Jeaniene Frost Shares Her Writing Inspiration

INTO THE FIRE by Jeaniene FrostJeaniene Frost's RT Top Pick! Into the Fire is out today! Though we are super excited to read Into the Fire, the release is bittersweet because it marks the end of Jeaniene's immensely popular Night Prince series, which we will miss dearly. In celebration of the end of the series (and hopefully the birth of a new and exciting series?), Jeaniene told us about the books and authors who have inspired her writing. Take it away, Jeaniene!

Bertrice Small was a huge influence on me, both as a reader and an author, because her novel Skye O'Malley was the first romance I read. I swiped it from my mother’s book shelf when I was 12 (I know, WAY too young to read romance, let alone romance that racy!) and I’ve been hooked on the genre ever since.

Jackie Collins would have to be next. I read Chances in my teens, and it hooked me on anti-heroes with its deadly-yet-decadent hero, Gino Santangelo. I’m sure both Bones (Night Huntress series) and Vlad (Night Prince series) have a couple shades of Gino in them from the lasting impression that Chances left on me.

Finally, over 20 years ago, Diana Gabaldon introduced me to first person narrative with Outlander. It was love at first read, and it probably has something to do with why I write mostly in first person in my own books. For me, first person creates an immediacy to the story, and it also allows for more mystery. Just like in life, with first-person narrative, you don’t get the advantage of knowing what the people around you are thinking. You have to guess, and you might be right — or you might be very, very wrong.

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