Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jaydyn Chelcee

I want to introduce you to one of my favorite authors of a wonderful series, Jaydyn Chelcee! When I got her first Montana Men book, In the Arms of Danger, I was in love from the first page. I have since been snapping up all the following titles the second I can get my hot little hands on them. :) I am hooked :) Now it is your turn to learn a bit about this author and her amazing stories. Don't forget to check out the review for Too Close To The Fire that will be released on December 7th from Eternal Press!
Hi Readers and Fans,

First, let me thank Seriously Reviewed for inviting me here today. I hope everyone will enjoy the questions and answers.
Jaydyn Chelcee

What genres and authors would we find you reading when taking a break from your own writing?
J—I read everything by Linda Howard, Christine Feehan and Karen Marie Moning. All three ladies are great authors and they tend to write paranormal, which of course, is one of my favorite genres. (Laughs—think witches and vampires) However, I also love Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood. These two ladies know how to write tender, funny historical romances and I adore a great historical.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
J—The most difficult thing for me to do while writing TCTTF was allowing my heroine to have sex with another man. I know this isn’t the “norm” for romances, but I like to write outside the box and although we all love romances and “Happy Ever After Endings” life isn’t always perfect, neither are marriages. I want my characters to have the same problems or temptations every one of us have, plus a little more. I like to be more creative than a simple boy meets girl, they fall in love and everything is coming up roses, so I tend to give my characters tougher problems to deal with.

Do you have travel when researching your books? If yes, where is the most interesting place you’ve visited?
J—I do travel a lot, especially to the western states, for obvious reasons. I think Deadwood, S.D. has been one of the most interesting places I’ve been to and researched. I’ve started a new series titled the Angels of Deadwood Gulch series. This series will be published by Moongypsy Press with Fallen Angels, book one due to be released in the spring of 2010. I’m very excited about this series, because it’s a little different for me…think paranormal historical…totally different for me. (Laughs) There will be more news about this series after the first of the year.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
J—Mostly a pantser. I do have a general idea of what the story is going to be about and what my characters will look like, but other than that, everything unfolds in the story as I write it. So I never know when a new character will jump in and demand his/her story or what my characters will think, say or do to move the story along.

When not writing, how do you relax?
J—I’m an avid coin collector. One way I relax is to search the Net for coin deals or simply browse pawn shops for coins or coin shops. If I can’t do that, then I read or spend quality time with hubby watching a movie or chat with my kids on the phone. There’s never a moment I’m not busy.

What sound drives you crazy?
J—The phone ringing when I’m deeply engrossed in writing a hot love scene. (Giggles) No one likes to be interrupted during sex! (Laughs)

You can erase one embarrassing experience from your past. What will it be?
J—Getting caught making out in the back seat by the police. I still shudder when I think about them shining their lights in on my partner and me and asking him if he needed any help. (Hysterical laughter here!) Yes, I can laugh now, but boy, not then.

What is sexier boxer or briefs?
J—Definitely Briefs…Not much left to the imagination there. I like to see what I’m getting…Ha!

Who’s more fun, bad boys or perfect gentlemen and why?
J—Oh, give me a bad boy any day.(Laughs)…You have noticed my heroes in my books are BAD…right?? (Giggles) Why a bad boy? Hmm, why not??

Where is the craziest place you’ve ever had sex?
J—Ha! I don’t know about crazy, but on the hood of the car, where in the light of day, my partner was insensitive enough to leave the print of my butt cheeks on his windshield for over a week just to aggravate me…(Laughs…Yes, this is the same man who quietly informed the police he could handle the job of my seduction in his back seat all by himself…*Sigh*…(My own hero, my love, my hubby)

