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Is this a great cover, or what?  Girlfriends’ Cyber Circuit sister Jennifer Echols has come out with a high-flying new adventure (SUCH A RUSH, Gallery/MTV Books, ISBN: 978-1-4516-5801-9), and I get a stop on her blog tour!  So, here’s a little info about the author and the book and an interview with Jennifer Echols.
About SUCH A RUSH:
Jennifer Echols is the wildly popular author of Going Too Far, Forget You, and Love Story.  Now, Gallery Books is proud to publish her first hardcover novel SUCH A RUSH (Gallery Books/MTV; July 2012; $16.99), a sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

High school senior Leah Jones loves nothing more than flying. While she’s in the air, it’s easy to forget life with her absentee mother at the low-rent end of a South Carolina beach town. When her flight instructor, Mr. Hall, hires her to fly for his banner advertising business, she sees it as her ticket out of the trailer park. And when he dies suddenly, she’s afraid her flying career is gone forever.

But Mr. Hall’s teenage sons, golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson, are determined to keep the banner planes flying. Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business–until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers–and the consequences could be deadly.

Engrossing and intense, SUCH A RUSH is a captivating adventure that is sure to keep readers soaring.

INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER ECHOLS
What is your writing process like? Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you schedule time to write each day or are you a spree writer?
The older I get, the more of a pantser I become. As for my schedule, I get up at 4:30 in the morning for my optimum writing, and I have done that since I decided to make one more big push for publication, back in 2004.

What is the hardest part about the publishing process for you and how do you get through it? (For me, it’s copyediting and sour cream and onion chips.)
Because I’m a pantser, the hardest thing I ever do is write a synopsis for a book I haven’t written yet. It looks like I’m going to have to do that four times next year.Nothing helps me get through it. I feel like my soul has been jerked from my body, thrown in the road, and run over by a truck.

We drop your hero or heroine on a deserted island. Quick, what are the three things he or she can’t live without?
My heroine Leah needs bottled water, copies of the magazine Plane & Pilot, and an airplane, because she can’t live without flying. I guess she will not be on this island long.

If your story were a film, who would you cast?
This is embarrassing to admit, but I have so much writing to do that I’ve pretty much stopped watching TV, except for science documentaries I let my son watch, and I don’t make it to many movies either. A lot of people ask me this question, so maybe readers could e-mail me with some suggestions!

Are there any contests or upcoming appearances/interviews/etc. you’d like to plug?
MTV has promised to give away copies of my book on Facebook, and I’m holding my breath for that!

Congratulations on your fabulous new release!
Thanks so much for hosting me, Lucienne!
You’re so welcome.  I hope SUCH A RUSH is a fabulous success!

One quick thing before I move on – if you’re a fan and you can’t find Fangtastic in your local bookstore, I would love, love, love you to order it through customer service.  Reports are that though stock’s been bought for on-line distribution, people aren’t finding it in their chain brick & mortar store, which could change if enough people are heard.  Thanks so much!

Now, more interviews and more giveaways!  The great gals of the Girlfriends’ Cyber Circuit are hosting me in style (just the way my heroine would want it)!

Stephanie Kuehnert’s Women Who Rock Wednesdays (comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Fangtastic)

Sydney Salter’s blog (talking about vacation karma and other good things, also with a chance to win)

YA Fresh with Kelly Parra (research and what I wanted to be when I grew up)

Jennifer Echols’s blog (talking books)

Denise Jaden’s blog (who do I love?)

Gretchen McNeil’s blog (about anything from process to guilty pleasures)

Sara Hantz’s blog (about writing and inspiration)

 

Well, it’s been coming for quite awhile, my break-up with LiveJournal.  However, I’m very pleased to be moving over here to WordPress, where I blog monthly with Magical Words, and to have as my very first post here an interview with Girlfriends’ Cyber Circuit sister, Jennifer Echols, whose new YA novel, Love Story, released this month from Gallery Books.  A writing major, a stable boy…what more could you want?

Blurb:

From Jennifer Echols, the award-winning author of Going Too Far and Forget You, comes LOVE STORY(Gallery Books; July 19, 2011; $11.00), a provocative and powerful story of teen romance, set against the bustling world of a New York City university.

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions – it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter… so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter… except this story could come true.

“A tremendously talented writer with a real gift for developing relationships.”

– Romantic Times Magazine

Interview with Jennifer Echols:

What is your writing process like?  Are you a plotter or a pantser?  Do you schedule time to write each day or are you a spree writer?

I think of myself as a plotter and a plodder, writing every day, but I’m really not. Though I’m a very organized and methodical person, my writing tends to be pantsy and spree-ish. It won’t behave.

 
What is the hardest part about the publishing process for you and how do you get through it? (For me, it’s copyediting and sour cream and onion chips.)

Publicity! I’m a private person and I don’t like talking about myself. I wish I could just put my book out there and everyone could pretend it materialized from nowhere and enjoy it.

 
We drop your hero or heroine on a deserted island.  Quick, what are the three things he or she can’t live without?

Erin would need a pen and paper and her face cream, so her looks don’t go, just in case she gets rescued.

 
If your story were a film, who would you cast?

I get this question a lot, and it’s so hard for me! I don’t watch enough TV, and my characters are so real for me that it’s hard for me to think of someone to play them. It would be like casting yourself.

 
Are there any contests or upcoming appearances/interviews/etc. you’d like to plug?

There are lots of giveaways of Love Story and other prizes all over the web. You can find the links on my blog at http://jenniferechols.livejournal.com.

 
Congratulations on your fabulous new release!

Thank you so much Lucienne!