The New Face of Jeanne Adams

TheTentacleAffaireFINALHi, everybody!  If you’re a regular here, you may figure you know Bandita Jeanne.  Maybe you see her as a tall blonde who writes hot, dynamic romantic suspense?  If that’s your image, it’s right…as far as it goes.  Because there’s another side to this boom girl bandit, a side that loves science fiction and fantasy.  She has masterfully blended the two with her usual brand of hot romance in her new release, The Tentacle Affaire:  A Slip Traveler Novel, which is the first in a fabulous new series.  So we thought we’d do a post that shows you more of this new aspect of hers.

Sven has fabulous canapés on the table under the window, and Lars is tending bar.  Help yourselves and settle in for our chat.

Yo, Duchesse!  How’s it feel over there on the other side of the interview?  Also, what are you drinking?

Ha!  It feels pretty good!  And hey, there are canapes, so what’s not to love?  I’m drinking a Starbucks Venti Extra Whip Mocha.  Why?  Because I finished this book and, because I can.  Snork!  Sven and Lars have already offered to spike it for me.  I may even take them up on that as the day goes on!

How long have you been a fan of science fiction and fantasy, and what about them influences your Slip Traveler series?

Ohmygosh, I’ve been a fan of sci-fi fantasy forever.  It’s the genre I’ve written the most of, believe it or not.  I sold to New York in suspense, but I had more than 9 paranormals written when I sold that suspense.  Ha!  It goes that way sometimes.

I think my first story-love of the paranormal started  with fairy tales and things of that nature.  Beauty and the Beast was a perennial favorite.  I then moved to Madeline L’Engle, TH White, and then some of the Darkover novels by Marion Zimmer Bradley.  I think I got into Andre Norton pretty early as well.

Those long-ago books influenced The Tentacle Affaire in too many ways to count.  From Tolkien’s magic, and the magic of Andre Norton’s Witch World, to the tech of Elizabeth Moon and Sterling Lanier, they all had an influence.

Please tell us about Cait and Aiden.Witch_world

Oh, my…well, Cait is a former Marine.  She’s smart, funny, and capable.  Aiden is one of the most powerful witches of his generation, if not THE most powerful.  (And yes, a witch is a witch, regardless of gender.)  In my magical world, the top-level magic users are called Adepts.  Someone like Aiden, who’s had lots of training and experience and is part of the magical “policing force” is an Adept Enforcer.

You know, I should probably put the blurb in here because it gives you Cait and Aiden in a nutshell…

She doesn’t believe in magic.
When human Slip Traveler Cait Brennan’s routine mission to retrieve a lost interstellar pet goes FUBAR, she ends up hip-deep in a plot to kill five US Senators that puts Earth’s entire population at risk. If she can’t uncover who’s behind the conspiracy and keep her alien employers a secret, she’ll be terminated—permanently.

 He doesn’t believe in aliens.

Haunted by a devastating failure in another city, magical Adept Enforcer Aiden Bayliss is relentless in protecting the DC area from dark entities. He’ll destroy the powerful force that’s taking out key politicians, whoever—or whatever—it is. And, in spite of the white-hot attraction sizzling between them, his main suspect is one curvy mystery named Cait.

With everything Aiden believes in question, and Cait squared off against a deadly assassin, both must choose.   Uphold their oaths and lose each other forever, or stand together and die.

What problems do they face, both in this book and in the books ahead?

In this first book, the face they problem of each other first, and then stuff just piles on…dead senators, alien assassins, the FBI and the press poking their noses into everything…well, you get the idea.  But first and foremost, how the heck do they trust one another when she doesn’t believe in magic and he doesn’t believe in aliens?

Would you like to share an excerpt?

Sure!  How about this….this is a point where Aiden reveals he uses magic. A senator has been killed in the building where Cait and Aiden live. The Kith are the aliens for whom Cait works…..

Detective Herman began to question the security guard, and Aiden caught Cait’s eye. With a jerk of his head, he motioned toward the kitchen. She gave a barely perceptible nod.

Cait’s gut trembled with suppressed anger and consternation.  Hellfire and damnation, how was she going to explain this to headquarters? She had to contact them immediately.

With a senator involved, every person on-scene, hell, probably everyone in the building, would have their background checked. And a senator dead, nailed to the wall in a fairly spectacular display of strength, meant the situation was FUBAR.