Great news here readers,
Beginning Jan. 1, I'm holding a 'Vote For Your Favorite Hero' contest on my blog site. The contest is between Danger Blackstone and the mystery man in Lacey Blackstone's life from the Montana Men series. (Don't want to give away who he is for those readers waiting for book three)...but now's the time to read the first two books and then Too Close to the Far so you can vote...I must have your ballot by Jan. 30th. At 6pm CST on the 30th, I'll close the ballot box and count the votes...For everyone who votes and leaves a comment, I'll drop your name in a ballot box and on Jan. 31st, at 6pm CST, I'll post the winner's name on my blog site, so you'll definitely need to mark these dates on your calendar and check back on the 31st so I can contact the winner and get a mailing address. You'll have one week to contact me with an address or I'll draw another name, because the lucky commenter wins a sgined copy of the first three books with a promise from me to send the final two books at a later date as they're released so the winner will have a complete set of signed books from this series...Today's commenters will receive their choice of any of my published books in E-format either one from the Montana Men series or the Winslow witches of Salem be sure and leave a comment and check back about 5 pm CST today for the lucky winner's name...Happy reading and good luck!

*Please share with us your future projects and upcoming releases.

J--As I mentioned above, I have the Deadwood Gulch series coming out in the spring, with five books planned for it, along with a new paranormal series titled the Gray Mortuary series, also to be published by Moongypsy Press with book one titled, Ginger Gray, Medical Examiner. There are six books planned for this series. Both new series will be released under my Tabitha Shay pen-name. Besides these, I have two more books left to write in the Montana Men series with Playing for Keeps, book four, scheduled for release in 2010. And, of course two books from the Winslow witches of Salem series, Witch’s Fire, book five and Witch’s Touch, book six sometime in 2010.

Readers can find my books in print at or in E-format at or they can visit my website at where they will discover some wonderful art of my some of my characters with new pages constantly being added. You can friend me at

Thank you Seriously Reviewed for your wonderful questions, both serious and fun.
Jaydyn Chelcee


  1. I really enjoyed that interview, Tabs. So you're going all Deadwood on us!! I loved the TV series. Will the books be novel-length or something shorter? You're gonna be a whirlwind in 2010!

  2. Hey Connie,
    Another wonderful interview! To anyone reading this post, you have got to go and get started on the Montana Men is simply outstanding! I gobbled up the first two books in in one day and then thankfully was lucky enough to win an ARC so my desire to know the direction of the story was quickly satisfied. Now of course I have to wait extremely patiently for the following books in the series. All I can say is that this is such a must read series of books.

    Congratulations Connie on your upcoming release! Dec 7 is just around the corner :)

    Happy Reading
    Anna Shah Hoque

  3. Hey Rob,
    Thanks so much for dropping by...Yes, the Deadwood series will be novel-length...I can't write short stories, my imagination is too

  4. Hi Anna,
    Ur such a sweetheart, thanks for promoting my books and I'm so glad you loved the far...hehe, just wait, lots of surprises coming in Playing For Keeps....I promise a shock along the way....Jaydyn

  5. Hey Tabs.
    This is a great interview. And what a man you married, sounds like great hero material right in your own home. I can see that I have some catch up reading to do but I will get on that over the holiday break.

  6. Hi Tabs, I don't know how you do it! Writing all those great novels at a time, being such a great friend, and pleasing your hubby on the hood of your car...are you sure you aren't a Witch! I'm talking a good witch...a miracle worker!

    Keep them coming! I'm referring to the novels! lol

  7. Hi Brigit,
    So glad you made it by and yes, I married my real life hero...He's been a blessing in my life....Tabs

  8. Maggie, My friedn,
    I'm not telling any more I'm a good witch or a bad witch, nope, not for dropping by...Hugs...Tabs

  9. Tabs, you're inspiring, all the books you are writing. I know you are a very nice person, too.
    Good luck with your new release.

  10. Hi Diane,
    TY so much, what the wonderful compliments...and thanks so much for dropping by....Tabs

  11. Tab -

    YOUR BUTT? Did you take a pic cause I wanna see girl! :)


  12. Very nice interview. Love having some dirt on you come out too. ;) Seriously, you're an awesome writer and I love your stories.

  13. Great interview, Tabs. Sounds like 2010 will be another busy year for you. The Deadwood series sounds very intriguing. I agree about including real-life situations in romances, it makes the characters more relatable. Best of luck with all your projects!

  14. I so love all three of the Montana Men and looking forward to the next book to come out. I do hope that in the end that Danger will find someone to love.