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April 08, 2013

Welcome Author Jackie Nacht!

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ABOUT




JACKIE NACHT
jackie.nacht@yahoo.com
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Short, sexy and sweet—where a little love goes a long way.

That’s the best way to describe Jackie Nacht’s stories. I was introduced to M/M Romance through my sister, Stephani, and read it for years. Then, I thought it was time to put my own stories on paper. I began writing short and sweet stories that ended with a happily ever after…and sometimes more than one, in the case of my YA Fork in the Road series, which has interactive endings. 

Thinking back to my own book addiction, where there were many nights I stayed up way too late so I could read just one more chapter—yeah, right—I decided to write short romances for young adults as well as adults. Hopefully, they will give high school and college students, or working men and women something they can read during their lunch hour, in between classes or just when they want to briefly get away from the daily stresses of everyday life.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and at my webpage: www.jackienacht.com.

 

TAMING SWEET PUCK [KAVISH SPRITES]

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The notorious Puck has met his match.
The Gathering is called and after several years the King of the UnSeelie is bored out of his ever lovin’ mind. He sends his most trusted emissary, Puck, to the Earth realm to find two human changelings to mix the courts up a bit. Puck immediately sees the human he would like to take back to the fairy realm, but unfortunately he is more suited for the Seelie than the UnSeelie.

Torque is trying his best to get through college and make the most out of his future. When he meets the knavish Puck, sparks begin to fly immediately. When a hot and steamy encounter between the two puts Torque in danger, Puck will have to make some tough decisions. Will he take the human back—and if so, will his King accept him?

 

STORY EXCERPT

The in-between in the valley of the fairy was considered a sacred place for the Fairy King and Queen of fairies, so it was no wonder Puck would choose that to be his place to go and relax. Despite the rumors in the mortal realm, the in-between was the place where the magic of the Seelie and UnSeelie magic mixed. Mortals thought that the two courts lived on different realms, which was completely wrong. In fact, you could see Titania’s court acting like imbeciles just across the lake.

Titania’s court was all sunshine, rainbows, and eternal Spring Break. Oberon’s side, which was where Puck lived, was night, shadows, and cold enough to never see your balls again. So, when he wanted a few minutes to get away from the UnSeelie, he came to where the magic mixed, making it fall and spring in one. The closer you got to the UnSeelie, the more Fall it would become. After all, the UnSeelie were considered the death court, too. Spring was closest to the Seelie side, which was in a constant state of having small buds on trees and flowers.

Puck’s favorite thing to do was to lie on the dry fallen leaves and either look up at the starry night or meet with his brother, Foster. They would meet here as much as they could and talk until the morning hours. Foster chose to live on the Seelie side for whatever reason. Puck had spent a day there and wanted to pull out every pixie’s wing and duct tape every giggling mouth.

Ooh, that sounded like a great idea…maybe he could do that tonight while they were sleeping off their partying.

The Gathering had been going on for over a decade now. It was the longest time in a while that Puck had remained in the valley. He liked to go over to the mortal realm and play havoc on them. It was petty of him, being immortal, but he needed something to pass the time, and Oberon loved hearing the stories.

Sure, over the years, the entire UnSeelie court would go over there and have fun. Despite what a lot of mortals thought, they weren’t all bad. Oberon always left the truly evil ones in the valley to be guarded until they returned. It wasn’t that long anyway, since time was so much slower here. In fairy, a day or two would pass and the UnSeelie would actually be away for a couple weeks in the human realm. There had been many times Puck and Oberon got into a great deal of trouble over there.

Oberon and Puck had always been really tight. Puck was one of the few fairies that were a mix of Seelie and UnSeelie. While all the UnSeelie sported white hair and fathomless icy blue eyes, Puck had dark red hair that looked like an autumn leaf with white morning frost tips and pale green eyes. He loved being different and so did Oberon. When Puck made the choice to go to the UnSeelie court, Oberon had immediately made him his emissary. Sure, Puck might have screwed up a time or two, but Oberon trusted him completely and it was vice versa. It was a rare commodity amongst the fairies.

As if his thoughts conjured the fairy himself, Oberon came walking up to Puck. He was close to seven feet tall and completely ripped. He was shirtless and wearing black pants that were actually made of black fog. When he got pissed you could see tendrils creep along the ground like a plague. The UnSeelie were immune to his black fog, Puck included. However, Seelie and mortals met an untimely death when pissing off the king.

“I thought I’d find you here.” Oberon sat next to him resting his elbows on his knees.

“Bored?” Puck inquired.

“Yes, you think you could go over and find us a worthy changeling? We need new blood to mix it up—something to entertain us, perhaps. Of course you’ll have to bring them one too.” Oberon jerked his head towards the summer court.

It was a known fact that summer and winter had made a pact that if one was to increase their numbers, you had to make sure both courts had a changeling to keep the numbers equal. There was a precious balance between Seelie and UnSeelie. If one member of a court was lost, they could go over to the mortal realm and acquire a changeling as replacement. It was extremely rare to lose a Fae, but it had happened once or twice.

