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Cold Coffee Café Spotlight Interview With Author Jessica Lauryn

An author of Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Jessica Lauryn is most intrigued by dark heroes, who have many demons to conquer...but little trouble enticing female companions into their beds! She feels that the best romances are those where the hero is already seducing the heroine from that first point of contact.

In Jessica's debut series, The Pinnacles of Power, five troubled bad boys: Ryan, Alec, Colin, Lucas and Jack must let go of the mistakes of their pasts as they battle the dangers surrounding an underground organization called Project Gemstone. Each man crosses paths with a strong, feisty heroine who has the ability to capture his heart and change the course of his life forever. Ryan's story, Dangerous Secret, kicks off the series in the picturesque town of North Conway, New Hampshire.

Jessica is a proud member of both Romance Writers of America and her local chapter, New Jersey Romance Writers. When she's not writing, she enjoys listening to as much 80's music as possible, keeping current with the story lines on Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless, shopping for the latest fashions and the prettiest of antiques, and taking long walks in nature where she can daydream about anything romantic. Though she resides in New Jersey, her heart belongs to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire.

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Interview:

What makes you proud to be a writer from New Jersey?  A life-long resident of The Garden State, I am proud to be a member of New Jersey Romance Writers, a wonderful source of strength and camaraderie. As an author I am glad to be living in the north east where we're always experiencing seasonal changes - a great source of inspiration for my stories!

What or who inspired you to become a writer? My parents read to me a lot when I was a child and as a result I fell in love with fiction and stories at a very young age, something I carried with me into adulthood and will remain with me always.

When did you begin writing with the intention of becoming published? After college I spent some time soul-searching and trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. I decided to combine my love of romance and writing and take a crack at a romance novel. I've been writing them ever since!

Did your environment or upbringing play a major role in your writing and did you use it to your advantage? My books are often based lightly on real-life events as well as fiction. I've held a variety of job positions and along the way I've met a number of interesting people, several of whom became character inspirations for my stories. I've "borrowed" a number of the settings I've worked in as well.

Do you come up with your title before or after you write the manuscript? If I've already started a series then typically I'll come up with the remaining titles before writing the stories. However when I'm just beginning a new series I need to get a strong feeling about the first story before I give it a title.

Please introduce your genre and why you prefer to write in that genre? I write romantic suspense (heavy on the romance, lighter on the suspense.) I enjoy this genre because I love creating a bit of danger for my characters to endure before they can achieve their happily ever after. It has an interesting way of bringing hidden feelings and secrets flooding to the surface.

What was your inspiration, spark or light bulb moment that inspired you to write the book that you are seeking promotion for? Dangerous Magic, the fifth and final story in my romantic suspense series The Pinnacles of Power, is a stand-alone novel, as are all of the novels in this series. Hero Jack Madera--my most extreme hero to date, who appears in several of the other stories in the series--was screaming for a story of his own. Of all of the bad-boy heroes in this series, Jack has the greatest number of challenges to overcome and as both a writer and a huge fan of this character I wanted to see Jack conquer the darkness that has always haunted him. Jack is my only paranormal hero to date and having been fascinated by his magical abilities in my other stories I wanted to see what he could do with them when his own heart came into question.

What has been your most rewarding experience with your writing process? Being inside characters' heads and creating the most romantic outcome I can give them is incredibly rewarding - there is nothing in the world quite like it.

Have you had a negative experience in your writing career? If so please explain how it could have been avoided? When I first began writing I had a tendency to rewrite instead of edit what I had already written. I've since gained a strong grasp on the editing process and rarely waste a lot of precious time rewriting.

What has been your most rewarding experience in your publishing journey? Getting that first sale was a major milestone for me and something that I will never forget.

Have you had a negative experience in your publishing journey? If so please explain how it could have been avoided? Things have been pretty positive thus far. Here's hoping it only gets better!

What one positive piece of advice would you give to other authors? Always be true to yourself, and to your desires. It's tempting to write to trends but when you write something you don't love will all your heart, readers will always know it.

Who is your favorite author and why? Robyn Carr - she has the ability to transport the reader inside her world and her worlds are always serene and beautiful.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us? My latest release Dangerous Magic is currently on sale at Amazon for 99 Cents!

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Dangerous Magic: The Pinnacles of Power by Jessica Lauryn

Book Five: Dangerous Magic [The Pinnacles of Power # 5]

Corinne Johnson's world was shattered years ago when a strange discovery led to her to become separated from her children. Engaged to re-marry the man responsible, she is determined to do whatever it takes to be in her children's lives. But when she has a dream about her once-coworker Jack Madera, Corinne's plans of securing her future go up in smoke.

