1. I loved Angel Star, your romantic drama revolving around angels. What was your inspiration to write this story?
~ Thank you! I’m so happy you enjoyed reading it! I’ve always been a fan of angels! The idea stemmed from a single question: what if the one person who was the absolute love of your life was untouchable, yet a constant presence in your life? This devastatingly romantic plot idea sprouted arms and legs, and became the relationship between Teagan and her Guardian Garreth.
~ I suppose the only similarities are that Teagan and I are both very quiet, a little introverted, and were raised by a single parent. With that said, I really didn’t put too much of myself into her character. Um, nope . . . definitely not . ..
3. The sensory imagery throughout the book is powerful. Is there a real incense you modeled Garreth’s scent from?
~ Yes! It’s called Champa and made by Blue Pearl. It’s an intoxicating scent – very calming. Like Garreth!
~ A little of both, to be honest. Not too far from my home is a little retreat chapel called Saint Anne’s. It’s nestled back from the main road, surrounded by trees. It’s just a quiet place to light a candle, say a prayer, and feel renewed. I have a bit of a fascination with ruins, so I took the real Saint Anne’s and relocated it to the forgotten woods just outside of Hopewell, NJ.
~ Oh Hadrian – hands down! He was my most complex character to write and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring his dark mind. So yes, I’m definitely attracted to the bad boy. (But I love Garreth too!)
6. What one take-away would you like readers to get from Angel Star?
~ That an ordinary person can find a most extraordinary power within themselves – and that yes, it’s quite possible we have someone watching over us.
7. I’ve heard rumors that a prequel is in the works….anything you can share with us? Title? Release date? How far back in time it would take us?
~ The rumors are correct. I’m currently finishing up the prequel to Angel Star now. It’s not a full-length book like Angel Star or Lemniscate, but more a companion novella that centers on Lucifer’s fall from Grace and the impact it has on Hadrian. The story takes place a few centuries before now, and leads up to the time Teagan is a little girl (mainly when her father is still around). I’m still undecided on the title but as of now it's called Awaken, and not sure about a release date, but hope to have more information soon!
Thanks, Jennifer for the full scoop. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series you mentioned, Lemniscate, and I’ll definitely be looking forward to the prequel. Readers – any questions for Jennifer or any angel stories you’d like to share?