Can you introduce yourself to my readers a little?
Hi all! I’m Jade Lee, author of sexy historicals, and Kathy Lyons, author of sexy contemporary blazes. (Hmmmm is there a common theme?) Regular RT conventioneers know me. I’m that crazy half-Asian woman who jumps up on stage with the models, who hands out a ton of stuff, and is always willing to just sit and gab with anyone. I love books, love people, and am generally one of those really rare author extroverts. As in EXTROVERT! So, how’s everyone doing? Whatcha reading? And how can I make life more fun for you? That’d be me!
Can you introduce us to the world that you have created?
Jade Lee does sexy regency-era historicals. Her latest is Wicked Seduction where a wickedly sexy pirate finally comes home to England to try and reconnect with his old life. Except everything has changed. Or perhaps more accurately, he has changed. How can he find normal again, when he is so far from what everyone expects? The answer, of course, is with a woman who is lost in her own way as well.
Kathy Lyons’ latest is In Good Hands, a Harlequin Blaze about a hot, hot executive with high blood pressure. He’s willing to do anything to get it down, including some rather weird “energy” experiments with alternate healing practitioner. It’s hot, it’s funny, and well, it’s just good Blaze fun!
Will this be your first RT or are you a veteran? Any advice for those who are going for the first time?
VETERAN! Does that make me sound old? Or just shell shocked? As for advice, just do what you can handle. When you start to get overwhelmed–because everyone does at some point–just find a quiet corner and open a book. Breathe. Relax. Enjoy. Eventually, you’ll recharge and come on back to the dance floor, workshop, or just hang with me at the coffee bar!
Are you speaking on any panels during RT? Are there any you are looking forward to?
I do everything at RT except organize. I’m on panels including RT Advantage for newbies to the conference. I’m doing a bookseller giveaway/tea called Afternoon Delight. The Intergalactic Bar and Grille is always a BLAST. I think I’m going to be talking about graphic novels because I have one on the way. And, oh my, I’m sure there will be dancing and partying and a great time! And I love ALL of it!
If someone were wanting to meet up with you at RT, who should they look for?
Ask anyone who has been to an RT before: Who’s Jade? They’ll not only be to point me out, but they’ll push you in my direction probably saying something like, “Go say hi. She’ll give you a free book!” (or tee shirt or fan or whatever I’ve got this year.) I’m half Asian and loud. Trust me. You can find me. But if you’re absolutely desperate to find me, you can alway look at the schedule and find my events. I’ll also be at Club RT, though I don’t know the time yet.