This week I am thrilled to shine the spotlight on Carly Jordynn, author of several books, including Forest of the Mist: Travelers. When not writing novels, Carly pens lyrics for a Christian band, and spends her time with family, photography and traveling. Carly is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
KH: Welcome, Carly Jordynn, to my blog!
CJ: Thank you for having me, Kim.
KH: What is the heat level and genre of your latest book, Forest of the Mist: Travelers?
CJ: It is sensual, a 3 on a scale 1-5. It is a young adult, time-travel romance.
KH: Briefly explain the inspiration behind your novel.
CJ: I was trying to come up with a new series. I wanted something unique. Luckily for me, I had the flu and was on some serious medication, because the idea for the Forest of the Mist series came to me.
KH: In this case, being sick was actually a good thing then! Switching gears here, what do you think readers will love most about your hero/heroine?
CJ: I think all young women can relate to Lily. How many times have you been torn between feelings for two boys? Lily has that issue. She has to choose not only between Alex and Connor, but if she wants to remain in the alternate realm or try to go back to reality.
KH: I think many young women would agree with that. Do you have a favorite moment from your book that you would like to share?
CJ: I really enjoyed writing the scenes between Colin and Lily. They are complete opposites. Throughout the book, we see their hatred grow into a wary alliance, to friendship, to the closest of friends, and then in-laws. Their humor was a lot of fun to write.
KH: A lot of great romances of historical and famous couples began in a similar fashion. Disdainful, almost raw dislike that evolves over time into tentative attraction that becomes full-blown love. What words would best describe your book?
KH: Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?
CJ: On May 9th, I will be over at Coffee Time Romance for Show it Off Saturday. This summer, I will be in New York at the RWA National Conference.
KH: That’s great! Readers can perhaps connect with you in New York if they are also attending the conference. Where can readers reach you on social media?
CJ: I have several social media platforms where I can be reached: http://www.carlyjordynn.com/ http://www.facebook.com/carlyjordynn777 http://www.twitter.com/CarlyJordynn http://carlyjordynn.blogspot.com/ http://www.pinterest.com/CarlyJordynn
Carly Jordynn Author Bio
It was a dark and stormy night. The wind blew the small car all over the road as the young couple rushed to the hospital. Twelve hours later, Carly Jordynn was born. Life has been a rollercoaster ever since. Carly Jordynn is a writer from Northern Kentucky who loves to weave tales of fantasy, paranormal, and romance. When she isn’t writing a book, she writes lyrics for the Christian band, Phil Parks and One Step Closer. Carly loves to travel. You can find her at various conferences and other author events throughout the year. Her hobbies include: travel, photography, reading, party-planning, dinner with friends, and hanging out with her family. Carly is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. KH: Where can readers purchase your book? Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Forest-Mist-Travelers-Carly-Jordynn-ebook/dp/B00ND8C3RE/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427941016&sr=1-3&keywords=carly+jordynn