JORDAN MARIE: I WRITE BECAUSE I HAVE TO
Posted by Ognian Georgiev
Jordan Marie published the second part of Savage Brothers series Saving Dancer on April 5. The novel stormed its way to Top 100 in Kindle chart. Something more, the readers gave her very high valuation with average 4.9 Amazon stars from 110 plus reviews. We’ve got a chance to meet with Lady Jordan for our next Land of Books interview.
– What is your book Saving Dancer about?
– Saving Dancer is Book 2 in my Savage MC Series. Dancer was a character that was introduced in Dragon. He was an afterthought. I never meant to write his story, but he spoke so loudly I did. He is overcoming being raped. As an Alpha male it’s something that turns him into a man he doesn’t even recognize. The story is more about his struggle and the woman who loves him, than the series itself.
– How did you decide to write the story of Savage Brothers series?
– I’ve written all of my life, but I stopped listening to the voices and gave up getting the books out there when my father in law was diagnosed with brain cancer. We had already been fighting it for so long (7 years) and the diagnosis was soul destroying. My husband and I moved in with him and I became his caregiver. I just let the writing go.
– What was the biggest challenge during the write up process?
– Trusting myself! I see the book the way I want it and I write it, but afterwards I panic. I’m afraid others might not see it the way I do and I want to change it and make it prettier. That was especially true in Dancer because there’s quite of the book where I hated him.
– Tell us something more about your main character Jacob? Is he close to someone from your real life?
– Jacob is me in a lot of ways. A victim of sexual abuse, who took a long time to come to terms with what happened. That said, it was so much more challenging to write it from the male perspective and I had a friend who knew someone it had happened to. She helped tremendously in allowing me to get inside Dancer’s head as well as my own.
– How much time did you need to finish the story and to publish it?
– I wish I could be quicker. It took me 3 months with Dancer. It took me 6 to 8 with Dragon. I’ve been having family issues as my mom is really sick, so it just varies. I’m working on a Novella right now and I’m hoping I can have him done in a month.
– Who are you?
– Someone who loves telling stories and just wants to laugh and enjoy life. I’ve had way too much darkness, so I try to concentrate on the laughter.
– What are your writing habits?
– Early in the morning or late at night. Horrible really. When I can find time alone. If the house has people in it I move upstairs and usually turn on the playlist and close the door. I’m totally unorganized.
– Are you satisfied by the sales of your books?
– Realistically I think every author wants their books to sell more, reach more do better. It’s just human nature. Truthfully though my goal for releasing Dragon was if I could sell 1000 books I’d be walking on the moon. He FAR exceeded what I ever thought he would reach. Dancer I Thought would bomb and he didn’t. So I’m beyond humbled by the reception I have received.
– What are you doing to promote your book by the best possible way?
– It’s honestly been dumb luck. I have some wonderful girls who help get word out. That’s it!
– When we will see your next novel and would you give us some insight about it?
– Loving Nicole is set to come out the end of May. It is supposed to be a Novella 50K we’ll see (I’m kind of wordy) It’s about the wedding of Dragon and Nicole, but it turned into a pivotal book for the series. My books are a series? But up until this point you could read them as standalones. This book, I think you need to read to understand what happens in the others. It sets up Crusher’s downward spiral, it sets up Bull’s journey into finding himself and it explains so much more about Dani and why she makes so many wrong decisions.
– Do you remember the exact moment when you decide to put your ideas into a written story and to publish it?
– Dragon woke me up in a dream. Actually back in March or April of 2014. He went through some changes but the core of the story started back that far. He demanded I give him attention. He gave me crazy words that I jotted down at 4 am in the morning and it just grew from there.
– As a girl from Kentucky, would you explain why everybody from this part of the world is used to be a horse racing fan?
– I don’t get it. That said, I love horses. We have 2. We had 4 but sold one recently and lost another. I still grieve over the one we had to have put down. He broke his leg, we tried to cast it and retire him to pasture but he panicked and got down and couldn’t get back up, by the time we had discovered him he was in bad shape. I still wake up crying. I get very attached. Horses are beautiful creatures but they have such big hearts. Commanche and I cried together as he went to sleep. Not sure I’ll ever get over him, enough to get attached to another horse as much.
– If you may ask yourself one question in the interview what it will be? (Don’t forget to answer)
– Why do you write? Because I have to. Not because I want to sell the books (though hey I do!), not because of what it brings me or the people I meet (though I’ve loved that I have amazing book community friends!) I write because I have these stories in my head and writing them, making them come to life means that for the first time in my life, I am doing what I was meant to do.
It is an amazing feeling and I am so grateful.
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