Interview with BJ Deephouse

What do your fans mean to you?
It is very important to me that everyone reading my books can relax and enjoy leaving the place they are in at the moment, and let me take them somewhere different, even if it is just for a few minutes of quiet time.
What are you working on next?
I have a few books in different stages of completion right now. I like to write what's in my mind and then let it set for a short time before reading it again and deciding where I want to take it. One is about a man which has an incurable disease, determined to find his grandson's father who disappeared before he knew his daughter was pregnant.
Another, is about a country singer that wanted to become a horse trainer to get away from the wild side of life, only to deal with an arrogant neighbor, which did not know her or her abilities as a professional singer.
A third is about a college student that was mistaken for someone else and taken to Greece, because the head of the family didn't believe a word she said and she was stranded on an Island with him in control.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love to get up in the morning. As soon as I see the daylight peeking in my windows my eyes pop open. I am not a night person and I love to wake up and sit down with my first cup of coffee. I always go out into the garden, walk around and breathe the fresh air before looking at all the flowers and vegetables growing. In the winter I love to watch the snow falling without making a sound.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Most of my time down time is spent working in the gardens or cleaning up after my family. I spend a few hours cooking healthy meals and driving them to where they need to be in the evenings. The weekends are family time and we always make the most of them.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
When the book readers came out I didn't think I would like one until I realized I could not only read a book, but listen to it with ear buds while I worked in the garden, or done my other routine chores. After I started writing, I found I could download what I wrote as a document and really listen to it. It was very helpful and gave me a new perspective on writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do remember the first story I ever wrote and I am still not happy with it. I have changed it so often and one day I will just take it apart and use the best parts of it to write something I will be pleased with.
What is your writing process?
My writing process isn't always the same, but usually I will think of something I want to write about and jot it down. I build from both ends of it. Something I will just start with an idea, skip the middle and write the end. Then go back and fill it in later.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I think I have always had a book in my hand while I was growing up. I have a few favorites that I go back and read over and over that I think were very special.
How do you approach cover design?
Cover design is so very important. I usually go professionally produced and look at many before I finally decide on one.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually read romance novels because I can relax and I don't like books that make me tense and uneasy.
Describe your desk
My desk is where ever I am when something enters my brain. I usually have a ten inch Acer with me when I travel or move around and a full size laptop on the table at home. I just pick up whatever I have close and write when the mood hits me, or I have a few minutes alone.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing about five years ago. I just finished a book and I wasn't happy with the ending, so I decided to write my own version for the last chapter. Needless to say, it was not very good, but it started a fire inside me that hasn't gone out yet.
Published 2014-09-24.
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Books by This Author

My Ranch, My Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,210. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Western
Cade Walden was sure he had everything under control at his ranch. That was before Sarah came home from college. She was a Nurse now and it just so happened that he was in need of one to take care of his father. If he could stay away from her, she may consider the job. It was like mixing oil and water together.
I Keep What Is Mine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,160. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Chase opened the door, they did not expect to see beautiful, hot tempered, Lacie Monroe standing in front of them. She was returning his diamond watch, which he mixed up with her silver earrings. His team managed to break her arm while throwing her to the floor. Now she was his responsibility, and she wanted nothing to do with him. He had other plans, and he was stronger than she was
Stormy Weekend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,850. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Jared Santino was the head of his family in Italy and well respected. A car accident introduced him to a nurse, which he made love to all weekend, before sneaking out on her. He flew to Spain, forgetting all about her. Ten months later, he had a son. He would take her and their son to Italy, to become his bride. Too bad Kaylee had plans of her own he would have to deal with first.
A Real Diamond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,190. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
If only she was Italian? Maybe then, she would listen to him. What did she mean when she said she was a millionaire from Colorado and did not need him? He was the millionaire. Just because she was beautiful did not mean she didn’t have to listen when he spoke. Everyone listened to him. She would be no different, would she? A Romance where two cultures collide.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Cole had agreed to seduce a woman for his Cousin while he was in the city working for revenge. Trouble was he seduced the wrong one. This one was young and fit perfect in his arms. He decided to keep her on his ranch now that he knew the truth. She wanted nothing to do with him, letting him know she was not a gift to lay at his feet. He was used to having his own way, and they were sure to clash.
