January 08, 2013

7 questions with . . . Jayne Ann Krentz

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It’s been said that the mind is the sexiest part of the human body, and that’s never truer than in Jayne Ann Krentz’s Dark Legacy series. The second in the series, Dream Eyes finds psychic counselor Gwen Frazier and psychic investigator Judson Coppersmith drawn into a tricky web of deception and murder—and drawn helplessly to each other.

An “imaginative and exciting” psychic romance, Dream Eyes is our Top Pick in Romance for January 2013, so we chatted a bit with author Jayne Ann Krentz about writing and sexy scenes.

Describe your book in one sentence.
I can’t do this! I’m no good at the one-line pitch thing. Okay, okay, Dream Eyes is contemporary romantic suspense with a psychic twist. And there’s a cat in it. How’s that?

What do you love most about writing?
That great feeling I get when I can see the whole vision of the book and finally know where I’m going. Unfortunately, I don’t usually get that feeling until I’m on the last chapter—sometimes not until I’m on the last page. It’s a very inefficient approach to my craft.

What’s the most romantic scene you’ve ever written?
I’m rather fond of the scene in Dream Eyes when the heroine, Gwen, walks into Judson Coppersmith’s deeply troubled dreamscape.

If you could read only one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
The one I would immediately start writing in my head. That way I could keep changing the story around to make it new and different. I would be in control so I wouldn’t ever finish the book.

What’s the proudest moment of your career?
What makes me proud is knowing that my family is seriously proud of me. Their support and enthusiasm for my career means more than they will ever know.

If you had psychic powers, what would you do with them?
Figure out how to describe my books in a single sentence.

What’s next?
The Mystery Woman, a Ladies of Lantern Street novel written under my Amanda Quick pen name. More romantic suspense with a psychic twist, but this one is set in the Victorian era. There is no cat, but there is an Egyptian mummy.

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Dream Eyes

Dream Eyes

By Jayne Ann Krentz
ISBN 9780399158957

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