Friday, March 27, 2015

When Co-Authors Chat! Welcome Jaycee Edward & Helena Stone and your new novel "Strangers in the Night"!

Welcome, Jaycee and Helena... and characters, Callum and Slade!!!

Helena: I can’t quite believe I’m saying this, but I would never have thought promoting a book could be harder than writing it, but it sure feels that way.

Jaycee: Right? It’s like being invited to a party every day. *laughing* While that may sound like the best thing ever to some people, to introverts like us, notsomuch, huh?

Helena: Indeed. And there seem to be rules to these parties we’re only finding out about as we’re attending them. Don’t get me wrong, I’m having fun and the generosity of the people hosting us blows my mind, but overwhelmed doesn’t begin to describe how I feel right now.

Jaycee: Yeah, everyone has been beyond wonderful, but, it’s like I was kind of hoping to sneak in, leave a copy of the book on the coffee table and sneak out, but it really doesn’t work that way. People expect you to, you know… talk.

Helena: Yes, and they seem interested in getting to know us.

Jaycee: I’d rather talk about Callum and Slade. Can’t we do that? (Yes, that was a whine.)

Helena: Sure we can. As far as I’m concerned those men are far more interesting than I’ll ever be.

Jaycee: Slade is so sweet and deliciously needy. I had fun tormenting him. *grins*

Helena: I got my (sadistic?) fun from tormenting Callum. The man seems so in control but underneath it all…

Jaycee: Does that make me a sadist if I enjoyed putting both men through so much angst?

Helena: I don’t know, you tell me. I used to say I didn’t ‘do’ angst, but I guess I’ll have to change my tune. People won’t believe that anymore after they read Strangers in the Night.

Jaycee: It was tricky, though, working BDSM into a relationship that was literally only hours-old. Had Callum not had years of experience dominating different subs and had Slade not been so obviously submissive… Thankfully they cooperated beautifully.

Helena: LOL, we wouldn’t have had a story...or at least not the story we ended up with. Our men were very good to us, despite the fact we made them work very hard for their happiness. Also, does the fact that both of them cooperated beautifully mean our Callum has a side to him we haven’t explored yet?

Callum: Pardon me for interrupting, but, exactly what are you implying, lass?

Jaycee:  Yikes. Yeah, Helena… Lass....  What were you implying?

Helena: Somebody is very touchy. I wonder if I hit a nerve. I’m not implying anything, Callum. I guess we could say your compliance in the story gave Slade a wonderful example as to how to submit to the orders of he (or they) who is (or are) in charge.
Phew, did I get away with that?

Jaycee: *rolls eyes* Yeah. You only rambled a little bit.

Callum: Compliance, eh? I thought for a moment you might be suggesting I had a submissive side, lassie, and I can assure you that is not the case.

Helena: I wouldn’t dream of suggesting any such thing. Having said that, you do seem to have a certain soft spot when it comes to Slade.

Jaycee: *chokes* Sorry. *wipes wine off Helena* She um… she has a point, Callum.

Slade: He does? Oh I think I might like the sound of that. Or not. I’ll have to think about that for a moment.

Callum: Don’t you get any ideas lad. Those ladies have no idea what they’re talking about.

Helena: Ohhh. Plot bunny.

Jaycee: Right???  I can see it now!

Helena: See, that’s why I love them so hard. Never a boring moment when they’re around.  

Jaycee: So, Callum, I’m picturing you, naked, of course, tied to the bed…

Slade: I like this.

Callum: That’s enough!  Wait… you do?

Slade: Um. Yes?

Helena: Don’t mind us. You two just carry on. *Sits back and drinks it all in.*

Jaycee: *pours more wine* Definitely. Carry on.

Callum: Actually, we were just leaving.

Slade: We were?

Callum: Yes. *takes Slade’s hand and pulls him toward door*

Helena: Well, that was a turn up for the books (pun intended). I wonder what they’ll get up to now. I can’t help thinking Callum wasn’t nearly as offended or uninterested as he wanted us to believe. You think they’ll allow us to write THAT story too, Jaycee?

Jaycee: Do we really need their permission? I mean, Callum is intimidating, but in the end, we call the shots, right?

Helena: Right. And for me that means spending more times with our men and putting them through their paces… to be continued?

It goes without saying that you two are highly entertaining and, Callum and Slade? You two need to return for character interviews! Thank you, Jaycee and Helena, for a wonderful post and your new book is fantastic! Strangers in the Night is a must read! Check it out!

Strangers in the Night is now available at

About Strangers in the Night

When Army veteran, Slade, stumbles upon an isolated cottage on a cold, dark, night, the young man finds more than just the shelter he’s seeking.

Former club Dominant Callum is surprised to find a handsome stranger knocking at his door but invites him in despite his reservations. A nightmare reveals Slade’s deep-seated emotional issues, and Callum knows he needs to get creative if he’s going to help Slade leave the past behind.

Neither man is prepared for the feelings Slade’s introduction into the world of BDSM will unleash, and thirty-six hours will either be enough to bind them, or they will remain forever strangers in the night.

About Jaycee Edward

Jaycee Edward is no longer seventeen years old but don’t tell her that. She’s actually a tad older and lives in northeast Ohio with her handsome husband and one, big gorgeous dog. She has two grown stepdaughters and is proud to be the ultra-cool Nana to two amazingly incredible grand-teens. Jaycee loves pistol shooting and is has earned her Bar 7 Sharpshooter status in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program and hopes to someday reach the level of Expert Marksman. She is the token liberal and constant source of fascination to the other members at her gun range. Jaycee knows way too much about the inner workings of Walt Disney World and anything related to One Direction. She’d love to pull you into the rabbit hole with her. All you have to do is ask. Find her there or contact her through social media. 

Find Jaycee on her website, Google+, Twitter, TumblrFacebook

About Helena Stone

Helena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode. 

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world. 

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband. 

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting us today, Aisling. We had great fun with this post, especially since it surprised even us. We didn't know we were going to have company when we started :)

    1. Wonderful post! It's a pleasure to have you both on my blog! Thank you for being here!

  2. Put a smile on my face this morning:-) I can imagine this blog tour has you exhausted but it has been fun for this reader.

    1. Honestly, while it was exhausting, it was also way more fun than I could ever have imagined. More than worth it. I'm delighted we managed to brighten your Friday.

    2. Thanks for coming along, Yvonne! We appreciate your support!

  3. Yes, thank you, Aisling! Just when we were starting to get burned out, the guys stepped up and made this one fun. Neither of us expected Callum or Slade to show up but after we got over the fact they were there with us, we enjoyed hanging out with usual.

    1. Ha ha ha, Jaycee! It was wonderful having you here! Please be sure to come back soon!

  4. Callum tied to a bed?! Delicious!

    1. Yeah, he bristled a bit at that suggestion, but we're hoping Slade's reaction at least got him to consider the possibilities....

    2. Because *we* certainly are...

    3. Plot bunnies have been hopping around in my head ever since that notion saw the light of day.

  5. I would love to see more interview with the boys! :)

    1. They may or may not make an other appearance in a few days ;)

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