Today’s interviewee is a surprise guest—me. Yes, that’s right. Jae, author of f/f slow-burn romances, is interviewing herself. Well, kind of. Let me explain what happened. One of the other authors I have lined up for an interview and giveaway had to switch to a later date, so I thought: Why not post an interview with me? Since this is my blog, surely readers would be interested in hearing from me too.
But since I couldn’t very well interview myself, I had a couple of my readers and fellow lesbian fiction author Lee Winter provide the questions. So here are their questions and my answers. I hope you enjoy them.
As always, there’ll be a giveaway at the end. I’m giving away a signed copy of my two latest releases, Not the Marrying Kind and Paper Love, along with some other fun goodies, so make sure to leave a comment.
Please tell us a little about your latest release, Not the Marrying Kind.
Not the Marrying Kind is a romance set in a small town where everyone knows everyone else and gossip travels with the speed of light. One of the main characters, Ashley, is the owner of the town’s only flower shop. She’s also in the closet because she’s afraid to lose her customers and her conservative family, so she has decided to live her life alone.
Enter Sasha, the town’s easygoing six-foot baker, who’s Ashley’s exact opposite and doesn’t care at all what people think. When they are asked to work together for their friends’ wedding, they start to spend more time together…and soon, Sasha is tempting more than just Ashley’s sweet tooth.
Many writers use celebrity pictures to visualize their characters while they write. Is there a celebrity you used to create Sasha and Ashley from Not the Marrying Kind?
No, there isn’t. I’ve never modeled my characters after celebrities. In a lot of romance novels, all characters are perfect-looking. It works for some romances, if you are writing a celebrity romance, for example, but why would a baker and a florist need to look like supermodels?
I want my characters to be real and relatable. They are ordinary people…people who could be your friends. My characters will always be beautiful in the eyes of their significant other, but most of them don’t meet Hollywood’s standards of beauty.
Sasha is six foot tall and “big-boned,” as someone calls her in the story, while Ashley is the typical girl next door—pretty, but not model beautiful. She’s got green stains on her sneakers from her work in the flower shop, and she doesn’t spend hours putting on makeup in the morning. That’s actually part of what Sasha appreciates about her, because a high-maintenance woman wouldn’t fit into her life.
Not the Marrying Kind is book 2 in the Fair Oaks series, which started with Perfect Rhythm. Does that mean readers need to have read book 1 before reading Not the Marrying Kind?
No, it’s not strictly necessary to have read Perfect Rhythm. Like most of my series, each book in the Fair Oaks series has different main characters and can be read as a standalone.
I simply enjoy linking books and giving readers glimpses into the lives of the characters after their story ends, so Holly and Leo—whose story I told in Perfect Rhythm—are important supporting characters in Not the Marrying Kind. Lauren and Grace from Damage Control also make an appearance when the group of friends spend the weekend at a beach house in Florida for a bachelorette party.
If you were on an award committee and could give one of your characters an award, who would it be and for what?
Sasha from Not the Marrying Kind would get an award for her delicious cupcakes. She made key lime cupcakes for Ashley because she couldn’t stop thinking about their time in Florida, and I imagine they must have been very yummy.
Tell us a little about the second book you’re giving away, Paper Love. What makes it different from your other novels?
Most of all, the setting. Paper Love is set in Freiburg, the city where I live. Freiburg is a charming city with a history that reaches back to the twelfth century. There’s a lot of history and folklore, including the legend that says anyone who steps into a Bächle—one of the narrow water canals running through the streets—will end up marrying a local and live there forever.
And that’s exactly what happens to Susanne, one of the main characters. She’s a businesswoman who starts out as a bit of an ice queen but quickly thaws when she meets lovable nerd Anja.
You seem to write about two English full-length novels a year, and you also translate your books into German. What are your tricks to avoid burnout and writer’s block? Have you ever had either?
