Meet the debut writing team Jane Ederlyn. Their first book is Reborn, a vampire/shapeshifter romance that looks so good that I am giving away a copy to one lucky reader.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
Jane: Hi this is Jane, one half of the writing team Jane Ederlyn. Our debut book, Reborn, was just released October, 19th.
Yes, a writing duo— it’s not as easy as one would think, but we make it work. Together we build the story and characters then divvy up who is responsible for which character. I’m usually the one that wants to kill someone off and Ederlyn insists on a happily ever after. If something good happens, it’s her doing.J
Both of us have phenomenal but stressful day jobs. I work in healthcare and Ederlyn in the cruising industry! And we’re both single, so feel free to forward to Luke Evans.
Ederlyn: Waving hello.
I love firsts, so tell me about the moment when a publisher told you they wanted to publish your book.
Jane: I was speechless for several minutes with my mouth actually wide open when Ederlyn called me to give me the news. Then I did my happy dance.
Ederlyn: When I saw the email from Soul Mate I didn’t want to open it. When I finally summoned the courage, I read it twice to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.
What is your favorite pastime, other than writing?
Jane: I love to decorate cakes and tending to my orchids. Ederlyn loves swimming and watching movies. How many times can one person see “Pride & Prejudice”? Oh the lure of Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen. LOL. And of course, we both love reading.
Other than your own, who are your favorite writers in your genre?
Jane: Some of my favorite characters growing up were Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Saint-Germain and Anne Rice’s Lestat, Louie, and Armand. These days, I prefer to read outside my genre. I especially like suspense and I’m a big fan of Laura Griffin, who I was fortunate to meet at a writer’s conference.
Ederlyn: I grew up devouring romances and the classics. I imagined myself one day writing about a heroine on a misty moor. Then I discovered Anne Rice’s Witching Hour and Vampire Chronicles. Now I read everything, especially paranormal. Heather Graham and Charlaine Harris are favorites for both of us. Other auto-buys for me include Diana Gabaldon and Kresley Cole.
Any advice for new writers just starting out?
Jane: Brush up on your writing skills and join national and local writing organizations. We are members of Romance Writers of America, the genre chapter Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal, as well as our local chapter Florida Romance Writers. F.R.W. is an amazing group of writers that provide networking, skill building, craft honing, biz information, and most importantly…friendship and support.
Ederlyn: Don’t give up. Save those rejection letters and turn them into motivation. Stephen King, Stephanie Meyer, and J.K. Rowling were all rejected before finding the right publisher for them. NEVER QUIT.
What genre or genres do you write?
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy. We also dabble in Contemporary and YA.
And finally, where can we find you?
Please visit us at www.janeederlyn.com or join us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Goodreads.
What’s your current WIP?
We are currently working on Return, the sequel to Reborn. As well as a contemporary retelling of Jane Austen.
Tell us about Reborn.
Reborn is a paranormal romance and the first in our series, Princess of the Blood.
Our heroine, Marie, has dedicated her life to her family, before and after becoming a vampire. She never expected a second chance at love and then she meets, Odin, who is stubborn, charming, gorgeous, and immortal. It’s a win-win right!?!
Marie Josette d’Orgemont, cousin to Louis XVI, watched in horror, as a rogue creature took her husband’s life before turning on her. A powerful vampire swept in and spared her life, but she never suspected that surviving meant immortality or the price she’d have to pay to protect her surviving son.
Centuries later in Miami, with her family on the verge of extinction, Marie is preoccupied with the continuation of her human bloodline. When she meets sexy and persistent, Odin Ulfsson, his icy-blue gaze and burning touch are hard to resist. Will a forbidden romance with the Nordic werewolf be the key to her happiness or will it set in motion a wrath that endangers not only her last human heir but her entire existence?
Any parting comments?
Are you a biter or howler?
Personally, I am more of a cackler. I'll take witches every time. But this looks like a wonderful read.Take a look at the excerpt. These ladies can write!
Marie Josette d’Orgemont maneuvered her black Bentley out of the South Beach traffic and onto the hedge-encased driveway of the Delano Hotel. Sliding in behind a glossy red Carrera, she killed the engine and turned in her seat to study her great-granddaughter, eight generations removed. “Are you ready?”
Abby nodded, but didn’t move. “I have something to tell you.”
Marie tensed. She knew of course. She’d known for days. But she clamped down on her emotions, so Abby didn’t read disappointment on her face.
“What is it, ma chérie?”
Abby took a deep breath and blurted, “I’m not pregnant.”
“Yes, of course you do.” With her confession in the open, Abby’s shoulders sagged.
Marie leaned over the gearshift and cupped her chin. “You are tired. You should be home with your books and not out with me all evening.”
“But you miss me when you go out alone.”
Abby was so protective you’d think she was the vampire and not the other way around. Marie smiled and brushed a light kiss on her forehead. “True. I always miss you. Let’s go then.”
They exited the Bentley and, after tipping the valet, ascended short steps past the porch with its beckoning white sofa. Indoors, the lobby stretched from end to end, dotted with massive white columns, flickering lights, and floor-to-ceiling curtains that reminded Marie of Versailles.
The white gossamer wisps billowed like ghosts as she glided past. She closed her eyes, giving in to the pull of her childhood home, of being reprimanded for chasing her cousin Louis down empty hallways. Princesses needed to appear as if their feet never touched the ground, as if they floated rather than walked. And they never, ever, ran. That was a long time ago.
Her hand went to the jeweled, cross pendant hanging between her breasts. It had been her mother’s and against her chest, it felt like the heartbeat she didn’t have.
Wow. great description. Love it.
Think you for being here Jane and Ederlyn, Readers, if you like what you read, enter below to win a Kindle copy, Happy reading.
(On a side note - My other persona is actor, Currently I am being terrifying on American Horror Story Roanoke. I play the Real Butcher, I don't say a word, but I do awful things. I came into the story fifty-three minutes into episode 7. And I am in the next three. I can't watch the show. Too scary for me.)a Rafflecopter giveaway