Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Meet Suzanne Jefferies and Her Heroine

Suzanne Jefferies loves to write romance. As a member of ROSA (Romance Writers of South Africa), she knows that she’s not the only believer in romantic tension and emotional power smacks to keep the romance reader hooked. A movie fanatic, she spends most of her time as a writer-for-hire. Working in communication, she has done more than her fair share of corporate and investor PR, and now freelances in between editorial jobs for big. glossy company magazines. The Joy of Comfort Eating, her first contemporary romance novel, won the 2016 Imbali Award for excellence in romance writing.
Character Interview

Beverley: What’s your name?
Evie: Professor Eve (Evie) Brown
Beverley: Where did you grow up?
Evie: On the coast, with traditional parents who believed in the value of a solid paycheck, a nuclear family, and a white picket fenced house in the suburbs.
Beverley: During what time period does your story take place?
Evie: Right now.
Beverley: What’s your story/back story? Why would someone come up with a story about you?
Evie: My story is familiar; the one who worked hard, did right, and forged ahead to succeed in my career, subtly subverting my self to fit in with my older, wiser husband. All’s good until one day I don’t recognize myself, my choices, or what my future looks like. All I know is that I was in the wrong life.
Beverley: What’s your goal in this story?
Evie: To find out who I’m becoming, and to step into that wide unknown future, confident in who I now am.
Beverley: What conflicts are you facing?

Evie: Choices about my sexuality and what that means for my career as a professor, and my reputation. A new world of sexual exploration has opened up to me, and I don’t know how a ‘professor’ fits in this world.
Beverley: Do you have a plan for resolving them?
Evie: A plan? No, if anything, I keep making the wrong choices.
Beverley: Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?
Evie: That it’s never too late to explore your sexuality. I’m in my early forties and just getting started. If anything, I wish it had been sooner, but it’s sooner than if I never had.

Blurb  for  Watched

Slade and how attentive he seems, so totally unlike her ex-husband. Cameron is also delicious to look at, all taut body, broad shoulders, and hot eyes. He’s forbidden territory, but one late afternoon as she pleasures herself in an empty lecture hall, she looks up to find she’s not alone. He’s there…watching her.
And then there’s Sophie Walker. Ever since Evie met the sensual woman, she’s allowed her inhibitions to unreel, one by one. It’s Sophie who’s been sharing Evie’s erotic awakening, Sophie who she yearns for. Or is it?

Excerpt from Watched

       I wipe clean the whiteboard, enjoying the push of the felt, swinging from side to side as I move, the squeaking sound it makes as it erases the past three hours’ worth of hard work. An image replays over and over—that unexpected reveal of Cameron’s torso—a handspan of bareness, the grooved shadow of muscle. It was a shock to the sterility of that lecture hall. My mouth waters. Bare, taut skin—that male skin, so much rougher, harsher than a woman’s.
         I replace the lids on the markers and switch off the projector. Alone. Facing late afternoon emptiness.
         If Cameron were to give me something I’d like... I’d like him, close to me, all sweet-sandy raw male youth, at my knees. Male.
       I swallow back the desire that is starting to slither through me, stroking the space between my neck and collarbone. Cameron. I picture the way he ran his hands through his lightly gelled hair, the bulge in his arms as his hands extended behind his head. The soft curve of his lower lip. That vulnerable stretch of torso that was making my mouth salivate like a beast before its slaughter.

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