After trying her hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk.
A few short years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.
Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.
Hi Wendy. Thanks so much for having me on today. I’m happy to be here and looking forward to meeting some of your readers.
We’re happy to have you, Jordan! What gave you the idea for Perpetual Light?
After reading several paranormal romances and urban fantasies the idea came to me. Well, only part of it came to me. The idea of Lucia being reincarnated to find her husband who happened to be a vampire was the first concept to form. The bigger part—The Pharo of Redemption portion—did not come to me until several months later.
Do you recall the first scene you wrote?
I think it was the Christmas party scene. Though, it may have actually been the mall scene, which ended up in the deleted scenes file. I can’t be 100% sure at this point!
Was there a scene that you loved but ended up cutting?
I had also written a scene that occurred at a shopping mall garage where Lucia encounters Samuel. I really liked the scene because it showed Lucia’s lack of understanding about herself and the villain, and it gave Vittorio an opportunity to save her. But as the story developed that portion of Lucia’s life became much less important to the story so that scene and many others were scrapped.
I usually have an a-ha moment, where an insignificant detail becomes something really important. Did you have a moment like that? Will it spoil the plot to tell me what it was?
My ah-ha moment was not over an insignificant detail but a big, big one. It was the moment I realized Lucia was a vampire slayer destined to kill Vittorio. It was like someone turned on a spotlight. Literally an “I could have had a V8” moment. I breathed such a sigh of relief over the realization and then began typing like a maniac. It’s amazing the keyboard didn’t ignite.
I love those moments.
Are you surprised where the story took you? Or if ended up where you planned, were you surprised how you got there?
I am surprised by some of the twists and turns in the story. In fact, when I was editing the book there were a few times when I’d forgotten about something and was excited to see it in the chapter. I’m not as surprised by the overall ending as Perpetual Light is the first book in Lucia and Vittorio’s story so I knew everything could not resolve in this book.
Finally, what story idea is sitting in the class right now, raising his hand madly, begging you to call on him?
I’m working on a more traditional romance series where each book has a different hero and heroine. It’s set in a small town in Rhode Island and of course, there are vampires (and werewolves) involved. I’m just starting the first story so it’s very exciting to see how it’s coming together.
I’m giddy at thought thought of more Jordan K. Rose vampires. Thank you for coming today!
After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.
Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.
Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.
Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?