We are really excited to share with you the second book in Jessie Lane's YA/NA Paranormal Romance series, THE FROZEN STAR! Available now! And we're ecstatic to have one of the authors in this writing duo join us today! if you haven't started this incredible series yet the first book, THE BURNING STAR, is available for just 99Cents for a limited time only!
Hi everyone! It’s Melissa from the Jessie Lane duo, and today I’ve stopped by A One-click Addict’s Book Blog today for a chat. HI there wonderful interviewer! Thanks for having me.
Who's your favorite author? I have so many that it’s really hard for me to pick just one. If we are basing it on genre I would say overall is Maya Angelou. Paranormal is Shelly Laurenston and YA/NA is Rachel Caine and Cassandra Clare. Adult romance is Kristen Ashley and Lori Foster.
Did you have a mentor? How did this person shape you as a writer? My brother Matthew has always tried to get me to read something different and got me into writing science fiction and paranormal. He ignited my love for vampires and zombies, and ever since then, I have wanted to write in that genre.
How did the characters come about? All of the characters from the Star Series’ first book, The Burning Star, came from a dream that Crystal had one night. After the first book, I have taken over and expanded the characters into what they are now in The Frozen Star. Their personalities will grow even more as the series concludes in the final book in the series, The Divine Star.
Was there a part of this book that was difficult for you to write? A few scenes were difficult for me, but I would have to say that the scene where the main characters lost one someone in battle and then subsequently were planning the funeral hit a little too close to home as I have recently lost someone in my family.
How did writing paranormal books come about? For me, paranormal writing comes easier than say the traditional romance or traditional fiction. Paranormal has its own boundaries and rules, which are simply that there are no rules. You are able to create the world as you see fit.
Who's your favorite character in this book? It changes daily, but I keep going back to Kane. He’s so persistent in his quest to get Kira to open up and accept that she doesn’t have to go through life alone anymore. That she not only has the love of her family but his as well if she will accept him and let him in.
What was your favorite childhood book? The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. My father gave me a copy that he bought on one of his missions overseas while he was in the military. I still have it to this day.
Do you prefer writing stand-alone or series? I have not done a stand-alone yet, but I would like to later. I have a few ideas that I know can all be achieved with a HEA in one book without having to drag it out over two or three.
If you could talk to any author, dead or alive, who would it be? I actually already had this wish granted last year when my husband took me to see Cassandra Clare at a book signing in Washington. I got to ask her and Sarah Rheas Brennon a few quick questions and it was the best day ever. The hubs even took me out to dinner to celebrate it.
When you started writing, did you have family support? Definitely. Every day my family asks me how my writing is going and what I’m working on at the moment. My husband is the best sounding board when I need someone to listen to my ideas and tells me the truth on whether it’s a good idea or not.
Was writing a book with so many different POV’s difficult? No, not really. It helped to portray some scenes through a different set of eyes so that the emotions and actions were able to catch the reader’s attention more and keep them more engaged with the story.
Before I go I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to A One-click Addict’s Book Blog for letting me stop by and chat today! I hope you all will check out Jessie Lane’s latest release, The Frozen Star, from our YA/NA Paranormal Romance & Fantasy series! Happy Reading!
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