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Thursday, October 27, 2011

CHARACTER BLOWOUT. A Revealing Interview with Jezebel's Wish's Heroine. Chance to Win!

Welcome! You’ve arrived just in time to enjoy one heck of an End of Week Character Blowout here at A Writer’s Mind. Why you ask? Well, have you heard about Jezebel’s Wish? It’s absolutely amazing. I mean hands-down incredible. Reviews continue to roll in. 5 Star after 5 Star rating. It’s that good!

Lucky for me, I get to steal its hero and heroine for the next two days. Yep, all mine! Sort of a pre-Halloween treat done Sky style. And did I mention what a fabulous person the author of this story is? ‘Hats off’ to you, AJ Nuest! I ‘met’ AJ earlier this year when I hosted her here at, A Writer’s Mind and knew instantly that she’d be a friend for life. Such a truly positive person. Definitely a keeper.

Okay, back to business. For those of you unfamiliar with this event, it’s done sort of like The Newlywed Game. On Thursday, I interview the heroine. On Friday, the hero. The best part is that they’re asked similar questions. It’s always a blast to see how well the characters know one another. *Grins*

CONTEST! One lucky commenter who comments on either today or tomorrow's post is entered for a chance to win a free copy of Jezebel's Wish in Ebook format.

Before we begin, here’s a bit about JEZEBEL'S WISH…

Haunted by nightmares, tormented by guilt, Jezebel came to Redemption Ranch to escape the past—except now she's stuck in the middle of nowhere with no redemption in sight. When her mother pushes her into riding lessons with local veterinarian Matthias Saunders, Jezebel balks. Sure, the doctor is gorgeous, but he’s completely obnoxious and knows how to push every one of her buttons.

Only her deep connection with The Reverend, a gentle stallion who guards her darkest secrets, has her agreeing to spend any more time with Dr. Saunders. Caring for the stallion is the first bright spot in her life in months, and if being around the horse means she has to deal with Matthias Saunders, then so be it. Surely a city girl like her can handle one country vet—even one with disturbing blue eyes. Can't she?

Alright, let’s get down to the interview. I can’t wait to chat with Jezebel. (AKA- Jezzy)

SKY: Tell us a little bit about you.

JEZEBEL: Well, I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, and after graduating high school I left for a more metropolitan life in Chicago. *Jezzy smiles, shrugging* I guess I never really considered myself a country bumpkin, even though now I know better. Anyway, after the accident, returning home seemed like the obvious choice. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I got here I realized I’d just made another mistake…in a long list of horrible mistakes.

SKY: Hmmm. Doesn’t sound too good. Hope all’s well. I’m sure you’ll fill us in. Remembering the moment you first laid eyes on Matthias, what thoughts come to mind?

JEZEBEL: *Jezzy chuckles softly and rolls her eyes* First impressions can be so deceiving, can’t they? Most of what I saw in Matty that first time came from my own, distorted perspective. Terror was my best friend back in those days. *Jezzy shakes her head at the ground* My first thought was RUN, as fast as you can, because you never know what this mountain of a man is carrying in that duffle bag. This thought was quickly followed by, what a pompous ass.

SKY: LOL. You’re too funny. Of course now I’m curious what he’s carrying. He has one trait you adored from the start. What is it? You know without doubt he appreciates one of your traits. Share what you think that is.

JEZEBEL: *Jezzy sits up tall and smiles brightly* He does? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. That’s so totally Matty. I can’t imagine what he saw in me. I was such a mess. *Jezzy squints at the ceiling* Hmmm… Quite honestly? I didn’t adore anything about Matty in the beginning. He annoyed the heck out of me. But…if I had to pick one thing, I guess I would choose that he annoyed the heck out of me. If it wasn’t for that, he probably never would have gotten close enough to break through my defenses. *Jezzy clears her throat* Well, that plus those dimples of his. A woman would have to be insane not to notice those.

SKY: Lord, I love dimples. Totally get it. He has one trait you’d change if you could. What is it? Oh yeah, there’s a trait you know he’d change about you…fess up!

JEZEBEL: *Jezzy stares blankly at Sky, and then blinks* I can’t for the life of me think of one thing I would change about Matty. Honestly. Not one thing. As for changing me? Matty would probably say I’m too hard on myself.

SKY: Ah, love is in the air. What is the single most romantic thing he’s done for you?

JEZEBEL: Easy. Matty believed in me from the beginning. He never gave up on me, no matter what kind of grief I threw in his face.

SKY: Good man! He has a feature that draws your eye every time. Care to share? His eye constantly roams to a particular part of your person. Tell, tell!

JEZEBEL: *Jezzy smiles wickedly* His arms. Matty is so strong, both physically and emotionally. He literally sweeps me off my feet. I love that…or wait, maybe it’s his eyes. They’re so incredibly blue, you know? And I love his hair, and the stubble on his cheeks. And the way he… *Jezzy abruptly stops* Whoa, sorry. Got caught up in the visuals there for a second. As for Matty? Hmmm… He’s confessed that my lips hold a certain fascination for him. *Jezzy twitches an eyebrow* I’m betting he’ll admit the way I use my mouth has his full attention.

SKY: Girl, I think you’re infatuated with your man. Can’t say I blame you! How do you think Matthias would answer the following… Our favorite thing to do together is…?

