For a variety of reasons, today’s post isn’t a question. 1) No one asked me any this week! What’s up guys? 2) Between my mom being in the hospital and getting ‘Black Light: Valentine Roulette’ ready for ARC release, I was pretty insanely busy. And 3) I did get asked something this week, but it was to fill out an interview sheet for Amelia Smarts! The Spanking Romance group selected me as their Author Star of the Week, and I was very excited to be chosen! ^_^ Curious what the #AskMeAnything is? Check out the official AMA page on my site over here.
Q: Can you tell the members of Spanking Romance a little about yourself?
A: Absolutely! Below is the interview I filled out for the Facebook group. It’s closed, but feel free to request to join over here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/spank234/!
Spanking Romance’s Star Author of the Week is Jennifer Bene, who writes aggressive alpha males, feisty but submissive heroines, and intense psychological storylines. Be sure to check out her new release, Black Light: Exposed.
★ Published since: November 2014
★ Favorite or most current book published, and why are you showcasing this book? / what makes it your favorite?
I hate to pick favorites, I mean that’s so hard, so I’m just going to go with my most recent individual release. It’s ‘Black Light: Exposed’ and it’s my full-length novel in the Black Light Series started by Livia Grant (she wrote the prequel, and Book 1). Exposed is Book 2 and I just loved it because it let me have so much fun with the story. Maddie is an aspiring reporter who gets a chance to work at The Washington Post if she can bring her friend a great story, and so she investigates the dance club ‘Runway’ and ends up discovering the BDSM club downstairs ‘Black Light’. Thomas Hathaway, a very sexy / very dominant congressman, ends up being the way she gets inside, and she does find one hell of a story – but if she publishes it she’ll definitely lose Thomas. What unfolds is a dramatic, BDSM romance that I just loved.
It’s an exciting world to get into because we’re about to release ‘Black Light: Valentine Roulette’ on February 10th which is a boxset with eight USA Today and international bestselling authors, all writing about their own couple at the same event on the same night. It was an intense writing endeavor, but based on the feedback from our ARC reviewers it’s going to be a hit!
★ Buy Link: ‘Black Light: Exposed’ – http://amzn.to/2ke1doB
★ Tell us one thing interesting about yourself or your writing career: I’m active in the BDSM lifestyle, and have been for over a decade. Many of the things I write about I’ve done myself and I think that adds a dose of realism to the otherwise fantasy-ridden world we love to write in when it comes to erotic romance. My Dom also loves to read my books, which is both a good thing and a bad thing, because sometimes I give him ideas! Haha!
★ How often and how much do you write: I have a full-time day job, a family, and a lot of other personal obligations, and so I generally write late at night. I’m a terrible insomniac, so it’s not strange to see posts/tweets from me at 1am in the morning. I’m also a full-on pantser and so I write very fast (when I get the time to write). There have been weekends where I’ve put out over 20k words, much to the chagrin of some of my author friends!
★Bio / Tell us about yourself:
My official bio is below, but I’ll just add that I live in Texas and I’m a complete nerd. I played video games hardcore until I started writing, I still play DnD with friends, and I love being a geek.
Jennifer Bene is an international bestselling author of erotic romance who loves wine, hiking, whiskey, and keyboards – not necessarily in that order. She’s had #1 top-selling books in BDSM, Suspense, Thrillers, Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror. While she’s been writing for years, it’s always been the dark stuff that makes her tingly, so her books are full of aggressive alpha males, feisty women who may or may not have a submissive streak, and intense, psychological storylines. Don’t worry though, she also insists on having a nice little happily-ever-after! Because without the dark, we’d never notice the light, now would we?
★ Amazon page link: http://amzn.to/2l5O0A7
★ Blog link: https://jenniferbene.com/blog/
Personal – https://www.facebook.com/jbeneauthor
Fan Page – https://www.facebook.com/jenniferbeneauthor/