Saturday, November 16, 2013

Celebrating Debutantes 2013: Jennifer Anne Davis (Interview + Giveaway)

Let's find out the fun and memorable events of Jennifer Anne Davis, the author of The Voice (YA contemporary that deals with sexual assault), after she's been published and some fun facts about her!

Jennifer Anne Davis

1. What do you feel about the number '13'?

When I was in high school, the first date I had with my now husband, was on Friday the thirteenth! So instead of being freaked out over the number, I love it!!

(Sidenote: sweet! :)

2. What's the best thing that happened after your book was published?

I love receiving reviews or messages from my readers telling me that my book has touched their lives. There’s nothing better than that!

3. How did you celebrate the publishing of your book?

I had a Facebook party the day the book launched. Then I had a party for all of my close friends about a week after the book came out. My husband even had a cake made in the shape of a book with my book’s cover on top! It was the neatest cake ever!!

4. Do you read reviews of your book?

Always. I want to know what my readers think. If they liked the story, I want to know why so I can make sure I keep doing it!! However, if there was a problem or something they didn’t like, I want to know so I don’t make the same mistake twice!

5. What is your best or most unforgettable moment with a fan?

I had a girl come up to me, in tears, saying that my book helped her get through some stuff she was dealing with personally. (My book deals with sexual assault, so hearing that I helped someone is beyond words.)

6. Was there any book/s from other debut author of 2013 that you loved?

In all honesty, there have been several that I’ve enjoyed, but none that I’ve loved. This year, I read Shatter Me and Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (she debuted in 2012), and I fell in love with both books! I also read Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo, but she’s also a 2012 debut author.

(Sidenote: *gasps* I love Shatter Me series! I'm team Warner. And you? :D)

7. Are you interested in writing in a different genre or for a different audience?

No, I love to read YA books, and I intend to continue writing YA books. However, I am in the middle of a three book series that is considered light fantasy—so very different from The Voice. So within YA, you can expect to see a variety of genres from me.

8. Share us one embarrassing moment you've had.

There’s been so many . . . how to choose only one?  I was at the playground with my kids, talking to another mom. I felt something hit my head so I reached up to see. A bird had pooped all over my hair!! It was everywhere. It was so disgusting and I had nothing to clean it up with!!

(Sidenote: Ohmygosh. Now that's embarrassing. And gross. O_O)

9. Favorite color? Blue
Favorite movie? Pride and Prejudice
Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint Chip
Favorite song? Christina Perri, A Thousand Years
(Sidenote: This song gives me goosebumps.)

10. What's next for you?

I have a YA light fantasy book entitled The Key that is coming out November 16, 2013! It is the first book in the True Reign Series.

Here’s what it’s about:

Within these pages lie kingdoms with castles and princes who fall in love with fair maidens, but make no mistake−this is no fairytale.

His father's kingdom is on the brink of upheaval and at the center of it all is an ordinary girl who could be the key to its undoing. When faced with the ultimate choice, will he choose the girl he's falling in love with or the kingdom he has sworn to protect?

An ordinary girl with an extraordinary past. . . . All she wants is to be free. What she doesn't realize is that freedom comes with a price she can't afford to pay. She's forced to accept the proposal of a prince she despises, even though her heart belongs to someone else . . .his brother.

Seventeen-year-old Rema lives in a brutal kingdom where travel between regions is forbidden, people are starving, and looking at someone the wrong way can mean death. Nineteen-year-old Darmik is the king’s son and Commander of the King’s Army. He spends his days roving the island, doing his father’s bidding and trying to maintain control over the people.

When a chance encounter throws Rema and Darmik together, they share an instantaneous connection, but any sort of relationship between them is strictly forbidden. Darmik’s brother, the Crown Prince, notices Darmik’s interest in Rema and, in a calculated, political move, blackmails her. Faced with an impossible choice, Rema is forced to sacrifice her heart in order to save her family.

As Rema is taken to the palace with the Crown Prince, Darmik confronts the growing rumor that a legitimate blood heir to the throne exists and is trying to overthrow Darmik’s family. In Darmik’s quest to hunt down and kill the threat, he discovers that nothing is as it seems. Locked in the king’s castle, Rema finds herself a key player in a massive power struggle. When Darmik shows up, she’s not sure if she can trust him. The line between friends, enemies, and loyalty becomes blurred. As truths are unlocked, Rema understands that she just might be the key to finding the rightful heir and restoring peace to the kingdom…if she can manage to stay alive long enough.


More about Jennifer!

Jennifer graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in English and a teaching credential. Afterwards, she finally married her best friend and high school sweetheart. Jennifer is currently a full-time writer and mother of three young children. Her days are spent living in imaginary worlds and fueling her own kids’ creativity. 

Check out Jennifer's debut novel!

The Voice
by Jennifer Anne Davis

Published January 29th 2013 by Lands Atlantic

Blurb (Goodreads):
During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her.

Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the eighteen-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build.
Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to -- a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes.

Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.

The Escapist

Head over Oops! I Read A Book Again for debut author--Todd Hasak-Lowy!

Yesterday: Katie Cotugno (How to Love) and Scott Blagden (Dear Life, You Suck)
Tomorrow: Elsie Chapman (Dualed) and Laurie Boyle Crompton (Blaze)

Calling YA/NA/MG debut authors of 2014! Want to join us on this fun event? Fill out this form! Don't forget to spread the word with your debuting friends!


- copy of The Voice
- open internationally

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