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Dragon Mine

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(From the publisher’s website)

Things that go bump in the night have always fascinated Jaime Rush. Sometimes those things are human; other times, not so much. Now she has twisted them all together in the Hidden, a trilogy about humans with the essence of gods who walk the knife’s edge between the glamour of Miami and a place filled with dark magick and dangerous beauty.

Jaime is the author of the Offspring series and also writes under the name Tina Wainscott. She is the bestselling author of eighteen romance novels. She lives in Southwest Florida with her husband, daughter, and cat.

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Twitter, @JamieRush




MBA&M: Good morning, Jaime, please give our readers some insight on Jaime Rush?


JAIME: Good morning! Thanks much for having me. Jaime Rush is a pseudonym for my real name, Tina Wainscott. As Tina, I’ve published 18 romantic suspense novels. As Jamie, I created the Offspring series, which was more paranormal than my Tina books. And now I’m really jumping into the paranormal with dragons angels and magic!


I’ve always been fascinated by the mysterious, the unexplained, and the downright spooky. With my Hidden series, I’m delving into a world that explains some of the weird stuff that happens to all of us. Like when your socks go missing from the dryer, when half of your watermelon martini is gone and you don’t remember drinking it, or when the hairs on the back of your neck rise for no discernible reason.


MBA&M: Why do you write Paranormal Romance?

JAIME: [Actually, I basically answered that in the previous answer J]

MBA&M: Who influenced you the most in writing this genre?


JAIME: I enjoyed Shana Abe’s Drakon series and I love all of the action in Illona Andrews’s books. I wouldn’t use the word influenced per se, but certainly inspired. When I started reading both their books, I had no intention of writing about shapeshifters. Then I met Cyn, the hero of DRAGON AWAKENED, and everything changed…

Dragon MineMBA&M: What was the driving force behind writing “Dragon Mine”?


JAIME: I like the idea of introducing the series with a novella (or two!) so new readers can sample my writing and the series in a short, inexpensive way. I wanted the first two novellas to be connected, so I made the hero in DRAGON MINE and the heroine in DRAGON RISING twins. And while the initiating factor is their father’s disappearance, each story has its own romance and his/her own plot to solve.


I started writing short stories way back when and then graduated to novels. So the idea of writing a novella, which is sort of in between, was interesting and challenging. I’ve now written five of them and have to say I really enjoy the shorter format. On the downside, you can’t take as much time to really delve into the characters and all their juicy pathos. Still, I find I can pack a lot of plot and character and romance into a short story.

MBA&M: Why a novella,and is a novella harder to write or easier in your opinion?

JAIME: [Again, I guess I answered this question in the previous one.]

MBA&M: “Dragon Mine” is the beginning of a new series,”The Hidden”,correct? What will be the first story up,and how many will be in the series,attentively. Inquiring minds what to know,or me anyway?


JAIME: The first stories of the Hidden are the two novellas. The second one, DRAGON RISING, comes out October 1. Then I’m thrilled that the first three full books, out in both digital and paperback, debut back-to-back starting December 17. Those three books are loosely connected by an overarching plot but are standalone. Which as I read this makes it sound so simple. In reality it made me crazy trying to coordinate all the time lines, villains, and plots.  As far as future books, that will depend on the readers. LOL

Dragon MineMBA&M: “Dragon Mine” is a Paranormal Romantic Suspense,correct? How hard is it to write a romantic suspense with paranormal/fantasy elements? And where do you find research on this matter?


JAIME: Yes, I love and need suspense in my romance. Balancing suspense and the romance can be tricky enough. Throw in the paranormal elements, and it’s a bit like juggling. I can’t say it’s easy, but it is challenging (in a good way). I think the hardest thing about writing paranormal is that you have so many elements to choose from that it can be daunting. Keeping track of, for instance, the different types of Dragons and their powers and their limitations. And demons, oy vey! What can they do, how many types, which ones to use in any particular scene… You get the idea!


MBA&M: Which Paranormal author would you say influenced your writing career, and which author influenced your writing style the most?


JAIME: This sounds a lot like the earlier questions so I think I have covered this too. J

MBA&M: Jaime, what a pleasure to have you with us and our readers today, please tell us where to connect with you and where we may find “Dragon Mine”?

JAIME: It was great to be here! I love connecting with readers and booksellers. The easy place to find out more about my books is my website. For interacting, come by my Facebook page or follow me on Twitter. Thanks!

Author Website: www.jaimerush.com.

GoodReads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2168689.Jaime_Rush

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JaimeRushBooks

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jaimerush

 Again, thank you Jaime for visiting with us and our readers today. What a fascinating interview.




  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $1.99 US/$1.99 CAN
  • Pages: 120
  • ISBN-13: 9781455527991
  • On Sale Date: 06/04/2013

Dragon Mine

Kirin is summoned home when his father goes missing–the man who ruined his life, and his relationship with Elle, by being a suspect in her mother’s disappearance. When he runs into Elle, sparks fly, especially when he discovers her father is missing, too. Suspecting that their disappearances are linked, they must combine his Dragon power and her magick to find the truth in the darkest shadows. But as their desires flare again, can their burning passion overcome their past—or the danger that the future holds?


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