Hi, I’m Carla Roma and welcome to Bandit Creek, a small town with a mountain of secrets. The first time I met Jill Christie it was Easter Monday in Manchester, England. And she was a little worse for wear and had just finished rolling down a hill. She bowled me down. Right Jill?
JC: That’s a slight exaggeration. I was Pace-Egging! During the ten years that I lived in England it was a tradition. I was racing down the hill to catch the eggs so the kids could roll them down again. I tripped. <blushes, laughs> I’m not always the most coordinated person.
Carla: <grins> And alcohol wasn’t a factor?
JC: Well, considering that Pace-Egging consists of following a play from pub to pub, and then ending in egg rolling on the green outside the last pub, the Ring O’ Bells. I had a half-pint of beer in each of the seven or eight pubs along the way, I may have been a bit tipsy <smiles>.
Carla: You’ve made a surprising move recently. You’ve lived all over the world and now you’ve moved back to your hometown. I never thought I would see the day.
JC: I know, I know. I think I said it several times that I would never return to live in my hometown. I’ve lived so many places – Jamaica, England, and various cities in Canada.
All I ever wanted to do growing up was to move away and explore the world. It surprised me that I wanted to move back to my hometown. Be closer to family and open my own business.
JC: Yes and no. Wanderlust and finding a place to fit in were my main reasons. Stacy left Bandit Creek because she had a horrible upbringing. Then was betrayed by the one person she trusted more than anyone.
Carla: And she returns why?
JC: There are several questions about her upbringing that need to be answered. So she goes back to confront her mother, Mary. And of course, she runs into Brendan, the man who betrayed her.
Thankfully she has a support system. When most kids run away at sixteen like Stacy did, they end up on the streets. Stacy landed on her feet. Sarge, the owner of the Powder Horn had helped her run away and placed her with a loving couple.
Her foster father and Sarge both are there for her.
Carla: And this novella has a ‘Five Bandit’ rating? It has some spicy scenes?
JC: <pauses, considering> Well, yes. It is an erotic romance, and it has some pretty sexy scenes. But it has some light BDSM elements so it automatically gets that rating. I would say it’s more a ‘Four Bandit’ book. I would call it a sweet erotic romance.
Carla: I didn’t know such a thing existed. A sweet BDSM erotic romance? <laughs> So what else is on the horizon for Jill Christie?
JC: Well, I’m planning to release a sequel to TWICE SHY in mid-August.
Carla: And we get to know more about Sarge? I would love to know more about him.
JC: Yes we get to know more about Sarge. He finally leaves Bandit Creek. We get to know more about the ex-military hardass. Plus there will be more BDSM, and not quite a sweet this time.
Carla: Well, I can’t wait to know more about Sarge! It was great to chat with you again Jill. Next time we’ll have to meet in a pub. <winks> TWICE SHY will be available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com on June 1, 2012.