Interview with Jenna Ives + Contest!

ProgrammedForPleasureFINAL Meep! My internet went down last night and I’m never ahead with my posts. 😛 But better late then never, cause Jenna Ives rocks! I’m excited to share my chat with her about her new science fiction-y erotic romance Programmed For Pleasure. I love the cover! It’s very Gattaca and futuristic. 😀 You can win it too! Just answer the question at the bottom of the post.

(((hugs))) Kat

The Queen of Tarts

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Me: Welcome Jenna to Tartlandia! <g> come on in to my humble library and get cozy on my virtual couch. *nods* Every queen needs a library. *looks around a bit despairing* I need more shelves! How’s your shelf situation? Do you know a handy man… who’s single and available who builds shelves too? *wide eyed*


Jenna: Um, my husband is very good with his…hands…but he’s not available. (Well, he IS available, but only to ME.) Sorry!


Me: *collapses on couch laughing*  All the good ones! 😉 Oh! Help yourself to a snack… I’m a candy fiend. M&Ms, Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish… If you have a fav I’ll get my royal minions to bring it up 😀


Jenna: I love anything with dark chocolate… especially dark chocolate-covered cherries!  Talk about an aphrodisiac!!


Me: 😯 Really? I adore  cherries and dark, chocolate. I’ll have the kitchen bring some!

Soooo I’m a bit of a nerd and I love sci-fi and fantasy stories. I’m so intrigued by your new book Programmed For Pleasure! Gorgeous cover by the way! It definitely got my attention and I can’t wait to read it! 😀 Can you tell me what sparked the idea for Jai and Marque’s adventure? And sex bots! <g> Tell me more. *pops a handful of M&Ms in my mouth*


Jenna: My erotic romance Programmed For Pleasure started with one of those “what if” questions. What if in some future world, prostitutes are robots (female AND male), programmed for pleasure? From there it was fun to brainstorm on a setup for my story, which goes like this…

Release date: Jan. 30, 2013
Jenna Ives (Author)
ASIN: B00B8E1L1Y |
Format: eBook


Tau Cetus police agent Jai Turner is being sent undercover as a Beautiful Dolls sex robot in order to bring down Tau Cetus’ most notorious arms dealer, Marque Callex. The police have never been able to get close to Callex, and Jai’s assignment is to use her sexual skills to satisfy Marque, and to coax information out of him on his illicit dealings – information that will lead to his conviction.Notoriously reclusive arms dealer Marque Callex only accepted an invitation from Beautiful Dolls because he needs a little stress relief. With his deadly line of work – and the dangerous secrets he’s keeping – he rarely lets anyone into his life. That’s why a week of free, no-commitment, no-holds-barred sex – in return for giving Beautiful Dolls owner Anson Carron feedback on how his newest model of sexbot performs – is perfect for him.But neither Jai nor Marque are what they seem, and their week together has consequences neither expected.

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The Book Tart Kermit FlailMe:*Kermit Flail* I can’t wait to read it!

Are you working on any other fantasy storylines or fairytales? Well… a better question is what’s next for Jenna?


Jenna: Well, if you like fairytales with an erotic twist, you’d like Snow White And Her Seven Lovers, my modern-day take on the classic story!  It’s one of my bestsellers, LOL!!


Me:I do like fairytales! I’ll check it out. 😀


Are you a Joss Whedon Fan? Do you know how to rollerskate? Have you ever ridden a horse? What’s your

Snow White and Her Seven Lovers
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favorite time of the year? *gasps for breath* ok… you can talk now 😛


Jenna: I loved Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but then I’m a big vampire fan (I’m definitely Team Edward).  I don’t ride horses, but I love to watch Polo – there’s nothing sexier than a man with 2,000 pounds of powerful horseflesh between his legs, LOL!  My favorite time of year is Spring – the new year always seems full of possibilities as we come out of Winter…


Me: You did great! I think you can handle the rest of the silly….


How could you compare writing to skipping rope?


Jenna: Writing a book also takes a lot of coordination – you’re jugging characters, plot, conflict, relationships, etc.


Me: *bounces on couch* ooooo good one!

I just made up a word taxisknut please make up a definition and use the word in a sentence. 😛


Jenna: Outraged Scandinavians are taking to the streets, chanting “Taxisknut” to protest the possibility of income taxes…


Me: *chants* Taxisknut! Taxisknut! Taxisknut! lol


If you had to choose between writing while wearing a hot dog costume or a plate on your head, which would you pick and how would it help or hinder your writing process? *evil grin*


Jenna: I’d definitely go for the plate on my head, because it would make me concentrate, and focusing always helps in my writing!


