First off, thank you to the lovely Nikki for giving me a spot on her blog. I recently released my second novel, Like Falling, about a young Mennonite girl leaving for university. She knew she was different from the rest of her family, she had more of a logical, scientific approach to the world and lacked the faith she saw others reaching for. As it is a New Adult erotic romance, there is lots of steamy sex and naughty bits thrown in here and there…and of course hot guys.
I was laughing with a friend the other day about how hot the book boyfriends are in romance, how completely unbelievably hot. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve dated some pretty fine men in my day, but part of what I love the most about writing and reading romance are the over the top descriptions of the perfect guy. I can’t imagine a regular guy getting away with even a quarter of the things our hot men pull off in the course of a day in our favorite romance novels. Personally, I think part of the perks of writing smut and dirty romance is the constant search for the hottest guy to post. I take pride in finding the men that set my screen on fire and promptly sharing them with my fans on facebook. This ended up taking a funny turn though…
A little backstory, last weekend our house was broken into. It was traumatizing and terrible and we lost a lot of things, one of them my laptop with the complete polished final copy of Like Falling. I did my best to re-do the edits and roll it out on the 30th of July. A few days ago, an RCMP constable called to have me describe some items that were recovered during the arrest of the thief. We got to the laptop and it went something like this:
Him: We might have recovered your laptop, can you describe it?
Me: Um, gray, Toshiba, um…nothing too distinctive about it.
Him: I’m looking at the desktop right now, what would yours have on it?
Me: Uh…well…ok, here’s the thing, I write a lot of smut…so…there are some folders, one called ‘Jaden Hotties’. In this are a lot of half naked men and the promo graphics I’ve done with them. Oh, there are a couple of pics right on the desk top of shirtless guys, one or two of them might be totally naked. Oh, and there’s a Word document titled “Slutburbia”.
***a few seconds of awkward silence…***
Him: Ok, nope, this isn’t your laptop.
I live in a very small town, my sons go to school with his son. I see him and his wife at every highschool basketball game. Is it a sure sign that I’ve arrived as an author when all I could think was “well now that he knows, I wonder if I could sell his wife a couple of books”?
Sarah Miller is known as a dreamer in her stifling Mennonite community, but she’s hiding something from them all. A simple wish to avoid the strictly enforced life path expected of her…early marriage, babies, and work on the farm.
She wants more, so much more. Education, travel, love…sex…
A chance at university hundreds of miles away is too much to pass up, so she follows her best friend Naomi and decides to take her future into her own hands.
She had no idea this decision would change her in ways she never imagined, will the one person she falls in love with hold her back from everything she ever wanted?
***This novel is intended for those 18+. It is New Adult, but contains depictions of graphic sex, drug use and underage drinking.
****This is not a stand alone, it is a cliffhanger, the first of three books. Book two is already in process so you won’t have to wait long!
Jaden Wilkes is a romance author with a naughty streak. Her novels include Reverse Cowgirl: http://amzn.to/17DJSdd and Like Falling: http://amzn.to/132145N Jaden is the pen name of a girl living on the prettiest farm in BC. She shares her space with her husband, her children, and an Irish Wolfhound named Tiberius. She can now be found lurking in the dark corners of the internet looking for artful porn gifs, dirty poems and places to promo her work.
Feel free to stalk her for updates on book release dates, and of course to follow along on the serial soap opera Slutburbia. You can find that on the website Smutlandia.