Luckily, I haven’t experienced either, although you’d think I would be a prime candidate for burnout since I not only write full-time, but I’m also the senior editor of Ylva Publishing, and I seem to have a problem saying “no” when fellow writers ask for help with their writing or marketing. If you work from home, it’s really not easy to maintain a good work/life balance, especially when your job is also your passion. But I’ve got no complaints. I like life as a writer much more than life as a psychologist, which was my previous job.
What helps me avoid writer’s block is outlining and getting to know my characters before I start writing a new novel. I usually plot out the major scenes and turning points of the book. That way, I always know what will happen next and don’t waste time staring at a blank page, figuring out what to write.
I also know each character’s backstory—what kind of family she grew up in, what previous relationships she has had, what events and circumstances made her who she is today—so I know exactly how each of my characters will react to what happens in the story.
What was the last gift you gave someone?
The last gift I gave was actually a birthday present for fellow lesfic writer Chris Zett. She uses fountain pens too, so I sent her some Australian ink and a paperback copy of The Emotion Thesaurus, a very helpful book for writers.
What holiday would you invent to get a day off work?
I would invent stay-in-bed-and-read day. It would actually be a three-day holiday because one day wouldn’t be enough to even start to catch up with my to-be-read list.
What was your favorite book as a child, and what are you reading right now?
My favorite book growing up was Tamora Pierce’s Alanna—or rather the entire Song of the Lioness series. It’s a fantasy/adventure story about a girl who disguises herself as a boy to become a knight. Finally a girl who got to be the hero! I devoured the book and the rest of the series, and I still have a hardback copy on my bookshelf.
Since I’m working on a new manuscript right now, I don’t have a lot of time to read, but I just bought the audiobook of Breaking Character by Lee Winter, and I know I’ll enjoy it because…well, it’s a Lee Winter book, and Angela Dawe always does a great job narrating.
When’s your next book coming out, and what are you working on right now?
My next releases will be the audiobook version of Next of Kin on May 28, then the audiobook of Falling Hard in June. I’ll also have a short story in the upcoming Ylva Publishing erotica anthology Laid Bare, which will be out in June, and my Oregon series will be available as a box set in July.
My next all-new novel will be the one I’m working on right now. It’s titled The Roommate Arrangement and will be out in November. I’m about two-thirds through the first draft, and I really think the main characters, Rae and Steph, are special together.
I’ll share an excerpt in my next reader newsletter, but for now, here’s the blurb:
After a year on the road, comedian Stephanie Renshaw returns to LA, hoping to finally get her big break. A chance encounter lands her the perfect apartment close to the comedy clubs, but it comes with a catch: the landlord only rents to couples. Since Steph isn’t the relationship type, she comes up with a daring plan: find a roommate who’s willing to pretend they’re an item.
Enter Rae Coleman, a former police officer working the door at one of the top comedy clubs. After losing one eye and her job with the LAPD, Rae guards her wounded soul behind a tough exterior.
At first, the two clash horribly before a tentative friendship develops. Bit by bit, Steph manages to break through the walls Rae has built around her.
But are they ready to open themselves up to love, especially when it could stand in the way of Steph’s career?
Where can your readers find out more about you and your books?
Right here on this website! Hehehe. The best way to keep up with my writing is to subscribe to my newsletter, which goes out to readers once a month.
I’m giving away two book bundles:
A signed paperback copy of Not the Marrying Kind, plus a small cupcake notebook, a “donut worry, be happy” magnet, and a bar of Black Forest chocolate.
A signed paperback copy of Paper Love, plus a leather bookmark and a small notebook with a leather cover that has a Jae logo.
I’m willing to send the book bundles worldwide, so anyone can enter. To be entered into the drawing, please leave a comment on this blog post. If you have a preference as to which book bundle you’d like to win, let me know in the comment.
Entries close on Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10 a.m. CET, when I’ll draw the winners using a random-numbers generator. I’ll notify the winners by email.
176 thoughts on “Interview with lesbian fiction author Jae — yes, me — and a book giveaway”
Both sound wonderful and I haven’t read either and would love to ☺
I would love to read paper love the title is enticing
Added all these to my tube pile. The list never ends!
