Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Soap Dreams

Today the fabulous Stephanie Haefner stopped by for her blog tour to talk about Firsts! She's already written a fun read A Bitch Named Karma but her newest novel is Soap Dreams. So here she is!



Firsts

I have fond memories of my first kiss, first slow dance, first...um...other things.... ;) I think most women tend to hold onto those sweet memories. As writers, we pull them out when we need romantic inspiration. Many times I have reminisced about my youth while crafting stories. And even if the memories aren't so awesome or sweet, they're great for inspiration too. But maybe inspiration for death scenes or something. Yeah, I have some exes who will someday die or be maimed in one of my books!

Who doesn't enjoy thinking of a simpler time...lazy summer days and warm nights, the excitement of a new love interest, when everything was so fresh? The flutters of a first look, a first touch. The thrill of hearing through the grapevine that he liked you, and the rush when you found out the rumor was actually true.

In my newest release, Soap Dreams, my main character, Robyn, has no choice but to think about her ex, who was her first everything. After a decade, he's back, front and center in her life, and she's isn't exactly pushing him away. Memories of their youth keep flashing before her eyes. How easy it is to lose yourself in something like that!

The title Soap Dreams came from Robyn's ex, who is now a fabulous soap opera star. And he's trying to get her to come work for the show too. Crafting romantic stories had always been a passion for her, but it was pushed aside when her teenage sweetheart crushed her dreams of happily ever after. But now everything is different, and maybe her dreams will actually come true.

Thanks so much for having me today!! Jen, you are the best!! (Stephanie is an absolute gem! If you aren't following her you should be and I can speak from experience that her writing is fantastic!)

The Giveaway:
All commenters from every post on my blog tour will be entered in a fabulous grand prize drawing for a signed copy of A Bitch Named Karma and digital copies of both Paradise Cove and Soap Dreams!! Please leave your email address!

21 comments:

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Oh great interview and I LOVE that title. It alone makes me want to read the book!

Read my books; lose ten pounds! said...

Yes, excellent!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Sounds great! And I love the cover. Thanks for telling us about it. :)

Angela Felsted said...

Awesome, Jen! I'd leave my email except the last time I did that on a blog I got lots and lots of spam mail. But I'm not hard to reach as there's a contact by email button on my blog.

This sounds like a great book and I really like the cover. My husband dated a writer before he dated me and is now one of those ranted about guys in a published book. :)

Laura Marcella said...

Great cover! It brings back some fun summer memories. :)

Teenage Bride said...

stephanie is so great!!!

Jen, I have said it before... but I just love how supportive you are of others. :)

Theresa Milstein said...

A Bitch Named Karma is one of my all-time favorite titles.

Please enter me to win: tmilstein at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Thanks everyone!!! Everyone will be entered into the drawing and hopefully i will be able to find you if you win!

Angela...that is too too funny!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Theresa! I'm quite fond of it too!

Talli Roland said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks, ladies. Looking forward to having Stephanie on my blog next week. :)

Johanna Garth said...

Way to put all those firsts to work Stephanie! The book sounds amazing, congratulations on Soap Dreams!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Hurray! I LOVE Stephanie! :-)

Stephanie said...

Thanks ladies!!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Soap Dreams sounds like a fun story and you have to love a book with a title like A Bitch Named Karma!

Stephanie said...

LOL!! Thanks so much Solvang!!

Jennie Bailey said...

Jen, you are beyond amazing with your support. I LOVED A Bitch Named Karma! I can't wait to read Soap Dreams!!

Cassandra Carr said...

I have Soap Dreams and I can't wait to read it! Now if I could only find some free time... *shifty eyes at the messy house*

Diane J. said...

A Bitch Named Karma is on my To-Read List. OOOH, Soap Dreams sounds good, too.

Jen, you are an amazing and supportive person!

dj1971 (at) comcast (dot) net

Len Lambert said...

I love the cover! I'll add this on my TBRs...A Bitch Named Karma sounds good, too! :)

Robert Guthrie said...

Firsts... is it a guy thing, or am I a jerk for not really remembering many firsts? Correction... I don't remember firsts other than the firsts around the one I married. (That makes me less jerky, yes?) :)

Stephanie said...

Thank you Jennie!! So sweet!!

Cassandra, hope you like it!!!

Thank you Diane!!

Thanks Len! I wasn't in love with the cover at first, but once the artist explained her reasoning, I got it and fell in love with it! :)

LOL Robert!! Yes, that makes you less jerky!