The book was days from release, but he had a following on Facebook, a Street Team and bloggers that were sharing their praises after reading their advanced copies.
“It's the interview like no other.
It's the interview of a lifetime.
It's THE Interview with a Master.
When Jonah Noble reveals details
of his life within the world of BDSM,
the tale he tells is intensely erotic,
profoundly sensual, and brutally honest.
This is His world. His way.
There is only one question the man will not answer…”
Jason describes the confident Jonah Noble, as tall, with dark hair that curls at his collar, hazel blue eyes and he is often taking his tie off. As I read, the image of Henry Cavill floated through my mind as the character Jonah paced and described his life to Leticia, the newspaper intern. With that image and Jason’s crisp style of writing, I poured through the book in a day and like so many others desperately wanted to know if he would write a follow up book.
Jason was kind enough to chat with us and fill us in on his passion for writing, what inspired this book, his thoughts on Henry Cavill as Jonah and most importantly… would there be a book two.
When did your passion for the written word begin? Did you write as a child or start as an adult?
I have always enjoyed books. I have always enjoyed the concept of diving into a good book and being transported away to another world, to another time, to another place. I have always wondered about writing, but like most people life gets in the way. I didn't start thinking about writing seriously until much more recently.
Your male perspective about the BDSM lifestyle is unique and refreshing. What inspired you to write Jonah Noble's story?
In a large part Jonah Noble's story is my own story. Certainly some of the incidents and characters I describe in the book are completely fictional, but there are many things about Jonah himself and his retold experiences that are quite autobiographical. I managed to weave reality and fiction together to create a story that I hope readers will find entertaining and emotionally compelling.
What I loved about reading Interview with a Master was your fresh approach not only to the topic of BDSM, but to relationships and women. Jonah's use of 'anticipation' is something readers will be thinking about for a long time. What one trait of Jonah's do you want the reader to remember the most?
His nobility. The real key to Jonah's character lies within the sir name I gave him. I believe Jonah is an honourable, noble man who has reached the point in his life where he understands himself, and his weaknesses. I think in his heart Jonah is a good man and a deep thinker.
One of my favorite quotes from Jonah is 'Women don't want to be forced to their knees. They want to be made to feel weak at the knees. Husbands and lovers need to make the woman in their life feel conquered." That quote could be controversial or it could be cheered by women the world over. What's been the response to Jonah's insights so far?
So far — and it is only early days — the response from readers around the world has been overwhelmingly supportive.
Many men find it annoying that their wives/lovers spend so much time with their heads buried in romance/erotica books. Do you think women should offer this book to their partners for insights into what makes a woman tick?
I have had a lot of readers make that same suggestion! If women find some of Jonah's insights particularly relevant to their lives and relationships then sharing Interview with a Master with their partner may help them explain their feelings in a way they feel comfortable with. However, it was never my intention to write Interview with a Master as any form of a help manual. If readers can relate, then that is a very pleasant bonus.
The ending to the book certainly left the readers begging for more. What's next? Will there be a book two? Can we follow more of this intriguing relationship with Jonah and Leticia?
I can exclusively announce that I am going to write Interview with a Master part 2. The idea scares the hell out of me! Right now I have no idea what will happen to the characters, or where their story will take them next — but I can't deny there has been sufficient demand from readers to justify me trying to continue their story. At this stage I do not plan on starting writing until sometime in April, and there is absolutely no publication date as yet.
With the explosion of erotic fiction and popularity of books like Fifty Shades of Grey and the Crossfire series, how do you set your book apart from the rest?
I haven't tried to set my book apart from any other books. I have simply tried to tell Jonah's story in the best way I knew how. I guess being a guy is a point of difference because I can approach the subject from a different direction, but ultimately it has to be the quality of the story that either makes the book stand out or condemns it to mediocrity.
Interview with a Master was self-published and just came out on February 8th in paperback and e-book. What has the response been?
The response has been staggering! The book went straight into the top 100 on Amazon and the Jason Luke Fan page on Facebook lit up like a Christmas tree.
Henry Cavill has become one of the most popular book boyfriend images with the erotica/romance readers. I certainly imagined Henry as I read Jonah's story. If this book were ever made into a movie, could you see Henry Cavill playing Jonah Noble?
Absolutely! I think Henry has the acting talent and the physical presence to carry the role of Jonah Noble and do the character justice.
Lastly, how has social media impacted the way you spread the word about your book?
Social media has been crucial in the success of Interview with a Master so far. I have been very, very lucky that bloggers worldwide have been enthusiastically reviewing the book and that readers have been sharing their excitement about it with their friends online. Social media has certainly revolutionised the way word is spread, and also given small Indie authors like me the opportunity to be seen and heard. But none of this would have happened if it wasn't for the support of so many bloggers and readers in so many different part of the world. For their support I am forever grateful.
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