Thursday, May 17, 2012
Interview w. Jenna- Lynne Duncan author of Hurricane
By Jenna-Lynne Duncan
Genre: A young adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy
Adriana couldn’t decide what was worse—that Hurricane Katrina was heading for New Orleans, or that she might not survive her kidnapping to see its potential effects. She had trusted Hayden, even fallen for him, and now he and his brother Luke were taking her deeper and deeper into the Bayou.
Why had two of her classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers, kidnapped her?
Why had Adriana’s dreams started predicting the future?
Most importantly, would she make it out of the Bayou alive…
AMAZON ~ B&N
Book website: www.Hurricanethebook.com
Divertir Publishing: http://www.divertirpublishing.com/hurricane.html
Also available in select stores and in the UK and AU from Amazon/Borders.
** GIVEAWAY!!!! Jenna is giving away 4 sets of a signed postcard, bookmark and flur de lis tattoo **
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About the Author:
Jenna-Lynne Duncan graduated from the University of St. Thomas with degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Hurricane is her debut novel and she is planning a series. She welcomes those to contact her through her website (http://www.Jenna-Lynne.com).
Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I wish I could pinpoint one precise moment or person that inspired me to become a writer but I can’t. I love to read and have been writing stories since grade school. I still remember the books we made in my 4th grade classroom.
How long did it take you to write Hurricane?
I wrote Hurricane while I was still in school, so I would only write during breaks and during the summer. That translated to about six months, start to finish.
While writing, how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
I have never rewritten entire plots because once the story gets in my head, it’s stuck there. For Hurricane, I wrote the kidnapping scene first. It was just a scene with characters but I knew I could never change it, it had to go in the story and I would make it work.
You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
To the back, that’s usually where they keep the young adult books.
How many books in a month do you tend to read?
I read anywhere from 5-15 books a month, depending on how much writing I’m doing.
In all the books you’ve read, who is your most favorite character and why?
Scheherazade from A Thousand and One Nights. She is the ultimate storyteller.
State 5 random facts about yourself.
* I’m a PADI certified scuba diver.
* I’ve been taught Spanish, Arabic, Somali & Swahili.
* I love to travel.
* My dream guy is my husband.
* If I wasn’t writing, I would want a job as a Foreign Service Officer or in the CIA.
Your favorite genre?
Romance. I’m in love with love. With few exceptions, every book I read has romance in it.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Beg for Mercy. Love recommendations on GoodReads!
Any new projects coming up?
Yes! Book two, the sequel to Hurricane will be coming out this year. I just finished another YA novel, which is yet to be titled. I also have several other YA novels that I plan to pick up after the Hurricane series, as well as other titles to be announced!
Hurricane is a paranormal romance novel for young adults. It is the first book in a brand new YA series. It follows Adriana Alexander, a high school teen whose dreams predict the future. When her dream of two mysterious brothers attending her school comes true, she makes it her goal to figure out the brothers’ secret. What she didn’t predict was that the brothers would kidnap her on the eve of Hurricane Katrina. It has everything from ghosts and voodoo. Expect plenty of forbidden love! A portion from the sale of the novel will go to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
Where you can find author Jenna-Lynne Duncan:
~ Website ~ Book Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Goodreads