Jenny Elliott is a lifelong resident of Washington State and lives in Spokane with her husband and four kids. Writng fiction is her favorite method for avoiding insanity. Other avoidance techniques include reading, playing Scrabble, and browsing social media sites. Save Me is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter at @jennykelliott.
Jenny Elliott is one of the sweetest ladies we've spoken to in awhile, and we were soooo excited to let you all know about her and her book this month!
First, our interview with Jenny!
First, our interview with Jenny!
What was your inspiration for Save Me?
I got the inspiration for Save Me when I worked at a book fair and the teens were crazy for The Twilight Saga. I read the books and loved them. But I started thinking about how I'd rather read about a forbidden romance that could happen in real life, something spooky, with somewhat realistic thrills. Also a positive message, at least for me. And so began the story...
Why do you think readers will enjoy Save Me? What makes it special?
I hope readers will love Save Me for the unique mash up I tried to make it, and for being a contemporary romance with strong supernatural elements. I think of it as Slammed meets The Exorcist, meets Touched By An Angel.
How does it feel to be a new author? What's scary about it? What's great?
Being a new author is surreal. I think I'm still in shock. The greatest part is sharing Save Me with people who love it. The not-so-great part is dealing with criticism from people who don't love it. Still, I achieved a tremendous goal. I try to focus on that.
What do you think of the relationship between the blogging community and new authors?
I think the relationship between the blogging community and authors is priceless. Once upon a time, readers wouldn't have the voices they do now. Swoon Reads focuses on that, and what a great idea. We are all in this together!
What has been your best experience as a new author so far?
My best experience as a new author has definitely been all the wonderful people I've met. I'm building lifelong relationships I might not have been able to otherwise.
Do you plan on writing a sequel to Save Me, or any other books in the future?
I wrote Save Me as a stand alone novel, but I have brainstormed about a sequel, so there very well might be one. I'm currently working on another stand alone: a Hollywood based YA romantic thriller that centers around astral projection. Stay tuned!
Summary: Something strange is going on in the tiny coastal town of Liberty, Oregon. Cara has never seen a whale swim close enough for her to touch it—let alone knock her into the freezing water. Fortunately, cute newcomer David is there to save her, and the rescue leads to a bond deeper than Cara ever imagined. But then she learns something about David that changes everything, and Cara is devastated. She turns to her best friend for support, but Rachel has changed. She’s suddenly into witchcraft, and is becomingn dangerously obsessed with her new boyfriend…. Cara has lost her best friend, discovered that her soul mate is off limits, and has attracted the attention of a stalker. But she’s not completely alone. Her mysterious, gorgeous new friend Garren is there to support her. But is Garren possibly too perfect?
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