Fiance by Fate by Jennifer Shirk – Interview & Giveaway

 

fiance by fate coverFiance by Fate:

Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancé breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life—and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can’t refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.

Despite being one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that’s working against him. He has to convince his father—and his company’s board—that he’s ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn’t count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina’s still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas…

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jenniferAuthor Jennifer Shirk

Jennifer Shirk has a bachelor degree in pharmacy-which has in NO WAY at all helped her with her writing career. But she likes to point it out, since it shows romantic-at-hearts come in all shapes, sizes, and mind-numbing educations.
She writes sweet romances (some even funny!) and won third place in the RWA 2006 NYC’s Kathryn Hayes Love and Laughter Contest with her first book, The Role of a Lifetime. Recently, her novel Sunny Days for Sam won the 2013 Golden Quill Published Authors Contest for Best Traditional Romance.

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What is one book everyone should read?

Oh, my goodness, I would have to say The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
I still had tears in my eyes after I finished reading it and whenever I would even think about the book. The author has a lovely poetic style of writing, which gives real meaning to the theme of how much power there is in words. It’s a must read!
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

I adore Moosetracks—which is basically vanilla ice cream with fudge swirls and tiny peanut butter cups. So good! Then that is followed by chocolate marshmallow. I could go on!
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

When I’m home, I love black coffee and a chocolate Powerbar. (Sad, huh?) But when I go out for breakfast, I ALWAYS order a veggie omelette with American cheese.
Pet Peeves?

People who make left turns from the right lane. Bicycle riders who don’t “share the road”. Kids (and adults) with no manners. People who say irregardless.

(Gee, I have a lot more than I thought!) LOL
Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

I think Fiancé by Fate is a super fun and flirty look at love, fate, and psychic predictions. J
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?

Right now, I’m working on Book #2 of the Anyone but You series, which will feature Sabrina’s friend Maddie. I hope to write a Christmas novella too.
What is your dream cast for your book?

Easy! I see Greg Vaughan as Jack and Lucy Griffiths as Sabrina. Also, I pictured Maddie as Sarah Mason and thought Ryan Gosling would be a perfect David!
Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?

Actually, I made a Fiancé by Fate playlist on YouTube. You can check it out here: http://youtu.be/dPTuR6bgi30

Gin Wigmore’s “Black Sheep” reminds me of Jack! And Jack Johnson’s “Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” reminds me of Sabrina.

I think Jimmy Buffet’s “Love and Luck” is a great theme song for the whole book.

 

Who are your favorite authors of all time?

I adore of course Nora Roberts. Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an all-time fav for romantic comedy. I met Susan at a RWA conference once and was totally star struck!!  (She was so very kind and gracious)
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Almost all my heroines. The anal-little-miss-perfectness of Sabrina? Me. (Unfortunately) LOL

Favorite Food

Anything with Ahi tuna!
Favorite Candy?

I love love love Twix candy bars. (They’re a weakness) But I won’t pass up anything chocolate.


What words or expression do you overuse?

I can’t even tell you how many “justs” and “alls” my editor had to highlight on me. I seem to like the word “something” too.
What is on your “keeper shelf” of books?
The Color of Water by James McBride
Honey Moon by Susan Elizabeth Philips
The Bible

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

And of course, The Book Thief. J
What is your favorite scene in the book? Which scene or characters were the most difficult for you to write and why?

That’s another tough question! I have a few. I really had fun when Jack first proposes the idea of them joining forces, because Sabrina gives him such a hard time at first. I had a lot of fun writing their first “date” and their time at the auction too.

 

Jack really was the hardest to write. When he first came out on paper, he was very “alpha” and actually, not very nice. (He must have had issues in life) LOL  Luckily, he had a good sense of humor to work with and I could soften him up. J

 

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Comments

  1. People that use the ‘word’ irregardless irritate me too, lol.

  2. Lindsey Beech says:

    Looks fun!!

  3. maria cantu says:

    Book sounds fun to read.

  4. I love the sound of this book. I downloaded A little bit of Cupid can’t wait to read it.

  5. I am also a Nora Roberts fan!

  6. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This book looks fun too!!

  7. Thanks so much for having me!

    And thanks, everyone!

  8. Lovely giveaway! Looks like a lovely book!

  9. Amber Hughes says:

    Yay for a Maddie book! I like me some Moosetrack ice cream too! And I so agree about the manners.

  10. This looks like a cute book. I like the unique items placed in the gift basket also.

  11. I really really want to read this book! It looks like a fun flirty read. :)

  12. Robbie B says:

    Sounds like a fun book

  13. So many books so little time. Good Luck.

  14. Sold me..got my copies! I loved the interview. The Book Thief is hands down one of my favorites of all time also! It’s beautiful!

  15. Stephanie T. says:

    I just finished The Book Thief and I 100% agree, however, I didn’t really cry. It sounds like a flirty and fun read.

  16. Now you got me wanting ice cream!!!

  17. Daniel M says:

    sounds like a fun one thanks for the giveaway!

  18. joeysammyk says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  19. DJ Sakata says:

    this looks cute and fun

  20. Jessica D says:

    Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Looks Fun! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  22. Looks like I’ll like it!

  23. Thanks for the interview! I don’t usually cry all that much when it comes to books or movies, but I cried like a little girl when I read The Book Thief. In fact, I liked Markus Zusak’s writing so much that bought another book by him, I am the Messenger. I also love finding songs that go along with books–it’s so much fun!

  24. TWIX!!!! I so drool over those stupid candy bars!!

  25. I sure would like to win! I love reading and I want to instill that into the minds of my boys as well. Mom can get excited too!

  26. Sweet giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win :)

  27. It looks like a book I would enjoy a lot. Fun basket to win.

  28. Added it to my wish list :)

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