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Guest Blogger: Jocelyn Dex
Thursday, June 6th, 2013

I’ve seen a lot of interviewers ask authors how they decide which quirks or kinks their characters will have. The answer differs from author to author, but for me, the characters tell me as I write.

Obviously, it’s all coming out of my brain but it’s not a conscious decision. I sit down, start writing and stuff pours from my brain through my fingertips. Although, most days it’s more like a slow drip than a pour but you get the picture.

I don’t consciously decide, ahead of time, that my characters like to be spanked or like to perform fellatio, etc. I don’t know much of anything until it’s staring at me on the screen.

Sometimes, I say, “Ooh. Awesome.” Other times it’s more like, “Ew. Really?” But whatever. My characters let me know what they want and I usually give it to them.

In Araya’s Addiction, my first erotic paranormal romance, the heroine, Araya, a Sempire demon, wants love and monogamy. Her hero, Kean, has no such notion. In between him being a prisoner and her trying to refuse his advances, they end up experiencing scorching sex and an incredible happily ever after. But, there was one scene in Araya’s Addiction that made me blush. Seriously, I considered cutting it from the story but Kean insisted it stay and I reluctantly agreed.

I’m sure that scene won’t work for everyone but it worked for my characters and was a turning point of sorts. I hope you’ll check out Araya’s Addiction. The series title is still in the works but I have two more stories planned for this universe. One has already been accepted for publication and the other is being considered.

Thanks to Delilah for having me on her blog today! I’m honored.

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Title: Araya’s Addiction
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance

When Kean wakes up naked, collared and locked in a cell, he knows thinking with his dick has finally gotten him into trouble. Part Incubus, Kean enjoys scorching sexual liaisons, a habit that has found him trapped, forced to help a Sempire rescue her daughter from certain death.

Unwilling to aid in anyone’s imprisonment, Araya initially refuses her mother’s “gift”, but the passion simmering between her and Kean is undeniable. As they explore their shared lust, both Araya and Kean enact schemes to save each other. Their best laid plans may awaken emotions that will bind them forever.

*Note: A Sempire is a female demon who requires semen to survive.

Reviews

Gaele @ The Jeep Diva:

…With several steamy to downright scorching scenes, clever dialogue, humor and the potential for a happy ever after, this was a really fun and clever read. Dex has created a new sexual demon, and made them lovable, if not a bit outrageous in their attitudes and thinking. The desires and emotions of the characters were easy to relate to as the characters were well-defined and voiced, a nice addition to this novella.

Anna @ Book Lovin’ Mamas:

…The chemistry between Araya and Kean was smokin’ hot and they were great individual characters too. And I LOVE the sister and Mom. They were quite entertaining! … Overall this was a great read! Lots of fun and very very sexy! I can’t wait to read something else from this author and I will be impatiently waiting for more! ;)

Geraldine H:

…The story line kept me interested, the description of the characters as well as the scene were so well written, I could picture myself there. I became engrossed in the main characters as well as some of the “supporting” characters. I really didn’t want the story to end. The detail in the sex scenes were incredible! I am anxiously waiting on the next book and hoping it includes more on Araya’s fabulous sister.

jocelyndex_shadesAuthor Bio

Jocelyn was born in Iowa and currently resides in Texas. She shares her home with her very own 6’4″ alpha male and varying numbers of spoiled cats and dogs. Teaching one of her dogs to file his nails is one of her all-time favorite accomplishments. Jocelyn loves to paint, loves to read, and loves to write sizzling erotic romance about yummy demons that would make your momma blush.

Here’s where you can find Jocelyn on the web

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Blog  * Goodreads

Here’s where you can buy Araya’s Addiction

Amazon * Ellora’s Cave * Barnes & Noble * ARe

10 comments to “Guest Blogger: Jocelyn Dex”

  1. Jocelyn
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 8:52 am · Link

    Thanks again for having me on your blog today! :mrgreen:



  2. ronnie cornett
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 10:45 am · Link

    I’m gonna check this one out!!! I love a sexy paranormal romance :!: :wink:



  3. Jocelyn Dex
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 1:17 pm · Link

    Hi Ronnie. If you do check it out, let me know what you think. Thanks for commenting! :-D



  4. Amber H
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 1:28 pm · Link

    I’ve had this one on my wishlist for forever! Im going to cave and just buy it! LOL :)



  5. Jocelyn Dex
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 3:56 pm · Link

    Hi Amber. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting. :-D



  6. flchen1
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 6:08 pm · Link

    This sounds awesome, Jocelyn–thanks for the intro!



  7. sharon chalk
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      · June 6th, 2013 at 10:27 pm · Link

    This sounds interesting and it has new demons that we don’t see all the time so that is cool,but I have to be brutally honest and say that I am going to wait till I see more reviews because to pay $5 for a book that only has 97 pages and it is the authors first book,thats taking a big risk with as many books as I read and a book with 400 pages is $7.99 and I can finish one of those off in one day,so with new authors I want to know what other people think,not publishers but actual readers,so I will be checking the reviews (and the sales) because if this is a trilogy and each is going to be $5 that is $15 dollars for 300 pages,I am not in ANY way trying to be negative,but I am a huge fan on Delilahs and usually buy anything on her site that she recommends but I didn’t see a review by her and not very many from others that have read the book yet,hopefully the reviews will come pouring in as more people read the book and then I might be willing to give up $5 for 45 minutes worth of entertainment. Again PLEASE do not take this as a negative,I know it sounds like one,but I like to be honest with authors and honestly considering the length of the book I think you would have made a lot more sales if the initial price in the trilogy would have been less money because once a reader gets hooked they are more willing to pay a higher amount for the follow-up books, but I will keep my eyes open because the book really does sound interesting zanarigrandma@gmail.com



  8. Jocelyn Dex
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      · June 7th, 2013 at 7:24 am · Link

    Hi Sharon. I totally understand what you’re saying. Unfortunately, authors have no say in the price of their books when published through a publisher. Hopefully the good reviews will keep coming in as more people read it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-D



  9. Jocelyn Dex
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      · June 7th, 2013 at 7:24 am · Link

    flchen1 – Thanks for stopping by and checking out the book!



  10. Anne
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      · June 7th, 2013 at 8:37 am · Link

    I’m so curious about the scene you wanted to remove. What could be in it???