Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crossroads Blog Tour Day 16: Jordan Deen


It's the last day The Crossroads Blog Tour! If you're not familiar with how the tour works, you can check out my kick off post here, and then be sure to visit The Crossroads Tour main page for a full list of participating authors and bloggers as well as details on prizes, giveaways, and collecting the mystery clues. Don't forget to check the bottom of the post for all the information on the giveaway I'm hosting! The other bloggers on this tour will be hosting giveaways as well, so be sure to stop by their sites too. This tour has been a blast, a huge thank you to all the authors for participating and for all the fantastic people that stopped by to comment!

Today I'm excited to welcome Jordan Deen to the blog to answer a few questions so we can get to know her a little better!




When do most of your good ideas hit you? Are you a dreamer, or do they come in the middle of the day?

Hi Jenny! Thank you so much for hosting the authors of the Crossroads Tour!
I get ideas anywhere and anytime. I carry notebooks with me everywhere. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that I now have a mini laptop I carry with me and I’ve started writing everywhere I go.

What is your favorite aspect of the werewolf genre?

It’s not necessarily the werewolf genre I’m obsessed with- it’s more the “shifter” type of genre that I love. I love being able to write these unstoppable creatures that can go anywhere and do anything. It’s amazing.

Do you have a favorite scene in The Crescent, one that was particularly fun to write or one that you are most proud of?

The best scene for me personally, is the scene that Lacey leaves Alex half dressed and stumbles home drunk. She ends up falling over Grant, her oversized dog, on the sidewalk. I laughed my way through the whole scene. It was an awesome experience.

Can you give us one fun fact about you personally or about your approach to writing?


I seriously have conversations with my characters:) Yes, I know. But I do. I listen to them and let them play out their feelings in my head. There isn’t a moment in the day (while I’m working on a book) that I don’t have conversations, emotions, feelings, and situations going on in my head with my characters. It helps me connect with them and perfect their unique voices.

If writing about wolves were banned as subject matter, what would you choose to write about next?

Oooh, that’s terrible. Who in the heck would ban werewolves? Vampires? :) That would be really hard. I’ve wanted to write an angel novel for awhile, but there are so many great ones on the market right now, I’m not sure I could compete with them right now!

Thanks so much to Jordan for stopping by and answering all my questions! The second book in The Crescent trilogy, Half Moon, releases January 13, 2011 so be sure and add it to your to-be-read list! For more information on Jordan and her books, you can find her here:

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THE CRESCENT (from Goodreads)

Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator. Lacey is so focused on her future that everyday life has passed her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, Lacey is almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused. Lacey's fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she's ever know.

GIVEAWAY TIME!




To conclude this fabulous tour, I have some really fun books and swag to give away. Signed copies of both The Ghost and the Goth by Stacey Kade, and Freaksville by Kitty Keswick are up for grabs along with signed bookmarks, magnets and postcards from some of the authors on the tour. I also have a few pieces of jewelry and all sorts of other fun stuff. For this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment and fill out the form with your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. The contest will run through Friday, November 5th and then the winner will be announced on the blog. Good luck everyone!

CROSSROADS TOUR GIVEAWAY FORM

20 comments:

  1. I have noticed that good ideas pop up out of nowhere so its smart to carry a laptop or a piece of paper with you wherever you go!!
    Great Interview!!

    kristen_babygurl@hotmail.com

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  2. Had a great time during this tour reading all the interviews! It has been a blast! Happy Halloween!!

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  3. Great interview. I like your questions - especially the first one. I may use that one for interviews if you don't mind. And Crescent sounds very interesting. I haven't heard of it before.

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  4. Great interview! I used to always have a notebook and pen with me so I can easily write when an idea hits me, but I find it easier to just type away in my laptop. I almost always have it with me now:)

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  5. You did ask some good questions there. I am also the kind who need to jot down stuffs before gather everything up and type everything as a whole. It does help me organize and make things "connected".

    Shy
    shy8629(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I've enjoyed reading the different author interviews and their take on the writing process, stories, etc. I liked that you asked what Deen's favorite scene to write was, it also makes a great teaser for the book.

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  7. Kristen - I need to carry a notebook around for my reviews, that way I might remember some of the good things I have to say about a book:)

    Kelsey - So glad you enjoyed the tour!

    Alison - Of course, pilfer away:)

    Kai - Thanks!

    Shy - Thank you, I need to take notes as well to keep my thoughts coherent, I tend to go off on tangents sometimes.

    Jennifer - Thanks, so glad you had fun reading the interviews!

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  8. You always ask such great questions - I have really enjoyed reading the interviews and loved the authors and their responses as well. The Crescent has been on my TBR pile for a while now so I'm hoping to get a copy of that very soon.

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  9. These interviews have been so so good, Jenny! I can't imagine how much time and energy you put into the questions...well done! This was so fun! :)

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  10. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  11. What a talent to perfect conversations, emotions, situations, etc. all in your head when developing your characters! I am so with the author's take on "shifters" - they're fascinating and fun creatures!

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  12. Thanks for this event, I got to discover many authors I haven't herad of before and my TBR list got bigger..again.. :-)

    Thank you for the great giveaway, I'm really curious about the Ghost and the Goth, looks like a fun light read :-D

    ps: and shifters are my favourite too! ;-)

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  13. I've cried at some scenes I've written, but so far I haven't kept them. I always think I'm the only one that would cry. I don't know if it's because I'm so connected to the characters or I can just call up the emotions so easily.

    I can't wait to read The Crescent. It will be on my order list soon if I don't win it!

    Thanks to all the authors and hosts and to Judith. The tour was so much fun and I enjoyed getting to know the authors so well.

    Heather Rosdol

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  14. Great interview! Happy Halloween!

    arallison at gmail dot com

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  15. i really need to stop reading this interviews my to-buy list has grown at least twice in size...

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  16. Its been a great tour. Found a lot of great new books to read.

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  17. Thanks for stopping by! In place of notebooks/mini laptops, I use my iphone to write any notes I need to have down. :D I also love shifters in books but in particular, my favorites are werewolves.

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  18. Great tour, I enjoyed reading all the interviews.

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  19. Great interview :)
    I really wanna read Cresent now...mostly to read the scene about her tripping over her dog drunk :P lol
    Thanks for sharing :D

    ♪♫ Ambur
    Burning.x.Impossibly.x.Bright

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  20. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway.

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