Friday, July 23, 2021

Six Books with Jennifer Estep

Jennifer Estep is a New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author prowling the streets of her imagination in search of her next fantasy idea.  Among many other works, Kennifer writes the Gargoyle Queen epic fantasy series. Capture the Crown, book #1, out in July.

Today She tells us about her Six Books

1. What book are you currently reading? 

I’m currently reading The Terminal List by Jack Carr. 

2. What upcoming book are you really excited about?

Battle Royale by Lucy Parker, which comes out Aug. 17. I’ve really enjoyed Parker’s London Celebrities contemporary romance series, so I’m looking forward to her new book, which focuses on a baking/food competition. 

I love writing about food in my own books and watching those sorts of shows on the Food Network, so Battle Royale sounds like it is right up my alley. 

3. Is there a book you’re currently itching to read again? 

After re-reading my own books so many times during the production process, I get really burned out on reading the same thing over and over again. So I hardly ever re-read a book for fun. 

I would much rather read one of the hundreds of new books waiting on my TBR pile. LOL.

4.  A book that you wish that you had written

One of my all-time favorite books is Beauty by Robin McKinley, which is a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. The writing is just so lush and lovely and seems so effortless. 

5. What’s one book, which you read as a child or a young adult, that has had a lasting influence on your writing?

I would say the James Bond series by Ian Fleming. I read those books in high school/college, which is when I started thinking about writing my own books. 

To me, a James Bond book (or movie) is just about the perfect story because it features a little bit of everything – action, adventure, danger, romance, and interesting locations. Those are all the things that I love reading about, and those are all the things that I love writing about in my own books, along with magic/fantasy worlds.   

6. And speaking of that, what’s your latest book, and why is it awesome? 

My latest book is Capture the Crown, which is the first book in my Gargoyle Queen epic fantasy series. Capture the Crown is set in my Crown of Shards fantasy world, but the heroine is Gemma Ripley, who is on a mission to uncover a dangerous plot against her kingdom. Here are some of the reasons why it’s awesome:

A pampered princess who secretly moonlights as a spy

Gargoyles (obviously!)

Fierce queens

Lots of action/fight scenes

A slow-burn romance that goes from enemies to worse enemies

I hope everyone enjoys Capture the Crown. Happy reading! 😊

Thank you, Jennifer!

POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.