She’d already told the Kith to put in more background data, but if the Feds managed a warrant to search her place, there were a considerable number of unexplainable, highly advanced electronic devices in her living room and office.

Oh, and don’t forget the alien weapons, poisons and other oddments tucked into your underwear drawer.

All this ran through her mind as the detective shot a few more questions at Aiden. She watched Aiden keenly and knew she wasn’t mistaken.

He was the source of that blue flare she’d seen the first night. That hot electricity was at odds with the hail-fellow-well-met face he showed the world. She’d already seen traces of that “other” Aiden–the dangerously clever, questioning one–-when they met, and at the canal.  There was a sharp mind there, one that put things together. He’d watched her then, on the canal, like he was watching now. Assessing. And if she were guessing, she’d say he was not particularly liking the conclusions he’d drawn.

And none of her reaction had anything to do with the decided physical attraction she had to him either.

Liar.

Cait squashed the vivid dream pictures that threatened to pop into her mind.  Power flowed in him, somehow. She’d wondered if he was psi. No question about that now, after that electric-chair jolt. The Kith Seers told her it could be that way when two psi-gifteds met, touched. Their explanation paled in comparison to reality. But what was up with the blue aura stuff?  The Seers hadn’t mentioned anything like that.

Aiden motioned to the kitchen again and she nodded. The earlier flirting was gone. His gaze was laden with suspicion and steel.

Back atcha, buster.   Tilting her glass, she rustled the ice.

“Detective, Mr. Bayliss, is it all right if I get more water?”

“Of course. Let me show you where it is,” Aiden offered, rising.

“Come right back,” Herman said, focused again on the security guard.

Aiden followed her into the kitchen, and Cait turned immediately to face him.

“Let’s make this quick.” He sketched a symbol in the air, and it flared to life, hanging like a neon sign, just about head-level.

“Holy shit!” It was all she could manage.  No creature she’d met yet could do something like that without tools or devices.  “What is that?” She reached out to touch the sigil. On contact, the image flared to incandescence, and exploded with a soundless pop she felt in her inner ears. Her whole system whirled, like the bottom of the elevator had dropped out. “Double-effing hell!”   She hung onto the edge of the counter for dear life. She checked her hand for burns but the skin was smooth and unmarred.  “What the hell?” she demanded.

Aiden stared at her as if she were the monster.  “What are you?” he hissed, straightening to his full height. No geeky-suave smile. No calm demeanor. The man who stood before her was intense and focused. Power hung around him like a cloak, a palpable thing. The look in his dark eyes was agate hard. In this guise, to every inner sense, he was a predator. This was the warrior with the sword she had seen with her inner eye.

Was this the danger she’d sensed, but her equipment couldn’t scan? He leaned forward in menace, and she decided she had to bluff. She’d have a meltdown later.

“Pretty spectacular trick.”

“Trick?” he growled.

Her mind scrambled for options, explanations, and opportunities to figure out what the hell to do. Obviously he had some stupendously secret things he wanted to stay secret. She could use that.

“Unexplained phenomenon,” she tempered her comment. “Look. You have secrets. So do I. I didn’t kill those people. I have an assignment to accomplish which is totally incompatible with a murder investigation. I need to–have to–-make a call, or my mission is going to fail in a monumentally spectacular fashion.”  She took a breath, prayed the distraction was working and that he wasn’t going to hit her with some random light beam.  “My mission failure will blow back on you, and obviously, you don’t need that either.”

“A mission? From whom? Do you work for the Council?” He didn’t let her answer before he grabbed her arm. “Are you an adept?”

“What’s an adept?” She waved that aside, but she looked down at his hand on her arm. “Let go of me!” she hissed and yanked her arm away. “Never mind. Whatever an adept is, I’m not one.”

Is there anything you ‘d like to add about the series world?

It’s a great world to play in.  Grins.  Its very like our world, obviously, with that magical element thrown in.  An editor who read this story once said it was about a “Sexy Gandalf meets a female Men in Black Agent J.”  That might give you a little insight…Grins.

How many books do you currently have planned?DeadlyDeliveryfinal

I currently have 4 books planned for Aiden and Cait.  After that, the series will either end or…maybe another Slip Traveler will take Cait’s place.  I haven’t decided.

What’s next for you?

