Elana and I are publishing house sisters, but even if we didn’t have that connection I would love her books. She’s stopped by to talk about her latest book, SURRENDER, which is out now!
1) Tell us something fun about your new book, it can be a character detail, something that inspired the story, or a behind the scenes story from the writing process.
The names in SURRENDER were lifted from another (failed) novel of mine. It was called RED SMOKE, and I just couldn’t get it off the ground. But I loved the names Gunner and Raine, so I implanted them into this new story.
2) What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
I love going to the movies, because my husband always buys me the big tub of buttery popcorn.
3) If you weren’t an author- what job would you choose?
I would love to be a world traveller. Is that a job? Because it should be!
4) Rapid fire round!
Currently Reading: PERCEPTION by Kim Harrington
Sweet or Salty: Both! M&Ms with pretzels is a favorite snack of mine.
Morning or Night person: Night – I love staying up late!
Coffee or Tea: How about hot chocolate?
Favorite Holiday: Independence Day – I love the fireworks and the hot summer days.
Favorite TV Show: Chopped – reality TV with food! Win/win.
Favorite Indulgence: French’s French fried onion straws. I eat them like potato chips. Seriously. Don’t knock it till you try it.
About the book and Elana!
About Elana: Elana’s work including POSSESSION, REGRET, and SURRENDER is available from Simon & Schuster wherever books are sold. She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query, which can be downloaded for free on her website. She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.
About SURRENDER: Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.