Friday, August 3, 2012

Author, author... all about it!

Today we are kicking off the start of the blog tour for

Yay !!!  Please help me welcome DL Jackson.....

Hi DL,  can you tell us a little about yourself?   

I’m an Army Vet, so a lot of my stories have military themes or soldiers. I primarily write erotic romance in the military, science fiction, dystopian, and contemporary sub-genres.

What did you want to be when you were growing up or did you always want to be a writer? 

 I still haven’t figured that one out. I joined the Army right out of high school, not sure what I wanted to do, only knowing I needed to get out of Nebraska and see some of that great big world.

When did you first start writing? 

Around sixteen. But I put it away when I got interested in boys. I didn’t pick it back up until I was in my mid thirties.

What is a typical writing day like for you?

I write an hour on my lunch break and an hour before work.

Do you have an specific routine you follow or specific items you need with you when you write?

Yes. I have to write in my vehicle, or the words just don’t flow.

What is your favorite part of writing?  Is there anything you don’t like about being a writer? 

I love seeing my stories come to life and out there where I can share them with others.

What is your favorite length of book to write?  (Short story, novella, full length novel) Why?

Novella. I used to write huge novels, but my first published stories were shorts and I had to train myself to tighten my stories. Now those 110k stories just don’t come easy anymore.

How does your family feel about your writing and you being an author?

They support me. My mother has read every one of my stories. My father tells everyone. My husband tells everyone I write.

Is there a to-be-read waiting on your bedside table?

About ten and my Nook, loaded. Always loaded.

For fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5

1) Favorite Holiday  Christmas
2)Favorite Drink  Iced Coffee

3)Favorite Author  Jim Butcher
4)Favorite Book  Black Beauty. I had one as a child. It had beautiful pictures that I loved to draw. Unfortunately it got left out in the rain and I have been searching for one like it ever since.

5) Favorite Animal  Horse. My family are ranchers. I rode before I walked. Double with my mother or father in front of them in the saddle.

And for a bonus:  What is a typical mood for you?  And is your mood different when you’re writing? 

 I don’t have a typical mood. I’m all over the board. Anxious, perhaps. I’m really fidgity.

Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @Dlaree69
Facebook: Author D L Jackson


Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
I had three new releases in June. Rebel Souls, Courtesan Boot Camp and My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy. My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy is the one I’d love to tell you about today. I had a blast writing this story.

Blurb:  When Grace Daniels goes to the cemetery to visit the grave of her twin brother, she meets a soldier, there for the same reason, or at least that’s what she believes until he tells her about the blind date her brother arranged before he was killed in combat.

It’s the date of her dreams. Big band, brass and sass, Madame Eve from 1NightStand has set her up for an unforgettable night, a WWII swing dance party. Unfortunately she’s having trouble letting go of her past, and is afraid to take the chance given to her.

Sergeant Frank Winters is an Army trumpet player who travels with the Color Guard, a great dancer and six feet four inches of eye candy that could make her an addict. He’s also a soldier and soldiers can get killed. Grace doesn’t have the heart to lose someone again, but Frank knows a good thing when he sees it, and he’s determined to show her in one night, she’s got more to lose if she walks away.

Excerpt:  “For my next number, I’m gonna play something a little more laid back.” A slurry voice rang out over the headstones, echoing through what was supposed to be a closed graveyard. A trumpet began to play. Dah, dah, dum. Dah, dah, squawk.

She bolted up. “What the hell?” Believing she was alone, she’d bared her soul to her brother. She certainly wouldn’t have had that conversation if she’d known someone lingered nearby. She turned around three hundred and sixty degrees, until her gaze landed on a mausoleum backlit by the moon. A man stood on the roof with brass to his lips, butchering Taps. In his other hand, he held a bottle of what was probably in the glass on Geordie’s grave.

Grace swatted the debris from her pants and stomped toward the mausoleum, irritation prickling up the back of her neck. She stopped at the base of the stone structure and glared up. “What are you doing here at three in the morning? The cemetery is closed.”

“Whoa, hot chick in the audience.” He swayed, threatening to fall off the roof. “Feel free to toss your panties onto the stage in appreciation.”

She clicked her flashlight on and cast the beam on him. “I suggest you get down from there before you fall or I have to arrest you for public intoxication.”

He gave her a shit-eating grin. “You got handcuffs?”

“Oh, God,” she groaned under her breath. “Of course I’ve got handcuffs. I’m the police.”

He rocked and blinked his eyes. “You’re hot for a cop.”

“Thank you, I think. Now get down.”

“Okay.” He jumped, hit the edge of the roof, rolled off, and dropped like a stone at her feet, doing it with all the grace of a bag of potatoes. Yet he’d managed to keep hold of the bottle and not spill a drop. He put the horn to his lips and blew, but nothing more than a raspberry came from the mouthpiece. “For my next number, I’m going to play....” He looked up at her. “Any requests?”

“Yeah, tell me where you’re staying, so I can take you to your room.”

“Easy, girl. What kind of guy do you think I am?”

Author Bio:  D. L. Jackson is an award-winning author of urban fantasy, science fiction, military romance and erotic romance. She loves to incorporate crazy plot twists, comedy and the unexpected into her worlds. As a U.S. Army veteran, she naturally adores men in uniform and feels the world could always use more. She does her part by incorporating as many sexy soldiers in her novels as she can. When she isn't writing or running the roads, you can often find her online chatting with her peers and readers. Grab a cup of iced coffee, pull up your virtual chair and say hi. She loves emails and blog visits from her readers.

 DL, it's been an absolute pleasure to have you with us today and I will be purchasing this myself momentarily.  My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy sounds like a great story.

Readers, make sure you follow suit and don't miss out on this great new book.

Until next time, happy reading !!!



  1. Thanks, Krista for having me on A Passion for Romance to talk about my book.

    1. Thanks so much for being here D L :) You're welcome any time !!

  2. I absolutely loved My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy. A fabulous story! All the best!

  3. I've read almost everything this wildly imaginative author has written and can't wait to dive into Rebel Souls and Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy. I know I'm in for a hell of a ride. Thanks for a great interview.

  4. Wonderful interview. Congrats on a hot new release D L.

  5. Great excerpt and interview, D.L.! I'm glad I stopped by.