"New Worlds Are Our Oyster."
Jaden Sinclair has been writing since she could remember. At an early age, she found out that she had a strong imagination and would be caught often in school writing something. Recently, her writing took on another approach when she decided to try her hand at erotica but she never let too many people read her stories, at least until now. Now married with 2 boys, be sure to stay tuned as Jaden Sinclair yet again takes her writing another step. Letting her wicked imagination go on as many adventures as it wants.
An Interview with Jaden Sinclair
PNR: Can you tell us a little about how you started writing; was it something you have always wanted to do?
Jaden S.: As far back as I can remember I have been writing something. It was a way for me to let my imagination run wild. I think one of the earliest memories I have is when I was in a camp, or could have been summer school. One of the projects was to write a little story with finger puppets. But in middle school was when I really started to get out there. I could make up things that I thought were so strange and weird. Never thought then that there was an outlet for it.
PNR: Could you tell us about your writing routine, how do you balance writing and personal time? What do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?
Jaden S.: The writing routine depends on the muse, and of course children. LoL.
When my youngest was in school in the mornings I would do some laundry then sit down and write. I will admit that I can get caught up in the story and forget other stuff around me. this coming school year both of my kids will be gone all day in school, so I might get even more work done. But if the muse isn’t working with me then nothing get done. This summer we are being hit hard with rain, so I am getting some done. But once that stops I will be out more instead of behind my computer. Lucky for me I have this little note book that goes with me everywhere. So I wont miss out on a good idea.
Now what I do when I am not knitting is many things, but the one thing that I do to relax is knit. (I also do this as I write sometimes)
PNR: What is the best part about being a writer? The most frustrating?
Jaden S.: The best part for me is knowing that there are readers out there who love my stuff. I never get tired of hearing commits about a book of mine.
The most frustrating is when I hear nothing back!
I hate being left in the dark. To me the feedback is very important. It helps me to know what might be the next best book to write.
PNR: Which author(s) is your favorite? And who or what has most influenced your work? Who or what has been your biggest support?
Jaden S.: My favorite author I think would have to be Lora Leigh. I just love her breed books.
My dad had a lot of influence when he found out I wanted to write. Even had me write a short story for him. (I didn’t think it was that good)
My family had been very supportive. My mom, brother, husband, they all are impressed in a way that I have come as far as I have. That there is something there after all to my strange mind. Even my oldest, who knows he can’t read them, brags to people that I’m an author. It is cool to know that. He is even involved in my covers, and he is only nine. So I make sure a big rule of mine is that nothing to sexy on a cover. If my son can’t look at it, then it is to hot.
PNR: What do you consider to be the key elements of a great story?
Jaden S.: Boy that is a hard question..LOL
Guess the reason it is hard for me is because I never really break a story down like that. I just come up with an idea and run with it. Now I do try to come up with an idea that has either never been done, or I never thought of. I know that is hard to do since there is so many great books out there now. But one always hears about the same thing. Boy meets, steals and takes girl for his own. I try to sit down and change that so it isn’t the same thing all the time. So when you ask me what is the key element of a great story, I would have to say originality. Take an idea and twist it around so much that it is no long the same stuff. LOL, hope that makes sence. It’s a question that I have a very hard time explaining as I answer it.
PNR: Congratulations on the release of Bloodmate III in March 2007 from Mardi Gras Publishing. Your Bloodmate series is very popular with readers and reviewers; could you tell us where the idea came from and a little about your vision for the series?
Jaden S.: Thank you.
I wanted to do a vampire book, since I never did one yet, but I wanted something different. Now I will say right off that I never try to plan a series when I come up with a new book idea. It is also bad to say this, but this series was only to be three books. I was somewhat hounded for the last book. LOL. Guess sad endings are not the big thing.
Anyway! I was thinking about how I could make this vampire/vampires different. You always hear about the same stuff with them, mostly being the vamp looking for his lost love. So I came up with the idea of one being born for him. The idea of a bloodmate was at first out there, but with more thought to it I figured it would make the book interesting. Never thought it was going to be as popular as it is now. I just wanted something different for a vampire book and went from there.
PNR: For readers who are not familiar with your Bloodmate series, could you give us an overview?
Jaden S.: Sure!
