Interview with Jude Liebermann

Will you be releasing any new books?
No, Jude has retired. She just released her last book, A Modern Myth: The Next Generation, only available on Amazon.com.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing ever since I could hold a pencil. I started with poetry at about 5 or 6 and then wrote my first mystery at about 9. Of course my stories have gotten longer and more elaborate as I've matured, but it's a shame I don't still have that mystery! Though I do have the first romance I wrote at 13. I even published it, unedited, on my site's forum. I can't imagine my life without writing. It's my passion.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I started trying to get published before the internet was as popular as it is now. I had to use the paperback Writer's Market and send out inquiries by mail. Got a lot of rejection slips and decided it was far less stressful to go it alone. It has certainly gotten much easier and cheaper to self-publish now a days. If only it were that easy in 1996!
Who are your favorite authors?
Teresa Medeiros and Stephanie Meyer. There used to be more, but I just don't have the time to read much, not with working full time, raising my son as well as finding the time to write, edit, design and publish my novels.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember bits of it, since I was only about 9 (maybe less) when I wrote it. It was a Nancy Drew type mystery. Couldn't have been more than a few pages long, and the only scene I remember is of the main character waiting on the edge of a roof to uncover the mystery and then jumping off and tackling someone.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Fires of Winter by Johanna Lindsey when i was 13. It inspired me to write my first romance, and I became addicted to reading historical romances. I read all of Johanna's and then switched to Georgina Gentry and then finally Teresa Medeiros. I have never written an historical romance, and I don't tend to read them anymore, but I loved them when I was younger. I fell in love with the strong heroes and wanted the men in my books to be as strong and sexy.
Published 2017-12-06.
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Books by This Author

A Modern Myth: Drew's Awakening (Sensual Version)
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 4 Sensual. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the saga's final book, Drew Duncan is almost 21 and coming into his own. He is more special than he realizes, as powers he was born into begin to emerge. As he deals with these new abilities, he finds his soul mate, Sara. An enemy from Drew's past finds them and abducts Sara. He must awaken the slumbering power within him to destroy this ancient evil.
From Fantasy to Reality
Series: Jude's Jiction, #5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Ella wakes up in a strange place with the man of her dreams tied up, naked and defenseless. They're being held captive and won't be released until she has her way with him. What's a gal to do? But then things aren't as they appear, and she and Ryan are thrown into the middle of a situation neither expected. Erotic short story that only those 18 and above should read.
Jixit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,340. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Colin is a loner and lives in a remote mountain town where he limits his contact with other people. He’s resigned himself to be alone due to a unique, unwanted ability. That is until Dot shows up with a broken down car and needs his help. Neither can fight their immediate attraction, but then he discovers a tragic secret and must step outside his comfort zone to make things right. Mildly erotic
Painful Reflections: An Erotic Anthology
Series: Jude's Jiction, Anthology. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies
Jude has compiled an anthology of her first erotic romance novella, Painful Reflections, along with the first four of her hot short Jiction stories: Once Upon Forever, Forbidden Fruit, Pandora's Box, Bittersweet Liaison. Blurbs of all stories have been placed at the beginning for your perusal and enjoyment, so be sure to download sample. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18
Bittersweet Liaison
Series: Jude's Jiction, #4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Diane and James work together and have never socialized outside of the office. Then one day, he surprises her with a proposition. Will she succumb to his demands? Erotic short story not suitable for those under the age of 18.
Kings of Klenar: Erotic Prequel to Sierra Sky
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 72,870. Language: American English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
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Cass is rescued by a visitor from another world. Luna is enchanted by her and takes her back to his planet, where she becomes his unwilling slave. Fighting against her new role, she only wants to be taken back to her home, Earth. Dealing with strange new races, and fighting feelings for her captor, Cass eventually discovers that home is where Luna is. Unsuitable for those under the age of 18.
Kings of Klenar: Sensual Prequel to Sierra Sky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,850. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Cass is rescued by a visitor from another world. Luna is enchanted by her and takes her back to his planet, where she becomes his unwilling slave. Fighting against her new role, she only wants to be taken back to her home, Earth. Learning to deal with strange new races, and fighting the feelings she develops for her captor, Cass eventually discovers that home is where Luna is.
Pandora's Box
Series: Jude's Jiction, #3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Erotica » Couples Erotica
Pandora was willing to settle...but then a sexy gigolo ended up in her bed. This short erotic story is only intended for mature audiences aged at least 18.
