Interview with J. Lynn aka Jennifer L. Armentrout!
Today we have the fun and amazing J. Lynn with us! If you don’t know already, J. Lynn is Jennifer L. Armentrout’s other pen name! Please help us welcome J. Lynn to UTC!
J. Lynn has a brand new release called Frigid, a New Adult Contemporary romance. Could you please tell us more about FRIGID?
Frigid is about two best friends, Kyler and Sydney, who get stuck at a ski resort during a snowstorm. After being stuck alone in the cabin for several days, their feelings for each other become hard to deny. Things between the two of them start to really heat up despite the freezing temperatures outside.
What makes this book different from other NA books?
I think that Frigid is a fun, sexy read without a lot of angst. Although Kyler and Sydney have some issues to overcome, I feel it’s a little lighter than some NA books.
I have to mention the gorgeous cover too! I’ve seen some pictures of the behind the scenes action. How do you feel when you see your characters “coming to life” as these models portray your creations?
It’s always fun to see my characters on the covers of my books. Although it’s hard to find models that are exactly how I pictured the characters in my head when I was writing the book, I think that the models on the cover make a great Kyler and Sydney.
You’ve had a lot of success in various genres. So maybe you can offer some advice for aspiring novelists. What are three things that every aspiring author should do? What are three things that aspiring authors should NOT do?
Three things to do:
2. Write what you want
3. Write every day
Three things not to do:
1. Chase a trend
2. Chase a shiny new idea
3. Find excuses not to write
What are some of your must-haves on your desk while writing?
I usually write while I’m sitting on my couch, so I just have my computer propped on my lap. Loki, my dog, is usually curled up beside me while I’m writing.
You have A LOT of upcoming books scheduled. Just looking at your writing schedule makes me impressed. How many hours do you write per day?
It can vary, but I typically write between 8-10 hours a day.
What do you do when you hit a roadblock in a book or in a particular scene?
If I find myself hitting a bit of a roadblock, I just skip around to write a different chapter or scene. Sometimes I write the scenes out of order and then bridge the scenes together.
If you could team up with any other author to work on a project together, who would you love to work with and what fun idea would you like to write about with that person?
I would want to team up with Wendy Higgins to write a book about were-llamas. Who wouldn’t want to read a book about sexy were-llamas kissing?
What is the next book you’ve been dying to read?
I’m excited to read Briar Rose by Jana Oliver.
What is the next book of yours that you will write?
I’m about to start writing the second book in the Dark Elements series. It’s my upcoming YA series with Harlequin Teen about gargoyles.
For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins
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Great interview, I especially enjoyed the author dos and donts