Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Guest Blogger: Jennifer St. Giles!

Today's guest is the lovely and talented Jennifer St. Giles, and she's talking about the Dark Side of Sexy. Oooooh... Let's welcome Jennifer to the blog everyone!!

When looking at the covers to my paranormals Touch A Dark Wolf and Lure of the Wolf, my friend Kathryn Caskie of Sexy Regency Fame, said that’s a whole lot of Dark Side of Sexy! And boy did those words resonate with me. I spent the last week on a thread at RomanceNovel.tv discussing that topic and I’m currently putting together a workshop for the Dark Side of Sexy. It’s just too funny what will strike creativity in a writer. I remember hearing years ago from a now southern mystery writer about the time she was deliberating about what sort of writer she would be. Being the wife of a pastor, everyone in her life assumed she would
write in accordance to her religious upbringing, that she’d use her talents to inspire and uplift others. She had just one problem with that.

Every where she went, whether to tour a southern mansion, go to the lake, or just even cruising through a section of town, she saw in her mind’s eye, bodies. People murdered. Mysteries were her thing. So, as Kathryn said. The Dark Side of Sexy. I realized that was my thing. As Barbara Vey on Beyond Her Book Blog at www.publishersweekly.com put it. St. Giles knows her Alpha Furry Males.

My heroes more and more are going through the St. Giles 4-H litmus test. They are Hard, Hot, Heroic, and a Hell of a lot. Now I’m in no way claiming that I’ve mastered these Dark Side of Sexy Men in my mind, because nothing I envision ever comes to complete fruition onto the page, but every book does come a little bit closer. The month of Halloween is a good month for us to examine the Dark Side of Sexy. Those men who have got what it takes to face evil and win. They are Alpha, They walk the edge. But they learn how to love.

So tell me what your thoughts about the Dark Side of Sexy are and go to Romancenovel.tv and check out the Second Week of Kathryn Caskie’s Halloween treats and see what else I had to say about the Dark Side of Sexy. And don’t forget to check out all my Dark Side of Sexy and then email me at Jennifer@jenniferstgiles.com and tell me your ideas! Three cheers to Nalini for inviting me to come and share with you today and for writing kickass Dark Side of Sexy heroes too.

Happy Halloween

Jennifer St. Giles
USA Today Bestselling Author.


orannia said...

HI Nalinia & Jennifer,

Jennifer, I have to say, you posting here is fate. Why? Because ShellBell (who posts here :) just recommended your books to me...so, yesterday, I went and picked up Touch of a Dark Wolf :) I'm starting it tonight!

As for the Dark Side of Sexy...I need to think on that one :)


PS Can I just say I LOVE the covers :)

Wendy said...

Hi, Jennifer!

I love both Touch A Dark Wolf, and Lure of the Wolf and can't wait for more. :)

Maibeeme said...

I love the description of Dark Side of Sexy. At first glance (or read or whatever) I had a mental picture of a side of sexy on a dish, like a slab of ribs or something. Sexy served up on a platter, so to speak. But I so prefer your explanation and now I need to go out and pick up your books. Thanks for sharing!

Candice said...

I've seen these books and have them on my TBL - To Buy List
I can't wait! They look sooo good :)

Much Love!

ShellBell said...

Hi Jennifer

I loved The Mistress of Trevelyan, Touch a Dark Wolf and The Lure of the Wolf. His Dark Desires is on my TBR pile and I have been looking for Midnight Secrets in ebook, but to no avail (just can't bring myself to read books in a series out of order so Darkest Dreams and Silken Shadows will have to go on my wishlist)!!

Will you be writing any more Shadowmen books?

Definitely thinking on the Dark Side of Sexy too, and love your 4 H qualifications!


LadyVampire2u said...

I just wanted to post and tell you how much I love your books. You really have a way with words and are the Queen of the Dark Side of Sexy!

clare said...

I've had your book recommended to me so they're on my 'to get' list.
Love the phrase :D

tetewa said...

Glad to have you hee today your books need to be added to my TBR list!