Oh!  I have a short suspense novella called DEADLY DELIVERY, and that’s coming out in October.  Right behind that is another novella in November that’s in an anthology with two other fabulous authors, frequent guest Barbara Devlin, and contemporary author Leah Grant.  The Anthology is called A JEWEL IN TIME and It follows an heirloom necklace as it is handed down to three different women in three different time periods.  It’s lightly paranormal and it too branches into a new place for me.  My novella, the middle bit of the Anthology, is set in WWII and is called BEHIND ENEMY LINES.

I don’t have a cover yet for the November novella, but I’ll be sure to share it when I do!

And so you have it…the new adventures of Bandita Jeanne!

So Banditas, do you know an author who’s started in one genre or sub genre and moved to another?

What do you think about it? Do you follow a favorite author to a new genre and give the new genre a try?

What’s your favorite genre or do your read just about everything?

Have you ever had a close encounter, seen a UFO, or a ghost?

Jeanne will be giving away two copies of THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE as well as two gift pack of cool alien goodies to go along with it!

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  • Jane says:

    Congrats to Jeanne on the new release. There are several authors I’ve read who moved to another genre. One was Jessica Bird who then wrote paranormals as JR Ward. I’ll usually give an author’s new genre a try. I read the occasional history book, but mostly I go for mysteries and romances. Never had a paranormal experience or seen a UFO.

  • flchen1 says:

    Huge congrats, Jeanne!! I LOVE scifi and am very excited to hear of your new venture–can’t wait to pick it up!

    I do know authors who absolutely write in more than one genre–one that comes to mind is Carrie Lofty, who I started reading in historicals, but she co-wrote some post-apocalyptic stuff with Ann Aguirre. They both also write paranormal and some YA/NA…

    I absolutely follow favorite authors when they switch genres–usually there’s something about their voice/style I like, and that generally remains true no matter the genre.

    My favorite genres? I started out reading only contemporaries, but love them all. Scifi and westerns are a couple of my current faves.

    No close encounters or UFOs for me! 😉

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Morning, Fedora! Yay! So glad you like paranormals too. I enjoy Carrie Lofty as well, and Ann Aguirre too. I didn’t realize they’d written something together. Obviously, I’ve been spending too much time in the Writing Caves under the Lair!

      Must go look that up!

    • Fedora, you know I love science fiction and fantasy, too. Despite revisions, I’ve squeezed in Havoc, the latest in Ann Aguirre’s Dred series.

      I also have a soft spot for Westerns, both historical and contemporary.

      • flchen1 says:

        Wasn’t it good? My only problem with being caught up is having to wait a year for the next book 😉 And I’ve just started reading Kaki Warner–I remember a lot of buzz a few years ago when her debut, Pieces of Sky came out. It IS excellent, and I can’t wait to keep reading!

  • Amy Conley says:

    Totally believe in all things paranormal, have since I was a little girl. And I’ll read almost anything except sci-fi, weird aren’t I?

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Amy! I’m with you, in the belief. Grins. I’ll read anything not nailed down, so I’ll give sci-fi a try. Gotta say that sometimes it doesn’t sit well, but others, I just gobble it up. Ha!

      Thanks for popping in!

    • Amy, a lot of science fiction tends to be tech-focused, so I think not being drawn to that isn’t inconsistent with belief in the paranormal.

  • Jeanne, huge congratulations on your new release. You know how I loved your romantic suspense books. I can’t wait to read this one. You’re such a fabulous writer! Loved the excerpt. Would I follow an author to a new genre? When she’s as good as you are, my friend, no doubt whatsoever!

  • Mary Preston says:

    I’m adding the Slip Traveler series to my lists. Loving the cover by the way.

    I will happily read across most genres. I actually love it when a favourite author writes in a number of genres. It’s like discovering them all over again, if that makes any sense.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Mary! It makes perfect sense to me. I love discovering a new “view” from a familiar author. It’s interesting, isn’t it, that a writer can have so many facets?

      As someone said earlier, though, it’s the voice oftentimes that I follow. Something about that writer’s way of putting words on the page. :>

    • Mary, yes, that makes sense. Occasionally I’ve had an author shift over and not warmed to what s/he did. By and large, though, if I like a person’s approach in one genre, I’ll enjoy it in another as well.

  • Deanna says:

    Congrats on the new release. I’m definitely going to check it out.

