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Friday, April 24, 2020

Twenty questions for JR Vincente (#AtoZChallenge)

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The team decided our theme for this month's posts here would be a take "2020 visions of blogging." This set of weekday posts focuses on:

A 2020 Look at the A to Z Team


Today it is my pleasure to introduce you to one of our shining team members, JR Vincente! 
I asked twenty questions, and received some stellar answers :) See for yourself!

1. You have been writing for 15 years, and you publish erotic fiction. Was this the genre you first became interested in writing?

Well, considering I started writing in High School, I definitely did not start with erotic fiction! Actually, I started with mystery. As a teen, it was a great way to channel my frustrations. There were often characters very similar to my classmates… Sometimes I look back at some of those works and chuckle at my naivete.

2. What's your second favorite literary genre, currently?

Mystery, for sure. It has had a place in my heart since my mom handed me a Mary Higgins Clark novel out of my grandmother’s closet shortly after my grandmother’s passing. I fell in love.

3. Your fiction focuses on BDSM lifestyle and relationships. What's the most important thing you'd want an outsider to know about BDSM?

That there isn’t one RIGHT way to do things. As long as everyone is safe, sane, and consensual, figure out what works for both of you or all of you and enjoy it.

4. From what I can tell, there are a lot of harmful stereotypes out there about BDSM, especially from people not involved in it at all. How do you (personally) differentiate between "good" and "bad" (poor quality) BDSM fiction?

I’ll read almost anything. I read a surprisingly small amount of BDSM fiction considering it’s about all I write anymore. I’m mostly looking for something that’s an easy read and entertaining. There are, of course, some egregious issues that I can’t handle. I recently started reading a book where the submissive’s safeword was basically treated as code for “I’m having an orgasm,” and…I don’t think I’m going to be finishing that novel.

5. Are there sub-subgenres (niches?) of BDSM fiction that are close to your heart?

That’s a tough question. There are so many things I like. I have a wide variety of kinks, I’m poly, bisexual, and a switch. So… there isn’t much I don’t like! I do really enjoy reading FemDom stories, which is something I’ve only started exploring in the last few years.

6. "Especially now, an ideal world sounds pretty damn good." - What would your ideal world look like?

Well now, if you have been reading my blog during this challenge, you’ll get a pretty good idea! But, in a nutshell: a world where everyone has equal access, there’s no prejudice, there’s lots of kindness, openness, and empathy.

7. One of the novels you published is a Choose Your Own Adventure book. What was it like, writing a narrative structure like that?

I LOVED IT! One of the things that’s difficult for me as a writer is making all the decisions for every character. Sometimes I worry that the reader will dislike my choices as an author. Writing a Choose Your Own Adventure alleviates all of that. The reader can make whatever choices they want! It’s very freeing, but also very difficult to manage details.

8. What is your favorite part of world building?

I am really enjoying the creative control. No need to worry about STDs or accidental pregnancy in my world!

9. The novel you are blogging about in this year's A to Z is a part of a series. Would you like to tell us more about what you plan for this series?

I started out building the world, then starting my main character’s story. I’ve written two books so far, and her story is nowhere near finished. I’m sure that there are some other characters we’ve met along the way who will have their own story to tell. The sky’s the limit!

10. You state on your blog that you are bi and poly. Are these identities reflected in your writing?

I am! Sometimes they do. I write a lot of bisexual fiction, whether I set out to or not. There are sometimes poly relationships, though often I don’t navigate the world of feelings in the poly relationships. I will probably do more of that as time goes on, but I certainly don’t consider myself an expert!

11. What is the best way you'd like to see these identities reflected in fiction? Or mainstream media? What are the stereotypes you want people to be done with?

I just hate that people have to judge other people’s lifestyles. Why does it matter who I go to sleep with? You aren’t seeing it. I’m not having sex in the streets, for goodness sake. But there are people who do judge, and that’s why I have to keep things somewhat anonymous. It’s frustrating. We are just normal people, living normal lives, we just happen to have other adults who help us out. It’s no different than a best friend who helps out with childcare, except we might have sex, too.

12. How do you think fiction can help with removing stigma from topics such as BDSM or polyamory?

I think a lot of stigma comes from a lack of knowledge. Maybe reading/seeing relationships people haven’t experienced will help them understand that they really aren’t that different, and certainly don’t deserve judgment.

13. If you could ask a big-name/famous/important/awesome writer (in your genre or outside) to mentor you, who would it be?

I would love to talk to Laurell K. Hamilton. In what I’ve seen of her social media, she seems like an awesome person, and I LOVE her work. I actually won’t read her novels unless I know I can devote some serious time to it because I can’t put it down!

