Interview with Nikki Jefford, author of Born Wild
08 Jul 2018
What can you tell us about your new release, Born Wild?
It’s a tale of tragedy, loss, and second chances. Wolfrik, the pack’s last living pureblooded wolf shifter, has been through hell. It appears he’ll never overcome his past and be capable of giving or receiving love. Then there’s Kallie, another damaged soul, who has to deal with the unwanted advances of one of the pack’s elders. She, too, is convinced that her physical wounds mean there’s no hope of ever claiming a mate of her own. Meanwhile, a runaway from the human world is about to shake things up in the hollow.
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
Luck—the kind Zazie Beetz’s character Domino has in “Deadpool 2.” But I’d want to transfer it to other people. Anyone deserving, and in need, could contact me and say, “Hey, Nikki, I’m down on my luck.” And I’d reply, “No, prob, let me fix that for you!”
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Five all-time favorites include: 1) A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas; 2) Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling; 3) Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin; 4) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin; and 5) Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
Sarah J. Maas. “How do you do it? Seriously, what do you eat, read, and do as part of your daily routine to be such a brilliant storyteller?”
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Getting the opportunity to make new friends, visit new places, fall in love, (be sarcastic), and save the day over and over again.
What’s on your writing desk?
It’s barebones: Computer, Echo Dot, Kleenex (ultra soft), desk lamp, Passion Planner, unicorn pen, coaster, and a mug of tea.
What scene in Born Wild was your favorite to write?
I’m not going to lie, I love the sexy scenes! Writing that first heated exchange between the hero and heroine is particularly fun. In Born Wild, Wolfrik leaps on top of Kallie as she’s attempting to flee the hollow on four legs at night. She bites him. They shift. There’s nakedness. Sarcasm. And heat. It’s the beginning of their attraction, friendship, and the love to come. I love reading and writing those gateway moments.
If you’d like to read their scene, it’s included in the first three chapters preview available to download free here: http://nikkijefford.com/born-wild-preview/
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