Intimate Conversation with author Jessica A. Robinson
Jessica A. Robinson is a fresh, new author from Ohio. She's also one-fourth of a national Hip-Hop group named Carnival who's slated to release their sophomore CD in 2009. She has always been an avid reader but came into the wonderful world of writing by accident. Upon losing her father when she was ten to pancreatic cancer, she began journaling as a form of therapy. The emotions and thoughts expressed on paper turned into short stories and continued to evolve from there.
Coming from such a rich background in the church of having twelve ministers in her family, she writes about the things she's went through and the things people have gone through around her. Her spiritual heritage was the breeding ground for her very own genre, "Church Dramedy."
Genre: Church Dramedy (Church, Drama, Comedy)
Thirty-five year old First Lady Denise Tate is a woman who has it all. She is living the life most people dream of; a beautiful house in the suburbs, luxury cars, shopping sprees, and a husband, Randy, who is ready and willing to keep her laced in nothing but the best. Even though she has everything a woman could ever want, she's still not satisfied and firmly believes she can have her cake and eat it too.
Randy Tate has his work cut out for him as the Senior Pastor of Oakdale. Baptist Church, the largest in Youngstown Ohio, yet, he humbly embraces the challenge. Denise has more time on her hands than a clock and she uses this and her endless cash flow to her full advantage. In addition to playing the good, little, church wife, First lady also juggles three other men on the side. She executes the game with such expertise - effortlessly, until one of her lovers decides to flip the script on her.
Relentlessly determined not to be found out, Denise decides not to admit a dark secret that has the power to destroy her cozy life as she knows it. Eventually, all good things come to an end and the wrath of God is delivered that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Holy Seduction's premise is this; you may play the game well, but, remember there is always someone who plays the game better than you.
Lies, drama, and deceit are front and center in this novel with a plot so sneaky and so seductive you'll swear it's a sin. Jessica A. Robinson pens an infectious and addictive tale of a woman who is living a double life. Full of twists, turns, and surprises, Holy Seduction is a groundbreaking tale of infidelity and drama in the church.
Q: Tell us a little about your main characters. Who was your favorite? Why?
Well in Holy Seduction the main characters are Denise and Randy Tate. Randy is the Pastor of Oakdale Baptist Church which is a very large church in Youngstown, Ohio and he truly has his work cut out for him. Denise happily claims her throne as the First Lady and enjoy all of the perks that come along with it. If I had to pick a favorite character it would definitely be her, she's the woman you love to hate and I had a wonderful time creating her. She will be the one that makes you want to throw the book across the room and keep reading at the same time.
Q: Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?
There are certain characters that are definitely inspired by real people. I can say that Randy has alot of attributes that my late father possessed while Denise is purely a figment of my imagination! She's so evil and I don't know anyone like her (however there are a few people who come quite close) LOL.
Q: What was the most powerful chapter or scene in the book for you?
The most powerful chapter in my book is in chapter 20 when Randy finally discovers that the life he has built with his wife has all been shattered by her lies and deceit. It stands out to me the most because sometimes we can be so in love with a person and how our relationship appears to be that we can ignore important warning signs that are right in our face. Love has a way of making one blind to the truth and this chapter is so identifiable with so many people who may find themselves in the same situation. There have been numerous people including myself who have been involved in something that you thought was right and one admission can reveal that it was indeed all wrong.
Q: Do you write full time? Describe your writing schedule for our readers.
No, I don't write full time. My writing schedule is pretty consistent. I write all the time. Sometimes there isnt enough hours in the day to get a little writing in when I work so I make sure I write on my lunch breaks.
Q: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
When I'm not creating my next masterpiece, I like to read books, write music, and travel across the country with my group Carnival. My next book "Pretty Skeletons" will be released in early 2010.
You can check me out on my website, http://www.jessica-robinson.com/ and my publisher's website, http://www.peaceinthestormpublishing.com/ and to learn more about the musical side of me, http://www.carnivalhhh.com/
Holy Seduction by author Jessica A. Robinson
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