“What you need, Chickie-boom, is a good old-fashioned, head-banging, sheet-fisting, toe-curling orgasm.” Gram snatched up the journal with the worn, floral cover and waved it toward the nightstand. “And by old-fashioned, I mean one that involves a man, not one that requires a battery-pack and a warranty.”
Jade closed her laptop on the Regency she was editing. “What I need is a job with a great publisher, so I can quit sponging off my precious-but-nosey grandmother.” With her toe, she nudged her closet door closed before Gram could see the empty spaces that once housed her vast collection of Pradas and Guccis. She slid the check from the consignment shop into her desk drawer and raised a questioning eyebrow toward Gram. “How did you know where I keep my, um, toys?”
Gram shrugged. “Lucky guess. And it’s the same place I keep mine.”
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Buy Link: The Wild Rose Press
Pamela: I’ve been writing for several years, cutting my teeth on poetry and short stories before moving into novels. I write several different sub-genres—all with elements of romance. I’m published in romantic fantasy and romantic comedy, but my work-in-progress is straight romance. I belong to the Romance Writers of America (RWA) and several of its chapters.
Kage: What happened to the first book you ever wrote?
Pamela: My first book is The Timestone Key, a romantic fantasy. It was released by Lyrical Press in October 2009 in ebook format and is still available at their website and retail websites like Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com for both Kindle and Nook.
Kage:What’s your backlist and coming soon bookshelf look like?
Pamela: I don’t have a backlist yet as both of my books are currently available. I’m working on a single-title contemporary series , which is with my agent. Keep your fingers crossed that she’ll find the right home for it soon!
Kage: Which story are we going to talk about today?
Pamela: His Hotness is a romantic comedy. Jade Bartholomew has worked for ten years to develop a one-hundred point scale that will help her find the ideal man for her—His Hotness. But scales have been known to lie … and so have men!
His Hotness was released a year ago this month by The Wild Rose Press in both ebook and print. It’s available at their website as well as the on-line distributors such as Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.
Jade Bartholomew spent ten years perfecting her 100-point scale that will determine the ideal man for her — His Hotness. Although reality has her re-evaluating some of her dreams, she refuses to give up on two: financial independence and the existence of His Hotness.
Kai Malone lives the American dream. From a middle-class upbringing, he has reached the pinnacle of success as the CEO of a software company which is about to sell for millions. But success has a downside that brings out Kai’s greatest faults: he’s too honest, gives too much of himself, and is too indulgent with the women in his life. Things have got to change; Techtron’s sale may depend on it.
Jade and Kai meet when she shanks a golf ball into his most vulnerable spot. Not the ideal way to start a relationship — but no one ever said attaining the title His Hotness would be easy.
Kage: What would the story be rated if it were a movie?
Pamela: His Hotness would be rated R if it were a movie. It’s a modern story about a contemporary relationship..
Kage: If you HAD to fit this story into a cliché, which one would it be?
Pamela: Well, I’ve mentioned that it’s a romantic comedy. It might also be classified as a comedy of errors. Jade has to learn (the hard way) that love can’t be experienced in an objective model. In its best form, love breaks down our defenses and makes us look at it (and ourselves) in new ways.
Kage:Okay, now that we have a general idea which class to fit HIS HOTNESS under, what makes this book so unique from every other book out there?
Pamela: The secondary characters in His Hotness give the book its unique flair. Romances guarantee a HEA, so the reader knows that the hero and heroine are going to get together eventually. But two conniving exes and an over-sexed grandmother send things in this book unexpected directions. I love when an author surprises me, and I hope my readers do, too!
Kage:What was the easiest part to write?
Pamela: The characters were the easiest part to write because they all came alive for me as soon as I started putting them on paper. Their dialogue flowed; I could hear their conversations in my head and each character had a unique voice. I almost felt like I was eavesdropping at times.
Kage:What do you like most about the main character(s) and what do you like least? Did you learn anything from them?
Pamela: Jade Bartholomew comes from a well-to-do family, so it was very hard to make her sympathetic. What I adore about Jade is that she doesn’t want to rely on her family’s money. She wants to make her own way in this world and be an independent woman. And then she falls for a wealthy guy who is used to taking care of the people he loves right at the time in her life when she doesn’t want to be taken care of. In order to make the money-can’t-buy-happiness theme ring true, I had to come up with believable, deep conflicts and yet keep the light, humorous touch I wanted the book to have. That was a challenge and it stretched me as a writer and made me grow in my skill.
Kage: Pamela, Thank you so much for stopping by today and gracing us with your presence. Before we go, is there anything else you’d like to say to wrap things up?
Pamela: I’d like to thank you for sharing your space with me. I hope the readers will check out both of my books and continue to follow my writing.
If you're still curious about Pamela, here are other places to find her on the web:
The Timestone Key Buy Link: Lyrical Press
Goodreads: Pamela Hearon