I’ve had the pleasure to work with Monica for the past few years. Not only is she one of my favorite romance writers, she’s also a wonderful friend. This award-winning author of nine books has the ability to pen a sizzling romance and she doesn’t disappoint her fans in her latest paranormal release, Charm Me Baby.
Why did you decide to write romance novels?
In 1994, Kensington Publishing came out with the first black romance novel line. I’d been turned off romance before because it seemed to be a rule in the industry that black folks didn’t have romance, at least en masse. I was very excited about the new line. I had surgery and was off work (I’m an RN). I wrote MIDNIGHT BLUE with a sister having hot romance, just for that line.
How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?
I think I have a great imagination :-)! People say my writing does show a bit of my humor, which is a tad offbeat.
When did you first think about writing and what prompted you to submit your first ms?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, ever since elementary school. I’ve always been an avid reader.
Generally, how long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on the deadline and how hard I have to push it. A few months, maybe?
Tell us which Red Rose title you will be promoting on this campaign
CHARM ME, BABY
Mainstream Romance: Paranormal, Interracial/Multicultural
Cover Artist: Monica Jackson
Editor: Deatri King-Bey
Word Count: 41,670
Release Date: March 04, 2010
In my latest novel, Mia Washington, a respected professor at a large Atlanta university, has a plan for her life that doesn’t include dealing with her dysfunctional family in the small Mississippi town she was raised.
When Mia’s aunt dies and leaves her a book full of magic, charms and spells, her life changes. Mia’s cousin begged for a love charm to force the town’s most gorgeous and eligible surgeon to fall in love with her. When the love charm went awry, it was Mia’s heart that was the target for Cupid’s new arrow.
Magic exists…and so do the spirits that accompany it. Mia learns it’s not only real, but dangerous. But how dangerous can magic be?
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NOTE: It’s with great sadness that I share the news that author Monica Jackson passed away May 16, 2012 due to complications that arose during surgery. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and you can read more about Monica’s accomplishments as a writer at RT Book Reviews Magazine Online at – http://www.rtbookreviews.com/rt-daily-blog/author-monica-jackson-has-passed-away