Thursday, January 10, 2013

Jennifer Comeaux - Edge of the Past - Author Interview & Giveaway



Author Interview 

1. How did you come up with the title?
I wanted to have “Edge” in the title to keep the common theme in the series, and since the story deals with Sergei’s past, the title came to me quickly! 


2. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I think the message in the book is that things don’t always go according to plan in life, but what might seem like obstacles at first might just be blessings.

3. How much of the book is realistic?
I’d say most of the book is realistic. I like to write stories about people who readers can relate to – realistic people that have both strengths and weaknesses. For the skating aspect, I try to make it as realistic as possible because it drives me crazy when skating movies totally misrepresent the sport.

4. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?
I can’t think of anything I’d change in this book, but the other day I was thinking about a scene I wish I could’ve fit into my first book, Life on the Edge. It was a fun scene that I had to cut to move the story along.

5. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part was plotting the end of the book. It took me months to figure out which direction to take it. Nothing that I thought of excited me, so finally I reached out to a friend, and she helped me see the light!

6. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned that I’m able to write about some pretty deep emotional topics. My first book had intense emotions, but Edge of the Past really took it to another level. It was a great learning experience for me.

7. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I always had an active imagination as a child, and I loved to read. I think the combination of those things inspired me to start writing stories.

8. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I read a lot of different authors and take something different from all of them. I love how Stephanie Perkins’ characters really come to life and Tammara Webber builds tension and chemistry. Their books have been my favorites this year.

9. Tell us your latest news.
I’m currently working on the third book in the EDGE series. It will wrap up Emily and Sergei’s journey and also tell Emily’s best friend Aubrey’s story as they all prepare for the 2006 Olympics. I hope to release it sometime in 2013!

10. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love to chat with readers, so please don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter, Facebook, my blog, or email. I’m always online!


About the Book

Emily’s skating career and personal life have never been more golden. She and her partner Chris have won every competition they’ve entered this season, and she’s found the man of her dreams in her coach Sergei. But when one of the biggest competitions of the year takes Emily and Sergei to Russia, Sergei’s past explodes into the present and makes Emily doubt everything in their future.

Prices/Formats: $9.99 paperback, $2.99 ebook
Pages: 258
Genre: Fiction/Romance
Publisher: self-published
Release Date: December 2012
Buy Links: Kindle, Amazon



Excerpt:

Sergei pressed me up into the star lift, and I noticed some of the other skaters idling and watching us. We sped past them, and Sergei set me down, preparing for the closing seconds of the program.

In time with the final piano notes, I edged away from Sergei, and he rushed toward me, trapping me in his arms for the ending pose. I gasped at the passion with which he grabbed me. His eyes held my gaze then slowly drifted down to my mouth, and my body hummed from the fiery energy between us. I leaned into his chest and squeezed my fingers harder around his biceps.

A few of my training mates erupted with applause and whistles, and Sergei jerked backward. He didn’t say anything as he took off to cool down, leaving me alone in the middle of the ice with more than my muscles burning.


About the Author

Jennifer Comeaux earned a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and is a Certified Public Accountant in south Louisiana. While working in the corporate world, she sought a creative outlet and decided to put on paper a story that had played in her head for years. That story became Life on the Edge, her first published novel.

When not working or writing, she is an avid follower of the sport of figure skating, travelling to competitions around the country. Those experiences allow her to see a different side of the sport and serve as an inspiration for her writing. Jennifer is blessed with a wonderful family and many friends who have encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a published author.

Links to connect with Jennifer:
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Pinterest


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3 comments:

  1. Love the story, can't wait to read it.

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  2. Thank you for hosting me on the tour!

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