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My Q&A with Chris Cannon :
Jess : Which of your characters would you most & least like to invite to dinner, from which book and why?
Chris : I’d love to invite Delia, from "The Boyfriend Bet," to dinner. She’s super creative and artistic. She likes to buy clothes, take them apart and combine them in different ways. I’d invite her to dinner in the hopes that she’d volunteer to design a new wardrobe for me.
I’d least like to have dinner with Lena, Grant’s ex-girlfriend in "The Boyfriend Bet." She’s snotty and annoying and manipulative which makes for a great character but not a good dinner date.
Jess : Which usually comes first for you, the character(s) story or the idea for the novel?
Chris : I always start with the characters and a scene. For "The Boyfriend Bet," I knew I wanted to write a book about a girl who kissed her brother’s nemesis out of spite and then ended up dating him. I knew Zoe would be the type of no-fear girl who’d go up to a guy and say, “Do you have a girlfriend who’d mind if you kissed me to piss off my brother?”
Jess : Please describe "The Boyfriend Bet" in 75 words or less.
Chris : When Zoe Cain’s brother tells her she isn’t allowed to speak to his nemesis, Grant Evertide, she kisses the rich boy out of spite. This leads to several more kisses and multiple after school detentions. Grant has no interest in dating just one girl, but he can’t seem to stop kissing Zoe.
Is Grant interested in Zoe or is he just using her to win a bet?
Jess : Is there any differences and/or similarities between Zoe from "The Boyfriend Bet" and Haley from the "Blackmail Boyfriend?"
Chris : Both stories have older brothers who dislike the guy their sister is dating and they both address class differences and cliques and the idea that you don’t have to be the same to belong together. And they both contain a lot of snarky humor because I love to make people laugh.
Jess : What is the most ironic or silly thing one of your characters, from Boyfriend Chronicles, said or did?
Chris : Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he’s lying to her about participating in a stupid bet.
Jess : Do you have any other projects in the works? If so, can you share a little of your current work with us?
Chris : I’m working on the fourth book in my shape-shifting dragon series called "Fanning the Flames." Here’s the first scene...
- Bryn sat waiting outside the Directorate’s offices on the top floor of the library at the Institute for Excellence, aka, shape-shifting dragon school, on what had to be the worlds most uncomfortable couch. The black leather antique looked like it would be comfortable, but the seat was angled back and the cushions jutted forward throwing her off balance. Given the Directorate’s controlling nature they probably had the couch custom made for this very purpose. Asshats. She worked at keeping her temper and her fire under control.
Valmont, her knight, sat next to her shifting around and frowning. “There is something fundamentally wrong with this piece of furniture. I feel like it’s mocking me.”
Jaxon huffed out a breath. “It’s meant to make you uncomfortable in order to give whoever is waiting to interview you the upper hand. The longer they make you wait out here, the more uncomfortable you become and the less likely you are to have all your faculties about you when they finally agree to see you.”
Suspicion confirmed. “Asshats,” Bryn muttered.
Jaxon snorted but didn’t respond. He paced back and forth in the ten foot waiting room they’d been stuck in for the last thirty minutes. Back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth.
Bryn reached out and grabbed his forearm. “Could you stop pacing? You’re just making the situation worse.”
Frost shot from his nostrils. “I can either pace, or I can rip someone’s head off. Which would you prefer?”
“Can we choose whose head you rip off?” Valmont asked, “Because that might affect our preference.”
The door to the office popped open. A Directorate member Bryn didn’t know gave a smug smile. “Sorry to keep you waiting.”
[Boyfriend Chronicles, Book 2] by Chris Cannon
Author's Book Description :
- Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health.
Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother's number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She's shocked-and secretly thrilled-when they start spending more time together.
Zoe's brother claims Grant is trying to make her his "Ringer," an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her.Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he's lying but Grant swears he isn't trying to trick her. Still, that doesn't mean Grant is the commitment type-even if winning a bet is on the line.
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About the Author :
Award winning author Chris Cannon lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and her three dogs, Pete the shitzu who sleeps on her desk while she writes, Molly the ever-shedding yellow lab, and Tyson the sandwich-stealing German Shepherd Beagle. She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies.
My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Going Down In Flames | Bridges Burned
My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Spreading the Word for Entangled Teen with 2 Novels by Karri Thompson & Chris Cannon | Blog Tour - Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon | Spreading the Word | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015
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