Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your writing?
I’ve always been a writer at heart I think. I loved writing short stories in school, looked forward to essays and in high school, wrote some great fan fiction about Duran Duran. I have been blessed that I got to travel a lot as a kid. We went to Europe every summer and I got to see things a lot of kids don’t. I’ve held a plethera of jobs, but writing is the one that I love. It is now my full time job and I couldn’t be happier!
Can you tell us about your new release? What inspired you to write it?
Jinxed is book 2 in the rock series. The idea came to mind a few months back when another author approached me about an anthology. Well, that fell through, but the character shad already begun to take shape in my mind and then I wrote FRET. Jinx Jett is the drummer of Skull Blasters and this newest release is about him.
How did you come up with the title?
When I came up with Jinx’s name, I wanted to play off of it and JINXED was born :D
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I’ve dated musicians in the past, but coming up with their speak was interesting. Thankfully, I’ve teamed up with a band and they have helped me tremendously.
Did you learn anything from writing your book? What was it?
I’ve learned to play the drums (Somewhat) and guitar (Somewhat) I like to immerse myself in whatever I’m writing so that it rings true.
Are there any characters that you write, that are based on you, or people you know? Almost every character I write is connected to someone I know, just tweaked. ;)
Are you a panster or a plotter?
I am actually both. The outline forms in my head, and then I’m off writing like a crazy lady.
What are your writing and personal goals for 2015 and beyond?
I have quite a few more books coming out I want to get back to the Assassin Shifters and 12 Olympians next year. I needed to take a step back so I could come back at them fresh!
What are you working on at present? Would you like to share a snippet?
Right now, I am working on Harley’s Achilles, the 3rd book in the rock series! Here is a snippet!
“What about you?” Achilles asked as he spread butter on his potato.
“I didn’t have a problem with the ladies.” I shrugged. “I guess I have charisma.” I chuckled.
“You have something alright.” Achilles basically snorted and that made me laugh.
“I know, I’m a pain in the ass.” I leaned back in my chair with a sigh.
“No, I wouldn’t say pain in the ass. You are…adventurous?”
“Pain in the ass.” I pointed at him with my fork.
“Nice way of saying pain in the ass.”
Achilles chuckled. “You are something else, Harley Payne.”
Do you get emails asking why characters didn’t get together and whether you’re going to write more about them?
All the time. I find it funny though how so many people can be invested in a certain couple, while others could care less about them. I try to write a book for each and every character I create!
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Can you tell us about your pets?
I am both. I was lucky enough to have two Siberian Huskies . One for 12 years and the other for 14. They have both passed on, but always remain in my heart. I have three rescue cats now and they keep me company when I write. Two are named after my characters (Mateo and Sawyer) and one is named Simba because he looks like a mini lion.
SERIES: The Rock Series #2
AUTHOR: Sandrine Gasq Dion
PUBLISHER: Skull Blaster Publishing
COVER ARTIST: Kellie Dennis
LENGTH: 52,000 words
RELEASE DATE: October 30, 2015
BLURB: Jinx Jett is a rock superstar. As such, the hunky Skull Blasters drummer thoroughly enjoys the many perks of willing groupies, earning him a reputation as the band slut. Making it big and scoring hot women is something Jinx never expected. There's a little voice in the back of his mind constantly reminding him of how he used to be -- shy, overweight and acne prone. One night in a gay bar turns life upside down when Jinx runs into Jayden Dempsey, a kid he's been fantasizing about since giving him his autograph at a mall. Long-held insecurities keep Jinx from fully committing to anyone, and he may lose Jayden if he can't put his past behind him.
Jayden Dempsey always wanted out of his life in small-town Alabama. When his parents kicked him out after he told them he was gay, Jayden decided the time was right to move on. He crosses the country to try out for 'Singers!', a show that propels unknowns to stardom. In a twist, producers choose him and three others as winners and form a boy band called London Boys.This season, the show brings Jayden and the guys back for the finale. Surprise! The contest's heavy metal finalist will be singing with Skull Blasters.
Jinx and Jayden's initial meeting doesn't go so well, and Jayden's stunned when the guy he's crushed on for years turns out to be a total jerk. It doesn't stop him from falling into Jinx's arms every time they're alone, but Jayden didn't sign on for one nighters. He wants Jinx Jett, baggage and all.
Can a former teen outcast put rejection behind him and embrace the acceptance standing right in front of him? How much will one boy bander put up with from his rock idol before enough is enough? Can they make it work? Or are they jinxed in love?
“Can I get some clothes?”
“I like you in a robe.” Jinx waggled his brows.
I started for the door and Jinx jumped up and grabbed my hand. He pushed me into the wall and gently pinned my hands above my head.
I gasped as his thigh insinuated itself between my legs, rubbing my balls.
“Yeah?” his breath caressed my lips.
“I … fuck … stop doing that,” I panted.
“This?” Jinx raised his knee higher and rubbed my dick.
My God, my mouth actually started watering as Jinx leaned in closer to me, letting his tongue trail my bottom lip. I wanted to taste him so fucking bad my whole body hurt. I wanted him. I couldn’t deny it.
“Fuck, you are sexy as sin,” Jinx rumbled against my lips. “Love your lips, your eyes, even your fucking hair turns me on.”
I clenched my eyes shut and tried to stay in control.
“Yeah? Even if I’m a talentless pretty boy?”
Jinx stiffened. He pulled back slowly and searched my eyes.
“I’m sorry I said that.”
“Yeah? Why did you say it? What’s your problem with me being in a boy band?”
Jinx sighed and let my hands go. He rubbed his hands down his face and exhaled slowly. I continued to speak because by that time, my word vomit had begun.
“I don’t even like boy bands, but you know what? This is where I am and fuck it! I’m successful. Do you know I auditioned with one of your band’s songs?” Jinx’s gasp was very audible in the room. His eyes widened. “Yep, that’s right. I sang Manwhore; the song fits you.”
“I deserve that.”
“Are you going to tell me what your problem is?” I placed my hands on my hips, glaring at him.
Best-selling author, Sandrine (Sandy) was born in Inglewood, California. Raised by "Old School" French parents, she later moved to Tucson, AZ. It was there that writing became a hobby. Always told she had a great imagination, Sandy wrote short stories for her friends in High School. In college, she took more writing classes while working on her Criminal Justice degree, but it wasn't until a soap opera caught her eye that she got involved in male on male romances. On the advice of a friend, Sandy dipped her toes into the world of M/M Romance. Sandy takes the writing seriously and has had countless conversations with gay men as well as hours of research. She's been involved with the military in one way or another for over twenty years, and has a great deal of respect for our men in uniform. She's traveled the world, but has finally returned to Arizona.
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