Dream Of You
(A Wait For You Novella)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Abby Erickson isn’t looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she’s thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she’s ever seen – Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she’s in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.
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An Exclusive Interview With Jennifer L. Armentrout:
~ with Jillian Stein of Read Love Blog
I absolutely loved Dream Of You. The suspense was amazing and the chemistry between Abby and Colton was smoking hot! How did you choose them for this novella?
From the moment I introduced Colton as Reece’s older brother (in Stay With Me, I believe), I knew I wanted to tell a story about him. Abby was such a fun character to create, because she works in the publishing industry, so I was able to tap into some of the things I knew editors experienced.
Colton and Abby have an interesting past, which made their connection so relatable. Are there any challenges when it comes to writing that type of relationship as to not fall into the “insta-love” category?
It’s definitely important to make the progression of any relationship, even if they hadn’t known each other years before, true and realistic. I try to always steer away from insta-love.
You write amazing books in a few different genres, from young adult to new adult to and adult. When you started writing, did you plan on being as diverse as you are?
I’ve always wanted to write in many genres for many ages, because it’s how I read. I read young adult paranormal and contemporary. I also read new adult and adult. I write what I want to read, and I think switching between age groups and sub-genres helps prevent me from getting burned out or bored.
You are fantastic when it comes to attending conventions and have some really great die-hard fans. What have been some of the most memorable things you’ve been asked to sign?
For some reason, I always remember the people who ask me to sign their iPhones. I’m like that’s a pretty expensive piece of electronic, are you sure you want me to sign that? Once, I signed someone’s hand. I also like to write notes in other authors’ books before they sign in. Just ask Cora Carmack or Jay Crownover about that….
Now, I know you’re as big a fan of paranormal ghost hunting shows as I am and I’m dying to know…if you could go ghost hunting in one location in the world, where would it be?
In the world? Probably Edinburgh’s legendary underground city.
Some of the 1,001 Dark Nights authors have admitted to having a story or two they’ve written early in their careers that will never see the light of day….do you have any?
Yes. It is called either The Forbidden Ones or The Forgotten Ones, and I wrote it when I was 14. It’s bad. Really bad.
What would we find on your desk right this very second?
Receipts. Piles of receipts.
Can you give us a hint at what you’re currently working on?
A POV flip of a well-liked young adult character from a young adult series of mine.
#1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband, her Border Jack—Apollo, Border Collie—Artemis, six judgmental alpacas, two rude goats, and five fluffy sheep. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in vision loss, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become another passion for her, right alongside writing, which she plans to do for as long as she can.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories…which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult, paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion, Harlequin Teen, and Blue Box Press; and PassionFlix recently made her Wicked series into a feature film. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award in Romance for her adult fantasy, From Blood and Ash. She has also written Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn.
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