Thursday, July 28, 2011

On The Go With Jennifer Echols + Giveaway

Please welcome Jennifer Echols, author of Love Story. Leave a comment and you could win your own copy! 

You have been given your Dream Vacation. Where are you going and what are you doing?

I am going to Hawaii and learning to surf. I’ve been to Hawaii before, so I know how beautiful it is, and learning to surf is the only thing on my bucket list.

What if you could travel to a different time period?

I think I would stay here. So many people nowadays lament the loss of “the old days” and “old-fashioned values,” but I look around and see how much better off we all are than before. My husband and I are not of the same race, so we couldn’t have gotten married and had a child too long ago.

Are you a planner or a seat-of-the pants traveler?

In theory, I’m a planner, but my vacations never work out that way. I plan to plan, but then I get busy and wait until the last minute. And even on the rare occasions when I do have time to plan, I like to build in time for unplanned wandering. I don’t feel like I’ve been to a place until I get away from the tourist attractions and see where the people actually work and live.

What's the worst thing that's ever happened to you on vacation?

I convinced my friend Amy that we should go on a ski slope that was too difficult for us, and she ran into a tree, which tore her earring out of her ear. I documented this in my novel THE EX-GAMES and dedicated the book to her.

About The Book

For Erin Blackwell, majoring in creative writing at the New York City college of her dreams is more than a chance to fulfill her ambitions – it’s her ticket away from the tragic memories that shadow her family’s racehorse farm in Kentucky. But when she refuses to major in business and take over the farm herself someday, her grandmother gives Erin’s college tuition and promised inheritance to their maddeningly handsome stable boy, Hunter Allen. Now Erin has to win an internship and work late nights at a local coffee shop to make her own dreams a reality. She should despise Hunter… so why does he sneak into her thoughts as the hero of her latest writing assignment?

Then, on the day she’s sharing that assignment with her class, Hunter walks in. He’s joining her class. And after he reads about himself in her story, her private fantasies about him must be painfully clear. She only hopes to persuade him not to reveal her secret to everyone else. But Hunter devises his own creative revenge, writing sexy stories that drive the whole class wild with curiosity and fill Erin’s heart with longing. Now she’s not just imagining what might have been. She’s writing a whole new ending for her romance with Hunter… except this story could come true. 

About The Author

Jennifer Echols is the author of teen romantic dramas for MTV Books and teen romantic comedies for Simon Pulse. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her family. Please visit her online at

Leave a comment and you could win a copy of Love Story!


  1. Hi Sydney!
    I have yet to read any of her books but she's a wonderful author!Love Story is add to my wish list, I'm excited about this book! Looks very interesting!

  2. This just arrived in my mailbox today. A signed copy at that! I'm over the moon.

  3. Ooh Love Story!!! Jennifer Echols is one of my favorite YA contemporary writers, I LOVED Going Too Far so much hahaha. Please enter me if this contest is for international peeps!

    paradisified (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Wow is this a standalone novel? I think YA really needs more of such! Sometimes I like finishing a book and knowing the characters' story has REALLY ended, rather than being left on a cliffhanger waiting for the next part.

    Hope I'll get the chance to read Love Story! *crossing my fingers*


  5. My friends have been telling me great things about Jennifer Echols and I've always wanted to read something of hers, so Love Story would be a good start. Goodness me, tearing a earring out of your earlobe?!! How painful is that!!

    dreamsandfreefalls at gmail dot com

  6. Hey nice blog! Id love to win a copy of Love Story. Just the cover is awesome enough, and the story sounds good too. Ms Echols never let us readers down!


  7. Please enter me if this is open internationally! I've been wanting to read this since it was released heh.

    sleepylullabies AT gmail DOT com

  8. This book sounds awesome! And chicks who surf are the coolest!

  9. Everyone, thank you so much for your kind words! And Sydney, I really appreciate the post.

  10. Going Too Far and Forget You are one of my favorite books, really can't wait to read this latest book! Thanks for the giveaway Sydney:)


  11. *two of my favorite books. Sorry for the typo!


  12. I love Jennifer's books, and can't wait to read this new one!
    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii, and learning to surf, as well! Why not do both? ;)

  13. I agree with everyone above me; Jennifer really is an awesome writer and I'm sure Love Story will not disappoint:D