Friday, February 13, 2015

Heartbreakers Blog Tour Day 6 ~ Vanessa Barneveld, Eileen Cook, Denise Jaden, & Jen McConnel


Hi everyone! Welcome to the last day of the tour! Here are links to the previous posts in case you missed any: 


Each day this week, I featured two authors (four today) and their answers to two romance/Valentine's Day related questions I came up with. There's also a great giveaway that you're going to want to enter.
Go to the main tour page to check out posts on the other participating blogs.☺
Vanessa Barneveld lives in Australia. She has one husband, two cats, and three Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® nominations. When she’s not writing, devouring chocolate, or dreaming of intergalactic travel, Vanessa works as a closed captioner for the deaf and audio describer for the blind.


Describe the perfect Valentine's Day date for a couple in your latest or upcoming release.

A moonlit picnic in my heroine Keira’s tree house. There won’t be chocolate on the menu because it could literally be the death of her!

2. What is your favorite part about writing romance in books?

I love the delicious tension and uncertainty that swirls just before a first kiss.



When the one boy you crushed on in life can't seem to stay away in death, it's hard to be a normal teen when you're a teen paranormal.

Sixteen-year-old Keira Nolan has finally got what she wanted—the captain of the football team in her bedroom. Problem is he’s not in the flesh. He’s a ghost and she’s the only one who can see him.

Keira's determined to do anything to find Jimmy's killer. Even it if means teaming up with his prickly-yet-dangerously-attractive brother, Dan, also Keira's ex-best-friend. Keira finds that her childish crush is fading, but her feelings for Dan are just starting to heat up, and as the story of Jimmy’s murder unfolds, anyone could be a suspect.

This thrilling debut from Vanessa Barneveld crosses over from our world to the next, and brings a whole delightful new meaning to "teen spirit".
Eileen Cook is a multi-published author with her novels appearing in eight different languages. Her books have been optioned for film and TV. She spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Eileen lives in Vancouver Canada with her husband and one naughty dog and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else.

Website: eileen@eileencook.com
Twitter: @eileenwriterFacebook: Facebook

1. Describe the perfect Valentine's Day date for a couple in your latest or upcoming release.
A bike ride around Seattle on a tandem bike, or maybe a quiet night with a movie.

2. What is your favorite part about writing romance in books?
Creating imaginary characters that make readers feel real emotions.

About Remember

A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget.

Harper is used to her family being hounded by protestors. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.

When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.

Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life…
Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith (Simon & Schuster), was written in 21 days during NaNoWriMo and she loves talking with writers and students about her fast-drafting process. Jaden’s other young adult novels include
Never Enough (Simon & Schuster) and Foreign Exchange (an Editor’s Pick from Evernight Teen). Her non-fiction books for writers include, Writing with a Heavy Heart and Fast Fiction. Find out more at Denisejaden.com.




1. Describe the perfect Valentine's Day date for a couple in your latest or upcoming release.

Ahh, I would love to send Jamie and Sawyer to a chocolate specialty restaurant in Italy. (I actually wrote this scene for them, but it was deleted during revisions.)

2.  What is your favorite part about writing romance in books? 

Not only do I madly flip pages when I’m reading a romance, but the writing goes much faster (and easier) for me when I’m caught up in the writing of the romantic lives of characters.

Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her best friend’s hotter-than-hot older brother, Sawyer. Sawyer and Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the family she thought she knew, she discovers some pretty big secrets. As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best friend may not be on a safe exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when Tristan stops all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy, least of all the one person she was starting to trust—Sawyer.
Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she also holds a MS in Library Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches college writing composition and yoga. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian, and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time. Her debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY, is out now from Bloomsbury Spark. She also writes YA and nonfiction. Visit http://www.jenmcconnel.com to learn more.

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1. Describe the perfect Valentine's Day date for a couple in your latest or upcoming release.
That’s tricky, without giving too much away...let’s just say there would be candles, delicious food, and surprisingly little drama ;)

2. What is your favorite part about writing romance in books?
I’ve always been a hopeless romantic, but I really enjoy writing romance that’s a little bit uncertain; as fun as HEA is, not all my romances end that way, and that’s a lot of fun to play with possibilities as a writer.

Five years after the trip to Scotland that changed her life, Lou is back in the misty, magical country. But this time, she’s not on vacation.

When Brian, her old Highland fling, turns up at the scene of some depressing family business, tension mounts between the former lovers. But dealing with Brian is only part of the problem; something wicked is stirring in Scotland. Lou must use all her strength to handle the increasingly desperate situation, but will she be strong enough to battle both a vengeful ghost and her heart?

Lou may have thought that she was finished with the witch Isobel Key, but some secrets can’t stay buried forever. This story is the sequel to THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY.
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The tour wide giveaway is for 1 Free Kindle +1 $20 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner. Good luck!

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