Name  A.D. Justice

Age – 40-ish

Where are you from – Northwest Georgia

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc    I’m married and will celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary this year.  I have two grown sons, both in college.  We enjoy most anything that involves the water, mountains, vacationing in new areas, and exploring the outdoors.

I have an MBA in HealthCare Administration, a BS in Organizational Management, and a full-time job in a large company.  I’m spoiled in that I also get to work from home, so you’ll find me in my pajamas more often than not!

 

 

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

My latest release is Her Dom’s Lesson, book 2 and the conclusion to the Dominic and Sophia cliffhanger of Her Dom.

 

 
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I’ve had a love of books for as long as I can remember.  I wrote short stories when I was young, but it wasn’t until I was grown that I really tried my hand at it again.  After getting less than favorable feedback from a friend on my first story, I put it off again, until one night after having read one book after another on my Kindle, I decided it was time.

After writing and writing, I finally finished my first book and self-published it.

 

 
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I started receiving feedback from people who read my first book and loved it.  The fact that they took time to reach out and tell me personally that they enjoyed my book was the most incredible feeling of accomplishment – and still is every single time.

 

 
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

Reading is addicting to me – once I start a good book, I don’t want to put it down until I’ve finished it.  I consumed about a book a day.  Needless to say, it was becoming quite a habit!

After seeing so many indie authors break into the author ranks without the backing of a traditional publisher, I decided I should give it one more try.

 

 
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

I change from first and third person, depending on the series and what needs to be said, but I’ve found I keep gravitating to the suspense genre.  I want to try my hand at romantic comedy and just contemporary romance, too.

 

 
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

Her Dom’s Lesson is the continuation of Her Dom (Dominic Powers Series).  Dominic Powers is the main character’s name, so Her Dom is a slight play on words.  It is about a Dominiant/sub relationship, but not like  most fictional books portray them.

 

 
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

First of all, not all Doms are uncaring, self-absorbed jerks.  MOST Doms put their sub on a pedestal and almost worship her.  Yes, I did a lot of research on the relationship aspect (the BDSM aspect has been thoroughly covered in other books).  I interviewed subs, I read sub and Dom blogs, and I collected other informational materials.

A sub is not a weak, spineless person who doesn’t deserve respect.  Subs give their total trust and their bodies to their Dom – who has to EARN it on a continual basis.  The sub is also in complete control and can stop anything at any time.  Doms are in control in the bedroom, but only to the extent that the sub feels safe.

All this to say – stop stereotyping books, people, and relationships!  Read books for what they are – a new story to tell in each one!

 

 
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?

Most of the book is realistic, although not popular, for the reasons listed above.

 

 
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No, the experiences are all fictional, but the relationship aspect are from direct interviews with real-life subs.

 

 
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?

Judy Blume – my favorite reads as I was growing up!

 

 
Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

A.M. Madden and Skye Turner have been so wonderful in sharing their experiences and giving advice.

 

 
Fiona: What book are you reading now?

Reckless by S.C. Stephens

 

 
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

There are so many new to me authors!  I LOVED Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward.  That was the first book I’d read by her and I was completely hooked!!

 

 
Fiona: What are your current projects?

My next full novel will be Crazy Baby, book two in the Crazy Series, and will continue the story of Luke & Andi (from Crazy Maybe).

 

 
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My two BFFs – A.M. Madden and Michelle Dare.  I would be lost without them!

 

 
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

Yes, and I would love to be able to write full time and share my words with the world!

 

 
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

My latest book, no.  My very first book – definitely.  I’m actually rewriting it and will release it as an extended version.

 

 
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I actually started out writing songs for my favorite singers – as a child.  It’s funny now, looking back, but telling a story in those short lines is what sparked writing short stories.  Then the story stories became longer and longer.

 

 
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

The more I write, the more I want my work to be original and unpredictable.  Finding a way to tell a story that hasn’t been done a million times before is harder than you’d think.

 

 
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Janet Evanovich is one of my all-time favorites.  I love her original storylines, characters, humor, heat, and suspense!  The Stephanie Plum Series is great!

 

 
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I haven’t so far but I’d really like to.  I’m attending a workshop soon and one of the topics I’m interested in is building the surrounding area into the importance of the plot.

 

 
Fiona: Who designed the covers?

Kari Ayasha with Cover to Cover Designs

 

 
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Keeping the negative comments from a few readers out of my head.  Reading unfavorable reviews really does interrupt my creative process.

 

 
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

What a real Dom/sub relationship is like, what it’s about, and how the general public really knows less than they think they do about the lifestyle.

 

 
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

Write your stories your way – don’t conform just because you deviate from the way it’s always been written.

 

 
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Comparing one book to another is not comparing apples to apples.  Read each book for it’s own story, the way it tells it, and put your own biases and expectations aside.  If you go in with an open mind, you’re less likely to be cynical.

 

 

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

No, but I remember the first book that had a wonderful impact on me.  Judy Blume – Are You There God?  It’s Me, Margaret.

 

 

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies?

Hiking in the mountains, horseback riding, photography, dieting (haha)

 

 

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

The Walking Dead – only must-watch show

 

 

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

Variety of foods – except seafood.  My favorites are Southern, Italian, and Mexican.

Favorite Color – Crimson (ROLL TIDE)

Favorite Music – Rock/Metal

 

 

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?

I already work full time, but it’s not my passion.  I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do than write full time and take readers into new worlds with me.

 

 

Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?

www.adjusticebooks.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/adjusticeauthor

 

 

Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/A.D.-Justice/e/B00HNW4RPM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

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