Stop everything, because we just bonded hardcore with Missy Jane. Mostly because we’re Gene Kelly nerds, but also? Because she’s amazing! We’ve loved featuring her on EA in the past and now we’ve got a fantastic Q&A to add to the pile! Check out her answers below and don’t miss her latest book, Saving Her Angel, out today!
What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements?
Gone with the Wind
Singing in the Rain
Anchors Away (yes, I LOVE Gene Kelly)
The Princess Bride
Describe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well).
I absolutely love when Rhett sweeps Scarlett off her feet and carries her up the stairs.
My favorite scene is when they first meet and she rescues him from the screaming fans.
I love the part when Frank Sinatra is talking to the girl from Jersey just like him.
The best and funniest part of this movie is when Meg Ryan is spying on Timothy Hutton and falls over the dessert cart.
There’s no way I can pick a favorite scene from Princess Bride. It’s inconceivable!
Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release?
My heroine actually mentions Rhett carrying Scarlett up the stairs.
If you could only read five books for the rest of your life, what five books would they be, and why?
Of Mice and Men (my all-time favorite)
The Stand (one of my favorite King books)
Any single title of Patricia Brigg’s Mercy Thompson series (I’ve already reread quite a few)
Dance with the Devil (my favorite SK Dark Hunter book)
The Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield (awesome version of the 300)
Who are your book boyfriends? (list a maximum of five) What do you like about them? What characteristics do they share with the hero from your latest release?
Adam from Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series. He’s noble, handsome, and a real gentleman.
Edward from Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, though he’s a bit psychotic, he’s also fiercely loyal and dependable.
Everyone has a favorite couple (an “OTP” in ‘shipping terms) in romance, whether in a romance book, movie, or television series. Who is your favorite couple, and why?
Adam and Mercy from Patricia Briggs’ series. I love how he treasures and protects her, but knows when to let her lead the way because of her strengths. I also love how understanding she is of his need to protect her, without her becoming offended by it.
FIRST ROMANCE (AKA My First Time):
What was the first romance novel you read?
I don’t remember the title, but it was a paranormal about a ghost hero.
What do you remember about it?
The hero was a ghost and the heroine kind of brought him back to life.
What did you like most about it?
I liked the paranormal aspect of it because I was mostly just reading horror at the time.
What did you like least about it?
I don’t remember.
Have you ever reread it? If you did, how do you feel about it now?
Darcy or Wentworth?
(bonus: who’s your favorite Darcy or Wentworth on screen?)
Do I lose points if I confess to never having read or watched either of them? (don’t throw anything at me)
Christian or Gideon?
Okay, I’m not one hundred percent certain of who these two are. Sorry!
Rochester or Heathcliff?
See my answer above.
Spock or Kirk?
Hmmm. If I was stuck on a deserted planet, probably Spock. Kirk is a bit too full of himself.
Sunrise or sunset?
Sunset because I’m really not a morning person.
Angst or humor?
Tea or coffee?
Wine or beer?
Irish Whiskey 😉
Cake or pie?
Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven?
Clean shaven usually, but really depends on my mood.
Blue-collar or white collar?
Blue-collar usually, but really depends on the guy.
Jeans or a suit?
Car or motorcycle?
Missy Jane is the alter ego of a married mother of four who was born and raised in Texas. She spends most of her time lost in worlds of her own making, alternately loving and hating such creatures as vampires, shape-shifters, sexy Archangels, and gargoyles (to name a few). When not writing, she spends her time reading, taking photos of her beautiful daughters and training her husband to believe she’s always right.