Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Romance Week Interview: Jessica Scott

I'd like to welcome author Jessica Scott to Snowdrop Dreams of Books and ROMANCE WEEK! I had the opportunity to interview Jessica about writing romance novels and she let us have a sneak peek at her latest WIP!

What drew you to writing Romance to begin with?

I had a battalion commander once tell me that everything in life is about relationships. Romance is ultimately about relationships so it's a natural fit. Plus, I really wanted to write stories that would challenge people, but also fit into conceptions of what readers expected, you know?

Would you ever write outside of Romance? If so, what genres?  If no, why not?

I think I'd love to write something like Tomb Raider or Raiders of the Lost Ark. I love the idea of looking for lost civilizations and artifacts. Right now, though, I'm focusing on the Coming Home series.

If Hollywood optioned All For You into a movie, who would play the lead characters?

You know I honestly cannot answer that. I'd love to see Reese Witherspoon play Emily but I have absolutely no mental image of who could play Reza. He's such a strong picture in my head that I haven't seen him looking back at me from any actor, if that makes sense.

If you could hop into any romance novel, what would it be? 

Don't laugh but Johanna Lindsey's Warrior's Woman. I'm a Star Wars geek so anything that puts me into space travel would be so awesome.

What are you writing at the moment?  Can you give us a sneak peek into your current WIP 

Here's a sneak peak at First Sarn't Sorren's book that I'm working on now. 
Headlights flooded the living room a few minutes later. She opened the door, surprised to see him in civilian clothes. Casual jeans and a button down shirt, cuffed at the wrists.
She smiled as he approached thinking that maybe that second glass of wine hadn’t been such a good idea. It made her feel loose and warm as he walked toward her. He looked down at her, his eyes warm and dark. “Why are you smiling?” he asked gently. 
“I keep forgetting how big you are.” She lifted the glass of wine to her lips. It was sparkling and sweet on her tongue. 
He watched her every movement and Melanie felt something she hadn’t felt in the war zone that her home had become. She felt alive. Aware of the heat in her veins, the tightness of her skin.  
It was all an illusion. An illusion that started with the man in her foyer and would end with her heart breaking again. 
Because Gale Sorren was a soldier. And that meant that anyone in his life always came second to the army. 
She knew that and despite being glad he’d come tonight, the reality of what she was doing slapped at her. 
It was a mistake to let that fantasy take hold. A terrible mistake. 
Gale wouldn’t stick around long enough to convince her it was real. So why get wrapped up in the fantasy, no matter how nice it was thrumming through her veins at that moment?
About the book:
All For You by Jessica Scott
RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2014

Can a battle-scarred warrior . . .

Stay sober. Get deployed. Lead his platoon. Those are the only things that matter to Sergeant First Class Reza Iaconelli. What he wants is for everyone to stay out of his way; what he gets is Captain Emily Lindberg telling him how to deal with his men. Fort Hood's newest shrink is smart as a whip and sexy as hell. She's also full of questions—about the army, its soldiers, and the agony etched on Reza's body and soul.

. . . open his heart to love?

Emily has devoted her life to giving soldiers the care they need—and deserve. Little does she know that means facing down the fierce wall of muscle that is Sergeant Iaconelli like it's just another day at the office. When Reza agrees to help her understand what makes a soldier tick, she's thrilled. Too bad it doesn't help her unravel the sexy warrior in front of her who stokes her desire and touches a part of her she thought long dead. He's the man who thinks combat is the only escape from the demons that haunt him. The man who needs her most of all . . .

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About the Author:
Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012.


  1. I read the first couple of novels in this series, and I'm definitely excited to check out "All For You"! Reza is such an interesting character, so it'll be interesting to see where the book goes with him.

    1. I just picked up All For You via NetGalley. :) It will be my first book from this author, but I'm looking forward to it now that Jessica has been a part of the tour.


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