Dec 17, 2015

Dishin' It Up with @JenniferLHartz! #WIN her latest book, HUNTER'S FURY!

Jennifer Hartz

If you could choose any song, what would be the first song on the Hunter's Fury soundtrack?
Cool question! I'd have to say Demons by Imagine Dragons. It makes me think of Hunter because no matter how much he cares for Ellie there will always be something dark and sinister on the inside.

"When you feel my heat
Look into my eyes
It's where my demons hide
It's where my demons hide"

Hunter's Fury seems to center around a mythological creature of darkness. Are there elements of Greek myth in this book? What made you choose a fury?
Yes, there are elements of Greek myth; however, we quickly learn that the history of furies dates back much further and that their origins are quite remarkable.

As for why I picked a fury, well, I had a strange dream one night. The opening scene in the prologue of Hunter's Fury was my essentially my dream. I changed it up a little bit, but horrific beasts were flying around, trying to get at me, trying to make me like them. Just like in the novel, a mystery person was protecting me. I don't know if the dream-beasts were actually furies, but that's what I thought they were. Interest officially peaked!

Name a book by another author that describes your personality.
Wow! This is a tough question and my answer is a little comical, but out of all the stories I've read I'd have to say that the character closest to my personality would be Kristy from Ann M. Martin's The Baby-Sitters Club series. My favorite series as a kid! Good pick!

When you're not writing, what do you do for fun?
Ah, the usual. Hanging out with my hubby and son. Tormenting my friends with an endless barrage of sarcastic comments. Snuggling with my fuzzy kitties. Binge watching my favorite shows on Netflix. Reading, of course! I also enjoy trying new recipes. Binge watching shows on Netflix is literally my favorite thing to do in life, lol.

When writer's block hits, what's the first thing you do?
You mean besides curling up into a ball of depression? I actually don't do that. *snicker* Writing for me is a hobby. It would be awesome if it were a full-time thing, but I do it because I enjoy it. When the writer's block takes hold, I just step away from the story for awhile. The desire to write will return and I'll dive right back into it.

Are you a panster or plotter? Tell me the reasons for your choice.
I'm definitely a plotter. I like to have a good map for where I'm going, especially writing a series. It's super fun to leave tidbits of info in book 1 that won't be make sense until book 3 or 4, but when you hit that point it's glorious. All the pieces finally tie together and you get those wonderful "ah ha!" moments.

How do you handle negative reviews?
Thankfully, I haven't had an overwhelming amount of negative reviews. Of course, there have been some. They certainly sting and they can knock me down for a while, but I try to remember that you can't please everybody and I remind myself of the people who really love my writing. Plus, it helps to remember that my favorite authors also have negative reviews… and some people are just flat out negative no matter what you give them! Yes! Everyone gets negative reviews and some people are just all around negative. Great way to look at it.

What's the best compliment you've ever received from a reader?
It was for my first series, The Future Savior Series. The reviewer said, "This is the series I've been waiting my entire life to read." That's a good thing to remind myself of when I get a negative review!

Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

Jennifer Hartz attempted to write her first novel — an epic tale featuring fairies losing their magic wands to evil trolls — when she was six years old. She has been a fan of fantasy and sci-fi ever since. From the land of Mordor to a galaxy far, far away, Jennifer loves it all.

Now the author of 3 different speculative series and 11 novels, Jennifer continues to dive into the realm of the weird. Never one to enjoy a “normal” tale, all of Jennifer’s stories branch off into the crazy, speculative genres – fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal, time-travel, dystopian… all the good stuff.

And don’t forget the heart in Hartz! All of Jennifer Hartz’s tales have touch of romance. From sweet middle school crushes in her Middle Grade novel, The Ghost Runner. To really heart-pounding romance scenes in her recent New Adult adventure Hunter’s Fury. There’s got to be some love in the mix.

Born in Pittsburgh, but currently living in North Carolina with her amazing husband and beautiful son, Jennifer spends her days writing, reading, and dreaming up her next fantasy. Other than reading the Bible, Jennifer loves to read and write Speculative Fiction with romantic story lines and exciting twists… oh, and watch out for those cliffhangers! They’re a Jennifer Hartz tradition.

Publication Date: October 31, 2015
Genre: NA Paranormal Romance

Ellie Burke enjoyed a low-key job and weekend barhopping with her group of early-twenties friends, until the night a Fury killed her best friend and marked her to be turned next. Now the only hope of stopping her transformation into an evil heart-eating beast is to join Fury hunters, Yas and Hunter Payne. One wants to protect her, the other thinks they should kill her before it's too late.

As they travel the country, the brothers tell Ellie how they came to be Fury hunters. Present and past weave together as Ellie learns the truth about Hunter's mysterious ways.

Can Hunter protect Ellie from being turned into a Fury? Can Ellie keep herself from falling for Hunter? Is there a cure to cleanse away the Fury poison within? The answers for the future may be held in the past, back farther than either of them can possibly imagine.

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