Today I am so pleased to welcome Jacki James to Joyfully Jay. Jacki has prepared some questions and answers for us to celebrate her latest release, Azaran (Book 1 of Brotherhood of Ormarr). She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!
Do your books spring to life from a character or an idea?
An idea. For example, I was taking my daily walk listening to an audio book and one of the characters called the other by a nickname that was decidedly feminine and that was the moment a what if popped in to my head. “What if a character had spent the night with a closeted hook-up and was taking a shower, but he had no idea the guys brother had come in. Then he wandered in the room in a towel and called him a feminine name while making a sexual innuendo. And even better what if he was the kind of guy who would NEVER out someone on purpose. And from that one idea my entire four book series Breaking the Rules was born.
When did you know you wanted to write?
I never knew I wanted to write. I just knew I wanted to tell stories. Sadly, oral storyteller isn’t a common profession nowadays so instead I write them down.
As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mom. Seriously, my mom has one of those books you get for you kid when they are in elementary school and every year you paste a school picture and then answer a few questions. Stupid stuff like: What is your favorite subject? Who’s your best friend? What do you want to be when you grow up? From Kindergarten through fifth grade my answer never changed. A mom. Problem with having parenthood as your major life goal is the ungrateful little brats grow up to be successful adults and then … yep empty nest.
How did you choose the topic for this book?
I was reading a fantasy novel where the warriors carried their weapons on their bodies in the form of tattoos and I thought awesome, but wouldn’t it be better if instead of weapons it was dragons. And there came Azaran.
What are you working on now, and when can we expect it?
Tempting Tate. It’s the second book in the Copper Creek Shifters series. I’m planning to release it mid to late June
I was born a dragon rider. A member of the Brotherhood of Ormarr, son of Cadmar, and the eldest of four sons. I was raised to defend the innocent and protect the secret of the dragons, but when I was eighteen, my parents were brutally murdered and the training and care of my brothers fell to me. My entire adult life has been spent helping my brothers grow into the strong, brave dragon riders they were born to be. Now that the youngest of my brothers is close to adulthood, the last thing I need is someone else to worry about—someone else to be responsible for. If only the handsome doctor fate had chosen for my mate wasn’t so perfect for me.
AlI I ever wanted was to help people, that’s why I became a doctor, but I quickly learned that modern medicine was more about the all-mighty dollar and less about saving lives. It wasn’t long before I was doubting my life choices. A vacation to the ocean was supposed to leave me refreshed and ready to get back to work, but instead, I found myself pulled into a world I never knew existed. A world where dragons are real, men fight like medieval warriors, and my soulmate has his very own bat cave. Azaran thinks the last thing he needs is a mate to worry about. Good thing I don’t need anyone to take care of me. My sexy dragon rider, on the other hand, needs someone to take care of him, and I think I’m just the man to do it.
Azaranis the first book in The Brotherhood of Ormarrseries. While each book focuses on a different couple, the overall story arc continues in the next installment. For maximum enjoyment, we suggest reading in order. Azaranis a m/m romance, and is recommended for adults 18 years and older.
Buy Link: Amazon/Amazon KU: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RT4N3RB/
Jacki James has been saying she was going to write a book since she was sixteen and wrote fanfiction (before fanfiction had a name) about her favorite Rockstar. She is a believer in love of all kinds but MM romance is her favorite by far. She has a romantic heart and a dirty mind and likes to write stories that let both shine.
When she isn’t writing she is either creating beautiful pieces of glass art or reading. She is an animal lover and dreams of having a small hobby farm where she can raise goats, chickens and organic veggies. In the meantime, she lives in town with her two cats, awesome husband, and two college-aged kids.
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Welcome, Jacki, and thanks for your post. Best wishes for the success of Azaran!