Sunday, April 7, 2013

Interview with Romance Author Jewel Adams


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.

28 comments:

Dena BooksforKids said...

This sounds delightful! I haven't seen the TV show, but I love the story of Beauty and the Beast.

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Ashtrie Karana Putrie said...

Yeah, I know the FEELING when tv show cut my favorite series. Awesome interview ;p

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daysease said...

I am also a lover of happy endings... I kind of feel like the world already has so much drama and trauma, at least my rare reading time should be happy, positive, and encouraging... so... I would LOVE to read this. Thank you for this interview; it left me smiling. :-)

Celita

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Cheryl said...

I absolutely agree that my reading time is simply a time to get away. I love all things fairy tale, especially retellings. I'll have to find this 1987 Beauty and the Beast. Your book sounds delightful. Hope I get a chance to read and review it!
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Kat said...

Loved the TV show! I would love to read about a happily ever after for them!

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RILEKAT said...

I never saw the TV show, but the books sounds fascinating.

RILEKAT said...

and I always forget my email
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Louise said...

I never watched the tv show (or even heard of it), but, of course, I love the Beauty and the Beast story, so this book really appeals to me!

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Anonymous said...

I faithfully watched the old Beauty and the Beast and currently love the new version. If you haven't seen it, check it out. The book sounds like a perfect ending, and loving all things B&B, I will definitely read it! Thanks for the giveaway!
Bonnie Hilligoss
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teena3940 said...

Love the cover..Thanks for sharing this great interview.. adgali at ymail dot com

bn100 said...

Never heard of the show, but that doesn't sound like a good ending

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Meghan said...

This looks like some good books! Love me some HEA!

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Mary Preston said...

I don't think you can have a BEAUTY AND THE BEAST inspired series or story without a HEA.

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Cherie Hamby Kasper said...

I love anything romance, and Beauty and the Beast certainly has that. I would love to read your book.
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Dorothy Teel said...

I love Beauty and the Beast and I would love to know what happens with Beast after beauty died, Television has a way of hooking you into a series then killing it off without regards for those of us who get attached to the characters, thankfully TV is not real...

Dorothy Teel said...

Oh I am so silly at times - i.teel@sbcglobal.net

Nikki Krutz said...

sounds like a great book! qtksjkmommy at gmail dot com

Holly Letson said...

I used to watch that show as a child, and loved it.
Would love to read your book.

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Darlene said...

I don't recall there being a television series, but I loved the movie and I've read a retelling that I really loved! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Diamond Cronen said...
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Diamond Cronen said...

I didnt know there was a TV show! I love the story of beauty and the beast...

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sweety said...

I too didn't know about this t.v series until now,but i read books on Beauty and Beast.

Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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LAWonder said...

Whoa! Where did I miss the first love dying? I never heard of that.
I love happy endings also.
Thanks for the Giveaway.

Cindi said...

aI agree about light reads and fluff. Sometimes it IS nice to have a heavy read and sometimes a light read. Books for every mood:)

H.D. Worley said...

WOW! That was a long time ago. Our family use to be a huge fan of that series.
We enjoy Fairy Tales. It would be interesting to find out what twist you put on it.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Sherry said...

I loved the TV show and have to admit I was disappointed with what the beast looked like without his makeup. This sounds like a very interesting book.
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Ruth Hill said...

I never saw the show, but this sounds intriguing.
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Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Bonnie Hilligoss! You are the winner of this wonderful book. I know you'll enjoy reading Jewel's book and all the others she has written.