<sorry, couldn’t help myself).

As for future goals and works? Yeah, there’re too many to list, probably, so I’ll narrow down to: finishing the Holloway Pack series, writing a spin-off trilogy for the characters from Escort to Insanity (my story in Make Believe), and break into YA. 😀

Ah, yes.  Blue Moon.  I’m helping you out on that blog tour on December 26 and I’m telling you, you guys have got to come back for that one.  This book is Muy Caliente.  So hot.  Jem and Sean…they’re just so…so…and Ethan is so…ahhh…ahhh…

Oh wait.  Where was I?  Make Believe.  *clears throat*.  Sorry about that.  Back to the interview.  Hmm.  *taps pencil*  What gives you the most pleasure in writing? (Please tell me it’s writing about Ethan Holloway).

🙂  Forcing myself through a reeeeeeeaaaaaaally difficult scene and feeling like crying with the stress of it all, and then reading it back the next day and deciding it actually kind of rocks and I don’t suck a$$.

I have to agree, that is the schiznit.  What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

Write until steam leaves your ears and blood trickles from your nose, and even then don’t stop. I would say practice makes perfect but nobody’s perfect, though practice certainly will make you better. And research. The industry I mean. Knowledge is power.

I like power.  I also like money.  Let’s say, you won a million dollars.  What’s the first thing you do with the money (besides pay the taxes on it).

This is the beauty of living in the UK: we don’t have to pay taxes on lottery winnings. 😀 So if I won, my first expenditure would be a new car. Just don’t tell my old car that. She’s kind of sensitive. 😉

Sure ‘nough, sweet cheeks.  Mum’s the word.  Now for the tough questions.  When you were 12 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to drive an ice cream van. What? I’m serious. O_O

Oh my, you wouldn’t be one of those diabolical blondes who taunted the little kids while while blaring The Sting, right?  “Here little kiddies.  Here’s one ice cream for you…a whole truckload of fudge pops for me!!!  Bwhahahahaha.”  Ok, ok, I know you wouldn’t do something like that.  It’s the writer in me.  Sorry. I digress again.  Tell me about your pet peeves (and don’t say interviewers who go off topic).

POV breaches. Oh, d’you mean outside of writing? Um, dunno—I’m pretty laid back. 🙂

Ok, ice cream lady.  Final question. Reece’s Pieces or M&M’s?

M&Ms, baby!

There you have it, the incredibly awesome J.A. Belfield.  If you want to connect with her, you can find her on her web, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.  And don’t forget to get your copy of MAKE BELIEVE, now available in e-book from Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and Julie’s new novel, BLUE MOON.  Oh, and be sure to check out her blog today because she’s kind of doing an interview with me over on the other side of the great big pond.

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Thanks, Julie, for stopping by the Dreamweaver’s Cottage.  Come back anytime. (Bring ice cream sandwiches the next time, ok?)  🙂

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