10 April 2017

[20 Questions] SJ BATSFORD @SJBatsford

SJ Batsford Has Arrived!!!

She's here, My Little Pretties, and she's ready to answer all of our questions!
She has a book releasing today, so you gots go pick it up and it, along with the first book in the series. You will not regret this.
I am not going to tell you the title, because, you have to read this interview first, and because I tell you all about it later on in this feature.
So, after you finish reading this, click the links and buy her books!
EnJoy...


When is your birthday?
June 21st
Where did you grow up?
In the West Midlands, UK
Are you a morning person, or a night person?
Defiantly a night person. I am zombie in the morning.
What is your favorite season or holiday?
Favourite season, winter. My favourite holiday is Christmas.
If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go, and why?
Asgard, because Thor…
If you could live with one person living, dead, or imaginary for one year in a tiny one bedroom apartment, who would you choose and why?
Noah, one of my characters from my WIP because he’s a cowboy.
What are three things that you would put on your Bucket List?
To visit Hobbington.
To attend Hogwards.
To meet Sara York.
What is the wallpaper on your cellphone?
The cover from my second book, With a Beat of my Heart.
What are three things that you always keep handy at all times?
A notebook.
A pen.
My phone.
What inspires you, or where do you look for inspiration?
My husband and kids always inspire me. My online friends and fans also inspire me, they send me inspiration of the visual kind.
What is one thing that most people do not know about you?
I’m a fighter. (Not literally)
What is the weirdest thing that you have ever googled?
Erectile dysfunction.
What is your most embarrassing moment?
Hearing my husband read a sex scene from my book.
What is your most favorite time in History?
1940’s things may have been harder but I would love to go back and experience it for myself.
Who are three women in time, real or imaginary, worth looking up to? Why?
My Mother in law. She was an amazing woman, she never let anything get her down.
My Nan. She was the strongest person I knew, no matter how hard things got or what she went through in life she always came through fighting.
Lily, the first character I ever wrote. She is the strongest and most resilient person ever. I want to be her.
What is the most attractive, and the first thing you notice, about the opposite sex?
The eyes, it’s the thing that drew me in when I first laid eyes on my husband.
Who is the first person you call when you are having a bad day?
My husband.
What kind of drunk person do you turn into when you drink?
I rarely drink, but I’m told I’m flirty and funny when drunk.
How would you describe your favorite color to a blind person?
It depends on my mood.
If you could be any color in the big box of crayons, which one would you be?
Right now, I would be bright blue.
What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
My son asked what an orgasm was.
What was your worst autocorrect situation?
I wrote; you can thrust in me. When it should have said; you can trust in me.
What is your favorite 90’s throwback jam?
I Swear by All-4-One
What do you put on your pizza?
Lots of meat.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Mint Chocolate Chip.
Do you comfort eat when emotional/nervous, or lose your appetite?
I lose my appetite when nervous but I eat when emotional.
What is your biggest/baddest guilty pleasure?
Buying books.
Who would win in a fight: Batman or Spiderman?
SUPERMAN! Anyone who knows me will laugh at this.
Do you believe in Ghosts? Aliens? Big Foot?
Yes, I have seen ghosts. Big Foot is my best friend and Aliens run in my family.
So, the Moon Landing, did it actually happen?
Yes, it’s a big universe.
Who is your favorite author, and/or what is your favorite book?
Sara York. Her series A Southern Thing… Those books blew me away.
If you could throw a parade, what type of parade would you throw and why?
I’d throw a winter parade, because everyone love Christmas and hot chocolate.
Do you ever google yourself?
I have and it was weird to see myself on Google.
What is one thing that you have edited out of any of your books, that you wish you could put back in?
The word Feckin’ I love that word and use it all the time.
What was the hardest scene, or book, for you to write?
In The Blink of an Eye, I put everything I have into that book.
What is your most favorite quote or lyric?
With darkness comes light.
Do you sing in the shower?
No, I read in the bath.
Do any of the scenes in your books come from personal experience, or actually events, and are you willing to tell us about one?
Yes, I draw from real life events and experiences. There is a scene in my first book In The Blink of an Eye where Lily the main character is devastated, I drew from what I felt and how I reacted when I lost my Nan for that scene.
What is the weirdest thing you have ever done, or experienced, on a date?
I went on a date when I was younger with an older chap and he took me to see SpongeBob Square Pants the movie with his little brother…
If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
My Nan’s mince and dumplings.
Are you a Clutter Queen or a Neat Freak?
I don’t like clutter because it makes me feel claustrophobic but I am far from a neat freak.
If you were forced to open a bakery, what would you name it?
Batty’s crazy creations.
If there was a movie release about your life, who would you want to play you, who would play your love interest, and what type of movie would it be?
I would want Kate Beckinsale to play me, Chris Hemsworth to play my love interest and it would be romantic comedy with an R rating.