Protecting Amy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,500. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Adventure » General
Wade held Amy in the chopper after rescuing her from her captors and was very surprised at how good she felt against him. She seemed to fit his body perfectly. Her dad hired him to keep her safe, not take advantage of this situation. This may be harder than he assumed since she was attracted to him also. After taking a bullet for her, he wondered if he would get a chance to see her again.
Ties That Bind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Just because Kristen was foolish once did not mean she would be again this time. Why Jason though she should listen to him is more than she could understand. She could stand on her own two feet after raising her son alone because he ran off and left her not even telling her his last name. She certainly did not need him and his high powered attitude now.
The Rancher Next Door
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,220. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western
Luke was surprised to see beautiful Carley Gilbert, sitting on such a powerful horse alone. He was sure she knew nothing about ranching or animals. Apparently, she was a professional County singer before deciding to train horses. She had a very stubborn attitude so it would become his job to keep her safe in his arms each night while her dad was away taking cancer treatments.
The Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,080. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
When Christina agreed to help her foster father prove his innocence, she did not realize what it would cost her. When she walked in the Club and met Adam, he wanted to control her every move. She fought hard to maintain her independence, but soon gave into his needs only to allow his infidelity to break her heart. Now Adam had to prove to her that he loved her. Could he earn her trust again?
A Challenge for Jackson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,450. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jackson could not believe of all the women in his world, he chose such a feisty, young lover, which fought him daily for her freedom. He did not have time for this but she was more than he could resist. He was going to win this challenge, if he could keep her in one place long enough to hold onto her.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If Luke wanted beautiful Natalie in his arms, he would have to give up his other girlfriends, convincing her brother, he was serious about her. He was the jealous type and soon figured she was not willing to share either. Even with the stress of the government contract at work, he could not leave her alone.
Miles From Home
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,300. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Allie stood in the drive in tears as the band pulled out in the tour bus leaving her behind. It was her music, which had giving them this opportunity. Six weeks later, she walked into Miles’s hotel room to tell him about the baby. He was making love to someone else so she turned and ran. He would not let her run from his this time, even if it took another son to keep her home.
Sweet Revenge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Jake learns that his sweet Natalie, has the same last name as the man he vows to destroy, his thoughts are torn as he plans his revenge. He puts her through hell often, until he discovers she is not the daughter of James, but his niece. Now she is carrying Jakes son and he has to find her. If only it is not too late to repair the damage.
Taming My Aleta
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult
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When Carlos Fidakis was forced to take his bride, he wasn’t expecting to find beautiful and very talented Aleta Dalaras. She was a very proud female with her head held high. He did not enjoy breaking her spirit and taming her to keep her safe, but what choice did he have. With their tempers, they were sure to collide. Could they learn to share their love?
Captive In Greece
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
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When Stefano Pantalis intercepted his brother’s lover, holding her on his island, he never doubted it was Lisa, but he was wrong. Sparks flew and tempers flared as things heated up between them. As much as he wanted her, he could not let this woman take advantage of his family. Cassandra Wilson just wanted to vacation in Hawaii. She could not accept that this arrogant Greek would not believe her.
The Secretive Prince
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,340. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Prince Michael Douglass assumed he was alone, until wildlife photographer, Chloe Spaulding showed up at his door in the storm. All he wanted to do is paint on canvas for a few weeks. He was angry with her until he saw her naked in the shower, and suddenly he had a new vision he would paint with his oils. This time he would punish her for intruding, but keep her forever in the Royal Family.
Dana Pays Her Debt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,430. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Tempers flare when a business tycoon tangles with a stubborn female executive who reminds him of a little doll his sister had when she was young. She has long thick blond hair, a shapely body and ice-blue eyes. She has a razor-sharp tongue and is a vital part of Buchannan Enterprises. It is the key he needed to keep her close to him. Right now, it was too easy for her to run again.