Monday, June 22, 2015

The more you know, the more you grow

The internet has made the world a smaller place, bringing other countries and cultures closer together. (don't worry, I won't sing the Disney World song or it'll be stuck in your head all day!) But it's also shown us how vastly many people there are out there, ga-jillions! And all with their own voice. And I find it amazing that I can have so much in common and become friends with people that live continents away. It makes me want to travel and meet them IRL. If only it wasn't so costly in time and money. So I'm thankful I have the internet to keep us connected...

Which brings me to a new friend I'd like to introduce to you!

Jane D. Everly is a new author at CQ and she has a thrilling new novel starring a female, super cool secret agent. I just love me some tip-top British spy fi! To help you all get to know Jane, here's a little more about her and her latest book...

So Jane, where are you from?
I grew up in Nottingham, England. Yes, that Robin Hood place. It’s a beautiful city. I graduated University with a completely useless piece of paper while really I knew all along I was meant to be a writer. Though originally I aspired to be a romance novelist, I quickly discovered that it just wasn’t meant to be. My love of action and adventure stories always ended up seeping through, so I turned to writing thrillers and stories filled with kick-ass heroines and villains with delusions of attaining world domination. I relocated to Vancouver, BC, Canada in 2013 to pursue my writing career. 

How did you come up with the story?
In a word, Bond. James Bond :) I love Ian Flemings's original works. They had such a classical nuance with only one major flaw, the main character was male. I always thought we were severely lacking an amazing female character who embraced her flaws, who flaunted and used her sexuality in the same way Bond always did, and who could handle herself in a difficult situation without ever having to play the damsel in distress card. And so Eliana Havelock was born.

Is this the first in a series?
I do hope so! It’s currently a 4-part series that will wrap up this December and then be published as a full novel. Are there more stories for Eliana? Absolutely!

What would you say this is a mashup between?
It’s a threeseome between Bond, Jason Bourne, and the Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff) filtered carefully into Eva Green’s body.

Do you write in other genres? 
I still dabble in short stories within the romance genre. I feel like I’ve got a really good sci-fi space pirate novel rattling around in my head but I haven’t been able to bring myself to put it on paper yet. 

Who are your influences?
Fleming as I’ve mentioned, I’m also a big fan of Robert Ludlum, Anne Rice, Viola Carr, Emily Bronte, Janet Evanovich, I could go on and on…

Now for some personal questions...

What do you do in your spare time?
I love to hike. I loved the countryside in the UK but here in Canada they literally have mountains you can hike up. Mountains! Grouse Mountain just outside of Vancouver is a hell of a work out. Completely on the other end of the spectrum, I also love to lounge on the beach with a good book and slowly cook.

Do you have any pets? 
I have a cat named Mr. Bojangles. Just the one cat so I have someone to come home to, but at the same time can’t be classed as a crazy cat lady. Not yet at least. 

Inspiring food or drink?
Wine, anything in a rose or something sweet. And Thai food! I love thai food! The hotter the better. 

Favorite place to write?
I hate to be a cliché, but I like to write in coffee shops. You know, those people that sit there with a laptop sipping a fat-free Chai Tea and ignoring everyone else because they’re busy creating a masterpiece? Yes, I’m one of those.

I loved doing this fun interview. Thanks, Tara.

Doesn't she sound fabulous?? I would definitely love to hang out at the beach or pool or in a coffee shop with her. I love those places - I'm at McAlister's right now typing this because my crazy internet went on the blink this morning! But I will leave the hot spicy foods to her! And here's more about her latest release - HAVELOCK!

HAVELOCK by Jane D Everly

Eliana Havelock is a female with no past, whose determination to bring down a Karachi arms dealer catches the attention of the British Secret Intelligence Service. 

MI-6 is currently fractured due to political upheaval with many of its covert programs dissolved or disbanded. When Eliana presents the opportunity to divert an international arms disaster, the head of MI-6 partners her with one of it’s best and brightest, the enigmatic, Connor Blackwell. 

But in a world of secrets and hidden agendas, who can Eliana trust? 

And what, or who, is Eliana really after?

Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Amazon

Now Jane is a little shy, similar to many newer authors, so she uses this saucy photo for her profile pic. Should get some attention just for that, eh?

Thanks to Jane for stopping by and thanks to you all for making her feel welcome.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The world could use a female Bond, especially if she has a little Black Widow in her.
Congratulations and enjoy hiking those mountains!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Meeting people from all over the world online through blogging is one of the best things about it. Hello, Jane, and congrats on your new release!

Yolanda Renée said...

Meeting new and exciting folk is what it's all about! Great premise and awesome cover! Congratulations Jane!

H.R. Sinclair said...

Hello Jane! I loved the interview. That's a nice rounded set of favorite authors! Congrats on the release.

H.R. Sinclair said...

There's something wrong with the twitter link for Jane.

Rena said...

Havelock sounds fascinating! Congrats on the new release, Jane!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love Mr. Bojangles' name.

Congrats on your new release, Jane.

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Ooh, it sounds interesting!
And I wish I could visit all my internet friends too! Especially the ones who live in England. ;)

Trisha said...

I'd love to meet all the folks I've 'met' through blogging. I have met a lot of people from another online community I belonged to for years, and many of them are still my friends, and in fact I'm going to be staying with some of them (again) this Sept when I'm in the US. Love my 'internet met' friends. :)

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I'd love to meet my bloggy friends- every last one!

Best of luck to Jane. Nice to meet you :)

M.J. Fifield said...

Certainly sounds like a novel I need to check out.

Congrats, Jane!

Kimberly said...

Ooh, a woman like Bond - awesome! Congratulations on your release! I love Thai food too - but medium spicy. :)

Unknown said...

It is fascinating how the internet connects us all across the world now :) And congrats to Jane on her book.

Unknown said...

It is fascinating how the internet connects us all across the world now :) And congrats to Jane on her book.

Tammy Theriault said...

Hey, Jane! Great meeting you in this big internet world :D

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Fun interview! Tara, I love your perspective on the Internet. :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Hiking in the mountains and writing in a coffee shop? You sound like my kind of writer, Jane. Congrats on your book.

klahanie said...

Hi Tara and Jane,

Well, there you go. Jane moves from Nottingham and ends up in Vancouver. I move from Vancouver and end up in Leek, England. The desire to live in a town named after an onion was just too strong :)

The book intrigues and of course, MI-6 is not a British motorway....Congrats and all the best to Jane.

Consider this post shared, I'm such a nice, yet charmingly shy kind of dude, eh!

Gary :)

Julie Flanders said...

Great to meet you, Jane! Your book sounds great and I wish you the best of luck with it.

Tara, I totally missed your sign-ups earlier but have signed up now for both. If you need dates other than those I checked just say the word, you know I am flexible.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great interview!
Best of luck!


Tyrean Martinson said...

Excellent profile pic and interview! The book sounds excellent, and I love that you like to write in coffee shops. That's fun. :) I'm a fan of mobile writing - coffee shops, dining room table, dance studio lobbies (my kids), living room couch, on the docks in the harbor (kids' activities again).

Unknown said...

Thank you so much to everyone for the lovely warm welcome and all the kind comments! :)

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