Great interview with Jae Sandra. I love all your books but Perfect Rhythm was my 1st Jae book and I simply adored it. So Not the Marrying Kind was be my choice for a signed book.
Behind in my reading to….would love to start catching up with these two😉
I love the cover of Paper Love.
What platforms are your audiobooks released on?
My favourite books growing up were also the Alanna Quartet. It’s been over 20 years and I’m still reading then and waiting for each new release!
The first novel of yours I read was Second Nature. Looking forward to one of these to take on my next vacation.
I loved Not the Marrying Kind and Perfect Rhythm! The books are so easy to fall into as you make the characters so real and relatable. I would love to win the Not the Marrying Kind bundle.
Paper Love for me please 😍
I read quite a bit and its always a good day to find out that there is a collection of books I haven’t read particularly if it’s by an author whose writings I really enjoy. Being a small town Florida girl I love finding books that have a Florida tie in like in the Fair Oak books.
I love the idea of three days in bed to catch up on my to-be-read list. Absolute heaven!
Good questions and Interesting interview. Stand alone series, stationary, and wounded souls. All wonderful!
A three-day holiday just for staying in bed, reading? I’m so in!
Nice interview. I am always looking forward to another one of your books and would love to have a signed copy of either. The chocolate is a nice bonus though.
I think I’d like to be friends with your characters. They sound so relatable and real, and I wouldn’t be intimidated to go up and say hi.
I love the idea of “stay in bed and read all day” as a 3 day holiday. Best holiday idea ever… The books sound really interesting too!
I was very excited when I knew this interview was about you :D I love the questions and the answers. I’ve read both books and love them. Also got the audiobook of Paper Love. It was great to listen and remember my trip to Freiburg and the marvelous Paper Love tour you were so kind to give ;D. Which also made the story even greater.
One thing I love about both books (among other things) is that I can relate to the four main characters (the two of each book).
If I get to be one of the very lucky winners, I’d like a signed copy of Not the Marrying Kind, because as you know happily I got my signed copy of Paper Love (has become one of my most beloved treasures ;D), and because I love chocolate and black forest cake :P
Thank you very much Jae :D
Great interview. I would love to read Paper Love.
Hey there !!
Very original and interesting interview … Thanks for sharing it with us. 😊
I’ve read both novels and liked or even loved them …
Since my goal is having all the paperbacks of yours on my bookshelves, of course, I’d love one or the other …. But if we really need to choose, I guess “Not the Marrying Kind” would be my choice … 😍 It’d mean even more to me to have this one as a signed copy … 😉 Of course, the small cupcake notebook + “donut worry, be happy” magnet + bar of Black Forest chocolate, would be the icing on the cake 😋😜 … (Winter has arrived in Reunion so, chocolate can travel better, just saying, LMAO)
About the giveaway : good luck everyone !!! 🙃🙂
Greetings from Reunion Island 🇷🇪
I haven’t read the Song of the Lioness books in ages! I think they were my first introduction to modern fantasy, ie. not C.S. Lewis or Tolkien.
The Roommate Arrangement is sounding pretty damn good. Can’t wait for when it’s finished!
Both are excellent books and great bundles. Autographed books are special treasures.
Loved Paper love and would love to read Not the Marrying Kind. 😍
I have really enjoyed the books of yours sofar and look forward to being able to read some more. I could use a 3 day hoilday just for reading lol.
I would be thrilled to have a signed copy of Paper Love. It is one of favs of yours.
Ashley and Sasha sound like very interesting characters. Enjoyed the blog. Thank you.
They both sound fab and I haven’t read either
both of these books seems really good! i would love to win Paper Love.
I would love to read both they both sounds like best sellers and i would love to have the pleasure of reading both
Your next book sounds great. I’m in LA so I’m familiar with the comedy club scene.
Jae, you are one of my favorite authors. Love the interview and the blog ❤️. Just keep on writing great stories.
