Tuesday, January 31, 2017

AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Jennifer M Eaton for "Embers in the Sea (Fire in the Woods, #3)"


I am so excited that EMBERS IN THE SEA by Jennifer M. Eaton was just released and that I get to share the news!  If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book, be sure to check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), and an Alien Charm Necklace US Only courtesy of Jennifer & Month9Books. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
Title: EMBERS IN THE SEA 
(Fire in The Woods #3)
Author: Jennifer M. Eaton
Pub. Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Month9Books
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 300
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | TBD

Alien scientist David has dealt with disappointment his entire life, but failing to breathe life into the planet Mars is his greatest regret. Out of options and in need of a new home for their people, the alien Caretakers rekindle their plan to inhabit Earth. First they will have to eliminate the
human race, including Jess, the only human David holds dear.

Humanity has one final chance at survival. David needs to emulate Earth’s precipitation on Mars. But the catalyst to make it rain lies in the fathomless depths of Earth’s ocean.

The clock is ticking down to humanity’s last hours as Jess and David face a world more alien than either of them can imagine. The sea hides secrets, but some secrets don’t want to be found.

Excerpt:

We rattled, cascading and spinning. My sight blurred. My breakfast threatened a reappearance. I closed my eyes and prayed David and Edgar could bring us under control. The tiles rumbled beneath my cheek before we collided to a stop.

My body left the floor before slamming back down once again.

Oww.

I blinked until I could focus. David lay across the side of his seat, his head dangling near the floor. “David!” I dragged myself from the unforgiving tiles and sat him back in his chair. His head lolled back, his mouth slightly open. “Oh, God. David, please wake up!”

Pressing my fingers against the side of his neck and his wrists, I sought a pulse. I couldn’t find one, but relief flooded me as his chest rose and fell in a shallow breath. I glanced over each shoulder, and toward the back of the ship, looking for what, I didn’t know.

Why hadn’t the seats come to life and protected us?

I grabbed the edge of David’s chair, pulling him from the seat and into my arms. “David?” I kissed him and ran my fingers along the side of his face. “David, please … ”

I would have felt less empty if part of my chest had broken off and floated away into the abyss. I didn’t care that we’d crash-landed again. I didn’t care that the marine floor was probably more alien than the green planet we’d been marooned on. I didn’t care that the pressure of an entire ocean weighed down on us. And I didn’t care that he left me alone for two years.

He was here. Now. And hurt. I fisted my hands and pushed with my mind. If he needed strength, maybe I could send it to him.

His lashes fluttered. His eyes opened, but didn’t seem to focus. “Jess?”

I gulped back a sob. “Yeah. I’m here.”

He tried to sit up, but frowned and relaxed back into my arms. “Are we okay?”

“I don’t know.”


About Jennifer: 

Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her. While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)
During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away.

Who knows where we’ll end up next?

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~AUTHOR INTERVIEW with Jennifer Eaton~


1) What gave you the inspiration for the storyline? 

Being that EMBERS IN THE SEA is book three in a series, the inspiration was the first two books, and the fans. I never intended this to be a three book series, but all of the sudden I had people posting pictures of the book all over Instagram and Facebook, and reading the book with friends and in book clubs. Believe me, knowing you guys are all out there, waiting for more, is a HUGE inspiration to keep writing. Alien kisses for everybody!

2) Are there any hidden themes in the book that you hope readers will discover?

In general, Fire in the Woods is a fun story about running for your life while stuff blows up… but there are a few deeper themes, like friendship, honor, tolerance, racial equality, and striving to do what’s right. This is a story about a regular girl and a gifted, but conflicted boy taking on incredible odds to do what they think is right.


3) Are any of the characters based on real people you know?

No. I’ve never really done that. I write for fun, and part of fun is escaping reality. I like to write people of my own invention, rather than spending my “me” time with people I hang with every day. (That probably makes no sense whatsoever, but, yeah, there it is). J

4) Who has influenced you most as a writer?

My favorite authors are Jennifer L. Armentrout, (YA Spec romance) Jocelyn Adams,(YA/NA Spec Romance) Jess Acardo (Contemporary YA thriller romance) and Suzane Brockman (Adult Navy Seal stories).

I think all of them have had somewhat of an impact on my writing. Armentrout has a way of drawing you into a story and not letting go. Adams writes with a unique voice that really connects you to a character. Acardo writes with fantastic pressure and pacing. Brockman is a master of creating fantastic ensemble casts of characters where you love the secondary characters as much as the main characters. I try to emulate some of what they do when I write. Finding a balance of these elements is a tricky process.

5) If you could have any three literary characters over to your place for game night, who would you invite, what would you play, what would you serve, and why? 

Oooo, what an interesting question! 

Hmmm. Let’s start with Mark Twain, who isn’t really a character, but he’s literary, and quite a character. He’s be good for a few laughs.

Then let’s throw in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Cleaena from Throne of Glass to throw in a little chic-power. (And I want someone to defend everyone in case Dracula gets hungry.)

How’s that for an eclectic crew!?

I’d serve nothing but dessert, because I really want to keep Dracula’s sweet-tooth at bay, and then we’d all play Twister. Not sure why we’d play Twister, but it sounds like fun!

Giveaway Details: 
(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set
($20 value), US Only.  
(1) winner will receive an Alien Charm Necklace, US Only.

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