J.L. Beck is the author of Bittersweet Revenge(A Bittersweet Novella Book 1). A four part novella series. She lives in Elroy, WI with her husband Brandon, and daughter Bella. Since the moment she could reach the shelves on the book shelf shes been reading, thus influencing her to write. Her favorite books are those that leave an imprint on your soul. You know the ones that have you putting everything off because you have to find out what happens next.
When she's not writing or reading(of course)you can find her picking up after her three year old daughter, or explaining to her husband why its unsafe to do something any other way, than the way your wife told you too.
Shes a huge fan of all things drama, with shows like The Vampire Diaries, and Arrow being some of her favorites. She's addicted to all things social media, caffeine, and Starbucks.
Stalk me, you know you want to.
1. How and when did you get started as a writer?
I didn't really get into writing until after High School. I hated English, and reading so I just kind of forget all about those kind of things. Eventually after my daughter was born I found myself sitting around with nothing to do during the day when she was napping so I started writing stuff down and finally picked up a book for the first time ever. I loved reading and it was nice to get back into it. After that, It got my juices flowing to get back into doing something I loved.
2. How do you usually find your ideas?
Ha! This is hard for me to explain, and slightly embarrassing. Usually I get my ideas in the shower, or when I'm driving. Its one of the only two times my mind gets to wander and that's when an immense amount of ideas hit me. I also plot stories in the shower. #dontjudge
3. Where do you write from? (home, office etc.)
I'm a full time student, and stay at home mom, as well as a full time author. I do all of my writing from home, either in the living room, or in my bed in my bedroom. I have to be comfortable when writing with a drink, and pen and paper in hand. I also have to have my phone near me, but only on silent.
4. How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends really. I'm what you would call a sprint writer. I can manage sometimes 15,000 words in one day. With that said I can finish one Bittersweet Book in about three days time. IF the juices are flowing and everything works out well (which never happens). Full length books are going to take me sometime.
5. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Between books I take a week off. As most people know I churn out the books pretty fast, I write them about a month ahead of time and have them edited and ready to go almost a full month before release. This is because I like to have the space between. I do a lot of my writing on the weekends (when hubs is at work). I will write from 1PM to 4AM when hubby gets home sometimes. I will take a break in between to make dinner and get my daughter ready for bed but I spend most of the day writing.
6. Do you have any suggestions to help become a better writer? If so, what are they?
Personally, being an author is something I myself am still working on. I feel like with every book I get better, and better. There are always things that as a person we will have to work on. Just never ever, fear that someone will hate what you write. There is a book out there for everyone. Don't let what others say to you bring you down, and always be positive. AND READ, READ, READ. Reading is so important when it comes to writing.
7. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
Hmmm. I suffer from anxiety. There are times when its really bad, and times when its okay. I use writing a form of coping and it helps a lot. One day I hope I can be some what free of all of it.
8. What is your greatest weakness?
I'm a softy. I have a hard time hearing someone say "I hate your book." Honestly, who wants to hear someone say that to them about there book. The very thing that you put your blood, sweat, and tears into?
9. What is your greatest strength?
I'm very open minded and positive about things. No matter what there will always be some form of light at the end of the tunnel. I have dealt with my fair share of hardships and it gets better.
10. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
As a child I wanted to be an astronaut. Then in high school I wanted to be in business, which I am. I have my associates in business and it just isn't for me.
1. Favorite movie. Easy A (I got the idea for BR, from that movie).
2. Favorite website. Amazon BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOOKS.
3. Favorite color. Blue.
4. Favorite book. I cannot even fathom answering that. I love all genres and have authors across a wide array whom have created some of my favorite reads.
5. Favorite country. I love living in America but have always dreamed off going to the UK.
I’m a slut. Or at least that’s what everyone calls me. I guess that’s what you get when everyone think’s you've slept with the whole football team and then some.
