Author Spotlight: Jess Dee
Tell us a little more about Kisses Sweeter Than Wine:
Kisses is the third and final book in the Tastes of Seduction series. It features Declan – the rogue from the previous book, Red Red Wine. Dec’s in a bad place after calling off his wedding – right before the big day. Guilt is eating him alive. His friend and business partner, Noah, hates seeing him this way. He’s determined to prove that Declan made the right decision walking away from a relationship that could never have lasted. You see, Noah’s intimately aware that Declan can’t be satisfied with the love of just one person. He needs two people to make his life complete—and Noah knows exactly who those two people should be.
This is an extremely passionate story that involves the love ménage and sexual exploration of two mates—Declan and Noah—and the gorgeous Violet Harper. Whilst Noah is certain that the three of them should be together he has yet to convince Declan and Violet of this… What was your biggest challenge in writing this sexy love tryst?
The characters themselves! Declan was impossibly stubborn and determined to punish himself for what he perceived were his sins. He refused to open himself up to the possibility of real love. Violet was equally stubborn, but for completely different reasons. Convincing them to grab hold of their happy-ever-after almost had me—and by default, Noah—tearing our hair out.
What one character trait will most endear Declan, Noah and Violet to your readers?
Noah is sexy. Phew, damn sexy.
There has been much attention on the many and varied aspects of erotic romance in literature of late, and certainly you’ve written quite extensively in this area. Looking in particular at Kisses Sweeter than Wine, what’s the one thing you’d like readers to know about polyamorous relationships?
As an author of erotic romance, the thing I love most about ménage romance is how many new dynamics are introduced to the developing loving relationship (or relationships—as is the case with ménage.) Suddenly there’s a third person changing all the rules of more traditional one-on-one relationships. The most difficult part of writing about ménage is ensuring all characters are equally loved and equally satisfied. You can bet if one character seems less loved or less involved in the HEA than the others, readers (and editors) will not be happy.
What’s next for you?
I’m very excited to be working on a series I’m self publishing, called Sunday Night Dinner Club. Book two, Table for Two, a M/F erotic romance, releases on the 21st of November. And the third book, Dinner at Eight, releases in February.
About the Author:
Once Jess discovered it was okay to leave the bedroom door open in her romance novels, she decided to leave everything open. Buttons, zips, pants, number of lovers… Which is why her books are all steamy erotic romances. While Jess lived most of her life in South Africa, the last twelve years have been spent in Australia. From the fast paced Sydney lifestyle to the laid back islands and beaches, there’s always another gorgeous Aussie setting for a contemporary romance.
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
One sip of passion leaves them thirsty for more…
Tastes of Seduction, Book 3
Declan Muirfield never planned to return to the hotel where he broke a woman’s heart and destroyed his prospects for a happy ever after. Until he finds himself strapped in Noah Martin’s passenger seat, being driven—against his better judgment—back to the scene of his crime.
Noah’s spent too many years watching while Declan’s lived the life he’s expected to lead rather than following his heart and living the life he wants. Now Noah’s had enough. It’s time for Declan to confront his past so he can embrace his future—with Noah, as it was meant to be.
And if that future should include a beguiling woman with honey-gold hair, all the better. Under the guise of a working weekend, Noah has invited Violet Harper to join them at the luxury vineyard hotel. Perhaps now the unspoken connection between Violet, Declan and himself can finally develop into something tangible.
Almost immediately, sparks flare out of control, and clothes come flying off in a hot whirlwind of desire. But convincing Declan and Violet that the three of them belong together may prove to be the hardest task Noah has ever undertaken.
Warning: A bottle of white? A bottle of red? Perhaps a bottle of bubbly instead? Ah, hell, just bring ’em all. We all know good things come in threes.