Friday, 30 November 2012

The Next Big Thing - Jennifer Faye

Well, last week it was my turn to answer The Next Big Thing questions, but this week I am hosting brand new Harlequin Romance/M&B Cherish author Jennifer Faye! Take it away, Jennifer...

Fiona, thanks so much for inviting me to stop be your blog. Am so thrilled to be here. :-)

As Harlequin Mills & Boon’s newest Romance/Cherish author, I’m still walking on the clouds and pinching myself, making sure this is all real. I’ve had a dream most of my life to write stories to share with the world and at last my dream has come true.

I write emotionally stirring romances that will bring a tear to your eye and a smile to your heart with each happily-ever-after. If you want to read more about me, you can check out my website: (soon to be updated)


The following answers pertain to my first sale to Harlequin Romance / M&B Cherish. Squee!!!

Q. What is the working title of your next book?

Available July 2013 U.S./U.K.

 Q. From where did the idea come?

The story was something I developed this summer for the Harlequin Romance Fast Track. I couldn’t actually tell you where the idea came from. It started with the heroine being in the worst possible position and grew from there.

Q. Under which genre does your book fall?

I write for Harlequin Romance / Mills & Boon Cherish. I love the emotional depths you are able to explore within the line—from smiles and laughs to the occasional damp eye. Talk about an emotional rollercoaster with a happily-ever-after. 

Q: Which actors would you choose to play the part of your characters for a movie?

I’d picture Isla Fisher as my heroine Meghan.
And for the hero, I’d say he’s similar in looks to Adam Rodriguez from ‘CSI Miami.’

Q. What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

When a big, splashy wedding goes awry, the runaway bride is aided by a reluctant rancher, but their adventure has only just begun and as their complications mount, they’ll find out that their future plans are about to be revised in ways neither of them could have ever predicted.

Q. Will you self-publish or be represented by an agent?

This book will be traditionally published via Harlequin Mills & Boon.

Q. How long did it take to write the first draft?

Honestly, not long at all. At the time I was working one-on-one with my now-editor and I had deadlines to meet. I’ve always worked best under pressure. Shhh…don’t tell my editor.  :-) If you’d like to see how it unfolded. You can read about “The Call” here:

Q: With which books within your genre would your story compare?

I’m really hoping that it is different and that’s the reason my editor and Harlequin Mills & Boon has brought me onboard.

Q: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

To be honest, the inspiration behind this book had absolutely nothing to do with my characters. I was currently working with a fabulous editor at Harlequin Mills & Boon and I wanted to keep working with her. So I had to come up with a great story, something that would make her sit up and take notice. So she inspired me to write a fresh story with a unique twist.

Q: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Although the story is set in the American Southwest, it has a contemporary feel with a celebrity cook, who likes to turn up the heat in the kitchen. Things definitely never get boring for these two.

Fiona, thanks so much for having me as your guest!!! I’ve had a great time visting.


Mamawolf said...

Your book sounds really good, hope to be able to read it soon.

Jennifer Faye said...

Thanks so much, Mamawolf! Hope you like it. *fingers crossed* Not too much longer and it'll be available. At least that's what I keep telling myself to make the waiting a little easier. LOL.

Victoria James said...

Jennifer, I can't wait to buy your book!! I know for a fact that's it's a great read. I'll be first in line ;-)

Jennifer Faye said...

Aww..thanks Victoria!!! I really hope you like the final version. It was a lot of fun to write. :-)

Christy McKellen said...

Hi Jennifer and Fiona

Your story sounds fab Jennifer, I'm really looking forward to reading it. It's definitely been your season what with being shortlisted at SYTYCW and getting the call! Very well deserved!

Jennifer Faye said...

Hi, Christy! Thanks so much. You are very sweet. Although I must admit 2012 has been quite a sweet ride for me--so full of wonderful surprises.

I honestly never saw "The Call" coming, especially since I'd just finalled again in SYTYCW. The rumor I'd heard was that there wouldn't be any new acquisitions until the contest was over. See what happens when you listen to rumors. :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Joanne Graves said...

I think Christmas will be fabulous in the Faye household this year! All the best, Jennifer and looking forward to seeing your book on the shelves in 2013.

Jennifer Faye said...

Hi, Joanne!!! *waving madly* So glad you stopped by. Yes, Christmas is going to be very merry this year. In fact, for me it came early. :-D Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday too.

Fiona Harper said...

Hi to everyone who came and chatted, and a big thank you to Jennifer for sharing about her amazing-sounding debut! I can't wait to read it. :-)

Fiona Harper said...

Hi to everyone who came and chatted, and a big thank you to Jennifer for sharing about her amazing-sounding debut! I can't wait to read it. :-)

Jennifer Faye said...

Aww, Fiona, thanks so much for having me. I really had a great time here. Hope you have a great weekend. :-)