Today I have the great pleasure of being the next stop in Jennifer Estep's blog tour of Kiss of Frost!
I have already read Kiss of Frost (you can check my review here) and let me tell you, it's AWESOME!!!
So, let's start!
Jennifer Estep Bio
(as seen on Jennifer's official site)
Jennifer Estep is a New York Times bestselling author, prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.
Jennifer writes the Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. Books in the series are Spider’s Bite, Web of Lies, Venom, Tangled Threads, and Spider’s Revenge. By a Thread, the sixth book, will hit shelves in March 2012, while Widow’s Web, the seventh book, is set to be released in September 2012.
Jennifer also writes the Mythos Academy young adult urban fantasy series for Kensington.Books in the series are Touch of Frost. First Frost, a prequel e-story to the series, is available as a download. The second book, Kiss of Frost, will hit shelves on Nov. 29, 2011. Dark Frost, the third book, will be published in June 2012.
Jennifer is also the author of the Bigtime paranormal romance series for Berkley.
~How many books are you planning to write in the Mythos Academy universe?
JE: Right now, I’m under contract for six books. Those books will focus on the overall story arc with Gwen and her friends battling the evil god Loki and his Reapers of Chaos.
Dark Frost, the third book in the Mythos Academy series, will be out in June 2012. Crimson Frost, the fourth book, is tentatively set for a January 2013 release.
Folks can visit my website at http://www.jenniferestep.com/ for excerpts and more information about my books. Happy reading!
~How did you decide to choose Nike as the main goddess of your story?
JE: I’ve always loved mythology and all the stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters battling each other and going on these epic quests. But when I started to write my own mythology story, I decided to focus on a goddess that maybe wasn’t as well known, so I went with Nike. Since she isn’t as well-known, I think that gives me a little more freedom to put my own spin on her character and history.
Plus, I just thought Nike would be really cool to write about, especially since she’s the Greek goddess of victory. I thought it would be interesting to pit the goddess of victory against the ultimate evil, which the Norse god Loki in the Mythos Academy books. So far, I’m having a lot of fun writing about Nike, Loki, and everyone else in the books.
~Apart from Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy, do you have any other plans for future books?
JE: I always have ideas for other books. I have more ideas that I could ever find time to write. LOL. Right now, I’m mulling over some ideas for a new adult urban fantasy series.
I also recently e-published A Karma Girl Christmas, which is a new e-story in my Bigtime superhero paranormal romance series. It’s available for 99 cents. I also recently reissued the three books in the Bigtime series – Karma Girl, Hot Mama, and Jinx – as $2.99 e-books. I’m hoping to e-publish some more books and short stories in the Bigtime series in the future.
But right now, I’m pretty busy writing my Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy series, so we’ll see what happens with my other projects.
~Are there any authors that influenced your work?
JE: When I was in high school I discovered epic fantasy books by folks like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Eddings, and Terry Brooks. Those authors and others helped get me interested in reading more and more fantasy books of all kinds. Eventually, I decided to write my own fantasy books with my own characters and magic/world building.
~Which place in the world are you dying to visit?
JE: There are so many places I’d love to visit, including Alaska, Hawaii, London, Italy, Greece … Traveling is definitely something that I want to do more of.
Thank you so much Jennifer for your time here!
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And now,time for the giveaway!
Kiss of Frost Giveaway
Logan Quinn was trying to kill me. My Spartan classmate relentlessly pursued me, swinging his sword at me over and over again, the shining silver blade inching closer to my throat every time. A smile tugged up his lips, and his ice-blue eyes practically glowed with the thrill of battle...
I’m Gwen Frost, a second-year warrior-in-training at Mythos Academy, and I have no idea how I’m going to survive the rest of the semester. One day, I’m getting schooled in swordplay by the guy who broke my heart—the drop-dead gorgeous Logan who slays me every time. Then, an invisible archer in the Library of Antiquities decides to use me for target practice. And now, I find out that someone at the academy is really a Reaper bad guy who wants me dead. I’m afraid if I don’t learn how to live by the sword—with Logan’s help—I just might die by the sword...
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I've been wanting to read these books but I haven't had the chance yet. Enjoyed the interview!ReplyDelete
"Aimee -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview."
Great Interview with the lovely Jennifer Estep! Her books are absolutely amazing!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the interview and giveaway!ReplyDelete
I have read Touch of Frost and really enjoyed the mythology. It is refreshing to see Nike as the main goddess in the series, because usually authors just focus on the main Greek/Roman goddesses. Can't wait to read Kiss of Frost and see more of Gwen and Logan!
"SupaGurlbooks -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books."
I've read and love the first book as well. I've been getting into mythological books lately and this is one of my favorites. Can't wait to read the sequel.ReplyDelete
6 books? Yay! I love longer series, mainly because when I connect with the characters I never want to stop reading about them. Series could go on forever as far as Im concerned :)ReplyDelete
"Amy -- Thanks! Glad you liked TOUCH OF FROST, and I hope you enjoy KISS OF FROST too.
Kristin -- Thanks! Glad you liked TOUCH OF FROST, and I hope you enjoy KISS OF FROST too.
Michelle -- Thanks! I appreciate that. I'm like you -- if I like the characters, I want to read more about them."
Thank you so much for the great interview I love your books and can't wait read Kiss of Frost! Great giveaway thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
"Latishajean -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview."
Being a bit of a mythology nut myself I found the fact that you chose Nike to be a very interesting idea (one that I wholeheartedly approve)! I’m very excited to see where you take Nike and, of course, Gwen in future books.ReplyDelete
She seems really nice! Glad there will be 6 books =) Happy to continue the series! I have been wanting to read Kiss of Frost for a while! Great giveaway!!ReplyDelete
Th book looks absoulety amazing. If I dont win the giveaway I will go and buy a copy. :)ReplyDelete
I'm loving this series. I've been itching to get my hands on the sequel. Love Jennifer's stuff!ReplyDelete
those are some really exciting places to travel! thank you for the contest!ReplyDelete
Awesome interview! I'd want to travel to several of the same places! Thanks for the giveaway! I just bought her first book and the short story, so I'm dying to sink my teeth into them and then get to this novel :)ReplyDelete
I have not read any of the books in this series yet but the interview definitely made me want to give them a try! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway! I have the second installment of the elemental series but I have yet to get the first o.OReplyDelete
I adore the idea for the Mythos Academy and I'm excited to see that she has so many books in store for it!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!ReplyDelete