Interview1. What flavor is your writing?
Salty and a little spicy. It keeps well and doesn’t need refrigeration. I guess it’s like beef jerky.
2. If this book was made into a movie, who would you cast to play the characters?
I can’t do character casting! Seriously. I don’t even know. The hero is dark haired, dark eyed, medium skin. Perhaps some very scrumptious Indian or Latin actor? There are a lot to choose from. He should be brooding but also witty. The heroine is blonde and pale skinned. That describes a lot of leading ladies, but not a terribly goofy one – she’s a smart, no-nonsense doctor. So not...who’s that gal...Jennifer Lawrence. She’s great but doesn’t yet have a lot of gravitas.
3. What is your favorite scene in TRAITOR?
I love the scenes where the protagonists are interacting with Ship, the sentient vessel. Ship is great fun to write. I also love this one scene at the end where... Well, that would be spoiling things but the heroine gets to be a total badass, and I don’t mean that in a “she tosses her hair and makes a sassy comment” way.
4. What are you reading now or what books do you have in your TBR pile?
I just finished a Courtney Milan Regency – been listening to her on audio because 2015 involved a lot of traveling for me. I also finished Veronica Scott’s science fiction romance Star Cruise: Marooned. On my Kindle I’ve just opened Jennifer’ Estep’s Fandemic, and I’m going to have to resist staying up all night to read it. I just adore her Bigtime series!
5. What are you working on now?
This interview! And the next book in the Maelstrom Chronicles. And I believe in about 3 seconds I am going to work on cleaning up cat barf. So I hear.
Think Fast Questions
Coffee or tea?
Coffee in the mornings, herbal tea in the afternoons.
Cats or dogs?
CATS SO MUCH CATS even barfing ones.
Series or standalone?
Sure, I’ll read that. What is it? Series? Standalone? I don’t care.
Winter or summer?
Neither. Early spring or medium to late fall. But if I had to pick, it being summer and a 110 degree heat index right now, I’d pick winter.
Print or e-book?
I prefer e-books. I can enlarge the font as needed and switch between books with the flip of a finger without breaking my spine carrying around boxes of paperbacks. Why, yes, I did just buy a house and move a billion hardcopy books between abodes this month.
Captain Nikolas EstherVorn is a traitor. Or so it was decreed after Niko disobeyed protocol while trying to save Earth from other-dimensional creatures. Stuck in a prison cell, the last thing he needs is to be in close proximity to sexy-as-sin Dr. Sarah CallenJoseph. Not with him damn near ready to break out just to get to her.
Niko's desire isn't quite his own…and Sarah can prove it. He—along with the other soldiers on the disastrous mission—were drugged with some kind of toxin. Niko has no clue how the drug got into his body or why, but Sarah suspects there’s a link between the toxin and the fertility crisis of Shipborn humans.
To investigate is forbidden. But as lust becomes something deeper, binding them together in a way neither expected, Niko and Sarah must battle time—and their superiors—to uncover the secret that could save humanity...or destroy it.
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About the Author
Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time and ended up with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. Her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt. She currently lives in Tennessee with her family: one husband, two kids, two cats. One of her many alter egos is “The Grammar Wench,” which should give you an indication of her character. She is a terrible packrat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, Asian-inspired kitchenware, gnomes, yarn, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.
Jody publishes the Maelstrom Chronicles with Entangled Publishing, an Earth-based science fiction romance series. You can find other science fiction, paranormal, and contemporary romances by Jody at www.jodywallace.com, including her horrible science fiction romance spoofs, The Adventures of Mari Shu, which make fun of the Maelstrom Chronicles, among other science fiction concepts and stories.