Jewel Adams is the author of interracial, young adult and inspirational romance, as well as romantic fantasy. She is a wife and mother of eight, and a grandmother. Armed with a library of her favorite books and a healthy stash of orange Tic Tacs, she and her family reside in Utah.
Welcome back to my blog, Jewel. To Love the Beast has a tragedy that happens within this love story. In other words, the reader will have feelings of sorrow at one point during the story. Please tell us about your new book.
To Love the Beast takes up where the final season of the 1987 Beauty and the Beast television series leaves off. I absolutely adore the series and I watch it about once a year, sometimes twice. But the ending was so unsatisfying that I have rewritten it in my head for years. The Beast loses the woman he loves and a new woman comes into his life who is also investigating the first love's murder. The series ended just as their friendship was beginning to blossom, so my story is about what could have been.
Where did you get your inspiration for this novel?
For me, a romance definitely has to have a happy ending, and the TV show just didn't cut it. I mean, Diana and Vincent definitely needed their happily ever after. I needed it for them. So to save myself from more sleepless nights and emotional anguish, I had to write about their growing love and give them a life together:-)
Hahaha. I understand. I enjoy talking with you about your books. You love to write sweet romances. What intrigues you most about writing love stories?
I just love love! I love being in love and projecting that love onto paper through interesting characters. And I love writing romance that everyone can read, including my daughters. Sure I write some fluff, but sometimes that is exactly what we need. When I'm in the mood to read something serious, I have my favorite authors that I can always count on to give me something that really makes me think. But I mainly read romance to be taken away to another world and be pulled into other lives, lives that have plenty of fluff:-) I just really like how diverse the romance genre is. There is something for everyone.
Thank you, Jewel, for an awesome interview. As always, you’re fun to talk with. One of these days we’ll have to meet. We’re not that far from each other.