Since I already own a copy of Paper Love I would prefer your latest book.
I was in awe over perfect Rythm. I cant wait for the chance to get a copy of Not the Marrying Kind.
I have both of these titles on my list of books to buy and to read. Winning a signed copy of either of them would be the icing on the (cup)cake. Looking forward to reading them!
I complety agree with you about so many romance novels having all characters looking flawless. And maybe that is why I always seem to fall in love with your characters from the start, because they’re not perfect/flawless looking. They’re relatable and their emotions are relatable and not forced. I know when I pick up a book of yours I’m going to be in my happy place for awhile. Your slowburns are my weakness; I’m not afraid to admit that. It is like you know the perfect blend/finesse of angst and the perfect spot to drop the sealed deal, as it were, to the budding relationships.
I am going to have to find myself a copy of this ‘Emotion Thesaurus’ you spoke of. I’m always looking for ways to better my writing. And I have a story blossoming right now that will definitely benefit from that.
Love both of these books but don’t have physical copies of either yet -.- So if I were to get the lucky ticket *lol*, either would be beautiful.
Great interview, you should interview yourself more often, LOL. I’ve read Paper Love,which was great. I can’t wait to read Not The Marrying Kind. I would love a signed copy of either. Thank you for doing the giveaway.
I loved “paper love” and bought but yet started “not the marrying kind” which I can’t wait to do so, I love all of your books
Paper Love sound very Interesting. The TBR List gets Longer Daily.
After reading Paper Love, Freiburg is on my travel wish list. Backwards to Oregon is one of my all time favorites. I’ve reread it many times.
I’ve read perfect rhythm so preferred one would be not the marrying kind but both books sound good so either one would be a pleasure to read =)
I don’t listen to a lot of audiobooks but I am gonna be lookin’ forward to The Roommate Arrangement.
I love to win I read mostly all your books but my favorite is with Aidan and Dawn
Great interview. I’ve enjoyed all of your books that I’ve read so far, but I have not got to either of the new ones yet. So many things to do… oh, and btw, I am totally down for a three day reading, stay in bed kinda. Of holiday😁
I have read all your books that have been published. I really enjoyed paper love and being in tha city and having her be so ehh about paper products and pens. I also really enjoyed No the marrying kind and getting to see some of our friends from your other works. I really enjoyed getting a glimpse back into your group from Perfect Rhythm. I would love a book bundle of either.
I love your books so I’d be happy with either
Jae, i continue to enjoy your books! Keep them coming.
Loved the interview, thanks! I just bought Not the Marrying Kind, and when one of your newsletters indicated Lauren/Grace would be making a guest appearance, I’ve promptly started re-reading your Hollywood series before picking up the Fair Oaks books. :) Please keep the good reads coming!
Your self-interview is just like you! Just finished Not the Marrying Kind and loved it. Re-reading almost all the other titles as well! Thank you for the time and care you show!
Ooh lets start making tha a real holiday stay in bed and read holiday for the win.
Would love to stay in bed with not the marrying kind
Thank you so much for sharing so much about yourself! I love what you do.
I have enjoyed all of your books, and especially the audiobooks. I can’t wait for all of your audiobooks. I am wishing Second Nature would be made into an audiobook. Your one of the authors that I buy your audiobooks right away.
I very much enjoy all your books and would love to win
Fantastic interview! Song of the Lioness quartet was my favorite as a kid too. Also, I can’t wait for The Roommate Agreement to be published. It sounds great!
I was lucky enough to win the audiobook contest last time, so no need to enter me this time (although that journal is awesome!!). Just wanted to pass along that my wife and I are loving Angela Dawe’s narration on the recent Ylva releases (Just for Show & Breaking Character). Dawe’s accents are flawless and it’s fun to listen to! The narration is only serving to make Breaking Character an even better book than it was on first read :)
Both sound wonderful and I haven’t had a chance to read either. Though Paper Love is on my to read list. Not the Marrying Kind was just added. =]
I loved reading both books! I’m looking forward to your next book to come out!
