Interview with Renee Rose, author of Jack of Spades
08 Oct 2018
What can you tell us about your new release, Jack of Spades?
Jack of Spades is a mafia romance because I love the idea of dangerous men. I also want to make my heroes loveable, so usually my mafia heroes are trying to get out, or are already out of organized crime and of course the heroine helps solidify that need for them. Jack of Spades is a standalone in my Vegas Underground series, which takes place at the Bellisimo, a hotel/casino run by the Tacone crime family.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
My mom was an elementary school teacher who instilled in me a great love of reading. I was reading chapter book in kindergarten, and writing my own stories as soon as I could hold a pencil. 🙂
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Oh, you kill me. I can never answer these kinds of questions. You’d have to ask genre by genre. Right now, I’m loving the heck out of LJ Shen and Tessa Bailey’s romance novels.
Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?
I love to talk to JK Rowling and hear whether she suffers the same author dilemmas I do, like getting lost in the middle of writing a book, or not going deep enough.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I love when I’m totally immersed in the world–the characters are hanging out with me through my whole day, showing me new scenes.
What is a typical day like for you?
I take my kids to school, see a few clients and write until it’s time to pick the kids up.
What scene in Jack of Spades was your favorite to write?
Mmm, well, I write steamy, so there’s a scene involving duct tape and a cane that’s pretty memorable for me.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
I believe our thoughts create our reality, so I try to keep mine positive. 🙂
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