Happy Release Day to Jodi Ellen Malpas! The Forbidden is now available. Read on to enjoy a Q&A with the author.
A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.
Annie has never experienced the ‘spark’ with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously sexy and mysterious Jack. It’s not just a spark that ignites between them. It’s an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.
Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who’s had such a powerful impact on her must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he’s forbidden.
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Q&A With Jodi Malpas
Do you prefer writing standalones or series?
I enjoy both. There’s earlier gratification with standalones as you write ‘The End’ far sooner. Whenever I start a new story, I know if it’s going to be a standalone, two books, or a trilogy. So nothing will stop me enjoying the writing process.
The heroes in your books tend to be damaged or very secretive. Is that intentional?
I have to offer some intrigue around the men I create. A reason for the reader to flip the pages. So yes, it’s intentional. A broken man is there to be fixed, and the woman’s strength is displayed at it’s best if she has the courage and love to do that.
Jesse from the This Man series is a huge fan favorite. Do you feel any pressure to create an even more popular love interest?
Nope. Not at all. Jesse is Jesse. He’s my first and my most outrageous man. Really, he shouldn’t be loved as much as he is, because that man is loo-la! But, turns out many women loved him as much as I do. Every man I create is worthy in their own right. They’re all individual.
Describe your typical day.
Really? It’s dreadfully boring. I wake up at 6…ish. I have half hour on my own while I have a coffee and check messages. I shower, get dressed, wake my youngest for school and take him. Then I grab a coffee on the way home. Zoe has usually arrived by the time I get back. We go over…stuff. Then I get on with whatever I need to do, whether writing, editing or other stuff. I walk the dog at 1 ish, which is when I have my lazy moment. A walk wakes me up. I work for the rest of the afternoon and usually stop at around 7 when my BF gets home. Cook dinner and relax.
Do you have any other projects in the works?
Yes. But my mouth is taped shut on that front.