Author Interview: Jody Wallace

The Basics
Jody Wallace (also writes as Ellie Marvel)
Genre(s): Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance
Publisher(s): Samhain Publishing, Red Sage Publishing

To Other Authors

What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?

  • 1) It’s a lot harder than it looks.
  • 2) It’s worth it.
  • 3) Unless it’s not.

What’s your favorite way to advertise?

  • Keep my website up to date, swap author interviews with Renee and others, use my secret mental powers of persuasion to convince readers to buy my book (so far I have had the least success with #3)

What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?

  • 1) The online romance reading and writing community is too small for you to go around behaving like an ass.
  • 2) If you think what you’re about to do is sort of asinine, don’t do it. The only thing you are going to change is your reputation…for the worse.
  • 3) If you have doubts about a publisher or agent or think something they did is sort of asinine (eg unprofessional), don’t sign with them.
  • (Renee Note – This is all good advice. :D)

For the Readers

What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?

  • La Vida Vampire by Nancy Haddock. Next up, Once a Princess by Sherwood Smith

Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?

  • Ebooks. I have a Sony reader and no room in my house for more paper products. Well, maybe some toilet paper. Which reminds me, I need to con somebody else into going to the grocery store again.

Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.

  • Walking Across Egypt, Clyde Edgerton
  • With This Ring, Carla Kelly
  • The Sookie Stackhouse Series, Charlaine Harris

Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask

– What inspired you to be a writer?

  • I’m such a liar hermit, it seemed like a natural fit.

– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?

  • Find beta readers for it.

– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?

  • No. My characters are fictional, my muse is my work ethic, and I am the boss. Of my writing, anyway.

Promo Section

~ Most Recent Release ~

Samhain Publishing
Ebook ISBN: 1605040703
Paperback ISBN: 9781605042916


No magic for two weeks? What’s a fairy to do? Go to Vegas, of course!

Princess Talista of the fairy clan Serendipity has been sent, like all young fairies, to a remote forest in humanspace for mandatory survival training. But headstrong Tali’s got different ideas about where to spend two weeks without magic. What better place than Las Vegas to learn to live like humans, a true test of survival?

Tali might not blend, but she’d like to be shaken and stirred with stage magician Jake Story. Their attraction is instant and electric…and Tali senses there’s more to Jake’s show than flashy tricks.

Jake always knew he was different, even before he developed an unusual flair for hypnotism. He has no trouble mesmerizing the luscious Tali during act three, but the lights that appear around them when they kiss weren’t part of the program.

When the authorities from Tali’s homeland track the missing princess to Vegas, Jake and Tali end up on the run. In between magic experiments, evil gnomes and astonishing sex, Tali learns what it really means to be human—by falling in lust, followed closely by love.

But Tali’s not human. And Jake doesn’t believe in fairies. The truth will either bind them together—or tear the fairy realm apart.

Warning, this title contains the following: Intoxicating sex, misuse of magic, gorgeous cross-dressers and flesh-eating gnomes.

~ Coming Soon ~

Alas, I’m between contracts at the moment. Trying desperately to remedy that!

(Renee Note – You and me both!)

Learn More
– Website :
– Twitter :
– Facebook :
– Blog : (shared with Meankitty)
– Yahoo Group : (intermittent newsletter)

Thanks, Jody!!!

Join me next week for Marie-Nicole Ryan.


  1. I read Survival of the Fairest and loved it! Wonderful characters and a great storyline. Those flesh eating gnomes about scared me silly though. Wicked little monsters.

    And I'm asking Santa for an ebook reader for Christmas. I'm trying reeeeeaaal hard to be a good girl so I get it. Fingers crossed!

  2. Michelle, you love Sookie because Harris is an awesome writer and Sookie's very relatable. Or is that why I love it??

    Monica, watch out about invoking the name of the gnome, one might show up on your doorstep on, I dunno, July 26.

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