The Bloodmate series is about two friends that are close enough to be brothers. It starts out with Lucian who has been hunting for his bloodmate for years. He fears that if he doesn’t find her soon she will die. When he does find her, the battle of wills has just begun.
Next book is about Julian and his hunt. With Lucian there to help him he finds his bloodmate only to be brought down low by tragic.
Book three is when the two of them come together to bring the treat to an end. It is also when Julian discovers that he can mend and heal with help.
(I don’t want to give to much away now….LOL)
PNR: Can you tell us about the challenges you face in world building and making it work with the ideas you have in mind for the progression of your characters and the series? Do you write your characters to fit the world you have created or vice versa?
Jaden S.: Okay, this is what I do.
First I come up with an idea and work around it. Now mind you, I NEVER write up a plot or outline. I just sit down in front of the computer and start writing. Now on a scene that all depends on the muse. If he wants something made up, then it is made up. I never know what the world is going to be until I sit down and start.
PNR: Do you feel your writing is character driven or plot driven? How do you balance these two elements?
Jaden S.: Defiantly character driven.
For me I don’t have a balance. I start out with the character and go from there. Most of the time I never think up the plot until at least halfway through the book, and them sometimes not till the end. Guess you can say I’m a ‘seat of the pants’ writer.
PNR: Your series features tortured heroes and the women who heal them; could you tell us a little about how you develop your characters? Who has been your favorite character to write? The most challenging?
Jaden S.: With this series I wanted to challenge myself with something very emotional.
With a favorite, that would have to be Julian. There is just something about him that I do like.
When I sit down to develop a character I try to put myself in their shoes. At times my family will stare at me only because I am either frowning or biting a lip. Doing an action in order to describe it for you.
PNR: How would you describe the sensuality level of your books; do you find it challenging to write the love/sex scenes?
Jaden S.: It isn’t challenging to me at all do to the love scenes. Kissing scenes are hard thought. Don’t know why. The sensuality level in my books is hot and intense. I’m always trying to outdo the last book.
PNR: Why do you feel the vampire is such a popular character in books, movies and television?
Jaden S.: I think everyone out there has a side to them that wants that bad boy. They love to watch a good sexy vampire or read about one that won’t take a no for an answer. And I think another reason is that everyone is looking for that different vampire. Even thought they are tired of the same stuff, they will hunt for the mind blowing story.
PNR: Paranormal romance is experiencing an incredible surge in popularity, what do you feel accounts for the sudden interest in the genre? What is it about the paranormal genre that captures your imagination?
Jaden S.: I just think everyone is interested in stuff that is out there. Seems that the stranger the better.
I have an imagination that never quiets. When I was young I always thought it was strange to think like that. Now I just have an outlet for it.
PNR: You have written in several paranormal genres; what is your favorite genre to write? Is there any style or genre that you would like to try but haven’t yet?
Jaden S.: I really don’t have a favorite genre. Or a style that I haven’t tried either. There is a couple that I know I don’t have the hand at, and won’t be trying them either. But for now, I am good at coming up with strange and different paranormal stuff. So guess I will be staying at there. But I do branch off from time to time.
PNR: Could you tell us about your current projects, what can readers expect to see in the coming months? A sneak peek at your final book in the Bloodmate series, Bloodmate IV perhaps?
Jaden S.: I have many things coming out in the months ahead. I am finishing up my shifter series, which has been very long. Seven books. A few single titles are also due to come out this year. Two new series are in the works. One is a sci-fi time travel. The other I am keeping under wraps right now. The only thing that I have given out is the main title, which is on my web site. (www.jadensinclair.com) I am also working on an angelic book with another author. A few others that are in my notebook waiting to come out.
And sure, here is a sneak peek at the last bloodmate book. It comes out July 7!
For five years Julian Marino has been alone raising his daughters. Alone, yet in constant pain when he thinks of her. He feels the pain that Carissa deals with daily. Feels it and struggles to deal and understand it.
Sorrow between each of them kept them apart from the other, but the unspoken love in the heart within begs for peace. Peace that only one can give to the other.
As the two struggles to find the love that was lost they find that they are forced to come together for another purpose. A purpose that could mean the end of all their kind.
Memories are all that Julian and Carissa have had to hold on to for the long years. Memories that seem to bring fresh pain and sorrow to their hearts.
