Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sit Down Saturday with Jennifer Snow


                                 Today we’re celebrating the release of What A Girl Wants




So, Jennifer, where did you get the idea for this novel?
What A Girl Wants is book two in my Brookhollow series and when I created the character of Bailey in book one as the mechanic in town and one of the boys, I knew she should have her own story. Finding a hero that could challenge her strength and independence was a challenge lol, but along came hot, firefighter Ethan Bishop...A friends to lovers plot has always been one of my favorites to read, so writing it was fun.


How long did it take you to write?
This book took about three months. The Brookhollow setting and secondary characters that we met and fell in love with in book one made the writing just flow, telling this story. The characters really do make their own path through the stories, I'm just the transcriber lol.

What is your favorite scene?
My favorite scene is when Ethan poses as the attacker at the self-defense class that Bailey teaches at her brother's MMA club.

Who was your favorite character and why?
I love my hero, but Bailey really stole the scene on the pages of this one-she's so fun and strong...watching her rebuild when things fall apart was inspiring.


Tell us one thing you learned during research.
I was fortunate enough to have the help of two firefighters for my research. I got a tour of a firehall and a very detailed list of their equipment and protocols...and one even walked me through how they would deal with different fire situations. They were so helpful and informative and, okay, I'll say it cause I know you're all wondering-handsome:)

That's it for me:) Thanks!

17 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome book. I especially like the cover as it reminds me of a beginning to a favorite country music video.

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    1. Thanks Pam! The cover is definitely my favorite cover so far for my books to date:)

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  2. I had the good fortune to read the self-defense class excerpt on your author chat at the Harlequin Heartwarming Goodreads page and I can see why it's a favorite. It was such a great interaction between hero and heroine- cute and romantic!

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    1. Thanks to you, it was a great turnout Karen!! Xo

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  3. That's so fantastic that you got to tour the firehall for your research! Like Karen said, your excerpt and turnout at your Goodreads chat was awesome! Congrats!

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    1. It was so great Rula! For book three, I got to visit an adoption clinic (so emotional! but wonderful experience) and book four, I got to tour a recording studio and talk with a real country star:):) Seriously, love this job!!

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  4. Jen - Sorry I'm so late! Had my computer cleaned days ago and am still trying to fix all the connections that didn't survive the purge of junk. Anyway - I love the cover, too! It reminds me of the next to the last scene in Hope Floats, which I adore. I think being gorgeous must be a requirement of a firefighter - or we see them that way because what they do is so heroic. And a grease-monkey heroine just sounds like fun. Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Muriel!! Glad you stopped by:) I love that movie too...it's funny because Harry Connick Jr. was my visual for Logan in book three-Falling For Leigh out in Sept:) I love him! I agree-I've never met a firefighter that wasn't adorable:)

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    2. Yes, I love Harry Connick, Jr., too. That scene on the dance floor in Hope Floats is so great!

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  5. Can't wait to read this one, Jen! I look forward to reading more from the Brookhollow crew. I love that you had some cute firemen help you out with your research. That's the way to do it!!

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yeah, a lot of my girlfriends offered to tag along to help LOL. So did my husband :)

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  6. Jennifer, it sounds like you are having fun researching and writing your series. i think I know what you mean about being the transcriber. It's fun to just let them be themselves and go their own ways.

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  7. Hi Linda! Definitely a lot of fun doing the research. I'm starting to think it's the reason I write-just to learn more about some cool stuff I know nothing about LOL

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  8. Jen, Looking forward to reading your new book. Love action heroes.

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    1. Thanks Roz! I think the heroine is more the action star in this one though lol:)

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  9. I can't wait to read this. I still have your first book to read.

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  10. I love the premise of the tomboy. It's on my tbr pile!

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