Tell Us Your Back Story with J.M. Adele
Besides making jokes about researching sex scenes, the number one thing people always ask is, what made you start writing? The answer sounds insane. Characters started living in my head. No seriously. I told them to shut up for years before I figured writing their stories down couldn’t hurt. Much. Truth is, it can swing from excruciating to exhilarating in one day.
I was a nurse for ten years. In that time I got to meet thousands of people from all walks of life. Nursing is a scientific pursuit, it’s clinical and logical, but also incredibly emotional. It’s impossible not to get swept along on each patient’s journey. As much as we teach ourselves to maintain a degree of separation we’re still human, and human suffering is too powerful to ignore. I guess I blame my career for setting off my overactive imagination, but in reality it was fostered by my father’s love of reading. If he’s not in his shed, he’s usually engrossed in a book. Unless there’s sport on the telly. That’s another story.
After years of reading mostly medical texts, my neighbour handed me a copy of Twilight over the fence. I’ve heard a few authors say that Twilight inspired them to write their own novel. I can’t say the same, but it did make me want to read a genre I hadn’t read before. Romance. And once I started, I couldn’t get enough. I had to write my own stories. As scary as it is, putting a little piece of my soul out there to be judged, I’m hoping that someone, anyone, will connect with what I’ve created and find some joy in it. Stopping is not an option.
Finding Home is book two in the Coming Home Series, and the follow up to the book that started it all for me, Remembering Home. Set between Alabama and Boston, it follows the story of sassy, outspoken Chelsea as she struggles with taming her wild heart and meeting a man who could crumble her defences. Greyson has some struggles of his own, but one look at Chelsea and he knows he’d wait as long as it took to have all of her. If only she’d stay.
It’s out on August 10th. If you want a paperback head to http://www.jmadele.com for more information. The eBook is available in the Kindle Store where you can also find Remembering Home. Sign up for my newsletter and you get book one in the series for free.
Shattered Home, the prequel to Remembering Home, is available in the New Love Anthology from August 1st, and will be helping to raise money for the March of Dimes Foundation. An organisation founded by President Franklin Roosevelt that believes in every baby having a fighting chance. It’s only available for a limited time, though, so don’t miss out.
If you’re in Brisbane you can meet me at Books At Stones on October the 7th between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Or you could come to Riveting Reads Australia on October 21st. I’ll be there all day with a stack of talented authors and some models, too. Check out http://rivetingreadsaus.wixsite.com/rivetingreads for more details.
I’ve done some things I’m ashamed of. Been the subject of gossip they didn’t even bother trying to keep from my ears. But I’m here, thousands of miles away trying to atone for my sins. Funny thing is, some sins are so ingrained it’s impossible to scrub them from your DNA.
Chelsea’s hell bent on reigning in her free spirit and becoming the daughter her mama could be proud of. Lord knows she owes her that much. But when a stranger crosses her path, her wild heart flares to life. She figures a little bit of fun never hurt none. She isn’t prepared for the lesson fate serves with a slice of pie, and some sweet tea on the side.
Greyson is done with being neck deep in cow dung. He’s ready to hang up his cowboy hat and replace it with a toque blanche. Following his passion all the way to Boston, he gets the shock of his life when the smokin’ hot blonde from Alabama turns up in his uncle’s restaurant.
But her plans and his future are set for different destinations. And distance isn’t the only thing trying to tear them apart.
The kitchen is about to go volcanic as he fights to chase his dream, and hold on to his dream girl.
Chelsea will have to make a choice between her heart, or her home.
Which one will it be?