Embers in the Sea by Jennifer M. Eaton (Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway)


I'm happy to be welcoming the author Jennifer M. Eaton to my blog
today for an interview so check that, the book, and giveaway out below...

Embers in the Sea
(Fire in the Woods #3)
by Jennifer M. Eaton
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
January 31st 2017 by Month9Books

Summary

Alien scientist David has dealt with disappointment his entire life, but failing to breathe life into the planet Mars is his greatest regret. Out of options and in need of a new home for their people, the alien Caretakers rekindle their plan to inhabit Earth. First they will have to eliminate the human race, including Jess, the only human David holds dear.

Humanity has one final chance at survival. David needs to emulate Earth’s precipitation on Mars. But the catalyst to make it rain lies in the fathomless depths of Earth’s ocean.

The clock is ticking down to humanity’s last hours as Jess and David face a world more alien than either of them can imagine. The sea hides secrets, but some secrets don’t want to be found.

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Author Interview

Welcome to my blog today, Jennifer! For readers not familiar with the series, what would you tell them?

Buckle yourself in and hold on for a heart-pumping high-speed ride!

Fire in the Woods was a blast to write, and from the feedback, it’s just as much fun to read. It’s about aliens and explosions and running for your life and cute boys and romance and beating the odds when the whole world is stacked against you.

This third book switches focus a little from the first two books. Did you find it challenging to add in a new setting and challenges?

Holy cow, yes! I didn’t realize how hard it would be until I started writing it. Being underwater is a lot like being in space, so I had to make sure it was fresh and not a repeat of Ashes in the Sky. At the same time, being underwater is NOTHING like being in space. Water has its very own challenges to contend with that really tied my hands with what could happen in the setting.

To make myself clear: you will probably never see another Jennifer M. Eaton novel where a character has to go more than ankle deep into the water. Really. I’m serious.

Did you find any interesting facts about oceanography while researching this book?

Yes, tons! Everything you see once Jess and David hit the water has a basis in scientific fact. I don’t want to go into it all too much because it will ruin some surprises.

I did enhance reality in a few places on the way down to add to excitement (I made things bigger than they are in reality) Once they hit the bottom, creative license took over. Then you are in the land of “what if” and I let my imagination run wild.

The one thing that surprised me was to find out that someone had gone to the same place that Jess and David travel to in the book. To counteract that, I found a way for our favorite couple to go even deeper. It’s a fun ride I hope everyone will enjoy.

What has been your favorite part of writing this series?

I love digging into Jess and David’s cultural differences. In book one they kept misunderstanding each other and it was a riot to write. But there is still a lot that they don’t know about each other.

I find the discovery of people’s differences, and how you can overcome those differences with a little time and understanding, fascinating. In this crazy world, I think many could learn from Jess and David’s example.

Would you ever want to fall in love with an alien and why or why not?

Ooooo tricky question. I’m not sure, because I think what Jess and David are going through is very real. It’s not fun for either of them, but they are drawn to together time and time again. I think in another time, if Earth’s culture grows to the point of embracing differences instead of shunning them, then a relationship with a guy from another planet could be really exciting.

What are you working on next?

I have two things coming up soon. I currently have an adult science fiction thriller out shopping for a publisher. It’s about a detective on a serial killer case who meets a girl who has an alien living inside her. It’s a murder-mystery at heart, with all the intensity of a Fire in the Woods novel, but with adult characters. I’m really excited about it.

I am also very close to completing a YA contemporary science fiction about a girl who builds a robot with her father. I’ll release more info on that closer to the book’s release. I think the concept is really going to grab readers and leave them looking at the sky for days.

Thanks so much for having me, and I hope everyone enjoys EMBERS IN THE SEA! Alien kisses for everybody!

Thanks so much for answering my questions and I'm looking forward to your upcoming release and hope you find a publisher soon for the murder-mystery!

Other Books in the Series

Fire in the Woods
(Fire in the Woods #1)
by Jennifer M. Eaton
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 331 Pages
September 23rd 2014 by Month9Books

Summary

When a plane crashes in the woods near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls out of the sky—literally. But David’s not here to find a girlfriend. He’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him get back to his ship, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.

But her father runs their house like an army barracks, and with an alien on the loose, Major Dad isn’t too keen on the idea of Jess going anywhere. Ever. So how the heck is she supposed to help the sweetest, strangest, and cutest guy she’s ever met?

Hiding him in her room probably isn’t the best idea. Especially since her Dad is in charge of the squadron searching for David. That doesn’t mean she won’t do it. It just means she can’t get caught.

Helping David get home while protecting her heart—that’s gonna be the hard part. After all, she can’t really fall for a guy who’s not exactly from here.

As they race through the woods with Major Dad and most of the U.S. military one breath behind them, Jess and David grow closer than either of them anticipated. But all is not what it seems. David has a genocide-sized secret, and one betrayal later, they are both in handcuffs as alien warships are positioning themselves around the globe. Time is ticking down to Armageddon, and Jess must think fast if she’s to save the boy she cares about without sacrificing Earth—and everyone on it.

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Ashes in the Sky
(Fire in the Woods #2)
by Jennifer M. Eaton
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 331 Pages
March 15th 2016 by Month9Books

Summary

After inadvertently saving the world, eighteen-year-old Jessica Martinez is ready to put adventure behind her and settle back into the familiar routine of high school.

Though when she’s offered an opportunity to photograph the inside of an alien space ship, Jess jumps at the chance. After all, she’d be crazy to turn something like that down, right?

Spending time with David on the ship has definite advantages and the two seem to pick up right where they left off. But when Jess discovers a plot to sabotage David’s efforts to establish a new home for his people on another planet, neither David’s advanced tech nor Jess’s smarts will be able to save them.

ASHES IN THE SKY is an action-packed, romantic Sci Fi adventure that will leave readers screaming for more.
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About the Author


Jennifer M. Eaton hails from the eastern shore of the North American Continent on planet Earth. Yes, regrettably, she is human, but please don’t hold that against her. While not traipsing through the galaxy looking for specimens for her space moth collection, she lives with her wonderfully supportive husband and three energetic offspring. (And a poodle who runs the spaceport when she’s not around.)

During infrequent excursions to her home planet of Earth, Jennifer enjoys long hikes in the woods, bicycling, swimming, snorkeling, and snuggling up by the fire with a great book; but great adventures are always a short shuttle ride away.

Who knows where we’ll end up next?


Tour Schedule

Week One:

1/30/2017- Sharon Lee Hughson, AuthorExcerpt
1/30/2017- Dani Reviews ThingsReview

1/31/2017- Hidden Worlds BooksGuest Post
1/31/2017- The Fearless ReaderReview

2/1/2017- So Few Books- Interview
2/1/2017- The Starving BookwormReview

2/2/2017- Lisa's Loves(Books of Course)Guest Post
2/2/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview

2/3/2017- Wishful EndingsInterview
2/3/2017- Bookish HollowReview

Week Two:

2/6/2017- StephanieCassidyBlogInterview
2/6/2017- iamnotabookwormReview

2/7/2017- Read Coffee and TeenExcerpt
2/7/2017- BookCrushinReview

2/8/2017- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
2/8/2017- fallxnrobinReview

2/9/2017- Rockin' Book ReviewsExcerpt
2/9/2017- Book-KeepingReview

2/10/2017- LILbooKlovers- Interview
2/10/2017- Read, Coffee, and TeenReview

Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Perfectly Posh, Posh To Meet You Set ($20 value), US Only.
(1) winner will receive an Alien Charm Necklace, US Only.

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