Please raise your glasses to
Ms. Billi Jean
Author of Midnight Star...
And her NEWLY UPCOMING RELEASE.....
~ Silver's Chance ~
I recently reviewed Ms. Billi's first book Midnight Star and I was thoroughly engaged with the story. So, I decided to invite Ms. Billi to tell us more about what's new with her... And to keep her close and sitting down ~ so I can make sure she keeps her hands off Gerard... So we will talk about... Her new book, her dreams and of course what kind of Smutty Hussy would I be if we did not talk about her kinks!
Now let's see if she has in her to get smutty with us!
Hi Ms. Billi! How are you doing?
I trust you are doing well. Would you care for something to drink?
**Cecile rolls her eyes... Sure Billi...**
But of course you know Billi...
Just watch yourself...
Okay... Okay... Billi
*Snap... Snap... Here...*
Okay Billi.... Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.
B: Mmm....well, I live a pretty exciting life...cough, cough....between raising two children -- one a teenager on his last year in High School and the other a First Grader going on 40....two cats that love to leave me treats on the back porch, a dog that thinks he's a Aussie Shepard and looks like one, but acts like a Beagle, and working two jobs....I'm pretty busy!
**Damn woman, where do you find time to do all what you do**
I find my outlet in life in writing. It always has been. I can remember not being able to stand it when my favorite authors didn't have a new book out and I would create pages and pages of stories in my school notebooks. *Sigh* Now? I spend more time editing my own work than actually writing new stories. LOL. But I do squeeze in time to write every day, even if it's edits, it's still writing. I have over twelve fully written, but not edited manuscripts to work on. Slowly but surely I am spanking those babies into shape and getting them subbed to publishers. :)
Billi, if we googled you what would be the weirdest thing we'd find?
B: Well, other than Michael Jackson's song? Mmmm.....LOL. I'm not sure anyone would get past all that, but if they did, my son taped me on his Itouch, mixed up my voice with something that sounds like Minnie Mouse and added it to his Facebook! So, yeah, so not funny....cough, cough!
You know, I never thought of that... **Giggles** Billi, I am watching those hands honey... lol!
**Cecile gives a stern look to her fellow followers...**
My followers should have read my review of Midnight Star, but for those that are new... Why don't you talk about that one first... Since that is the first in the series...
B: Oddly enough, (blushing) Midnight Star was never supposed to be first. Her story falls after Silver's Chance -- in chronological order. But! Hear me out! I had reasons and those reasons have everything to do with Samantha, the main character in Silver's Chance, and her sister, Susanna. The two sisters just would not come clean with their stories, so....out of their arguments, Star was born. :-) Star is a vampire, a friend of the Sisters of the Moon -- actually more of an adopted mother to the girls. She's one of those kick ass women because she has to be -- not because she really feels the need to show off or push everyone around, but because she always wants to be prepared. Her childhood was disturbing to say the least, and once she kissed her vampire house behind, (pun so not intended!) she never looked back. Strong, independent, but sweetly protective of the girls, she's a kick ass fighter. When she crosses swords with Ranger, a lyake with some real anger management issues around vampires, her world gets tips upside down. So, too, does Ranger's. Although the alpha male that he is can't see the screw ups he stacks up with Star -- his mate -- until she nearly knocks his head off...or was it cut his head off? Either way, the two have a wild ride on the love boat let me tell you!
**Omg... you are freaking telling me!!! Girls and guys... if you have not read Midnight Star, you must!!** And why are we getting Samantha and Derrick's story now....
B: Well, cough, cough....I think Samantha and Derrick realized if they didn't get their act together I'd ditch them! No, seriously, things just worked out for their story. I can't really explain it -- writing a series is so complex at times, and other times it's just so freakin' obvious! Sorta like 'Duh! Why didn't I see that??' So, Silver's Chance is the story of Samantha looking for her lost twin and ending up finding something all together unexpected.
Where did you get the idea for the story line?
B: Mmm. That is a hard question! I have these stories in my head, some at different stages of development and I'm not sure what inspires them. Sometimes a song, sometimes a movie, or clip or video or a book. Silver's Chance is about sisters, but more than that, it's about life and knowing when to live it, and when you need to stop putting it on hold....mmm, wow. That's deep. :)
What are you currently working on right now?
B: Right now I am finishing up Tabithia's story. Tabithia is a witch who makes an appearance in Silver's Chance. Her story is called: A Spartan's Kiss. Tabithia was a tough character, not because she wasn't talking, but because of some of her issues. I struggled to show her in a way that illustrated her strengths, while also weaving in her weaknesses. Aeros, her guy, is a hottie Spartan who thinks she hung the moon. :-)
How much fun have you had creating your own world within a world?
B: Oh I love it! Absolutely. I see these characters doing all sorts of things, sometimes I dream about them, I often talk to them in the car, shout at them in my room, or want to strangle them during really tough scenes. They're all picky, you know? It's also, like I said, complicated. Sometimes as the author and creator you know things and forget to put them down on the pages -- you know them, so 'duh' why explain further? But getting your world all set up, plotted out and explored is great. And if you keep going in your stories, that world becomes smaller and smaller. And has more overlap!
How much more do you want to expand this world?
B: After Tabithia's story, I have two more books at the first edits stage. There are around 5 fully plotted and then around six more sketched out. I really want to make them stand alone reads, but wow, that is hard. But I do try.
What can we see in the future of Billi Jean??
B: Oh....mmmmm....we can see me working full time as an author! I'd absolutely love that but realize that may never be the way it is. Still, a girl can dream!
**Raises glasses.... Cheers to that one honey!!! My wish for you**
Now for the fun time.....
If I was go in house, to the side of your bed.... What would I find... Naughty or Nice... Kinky or Plain Jane... Nightstand with books or what... Inquiring minds want to know?
B: Uh...wow. LOL. To the side of my bed is.....drum roll.....my desk with my computer!!! lmao
Ohhhh, you are no fun at all... I will continue to dig deep until I found out your naughty secrets.... Even if I have to use Gerard.... Just remember, I am not a Smutty Hussy for nothing, lol!!!
What has been one of your darkest, deepest, kinkiest secrets you have been holding out on??
B: Mmmm, I do like to wa tch some naughty videos for inspiration, and research purposes only, you understand? lol
Okay now for my favorite time...
**Looks at Billi... Looks at Gerard.... Uhhh no... NOT with him!!!.**
You know you do... Quickie time... Think fast....
Are you a quickie kind girl? no, absolutely not! Long, leisurely or hot and long, and hard! lol
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Semi- dark
Whipped or Melted? melted, absolutely
Straight up or with a twist - sex? The more twisted the better -- as long as we aren't talking BDSM! lol
What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him? Oh, on him please, thank you!
Spank or Flogger? Spanked!
Junk or Health Food? Sorry, health food.
Ties or Chains? oh....ties.
Leather or Lace? Lace? (squeak!)
Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind? LOL. Mmm, medium?
Control or Be Controlled? Oh, tough one....can you tell I'm a bit of both? Mmm, with Gerald? Controlled, baby!
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Oh, damn! Uh, sorry, whipped cream!?
Vampire or Werewolf? Oh, now that's not fair.....mmmmm, well, how about werewolf first, then vampire, then switch back to make sure, then again....
I want to thank you so much for all the fun we have had today Ms. Billi!!! I hope you had as much fun as I have had today... and Gerard!!
Midnight Star or an e-copy of Silver's Chance....
And let us know why?!?!?!
And Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 2nd!
Good luck, have fun and BE CREATIVE!!!