Interview, Excerpt, & Giveaway: WHAT A GIRL WANTS by Jennifer Snow

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*Author Jennifer Snow is giving away an ebook copy of What A Girl Wants, The Trouble With Mistletoe, and Mistletoe Fever at each tour stop.

She’s also giving away five print copies of What A Girl Wants – tour wide! Open internationally. 

Book Info:

Title: What A Girl Wants
Author: Jennifer Snow
Series: A Brookhollow Story
Genre: Sweet, Contemporary, Romance
Release Date: January 2014

Book Blurb:

Friendship is overrated, if you ask her 

She’s always just been one of the guys…until she falls in love with one of the guys. Except Bailey Sheppard has carried a torch for firefighter Ethan Bishop since high school. And now that his long-term girlfriend has left him brokenhearted, she’s free to go after what she’s always wanted.

Not that Ethan sees Bailey as anything but a friend. A best friend maybe, but still not a woman he’d be interested in. Pining for his ex has made him blind to the possibility of happiness with anyone else…. But can Ethan resist a woman who knows what she wants?

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Buy Links:

Harlequin  |  Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble 

Interview with Jennifer Snow:

Can you tell us more about your current book? What inspired you to write it?

What A Girl Wants is the second book in my Brookhollow Series. It is a friends to lovers plotline, which is one of my favorites to write because the characters are already close, they know each other well…so getting them to realize that there is something more than just friendship between them is a fun journey. Bailey and Ethan were secondary characters in book one of the series-The Trouble With Mistletoe, and I wanted to give them their own story.

 

What was your favorite thing about writing this book?

The research was fun-getting to tour a firehall and a mechanic shop and learn some new things is always great.

 

Can you share with us your writing process?

I usually start with a idea-it could be an idea for a character or a scenario for a meet-cute or even just a catchy line of dialogue, then I start writing. As the plot develops, I make notes of where it is leading, but I’m not a big plotter. Though with my series, I have been forced to plot more for consistency throughout. The first draft is always written quickly and I focus on writing the fun scenes first, the ones I need to get from the beginning of the story to HEA. Then the real work comes during the revision process where I edit/add/delete scenes. Then I do searches for any words that we are not ‘allowed’ to use like very or just and adverbes, etc. Then I do searches for cliches and overused words. A final edit, then off to my agent:)

 

If you could describe Bailey in three words, what would they be?

Determined, strong-willed, forgiving

 

How about Ethan? How would you describe him in three words?

Trusting, loyal, caring

 

If you could cast actors to play Bailey and Ethan, who would they be?

Luke Bryan would be Ethan and Sandra Bullock for Bailey.

 

If this book were to have a soundtrack, which songs would you include?

This is probably the only book in the series that wasn’t somehow inspired by a song lol.

 

If you’re not writing, what occupies your time?

My family or working out.

 

Who are your favorite authors and their works?

Anything by Debbie Macomber, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis…

 

What’s in store next for you? Do you have anything you want to share with your readers/fans?

Books three and four in the series are releasing in Sept and Nov 2014, and then in 2015, we wil see the completion of the series with books five and six. I am also working on two other series and a single title. Hoping to find homes for them in 2015:)

Excerpt:

Ethan snatched the phone away before Jim could answer the text, which he knew he was aching to do, and slid it into his shirt pocket. He pulled the truck to the side of the highway behind an old, rusted red Volkswagen Jetta and jumped down onto the gravel. He positioned two traffic cones in the inside lane, forcing the oncoming traffic to take the outside lane, as Bailey’s tow truck pulled in front of the Jetta and she climbed out, clipboard in hand.

“I’ll be here if you need me,” Jim called from inside the truck, reclining the seat and shutting his eyes.

“You’re not even going to get out of the truck?”

“It’s a simple backup call. I only came along to get out of clinic duty.”

Ethan shook his head as he closed the truck door. It amazed him how their work ethic differed so drastically. Jim was four years older, yet he’d never shown any interest in advancing his rank at the fire hall. Ethan had worked hard, proving himself to his senior coworkers and landing  the position of captain by the time he was twenty-four.

He approached Bailey at the front of the vehicle where she spoke to a short, frazzled-looking bald man. “I’ll just need your driver’s license and your credit card…and I’ll have you hooked up and ready to go in just a few minutes. Feel free to sit in the truck to wait. The air-conditioning is on and it’s much cooler in there.”

The man disappeared inside the cab of the tow truck and Ethan waited until he was out of earshot before saying, “This car has to be at least thirty years old.” He leaned against the bumper to watch her work and the metal frame creaked in protest.

“That thing looks about to fall off,” she warned as she put the tow dolly’s coupler in open position by lowering the locking lever all the way down and inserting the locking pin to secure it in place.

Good point, he thought as he stood. “So, before I forget, we’re holding Luke’s bachelor party at the fire hall tonight—poker, darts, beer, the baseball game.… If you’re not doing anything, stop by.” Bailey was a regular at their weekly poker games, much to the dismay of the other guys, whose wallets she emptied.

“Stop by? To Luke’s bachelor party—the ultimate boys night?” She sounded incredulous as she inserted the electrical plug from the dolly into the switch on the back of the tow truck. That way the brake lights and turning signals on the dolly would work while en route to the shop.

“Yeah, why not?” He knew Luke wouldn’t mind. Bailey had always been like a third, less-annoying sister to the groom to be, and she kept his ancient, rusted-out truck on the road.

“I have Victoria’s bachelorette party tonight. A wine and cheese  in the backyard of the Brookhollow Inn.” She crisscrossed the chains and connected them to the eyelets on the bumper of the car.

“That sounds awful.”

“You’re telling me.”

 

 

About the Author:

profile_pic_jennifer_snowJennifer Snow is an Edmonton based author writing sweet contemporary romance fiction through Harlequin Heartwarming, The Wild Rose Press and Secret Cravings Publishing.  She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and SheWrites.org.  More information can be found on her website www.jennifersnowauthor.com.

Connect with Jennifer Snow:

Website  |  Blog  |  Twitter

 

 

Giveaway!!!

Author Jennifer Snow is giving away an ebook copy of What A Girl Wants, The Trouble With Mistletoe, and Mistletoe Fever at each tour stop.

She’s also giving away five print copies of What A Girl Wants – tour wide! Open internationally. To enter, simply leave a comment with a valid email address.

Follow the tour (HERE) and enter at each stop for more chances to win!

Winners will be randomly selected by the author after the tour is over.  Enter 3/12/14 – 3/26/14.

 

 

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