Q+A with Jennifer Smith
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Jennifer: I began writing stories at the young age of ten. For many years, I just dabbled in novel writing until I finished my debut novel, Flying Backwards, in 2015.
EJ: What brought you to the fantasy genre?
Jennifer: After writing a contemporary romance, Flying Backwards, I wanted to try writing something different. The Broken Water Series has fantasy, history, evolution theory, adventure and romance. The Rare Pearl: Book One is inspired by a local hotel in New Hampshire. The Wentworth-by-the-Sea hotel is over one-hundred years old and was almost torn down in the 1980s. When I was a kid, and the hotel was going through troubled times, the vacant building gave off a mysterious vibe and I’ve always wanted to write about it. So now it’s tied into the Broken Water series.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Jennifer: Hmm, I’d like to be a Vampire if I could have eternal life with Robert Pattinson (from Twilight). Oh yeah!
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Jennifer: The Forsaken Pearl: Book 2 is an easy read, but has an intertwining plot that is engaging and planned out. The characters have flaws and fears that they must overcome. While the adventure moves the story along, the story has historic tidbits and several mysteries along the way. Adding to the mixture, there is more than one forbidden romance. This series is for a broad audience—there’s something for everyone.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Jennifer: When writing, I build a story board—I’m a visual person. Pinned there now is Robert Pattinson as Kodiak (surprise). For Harmony Parker, Chloe Grace Moretz is who I picture. And for the water god, Suijin, Jason Momoa’s god-like physique fits the bill!
The Forsaken Pearl (Broken Water #2) by Jennifer W. Smith.
Recruited to stabilize the duel realms, Harmony Parker is followed into the human world by her new husband. Kodiak left everything behind to be with his mix-blooded wife. He soon realizes he’s lost a vital part of himself caused by the portal crossing—his ability to remain underwater for an extended period of time. Adjusting to their new life tests their fragile relationship, especially when he is offered work on the Great Lakes expedition, ultimately leaving Harmony alone in the world once again.
In the alternate realm, Finn becomes chieftain. However, his old enemy Gale returns threatening to interfere with the peace between Finn’s tribe on Niagara Falls and the clans on the New England seacoast. Gale schemes to abduct Harmony and force her to help Finn stop another foe—the Water God.
Evolution shifted in the realms over the last century, allowing a new race to emerge. The result has the Water God fascinated with Harmony and her unique abilities. Harmony is propositioned by the god, who she believes drowned her entire family. Harmony must choose her fate or risk losing those she loves most.
Release Date: September 2016
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Thank you, Jennifer, for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Jennifer W. Smith and her books, please visit her website.