14. What is your daily (weekly?) writing routine like?

I try to write daily. The challenge I set for myself of writing 1,000,000 words in 2020 requires about 2800 words per day. When I skip days, those words stack up quickly! My best writing times are early in the morning or when I’m out of the house. If I know I can’t set aside some time after work, I try to get up early and write. When all else fails, I make a date with my best writing friend to write together early on a weekend morning.

15. If one of your novels (current or future) would be turned into a movie, what would your dreams be for that movie?

I would love for something to go as mainstream as 50 Shades did. I know that’s not a great representation of BDSM (okay, maybe it’s a pretty terrible representation), but what was impressive to me was that many people outside the community saw it. I think that’s pretty cool. Plus, I could probably write full time off the money that made!

16. If you could write script for a TV show of your choice (existing or original), what would it be? 

Gilmore Girls. It was always such a great show, very witty. Loved it.

17. Next to writing fiction, you also blog regularly. Does writing a blog post require a different mindset? Do you easily switch between the two?

It’s definitely very different. I write a lot more easily than I blog. I actually started my blog because of the A to Z Challenge. That makes it easier – having a focus and a goal. Otherwise, I get listless. What do people want to read about? I’m not comfortable talking about my kids on my otherwise kinky bdsm blog! So… what else is there?

18. What advice would you give to bloggers about blogging adult content?

Be honest. It’s so rare to find raw honestly in the world anymore. If you’re going to blog about adult content, don’t censor yourself.

19. What is your favorite part of the A to Z Challenge?

The people! I love reading new blogs, getting comments, responding to comments. It’s such an awesome community!

20. What is something you would have never learned if it wasn't for A to Z?

A to Z wasn’t just the inspiration to start my blog. It was also the inspiration to write my Choose Your Own Adventure. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it!

Visit JR's blog here, Facebook page here, and Twitter here!

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Final Day #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Rafflecopter #Giveaway ends soon! All Direct Links are here!

First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!


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Today's featured book and author:

Runaway


Author Name: JR Vincente
Age category: Erotica
Genre: "Choose Your Adventure"/ Erotica

Brief description:
Join Aralyn as she runs from her past in this Erotic Choose Your Own Adventure novel. Aralyn leaves town when her life is turned upside down. Your blood will race as you explore a new town and new people with Aralyn. She might even get to explore a BDSM Dungeon! Make your own choices and find out.
Runaway a #MustRead on the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

A friend of mine recommended the challenge and I thought it would be fun! I loved the idea of the readers participating.
Yeah. We have that same friend. I brought her in, she brought you in. This is a real community.

Why did you start blogging?

Because of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Someone recommended it to me and I needed a blog to participate!
Same mischievous friend again, I presume.

Do you have any other books coming out soon?

Soon! I have written another book stemming from that A to Z Challenge I'm in the process of editing.

What other books do you have available?

I have two erotic novels that are not Choose Your Own Adventures. My debut novel is called Slave and my newest release is Y is for Yes.

#WriteTip

Take constructive criticism. Ask someone else to read what you write and listen to what they have to say.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

As a writer, I was often gripped with indecision as to what decisions to make. This put the power in the reader's hands!

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

I hope to publish B is for Blackmail and write its sequel.

EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Scene/ Excerpt

“Chilly,” she said with a shiver.

“I know,” he said with a smile. “We wouldn’t want the ice to melt too quickly, now would we?” She raised an eyebrow at him, but she wasn’t entirely sure she understood what he meant. “Can we play?”

“With the ice?” she asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Okay,” she said, a little too eagerly.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A catchy title or synopsis.

Tell us, A to Z blog readers, what did you think of this tour? Should we do it again next year?





Link to buy the book: Smashwords
Link to buy the book: B&N
Link to buy the book: Amazon

Find this author at:

@jrvincente
https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
http://facebook.com/jrvincente/
https://www.instagram.com/jaydenvincente/
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/63297099-jayden-vincente
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jrvincente
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/jrvincente

Time to HOP over to today's stops:


http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.ca

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You had all month to do all you could.

Miss any of the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop? Here are ALL THE DIRECT LINKS:

Feb 4  - https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/golden-rainbow-by-balaka-basu/
Feb 4  - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/04/runaway-with-this-erotic-choose-your-adventure-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop/
Feb 5  - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-rebekah-loper.html
Feb 5  - http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2019/02/y-is-for-yes-atozchallenge-tour-and.html
Feb 5  - https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/a-book-review-about-book-reviews-atozchallenge/
Feb 6  - http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2019/02/first-annual-atozchallenge-book-reviews.html
Feb 6  - https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2019/02/deborah-stansils-debut-author-spotlight.html
Feb 7  - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-wheels-of-time.html
Feb 8  - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/08/writing-book-reviews-as-an-author-on-this-atozchallenge-tour-and-blog-hop/
Feb 8  - http://jemimapett.com/blog/2019/02/08/an-atozchallenge-book-review-with-tony-laplume/