My junior year of high school I gave my heart to Corey Winchester. He was handsome, cocky, and a pure gentlemen. Then everything changed in an instant. When I found out he was spreading malicious rumors about me, after I refused to sleep with him I was utterly surprised. To add to it, he broke up with me in front of the whole school. I essentially became the laughing stock of the town. People that I once called my friends became my enemies. Finding a way to ruin my life one day at a time. Now the shitty part is I should have known a pretty boy like him was too good to be true. After ruining my reputation and life I did everything I could to stay under the radar, but it just wasn't enough. I slowly learned that all the torment, and hate was all for one thing. Revenge. That’s what Corey wanted, and why I didn't know. Then Rex Winchester came along. Corey’s cousin, and someone I knew I shouldn't be getting close with. A whole six feet of hotness, a smile that melted the panties off of every girl in a fifty mile radius, and a heart of gold. He could have anyone he wanted, so why he chose me Corey’s ex, the bullied, slutty girl was beyond me. All I knew was that I wanted him. I wanted him more than anything. The problem was, I couldn't tell if Rex, was just like Corey or if his intentions were as innocent as he was making them out to be.
My names Jenna Haines, and this is the story of how the one thing I wanted.. turned out to be the one thing that would hurt me the most. What happens when the one thing you least expect to happen, does? When all the lies and secrets come out. Well you're about find out.
This book is for mature readers only 18+ due to language, sexual content, alcohol use, and adult themes that may not be suitable for all readers.
The anticipated conclusion to Jenna and Rex's story is now here.
Bittersweet Love is the second book in the series, it is recommended that you read book one in the series first, before reading this that way you can get a better understanding of the story.
Betrayal. That’s what Jenna Haines felt when she discovered that her relationship with Rex Winchester was anything but real.
With a broken heart, and a deep sadness running through her veins she picked up the pieces and forced herself to move on. After all, what better place to start fresh than at University of California, Berkeley?
That is until the day she finds out Rex got accepted to Berkeley too, and that he will be following her off to college. To add salt to the wounds, it seems as if he will do anything to win her back. With Rex, on the prowl and her heart being the prey can she resist his advances towards her?
Even more so can she move on from the vengeful things he once did and fall into a deep bittersweet love? Or will the hate, lies, and secrets break them beyond repair? Is love really capable of healing all wounds or is everything still just a lie?
Warning from Author: This isn't your typical romance story. This book contains strong sex scenes, lots of bad language and things that might not be suitable for all readers. Reading this novella may cause uncontrollable heartache, loss of voice, and damage to ones reading device. Proceed with caution, for you have been warned. This is book one of Corey and Mimi's story with the second book releasing in October.
What happens when fire meets gasoline?
That’s all it took was a spark. One kiss and I was hooked. I wanted to hate Corey Winchester more than anything and most days I did. He was an arrogant asshole, and bully. He didn't know the first thing about love but yet here I was falling into his lap.
Then things changed. I changed. Someone broke me, and he was there to pick up the pieces showing me a part of him I had never seen. Compassion, trust, and love. I wanted to hate him, with everything in me I wanted to look at him and feel nothing but I guess love and hate can’t coincide together.
What happens when you think you know someone? Like really know them?
Turns out we didn't know each other as well as we thought.
Turns out if you play with fire for too long you, you will in fact get burned.
My names Mimi Jones and this isn't a fairy tale.
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-This book is suitable only to readers 18++ due to sexual situations, language, and violence.-
I’m a good girl. I don’t go out and party and I most definitely don’t sleep with half the student body. That’s what makes me and Ryder Winchester an unlikely duo. We should never work out, but yet I’m pulled to him like a moth to a flame. I want him, and I know he wants me.
He has secrets that I know I could never understand, but so do I. We all have secrets, things we hide from others in fear of what they would think of us if they ever found out.
I’m a bastard. An asshole. Most days I couldn't give a shit what someone has to say to me. That is until I meet Kennedy Chaps. She’s different, strong, well opinionated, and completely naive to the person I am... My body, mind, and soul pull to her like no other. I could have her, but I won’t. I won’t taint her. I won't shut out her light.
We both have secrets so deep that allowing them to escape would be like losing a part of the person we are. But as friendship morphs into something much deeper I feel myself confessing my secrets; things that could very well be the end of us.
Sometimes it’s about finding the right person to tell your secrets to.
Sometimes it’s about the risk.
Sometimes two damaged souls can’t heal all wounds, sometimes love is not enough. Hearts get broken, people lose hope, and love dies.
We are Ryder Winchester and Kennedy Chaps and this is our story.