The sexy and mysterious Wiccan she once knew is back in town. And Corinne begins to suspect the most erotic dream of her life was never a dream at all. Jack Madera is determined to learn the identity of his biological father. But when his search takes him to the place where his old coworker Corinne Johnson lives, he realizes his visit may not be as short-lived as he'd hoped. Drawn to the woman he has always shared a deep connection with, Jack casts a spell which takes him and Corinne down a path they never saw coming.

A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Book Genre: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

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Dangerous Secret: The Pinnacles of Power Prequel by Jessica Lauryn

Book One: Dangerous Secret [The Pinnacles of Power # 1]

Abigail MacKenzie has been trying to put her father's tragic death behind her. But when a handsome stranger produces a random clue about her father's shooting, hopes of finding her father's killer come flooding back to the surface. Abigail is determined to get justice for her dad, even if it means learning the secret of a man with eyes that cut straight through the wall around her heart.

After making a mysterious discovery that costs him his job, Ryan Newberry is happy to accept any position he can get. But when he realizes that one of the employees who'll be working under him at the Washington Valley Hotel is Abigail MacKenzie, the sweet girl he met weeks before, he fears the past might be in danger of repeating itself. Ryan only hopes that his desires for his new front desk associate won't lead both of them down a path of danger from which he won't be able to protect them.

A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Book Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Dangerous Proposal: The Pinnacles of Power by Jessica Lauryn

Book Two: Dangerous Proposal [The Pinnacles of Power # 2]

For ten agonizing years, Alec Westwood has been keeping a secret from the world. At nineteen, he nearly committed the most horrific of crimes—murder in cold blood—and narrowly escaped the assigned task with his life. When a stunning young woman crosses his path wearing the insignia for the underground organization that recruited him, he vows not to let fate get a second chance. But when the enchantress gives him a kiss that leaves him spellbound, Alec realizes the power she holds is greater than all his strength and fortitude combined…

On the run from her psychotic fiancé, Lena Benson vows to forge a new life, even if that means befriending a witch, and practicing the craft of the devil. But when her new friend Jack tells her to stay away from Alec Westwood, the man she believes her fiancé hired to track her down, and the handsome stranger she kissed in a tavern, Lena vows to take matters into her own hands. Alec may have the charm, but she’s calling the shots this time, even if that means resisting the man responsible for giving her the most intimate kiss of her life, a man whose eyes and touch rob her, literally, of sense…

Book Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Dangerous Proposition: The Pinnacles of Power 3 by Jessica Lauryn

Book Three: Dangerous Proposition [The Pinnacles of Power # 3]

In the course of one disastrous evening, diamond smuggling kingpin Colin Westwood learns that his best recruit is missing in action, and that the man has been keeping a secret for years—he has a twenty six year old daughter. Determined to protect his identity, Colin vows to find the young woman, and keep her silent at any cost. Intrigued to learn that she is actually the attractive woman he kissed, he makes Julia an offer. Come to New York City with him to search for her missing father…as his mistress.

When Julia Dyson learns her father has been abducted, she believes his hidden profession may be to blame. But when she discovers a man’s name in her Dad's caller history, a man suspected of shady business activity and also her teenage crush, she decides to take matters into her own hands. She confronts her father's presumed abductor, resulting in an unforgettable kiss, and his offer of a dangerous proposition indeed.

Though becoming Colin’s mistress could very well be her undoing, Julia must choose—give in to her desires, or protect her already-broken heart…

Book Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Dangerous Ally: The Pinnacles of Power by Jessica Lauryn

Book Four: Dangerous Proposition [The Pinnacles of Power # 4]

When Reporter Lilah Benson takes a job in the home of diamond smuggling kingpin Lucas Ramone, she believes she has a chance to write the story of a lifetime. But when she meets the man who was supposed to be her nemesis, Lilah is tempted by a passion far stronger than the desire to see her name in print...

There was no doubt in Lucas's mind that eliminating his father's new executive assistant--namely, the bastard he's hired to help steal Project Gemstone--would be effortless. But with eyes like green jewels and a body made for a man’s hands, Lilah Benson isn't exactly the adversary he was expecting to face...Though Lilah may be the one person capable of bringing him to his knees, Lucas will stop at nothing to keep his empire secure. He will have it all: His Fortune, His Legacy, and Lilah Benson in his bed...

A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Book Genre: Romantic Suspense

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How Many Published Books Do You Have?
5
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Dangerous Ally
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Romantic Suspense
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