Jen: Today we welcome Jennah Scott to Romancing the Book as her blog tour makes a stop with us. Jennah, will you share a short bio with us?
Jennah: Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won’t ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.
When she’s not writing you can find her on Twitter, with her family, or buried in a book trying to escape reality for just a minute.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Jennah: The Devil’s Bond is my newest release. It is a story inspired by travel, the West, and Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. While my family and I were traveling through South Dakota we stopped at a bookstore in Wall Drug and I found a book with stories about each of the women in the show. Something about the women in the book made me want to write my own Wild West Woman. Even though Annaliese is from Dallas originally, her heart belongs in Freewill. And so the story was born. Garrett fit seamlessly into my plans, although admittedly, Annaliese was supposed to be a horse lover rather than a painter in the beginning. She had other plans though. Her passion is painting, so that’s what she did. The West spoke to Annaliese. It was so much fun writing her and Garrett’s story. I hope readers enjoy their journey as much as I did.
Forced to take a vacation by her boss, Annaliese Becker follows her muse from Dallas to Freewill, Wyoming. Once in Freewill, she learns the gallery where she worked was shutting down.
Garrett Falcon stops at Devil’s Tower to fulfill a promise to his grandfather. Then he saw Annaliese. He’ll say it was fate that sent him to Freewill the next day. Taking a risk, he falls head over heels for the pretty artist.
She’s on vacation, which means she still has to return Dallas even though her heart seems to have found a new home. Can Garrett convince her they were meant to be together?
Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Jennah: I almost always have a notebook with me. If I don’t have that, then I put a note in my phone and email it to myself. If it weren’t for my cell phone and the notepad function I would have lost quite a few ideas!
Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there one you’ll probably stay away from? Why?
Jennah: I would like to write urban fantasy. I have tried it, and it is fun, but I’d like to really give it an honest go. As far as staying away, I don’t think I’ll ever be tempted to write sci-fi. I don’t care to read it, and I’m not sure I could ever fully develop an idea for the genre. Those who read/write sci-fi have my upmost respect. To be able to suspend belief to the extent necessary for some sci-fi stories impresses me to no end.
Jen: What kind of research did you do for this book?
Jennah: A lot of research I did was while we were on vacation. I spent the day at Devil’s Tower and made sure my husband took a ton of pictures. Decadent Publishing developed the town of Freewill, Wyoming, so I’ve got to say I didn’t have to do much research in that respect. Which made the process a lot easier.
Jen: Who are some of your favorite authors? What are you reading now?
Jennah: Right now I’m reading How to Handle a Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy. I have so many favorite authors it’s hard to pick a few! My favorites include: Amy Gregory, Ann Mayburn, C.H. Admirand, Joanna Wylde, Terry Spear and Lorelei James.
Jen: What’s been the highlight of your career to this point?
Jennah: Receiving emails from readers who have enjoyed reading my books. My goal when I sat down to write my first book was to share my enjoyment of storytelling with others. So to hear that a reader enjoyed the story or characters it’s an awesome moment!
Jen: What’s next for you?
Jennah: My next release is Finding Her Dream. It will be available on March 30th. Finding Her Dream is the second book in the Midwest Kisses series, but can be read as a stand-alone. Set in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri, this is a story of overcoming fears for love. It is an erotic romance with a hot cowboy who likes to take control in the bedroom and a country girl finding her way.
It wasn’t until she watched her best friend find the man of her dreams that RayAnne Hill realizes there’s a part of her missing. She knows the empty space can only be filled by finding her own true love, complete with kids and the white picket fence. Fear of letting someone in stops her cold, and it’s much bigger than just finding Mr. Right.
James Shaw moved away from Kentucky and the family business to chase his own goals, settling in the small town of Kimmswick, Missouri. His business is succeeding, now he’s ready to complete his life with a wife and kids. One night, one look and he’s found her. RayAnne is everything he’s been searching for.
As hard as James has fallen for RayAnne, can he be enough to help her overcome her worst nightmare? Or will he decide he can’t wait forever, and walk away to find happiness?