Interview with Amelia James

Published 2018-11-19.
Of your books, which would recommend readers give a try first?
By far my most successful books have been in the "College Romance" series, which features three titles: 1) Tell Me You Want Me; 2) Secret Storm; 3) Tell Me You Want Forever. It's a great place to start, but if you want something a little more quirky, with a little comedic effect even thrown in, you might try "Destined for Genius." And for those who like it super steamy, my erotica series "The Twisted Mosaic," has been quite popular: 1) Her Twisted Pleasures; 2) Their Twisted Love; 3) His Twisted Choice.
When did you first start writing?
In the third grade before I knew how to spell. I can still see my dad peering at me over the top of his glasses while he read about an old witch who thew me into her pot.
How do you choose a book cover?
I worked through my publisher on this, and used one of their approved artists. I was actively involved in the process, and had quite a bit of control, and they put everything through their quality control process. We obviously wanted covers that appeal to readers of my genres -- romance and erocita -- as there are certain expectations there on the part of readers.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
"Destined for Genius" -- It’s my romantic comedy. *I* thought it was funny, anyway. It’s also the first book where I started writing non-white characters. The heroine is mixed race—white father, black mother—and since then all my heroines have been strong black women like my daughter.
Do you have a muse or a “constant reader”?
My muse is a bad, bad boy. He’s also an actor so he’s given me lots of character types to dig in to. My writing always starts with characters.
Describe your desk.
It’s comfy and plush, and it reclines. What’s the word? Couch.
Describe your writing process.
Kind of like a jigsaw puzzle. My characters start as voices in my head, they show me the frame, then I add bits of dialogue and scenes as they come to me. This piece fits here. That piece looks like it might fit there but it doesn’t. Let’s try it here. Ah, much better. Eventually I have a complete picture.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Northern Wisconsin, and no it didn’t influence my writing. But how I grew up did. I came from a conservative, fundamental family and community. Sex was forbidden—not even talked about—so I rebelled hard. Writing trashy romance was my therapy. Now that I’ve gotten past my issues, I’m writing it for fun.
What drives you to keep on writing?
My imaginary friends get pestery when I ignore them too long. I’m an introvert, and I don’t do well with real people so I make up my own.
What is the one thing you want your readers to know about your books?
I’m a romance author, so there’s one driving theme in everything I write. Love lives on—no matter what it looks like.
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Latest books by This Author

Let It Ride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,940. Language: American English. Published: December 15, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Dependable paralegal Claire O’Connor knows the man of her dreams is out there waiting for her, and she’s ready for him. Imagine her surprise—and delight—when she discovers not one but two men who lust for her. One adores her; the other challenges her. One makes sense; the other is a gamble. Go all-in or go home? Either way, the heat could be more than they can handle. CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Dis que tu as envie de moi pour toute la vie
Series: Amours à l’université, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,230. Language: French. Published: August 22, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Austin Sinclair, coureur de jupons notoire, avait juré qu’il ne tomberait jamais amoureux. Pourtant, il finira par changer d’avis après sa rencontre avec sa Janie chérie. Ils vivent donc heureux jusqu’au jour où un événement inattendu vient jeter le trouble dans leur vie. ~ Ce roman d’amour torride ne manquera pas de satisfaire vos envies de lecture de littérature sentimentale.
Destined for Genius
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,930. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2015 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Kurt Langston spent one night of hot, decadent sex with the love of his life. But she chose someone else. He’s sworn off relationships for good, preferring the company of online friends he’s never met. So when Destiny falls into his arms—literally—he lets her go. Love has no place in his life plan. But their paths intersect again and again, and they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Tourmente intérieure
Series: Amours à l’université, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: French. Published: November 12, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Evolved Publishing nous fait découvrir une histoire d’amour torride qui va vous mettre dans tous vos états. Tourmente intérieure peut se lire seul, même si c’est le deuxième livre de la série des “Amours à l’université”. Ne manquez pas de lire le premier livre de la série Dis que tu veux de moi. [sans DRM] [Littérature érotique – Pour adultes seulement]
Tell Me You Want Forever
Series: College Romance, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,540. Language: American English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Notorious heartbreaker Austin Sinclair vowed he’d never fall in love, but all that changed when he met his Janie. They’re living their happily ever after… until an unexpected threat tears them apart. Each of them hopes that something will change, that the other will give in, but it’s going to take both of them—together—to overcome this obstacle. Can they make their love last forever?
Dis que tu as envie de moi
Series: Amours à l’université, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,130. Language: French. Published: March 26, 2014 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jane n’est pas facile à conquérir, pas le style de femmes auquel Austin est habitué. Terriblement entêtée et le nez dans ses livres, plus intéressée par les études que par les flirts, elle a besoin d’un peu… non, de beaucoup s’amuser dans la vie. Eh bien, Austin est tout à fait l’homme qui peut lui offrir cela. EXCLUSIVEMENT POUR ADULTES.
The Twisted Mosaic - Special Edition
Series: The Twisted Mosaic, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 185,120. Language: American English. Published: August 10, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Evolved Publishing presents "The Twisted Mosaic - Special Omnibus Edition)" by Amelia James. This steamy set of 3 mosaic novels in one volume tells the story of the love triangle that is Talia, Will, and Alex. And oh... what a twisted triangle it is. Includes exclusive bonus content only available in this special edition: a deleted scene, and three exclusive bonus stories! FOR ADULTS ONLY.
His Twisted Choice
Series: The Twisted Mosaic, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,650. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Evolved Publishing presents "His Twisted Choice (The Twisted Mosaic - Book 3)" by Amelia James, the final installment in the award-winning "The Twisted Mosaic" series. This steamy mosaic novel tells the story of the love triangle that is Talia, Will, and Alex. And oh... what a twisted triangle it is. FOR ADULTS ONLY.
Their Twisted Love
Series: The Twisted Mosaic, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,770. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Evolved Publishing presents "Their Twisted Love (The Twisted Mosaic - Book 2)" by Amelia James, a sequel to the award-winning "Her Twisted Pleasures." This steamy mosaic novel tells the story of the love triangle that is Talia, Will, and Alex. And oh... what a twisted triangle it is. FOR ADULTS ONLY.
Secret Storm
Series: College Romance, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,790. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2012 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
For the first time since they met, Jack and Sara are both available, but the timing couldn’t be worse. Sara’s not too eager to trust a man again, and Jack refuses to reveal his secret, but neither one of them can control their desires. Yet there’s a storm approaching, and as hard as she tries, Sara can’t run away from Jack’s past. Will he realize in time, just how much he needs her?
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