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Guest Blogger: Emma Jay
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Psst! Yesterday’s contest continues. If you post today, you have two chances to win! ~DD

Note from Emma:

I have a split personality. I write contemporary romance, romantic suspense and historical romance as one name, and erotic romance as Emma Jay. Because I’m a teacher, and thanks to my enthusiastic principal, people know I write romance, and they know my other pseudonym.

I can’t let them know about this side of my life. In fact, very few people do. My husband, but not my son. Some writer friends but not others.

This has resulted in me having a split personality. I have two Twitter accounts, two Blogger accounts and two email accounts. In fact, today I was on the same email loop as both personas. I was getting whiplash changing from one to another! I haven’t actually found a balance yet, and I’m glad to be on summer vacation as I’m trying to work it out. Any suggestions on managing a split personality would be much appreciated! ~ Emma


University teaching assistant Jamie Winston is ready to break out of her shy, unadventurous shell by finally approaching Brady Lane—the sexy Iraqi war vet seated in the front row of her journalism class. He’s brave and outgoing—something Jamie is not—and good looking to boot. Her shy flirtation with Brady at a frat party leads to a deliciously sinful tryst that leaves her wanting more. Each breathless encounter with Brady peels away a layer of Jamie’s insecurity, leaving her more wanton and willing each time. But eventually, all good things must come to an end. When Brady finally leaves for an internship, will Jamie be brave enough to let him go?


He checked the room, then turned to face her. “You think I was playing around about that fantasy? Every time you walk by my seat, I get a hard-on, smelling you.” He leaned in to take a deep breath, then frowned a little. “And you walk by my seat a lot.”

“I thought you were interested in what I was teaching.”

“Oh, yeah. But I’m also trying to see what you look like under those clothes.” His gaze traveled down to her breasts. “This is much better.”

She tilted her head and smiled. “You clearly don’t have much of an imagination.”

“We’ll see what you say about that when I’m done.” He opened another door, looked inside, and gave her hand a gentle tug.

Heart pounding, she tried not to stumble as her feet failed to meet the enthusiasm of the rest of her body. When he closed the door behind them, she attempted to swallow her doubts.

He’d chosen the library, only one small desk lamp illuminating the room. The room smelled of books, then Brady crowded her against the door, filling her with his scent, a spicy soap mixed with the softer yeasty scent of beer.

And he was big, so big. Even in her wedge heels, her nose only reached the middle of his chest as he edged closer. His shoulders blocked the light as his breath washed warm over her skin. Her pulse leapt like a rabbit at her throat as he lowered his mouth to brush over her parted lips, once, twice, before settling over them.

Oh, God. His lips were firm, and molded to hers, learning the shape of her mouth. His tongue teased the entrance of her mouth, then he delved deeper.

She glided her hands up his chest and curled her fingers through his shaggy hair, letting her body slide up his as she opened herself to his kiss, bringing his tongue deeper. God, he was hard everywhere, his shoulders, arms, chest, thighs, cock.

Wow, it was big. She circled her belly against it until he groaned, his fingers tightening on her hips before easing up under her blouse.

25 comments to “Guest Blogger: Emma Jay”

  1. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 8:58 am · Link

    Thanks so much for having me here today, Delilah!

  2. Natalie C
    · July 14th, 2010 at 9:21 am · Link

    I loved that excerpt. I loved the cover too. I’m such a sucker for soldiers. Everything they do is just so hot!!

    Emma – Almost everyone today has a split personality, that side not everyone will understand. OMG – you’re human!! HA! HA!Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cheryl McInnis
    · July 14th, 2010 at 9:48 am · Link

    That is a great excerpt-I’m very curious to read the rest now. What publisher is this?

    As for your split personality, I’ve always wondered how erotic romance authors dealt with the reactions of their family and friends…I guess keeping your writing names seperate is one way to avoid problems, but yeah, it must get very confusing 😉

  4. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 10:11 am · Link

    Natalie, I’m with you on the soldiers! I just finished reading one of Stephanie Tyler’s SEAL books and DANG. When he walked in decked out in SEAL gear–thud!

    Cheryl, thanks! The Wild Rose Press is my publisher.

    And my mother is very very very Catholic. She must NEVER know the truth! 😀

  5. Julie Kiesow
    · July 14th, 2010 at 11:59 am · Link

    This book sounds great, I will definately be buying it to see the rest!

