Winter is finally wrapping up and you may feel a little drab. Need a lift, a make-over perhaps? If you can’t get yourself beautified instantly then check out this author that recently gave a book a make-over; welcome Jessie Lane!
Jessie: Hi Lexi! Hi everybody! I’m so happy to be here today, so thanks for having me.
Lexi: I love the new cover for The Burning Star! Both the cover and title seem to match the story inside; a young woman who may have magical and royal heritage faces a new world. Did the revamped cover come out the way you hoped?
Jessie: It did. I was very pleased with the new cover. To me it still held all of the magical proponents from the first cover in her make-up, hair and expression, but it also was different enough to distinguish from the original cover. I also love how the Star Series covers portray that sense of power, mystery and the promise of a journey with Kay on the first cover and Kira on the second cover.
Lexi: What was it like to work on a previous book? Was there a sense of a second chance, things you had wanted to change before that you could finally play around with?
Jessie: Confession time: I have ADD. So… working on stuff I’ve already gone over a bunch of times is very hard for me. I get distracted easil- OOOOOOO… SHINY! Anyways, thankfully I had not one, but two wonderful editors and my partner in crime (Melissa) to work on this story. Without them, I’m not sure the re-vamp of The Burning Star would have happened.
Lexi: Everyone loves a second chance romance, and maybe this is a little bit like that. You love it, you work for it and then kiss it goodbye. Only it came back and you were able to pour new energy into it, revive it. Like one of your main characters, Kay. She has a second chance at life if she can brave this new world and find a cure for her cancer. Did you sense a parallel when working on The Burning Star?
Jessie: How insightful you are Lexi! YES, the re-edits of this book did feel a bit like a second chance. I loved writing Kay and Kira’s story of survival and the differences of their circumstances. Throw in a couple of hot guys for the two girls and I couldn’t wait to see what Melissa did with The Frozen Star. Which will be headed to the editors in the next few days.
Lexi: However you managed it, The Burning Star is full of magical creatures and suspense. You weave Kay and Kira’s stories together and use their first time experiences to take the reader along for the ride. Now that The Burning Star has been spruced up do you feel it is a stronger introduction to your Star series and able to lead us in the direction you want to go?
Jessie: I do feel this is a stronger lead in to the series because the reader won’t be distracted by those pesky grammatical mistakes this time around. It will enable them to enjoy the story and where it leads them. Which is through a unique Fae world hidden in plain sight of the human world with some snarly werewolves thrown in too. Who doesn’t love the Fae with their twisted sense of moral code and magical powers and hot furry dudes who turn into wolves?
Lexi: The Burning Star is a great combination of fantasy, paranormal, an YA/NA romance. I am excited that you were able to have the chance to rework it! Thanks for stopping by!
Jessie: Thanks for having us Lexi! We hope everyone will be on the lookout for The Frozen Star when it releases (hopefully next month)!
Blog Tour Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)
- 1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
- 17 Signed Paperbacks:
- Shelly Crane: Significance, Accordance, Defiance, Reverence, Independence
- Helen Boswell: Mythology, Mythology Wicked
- Quinn Loftis: Elfin, Prince of Wolves
- Heather Hildenbrand: Dirty Blood, Cold Blood
- Alivia Anders: Illumine
- Carrie Butler: Strength, Courage
- Alyssa Rose Ivy: Flight
- Erica Stevens: Kindred, Ashes
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