Friday, January 4, 2013

J.M. Anton and her new release, Fateful Waters

Today my guest is J.M. Anton
1. At any given time do you work on only one story at a time and maybe plot out the next one or are there many ideas racing around your head?

        With the New Year fast approaching I am waiting for the release of the print version of the second in my “Backyard Horse Tales.” The novel on tour “Fateful Waters” was released as a paperback this past October. At the moment the next adult novel is near completion, however there are four other works in various stages of development. Every now and then I hit a wall with one story, so I leave it for a while and work on another. Ideas come faster than I can type.

2. Is there a genre you haven't written in but would like to? Or wish you could write in?

        Recently I had an inspiration for a science fiction novel. This is a new genre for me, and it is only roughed out at this time. I’ve written and published children’s books and adult romance books, but may try to go YA with this one. I’ll just have to see how it goes.

3. Do you add an element of romantic suspense in your stories? If so, how difficult is it to maintain the integrity of the mystery?
        The books that I have always enjoyed reading have an adventure, or mystery component to them, and I always try to incorporate that into my stories. Surprise endings are great too. Can you find romance in the midst of upheaval, threats from sinister forces, or life threatening events? All stories involve human relationships, and I think the integrity of the story can be enhanced by a romantic element. I more often start with my hero or heroine and see what kind of story fits their character. 
 4. Say you have unlimited funds: What kind of writing office/cottage would you create for yourself?
        I am pretty content with my workspace, a converted bedroom, but if funds were not a consideration I might go south for the winter. That winter refuge would over look a lake where the pelicans, and other water birds play.
5. If you could turn your novel into a TV show, which novel or series would you do? Where would it be set? Network TV (ABC, NBC, CBS), Cable (AMC, BBC, Lifeitme) or Premium Cable (HBO, Showtime, Starz)?
        That is a tough question, but for “Fateful Waters” it would have to be Lifetime. I think the story would fit in with much of their programming.

6. Finally, tell us about your latest release!
                “Fateful Waters” Follows two young women who make a road trip following their college graduation. One has met a man on an online matching service and is intending to spend part of the summer with him. Fate steps in and on arrival to the draught stricken Texas Panhandle they become separated. Lexie is rescued from drowning by a tall Texan who takes her home with him, and that is where the fireworks start. Flash floods, wildfires, and criminals all take their toll on the young women in very different ways. Can they survive in this hostile world, or will they head back to the shores of Lake Erie leaving Texas in their wake? Pick up a copy of “Fateful Waters” and find out.

                Save 10% at the book web site just add the coupon code on page 2 of the site at checkout. E-books are available at Smashword, Amazon, and other e-reader points of sale.

 J.M. will be awarding a $25 gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so don't forget to comment!


            Follow Melinda Potter and Alexandra Parker, across the country, as the friends travel from their home on the shores of Lake Erie to the drought-stricken state of Texas. After graduation from The Ohio State University, Melinda has a date with an online Romeo. Lexie, who is supposed exert a moderating influence on her impulsive friend, winds up in a hospital where she wakes to everyone calling her Mrs. Ross.  She doesn’t have a clue how she got there, or who Mr. Ross is.


“About time you got here!” She let her frustration out on the hapless deputy when she yanked open the front door. He’d made the trip out in slightly over an hour, traversing still mucky roads. To her impatient mind, she’d been pacing David’s house for an eternity waiting for the deputy’s arrival.

 Melinda fought for control, placing her shaking hands in her lap. After relating the events of the evening before, she retrieved another tissue from her handbag to stem the overflowing tears .

 “When did you last hear from your friend?”

 “Lexie called me about six thirty yesterday to ask for additional directions.”

“And did you give them to her?”

“Not exactly. I’m not familiar with the area, or very good at giving directions. David wrote down the directions, at our hotel suite yesterday, that we left for her before coming out here. When she called he gave me directions to adjust her route. David said she was only about a mile from his place.”

“Why didn’t he just talk to her and give her the new information to adjust her route?”

“Lexie doesn’t really like David, and he knows it. He tried to talk me out of extending an invitation for her to join us.

“I’ll look into this, and let you know if your friend or your vehicle turn up.”

“Deputy Boyd, could you drop me off at the hotel in Lubbock? I’m kind of stranded here, and maybe Lexie has returned to our suite by now.”

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About J.M.:

Jackie. Anton is the author of Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition recepient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. She makes her home in Northeastern Ohio.

Mother of two adult Children and a Grandmother she and her husband of forty-one years live on a small farm in Medina Township. As author of the family friendly series Backyard Horse Tales (readers age 8-adult) her adult novels are written under the pen name J.M. Anton.

An avid horseperson she and her husband continue to ride daily. She loves a good mystery as well as working out the day-to-day struggles and complexities of human relationships. Find out more about the author on her blog “Writing for readers in a .com world.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Isabel Roman said...

Thanks for stopping by, JM!

MomJane said...

This story really sounds awesome. Great excerpt.

Jackie Anton said...

Thank you Isabel for hosting my my book tour.
J.M. Anton

Catherine Lee said...

Lifetime! How cool. If I'm watching a movie, my hubby will sometimes stop and watch for a minute or two. AND, in that short amount of time, he can usually tell if it's a LIFETIME movie, versus a Hallmark Channel movie. SO, when I read your blurb again, I had the Lifetime movie scene in my head and I found myself nodding--YEP, sounds like Lifetime! LOL.

Chelsea B. said...

Thanks for stopping by, J.M.! Your book sounds amazing!


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