Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jenna Ives Interview

Jenna is another author who stumbled upon my wrongly placed posting with Samhain, in its more aptly put location. She is a sweet soul and you should keep reading to find out more about this wonderful woman.

What inspired you to become a writer?

My day job was so depressing that I escaped at night into romance novels (where there's always a happy ending, guaranteed). One day I decided to try and write a romance myself, and it actually sold :)

How long have you been writing for?
To be honest, I've been writing since about age eleven, but those stories are in my mother's attic somewhere, LOL!

Of your work, which is your favorite, or that you hold dear for one reason or another?
I'm proud of The Initiation Of Isabella. It was written for a "call for submissions" by Samhain Publishing for its Binding Ties anthology. One reader called it "an accidental bondage story," which is funny, but true -- a case of mistaken identity brings two people together under very intimate circumstances. It came out in e-book last September, and will be available in print in July 2010.

As an author, who is your favorite to read from?
I'm a voracious reader. I love too many authors to mention them all here!

What is your favorite genre?
I love historical romances, but I also read contemporary and paranormal. The Initiation Of Isabella is a contemporary romance.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Writing isn't an answer. :)
What spare time?!? Seriously, I love to read, and I do watercolor painting.

Have you ever collaborated with another author? Or plan too?
I've never collaborated with another author, but if I met someone whose creative mind works the same way mine does, I would certainly be open to it!

Do you have any pen names? If so why do you choose to use a pen name?
Yes, I use a pen name. I think all authors should, for privacy and protection. One of my good friends writes under her own name, and a scary stalker fan forced her to move to a different city!

Any words of wisdom for your fans and readers?
I love to write stories I would like to read myself, so I hope my readers will love them, too! Also, I love to get feedback from my readers. You can visit my website at to read an excerpt from The Initiation Of Isabella, and if you read the whole story, I'd love to hear what you think of it :)

Jenna thank you for sharing time out of your schedule with us. It was so nice to meet you and be able to do this interview with you. The Initiation Of Isabella sounds captivating. I will be reading it soon. In all the different reasons why an author would have a pen name, I would have never guessed your answer to being one of them. Although it should have been my first thought. Send my regards to your friend. I hope in the future we may be able to work together again.


  1. Steven-
    Thanks so much for letting me do this interview with you! It was fun, and hopefully your readers learned a little bit about me :)


  2. Jenna you are very welcome. I had just as much fun doing this with you. If they love to read as much as I do I know they will enjoy the interview with you. Best wishes.

  3. Oooh, I loved the story The Initiation Of Isabella! It was a sexy premise that was actually a very sweet love story at heart :)


  4. The Initiation of Isabella sounds very intriguing. I can't wait to read it. :) Thanks for stopping by Leigh.