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Author Interview: P.J. DeVere
1. How did you choose your genre? What made you write this book? I chose romance because that is what I primarily read and enjoy. I think the world would be a much happier place if everyone read romance books. Pour Attitude is the third book in The Starkford Series, but it can be read as a standalone romance. It is a sexy, sarcastic contemporary romance that will have you hooked and laughing until the end.
2. Writers write what they know and must observe the world. Are you a firstborn, middle, or last child, and how does this shape your view of the world?
I am the rebellious middle child through and through. I have always prided myself on being bold and independent, and it has served me well so far in life. I agree that good authors write what they know. I’ve been a mother, wife, elementary teacher, and attorney. So many stories bubble up from this mix of experiences that it keeps the creativity flowing.
3. Where is your favorite place to write? My favorite place to write is on my sofa in my living room. My back and neck don’t always appreciate this choice, but I love curling up with my laptop perched precariously on my leg and letting my fingers fly over the keyboard.
4. How do you feel about killing your darlings, and what do you do with the remains? I write objectively, so it doesn’t bother me to dispose of a storyline or character that isn’t working. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often. I write chronologically and edit as I go, so when I’m done with the initial writing, I am left with a pretty decent first draft.
5. You are introduced to your favorite author. Who is it, and what is that one burning question you must ask them? My favorite author is Richelle Mead. I would ask her what her inspirations are and probably follow that question with a litany of inane, fangirl questions that would drive her mad. In fact, I named Mads’ car in Pour Attitude after the heroine in Mead’s Succubus Series, Georgina.
6. Inquiring minds want to know…tell readers something about you that no one knows. I break out into song randomly, and I have a song for absolutely everything. Luckily, I married a man who does the same thing and doesn’t mind when I belt out an odd show tune or a power ballad.
7. You are stranded on a deserted island with only a backpack for company. What three items are in your survival pack? The backpack better be big enough to hold a boat because I was not made for any type of stranded desert island situation. Knife, lighter, and rope would be of no use to me. What do I look like, MacGyver?
8. If you could have one superpower in your existence, what would it be? It’s a hard toss-up between invisibility and flight, but I’d probably take flight. I love to travel, so the ability to fly would come in pretty handy.
9. Favorite snack? If I could live a healthy life on Spicy Nacho Doritos and wine, I would be one happy lady.
10. Indy 500 – Do you know how to get where you’re going, or do you drive the speed limit? When I’m writing, I know how it starts and how it ends (usually); however, everything else is pedal to the metal, full speed ahead.
by P.J. DeVere
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Madeline Everly wants to climb her muscular bartender like a mountain, but he seems opposed to the idea. After she starts working alongside him behind the bar, will he finally give into her?
When Madeline’s misogynistic boss, overbearing mother, and grudge holding sister become too much to bear, it’s time to let off a little steam. Mads has a wild streak, and she doesn’t apologize for it. She likes men, and she has her sights set on one in particular—Exel Kinley. If she can check him off her to-do list, maybe he won’t take up so much room in her head. As nothing in her life has ever been permanent, Mads has no problems going through men like she goes through gin and tonics at happy hour. Can she have the adventure she wants and the pleasure she craves, all from the same man?
“Got a new boyfriend to add to your collection?” Exel asks as he pours a drink for one of his customers. That’s the first voluntary thing he’s said to me tonight.
“That quota’s not going to fill itself. Why do you ask? Are you jealous?” I ask with a hand on my hip.
“At not being another notch in your bedpost? Nah.”
I don’t dignify that with a response. Instead, I turn and take more customers orders as they flood in. One of the women across the bar is specific as to what brand of vodka she wants in her Cosmo, so I scan our array of bottles on the wall behind me until I find it.
They don’t call it top shelf liquor for nothing, and it looks like I’m about to scale a wall. I get a good foothold on one of the lower shelves so I can swing a knee onto the slender countertop to climb up. I grab the bottle of Grey Goose which is now at eye level, and I’m contemplating my descent when strong hands grab my hips.
“Whoa!” I yell as Exel pulls me backwards off the counter and into his arms. I clutch the bottle of vodka to my chest as I fall into him, worrying about breaking the bottle and myself, but I don’t have to worry. He is in control of my fall as he brings his arms all the way around my waist to catch me. He puts my feet on the ground but holds me to him a moment or two longer than necessary.
“I would leave a pretty deep notch,” he whispers before releasing me from his hold and walking away like nothing ever happened.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
P.J. DeVere is the author of The Starkford Series. She was born and raised in Mississippi, where she is still a practicing attorney. A life-long lover of books, P.J. finds it hard to tear herself away from a steamy romance novel. She’s had multiple careers in her life, but writing is by far her favorite. Before earning her law degree from Ole Miss, she was a fifth-grade teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Mississippi State.
She is a wonderful wife, a terrible housekeeper, and a devoted mother. Her sons are all grown with lives of their own, and she is making use of this newfound time and freedom to get to know the imaginary friends in her head. She is giving readers a distinctly different view of life in the South as not everyone down here spits tobacco through a missing tooth hole or says “I declare” while lazily fanning herself under a magnolia tree. P.J. has found joy in creating a series of novels that reflects the Mississippi she knows and loves, and she hopes her readers will find the lure of returning to Starkford as irresistible as she does.
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10 thoughts on “Author P. J. Devere: Pour Attitude”
A great interview. I imagine that most authors write what they read.
Thank you! I read a fair amount of paranormal romance, but most all of my reading is in the romance genre.
Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!
Great interview, thank you for sharing.
Sounds like a great new book read.
Thanks! I hope you get a chance to check it out!
I love the cover and think the book sounds great.
Thanks! It was a lot of fun to write. Mads is wild & Exel is spicy!
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