About J. L. Mitchell…
Today, I’m welcoming J.L. Mitchell to Ruby On Tuesday. J. L. describes herself as a landlocked beach bum who is a native of a small, rural town near Nashville, Tennessee. She loves taking road trips just as long as that road winds up taking her to the beach.
As a lefty, she says her earliest memories are of trying art in one form or the other. She settled on writing and was hooked from an early age. Yet, it doesn’t come easy. As a child, she spoke, as well as wrote backwards. Her mind was like a mirror, writing from right to left. She’s been told it’s a form of dyslexia, but she takes it as just another aspect of who she is.
J.L. is a voracious reader of most fiction with murder, mystery, and suspense among her favorites. She also loves literary works like, Victorian literature; Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.
Thanks so much for joining us today on Ruby on Tuesday.
Tell us a bit about your latest novel and characters.
Peyton Gilbrad can finally put her fears to rest. She has security that she didn’t have as a child living in foster homes and on the streets of Atlanta, Ga. She has money, albeit much of it from her past as a jewel thief. Now, she’s a bestselling author; fueled by her imagination and her past. A past she worked hard to keep a secret and walk away from.
Sebastian and Thierry Boudreaux know all about Peyton Gilbrad’s past. Her ex-husband is touting she has diamonds worth millions. The brothers are sent to collect Steven Hawking’s gambling debts. Their plan: get in, get the money Hawking owed and take a few extra diamonds to fund their own business, leaving their life as Number collectors for their family’s casino. But no plan ever comes off without a hitch. Like falling for Peyton Gilbrad.
Unbeknownst to everyone, Sebastian and Thierry set off a chain of events that dregs up Peyton’s past, bringing trouble to all of Diamond Malloy’s girls. Sebastian and Thierry reluctantly team up with Diamond, notorious jewel thief to rid Peyton of her problem. But are they all too late to realize diamonds are always forever?
This is a romantic erotic mystery and is adult content suitable for only 18 years and older. It has a M/F/M love triangle with heavy sexual content.
What fellow author has helped shape your career?
Recently Nora Roberts. I like her books. When I was a teen, Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Is there something about the current cultural moment that spurred you to write romantic erotic mysteries?
I’ve always wanted to write romance. Write what you know is what they say, and I’m quite good at romance in my personal relationship.
I thought to add erotica to the mix because it solidifies a relationship. Great sex makes a relationship, bad or little to none breaks it. I wanted the HEA of romance, so adding erotica just sealed the deal.
What about your writing do you most wish the contemporary reader will take away?
Heroes and heroines aren’t just larger than life. I like my heroines not to have to rely on monetary support from their men, but to come as an equal to the relationship. I also am using this series, bad girls. As you note Gilbrad is a variation of bad girls. I did that because the heroine doesn’t have to be lily-white to find love. Neither does the hero.
Who designed the cover of your book? It’s very eye-catching.
Valerie Tibbs @ https://tibbsdesign.com. I have given her credit in the front matter. She does great work.
Thank you so much for visiting with us today and good luck on your sales.
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