Hi! Thanks for coming back! Please remind our readers who you are and what you write.
Hi! I’m Joanne. I write contemporary and erotic romance under the pen name JM Stewart, and I’m hailing from the northeastern part of Texas.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
Okay, this is going to age me, lol, but I started writing back when digital publishers were few and far between. I actually remember the first one I discovered (and I think there were only 2 at the time) and thinking, “How neat is this?!” lol Back when Harlequin was the only publisher you could submit to without needing an agent. Writing for me started with a dream that demanded to be written down. I became addicted to the process, learning about the characters, who they were, following their stories. I eventually found a message board (that no longer exists), with other writers willing to teach me what they knew. I took a six-year hiatus along the way when my PTSD flared up, but came back stronger and eventually went on to publish my first book with The Wild Rose Press.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
Currently writing book 3 in my erotic romance series, The Blue Room. Book one, Seducing the Billionaire, just released a couple weeks ago.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
For the most part, I research as I go, and I usually start with Google. It’s amazing what you can find on the internet these days. lol
What/who do you like to read and do you have a favorite genre/author?
I read primarily romance and my all-time favorite author is Diana Gabaldon, but I’ve recently discovered Lorraine Heath, and I’ve fallen in love with her style.
Who is a person you greatly admire and why?
My grandmother, who passed years ago. She was the center of our family and such a calm, loving person, never hesitated to help when she could, always doing nice things for her family and friends. I miss her a lot.
Please tell us your favorite holiday and why.
I like Thanksgiving, because it’s all about family and food. I love to cook, and I love spending quality time with my family.
City, suburb, or small-town?
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate?
Yes, please. :)
Wine, whiskey or punch?
Punch. I don’t drink alcohol.
Boxers, briefs, or commando?
Tough one, but I’d have to pick old fashioned boxers.
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops?
Depends on the man.
Leather, lace, or silk?
Top, bottom, or against the wall?
My mind’s supposed to go into the gutter here, right? lol Bottom.
Any last words before we say goodbye?
Thanks for having me!
Seducing the Billionaire
August 6, 2019
When her ex leaves her with a wounded ego, curvy tech writer Jenna Mancini sets out to prove to herself that she's just as sexy as any size six. With an invitation to Seattle’s hottest new club, a place that promises no risk, no commitment, no holds barred, she sets her sights on the one man who can help her test her theory—the only man at a sex club who doesn’t participate.
Billionaire Hunter Thane has a secret only a select few know: a fear of being touched. A rough childhood has left him scarred, inside and out, and he’s resigned himself to a life alone. So while he can’t deny he finds Jenna incredibly sexy, he’s determined to save her from the disappointment of an encounter with him.
Jenna is every bit as determined to push all his hot buttons and see if she can crush his iron-clad will…
More about Joanne
J.M. Stewart is a coffee and chocolate addict who, along with her husband, two sons and two very spoiled dogs, has been recently transplanted to Texas. She’s a hopeless romantic who believes everybody should have their happily ever after and has been devouring romance novels for as long as she can remember. Writing them has become her obsession.