Friday, February 7, 2014

Spotlight, Q&A & Giveaway: Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep

Today Jennifer Estep is stopping by Our Thoughts Precisely for a Q&A, and if you keep reading there's a Giveaway at the bottom of the post.  Killer Frost is the last book in the Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep, but before we get to the good stuff, first a little bit about the book.
 
Coming from Kensington Books February 25, 2014
Killer Frost by Jennifer Estep
 
 
Summary From Goodreads
 
I’ve battled the Reapers of Chaos before–and survived. But this time I have a Bad, Bad Feeling it’s going to be a fight to the death … most likely mine.
 
Yeah, I’ve got my psychometry magic, my talking sword, Vic–and even the most dangerous Spartan on campus at my side, in Logan freaking Quinn, but I’m no match for Loki, the evil Norse god of chaos. I may be Nike’s Champion, but at heart, I’m still just Gwen Frost, that weird Gypsy girl everyone at school loves to gossip about. Read More Here

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Breana:  First off, a big thank you to Jennifer Estep for stopping by today to do a Q&A.! So I know Killer Frost is the last book in your Mythos Academy Series.  *cue sad face* Would you ever revisit the world with another series, possibly a spinoff spotlighting other characters from the same universe? 

JE: Thanks for hosting me on your blog. I appreciate it. Yes, Killer Frost will be the sixth and last book in my Mythos Academy series, out on Feb. 25. I've thought about going back to the Mythos Academy world or doing a spinoff series. If I have an idea that really interests me and something that I think would work well with Gwen or perhaps even another character, I might write another Mythos Academy book or a spinoff series someday. But for right now, Gwen’s story is finished. So we’ll see what happens. 

Breana: I noticed that there aren’t a lot of YA books centered solely around the holiday season.  Would you ever write a YA novel for a specific holiday season?  Which holiday would it be, and why?  

JE: I think it would be fun to write a holiday-themed book. As for what holiday I would pick, it would just depend on the characters, magic, world, and what sort of idea I came up with. I haven’t specifically written a holiday book, although I have mentioned various holidays in my Mythos Academy series. Kiss of Frost, book #2, is set during December, and there are mentions of Christmas and the holiday season. In Killer Frost, book #6, I mention Valentine’s Day.
 
Breana: To date, what is the longest book you’ve ever written?
 
JE: I don’t know exactly which book is the longest, but all of the books in my Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series are about 100,000 words long. The books in my Mythos Academy series are about 85,000 to 90,000 words long.
 
Breana: Do you prefer paperback or digital books?  
 
JE: I like them both. I recently got an e-reader, so I definitely see the appeal of being able to download a book and start reading it a minute later. Plus, downloading e-books, especially when they are on sale, is totally addictive. LOL. But I still read paper books too. I like the physical feel of holding a book in my hand, being able to flip back and forth through the pages, and things like that. So I’ll continue to read both e-books and paper books.
 
Breana: In a year, how many books do you typically write?
 
JE: I would say that I typically write about three to four books a year, along with some short stories/novellas. From 2010 to the end of 2013, I wrote/released 10 books in my Elemental Assassin series; 5 books in my Mythos Academy series; and several short stories and e-novellas.  
 
Breana: What’s next for you on the Young Adult end, after Killer Frost is released?
 
JE: Killer Frost is the last book in my Mythos Academy series, so I hope that readers enjoy the finale to Gwen’s story. Right now, I’m mulling over ideas for some new series, for both young adult and adult books. We’ll see what I come up with.
 
Breana: How well do you do with Deadlines?  Have you ever missed one, or are you always on time?

JE: Deadlines motivate me to meet my goals, and I always try to meet them, if not get a book/project done before it’s due.

Quick Questions:
What's your favorite part about the holiday season? 

JE: I always enjoy decorating my Christmas tree.

Favorite dessert?

JE: Oh, that’s a tough one! But strawberry cheesecake ice cream is one of my favorites.

Favorite place to write?

JE: In my office.

Favorite book from 2013?

JE: Some of my favorite reads from 2013 were Also Known As by Robin Benway; Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry; and Poison by Bridget Zinn.

Favorite TV show/ Movie from 2013?

JE: I’m really enjoying Reign and The Blacklist as far as new TV shows go.
Happy reading, everyone!

Breana: Thanks again to Jennifer Estep for stopping by! Don't forget to check out the Mythos Academy Series especially the final book Killer Frost when it comes out. In the meantime keep reading to find out how you could win a finished copy.

 
 
Ok so here's the thing, Jennifer Estep is giving away a finished copy of Killer Frost.  Awesome? Um yes. But it's US ONLY.  Here's how it works.  To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. See our giveaway policy for more details. The contest will remain open till February 20th, winner will be announced soon after. *Don't worry if your comments don't show up right away, it is moderated, and remember, no email addresses in the comments.  Now, go forth, enter!

21 comments:

  1. Spartan? Gypsy girl? I loved how the bad guys were defeated early enough we got an extra taste of goddess/friendship. :-)

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    1. You have a really good point. I did like seeing how the relationships developed across the series. :D

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  2. My daughter and I read them together and love them.

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  3. I am really into Greek Mythology so my favorite part about the Mythos Academy Series is how the stories really bring in the Mythology into part. I also love Jennifer's characters!!! Of course Gwen and Logan are my favorites!!!

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    1. Gwen and Logan’s relationship is a complex one, which makes reading their story that much more entertaining. I really like the Greek Mythology aspect as well. :D

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  4. I love your books I am a big fangirll, thank you for the great series!

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  5. I love this series sooooo much that I have entered everywhere bc I'm almost too impatient to wait until the end of this month! lol

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    1. The Mythos Academy series is one of my favorites too. I know the wait is always hard but it’s worth it in the end. :)

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  6. Where have I been that I did not know about this series .... ? I definitely need to check it out. :)

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  7. I like the mythology added into the story.

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  8. Hi, everyone! Hope you are doing well. I want to say thanks to Andrea and Breana for hosting me on their blog. And thanks for all the nice words about the books/series. I appreciate them Happy reading, everyone!

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  9. I like how she incorporated mythology with the setting and everything that she has added to the series, it's one of my favorite series EVER!!

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  10. I love the mythology in the series. My favorite book of 2013 would have to be Archangel's Legion by Nalini Singh.

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    1. Hmm, I haven’t heard of that book before.

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    2. One of my favorite Angel/Vampire series!!!

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  11. I love this series as well as the Elemental Assassin series. My favorite book for 2013 was Heart of Venom by Jennifer Estep, of course. :D

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    1. I agree, both of Jennifer Estep’s series are really good.

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  12. I love the series. Nice change from everything "vampire". I just finished reading the Tryelle Series by Amanda Hocking and Loki was a big character in those series. My favorite part of the Mythos series has been the Fenrir Wolf, Nott and now Nyx. Animal lover through and through.

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  13. Awesome interview, it's too bad I missed the giveaway.

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