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Monday, 24 September 2012

New Author Interview – Meet Jennifer Wright

This is another day of firsts here at Pick a Genre Already. Please welcome my very first guest blogger 
Author Jennifer Wright... Warm Welcome, Jen...

First, I’d like to say thank you to H K for having me as a guest! This is my first time at being a guest author and I’m very excited to be here, and with that being said, please bear with me if I seem to be fumbling along.

Okay, here’s my story. I’ll start by saying that I’ve actually only been writing for two years and reading for three. Strange right? Well, that’s because my journey in becoming an author kind of came about in a strange way.

When I was a young teenager, I got into reading and my dabbling in writing soon followed after. My stories were never really any good, but back then, of course, they were awesome! Though I don’t think I ever finished a story, I started quite a few of them.

Then I moved to North Carolina when I was sixteen. By then I was rebellious and thought that I had better things to do than read and write. I was on the high school newspaper, but it wasn’t the same as writing fiction. On an interesting note, I hated English class—I always had (now, of course, I wish I had paid a little more attention). So, what are now the two passions in my life were given up for boys and more boys.

When I was eighteen I moved back home to Wisconsin (yes, willingly), but reading never made its way back into my life, and by that time I’d pretty much forgotten all together that I used to write. A few years later is where the strange ‘come about’ happens. I’m an unfortunate person in the sense that I’ve had to go through a series of surgeries over the years. They were nothing major or critical, but they were a pain in the ass, and left me bedridden for a week and a half. The first and second time I barely escaped the boredom. I didn’t think I was going to survive after the third surgery—one can only watch so many movies and TV. It was my wonderful sister that said, “Hey, why don’t you read a book.”

Really, it was that simple? The answer—yes. She leant me a five book series that I read in six days. From there on reading had come back into my life. I had just given up smoking, so all the money I saved went towards my new addiction – books, books, and more books.

It was almost a year later when the writing part of my life came back. One thing I really like to do is read the ‘About the Author’ in the backs of books. Most of the time I saw, “I work as a whatnot or for so-and-so, but write in my free time.” Well, my writing may have stopped years before, but the stories in my head never did. So, I figured if they can do it, maybe I can too. I went on to write two novels, but unfortunately was unsuccessful at publishing them. Then came book one of the Finding Home series, Pavarus. This was by far the most fun I had writing, and apparently it showed, because I’m now contracted with the wonderful Total E-Bound. And throughout the past couple of years, I’ve had the full support of my family and my loving boyfriend, and I couldn’t ask for a better cheering crowd :)

I love writing something fierce, and I hope that readers enjoy my books enough to help me make a long career as an author.

Look for my debut of Pavarus November 5th, 2012. But you can pre-order Pavarus today at a 15% discount until October 8th, 2012, when it becomes available to buy and download at Total E-Bound at a 10% discount.

Buy Link:
Book One of the Finding Home series, Pavarus


You can find Jen at:

Jen's blog: www.authorjenwright.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/_JenWright

Author Bio:

I was born in Arizona, but have spent the better part of my life in Wisconsin. While I enjoy living close to my family, my heart longs to live in the South—or anywhere where the winters are warmer, and I hope to someday get there. I love writing, and try to dedicate as much of my free time to it (ha! what free time?). If I’m not typing away on my laptop, you’ll find me with my nose buried in a book, or with my loving boyfriend debating on what movie to watch and the never ending back and forth decision of what we should have for dinner. I love spending time with my family and boyfriend, cuddling with my two cats, and laughing as much as possible (cuz I like to think I’m funny :) ).
Some little tidbits about me are - I love horses and cats, I have a really big sweet-tooth, and I’ve been told I like to talk with my hands (insert hand gestures here).


Book Blurb:

Thrown into another world where dangerous creatures live and rule, will Wesley stay and find love with a vampire, or will the terrors of an unknown realm have him running home?


On a camping trip in Louisiana, Wesley finds himself sucked down a hidden portal and thrown into another realm where he meets Remus, a warrior vampire. With the help of Remus, Wesley embarks on an adventure to find his way home, back to a world not filled with vampires and dragons and magic folk. Along his journey, the handsome vampire finds his way into Wesley’s heart. But will his love for Remus overcome his fears of the creatures that reign in this world?

Remus has never wanted a man before, but finds himself drawn to Wesley despite his denying efforts. He’s happy with his life as the Commander of the vampires, and has had no interest in finding a mate. But after Wesley is kidnapped, Remus discovers his feelings for the man are stronger than he thought. Is he strong enough, though, to honor Wesley’s wish to return home, and let go of the man he loves?

Excerpt:

Wes woke to a light, bouncy, swaying motion. It was soothing, and all he wanted to do was cuddle up against the soft cotton that covered the hard chest where his cheek rested. Somehow he knew that the strong arms around him would keep him safe and that he could rest for a little while longer.


“Are you going to wake up enough for me to put you down?” a gentle voice asked.


Wes tried burrowing deeper in his arms. “No. Why would I want to do that?”


The man’s laugh rumbled in his chest like a deep lullaby. So relaxing. Wes breathed in deep, taking in his scent—Remus’ scent—and he smelt wonderful.


