Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sebastian: Retribution by Janey Rosen

Welcome back Janey!! In my last two posts we discussed the first two books in your Sebastian trilogy, and today we're discussing the last book: Retribution

Janey has been so kind as to offer to sponsor a giveaway on this blog! See below for details!!


Amazon Book Description:
SEBASTIAN - RETRIBUTION (Book #3): Sebastian leads Elizabeth further into submission, but increasingly she fears a darker force within the walls of Penmorrow House … Now she faces the toughest challenge so far – she must draw on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but to save Sebastian too

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Author Interview:
What was the hardest chapter (or part) to write and why?
Writing the death of a child at the end of 'Sebastian - Secrets' was the extremely emotional for me.  As a mother, but also having experienced the sad passing of a friend's child, I was quite literally an emotional mess throughout the writing of this scene. I tried to write sensitively and was heartened to be contacted and praised by a mother who had lost a child in very similar circumstances to that which I wrote about.

For those who might consider reading your book, what would you tell them to expect?
Expect a roller coaster of emotions including laughter, tears, suspense and lust.

Where do you get your ides/inspiration for your writing?
From my imagination and sometimes from dreams.

What does your writing area look like?
I write at a large refectory table, seated on an old wooden chair with three cushions.  One day perhaps I'll have a real desk and comfortable chair!

How long did it take you to complete your first book? 
Six months.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Yes I do ... at such times there is no point in forcing myself to write and so I take a break or move on in the story and return later to the point at which I was 'blocked.'

Do you work with an outline, or just write?
I'm very much an organic writer.  I begin with a very crude conceptual skeleton and then add meat to the bones as the story develops.  Although I know the final destination, the journey to reach it can change route during the process.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult? 
As a teenager I was enthralled by Virginia Andrews, 'Flowers In The Attic.'

One of your favorite quotes?
If you lay down and act like a doormat, you're sure to be walked upon.

What is the hardest and easiest part about being an erotica writer?
The hardest part was when my mother told me she had downloaded and read my books! Worse still, that she enjoyed them! The easiest part about being an erotic writer is the freedom and sexual liberation in being able to allow my debauched imagination to run free.

How do you feel about your life as a writer now? Do you regret any past decisions you’ve made?
Writing has led to a positive life change - it is pure escapism and a wonderful de-stressor.  I have no regrets but do now see an improvement in my writing since my first novel.

How hard was it to come up with characters? 
For me, it's relatively easy.  They literally pop into my head.  I can picture them clearly and as I begin develop their personalities, I write and think as that character.

What is your favorite/least favorite part of writing? Why?
For me, the most enjoyable part of writing is to take a seedling of an idea in my mind, to see it sprout into a story arc and finally blossom into a novel.  Editing and rewrites are my least favourite part of the writing process.  By the time I've concluded a novel I want to then put it aside with a sigh of relief.  I'm also very self critical so do tend to need discipline and know when to stop and say "it's finished."

Do you have a day job as well?
Yes! I own and run care homes for young adults with profound learning disabilities.  I'm also involved in politics and in my spare time am mother to four fabulous children.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published? 
The most rewarding experience since being published is undoubtedly the feedback that I receive from my readers, many of whom I consider dear friends now.

Will you have a new book coming out soon? Can you tell us about it?
I'm currently writing a new series based upon the dark past of Scarlett, the maid at Penmorrow in the 'Sebastian Secrets' trilogy.  In addition I'm working on a thriller.

Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
I was asked this very question recently by an aspiring writer.  As I told her ... believe in yourself and be true to your concept.  Also, it's incredibly important to utilise social media such as Twitter, Facebook and a blog. Another tip is to make use of the plethora of free literary advice and guidance available online.

My Review:
Janey does an excellent job of wrapping up her trilogy with Retribution. I will admit that this was my favorite book in the series, and I couldn't put it down! Janey has told me this was her favorite book to write in the trilogy, and I think it is evident because this book was much more engrossing than the other two. I am happy I made my way to this book, for it gave me a much greater appreciation for the whole series.

At the end of Dark Bonds, I felt very unsure about what to think of Sebastian, just like our heroine, Elizabeth. However, the way Janey resolves this tension comes naturally within the story. A sign of a well written story is one which has a natural progression. Additionally, Janey manages to also show a character growth with regards to sex. Sebastian and Elizabeth learn to engage in their BDSM with a more healthy approach at the end of this novel, which I appreciated.

If you're looking for a dark erotic trilogy with a detailed plot, then this one will not disappoint.

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