A Modern Myth: Drew's Destiny
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,530. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Drew's Destiny is the third installment of the A Modern Myth saga. Nada's children are in Greece, and she knows she must follow. They are all unprepared for what they will face once confronted with the evil that started it all. Nada's Secret began, Grady's Return and Drew's Destiny continues and Drew's Awakening concludes this exciting saga.
A Modern Myth: Grady's Return
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,880. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Second installment of the A Modern Myth trilogy. Nada's Friend, Grady Duncan, nearly died and lay in a coma for many years. He finally awakens but has no memory of her or what happened to him. Will he ever fully recover from his ordeal and will Nada ever truly get back the man she loves? She must also deal with who she is and what she helped create in this action packed sequel to Nada's Secret.
A Modern Myth: Drew's Awareness
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 4 teaser. Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
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This short hot teaser takes you a bit farther into Drew's character as well as gives the reader a free insight into his growing relationship with his soul-mate, Sara. If you like what you read, be sure to get the full length novel, A Modern Myth, Drew's Awakening. Contains graphic language and sex acts and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18.
A Modern Myth: Drew's Awakening
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 4 Erotic. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 40,500. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
In the saga's final book, Drew Duncan is almost 21 and coming into his own. He is more special than he realizes, as powers he was born into begin to emerge. As he deals with these new abilities, he finds his soul mate, Sara. An enemy from Drew's past finds them and abducts Sara. He must awaken the slumbering power within him to destroy this ancient evil. Erotic romance not suitable for minors.
Forbidden Fruit
Series: Jude's Jiction, #2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
Wanda drives her car into a ditch and has to walk to the nearest gas station, where she meets Dwayne. Their meeting explodes into a passionate tryst that changes all of her sexual expectations. This short story is the 2nd in Jude's new erotic series, Jiction. It is only intended for those at least 18 years of age.
Misunderstandings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,690. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Angie moved to San Francisco to escape her life and start over, but she couldn't escape her feelings. Brad was the love of her life, but he betrayed her with another woman. He then shows up and turns her world upside down. But did things really happen as she thought, or was it all a...misunderstanding? Life as she knew it will never be the same. Erotic romance not suitable for under age 18.
Love's Trial
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Krystal and Morgan become friends under unlikely circumstances. He's a stripper, and she's his reluctant audience. Then things get complicated, and their relationship is strained and tested beyond any limit either could ever expect. Can they make it through their ...Love's Trial? Contains adult themes not suitable for minors or those offended by non-consensual sex.
Once Upon Forever
Series: Jude's Jiction, #1. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
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Lexie is heartbroken over her boss and gets into a car accident. She meets Glenn and has an immediate connection. They share an erotic encounter but then things get a little bizarre. This short story has explicit sexual acts and harsh language and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18.
Passion's Price
Series: Forrest duo, Prequel. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
The prequel to Forgotten but not Gone, Passion's Price reveals the love story and heartache behind the illicit affair of Camille Forrest and Tony Ferrell. Contains many graphic sexual encounters and explicit language and is not intended for anyone under the age of 18.
Forgotten but not Gone
Series: Forrest duo, Main Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,470. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jessica Forrest had the unimaginable happen to her as a teenager, and she withdrew within herself. Dakota Norris is determined to help her come back to reality as well as finding out what happened to her. Can these total opposites help each other find the truth as well as love along the way? Contains grahic sex as well as violent sexual flashbacks, so it is not appropriate for anyone under 18.
Formerly Brandewyne
Price: Free! Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Brandewyne Parker confronts one heart-pumping adventure after another as she discovers new life and love on the other side of tragedy. Cryonics becomes the gateway and cloning the tool that brings Brandy, formerly Brandewyne, back to life in the middle of the Twenty-First Century. Follow Brandy through the sometimes bewildering, sometimes tender, but always entertaining episodes.
Faith's Portrait
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 63,630. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
The house called to Claire, and then she found the portrait in the attic. She discovered Faith had died tragically many decades earlier, and that her fate was intertwined with a man whom Claire felt a strange connection. Then one night Claire touched the portrait and found herself propelled into the past. Could she right the wrongs that had been done and also set things right in her own life?
A Modern Myth: Nada's Secret
Series: A Modern Myth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 63,350. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
First in the A Modern Myth trilogy, Nada Berch isn't like other women. She goes about her days as a nurse, hoping to one day remember what made her different. Then when her dreams become nightmares, she meets a caring veterinarian who is determined to help her find out what she truly is.