Sunday, July 10, 2011

Better Than 8 - Interview, Review, & Giveaway!


I am very excited that Erin Jamison, author of Better Than 8, has stopped by for an interview!

Better Than 8 Fantasy



SD: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?

EJ: I knew I wanted to be a writer as a teenager in high school but was fearful of rejection. I reasoned with myself that I probably wasn't supposed to be a writer. I let that fear hold me back for years. I missed all the signs though. I never get rid of books. I usually have more books than space to put them. I love to read, for hours at a time. I loved to talk about books and I'd be so excited about it. One day, I started writing down the same stories I would have verbally shared with friends and they thought it was funny, intriguing, and that it showed skill. A little encouragement goes a long way. It gave me the confidence to try.

SD: Is writing a hobby or your life's work?

EJ: I don't know that I would say it's a hobby. More so I would say it's an aspiration.

SD: How did you come up with the concept for Better Than 8?

EJ: I've dated online and have had profiles on various dating sites but I had a friend refer me to a dating site called http://7orbetter.com. A site like betterthan8.com exists. I thought it would be fun to explore dating "large" men and fictional stories from a woman's perspective.

SD: Who's your favorite author? Why?

EJ: Favorite. Wow. I've got more than one. I love Kallysten. She's an indie author who tells great stories about relationships. I find bits of myself in her characters. I love Shiloh Walker because her characters are pretty kick ass and the women aren't wall flowers. I love that about her characters. Oohh and the men she writes about... Malachi...if you weren't already taken.. I love Patricia Cornwell. She's a writer from my hometown of Richmond, Virginia and a lot of her early stories featured areas around the city. That was fun to ride by a place she had described in detail. Her murder mysteries are always cleverly cloaked and leave you in complete suspense.

SD: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

EJ: In 10 years, I hope to have quite a catalog of work from erotic romance to paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and maybe if I'm lucky, a fan base that appreciate different genre's from one author.


Thank you so much for stopping by Erin, it's so inspiring to meet people who are actually making their dreams come true!  
  

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Goodreads:

Amara Simmons has always fantasized about having two lovers but believes it is just that: a fantasy. She likes her men “gifted”, if you know what I mean. At the suggestion of a friend she registers for an online dating website for well-endowed men called betterthan8.com. She believes nothing will come of her site membership but after months of flirting online via email and instant messaging, she’s shocked to discover that she’s fallen for a gorgeous Latin man that has the potential to be her everything – except he never calls and she has no idea why. Nursing a broken heart she is totally unprepared to meet her would-be Latin lover in person much less at the negotiation table of a multi million-dollar real estate deal. In Puerto Rico, passion ignites. Promises are finally fulfilled and the lines of reality blur when her fantasy finally blooms to life. Can Amara have it all: the deal, the man, and the fantasy?

Review:

Amara Simmons has been single for four years. After the guy she thought was her "man" married another woman, she was less than enthusiastic about returning to the dating scene. When one of her friends suggests that she check out www.betterthan8.com a dating website for men with "generous" packages, she takes a curious look. What she finds is more than she could have ever imagined.

Better than 8 is a great read! A very tastefully written erotic romance novel. Amara Simmons, like many women, craves connection and satisfaction.  I liked the fact that she didn't rebound right away after her heartbreak, even more than that she remained friends with her ex (which can be difficult for most, especially under these circumstances).  I was completely shocked by the outcome of the story, to be honest I was annoyed at first and had to stop reading for a spell. Then I realized that I was projecting, see Amara did not do what I would have done, but this wasn't about me...remember? LOL Now that I've had a chance to digest, I can see the true dynamics of Amara's character.  She is a take charge woman, who thinks completely out-of-the-box; which is precisely what made her character likable.

Erin Jamison is a great writer; the fact that I had to ponder the book after finishing it, is proof of that! I can't wait to read more of the Better than 8 series. I'm sure there is more to come...much, much more.

I give this book:
Buy it:
You can purchase the Better Than 8 as an eBook at: All Romance, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon for $0.99.


Win it: 
Two lucky winners will receive the eBook version of Better Than 8 and one lucky winner will receive an autographed copy!
Mandatory: Must be a GFC follower. Leave a comment below (including your email address and your location).
Additional entries:
                                (1) Follow @erinjamison on Twitter
                                (1) Subscribe to Erin Jamison's blog
                                (1) Friend Erin Jamison on Facebook                        
The ebook giveaway is international and the autograph copy is available for US residents only. Must be 18 years or older to enter. The winners will be chosen by random.org.  The winner must respond to the email within 48 hours or a new winner will be selected. Giveaway ends on July 25th at 11:59 PST.

I received these ebook free from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

9 comments:

Jenn Spencer said...

I'm a GFC follower.

Thanks!
Jenn
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Jenn Spencer said...

I followed @erinjamison_ on twitter.

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Jenn Spencer said...

I subscribed to Erin Jamison's blog!

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Jenn Spencer said...

I friend Erin Jamison on Facebook!

Thanks!
Jenn
learnquilling@gmail.com
Hair Bow Making for Beginners

Darlene said...

Please enter me in the draw for the e-book, since I am in Canada.

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for following @erinjamison on Twitter
(@DarleneBookNook)

Please enter me in the draw for the e-book, since I am in Canada.

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for Subscribing to Erin Jamison's blog by RSS

Please enter me in the draw for the e-book, since I am in Canada.

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Darlene said...

+1 for Friending Erin Jamison on Facebook (Darlene)

Please enter me in the draw for the e-book, since I am in Canada.

I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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