Are all your characters based purely on your imagination or are some based on people you have met?
Both books are excellent!!
Great interview and thanks for hosting the giveaway! I’d love the Paper Love set if I win, please and thanks! I’d also love a key lime cupcake. :)
I love the characterisation in your books and have copies of all of them plus the audiobooks where available. I particularly enjoyed “Paper Love”, so a signed copy of that would be wonderful.
Haven’t read ‘Not the Marrying Kind yet’ :)
Great interview! I’d adore a signed copy of either book. Love your work!
Would love to read either of these books.
Jae, I love when you link the characters. It makes me feel you not only did not forget about them, you actually care about what happens after the “sun comes up” lol. Since I read all of your books, would like to read “Not the Marrying Kind”. Take care.
Thanks Jae for the giveaway and for sharing more about yourself in this interview. Your upcoming book’s blurb has me keen to read it when it’s available.
I remember thinking that Steph need her own story when I was reading Just For Show. I look forward to reading their story!
I would love to have a signed copy of “Not the Marrying Kind” or a signed copy of any of your books.
You are my absolute favorite romance author, and while I have read many of your novels I don’t have a physical copy of any yet. I also love the interview posts because I have found so many great authors through them.
Jae, I’ve read several of your books and really enjoyed them because they feel so real and the characters seem so relatable. Since I’ve read Paper Love my choice is Not the Marrying Kind.
Jae, I always love your novels. I started with Something in the Wine and quickly went and found more. I’ve read all your work, except for your Western series, which I am saving for a rainy day. Silly perhaps, but it makes me feel good to know there is always something from you available when I really need it!
Love your books and looking forward to reading both Marrying Kind and Roommate. I love the little references to other books’ characters sprinkled in your novels – like finding an in-the-know nugget. I’ve also really enjoyed getting to listen to yours – and other Ylva authors’ – audiobooks via the hoopladigital lending service from my library. Keep up the good work!!
I absolutely randomly stumbled over the german website just two days ago, and now there’s a book bundle with “Not the Marrying Kind”? I though I’d have to wait two more months for that! Awesome. Florist protagonist and a wedding? I need to have this.
(also, I totally want the prequel, “Perfect Rhythm”, too. I want all the ace protagonists.)
Loved the book. Can’t wait for the new audiobook.
I really like your books, because your characters are so down to earth. Can’t wait for the next one.
Loved both books, but I think Paper Love wins the geek in me. Especially the punny last names. Lamm and Wulff was too perfect. I love how their relationship grows.
Great interview but one complaint – it was too short ;)
Great interview, no controversial questions there :)
I so want your holiday to be real!! I would love a three day holiday to do nothing but read books. Thanks for hosting all these wonderful blogs and you are right that it is fun to read about you as well.
As always Great interview! I loved perfect Rhythm and can’t wait to read this next one. Thanks Jae!
Great Interview 😍 I Love your books!
Hi i would love to win your book I always love to read your books and your style
Thanks for the little peek into your next book. I can’t wait to dive into these amazing books. (Win or no win)
i loved reading all your previous books, paper love is in fact one of my all time faves and so are a few others. i’d love to read your newest release, not the marrying kind too. it sounds amazing already
I just bought Marrying Kind and can’t wait to read it on my Nook. I haven’t read Paper Love or bought it yet! I would love to have a sign autograph by you on either books. I never had won anything. Maybe I might get lucky or not. I love All your books. Thank you for writing great books.
I loved your comment that a florist and a baker do not need to be super models. I hate books where the main characters are drop dead beautiful.
Loved all your books till now and I am always giddy to get the next one. Can’t wait till November. P. S. Not the marrying Kind was great :-)
Awww I’d love not the marrying kind bundle mainly because I love cake and I’d give the bar of chocolate to the wife 🍫😊📚
Love your books. Purchased my first fountain pen after listening to Paper Love on audible. Discovering the great books at Ylva Publishing has made my year.
