Interview: Margarita Katsipi
Sabrina Jeffries with over 9 million books in print in more than 20 languagesis,is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels and works of short fiction (some written under the pseudonyms Deborah Martin and Deborah Nicholas).
Whatever time not spent speaking to organizations around the country or writing in a coffee-fueled haze is spent traveling with her husband and adult autistic son or indulging in one of her passions—jigsaw puzzles, chocolate, and music.
Today I am honored to have New York Times Best Seller author Sabrina Jeffries as a guest in our webpage for a mini interview and a presentation of her most recent books.
What do you love most about the writing process?
S.J.: I love when I’m writing and my characters say something unexpected that reveals an important part of who they are that I didn’t know. It gives me a little zing.
What’s the strangest thing you have ever had to research online for one of your books?
S.J.: One of them is funeral biscuits. I had no idea that such things existed. But I had to research them for my upcoming 2019 book. And the research I did for erotic watches was a bit out there, too. You have no idea how many of those there are.
What were the best compliment and the toughest criticism given to you as an author and how you deal with them?
S.J.: The best compliments are from the readers who say that my books got them through hard times—recovering from the death of their spouses, losing everything in a fire, even past sexual traumas. That means more to me than anything. The toughest criticism, believe it or not, is if a reader or reviewer says my book is boring. I know I can’t please all the readers all the time, so if someone criticizes anything else, I try to shrug it off, but when a reader finds it boring, it cuts me to the bone. Fortunately, I don’t get that criticism TOO often, but when I do I just remind myself that I find lots of famous books boring that others find riveting (Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, for example).
What are your views on social media for marketing and do you enjoy your direct interacting through them with your readers?
S.J.: I love social media as a way to connect with readers, but I don’t like having to promote books on it. Unfortunately, that seems to be a necessity these days. Every publisher expects you to do it.
We would like to know more about your latest book.
S.J.: The Secret of Flirting, the last title in my Sinful Suitors series, comes out March 27th. It’s about Fulkham, who first appeared in The Study of Seduction and played a crucial role in The Pleasures of Passion: The moment spymaster Baron Fulkham meets the stunning Princess Aurore of Chanay, he’s positive her royal persona is a ruse and that she’s actually Monique Servais, the mysterious actress he met three years before in Dieppe. But as he pursues his suspicions, he uncovers a plot of attempted assassination and betrayal that could very well destroy his career, expose his own secrets…and ruin the woman he’s rapidly coming to love.
My most recently published books are:
A Talent for Temptation
A Talent for Temptation. Widow Meriel Vyse is stunned speechless when someone tries to abduct her on her way to a ball. Fortunately, Quinn Raines, her secret beau, shows up to foil the attack. Unfortunately, as they struggle with her abductor, Meriel accidentally stabs Quinn. But unbeknownst to Meriel, Quinn set up the fake abduction so he could play the hero and win her hand in marriage. Now that his plan has gone disastrously awry, can he convince her that he’s still the man for her?
The Pleasures of Passion
The Pleasures of Passion. Niall Lindsay, the Earl of Margrave flees the country after killing a man in a duel to protect his sister, but he leaves behind the love of his life, Brilliana Trevor. When Niall returns seven years later, he and Brilliana, who are convinced they no longer care about each other, are forced into a fake engagement with each other by his former employer, spymaster Baron Fulkham. Will they rediscover their love? Or say goodbye to it forever?
The Danger of Desire
The Danger of Desire. High society darling, Delia Trevor, has a shocking secret, which is discovered by enigmatic rakehell, Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues as Delia tries to protect her risky plan to get justice for her late brother . . . and Warren tries to make her his forever without losing his heart.
The Study of Seduction
The Study of Seduction. Lady Clarissa Lindsey has no intention of marrying anyone—not her childhood friend Edwin Barlow, Earl of Blakeborough, whom she’s sure would be an overbearing husband, and certainly not the powerful French diplomat stalking her. But when matters escalate with the diplomat, she chooses Edwin’s gallant offer of a marriage between friends in hopes that it will deter her stalker. Their increasingly tempestuous kisses prove more than she bargained for, and once her stalker threatens to expose their deepest secrets, will their tenuous bond withstand public ruin, or will Edwin lose all that’s important to him to protect his bride?
The Heiress and the Hothead
The Heiress and the Hothead. While visiting American heiress Amanda Keane attends a holiday house party in England, she’s stunned when a stranger kisses her passionately beneath the mistletoe. But Lord Stephen, the current Marquess of Knightford’s youngest brother and a radical crusader against poor mill practices, is equally stunned to find that the lovely woman he kissed by mistake is a mill owner in America. When an accident on Christmas Eve has the hothead and the heiress from two different worlds joining forces to help rescue mill workers from a fire, their passion for principles becomes a passion for each other. But is that enough to bridge an ocean of differences?
Along with my other books they are available for online purchase through Amazon
You can also find author’s books translated in Greek here.
Can you share with us the best way to reach you and where to learn more about your books?
S.J.: You can visit:
I would like thank again Sabrina Jeffries for taking time to answer the questions of this mini interview.
Miss Jeffrie’s photograph and Book Covers are from Author’s Official Website and Amazon.