Sunday, September 30, 2012

Interview with Christi Snow Author of Operation Endgame

*Please share a little about yourself:

Hi. Thank you so much for having me here. My name is Christi Snow and I’m a HUGE reader. I read over 450 books a year and to say I am obsessed is probably putting it mildly. I love to read. That’s honestly why I started writing. You know that feeling that you get when you’ve read a really amazing book? You know, when your stomach is full of butterflies and you even dream about those characters. I wanted to be able to do that for someone else so I started writing. Operation: Endgame is the result. I hope Jake and Cassie give you those happy butterflies.

*Tell us about your latest release:

Operation: Endgame is the first book in the When the Mission Ends trilogy. The series focuses on a group of friends and family who live in Lubbock, TX. This is a very military minded group. Three of the guys are active duty Air Force and one of the girls is a military history professor at Texas Tech University. They are all thrown off-kilter when one of the main characters is killed in action at the beginning of book #1. That event affects everything that happens over the next three books as these friends learn to adjust to this huge change in their lives.

Book #1 features Cassie, twin to Chris who was killed in action, and their best friend Jake. They are both dealing with the grief from Chris’s death, as well as new feelings between the two of them. That is all exacerbated by a threat to Cassie when a stalker invades her life. The book takes place at Christmastime.

*Are you a mom?

I am. I stay home and take care of my two kids: 17 yo Jacob and 5 yo Kat. They are a huge influence on my writing. We’re a retired military family (my husband retired from the Air Force after 20 years 2 years ago) and the entire inspiration for this series came from my son Jacob. When he was around 10 years old, we were stationed at Pope AFB, NC. He had a group of friends that inspired the prologue. They would spend hours in the woods playing war games in full camouflage and face paint. That germ of an idea is where this story started. BTW, you can read the prologue on Amazon

*Do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Not really. My kids both LOVE that I write. My 5 yo especially sits at my feet while I’m typing away and creates her own books. She started school this year, but was home when I wrote the first two books in the trilogy. As a result, I tend to “talk” with her when I am working through scenes in my head (don’t worry, no corruption…I talk about the books in EXTREMELY vague terms…she doesn’t know about all the sex, death, and destruction.) In Operation: Endeavor, Kat provided ideas for two very pivotal scenes….1.) the butterfly was all Kat’s idea and, 2.) Kat herself actually appears in the book. Both hubby and mom are slightly appalled at that fact (*ahem* she may or may not be a bad guy in the book). I continue to state in my defense though that it was TOTALLY her idea! ;o)

*If this book is part of a series, what is the next book? Any details you can share?

There are two more books coming out in this series. Book #2, Operation: Endeavor will be out in January. It features Cassie’s older brother, Colton, and one of her best friends, Penelope. This is very much an example of opposites attract. Colton is this huge, serious, alpha guy. He’s used to being in charge, but he’s met his match with Penelope. She’s a dippy hippy party girl who absolutely will not let him boss her around…something he doesn’t take well especially because she’s in danger and he NEEDS to protect her. I love them together!

*What are you reading right now?

I just spent the weekend devouring Toni Aleo’s Assassins series featuring her sexy NHL hockey players. Yummy! Remember me talking about those butterflies earlier…oh yeah, this series definitely gives them to me. That girl can write some great emotional characters and story lines.

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Operation: Endgame
By Christi Snow

genre: Romantic Suspense

release date: Sept 14, 2012 (ebook, print book is available now)

word count: 84,857 words
page count: 302 pages

retail price: $11.99 for print; $2.99 for e-book
ISBN: 978-1477483787 or 1477483780

Story Overview:

It’s been six months.

Six months since Jake Madsen let Chris Robertson die.

Six months since the passion between Jake and Cassie, Chris’ sister, stepped over the line.

But now Cassie’s being stalked and it’s time for Jake to swallow his guilt, grief, and lust so he can save her life, even if it’s a life without him. He owes it to his dead friend and he owes it to Cassie. He’s fallen in love with her, but she doesn’t have to know that for him to keep her safe.

Releasing September, 2012

Information about the trilogy:

Set in Lubbock, TX, all three of these books feature former active duty Air Force officers and the women they love. All the girls have ties to Texas Tech and the entire series features the sights and scenery of West Texas life. Book #1, Operation: Endgame, features Cassie Robertson, a military history professor at Texas Tech and Jake Madsen, an active duty Air Force Pararescue Jumper (PJ) home on leave for Christmas. This is book #1 in the When the Mission Ends Trilogy.

Book #2 is Operation: Endeavor (releasing January, 2013)

Book #3 is Operation: Endurance (releasing April, 2013)

Author bio:

As an avid reader her entire life, Christi Snow always dreamed of writing books that brought to others the kind of joy she felt when she read. But...she never did anything about it besides jot down a few ideas and sparse scenes.
When she turned 41, she decided it was time to go after her dream and started writing. Within four months, she'd written over 150,000 words and hasn't stopped since.
She's found her calling by writing about sexy, alpha heroes and smart, tough heroines falling in love and finding their passion. She's truly living the dream and loving every minute of it.
Her tagline is... Passion and adventure on the road to Happily Ever After. She's loving this adventure!

Twitter: @ChristiSnow

1 comment:

Christi Snow said...

Thanks for hostessing me on your blog, Wenona! I had a great time with your interview questions. smiles....