Thursday, April 3, 2014

Jessie Lane's THE BURNING STAR (Interview/Giveaway)

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)!

The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
Re-Release Date: March 23, 2014
Original Publication: May 23, 2012
Links: Website | Goodreads | Amazon Author Page
Hosted by: Author's Taproom
*This book is a re-release and revision from the original book. Please be aware that some things have been added, deleted or changed.*

Kay’s journey of a lifetime started in the woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina. It was there that the 17 year old met a beautiful man along with a monster. The chance encounter led her to an unbelievable world that shouldn’t exist; a place where myths and fairy tales were real, and in some cases, deadly. Kay knew she would have to brave this new world if she hoped to find a cure for her terminal cancer.
With a strange yet beautiful cast of characters that she would meet along the way, Kay uncovered truths that would change her life forever. However, before it was all over, it would become clear that Kay wasn’t the only one with problems.
Yet another 17 year old young woman was fighting for her freedom and her life.Kira had lived in a magical world that Kay had only dreamt of. Despite this, her life had not been filled with many good things. As a matter of fact, she considered her empty, emotional solitude the only positive aspect of her life. She fought daily battles to escape abuse and torture.
Trained to be an expert assassin, she was charged with kidnapping Kay and delivering her to Kira’s master, Lord Donovan.
As the two young women set forth in their journeys, their paths would cross in unimaginable ways. The only question that would remain was who would come out alive and whole in the end?

WARNING: This is a upper ya/young adult/new adult fictional story that includes some explicit language, graphic violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages sixteen and up.

Crystal and Melissa often live half their lives with their heads in the clouds dreaming of alpha military hunks, werewolves and kick ass heroines crazy enough to chase after creatures that they unquestionably should know better than to chase.
Their first YA novel, The Burning Star, was released in May 2012. Big Bad Bite is their second novel, but their first adult paranormal romance. They are now working on their next two novels, Walk On The Striped Side and Secret Maneuvers. With these projects underway, they are looking forward to showing the rest of the world their crazy stories, heroes and heroines that often plague their minds until written, and hope you will join them on their journey!

Blog Tour Giveaway: (USA Only Giveaway due to shipping!)
  1. 1 Signed Paperback of The Burning Star by Jessie Lane
  2. 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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Tour Schedule:
April 1:
Rather barefoot than bookless - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 2:

April 3:
Reading Between the Wines - Author Interview

April 4:
Turn the Page – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 6:
I Read Indie - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 7:
Reading in Pajamas – Character Interview
Renee Entress's Blog - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 8:
Little Read Riding Hood – Author Guest Post

April 9:
Belle's Book Bag – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 10: 
Fictional Candy – Playlist

April 11: 
The Romanceaholic – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 12:
Rustys Reading – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 13:
Paulette's Papers - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 14:
Wicked Readings by Tawania – Spotlight w/Excerpt
We Stole Your Book Boyfriend - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 15:
RhiReading – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 16: 

April 17:
The Book Harlots - – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 18:
Kats Read – Author Guest Post
Confessions of 2 Book Lovers - Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 19:
Romancebookworm's Reviews – Spotlight w/Excerpt

April 20:

April 21:
A Novel Review - Dreamcast

April 22:
random jendsmit – Spotlight w/Excerpt
Twinsie Talk Book Reviews - Spotlight w/Excerpt

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