Would you Rather...


See but never smell, or hear but never taste? 
See but never smell. 
Have the hiccups for the rest of your life, or always feel like you got to sneeze but never actually do it? 
Feel like I need to sneeze but never do. 
Know when you are going to die, or know how you are going to die? 
Know how I’ll die. 
Be alone for the rest of your life, or forever be surrounded by annoying people with bad body odor? 
Be alone for the rest of my life. 
Always have to speak and write what’s on your mind, or never be able to speak or write again? 
Always have to speak and write what’s on my mind. 
Be forever itchy, or be forever sticky?
Be forever sticky. 
Be able to teleport wherever you want, or be able to read minds whenever you want? 
Teleport wherever I want. 
Know the history of everything you touch, or be able to speak to animals? 
Know the history of everything I touch. 
Live your worst day ever, over and over again, for one year; or lose one year of your life completely? 
Live my worst day ever, over and over again for a year. 
Be permanently transported 200 years into the future, or be permanently transported 200 years into the past? 
200 years back.

More from SJ Batsford

What are you currently working on?
I have a few WIP’s.
Embracing Destiny, the third book in the Loving Lily Series. A Life For Riley, which is another new adult romance based in the UK and Forsake Me a cowboy romance based in Texas.

What other plans do you have with your writing?
I plan to try different genres within romance, to challenge myself. I would like to write a shifter book and maybe a vampire book in the future. 

When is you next book possibly going to release? 
With a Beat of my Heart, book two in the Loving Lily Series will be releasing on April 10th.

Check Out Her Books!


Blurb
In my life, there has always been a constant, my mom. When my choice to cross the globe takes me away from her I feel lost and alone. But Life changes. For the first few months’ life is exhilarating, for those few months I had almost everything.
Then, in the blink of an eye, a phone call changed the course of my life, leaving me reeling.
Empty.
As if life couldn't get any more complicated, in steps the man of my dreams, literally, flipping my world on its head, yet again.

Ebook: [Amazon US ❤ Amazon UK 
Paperback: [Amazon US  Amazon UK]



#NewRelease  

Blurb
When tragedy strikes Ethan is forced to readjust and learn lessons he thought he’d mastered long ago. As life goes, with darkness comes light. Secrets are revealed, lives torn apart…
I thought losing Lily was hard… Well, it has nothing on what is at stake now… To lose everything I hold dear and have to start again is excruciating. “Life’s a bitch and then you marry one.”
Truer words have never been said.
Everything is dark, shadowed, there is no light, until I meet her. She is my light, my salvation, and strength as I struggle to cope with all the changes in my life.
It’s said God never puts more on your plate than you can handle, but with Ethan’s plate overflowing will he survive all the challenges life throws at him?

Ebook: [Amazon US ❤ Amazon UK 




Coming Soon...
A Chance on Love
by
S.J. Batsford&Laura B. Martinez 

--Kaitlyn--
When I chose to trust the wrong people, I learned the hard way that love and loyalties only go so far… When you go against the grain, against what people want, you become the outsider. Throughout all of my struggles, I've learnt some valuable lessons. Number one; never trust men and number two; your family are the ones who are there for you in your darkest hours, even if they are thousands of miles away.
--Leo--
I work hard and play harder.
Being a successful businessman is something I excel at.
I enjoy a hook up…or two, but a relationship isn’t in the cards for me.
Now, before you judge me, you must know that family means everything to me.
I have responsibilities, big ones…and I take chances all the time…just not on love.



A Note from SJ Batsford
Hi, I'm S.J. Batsford a British indie author.
I always wanted to be a writer but struggled with learning difficulties. My love of reading romance novels eventually turned into a love of writing romance.
As a wife and mother life is busy but never short on inspiration.
My first book; In The Blink of an Eye was released in July 2016. It's the first in a four book series, Loving Lily Series.
The second book in the Loving Lily Series, With a Beat of my Heart, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. It will go Live on Amazon on April 10th.
I also have another book that will be releasing soon, it's called; A Chance On Love. It's a co-written book with Laura B. Martinez. 
xoxo
S.J. Batsford


Connect with SJ Batsford

 
Question Throwback
“My question to Heather… What is your favourite type of male lead?
Eg: Dominant, funny, arrogant…”



And my answer to that is... 
Why choose? Why not just take them all. Sharing is caring, after all...teehee. But, seriously, I don't really have a type when it comes to book boyfriends. As long as they aren't complete bossy-@$$ cavemen, or too mushy and romantic, I like them all... 😜

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If you have ever read any of the Sterling Shore Series by CM Owens , the character "Maverick" is my absolute DREAM!! Lucky for us all, she is getting ready to publish his book... 😍

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