Michelle here, and as a sister in the romantic suspense genre, I was so excited to read this follow up to Truth and Humility. My reviews for both books are up on Goodreads and Amazon.
We asked JA to answer a few questions for her fans, so here you go!
Between Faith and Fear
Did you always know you would write a sequel to Truth and Humility (Captive Series #1),
or did it just come to you?
My original intention was for T&H to be a stand-alone novel. *BUT* I always left the door open for a sequel. And if I chose to go that route, I always knew whom the story would belong to.
How did you come up with the title?
Most of my titles come to me as I'm writing the book. You'll usually spot it. Kind of like Where's
Waldo :) But, BETWEEN FAITH AND FEAR was actually first mentioned toward the end of T&H.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why? Hardest?
I had the absolute BEST time writing the flashbacks. Most of them had me in tears and represent the more humorous side of the story, though they were my hero's darkest moments. The hardest to write was probably Chapter 13. A lot of information had to come out and it was tough condensing it all into a clear, flowy package.
Which character speaks the loudest, to you?
As much as I love my hero & heroine, their parts were pretty easy for me to write. So...I have to give props to my evil villain, Rafferty. Half of his dialogue was so bad I had to summon the nerve to write it down. And before y'all shake a finger at ME (tsk!) if our villains had boundaries, what fun would they be?
Which of your characters would you like to meet in person and why? What would you say to that person?
Danny, hands down. She's my rock. We'd talk about Austin, o'course she might get pissed and hit
What can you tell us about Book #3? There will be a third one, right? ;)
Absolutely! Book 3 is titled HELL'S HILLTOP. Book 1 was gritty and sweet. Book 2, raw and action packed. Book 3 will be sexy...and bone chilling. By the end of book 2, we don't know what to expect from Rena Hellberg. Can we trust her or not? Ty will get a chance to dive into the woman's psyche and find out exactly what drives her...and how to handle her unpredictable mood swings.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Don't give up. No one will give the time, love, and attention to your story the way you do. No one will appreciate it as much. Do it justice by persevering over the criticisms, the road blocks, the
heartache...the rewards are more than worth it! But the path to success is paved with humility. Know how and when to take constructive criticism. Sleep on it, learn from it, then apply it. It's best to get this type of criticism from a critique group rather than a reviewer. I am EXTREMELY blessed in this
Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to check in w/ JA's facebook page for her next stop on the tour!