Think I have read moat of your books, would love to read Not the marrying kind now.
Nice interview. It is always interesting to learn how a writer creates. Of course I love all your books however Paper Love is my favourite. You can really feel the love and respect for your city. ( if I am fortunate to be chosen a signed copy of Paper Love would be amazing.
I just bought Not the Marrying Kind on Kindle, can’t wait to read it. I loved Paper Love and it has made me want to go explore your city. I would be happy to be lucky enough to win eaither bundle.
I find that I like any of the books you put out. I have not read any Lee Winter, but now I will because an author I like likes her books. I am excited to read your new books the school year is almost over so I’ll have lots of time to read. I would like either book so I have no preference should I win.
I am all about that holiday! Love it!
Since I’m your biggest Dutch fan, I would love to win either one of the prizes.
Both sound amazing and I’d be honored to receive either or.
Paper Love is one of my all time favorites, so I’d love to read Not the Marrying Kind. Haven’t read that one yet. Thanks!
Love your books- both of these are on my list so I would be stoked with either!
I really can’t find words to describe what your books do to me and hopeless romanticism. Thank you for your work and effort. Greetings from Göttingen ;)
Ich habe fast alle Bücher von Jae gelesen, ein Teil auf Deutsch aber die meisten auf Englisch. Das einzige was mir noch fehlt ist “Not the Marrying Kind” auf das ich mich schon wahnsinnig freue😊
Ich würde mich über alles freuen, und wäre absolut nicht wählerisch.😍
I love your writing, and have read/own all your books. But, I would LOVE to win a signed copy. That would be most wonderful and much cause for celebration!
Nice interview! I loved these two books. I don’t wish to win a signed copy because I’ll buy one of your books at GCLS in July and I’ll ask you to sign it then. 🙂
I love your books and I can’t wait for the next one. I enjoyed getting insight into your writing process.
I really enjoyed Not the Marrying Kind, which led to my rereading Perfect Rhythm. Leo and Gil’s relationship somewhat mirrors that of me and my dad. I don’t usually get emotional when reading lesfic but those sections made me cry. Thank you for writing these great books.
I am looking forward to reading both books.
Heya Jae! I love your idea for a holiday, but a week long read and stay in bed would work better for me! My TBR list is a mile long!!! Thanks for offering the book bundles in this giveaway. I haven’t read either yet, so I would like a chance on both! 😉
Jae, Your books are so good to read! I have not read these two books – but they are on my to buy list. However, would love to win a copy of either.
So when you were answering yourself, did you do the ‘Daisy Duck’ voice? :D
Looking forward to the new books!
Not the Marrying Kind would be my pick :)
I discovered your books about a year ago and became a voracious reader of your books. They are so well written and I love the dynamic between the main characters. Should I win, I’d love a signed copy of “Not the Marrying Kind”. Sasha became an instant favorite from “Perfect Rhythm”.
I always love reading about writers writing process. I would love to read either book!
I’m from Brazil and I very much enjoy your books. I found out about you last year at Amazon and the only contemporary romance that I didin’t read yet is Falling Hard. The one that I loved the most was “Heart Trouble”, but I honestly liked them all. Hope you continue to write these amazing stories. :)
I’ve enjoyed reading your books and look forward to reading more of them.
Thank you for this opportunity to win a signed copy of your book. I haven’t read either book, so looking forward to reading one.
Thank you again.
Love your books. I’d be happy to win any bundle.
I loved both of your giveaway books and am looking forward to The Roommate Arrangement! If the opportunity came up, I would prefer a hard copy of Paper Love. Thanks Jae.
Thank you for the opportunities you give us to win copies of you books and I must say without a doubt you are one of my favourite authors. I never want to wait for next book I always need it immediately
Not the Marrying Kind would be my choice. Thanks for the giveaway!
I already read and loved Paper Love. I can’t wait to read Not the Marrying Kind!!
