NJ, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Burning Ash.
Burning Ash by NJ Walters
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
No one is more surprised than Asher, one of the oldest vampires on Earth, that he’s attracted to vamp hunter Jo Radcliffe. She’s smart, a talented slayer, and she’s gorgeous. Something about her pulls at him, like no one ever has before. For a man whose name strikes fear in everyone––this is something new and intriguing. And quite possibly deadly, if she discovers his secret.
Jo has two things in common with the handsome Asher––they are both slayers and someone is messing with them in a very-much-trying-to-kill-them way. She’s not so happy about joining forces with a dude she doesn’t know. But he’s sexy as hell and really good at his job as one of the Forgotten Brotherhood, whose business it is to execute misbehaving paranormals.
She knows she’s bait in a larger plot to harm Asher and the Brotherhood. And there is nothing he won’t do, no line he won’t cross, to keep her safe––which may be the weakness that destroys them both.
Tell us about yourself as a person.
What is your personality type?
I’m an introvert. I’m quite happy spending time at home writing, reading, and watching TV. I love to go to the movies by myself or take myself out for breakfast or to a coffee shop. While I enjoy doing things with family and friends, I have no trouble going to events or shopping on my own.
What was your favorite childhood game?
That’s a tough one. I had all the usual childhood loves like jump rope, Barbies, tag, and such, but I used to love pretending to be a teacher or librarian. I’d spend hours at that.
What is your favorite meal?
I’m a very plain eater and can’t say I have a favorite meal, but I do have some favorite foods—bananas, bread, cheese, and chocolate.
Tell us about yourself as a writer.
What made you want to be a writer?
Like all writers, I started out as a reader. But other than poetry and a short story or two, I didn’t really think about writing until I was in my thirties. I was at a time in my life when I had some time and thought, “I could do that.” So, I did. I wrote two books that got rejected many times. I put them away and stopped writing for almost another decade before I started again. The book I wrote ended up being my first published book—Annabelle Lee (now available as Uncovering Annabelle) And the two books that were rejected? They were rewritten and were eventually published as Discovering Dani and The Way Home, the first two books of my contemporary romance Jamesville series.
What’s your best advice for a new writer?
Just write. It’s that simple. There’s no magic involved in writing, only hard work. It’s not an easy career, but it is a rewarding one. And don’t be afraid to grow and change. I began as a contemporary/contemporary erotic romance writer and ended up writing mostly paranormal romance. I’ve also written some sci-fi/fantasy books as well. Some writers find a niche and happily stay there. I find I need to switch it up now and again to keep the creativity flowing, which is why paranormal romance is so appealing. So many possibilities.
What are your writing goals for this year?
I admit that 2020 has been a rough year for me. For the first time since my career began in 2004, I didn’t want to write. My goal for the coming year is to block out the craziness of the world and get back to what I love doing best—telling stories.
Where to buy Burning Ash
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/burning-ash-n-j-walters/1137455950
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NJ Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
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