JEZEBEL: *Jezzy sputters and her cheeks pink* Um….ride?

SKY: OMG! *Sky can’t stop chuckling* Ignore me. I have a terribly dirty mind. You mean horses of course! Back to the interview, you and Matthias just don’t see eye to eye on what issue?

JEZEBEL: My past. Matty has always believed I’m not to blame for anything that happened. Bless his heart, he sees the best in me, regardless of the mistakes I’ve made.

SKY: He said one thing to you that you’ll never forget. What was it?

JEZEBEL: “Are you lost?” That was the first thing Matty ever said to me, and at the time, he had no idea how incredibly perceptive that question really was.

Sky here. Super interview, Jezebel! Sounds like you and Matthias are quite the pair. I can’t wait to interview him tomorrow. Seriously, it’s going to be SO much fun!!! *Wicked grin*

AJ Nuest lives in northwest Indiana with her loving husband and two beautiful children. She is the Senior Editor for Still Moments Publishing, and the author of two contemporary romance novels.

Visit her on the web at AJ Books Blogspot ~ Twitter ~ Facebook (Tattered Pages)

Email: ajnuest@yahoo.com

Purchase Jezebel’s Wish through The Wild Rose Press and Amazon.

Be sure to swing in tomorrow to hear what Matthias has to say!



AJ Nuest said...

Jezzy asked me to pass along her thanks for hosting her on A Writer's Mind today, Sky. What a fun interview. Cheers, my friend. AJ

Lynn Chantale said...

Great interview Jezzy. It's always lovely to see you, *waves* Hi AJ. I can't wait to see the interview tomorrow.

Jennifer Jakes said...

Great interview! And JEZ is such a great read.
Can't wait to see Matty's answers:)

Sky Purington said...

Sorry I'm running a bit behind today. Super interview Jezzy! (AKA- AJ Nuest) :-)

AJ Nuest said...

Hi W. Lynne! You know, AJ has told me so much about you -- all those amazing projects you've got going! Wow! Cheers on all your success. Oh, and AJ wanted me to mention that she thanks you for your constant support and friendship. You're the best!

AJ Nuest said...

Oh, Jennifer. I've heard about you. You're the one that does those delicious Monday Man Candy posts. Yep. Next time I'm feeling generous, I'll send along a picture of Matty. He definitely belongs up there with the rest of the hunks. Thanks for visiting! Big hugs!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

Super interview, Jezzy. I like a man with strong arms, too, and dimples. Gee, wonder what Matty will say tomorrow?

I've already read "Jezebel's Wish" and have it in my Keeper file on my Kindle since that's where it most certainly belongs, so you don't need to enter me in the drawing.

Calisa Rhose said...

*waves to Jezzy* Hi AJ and Sky. Great interview ladies! It's this interpretation that makes me adore Matty. He's so caring and thoughtful and...yes, annoying. I love that about him. Humor is important in a relationship and when used as a weapon to break through Jezzy's barriers? Totally H.O.T.

Like Vonnie, I have JW on my kindle and real keeper shelf so I don't need a copy here.

Mona Risk said...

What a lovely interview. I enjoyed knowing Jezzy. Her name surprised me. What made you choose such an unusual name, a biblical name? Now that I read this interview, I'd love to read the book. I had the wrong impression, it was for readers who love horse. I got hit by a horse at the age of eight, and had nightmares about them for years.

AJ Nuest said...

Hi Vonnie! Thank you so much for reading mine and Matty's story. Yep, he's a keeper for sure. I'll tell Matty to keep an eye out for you tomorrow, but be careful. Those dimples are definitely dangerous.

AJ Nuest said...

Hey there, Calisa. AJ tells me your a horse woman, just like me! I know, Matty was so darned annoying when we first met. But, that's why I love him so. There's that fine line thing again. Thanks for visiting today!

AJ Nuest said...

Hi Mona! Ugh, the name question. I get that a lot. You'd need to ask my mother what in the world she was thinking! She named my sister Delilah, and Del and I have been suffering our monikers for years! As for the horse issue, I agree. I was terrified of them at first, as well. I totally understand where you're coming from. But The Reverend, he was so gentle with me, I couldn't help but fall in love with him. What a great, great horse.

*yadkny* said...

Fun character interview! Can't wait to see how Matty responds to the same questions:) Really have got my interest peeked with this story.


Mona Risk said...

Hi AJ, so the J in AJ stands for Jezzy? I'm so curious.

Lynne Marshall said...

I'm so happy to get to know more about Jezzy today. I can't wait to find out what Matty thought about Jezzy at first. She is definitely a challenge!

AJ Nuest said...

Thank you so much for stopping in for a visit with us today, yadkny! You ladies are in for a treat with Matty. Left to his own devices, he tends to be a bit...cheeky? I expect a full report if he acts up!

AJ Nuest said...

LOL, Mona. No, AJ's name is actually Amy Jo. But don't tell her I told you. She hasn't responded to that in years. J

AJ Nuest said...

Hi Lynne! AJ's kept you really busy today, hasn't she? Poor girl. And poor Matty too. I agree. I put him through the wringer when we first met. Thankfully, he's got the patience of a saint. And thankfully his other parts are a little more devilish. :-)