It’s time for The Book Tart Quickie

  1. Do you sing in the car?:  Yes. I’m a big fan of rock music. The louder the better!
  2. Have you ever sleepwalked? No, but I have a good friend who does. When she visits me for a weekend, I always lock my bedroom door!
  3. Favorite lipgloss/lipstick?:  Revlon Iced Coffee lipstick.
  4. What do you have on your fridge door?:  A magnet that says “Living with an Englishman is my cup of tea.”  Yes, my husband is English!
  5. Can you curl your tounge?:  I just tried.  Nope!
  6. What’s the last movie you watched at a theatre?:  Lincoln. Daniel Day-Lewis definitely deserved to win that Oscar.
  7. Have you ever written a love letter? : All the time! My hubby travels a lot for business, and I always try to leave a secret note in his suitcase for him to find 🙂  awwww! love that!
  8. Have you ever weilded a sword? Um, no. Unless you count the epee in my fencing class in college.
  9. Do you have any secret family recipes?  No secret family ones, but you should check out my decadent recipe for chocolate pizza in Snow White And Her Seven Lovers – to die for!!!
  10. Last book you read? The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.  If it’s true that your wishes can come true just by visualization, then right now I’m visualizing  all your reader will buy a copy of Programmed For Pleasure, LOL!



Me: Yay! Jenna! This was fun! Thank you so much for hanging out with me at The Book Tart! Come back again k?

(((hugs))) Kat


Jenna: Thanks so much for having me here today, Kat!  I’d love to offer your readers a chance to win a free e-copy of Programmed For Pleasure by answering a question about the story (put the answer in the Comments section): What color are my heroine Jai Turner’s eyes? You can find the answer here:
Me: Oh! Thank you! 😀

ok guys, go forth and enter! *points down*

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Jenna Ives lives in Southern California, and has the typical problem that affects a lot of modern authors — multiple personality disorder. She writes for several publishers under a variety of names, but mostly the reason is to keep her poor sainted mother (who used to read Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer) from having a heart attack over how sexy modern romances have become!

And Jenna certainly DOES write sexy…

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Jenna is giving one lucky commenter a free e-copy of
Programmed For Pleasure

Contest open now-March 14th
Leave us a comment answering this question about Jenna’s new book:

What color are my heroine Jai Turner’s eyes?

You can find the answer here:

Good Luck

International entries welcome. Void in whole or in part where prohibited.


15 Replies to “Interview with Jenna Ives + Contest!”

    1. rotflol
      Full service? One stop shooping!
      Oh! To enter the giveaway, make sure to leave a comment with what color eyes the heroine has. 🙂

      Thanks for saying hi!

  1. If I could get my robot to do laundry….I’d swear that I had died and gone to heaven….lol

    Jai’s eyes are brown

  2. Her eyes are brown at first but when she is turned into a sexbot they are changed to blue.I also like what I read so far Thank You.

    1. Hi Toni! Thanks for stopping by The Book Tart 🙂
      Chocolate covered cherries?
      I love sci-fi influenced romance and can’t wait to read this one 😉


  3. Brown.

    …and I’ve had a weird version of the Crystal Gayle songe “Don’t it make my brown eyes blue” going through my head since I read the excerpt… silly lines like “sexbot makes my brown eyes blue”… I need more coffee! 😉

    1. Hi darling! You totally made my night! And you got that song stuck in my head too lol
      “Sexbot makes my brown eyes blue…” Yep. Stuck! 😀


  4. I wonder if the male and female sexbots have sex with each other? Is there a danger of them getting each other so hot they short-circuit?

    This was such a fun interview! Thanks, ladies!

    1. Sizzle and fry. Sizzle and fry *singing* awww man! Now that old song is in my head! lol I do admit to curiosity on the mating instics of bots… I’ve read enough fiction with AIs and I totally believe that they could become sentient… Hmmmm… The future awaits!


  5. What a fun blog, right down to the reader comments! Yes, I could totally use a big, strapping robot to clean my gutters…er…attend to my fire-box…er…do my taxes! Not that I expect Jai to do any of the foregoing for Marque. I imagine he has a whole ‘nother set of “chores” for her!

    1. isn’t it funny how we think of bots for chores! Lol maybe a house-bot that does the chores and does you 😉 it could be a big hit

      (((Hugs))) thanks for stopping by!

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