Featured Interview With J J Sorel
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in Melbourne, Australia. Presently I live in Torquay, a gorgeous beach location at the beginning of the fabulous Great Ocean Road. I have a dog call Byron(named after the celebrated poet – Lord Byron)
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My first books were at the age of 4. I have never stopped reading. From “John and Betty” all the way to “50 shades of Grey” I must have read thousands of books. The thought of not having a book to read causes me anxiety. One time in Spain, many years ago, before ebooks existed, after having finished all the books I could carry in my luggage, I became distressed at not having a book to read. I introduced myself to every english speaker I encountered in order to find out how I could get my hands on an english book. One kindly directed me to Cortes Ingles, a large shop filled with everything. I stumbled upon a collection by Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen. Oh my, did I sigh with relief as I carried those heavy books home to my hotel. I started writing fiction in 2007.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Balzac, Flaubert, Somerset Maugham, Georgette Heyer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and tons more. I’m inspired by numerous writers. I have recently taken to reading contemporary romance (E L James, Sylvia Day, Sophie Jackson etc.) Their books are sexy in a way that readers never encountered in the past. I have to say they’ve inspired me to write in an honest, open way. Now, it’s all about choreographing the love scenes and finding new ways of describing sex, all the way to a ceiling hitting, breathless climax. Curling toes, ripping sheets, brewing hot waves, etc etc. It’s all raw and visceral, even poetic at times. Love it. Love reading it, love writing it.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
It took me six months to write the first draft of Entrance. Once I’d created Aidan Thornhill I was addicted. I fell in love with him and Clarissa, their story, so much that I was compelled to write every day without fail. I recall crying when I finished it. Not because I was glad to have it done, but because I was going to miss them. I know that sounds weird. And no, I’m not losing my mind. During their highs and lows, I cried and laughed with them. When I visualized Aidan I saw that dishy actor, Henry Cavill. After that, it was easy to make him as steamy as they come. Here’s a little about it. Being in promoting mode as I must, lamentably, be all the time, I have included some recent reviewers’ comments about my little book.
Clarissa Moone is a young, classy, impoverished art history graduate. Her life transforms when she lands a job working for the enigmatic billionaire, Aidan Thornhill. As the contract stipulates that she reside at his lavish Malibu estate, Clarissa suddenly finds herself surrounded by jaw-dropping art and opulence. A significant step up from the run-down apartment she shares with her best friend.
Aidan Thornhill is a self-made billionaire whose earlier start in life was riddled with poverty and a dysfunctional upbringing. Running away from scandal, he joins the army and works his way up to the Special Forces. Accompanied by haunting memories, Thornhill re-enters civilian life with a million dollars gifted to him by a dying buddy. He travels to Europe where he develops a passion for art. And after many astute investments, he becomes one of LA’s wealthiest bachelors.
Voluptuous, intelligent and sensitive, Clarissa Moone’s beauty makes Aidan gasp for air. But with a reputation that is as much invented as true, he has to convince Clarissa that he is not a heart-breaker. Aidan Thornhill’s movie-star looks, love of art and passionate support for the downtrodden, soon wins Clarissa’s heart, soul, and innocence.
After living a life devoted to intellectual pursuits and art, being new to love, she succumbs to her smoldering hot boss, who stops at nothing to pleasure her, sending Clarissa off into toe-curling ecstasy.
Behind the scenes, however, the claws are out. Determined to stir trouble, three characters, one of whom, a spoilt heiress, do everything to reap revenge.
With mutual burning passion impossible to extinguish, the couple’s chemistry is so potent that their souls implode when Thornhill’s mysterious past threatens to drive a wedge between them. The former soldier goes into battle determined to have Clarissa even if it means losing everything.
READ WHAT THE REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
“Sorel knows how to captivate her audience and provide an absorbing tale of love, sex, and relationships. Masterful storyteller, Sorel gives her audience what they want in a bewitching style.” FIVE STARS – WordsAPlenty
“As a reader, I became lost in the story and had a difficult time putting the book down.” Charla White
“Entrance is a real rollercoaster of a romance novel with hot lustiness enough for even the most demanding reader. Very accomplished writing and a tight storyline. A definite recommend for me.” FIVE STARS – Michelle Geist
For a debut novel, author J.J. Sorel, shines above the rest!
Highly Recommended! FIVE STARS – Chicklit Café
Intriguing, Sexy and Artful
Highly Recommended! FIVE STARS – Jewel Hart
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