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: www.jenniferfaye.com (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?
“RANCHER TO THE RESCUE”
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.