Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Devil’s Bond by Jennah Scott ~ Bridging the Gap Promotions Book Tour ~ Giveaway

The Devil’s Bond
by Jennah Scott

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Interview:

Crystal: Today as part of this Bridging the Gap Promotions Book tour I have the opportunity to ask Jennah Scott a few questions. Welcome Jennah, I'm very happy to have you here today. Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Jennah: I live in Missouri, with my other half and 8-year-old hellion (she’s the love of my life, but certainly keeps me on my toes. We’ve also got a 12-year-old cat and 3-year-old dog running around the house. 
I have been and will always be a Texan. I love cowboys and bad boys. Hockey and rodeo are my favorite sports. Love chocolate and mixed drinks. Please don’t ask me about wine because I’m clueless.  J I’m addicted to tattoos. If asked Coke or Pepsi my answer is Dr. Pepper.  I’m still new to the writing world as this is only my second year with published books. 

Crystal:  Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Jennah: My favorite scene is actually the opening of the story when Annaliese is imagining the girls on top of Devil’s Tower and taking in her surroundings. 

Annaliese studied Devil’s Tower, awed at the blend of reds and oranges painting the background. She’d read the story of how the rock had formed once more. Images of the Native American legend played out in her mind.
The girls crouched on top of the tower, a bear climbing toward them. Their eyes clenched shut, bodies folded in tight, fear fixed on their faces as they mouthed unheard words. She imagined they prayed for their god to protect them from the animal determined to take their lives.
Annaliese shivered as the wind broke through the wall of trees around her. She pulled her jacket tight and huddled in on herself, not ready to leave yet, despite the falling temperatures as night closed in. She had an idea for a mix of watercolor, oil, and charcoal pictures of a few of the country’s most popular monuments.
Devil’s Tower marked the last stop of the trip from Dallas to Freewill, Wyoming. A friend had told her the Buffalo Bill Two Art Gallery in town held some beautiful works of art. With her new collection in mind, and muse ready to work, she had climbed behind the wheel of her rental car and set out.
Tomorrow, she’d get back on the road for the final six hours of her journey. Until then, Annaliese planned to finish her current sketch and take as many pictures as she could. The colors, shadows, and rock formations were forever etched in her memory, but, later, when she started painting, the photographs would give her a tangible reference as she transferred her recollections of the amazing sights to canvas.
Her sketchbook sat to her left. The trees rustled. Chipmunks and squirrels hopped from tree to tree, chattering to the other wildlife. Off in the distance twigs snapped, from humans or wild animals, she couldn’t determine.
The clean scent of pine and sage from the prayer ties attached to the trees surrounded her. She added pieces of cloth to her mental checklist of details to include. These prayers represented the people of the area. The sacredness of the tower.
Over the years, she’d learned remembered sounds and fragrances added depth to her paintings.

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your The Devil’s Bond?

Jennah:  The Devil’s Bond 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.

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Jennah: I’m working on a few things right now. One is a story for an anthology around dreams and nightmares. I’m really stretching outside of my comfort zone with this one and can’t wait to see what readers have to say. I’m also working on a m/m Western that I hope will be included in Decadent Publishing’s fairytale line. 

Crystal:  Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing? 

Jennah: Nope. I’m pretty boring when it comes to routines. Sometimes I listen to music, sometimes I don’t. It really depends on my mood of the day. I will say, when I’m writing sexy scenes I tend not to listen to music. Also, the genre of music I’m listening to changes with each story. One writing habit I have is that I don’t watch TV. I can’t focus at all if it’s on. 

Crystal:  Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?

Jennah: Not really. 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. So far, the research I’ve had to do is minimal. I try to use places and occupations that I’m already familiar with. Although, that’s changing slowly. 
I’m working on an anthology and soon a short story that both have strong BDSM elements, and one is set in Fiji. Both of those will take a bit of research. I’m still trying to convince my other half that we need to take a vacation to Fiji—in the name of research of course. 

Crystal:  Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?

Jennah: 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.

Crystal:  Is there any genre you haven't written that you would like to try?

Jennah: I would love to try my hand at writing suspense. However, I’m not sure I ever will. It takes a crafty person to be able to come up with all of the twists and turns to successfully write suspense. :)


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Blurb: 

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?

Contemporary Western Romance
Western Escape Series 
Decadent Publishing
@78 pages

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Buy Links:  

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKW3PYS/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00IKW3PYS&link_code=as3&tag=revibycrys-20

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-devils-bond-jennah-scott/1118732114?ean=2940148330066

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Excerpt:

Enjoy the following excerpt for The Devil’s Bond:
The clean scent of pine and sage from the prayer ties attached to the trees surrounded her. She added pieces of cloth to her mental checklist of details to include. These prayers represented the people of the area. The sacredness of the tower.
Over the years, she’d learned remembered sounds and fragrances added depth to her paintings.

“Excuse me, ma’am.” She turned around and found a park ranger behind her, his arms folded across his chest. The gold badge on his left pocket stood out against the green of his shirt.

“Yes, sir?”

“I’m sorry, but the park closes at sunset. I’m going to have to ask you to make your way down the trail.”

“No problem. I’ll just gather my things and head back. It’s so peaceful out here, I’d like to say I lost track of time. But that’s not true. The sunset was too hard to resist. I’m sure you understand.” She picked up her sketchbook, charcoals, and pencils then placed them in their respective spots in her bag. The sketch she’d started wasn’t complete, but she had enough to continue it once she’d settled into the hotel for the night.

The ranger offered a polite smile and held his hand out to help her stand. “I do, ma’am. It’s very peaceful out here. I’ve spent many nights under the stars, escaping the hustle and bustle of life.”

Oh, to see the night sky unhindered by city lights and sounds. “I can imagine. Have a nice evening.”

As Annaliese moved away from the ranger, she caught sight of another man a few feet off and to the left. The trees kept him hidden from her direct line of sight. Long, shiny, black-as-midnight hair fell down his back. From where she stood, only his profile was visible. He had skin the color of hot cocoa; sharp lines from his cheek and jawbone framed his face. He reached overhead and tied a purple swath of cloth to the tree. His lips moved, and she wondered what he was saying.
He tilted his head back and, for a split second, their gazes locked. She jumped, startled at the intense connection snapping between. A desire to remember his features, paint him, enveloped her artist’s senses.

A gruff sound from the ranger pulled her from her desires and daydreams. It was time to go. Freewill, Wyoming awaited her arrival.


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Author Bio:




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.

Contact links:
Website: www.jennahscott.com
Twitter: @jennah_scott
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjennahscott
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/jennahscott

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6 comments:

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    1. You are very welcome, it has been my pleasure :)

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  2. I love your cover. The book sounds great. Glad you stopped by this site, I find a lot of great books here---Rae (ws chat)

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    1. Thank you! This is one of my favorite covers.

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  3. Nice interview, and yes, that is a striking opening scene. Thanks for sharing.

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