WEEK TWO
Feb 11 - https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/writing-book-reviews-as-an-author-by-j-lenni-dorner/
Feb 12 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-golden-rainbow.html
Feb 12 - https://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2019/02/writing-book-reviews-atozchallenge-tour.html
Feb 13 - https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2019/02/nidhi-gss-debut-author-spotlight.html
Feb 13 - http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2019/02/nick-wilford-book-release-day-fated.html
Feb 14 - https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/a-to-z-reasons-why-la-yacata-is-the-place-to-be-in-any-disaster-a-preppers-guide-to-mexico-by-ce-flores/
Feb 14 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-sapo-saga.html
Feb 15 - http://jemimapett.com/blog/2019/02/15/atozchallenge-book-review-rebekah-loper/

WEEK THREE
Feb 18 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-settings-characters.html
Feb 18 - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/18/wheels-of-time-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop-fantasy-childrensbooks-wheelsoftime/
Feb 19 - https://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2019/02/atozchallenge-tour-and-blog-hop.html
Feb 19 - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/19/worldbuilding-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop/
Feb 20 - http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2019/02/first-annual-atozchallenge-book-reviews_20.html
Feb 20 - https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2019/02/balaka-basus-debut-author-spotlight.html
Feb 21 - https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/book-review-the-a-zs-of-worldbuilding-atozchallenge-blog-hop/
Feb 21 - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/21/y-is-for-yes-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop-mustread-erotica/
Feb 22 - http://jemimapett.com/blog/2019/02/22/atozchallenge-book-review-j-lenni-dorner/
Feb 22 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-twisted-tales.html

WEEK FOUR
Feb 25 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-author-ce-flores.html
Feb 25 - https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/the-a-zs-of-worldbuilding-by-rebekah-loper/
Feb 26 - https://www.literaryau.com/2019/02/a2z-book-tour-writing-book-reviews.html
Feb 26 - http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com/2019/02/runaway-atozchallenge-tour-and-blog-hop.html
Feb 27 - https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2019/02/rebekah-lopers-debut-author-spotlight.html
Feb 27 - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/27/twisted-tales-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop/
Feb 28 - http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com/2019/02/28/sapo-saga-atozchallenge-book-review-tour-and-blog-hop-ya-scifi-specfic/
Feb 28 - http://thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.com/2019/02/first-annual-atozchallenge-book-reviews_28.html

Thanks for taking part!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Day 17 #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today we're featuring one of the blogs in this event.



Blog: Uniquely Maladjusted But Fun



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Does your blog support diverse books?
The diverse book movement recognizes all diverse experiences, including (but not limited to) LGBTQIA, Native, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. https://diversebooks.org
Yes!

Are you willing to include debut authors?

Yes! Though this blog doesn't do many book posts.

And yet you volunteered to help out during this event?

Yeah. I know two of the authors in it. You and JR. So it wasn't like I was going to say no and miss the fun.

Why do you take part in the A to Z Challenge?

I take part in the A to Z Challenge because it gives my blog some focus, it's a fun event to take part in, and... oh right, I'm friends with two of the team members.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging because I wanted an online outlet that wasn't just social media. A place that was more for me.

What goal do you or your blog hope to accomplish this year?

Two of my fellow writers and I started writing a book together. I hope we can finish it this year because it's such a fun project.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A great cover gets me to pick it up, and reading the back and first few pages help me decide if I'll buy it. A sale price or a suggestion from a friend are also big influences.

Find this blogger at:

http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com
@PenMinion
https://www.facebook.com/Pumpkin31415/ Pumpkin Pi, get it?πŸ˜„πŸŽƒβ„Ό
https://www.instagram.com/jamie.writer/
https://www.pinterest.com/JamieWriter7/
Amazon reviewer profile
Goodreads

Time to HOP over to today's stops:


http://uniquelymaladjustedbutfun.blogspot.com
https://www.literaryau.com

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You have all month to complete as many options as you choose.


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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Day 14 #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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Today's featured book and author:

Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters


J Lenni Dorner Author Image #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop! Author Name: J Lenni Dorner
Genre: Reference - Craft of Writing

Brief description:
This reference guide is a tool to help you organize your thoughts and ideas to obtain the goal of making a setting that feels like a character. This valuable reference guide is useful in revealing a simplified way to create settings that feel like characters by using an organized sketch sheet. This practical approach will help focus your writing. The challenge of making a setting into a character is easily conquered with this informative guide. Make your story more interesting in today's competitive fiction market by giving your writing this edge.
Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters a #MustRead on the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

As I said in my 2015 theme reveal, I wanted to inspire and teach others. I also hoped to make new friends. It was also the first year I volunteered to help the A to Z Team (joining under Arlee's Ambassadors).