    Oh my, so many questions, where do I start? … I love a good sci fi / fantasy / paranornal romance. Anything that smacks of the out of ordinary and even a little hint of woo woo gets me excited. For me it started with the fairty tales – Hans Christian Andersen, Grimm Brothers, etc., then moving onto Enid Blyton, Anne McCaffrey, David Eddings and on.

    My favorite subgenre today would be the paranormal and I’m completely obsessed with dragons and gargoyles. I also read a lot of contemporary and historicals, so I dabble into just about everything. Can’t say I’ve gotten much into the Young Adult and New Adult books just because I have a hard time getting into stuff that’s written in the first person.

    As to close encounters, yes I’ve had a few. A particularly memorable one is a grey lady who inhabits the downstairs of my grandmother’s old house and I’ve seen her a time or two. Let me just say that it is downright spooky and that to this day, it gives me shivers just thinking about it so you’ll have to pardon me if I don’t go into a lot of detail describing the experience to you.
    The only author that I’ve really followed across sub genres is the various incarnations of Jayne Ann Krentz. I think she is brilliant and I love her. A few others that I still read are Catherine Coulter who went from historical and some fantasy romance to romantic suspense today, and Kay Hooper who started with the Loveswept categories way back when and then ventured into some contemporary standalones and a few paranormals till today where she predominantly writes psychological / romantic suspense thrillers which a touch of the occult in them. Scary stuff.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Oh, yay! Another Eddings fan! I love his stuff and am so disappointed there will be no more. *Sniff*

      Wow on the Grey Lady! I’ll absolutely forgive no details if she’s that spooky. Whew! Grins.

      And had to LOL about the “anything that smacks of the out of the ordinary…” line. Yay! I’m all about that. Ha!

    • Deanna, your dragon obsession doesn’t surprise me when McCaffrey is on your list of favorites. I’m a fan of Eddings and Pern also.

      Our library had a couple of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five series when I was growing up. I loved Five Run Away Together. Looking back on it as an adult, wanting to share it with the boy when he was little, I discovered that it was very difficult to track down a copy. I finally found one at Foyle’s in London.

  • Shannon says:

    I’m afraid that I tend to read historicals, of about every time period. I have followed a few authors that have moved to romantic suspense, but I haven’t gotten into their other works. I’ve thought about reading some of Rowling’s various bppks. Another author has gone from historical mystery to a literary style. Again on my TBR list, but I never get around to reading it.

    The closest I’ve come to a ghost is a sense of a priestess at an Egyptian temple in Lake Aswan. Being relatively rationale, I just dismissed it as my imagination trying to think what rituals and significance such a temple had.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Shannon! Oooh, you’ve been to Aswan? How cool is that!! :> And real or rational, a sense of a priestess and her life is cool. Just sayin’

      Since you like historicals in any time period, when the WWII story comes out, I hope you’ll let me know if you like it. :>

    • Shannon, I also read pretty much every time period in historical. I think genre fiction and literary fiction have different emphases and different voices. For me, it’s harder to follow an author between those because succeeding in the other forum requires him or her to change part of what I enjoyed about their books. The more I read, the more I realize that voice–word choices, turns of phrase, and emphasis–has a to to do with how well I like (or don’t) a given book.

  • Helen says:

    Oh Jeannie

    I got this on release day and am so looking forward to reading it I have loved all of your others and I for one am more than happy to follow an author I love to another genre 🙂

    I know I have read authors that have switched genres but for the life of me no names come to mind at the moment LOL
    I read across all genres these days there was a time I would only read historical but not anymore I was really missing out but I still love historicals
    And no I have never had a close encounter 🙂

    Huge congrats

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hi Helen! Thanks for the congrats and thanks SO much for buying on release day! Grins. You rock. It is amazing how much variety there is out there, isn’t it? I used to read only paranormals, then branched out into suspense and short contemporary. Now, thanks to the Bandits and reading for the RITA, I cover all the bases. Grins. Love me some Bandit books!!

    • Helen, you know I love historicals, too. 🙂

  • Mozette says:

    So Banditas, do you know an author who’s started in one genre or sub genre and moved to another?

    I’ve seen a few writers move from one genre to another, just to see if they can write them. Sometimes it works, while other times it doesn’t. Stephen King has tried writing literature…. not a good move, Steve, really not a good move.