    I can only imagine how hard have a split personalities like that might be, But in reality I think we all do at times. We are either parents or daughters,sons or employee’s & students and whatnot. We can’t be an open book in all aspects of life or things could get really weird. I wish you luck! Everyday normal stuff is not easy I cannot imagine how hard it would be in your case!


  6. Ilona
    · July 14th, 2010 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Nice excerpt, really enjoyed it.

    I love a soldier (so much so I married one), comes from being an army brat I suppose 😀

    I have no advice on handling a split personality for you, but wish you luck getting to grips with it 😀

  7. Valerie
    · July 14th, 2010 at 1:27 pm · Link

    Great post, loved the excerpt and the cover…all very yummy!!!!

    I’m definately hooked.

    And all the best with the split personality…hehe!!!

    in Germany

  8. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 4:05 pm · Link

    Julie, what a great point. You’re right–I’m different with my writer friends than I am with my teacher friends, and different with my parents than with my son. Very wise 🙂

    Ilona, soldiers and firefighters are my weakness!

    Thanks so much, Valerie!

  9. Jody F.
    · July 14th, 2010 at 5:46 pm · Link

    Love the excerpt–so sexy and one that I really want to read!

    And you kinda sound like a spy Emma, with your two personas. I’m glad you can keep track of both of them.

  10. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 6:40 pm · Link

    Thanks so much, Jody! I love that—I’m like a spy! LOL!

  11. Fedora
    · July 14th, 2010 at 6:49 pm · Link

    Wow, Emma–I like the sounds of your story! And Jody’s right–it’s almost as if you’re a secret agent, with a bit of a double life going on 🙂 Yay for you! The only thing for me as a reader is that I usually want to be able to get all of a writer’s work, so I tend to follow writers as they cross genres. If I love your hot writing, I’ll likely want your historical, contemporary, and RS, too! I know you’re trying to preserve the privacy, but I can imagine that I’m not alone in my book collecting obsession 🙂 Best wishes with the juggling and writing!

  12. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 6:54 pm · Link

    Hi, Fedora! LOL, trust me when I say I know you’ve read my romantic suspense. 😉

  13. sue brandes
    · July 14th, 2010 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Hi Emma. Loved the excerpt. I have a hard time with 1 twitter account. Can’t imagine 2. LOL. That is very interesting how you keep things apart. Enjoyed your post.

  14. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 7:54 pm · Link

    Thanks so much, Sue! I admit, it’s easier to keep up while it’s summer. Once school starts…the juggling gets pretty tough!

  15. Sherry S.
    · July 14th, 2010 at 11:15 pm · Link

    I think if I tried to have two separate lives like that I would end up really confused and probably end up getting confused and blogging as the wrong person. Your book sounds like a very good one and I can’t wait to read it and see what happens.

  16. Emma
    · July 14th, 2010 at 11:19 pm · Link

    Sherry, it IS confusing. In fact, I have two Twitter applications on my phone, one for each of me 🙂 And I double check email accounts before I send any Emma emails out. But it’s worth it–I love writing Emma books!

  17. Fedora
    · July 15th, 2010 at 12:46 am · Link

    Man, Emma, then you must already be on my TBR and probably in the keepers! Now I’m dying of curiosity! (And yes, I know it killed that cat and all that… *sigh*) Best wishes with both kinds of books, Emma!

  18. jennifer mathis
    · July 15th, 2010 at 7:04 am · Link

    i would have probablys keeping to of me straight , I’d probably start fights with myself lol. Book sounds fab. Now thats a hot library

  19. Carol L.
    · July 15th, 2010 at 8:37 am · Link

    😀 Hi Emma,
    I loved that excerpt. What a tease. It’s on my TRL now so I can continue this hot story. Something about soldier in his gear….

    Carol L.

  20. Emma
    · July 15th, 2010 at 8:38 am · Link

    Fedora, a hint is that you visited my other self on another guest blog this week 🙂

    Jennifer, LOL about starting fights with myself! Actually can see that happening as the two fight for writing time!

  21. Emma
    · July 15th, 2010 at 8:39 am · Link

    Thanks, Carol! Just in the interest of full-disclosure, Brady’s not in his gear in this story. He’s actually not in much, though, so…. 😉

  22. CrystalGB
    · July 15th, 2010 at 10:45 am · Link

    Hi Emma. Loved the excerpt.

  23. Fedora
    · July 15th, 2010 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I have a guess then, Emma 🙂 Gotta pick up some of your Emma titles…

  24. Emma
    · July 21st, 2010 at 10:13 am · Link

    Thanks, Crystal!

    LOL, Fedora 🙂

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