I totally agree with your take on the depiction of beauty. When I started reading lesfic, I came to wonder where I needed to move to so that I could see all the drop dead gorgeous lesbians!!! It seems that ordinary looking women like me, don’t make it onto the pages very often! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Oh my…great q&a! :) Thanks for the chance to win either pack. Although I am definitely a chocolate fiend, I also love leather so I would be in heaven with either one! And who doesn’t love cupcakes and good books!
Every time I read your book, I take on a new journey!
Love all your books including the two giveaways – either would be great as I loved signed copies.
Good idea, this interview. It gives some inside in the way you work as a writer. The structured way you compose your books makes sense. As a reader I find myself pulled into a good story that is always worth reading. I’d love to have any signed book of you so no preference for one of the above. Keep writing, please! And give yourself that three days reading holiday!
Very much looking forward to reading “Not the Marrying Kind”. I have always enjoyed your books.
I’ve wondered what a good gift was to give a writer ☺️
Would love to read either book, so to win either bundle would be wonderful! 😁 Thank you for writing and doing interviews.
Hi Jae, Great initiative to share insights about yourself, thank you 😀
You are still my Favourite author, so I know “Not the marrying kind” will be awesome, especially when I win the signed book.
Thank you for the monthly interviews and give-aways!
Thanks for the interview. I am excited to read these books. I came across you from your book bingo last year and just wanted to say I appreciate you doing things like this and the bingo last year. It is opening me up to explore new books and authors I never would have came across otherwise.
Thanks for filling in Jae! ;-)
You are the best, i love your stories so much, i lived paper love, would love the not the marrying kind bundle. Thank you so so much.
Hi Jae, I am currently finishing Heart Trouble. Laleh just came out to her family. I had to put it down for a minute because I could relate, and I was so anxious for Laleh.
But anyway, I would love having either bundle. Your Oregon series blew me away.
I loved Paper Love, and look at stationery differently as a result. I have not yet read “Not the marrying kind”, so I would love to read it while eating that lindt bar, as red velvet is my favorite. Then I can make cupcakes from that book with my wife. :)
I really enjoyed Paper Love and can’t wait to get to to be read list which has Not the Marrying Kind
Love your books and now you also have me wanting to read Alana.
I just LOVED “Paper Love” (audio version) and all the charming facts about Freiburg (not too far from Wiesbaden where I was born), so that would be my preferred price, should I be so lucky. :-)
I would love either of these book bundles , I have also enjoyed reading your interview 😃
Paper Love would it be for me. I read both (of course) but a signed copy is always a great treasure.
I have purchased and read all of your books . . . a few of them multiple times. Owning a signed one would be a treasure. I think I have said this before, but I will say it again, thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us.
Yes! A signed copy of either book would be wonderful and if I had to choose? Who can say no to chocolate, then again, a notebook is terrific, too. :-)
Love the interview, and I love your books even more. So I’m most definitely entering! They both seem like a great read and they’re also the only two books of yours that I dont own yet.
Great interview! I would love to have any of your books, unfortunately is expensive to buy the paperback version here in Brazil. And a signed copy, I would be so happy! Thanks for the opportunity e thanks for yours stories, I really love them.
Sorry from de broken english, I’m still learning.
Best regards from Brazil.
I love your books and both of these signed books would be wonderful to have.
I really appreciate that you deliberately don’t make your characters model-pretty. Everyone is beautiful to someone after all.
And if can voice a preference: I love paper, fountain pens & notebooks. Writing down al my to-do’s and seeing the ink dry has a weirdly calming effect on me.
I always buy your books the moment they’re available. I’m hoping to win one! The bundle looks fantastic!
Great interview. Loved everyone of your books. Would love to have a signed hardcover.
So looking forward to reading these 😍
Thank you for the fun interview and stories!
Looking forward to try out one of two of your audilbe books. Thanks Jae
Both sound amazing!
I haven’t read either book but I’m sure they’re both great cuz I’ve totally enjoyed so many of your other stories!
