Monday, August 1, 2011

Author Interview - Jenn Nixon - Romanctic Suspense


Jenn Nixon - Romantic Suspense

     Thank you once again for joining me as we chat this week with suspense author Jenn Nixon! Come on in, grab your drink of choice at the bar over there and come sit with us. I'm so glad you stopped in. I know not all of you will comment and that's okay. I do hope you hop over to her sites and take a peek. She has several review comments on her books as well as other books she's written.
     We've left the interview questions up to the readers - leave a question or two for Jenn in the comments at the bottom and that will also get you into her drawing for Friday night! One lucky commenter will win the ebook for Chance of a Storm! Jenn, welcome and I'm excited for my readers to get to know you.
    
     Jenn Nixon resides in New Jersey. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Liberty State Fiction Writers. Her love for thrillers and suspense often finds its way into her novels whether they are Science Fiction or Romance. When not writing, Jenn spends her free time reading, absorbing pop culture and current events, and social networking online. Current releases: Wild & Wicked and Chance of a Storm: Tease Publishing LLC.       

Blurb from Chance of a Storm, the sequel to: Wild & Wicked


     Mason Storm waited three agonizing months to hear from the wild Veronica Chance after she walked out of his life and back to her world. Instead her sister calls, sobbing, and begs him to come to California . He drops everything and takes the first plane across the country to find out what happened. After a chilly welcome from General Michael Chance, Mason learns Veronica was kidnapped along with her mother who is still being held hostage. Their initial meeting is short, but Veronica is determined to get her mother back safely and asks for Mason's help knowing he can get the job done. He's eager to get involved and carefully navigates his way into the investigation while trying to figure out exactly where in stands in Veronica's eyes.

Excerpt from Chance of a Storm, the sequel to: Wild & Wicked

     Keeping her focus off of Mason Storm grew harder each moment she breathed the same air as him. He constantly watched her. Pondering eyes studying every word, facial expression, and body movement she made. Feeling his arms around her once again threatened to drive the last bit of sanity from her mind. Veronica wanted to get swept away by the man. Spiral into the madness of lust with someone who already revved up her engine like no other man had.
        Veronica couldn’t afford madness now as much as it killed her.
     Her father continued his retreat into the house, up to the second floor, closing in on his library. She wouldn’t let him get away that easily. “You can’t give them that file and you know it.”
     “Then you condemn your mother to death.”
    “They’re playing the game. You have to play it back,” she said, grabbing his arm to stop him from going further, 
     “This isn’t a game, Roni!”
     “Same as last time—”
     “Enough!” her father snapped, dagger eyes digging into her soul.
     “You can’t give it to them! I won’t let you.”
     He grabbed her by the arms, lifting her to her tip toes, touching his nose to her. “I’ll decide what we will and will not do.”
     “General!” Storm shouted from behind. “Back off.”
     Her father’s eyes filled with fire, neck craning back. “You have no business here, Mr. Storm. I suggest you cut your losses and leave before I have my men remove you.”
     “Try it,” he said, way too calmly as he moved to her father’s side. “Your daughter wants me here. I can understand why, you don’t listen to her; you cut her off all the time, talk down to her and Valerie. If you’d paid attention, you’d see she’s as scared as you are.”
     He released her from the vice grip, straightened his shirt and stared down at her. Her anger threatened her wild tongue, but she stayed silent, shocked at Storm’s speech and keen observation. “I’m…sorry, Roni. I haven’t been thinking clearly since…”
     “I know,” she responded but didn’t reach out to offer him any comfort this time.
     “There’s nothing we can do tonight.” He frowned, running his hand through the silver strands on his head. “Let my men do their work…we’ll regroup in the morning.”
     “Okay,” she replied with a nod. “If I remember anything else, I’ll let you know.”
     “Very well,” he said, regarded Storm with a narrowing gaze then vanished inside his library.
     She sighed, covered her face and shook her head. “Such a mess.”
     “Yeah,” Storm replied. When she gazed up, his cheeks were still fiery with anger, hands clenched at his sides. “Are you okay?”
    “No, not really,” she answered. “This is…bad, Storm.”


ISBN # 9781607671534 @ AllRomance  and OmniLit
  
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10 comments:

  1. Jenn, welcome to my blog! Let's get the questions rolling here - Do you have a day job; if so, what do you do? What is a typical writing day for you?

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  2. Hey Tonya,

    Thanks for having me!!

    I sorta have a day job working for an Event Planning company which raises funds for non-profits. Mostly freelance right now, hoping for full time soon.

    I haven't written in a while! Shame on me. I try to find time whenever I can, but it's tough!

    Thanks again! Hope your friends enter the contest!

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  3. Hi Jenn and Tonya(hugs),
    Jenn,
    What or who inspired you to become a writer and write romance suspense, and who is your favorite author to read?
    I write freelance articles and write full time. Working from home 'finally' is wonderful.
    Loved both of the excerpts.

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  4. Hi Brenda & Steve!! Thanks for stopping by! I've been writing in one form or another since elementary school, so I guess it was my teachers who initially inspired me! One of my favorite authors currently is John Sandford, he's awesome!

    Good luck in the contest. You're odds are good so far!

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  5. I think it's time for a drink refill and we'll come back for more questions. The bartender is waiting for your orders!

    Jenn - Can you explain to us how you figure out names for your characters and the traits you give them?

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  6. For these two books, I stole the names. Veronica from Veronica Mars and Mason from a video game, Call of Duty! For Mason's look, I used Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a template! It was lots of fun too!

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  7. Jenn, it's been a pleasure having you here this week. We've not had many comment but you HAVE had lots of views so they are stopping in to read. I do hope your sites have had traffic this week and perhaps gained a few new followers.

    Thank you, again, for being here and we wish you luck with all your books! Readers, if you've not yet visited Jenn's sites, hop over and show her some love. Thank YOU for stopping in to visit us!

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  8. I'm new to Tonya's blog and really glad I found her so I can get to meet new authors like you!

    Jenn, Chance of a Storm sounds like a really good read - will be sure to check out Wild & Wicked, too.

    Do you have any special rituals (strange habits :o)) when you write?

    Looking forward to reading your books!

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  9. Thank you all for taking the time to comment! If you all email me at jenn@jennnixon.com I will send you the prequel to Chance of a Storm for free instead of picking one winner! You too Tonya! (Just mention this blog!)

    @Karen, the only thing I normally do when writing is have music on. Not really strange, but it's the only thing I need!

    Thanks again everyone! Your support is wonderful!

    ~Jenn

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