Today I have the honor of bringing to you one of my favorite authors and tweeps, Jill Myles. Jill has been an incurable romantic since childhood. She reads all the ‘naughty parts’ of books first, looks for a dirty joke in just about everything, and thinks to this day that the Little House on the Prairie books should have been steamier. (Now you see why I *heart* Jill?!)
After devouring hundreds of paperback romances, mythology books, and archaeological tomes, she decided to write a few books of her own – stories with a wild adventure, sharp banter, and lots of super-sexy situations. She prefers her heroes alpha and half-dressed, her heroines witty, and she loves nothing more than watching them overcome adversity to fall into bed together. Please help me welcome Jill to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Twimom: Jill, welcome and thank you for stopping by.
Jill: Thank you! I’m happy to be here.
Twimom: Congratulations on the release of My Fair Succubi (my review HERE), your third book in the Succubus Diary Series. What were your inspirations for creating a story about the creation of a succubus using a vampire and fallen angel?
Jill: First, I should tell you how I work. You know how they say ‘spaghetti to the wall’ method? That’s kind of how I write. I throw stuff on the page and hope that it turns into something cool. Sometimes it really, really doesn’t, but sometimes it works out well. For the Succubus Diaries, I had a couple of different concepts swirling around – mostly fallen angels and vampires. And I thought to myself, well, if I want both of those in the story, it has to make sense. So I had to really think hard as to how they would all pull together. Inspiration hit when I was at a restaurant with my sister, and I realized that a succubus was the perfect ‘between’ character to be torn between the two parties.
Twimom: Great writing method – it works for you!
So… In your current release, your heroine, Jackie, makes a choice between her two hot males: Angel Noah and Vampire Zane. Without giving away anything, can you tell me which of the two characters is your favorite? Was one easier to write than the other?
Jill: It’s hard because I don’t have a favorite of those three. I really enjoy all three of them. That being said, I try to flip between the heroes for each book to showcase them. So book 1 was a mix of the two men, book 2 was more Noah centric, and book 3…well, I won’t spoil it for you!
Twimom: Writing love triangles can be difficult, I imagine. When you started writing the series, did you always know with whom Jackie would end up? Did you find yourself waffling the outcome or pulling for one side or the other? Have you had many readers speak out for “Team Noah” or “Team Zane?”
Jill: Actually, writing a love triangle was totally a bad call for me, because I keep trying to have her pick both. 😉 It’s easy to write an indecisive character when you’re a totally indecisive author! In all seriousness, when I created both men, I didn’t want one to be obviously ‘better’ than the other. A lot of the time, it’s painfully obvious who the heroine should be with in the love triangle, and I really wanted to mix that up a little. Whoever she doesn’t pick isn’t going away, of course – she is tied to both men whether she likes it or not, and the relationship will continue to adjust.
Twimom: Well, I’d love to pick both… Noah and Zane sandwich *evil grin* Can you tell my readers what’s up next for Jackie and the gang?
Jill: I can’t say yet! Or can I say, more of the same? More adventure, more jokes, more hot guys, more sex…
Twimom: That’s allowed. I have to tell you I really enjoyed how you ended My Fair Succubi and I’m looking forward to new adventures! On twitter you’ve mentioned other works in progress. Can you tell me a little about any upcoming releases and/or plans?
Jill: This is actually probably the worst time frame for me to talk about stuff because dates are still being ironed out! I have a new series (but the old series isn’t going away!) that is more romance than the Succubus Diaries. These books are about human girls that work at a dating agency for supernaturals. It’ll be a good leaping-in point for people that want to try my writing but aren’t sure they’re into fallen angels and vampires. No firm details yet, just that the first book is coming out in 2011.
Twimom: Oh, what a fun premise! I can’t wait to read it!
I always like to ask authors about their reading habits… What was your favorite read in 2010? What types of books do you enjoy reading?
Jill: I’m a big fan of Meljean Brook and so THE IRON DUKE totally blew me away. I think I read DEMON BLOOD about four times this year too. And I adored Kresley Cole’s DEMON FROM THE DARK. Ooooh, and Loretta Chase and Kristan Higgins and Lisa Kleypas’s books this year. Basically I read a little bit of everything in romance, along with a little bit of YA and horror.
Twimom: Glad to know I’m not the only Meljean stalker fan out there! What upcoming release are you most excited to read?
Jill: SHADOWFEVER!!! (cue foaming at the mouth) I read the FEVER series earlier this year and it just blew me away! I can’t wait for this book! After that, I’m really excited for Kresley Cole’s next that hits in February, and Meljean Brook’s next Guardian book, and Ilona Andrews’s next Kate Daniels book and…
Twimom: Hmmm… your list of books looks a lot like mine for 2011! Jill, once again thank you so much for taking the time to tell my readers a little bit about yourself and your writing. As always, it was wonderful chatting with you.
Jill: You are always a pleasure to talk to, Jen!
Readers: You can find Jill on line at
Her Website: http://jillmyles.com/
Her Blog: http://jillmyles.com/blog/