    What do you think about it? Do you follow a favorite author to a new genre and give the new genre a try? I haven’t followed him into his move… I tried to, but ended up back reading his horror and ‘Dark Tower Series’… he really should jump back into freaking us out again. I think he’s doing it again.

    What’s your favorite genre or do your read just about everything? I read just about anything and everything except spaghetti westerns… it’s the same with movies… so long it’s entertaining, I’ll watch it, but if there’s physical torture involved, I’ll move on.

    Have you ever had a close encounter, seen a UFO, or a ghost?

    UFO… well, I went to the UK and was staying with a friend once in 1997. Well, while sitting outside, I noticed the stars were different from here in Australia, and told the neighbour… then asked him if there was an air show nearby as there were green lights reflecting off the clouds… he said no otherwise we’d hear it. Suddenly my friend and her Mum joined us outside, saw the lights too and it was when those lights stopped and all zoomed off to the East at the same time really fast! The next day, it was reported in the paper on pages 13 & 14 (better known as the UFO Pages) and the local council couldn’t explain them… along with a lot of other UFO reports over the previous week…. hmmmmmm…..

    Ghost? – well… when I moved into my townhouse, 12 years ago, it already had somebody living here – spiritually. The previous owner had moved out, passed away and came home to stay… she had freaked out 3 other families over 3 months – well, until she struck me. She spent the first 3 months locking me out, hiding my keys, making funny noises, waking me up at 2am (then vanishing when I turned on the light when I found her standing at the end of bed!) and then making sure things in my house didn’t work – like my fridge – by turning them off! So, I asked around and people here showed me a photo of her… I looked into how to ask her politely to leave, talked to my Mum and then figured out a time to chat with her… which was the next time she woke me at 2am. Well, she didn’t want me here, hated me from the get go and I made the solemn promise to take care of this place as though it was my very own home. She crossed over peacefully and I have kept the promise to her. I think she’d be pleased what I’ve done to the townhouse… but I also think she’s much happier where she is. 🙂

    Jeanne will be giving away two copies of THE TENTACLE AFFAIRE as well as two gift pack of cool alien goodies to go along with it!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Mozette! Had to LOL about not liking spagetti westerns. Most of them make me laugh and I can’t take them seriously. Ha! I’ll watch them now and again, though.

      Wow on the UFO and the ghost! Wheeeee! I’ve had to do the “Could you politely leave?” speech a couple of times in a couple of places I’ve lived. Never exactly pleasant, but satisfying in and odd sort of way. Grins. Glad your fridge is working well now, and that you can find your keys! Ha!

      On the UFOs when I lived in the mountains of NC, a bunch of us saw lights like that, and were dismissed as having been drinking. Not that any of us had drunk a drop, seriously we hadn’t, but the town cops were sure that if we were actually REPORTING something like that, we must have been drinking. Snork!!

      • Mozette says:

        Isn’t that always the way??? 😛

        But then, with the UK, it’s rife with UFO sightings all the time… no matter where you are there, you’re likely to see something completely out in the left field… so it wasn’t surprising that I eventually saw something I couldn’t explain after spending 7 – 8 weeks there. 😀

    • Mozette, I’m not big on physical torture, either, but I read pretty widely aside from that.

  • sandyg265 says:

    The first cross genre author who comes to mind is Charlaine Harris. She wrote mysteries and then wrote the Sookie Stackhouse books. If I like an author I will read across genres since I read a lot of different types of books anyway.

  • Minna says:

    So Banditas, do you know an author who’s started in one genre or sub genre and moved to another? Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb comes to mind.

    What do you think about it? Do you follow a favorite author to a new genre and give the new genre a try? I both Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb books.

    What’s your favorite genre or do your read just about everything? I read just about anything, but fantasy, paranormal and steam punk (which tends to include paranormal elements) are my favourites.

    Have you ever had a close encounter, seen a UFO, or a ghost? Nope, never seen neither.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Minna! Oh, JD Robb…Grins. I’m loving the series and of course, I love all La Nora’s “regular” books as well. I’m jonesing for the Sept. 9 (Tomorrow!!!) release of the next In Death book!!

      Glad you love paranormals, and hope you’ll like Tentacle Affaire if you read it. :>

    • Minna, Nora/JD is a great example! As you know, I read pretty much everything, too.

  • WOOOHOOO!! Finally!!! Another new book from Jeanne!!!!