Can Julian hear the pain that is deep inside Carissa, or will he only see what is on the surface, and never be whole again?
PNR: Thank you Jaden, for taking time out to talk to us. Where can readers find out what’s new and how can they contact you?
Jaden S.: Well here is my web page again. www.jadensinclair.com
There can feel free to email me with question and any commits. I love to hear from my readers and answer everyone. firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JadenSinclair I give sneak peeks and teasers all the time.
And thank you. It was no trouble or problem. Feel free to contact me any time with questions.
Titles and series from
Featured in this issue:Interviews with: L. A. Banks Margaret L. Carter Nathalie Gray Chris Marie Green F E Heaton Doreen Orsini Jaden Sinclair
Mardi Gras Publishing
July 7, 2007
ISBN #not yet assigned
Reviews Coming Soon!
Bloodmate series: Book 4
For five years Julian Marino has been alone raising his daughters. Alone, yet in constant pain when he thinks of her. He feels the pain that Carissa deals with daily. Feels it and struggles to deal with and understand it.
Sorrow between them kept them apart from one another, but the unspoken love in the heart within begs for peace. Peace that only one can give to the other.
As the two struggle to find the love that was lost they find that they are forced to come together for another purpose. A purpose that could mean the end of all their kind.
Memories are all that Julian and Carissa have had to hold on to for the long years. Memories that seem to bring fresh pain and sorrow to their hearts. Can Julian hear the pain that is deep inside Carissa, or will he only see what is on the surface, and never be whole again?
Mardi Gras Publishing
March 3, 2007
Bloodmate series: Book 3
Julian Marino suffered like no vampire should ever have to suffer. His pain runs so deep within him that the only thing that keeps him going is the thought of revenge. He is hell bent on destroying the one person who has crushed all of the hope within him.
Carissa Morris has suffered also. While Carissa has suffered greatly she has learned to deal with her pain and to go on with her life. She is called to help by one of the oldest of their kind. Help in the pursuit of justice for Julian.
Many, many years have passed since she saw Julian or Lucian. She has buried her feelings hiding her emotions deep inside of her. She is in the dilemma of having come face to face the one man who can give her the one thing she desires. Will she get her ultimate happiness with the one man whose heart is hardened with nothing left for her? Will she be able to show Julian that love will find a way to mend all the pain? Or is his heart like a stone, hardened and never able to soften or feel?
Can Carissa show Julian that there is another out there who can mend his broken soul? The soul he thinks is ripped out of his heart and body with nothing left but pain and hurt. Is she the woman strong enough to fight by his side and fight for him, or will the pursuit of revenge be the only thing Julian will live for?
Mardi Gras Publishing
November 11, 2006
Bloodmate series: Book 2Is the hunter hunting, or is he being hunted? That is the question that Julian Marino asked himself as he went on a quest for a family long forgotten. He also asked himself many times if there was really a bloodmate out there for him. Two questions soon to be answered. In the one place, and in the one situation he wasn’t expecting, Julian finds the answers that he is seeking. But at what price? How can one man save the one thing that will bring him peace? Serina Ferrari is born with the mark of the bloodmate, she is close to dieing. Her father has been hiding her for a long time. Her brother has been bleeding her to ease her pain. Neither of which can save her life. Is Julian powerful enough to save his bloodmate, and is Serina strong enough to complete Julian? Or will both end up with a broken soul?
Mardi Gras Publishing
November 11, 2006
Bloodmate series: Book 1
Bound for life, or bound my Birth?
Tempest Fager has been running all her life. She has hiding from Lucian. Since the age of sixteen she bleeds daily. The only thing that will keep her from not only pain but death is to be bled. A small thing to endure for her freedom.
Lucian Deluca has been searching for his bloodmate for awhile now. The one person that he needs in order to be complete, keeps on disappearing from him. When he finally finds her, his only concern is to ease her pain, and to complete the bond between them. Now he works to show her how right they are together, and then pain from another begins to form. Pain that his best friend Julian feels, pain so excruciating it almost brings him to his knees. Can Lucian help his best friend or will his need for Tempest take over?
Can Tempest and Lucian over come all the odds against them to grasp that happy ever after, or will they just become two ships passing in the night?
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