Sunday, August 18, 2013

{Tour Stop} A SLOW BURNING FIRE by J.F. Jenkins—Author Interview + Giveaway

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A Slow Burning Fire
by J.F. Jenkins

Ever since super star, Arial Oakley, could remember, she's been in love with her hunky co-star Bryce Valentine. The only problem: Bryce has been in a relationship with another actress for quite some time. Not wanting to be “the other woman”, Arial never pursued any of her feelings for him despite how well they connected.

When Bryce suddenly becomes single, both of their worlds are flipped upside down. To help him nurse his aching heart, Arial invites him back home to her family farm for some much needed peace and quiet from the paparazzi.

What neither of them expects is to fall in love: with the calm, with the country, with each other. But how much of it is real, and how much of it is a means to escape a broken heart?

Age Group + Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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with J.F. Jenkins


LM: Thank you for answering my questions today! Can you start by telling us what your inspiration was for writing A Slow Burning Fire?

J.F.J.: A real life Hollywood break up actually. One that was similar to Bryce's situation. I couldn't help but wonder what does happen behind the scenes and how these people are in fact real people. They love, long and short term. The short is what is glamorized, but the long does happen too and what do you do when you lose that person of so long that the rest of the world was used to you seeing?

LM: What three words best describe your main character, Arial?

J.F.J.: Dreamer, sweet, independent.

LM: And what about Bryce?

J.F.J.: Bold, adventurous, intelligent.

LM: Can you share with us one of your favorite quotes or scenes from A Slow Burning Fire?

J.F.J.: “I think you need to get some sleep or you'll have a nasty hangover,” she said softly. “Come on, I'll help you get into bed.”

He shook his head. “No, I don't want to have you like this. Even if I do love you so much, you deserve your first time to be special.”

She laughed, trying not to focus on the fact that he'd just said he loved her. “Relax, that'ʹs not what I meant. I just want to make sure your shoes don'ʹt trip you again on your way to the bedroom.”

“I'm not wearing my shoes.”

“Your socks, then. It could be a conspiracy.”

“Oh,” he muttered. He licked his lips, moistening them, before kissing her cheek.

LM: Was there anything particularly difficult about writing A Slow Burning Fire?

J.F.J.: This was my first contemporary full length novel. I struggled a lot with making it flow and just writing it all out in general. I'm used to paranormal events making the story flesh out.

LM: Did you learn anything during the process of writing this book?

J.F.J.: That I can write any genre if I put my mind to it!

LM: Tell us what you like to do when you aren't writing!

J.F.J.: Game and read. Relax and enjoy life. :)

LM: Biggest pet peeve?

J.F.J.: People making assumptions.

LM: What is one thing you can't live without?

J.F.J.: God, plain and simple!

LM: Is there anything you'd like to add? Anything you'd like to say to your readers?

J.F.J.: Thank you so much for being there for me.

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J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis Minnesota with her husband, son, and two cats. She graduated from Bethel University in 2006 with a degree in Media Communication with minors in both writing and film. When she is not busy writing, she spends her free time playing games, reading, and spending time with her family.

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