Jennifer Estep Q&A and Giveaway: Romance Awareness Month



Just a few weeks ago, I was happily surprised to find that August is Romance Awareness Month! I can’t find an origin, but it’s a real thing, and I’m ALL FOR IT!

To celebrate, I sent an *all call* to some of my favorite romance authors, asking each of them the same questions about romance (their own, their favorites, and their characters). All month long we’ll be sharing the authors’ answers, and EVERY ONE OF THEM is offering a giveaway!



If you’re following along the posting schedule, you’ll see that today we have a BONUS POST!! Jennifer Estep writes romance in multiple YA and adult urban fantasy series.

In April, we got book 16 (!!!) in Jennifer’s wildly popular Elemental Assassins series, SNARED.



Note: This contains some spoilers from previous books in the series, starting with Bitter Bite, book #14. So if you haven’t read that far in the series yet, you may want to avoid reading the description below.

If you don’t know Gin “the Spider” Blanco, you don’t know dangerous female heroines.

Irony 101—The Spider herself snared in someone else’s web …

Another week, another few clues trickling in about the Circle, the mysterious group that supposedly runs the city’s underworld. Gathering intel on my hidden enemies is a painstaking process, but a more immediate mystery has popped up on my radar: a missing girl.

My search for the girl begins on the mean streets of Ashland, but with all the killers and crooks in this city, I’m not holding out much hope that she’s still alive.

A series of clues leads me down an increasingly dark, dangerous path, and I realize that the missing girl is really just the first thread in this web of evil. As an assassin, I’m used to facing down the worst of the worst, but nothing prepares me for this new, terrifying enemy—one who strikes from the shadows and is determined to make me the next victim.




What is your simple definition of “romance”?

Two people who love each other, accept each other’s faults/weaknesses, and compliment/make each other better, stronger people.

What is the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?

When my first book was published, my significant other surprised me with a book charm/necklace.

Do you have any “romance mishaps” you can share?

I plead the fifth on this one. LOL.

What is the most romantic thing one of your characters has done for their love interest? 

I think that one of the most romantic things that any character (fictional or otherwise) can do is to accept their partner for who they are as a person, the way that Gin/Owen do for each other in my Elemental Assassin series.

Do you have a favorite romance trope? (Either to read, or write.) If so, which one?

I like the fake-relationship-that-turns-real trope.

Who is your favorite (aside from one of your own) fictional romantic couple?

Beauty and the Beast



Jennifer is helping THREE of you lucky readers catch up with her Elemental Series! Three commenters will be selected to win a print copy of the newest release, SNARED. (US only for this one.) To enter, tell us who YOUR favorite fictional romantic couple is. Winner will be selected, at random, from all entries posted by August 15th, and notified by email. Full winners list will be posted on September 1st.

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