“Do you want a male or female?” Puck asked.

“Your choice, I trust your judgment.” Oberon leaned back on his hands and looked up at the stars.

Puck picked up a fallen leaf and began fiddling with it in his hands. “You missing her again? Do you want me to go over there and talk to her?”

Oberon sighed. “No, she’ll come around eventually. I know I fucked up this time—maybe a changeling will soften her up.” The fuck up had been crashing their Midsummer Night’s Eve celebration. There was nothing like celebrating the beginning of the summer with freezing rain and a foot of snow. To top it off, Puck had the buttery sprites wobble their way over, pushing snow cone machines he’d seen on the mortal realm. Titania had thrown a temper tantrum like a three year old getting her toys taken away.

Puck stood up, brushing the leaves off his ass. “When do you want me to leave?”

“You can go now if you want—there’s nothing going on. The quicker you get back, the less monotonous this place will be. Will you pick me up me up some beer while you’re over there? You know what I like.”

“Sure. Anything else you want?” Puck raised his eyebrow, knowing what was coming.

“Yeah, go and get her a new wardrobe. You know, the high-end summer dresses and sandals she misses so much since she came back here. Tell anyone, and I’ll banish you to go live with all the Frankie and Dee Dee’s over there. Got it?”

“Crystal,” Puck chuckled.

He walked away, excited for the first time. It had been millennia since the king last requested changelings. It was an honor to be the one chosen to find them. He looked down at his own clothes, thinking maybe it was time for him to get a new wardrobe from the humans himself.

 

INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW

Are you plot or character driven? Please elaborate.
Weirdly scene driven.  My books usually come from seeing a scene and developing an entire book around that single image.
What is the one thing you must have to be able to write?
A thesaurus.  I have one word in each book I love to repeat.  A thesaurus has been my savior.
Have you ever gotten writer’s block? How do you get past it?
Follow the Dory policy from Finding Nemo.  Just keep writing. Just keep writing. Writing…writing.
When is your favorite time of day to write?
At night when everyone is in bed lol.
When and where can readers look forward to seeing you this year?
I have releases coming out May, June and July at eXtasy and Devine Destinies.  The first is a new paranormal series co-written with Stephani Hecht.  The second is a LGBT YA romance and the third is the second book to the Knavish Sprites series.  I also have a free read over at Goodreads M/M group sometime this summer. Plus many more up my sleeve but no dates yet:D
What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
People touching me with their feet.  I hate feet.  For some reason when I mention that, people feel like it’s a great joke to rub their feet all over me…ugh no.

19 comments:

  1. This looks like a good series to get into can't wait to read it.

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  2. I usually like longer stories but I like the sound of Taming Sweet Puck. I will have to add the series to my TBB list.

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  3. Have have hubby work more so I can afford all these new authors!

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  4. I love LOVE Taming Sweet Puck...the play on A Midsummer Night's Dream...so good!

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    1. Thank you Crissy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it:)

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  5. That really sounds like a good book. I will put it on my list. I love sweet stories>

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  6. I'm a fan,I got hooked after reading your Holiday Jobs That Don't Suck series. Btw I understand the feet thing, lol!

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    1. Thank you BC and yeah...the feet...*shudders* lol

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  7. Anonymous4/08/2013

    I've always loved Puck (who doesn't?), and I'm eager to read your twist on him!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Thank you everyone for stopping on by. Glad you liked the blurb and good luck on the Birthday Bash contest. Hugs

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  9. Great interview and a new to me author! Thank you

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I love the names Puck and Torque...great excerpt. I have to agree with the feet comment. I am not a feet person either. I kills me to get pedicures because they have to touch my feet, but I want great toes for the summer :-)
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Lol. I'm right there with you Yvette. I need to get pedis for the summer and just try to block out all the feet that came before. Lol. And try to uncurl my toes when they touch them:D

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  11. Ha Ha I understand the feet thing too, I can't let anyone touch my feet and what makes me shudder is seeing other people's feet, is that weird to feel sick at the sight of feet? Your new book sounds right up my alley, love super natural stories, guess that another book to add to my list, my list never seems to go down, just keeps getting bigger and bigger :)

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    1. Lol...nope...right there with you...a big hairy toe has me running like its a tarantula coming after me :). Thanks for trying me out:)

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  12. I am loving this blog hop, I am finding so many new authors!
    goaliemom0049 (at) gmail.com

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  13. Amy S.4/10/2013

    Wonderful interview. It was fun learning you're scene driven and what your pet peeves is. But I'm one of those people who touch other people with my feet sooo...yea...something for me to think on, lol.

    hikaru_424 at yahoo dot com

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  14. Great interview Jackie, it was nice getting to meet you. I must say, I'm not a big fan of feet either, though part of that could be because of all the feet problems I have. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Great interview. Three degrees of heat is next on my to read list. I'm adding Taming sweet Puck to my want to read list.

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