April 27, 2012

Are you ready for A Taste of Honey? Honey Jans is here, so lets dip into the sexy sweetness.  Welcome Honey!

Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?

I’m romance author Honey Jans. I guess you could say that I'm a natural born romantic who tends to daydream. Sometimes it gets me into trouble. But on the plus side it sparks my vivid and sometimes kinky imagination. I love writing erotic romance and it's my fervent hope that readers will enjoy my books. To find out what I’m up to check out my blog. While you’re there stick around to check out my red hot covers...some of those cover-models are truly drool-worthy. Read my excerpts, and enter my giveaways. I hope we'll be friends. I'd love to hear from all my readers. Feel free to post on my blog.

Please tell us your latest news! 

I have several new releases coming out this summer.  Ride a Cowboy; Save a Horse,”  is a multicultural spicy romance with Red Rose Publishing.  “Arrested by her Sheik,” the second book in my sheik series is a multicultural erotic romance six part serial also coming out with Red Rose Publishing.  I hope everyone will take a peek because the first part of the series will be a free read as a thank you to my readers. 

In June WCP Torrid will release my erotic romance “Rescuing a runaway Bride.”  In July WCP Torrid will release a mega book compilation of three of my twisted tales; “A Wolfs Tale, Cindy Revisited, and Goldie and the three Bears.” 

And last but certainly not least is the print version of Blue Moon Magic by Debi Wilder, Honey Jans, Shari Dare, and Lynn Crain.  It was a wonderful paranormal erotic romance series I was honored to be a part of.  The print version of our award winning series will be published by Muse It Up Hot Publishing this April as a complete set. The ebook versions of each book is available from Loose Id.

Please describe your writing environment. 

I actually have two offices.  One is a nook in my old Victorian homes foyer and the other is a quiet corner on my sun porch.  Of course with my notebook can and does make my office portable.  I’ve been known to go to the park or poolside to get inspiration.

Do you have a favorite object that is pertinent to your writing? 

Well I’ve started toying with dictating some of my writing using natural speaking.  It’s amazing how closing your eyes and letting your imagination run wild can spark some interesting scenes.

Do you plan all your characters out before you start a story or do they develop as you write? 

Not really.  I’m not a plotter I’m actually a seat of your pants kind of writer.  I wish I was more organized but it stifles my creativity to be put in a box.  Sometimes my characters even surprise me with their reactions and I like it that way.

How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits in your research? 

I do some light research for my books.  And if I’m setting a book in an unfamiliar local I really try to go there and soak up the atmosphere.  For instance I’m currently writing a new erotic romance set in New Orleans title Bayou Heat and I traveled there to kindle the sultry southern feeling for this book.

What main genre do you write in? 

I write all kinds of romance and erotic romance from paranormal to suspense to sweet and hot to BDSM.    

How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books? 

My family is actually very proud of me which warms my heart and I know they’ve read some of my work.

What are your hobbies? 

I love art and have taken a few classes where I dabble in oils and acrylics.  I also love to travel whether it’s a road trip cross country to New Orleans of a Caribbean Cruise.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

Not really.  I write the books as I feel them and I wouldn’t change a word.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? 

I started out as a voracious romance reader who one day thought I just might be able to put pen to paper and write one of these babies.  That’s how it all started for me.

What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both? 

I like to write in the morning and edit in the afternoon although inspiration does hit at odd times and so sometimes you’ll find me at the computer in the middle of the night.  And I’m strictly a fly by the seat of my pants writer.

Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example….get coffee, blanket, paper, pen and a comfy place to nest in. 

I like to get coffee or tea, sit down at my computer, and use the end of my last scene as a springboard to the next one.

Current Release Details:       

Ride a Cowboy; Save a Horse       Red Rose Publishing April 2012

Blue Moon Magic                          Muse It Up Publishing  April 2012

Arrested by her Sheik                    Red Rose Publishing May 2012

Rescuing a Runaway Bride           WCP Torrid  June 2012

Torrid Twisted Tales Megabook   WCP Torrid July 2012

Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books? 

