Thursday, June 10, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Hell Raising and Other Pastimes by Jayce Carter @GoddessFish


Hell Raising and Other Pastimes

by Jayce Carter

GENRE: Paranormal Erotic Romance


Lots of people have told me to go to hell—I guess they finally got their wish.

I’ve finally accepted the fact I might not be entirely human, so you’d think life could give me a minute. Instead, I find myself sucked into hell at Lucifer’s demand, and I realize death is even more complicated than my life was.

I’m still searching for how to stop the missing spirits before it’s too late, and with no suspects other than Lucifer, I have to survive hell—where everything wants to kill me—so I can confront the devil himself. Not even my love life can be simple, though. Troy is terrified of his werewolf side hurting me, Kase and Grant are lying to me, and Hunter is keeping his own secrets. I know better than to trust anyone, especially the men who have taken over my life.

Get to Lucifer’s Court, find out the truth about the missing spirits, figure out exactly what I am, and try not to die along the way. Oh, and don’t fall in love with the men who will for sure break my heart and possibly get me killed.

Easy enough, right?


Hunter nodded, then tossed pieces of twine onto the table. “Rooms for the night. I’d say it’ll be better than sleeping on the ground, but they often rent these things by the hour.”

Let’s just be glad they don’t have black lights here,” Grant said.

I nodded at the twine. “What’s with the rope? Does the bondage come complimentary? Come for the rooms, stay for the rope play?”

You telling me you want me to tie you up, shadow-girl?” Hunter picked one up and reached across the table to catch my wrist. He tied it on me, the feeling of his strong fingers against me enough to make me wonder if the rooms might give us a second, spider-free, shot at sex. “These are enchanted to get us into the rooms. Think of it like a keycard, hell-style. We have four rooms, and the sigil on the bead matches the one on the door of the room.”

I twisted the string on my wrist. “There isn’t a bead on mine.”

That’s because you’re approved for all the rooms.”

The statement sounded nice until math caught up with me and fucked me like it always did. “That means I’m not getting my own room, doesn’t it?”

Hunter didn’t even try to look sorry. “It isn’t nearly safe enough for you to sleep alone, shadow-girl. You’ll bunk down with someone else.”

And let me guess—you’re offering?”

Interview with Jayce Carter

What odd thing do you need in your writing space to be most productive?

I am a fan of routine, which means my writing space and time is rather regimented. A lot of it is pretty normal—coffee, a laptop, noise cancelling headphones. However, one of the things I have that is less common is candles! It isn’t a sexy, setting the mood sort of thing. Instead, it is part of my routine. I light a candle on the altar beside my desk as a start to my writing time. The sound of the flame, the flicker of light and the scent of whatever candle I use help to tell my brain—now it’s time to get shit done.

What is your favorite writing drink?

Coffee. Hands down, easiest question I’ve ever answered. I am a complete coffee addict. I love regular old brewed coffee, espresso, lattes, mochas and fancy drinks of every kind. In fact, I enjoy coffee so much that I typically drink decaf due to my stimulant ADHD medication not playing so nicely with caffeine. I even have a coffee cup with a heater inside it that keeps my drinks at the right temperature so I can enjoy them all day.

What is your favorite writing snack?

I try not to eat while I work, mostly because I am a very messy eater. My husband is always on my case for crumbs in my keyboard and spots on my screens. However, I sometimes sneak those cheap cheddar cracker sandwiches filled with something that is supposed to be cheese but for sure isn’t cheese. They’re terrible for me, I shudder to think what they’d made of, but they make me incredibly happy.

What was your hardest lesson to learn about your writing routine

That I need to keep it a routine. I have the mixture of having ADHD while also having some Autistic traits. This means I am forever struggling with needing routine and yet having trouble setting or keeping to one. For a long time I fought against the idea of writing at the same time every day, because it seemed boring. I wanted the freedom to do what I wanted when and felt like things would fall into place. Eventually, I realized that wasn’t the case, that I needed to create the time and space to work, and that the more regular I could make that, the better off I was. It isn’t always easy, and there are days when my alarm goes off at 5am and I think ‘fuck this, there is no way I’m writing a five person orgy right now, because if the sun isn’t up yet neither are the erections,’ but I still drag myself from bed and am always happy I did.

What is your kryptonite as a writer?

I think I have better self-control than I do, and I can convince myself of anything. I know, logically, that I need routine and a lack of distractions to be productive, yet I somehow will tell myself I can put on a show or watch youtube videos while I work and I’ll be able to focus. It is a lie, and yet it is a lie I can successfully convince myself of a time or two a week. The reality is that I need quiet and a lack of any sort of distraction to really get things done. This means noise cancelling headphones and my ass in a corner where I can’t see anything else. If there is anything that moves or catches my attention, I’m like the dog in Up and I can’t even remember what I was working on before. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jayce Carter lives in Southern California with her husband and two spawns. She originally wanted to take over the world but realized that would require wearing pants. This led her to choosing writing, a completely pants-free occupation. She has a fear of heights yet rock climbs for fun and enjoys making up excuses for not going out and socializing.

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Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Sue G. said...

I cannot imagine having ADHD and trying to write a book. Good for you for being successful with it!

Glenda said...

I enjoyed the interview. Thanks!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt and interview!

Jayce Carter said...

Thank you so much for having me! Routine and productivity (especially with ADHD) are actually some of my favorite topics <3

Kim said...

I enjoyed the interview.