Why did you start blogging?

This is answered in my very first blog post. "You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, this blog was started because I heard about the A to Z challenge from some nanowrimo friends."

Do you have any other books coming out soon?

Yes!
"WRITING BOOK REVIEWS AS AN AUTHOR:
INSPIRATION TO MAKE IT EASIER"
is up for pre-sale.

What other books do you have available?

Fractions of Existence, an Urban Fantasy.

#WriteTip

Is the Setting a Character in your writing? #writetip from @JLenniDorner Read more here: http://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/2015/11/wepff-winner-j-lenni-dorner-talks.html

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

The idea came from some post by literary agents during a MSWL chat. They were looking for books where the setting was a character. I knew how to do that, so I turned it into a month of blog posts. Then I figured I'd also make it into a book.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

My biggest writing goal this year is to publish two books in 2019.

EXCLUSIVE TOUR CONTENT: Quote from the book shared as an image. (Also known as a meme.)

Preparing to Write Settings That Feel Like Characters @JLenniDorner #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!
As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A recommendation from a trusted source, reading something interesting about the book, or the book being by an author I like.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

What (or where) is your favorite book setting?

Link to buy the book: Amazon
Link to buy the book: B&N
Link to buy the book: Smashwords


Find this author at:

http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com
http://www.what-are-they.com/
Twitter @JLenniDorner
https://www.facebook.com/WhatAreThey
https://www.linkedin.com/in/j-lenni-dorner/
https://www.instagram.com/jlennidorner/
https://www.pinterest.com/jlennidorner/
YouTube
Amazon Author Page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13725994.J_Lenni_Dorner
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/j-lenni-dorner
https://www.smashwords.com/interview/JLDorner
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/j-lenni-dorner
https://jlennidorner.tumblr.com/
http://jlennidorner.allauthor.com/
https://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/p/j-lenni-dorner.html
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2018/04/j-is-for-j-atozchallenge.html

Time to HOP over to today's stops:


https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Spend Valentine's Day with the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

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πŸ’˜Today's featured book has some romance of the erotic variety for your Valentine fun. Get cozy with:

Y is for Yes


πŸ’‹Curl up with A to Z team member, Author: JR Vincente
Age category: Erotic Adult
Genre: Erotic Romance πŸ’•

Brief description:
A chance encounter after hours at her new office job ropes Yvonne into a world of BDSM and exploration she never imagined. Join Yvonne on her adventure to ditch the business suits for lingerie in Y is for Yes by J. R. Vincente.

What's even better than conversation hearts? Retweeting and πŸ’— hearting this tweet!

Y is for Yes is a #MustRead on the #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

Why did you take part in the A to Z Challenge the year that your book was "given life"?

I love writing challenges, and the A to Z challenge is no exception! It was fun to have my readers pick their favorite short stories, and the favorite of all was turned into a novel.

Why did you start blogging?

Because of the A to Z Blog Challenge. Someone recommended it to me and I needed a blog to participate!

Do you have any other books coming out soon?

Soon! I have written another book stemming from that A to Z Challenge I'm in the process of editing.

What other books do you have available?

I have a Choose Your Own Erotic Adventure and another novel like this one. See my website for synopses and details! https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/

#WriteTip

Write All The Words. Even if you don't think they're good words. Write them anyway and edit later.

Where did the idea for this book come from, other than the alphabet and the challenge?

I have always had these incomplete swirling in my head and I wanted to give them life, even if I couldn't (or wouldn't) dedicate a whole novel to them.

What writing goal do you hope to accomplish this year?

I hope to publish B is for Blackmail and write its sequel.

As a reader, what most motivates you to buy a new book to read?

A catchy title or synopsis.

What is one question or discussion topic which you would like the readers of this post to answer or remark on in the blog comments?

Favorite erotic groupings? (male male, male female, female female, something totally different?) Tell me!

Find this author at:

@jrvincente
https://jrvincente.wordpress.com/
Facebook
https://www.instagram.com/jaydenvincente/
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/63297099-jayden-vincente
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/jrvincente
https://nanowrimo.org/participants/jrvincente


Link to buy the book: Amazon
Link to buy the book: B&N
Link to buy the book: Smashwords

Time to HOP over to today's stops:


https://amreadingbookreviews.wordpress.com/
https://www.literaryau.com

Rafflecopter has FIVE prizes for the First Annual #AtoZChallenge Book Reviews, Tour, and Blog Hop!

There are FIVE prizes up for grabs on the Rafflecopter. 😍
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You have all month to complete as many options as you choose.


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