Q&A: THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Protector Jodi Ellen Malpas

So what do you get when you sit down with an author known for fun and totally engrossing Romance? You get a fun and totally engrossing interview! Check out our interview with the amazing Jodi Ellen Malpas below and don’t miss The Protector, out now!

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What are your five favorite movies with romance or romantic elements? I’m always drawn to romantic movies that are about love that’s off limits or forbidden.

It ramps up the angst, which I love in movies and books. Movies like Endless LoveMet Joe BlackDirty DancingBrokeback MountainTwilight, Titanic…to name just a few!


The ProtectorDescribe your favorite scene from each one (you can include a Youtube clip if you want as well). 

I’ll be here a long time if I describe a scene from each one! But if anyone hasn’t watched all of these movies, then they definitely should. Immediately.


Did you have any of these scenes in mind when writing scenes from your latest release? 

All of my stories are based around the men being off limits in one way or another. Say it all, doesn’t it?! One scene from The Protector that jumps out at me is the moment Jake and Cami give into their attraction and desire for each other. It’s intense, frantic, and eventually full of acceptance. I love that scene!


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? 

Oh, this is easy. Mr and Mrs Smith. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. I could watch that film over and over. I just love how she handles herself and how crazy she sends him. Brilliant!


Darcy or Wentworth?

Mr Darcy, no question. And Sir Laurence Olivier was the ultimate Darcy.


Rochester or Heathcliff? 

Heathcliff. And for the record, I loved Tom Hardy’s performance as Heathcliff. In fact, I love Tom Hardy full stop 🙂


Picard or Kirk? 

I’m not gonna lie, I had to Google this. I have no clue about Star Trek. Never watched it!


Sunrise or sunset? 

Sunset. Because it’s closer to wine o’clock


Angst or humor? 

Angst. There’s nothing like getting the heart racing.


Tea or coffee? 



Wine or beer? 

Refer to Q4 🙂


Cake or pie? 

Neither. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, except for giant jelly strawbs, and pastry isn’t my thing.


Scruff, beard, or clean-shaven? 

Scruff! Lots and lots of scruff!


Blue-collar or white collar? 

White. Definitely white.


Jeans or a suit? 

Suit all the way. Preferably a three-piece.


Car or motorcycle? 

Depends on the car. I had this dilemma when writing This Man. So I gave Jesse both.

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Jodi Ellen MalpasJodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

Jodi can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram and JodiEllenMalpas.co.uk.


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