When I first read the description of Wild Irish and Smooth Irish I was totally enamored. After reading WI and SI, the Weldon series has captured my heart, you have written steamy, sensual erotic romances, without ménage, anal sex or the dirty, rough talk that is common in so many erotic romances. (let me clarify, I’m not knocking those books, cause I LOVE and am addicted to those kind of stories also)
I live in Texas and while most call it SOUTH, we know there is a difference between Texas and the Southern States. Texas has it’s share of sexy cowboys and gentlemen. But the Southern states, have their own brand of Southern Gentlemen, that slow drawl you only find in Georgia, Alabama, the Carolinas…a voice that’s like slow honey flowing down your spine..sigggghhhh….
Naughty D: Why did you decide to write about SEXY Southern men, who happen to be Irish (sigh)?
Jenni: A deadly delicious combination for sure. For me heroes, heroines, their families and personas take on life as words hit the page and evolve. Those were the elements that felt so right for my characters. It doesn’t hurt that I just happen to have a thing for SEXY men. A thing for Gentlemen and a dash of blue-eyed-dark haired Irish goes real easy on the eyes, doesn’t it?
Naughty D: One of the first things I noticed in Wild Irish and in Smooth Irish, is they are erotic romance, but it is done with no “dirty, foul” language. Jesse and Jackson are both Southern Gentlemen, but boy are they sensual. What made you decide to write their stories without all the dirty talk that so many erotic romances are full of?
Jenni: That’s just me and what turns me on. The elements of erotic that I left out take away from the beauty of the romance for me and I want readers to know that you can be intensely, excitingly erotic, with one man and one woman who respect each other and enjoy their sexuality together.
Naughty D: Wild Irish and Smooth Irish are both illustrated. What made you try this new concept?
Jenni: Some women love hot covers, so why stop there?
Naughty D: I love Alpha men and I especially love when a book has an Alpha man with a strong woman, WI and SI fit this description. I’ve noticed the men both take control in the bedroom, but at some point the women turn the tables on them. Alot of erotic romances have Alpha men totally dominating in the bedroom.
Jenni: I’m an Alpha man kind of gal, but I also believe a woman worth her salt has her own strengths to bring to the party. There should be a give and take of mutual strengths in the relationships, in life, and lol especially in the bedroom, a mutual seduction and conquering if you will. My model for heroes are at their core hard, hot, heroic, and a hella of a lot but vulnerable too.
Naughty D: I LOVE the twins, James and Jared, do you have plans to write their stories?
Jenni: Oh yeah. Currently toying with the titles of Hot Irish and Hard Irish…and will be writing them as soon as I can. First I have to finish Tactical Deception, Book Two in my Silent Warrior Series writing as JL Saint and Bewitching the Wolf, book 5 in my paranormal Shadowmen Series writing as Jennifer St. Giles. So look for the next Weldon Book in the fall of 2012.
Naughty D: The Weldon’s parents are adorable, feisty and from the tidbits dropped in WI and SI they had quite a smokin’ hot love affair. Do you plan on writing a story about how they got together?
Jenni: You know I have thought about it, going back in time and telling how John Weldon won Emma over.
Naughty D: In my TBR I have Collateral Damage, which you wrote under JL Saint. What type of book is it? Are there any other genres you write in?
Jenni: Hold onto your hat. I LOVE story and I LOVE romance so I don’t limit myself to one thing but write what is in my heart.
Collateral Damage, Book 1 in my Silent Warrior Series is out now, is a romantic military thriller–lots of action, hot men, steamy sex, and did I say action? Tactical Deception, Book 2 in my Silent Warrior Series will be out at the end of 2011.
As I mentioned above, I write a paranormal Shadowmen Series under the name of Jennifer St. Giles. There are 4 books out, Touch a Dark World, Lure of the Wolf, Kiss of Darkness and Bride of the Wolf. With Book Five, Bewitching the Wolf coming in early 2012.
I write historical murder mysteries with romance and a touch of paranormal in them under the name Jennifer St. Giles which are being re-released by Samhain. The heroes, Sean and Alex Killdaren just happen to be Irish too. Midnight Secrets was out in April, Darkest Dreams comes out in about a week, and Silken Shadows will be out in February 2012.
Naughty D: Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. I look forward to reading more of your books.
CONTEST: Jenni would like to give away three of her books, 1 copy of Wild Irish, 1 copy of Collateral Damage and 1 copy of Midnight Secrets. All you have to do is comment on this post and we will randomly pick one winner for each book =) Winners will be drawn Friday, 8/5/11
Special THANK YOU to Cindy O, for introducing Jenni to WTFbr =)