Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Interview with Sweet Romance Author Jewel Adams

Jewel Adams has written several books in different genres, mainly romance, and is also a motivational speaker to both youth and adult audiences. She and her husband Sean are the parents of eight children and grandparents to five and counting. In her spare time (when she has any) she likes to curl up with a good book and a healthy stash of orange Tic Tacs.

Welcome back to my blog, Jewel. I love your book cover. Please tell us about this sweet romance: Beautiful In My Eyes.

This is a novella about a beautiful woman who is completely happy with her life, but soon deals with a trial that makes her begin to doubt her worth. She has a loving husband that loves her unconditionally and is determined to prove to her that her value to him is priceless.

Where did you get your inspiration for this novel? Do you ever put real experiences in your books?

Well, Giselle's trial is one I have been dealing with for years, not to the same extreme, but enough that I can understand exactly how she feels. Fortunately, I also have an amazing husband whose love is also unconditional, and despite my insecurities, he tells me I'm beautiful every day, and shows me as well.

What kind of research did you do for this book?

I really didn't have to do much. Since the heroine's trial is hair loss, I just looked up the various forms of Alopecia, from mild to extreme, and I looked up the symptoms, as well as treatment options. Sadly, in most cases, once you have reached a point, nothing can be done to stop it and the hair loss continues its course. Emotionally, it is devastating.

That is so interesting. Your writing style is fun. Most authors write in past tense, but you write in present tense. How does this affect your writing or story?

I just love writing in present tense because it kind of puts the reader right there in the moment. At least, that’s what they tell me:-)

Thank you, Jewel, for a wonderful interview. I love your book cover. I’ve been told that book covers really help to sell the book.


Charissa said...

Sounds very intriguing. My sis-in-law is going through chemo and her hair loss has been the hardest hit emotionally for her too as well. I can't even imagine.

debbie curto said...

would love to win this book

aLilLacey said...

Hair loss is one thing i can't imagine going through. I'm a redhead so i would really feel a though i lost my identity.
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beemama said...

I can't imagine dealing with extreme hair loss especially since society places so much emphasis on a woman's hair and its place in her beauty. I can imagine wondering about your worth all too well.
This sounds like a very interesting read.

Monique said...

This sounds like a timely book--even if written for a different time. :)

Taffy said...

My neighbors daughter lost all her when she got pregnant for the first time. Now it grows back only when she's pregnant.
Thanks for the giveaway!


Nancy Luebke said...

Like your style, thanks for the giveaway

tickmenot said...

This book sounds really amazing. I am especially interested in the story line. A chronic illness has caused me to develop hair, so would be interested to read about it in a book.

Thanks for a chance to win!


ronnkelly3 said...

Thank you for the chance to win and thank you for the post..It was a great interview.

ronnkelly3 said...

Thank you for the chance to win and thank you for the post..It was a great interview.

Jenn H. said...

Sounds like a great story. Sad and sweet

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The Sisters said...

Sounds like an awesome story. I'm glad you said you didn't do a ton of research, Jewel. Sometimes I feel like I'm slacking when my book comes more from my imagination and doesn't require a ton of research. ;)
I look forward to reading this book.

Robert Pyszk said...

I really like how she writes in the present tense.

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Filia Oktarina said...

This book Sounds very intriguing. I will love to have chance to read this book :)

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Natasha said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Jen said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Carol L. said...

What an intriguing story. Especially that Jimmy Thomas is on that gorgeous cover. Love it. I remember when my youngest daughter went through chemo, the worst part was when her hair fell out in one day . It hit her very hard emotionally being that she was only 8 years old. I'll never forget it. But my baby is now a healthy 25. :)
Carol L
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sweety said...

I'd really love to get my hands on this book :)

Thanks for the international giveaway!!


apple blossom said...

thanks for chance to win

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Jan said...

I would love to read this.

Tressa said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Thank you for participating in this giveaway. Jewel Adams is going to get in touch with everyone and give all of you a free ebook.