Wait. Man? Remus?


Vampire!


Wes gasped and jerked his body right out of Remus’ arms, landing flat on his ass.


Ouch!


“Well, that just wasn’t smart. If you asked, I would have set you down.” Remus reached down for him.


Wes scooted back. “Don’t touch me!”


“I’m not going to hurt you, Wesley. If I wanted to hurt you, don’t you think I would have done it already?”


“I don’t know, you’re a vampire, I don’t know what I’m supposed to think.”


“So, you do know that I’m a vampire?”


“That’s what you told me. Were you lying?”


“No, I wasn’t lying, I am a vampire. I’m just surprised you’re taking it so well now, considering how you reacted earlier.”


“Yeah, well, one can only handle so much craziness in one night, and I’d say the fire-breathing dragons and the ‘we’re on a different planet’ took up a lot of that.” Wes pointed up. “Not to mention the two moons. So right now, I’m up to believing just about anything. Besides, with some of the things I’ve seen you do…”


With furrowed eyebrows, Remus crouched down in front of him. “Wesley, I’m glad you believe me about being a vampire, now I need you to believe me when I say we’re not on a different planet. We’re on Pavarus, and always have been.”


“No. I don’t care where you’re from, but I’m from Earth.” Wes frowned at him. “Stop looking at me like that.”


The man shook his head. “I refuse to believe Zane and his thinking you’re crazy. But I am beginning to think you’ve bumped your head or something, and maybe you’re confused. Let’s just get you to Gamden and they’ll be able to help you.”


“What? No.” Wes didn’t feel comfortable being with a vampire, and would admit he was afraid—at least of the others—but for some reason the thought of leaving Remus and being left with strangers was worse. “I don’t want to go to Gamden.”


Remus sighed and stood back up. “You have to. I know of nowhere else to take you.”


Wes looked around, as if the trees would give him an answer. “I could go with you.”


“No.”


“Why not?” Wes stood up, trying pointlessly to dust his pants off.


Remus reached out and brushed his thumb across Wes’ cheek. “Because, there is no room for a human in my world.”


“Please. I don’t want to be left at Gamden.” Wes knew his voice cracked but he couldn’t help it. Vampire or not, Remus was all he knew, and he wasn’t ashamed to beg. “Please.”


Moments passed as Remus just stared at him. Wes’ hope began to blossom, that whatever internal battle Remus had going on inside him…



Giveaway

Want more? Just leave a comment (please include your email address to be eligible for the giveaway) and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win an e-copy of Pavarus. The cut-off time to enter will be Wednesday 26th at midnight. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced Thursday 27th.

21 comments:

  1. Thank you again, H.K., for having me as a guest! Seems today is a first for both of us :)

    ~Jen

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  2. Thank you for being here Jen and for being my first guest. I wish you all the best with Pavarus and the rest of the Finding Home series. Congratulations, Jen!

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  3. Great guest post and a great website! ;-)
    Noelle

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    1. Thank you and thank you! I'm glad you like them :)

      ~Jen

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  4. First, HK, I love your website. Jennifer the excerpt pulled me right in. Good luck with your book.

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  5. I hope your book is a success, Jennifer. It sounds like a very interesting read.
    Pwilli8021@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm very happy to hear you liked it. Good luck in the giveaway :)

      ~Jen

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  6. Jennifer, great post! I have no doubt you've got a long career as an author ahead of you! Looks like the Finding Home series will be a hit.

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    1. Oh, Cari Lorine, I don't know you but I love you! It's awesome to hear things like that with all of this being brand-spankin' new to me. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the post :)

      ~Jen

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  7. Great job! Pavarus sounds great, can't wait to read it! Definitely count me in Jennifer!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Emily, I'm glad you enjoyed it and I hope you enjoy the rest of the book. Good luck with the giveaway :)

      ~Jen

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  8. Congratulations on being a published writer. Please count me in.

    jrobe 10689 at aol com

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    1. Thank you, Chris, and good luck with the giveaway!

      ~Jen

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  9. This book sounds wondeful.
    I loved the excerpt.
    Hopefully all those surgeries now seem worthwhile--you took up reading again and gave ua a great book to look forward to!
    Adding it to my TBR list and bookmarking the release date.

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  10. Thank you, Kelly, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt! :)

    ~Jen

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  11. Congrats on your upcoming release. It looks very yummy :)

    Brandi
    scssugar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Brandi. Good luck in the giveaway :)

      ~Jen

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  12. Congrats Jen, the book sounds wonderful! And congrats H K, very nice site.

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  13. And the winner is....... EMILY!!!!!
    Congratulations Emily. I'll be getting in touch with you today about your prize :)


    I would like to thank H.K. for hosting me, it was very nice of you - thank you for being my first ;) hehehe

    Thank you to everyone who commented, I very much appreciate all the kind and encouraging words.

    And a big thank you to all who participated in the giveaway. Keep your eye out on my blog for more chances to win a free ecopy of Pavarus!

    This was a blast!

    ~Jen
    authorjenwright.wordpress.com

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