Coming April 2012 from Red RosePublishing

Ride a Cowboy; Save a Horse

Savanna Brown returns to Wyoming to save the reputation of the cowboy she ran away from on their wedding night.  She makes the ranch owner an offer he can’t refuse if he wants to hang onto his ranch.  She’ll pretend to come back to him until the talk dies down, then she’ll be on her way.  Rafe Halliday is thrilled that his plan to lure his bride back to his place has worked.  Now all he has to do is focus on getting sexy Savanna back into his bed where he figured their links of passion, love, and sex will complete their bond.  But will love happen with evil forces trying to tear them apart?  To find out lasso a copy of, “Save a Horse; Ride a Cowboy,” today.  It’s sure to singe your lariat.


Coming April 2012 from Muse It Up Hot Publishing (print only)

Blue Moon Magic by: Debi Wilder, Honey Jans, Shari Dare, and Lynn Crain

One father.

Two mothers.

Four siblings.

One incredible story about that special night which changes them all. Forever.


Coming May 2012 from Red Rose Publishing

Arrested by Her Sheik

Mix one quiet librarian looking for a good time.  A sexy Arab-Greek sheik in cops clothing signing on to teach her all about sex.  And criminals who will stop at nothing to get what they want...namely her dead.  And you have Arrested by her Sheik.  I hope you’ll love this 6 part serial and come along on a thrill ride of adventure as Mandy Wilson finds out what it’s like to be Arrested by her Sheik.


Coming June 2012 from WCP Torrid  

Rescuing a Runaway Bride

Samantha Logan is a runaway bride. Jake Ramsey is a PI on a stakeout. When they meet in the dark after midnight all their formerly suppressed desires explode.  Samantha so needs to prove her sexiness and rough after finding her fiancée in the sack with another woman and Jake has wanted his bosses daughter for years.  But will the fire burn out when she finds out he’s here to arrest her brother?  To find out come along on the thrill ride as they battle her kinky ex-fiancée, espionage, and each other. Will Jake be able to rescue this runaway bride?


Coming July 2012 from WCP Torrid

Honey Jans Torrid Twisted Tales Megabook

These 3 scorching twisted and tangled modern-day fairy tales will make your heart race and your toes curl.  So sit back and enjoy A Wolfs Tale, Cindy Revisited, and Goldie and the Three Bears all in one volume at one low price.


What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group? 

I’d love for readers to contact me.  First I have a website, as well as an email address, so drop me a line.  And last but not least I’m just constructing my first blog.  Sign up to follow me for a chance to win a $25 Amazon.com gift card or a free download of one of my titles.

How can readers find out more about you and your books? 

To find out more about me or to check out my books please visit my website at or go to my blog.  You’ll get all the latest news and be able to sign up for my newsgroup and contests. 

Do deadlines help or hinder your muse? 

Deadlines actually help focus my efforts.  As a fly by the seat of my pants writer I can be a little scattered at times and deadlines help me.

Is there anyone who really mentored or inspired you to keep writing until you were finally published? 

Actually a lot of people mentored me. 

My first mentors were the members of my Twin Valley chapter of WisRWA.  This was a branch of the Romance Writers Of America and was instrumental in getting me started.  Through them I joined my first critique group and learned the nuts and bolts of writing a good story.  Of course since then I’ve been inspired by many fellow writers particularly Debi Wilder who’s program I’m thrilled to be part of. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to be a part of Romancing the Heart, Debi. 

      Yee Haw! To celebrate my upcoming western sizzling romance, RIDE A COWBOY; SAVE A HORSE, I'm having an extra special giveaway with 3 prizes to be drawn July 4th.
      The two runners up will recieve a free download of their choice from my library. And the Grand Prize winner will recieve a $25 Red Rose Publishing gift card. All you have to do to win is stop on by at my blog http://atasteofhoneyjans.blogspot.com/  
      Leave a comment even if it's just to say Yee Haw and sign up to follow me.
                                                                                    Thanks and happy reading!
                                                                   Honey Jans


Maxine Douglas said...

Great interview, Honey! Love the trailer.

Honey Jans said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Honey and Debbie! I agree - love the book trailer. Great job!
I'm heading over to your blog to enter the contest. Thanks for the awesome prizes!

Honey Jans said...

Brenda and Steve,

Thanks. I'm glad you love my trailer. I love making them.