Mika Jolie

Writing Process World Blog Tour

This week I’m participating in the “Writing Process World Blog Tour.” I was invited to join by author Violet Ingram.

 Violet Ingram is a wife, mother, and author. She and her husband have been married for over 24 years and they have 5 children.

Violet’s love of books was the direct result of having spent Saturday mornings going to libraries with her mom. Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, and Encyclopedia Brown were the first books she fell in love with.

Violet lives in Ohio where she is busy at work on her next book. You can find her at: http://violetingram.blogspot.com/

 Her book DEATH BY HIGH HEELS is available at:

Secret Cravings Publishing: http://store.sweetcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=228&zenid=c16416fc09a8498d7cb3de00dd1fd811

 

Here’s a little about me:

I live in New Jersey with my husband and our two energizer bunnies. I write Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, and Chick Lit. My first novel, The Scale, is available from Sweet Cravings Publishing.  When I’m not writing or hanging with my three men, I’m usually working on our organic garden or trying to sharpen my knitting skills. I grew up with 5 brothers, needless to say, I’m a tomboy and the only time I watch television is when a sporting event is going on. Right now, I can’t wait for the NFL to start. And yes, I’m a JETS fan. Feel my pain. Besides Scandal and Sleepy Hollow, I have no idea what shows are on TV.

1) What am I working on?
I’m currently working on the second book in the Martha’s Way Series. Book 2 explores Adam and Lily’s relationship. They hooked up in The Scale. Their story picks up one year later around Jason and Minka’s wedding.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
For me, I put my characters in relatable situations. In The Scale, Minka dealt with body image. She was a flawed character but she’s someone many women can relate to.

Lily is a bit more brazen, in your face type of character. Her ex-fiancé cheated on her. She’s loyal, but also a realist.  

3) Why do I write what I do?
It’s hard to put my novels in any specific genre. I think they are all a combination. For example, The Scale is doing really well right now in the Women’s Fiction. Most of the books I write will fall within genres. And I think that’s because Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit, and Romance are the three genres I’ve read the most.

4) How does my writing process work?

Once in a while I listen to music if it’s specific to a scene. Typically, once the kids are in bed, I enter my writing cave (family room), get a cup of coffee and write.

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Below is a list of the wonderful authors joining me on this blog hop who will be posting August 5th:

Jennifer Davies – http://welshjensblog.blogspot.com

Susanne Lee Matthews – http://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/

Cynthia Pomranz – http://www.cynthiapomranz.com

Here’s an excerpt from The Scale:

 “Why aren’t you comfortable with my nudity?”

It’s not just your nudity that I’m not comfortable with.

As a distraction to hide the unsettling feeling inside, she sucked in a deep breath and walked across the room to retrieve what appeared to be her bra.

 “I like your name. Minka,” he said from the bed. “It’s different.”

“I’ll be sure to pass the compliment on to my parents. Please put some clothes on.”

Jason laughed off her obvious discomfort. “Come back to bed, darling. I can call Blake and let him know you’ll be late.”

She stood there watching him. Her lips drawn, her eyes narrowed.

“And Minka, did you like the sex?” He waved a long finger in the air. “Ah, don’t lie.”

“I was drunk. You took advantage. Please put some clothes on.”

“I never take advantage of a woman. And you weren’t drunk.” He patted the empty space on the bed next to him. “So how did we compare to your college make-out session?”

The man was impossibly conceited. Did he really need to hear that was the best sex she’s ever had? Walking past the bed, she murmured, “I have to go.”

But damn it, he was coming to his feet, off the bed, in all his glory. Don’t look! Once again, she failed. She looked at his wide shoulders, his tattoos, his flat abdomen, and… Seriously, she needed to stop gawking as if she had never seen a beautiful naked body before. Well, she hadn’t but she didn’t have to make it so obvious.

Minka caught her breath as he came to stand very close to her, leaving only inches between them. Out of desperation, she tried to increase the space between them by taking a step back. To her surprise, he turned on his heels and walked toward the dresser, giving Minka a full view of his flawless ass.

TheScale (3)

 The Scale is available at:

Secret Cravings Publishing http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&products_id=913

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Scale-Marthas-Way-Book-ebook/dp/B00M7JACWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407196042&sr=8-1&keywords=mika+jolie+the+scale

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-scale-mika-jolie/1120019073?ean=2940149660940

All Romance eBook: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mika-jolie/id904799321?mt=11

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