Today it’s great to welcome the wonderful author, Jude Ouvrard.
Hi Katheryn. Thank you for having me on your blog!
First Jude, could you tell us about your books?
At the moment, I have two published novellas. Both of them are romance.
The first one is Under the Sun. It’s a beach read, part of the anthology named Heat Wave. It was released in July 2013. It’s the story of Tracey Howard. She spent the past few years caring for her grandmother and now that she has passed away, she wants to live her life again. She decides to spend the summer at her grandmother's cabin. This is where everything changes. She meets Jackson and begins her new life.
Wonderland is a gay romance about two men. There is poetry at the beginning of each chapters and I think it helps with the emotions of the book. It’s the story of Lucas, he is going through a rough time and he decides to join a poetry class to help him cope. He meets Preston, his teacher and they both connect. Preston is the type of person who's enjoying life and only sees the good. He devotes his life to Lucas, he makes sure he gets everything he wants. This story touches many subjects; gay romance, poetry, last chance at life and unfortunately death. I think it has the power to touch your heart and soul.
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently working on two novels.
Body, Ink, and Soul is almost ready for editing. I’m going through the beta and reading process. I want to make sure the story is read and the best it can be. Thanks to Megan Noelle for helping me out! This is a New Adult romance. The story is based on the life of Nix, a young woman who's discovering life after leaving the family home behind. She was raised under the strict rules and protection of her mother.
Lost Dreams is my newest project. I am not done writing yet. I'm a little less than half way done. It’s the story of three soldiers; two men and a woman. Avery and Carter learn the day before their marriage that he and Remy are being deployed three days later. Carter and Remy are both Special Forces soldiers and their life is centered on their job. Avery is newly retired after suffering injuries from a bombing. She is about to start a new journey, she is discovering who she really is after spending the last ten years of her life in the army. The day before Carter and Remy are supposed to return, they go on their last mission and one of them gets killed. Suspense!!!
Where does the inspiration for your stories and characters come from?
I don’t know exactly. It can be a song, a movie or a dream. It’s always different. I have a pretty wild imagination. It never stops. My characters are often inspired by my entourage and the names too.
What do you think is the best and the worst thing about being an author?
The best thing is writing. It’s therapeutic for me. I need it. When I don’t write for a couple of days, I go mad. It’s my oxygen. The worst part... It’s a tough question. Maybe not the worst but the hardest thing would be to get your name up there. It’s very hard to get people to buy your work. It’s a lot of work and you can't allow yourself to give up.
Under the Sun was done my Travis Miles from pro book covers and Wonderland was done by Steven Novak. Both are talented and it was a pleasure to work with them.
What are you reading at the moment?
Right now, I don’t have much time to read because I’m trying to concentrate on writing. The last book I purchased is Red Hill by Jamie McGuire. I can't wait to read it. The last book I read is Fighting for You by Megan Noelle. It’s the second book in the For You series and I loved it. Megan is a very talented author and I admire her work.
What do you like to do in your free time when you’re not reading and writing?
I take care of my son. I try to play with him as much as I can. We go shopping together, we take walks with the dogs. He is a very active little boy. Other than that, I like spending time with my family. They are very important to me.
Where can readers buy your books?
Amazon Wonderland: http://ow.ly/qZGTF
Amazon Under the sun: http://ow.ly/qZH9r
Where can readers find our more about you?
I have a website where they can find pretty much everything about me. www.judeouvrard.com
Thank you so much Jude for taking the time to be here and tell us about your great books!