    I’ve been waiting for this ever since I saw the concept for the cover. 🙂 (Being the mother of a cover artist has its perks.)

    BTW, this jumped to the top of my queue on my kindle…and I’m enjoying the hell out of it!! Love the paranormal bits and even though I’m only about 25% through…(do have to get my writing done each day)…I’m ready to jump Aiden’s bones…just saying!! 🙂

  • Cassondra says:

    Hi Jeanne, hi Nancy!

    Great interview, y’all.

    Jeanne, I just love that cover.

    I have followed our Kate Carlisle from Romance to mystery to romance to mystery. Does that count? And of course, Dianna Love, from big romantic suspense to urban fantasy. And now you!

    I tend to go through phases with reading…I only want to read X for a while and then I only want to read Y for a month or three. I don’t know why that is. I have not started the In Death series, though Nancy has hounded me to do that for a few years now, and even given me the first book. I’ve gotta get on that.

    Congrats on your release!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey girl! Thanks! And yes, thanks again to Lyndsey Lewellen for that FABULOUS cover! :>

      Its funny, isn’t it, how sometimes we want to just devour a certain genre, and stick with that for a while? I’m on a New Adult kick at the moment. Reading Patricia Wrede’s Into the West series and another series by Caroline Stevermer beginning with A College of Magics. :> Before that, I was on a Jack Reacher kick, so it’s not predictable at all! hahah!!

      What are you reading?

    • Thanks, Cassondra! Glad you liked it. Dianna and Kate are great examples. As is Nora/JD, and if you don’t start that series soon, I’m coming out there.

      Just like I’m going to DC if Jeanne doesn’t start Bujold’s Vorkosigans.

  • pjpuppymom says:

    Hi Jeanne! Hi Nancy! Jeanne, congrats on the new book! I’m looking forward to reading it!

    I’ve followed many authors around the sub-genre merry-go-round. For me, it’s more about the writing and voice of the author than the sub-genre in which they’re writing. A few of the many that have taken me along to explore new horizons are Christina Dodd, Jessica Andersen/Jesse Hayworth and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle.

    I don’t read much erotica but I read pretty much everything else.

    I’ve never seen a ghost or UFO but I have had a few “woo woo” experiences. I do think that there are many things in the universe that we don’t understand or of which we have not yet been made aware.

  • bn100 says:

    yes; will read it depending on the book
    prefer contemporary
    no

  • catslady says:

    I will follow an author I love because I enjoy her voice so to say. Although historicals are my favoirte, I do read almost everything or anything. I’ve always had an interest in science fiction (grew up on Twilight Zone and Star Trek and Stephen King lol).

  • Lianne says:

    I will read most genres.
    Alexis Morgan is another author that writes multiple genres

  • Jeanne, so excited you have another book out. Fantastic excerpt–the heat between them is sizzling! Can’t wait to read THE TENTACLE AFFAIR!

  • pearl says:

    Wonderful post. Authors who change genres are creative and talented. I enjoy fiction, historicals, and love the sci-fi genre since I grew up on The Twilight Zone and then Star-Trek.

  • Elaina says:

    I am in awe when authors can shift their writing since it displays great versatility. I admire them greatly and follow them. I haven’t experienced a close encounter and hope to avoid it. My favorite genre is fiction – sagas especially. No Ghosts of UFO’s either. Life is daunting enough for me.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Elaina! So glad you popped into the blog. Had to LOL about life being challenging enough. I have my character, Cait, express that on several occasions as she finds out about magic. Weren’t aliens bad enough? Grins.

      And what a lovely compliment about versatility. I hope I actually live up to that compliment. Ha!

    • Hi, Elaina–I’m just as glad to avoid close encounters, too!

  • anne says:

    I have always read certain authors and when they change their writing to another genre I try the books. I read all fiction except for zombie and horror. Ghosts have not been evident as yet. Wishing and hoping.

  • Oh Jeanne – Here it is two in the morning and I suddenly realized I hadn’t checked the blog today. I’m so sad that I missed Nancy’s interview of the new Jeanne Adams. Bummer.

    I’ve already downloaded The Tentacle Affaire. Can’t wait to read it. Love the cover for Deadly Delivery. Wishing you mega success with all the irons in the fire.

  • May Pau says:

    I would definitely follow my favorite writers if they write in another genre!