I would love to get a signed copy of Paper Love but either is good =)
I haven’t read Perfect Rhythm yet but if you’re coming out with a second book the first must be great.
I’ve read a number of your books and love them! I haven’t read these yet, would love a copy :)
I love all your books!! Looking forward to reading not the marrying kind. Keep them coming please
I love all your books!! Looking forward to reading not the marrying kind.
Thank you for all your hard work. Looking forward to reading not the marrying kind.
Can’t wait to read “not the marrying kind”. I really enjoyed reading your other books. Thank you
Hit me up with that “Paper Love” book bundle goodness!
Jae, I have read quite a few of your books so far and have loved each and every one!
Since the two from your giveaway bundle are not among them, I’d love to get one! :-)
Although I haven’t read them yet both of these are in my tbr e-reader stack. I believe I have ebook versions of all of your fiction offerings and have loved all of them. I would love to have an autographed copy of any of your books! Thank you for this opportunity.
I’ve read and enjoyed both. Would love to have my name entered into your giveaway. Thank you for your generosity.
It’s so impressive hearing about you writing two novels a year AND being an editor! Now I want to check out the emotion thesaurus. :) and on the off chance odds are in my favor I’ll enjoy some chocolate with my baker+florist romance! I’m new to the romance genre but love love loved the song of the lioness books as a kid, too!
my god this leather stuff is the fanciest thing i’ve ever seen… want +_+
I enjoyed reading Paper Love very much, and I am looking forward to reading Not the Marrying Kind. Currently I’m rereading Conflict of Interest. I am anxiously awaiting the next novel in that series!
I love both of the novels! Either one would be awsome to have with your autograph!
Yes! Love your books and always look forward to more
My choice, Paper love.
I even went to Paperchase in London.
I love your writing, please could I be entered into the “not the marrying kind” bundle please.
I have enjoyed all of your novels! And I am so happy you did this interview. It was awesome to learn more about you. I already own Not The Marrying Kind, but have Paper Love on Audio. So, if win I would love the copy of Paper Love to add to my bookshelf :)
Great interview! I never heard of the Song of the Lioness series, but now I wanna check it out. It sounds cool!
Count me in! 😃 I’ve already got both titles in ebook format, but would love a signed copy to fangirl over! Also, tbh I just really really wanna try the chocolate that comes with Not the Marrying Kind 😅
I seriously can’t wait ’til The Roommate Arrangement comes out!
Not the Marrying Kind is the one I want. It is the only book missing in my Jae collection.
So i’ve read either, i prefer ‘the marrying kind’ tho, cause it was kind of weird reading ‘paperlove’ in english while being German and thus understanding every german word 😅 But i do love that ur book takes Place in Freiburg and it makes me want to visit it soon :). So anyways just saying im very grateful for ur writing and i’d be happy to receive a signed Copy of any of ur books in the Future, even tho i read most.
I’m a sucker for a fake dating plot, The Roommate Arrangement sounds fun!
I’ve read a number of your books. I just haven’t gotten to these yet. Both sound amazing.
I would be pretty ecstatic with any of your books as there isn’t one I’ve read that I don’t like! Please never stop 🙏🏼
That leather notebook would be amazing!
I would be so happy if I got to win Not the marrying kind! I read Perfect rhythm and it is the best book in ever read. It was the first time that I got to feel represented. Thank you for your books and for doing this giveaway!
I would be happy with either book, loved both! Fingers crossed I win!
I would love to win either copy. As I haven’t read these books yet. I am a fan of chocolate, as well as the smell of amazing leather though. As in any case, even if I don’t win, I will gladly be getting myself these copies and will be reading them.
Still in time 😅
I’d love to win paper love.
An interview with yourself! So great!
I plan to read Not the Marrying Kind. I want to read Ashley’s story. I felt very sad for her in
Perfect Rhythm. Thanks for all your hard work.
Great interview as always.
I would love to be entered into the comp. I would appreciate the chance to win any of these two book bundles. Thank you!!!