Monday, December 5, 2011

Interview & Giveaway: Jennifer Estep author of Touch of Frost & Kiss of Frost

Today, I've got the extreme pleasure of having Jennifer Estep on the blog. If you've been poking around the blog the last few week, you've noticed I've been reading Kiss of Frost, the second novel in the Mythos Academy series. I've been falling head over heels for Gwen, the comic book loving heroine of this series, and her crush Logan Quinn, resident bad boy who can pick up any object and know how to kill someone with it.

Jennifer Estep was kind enough to answer a few of my burning questions and offer up a copy of Kiss of Frost to one lucky US reader. Check out what Jennifer had to say!

1) Gwen and Daphne are about the cutest best friends in the world but if Gwen had a best friend from another novel (or comic book!) who do you think it would be and why? 

JE: I think Gwen would be friends with Hermione from the Harry Potter series. They both like to read and do well in school, and they’re both using their powers to fight the good fight.

2) One of the things I love about the Mythos Academy series is the mythology. Can you share your favorite myth? 

JE: One myth that I like is the story of Cupid and Psyche. It almost has a fairy-tale quality to it, as Psyche goes through different trials to find her way back to Cupid. Plus, it’s one myth that has a happy ending, as love conquers all in the end. I like that idea.

I haven't heard of this story before but I love it. Going to have to look it up!

3) Gwen's magic is just starting to mature in ways even she didn't expect. What kind of magic would you want? 

JE: That’s a tough one! There are so many interesting powers out there. I think it would be fun to be superstrong or superquick. Being superquick would really come in handy when I’m writing a new book. I wouldn’t mind having super-strong wrists either to handle the wear and tear from all the hours on the computer. LOL. 

Ha! That would be totally useful! I think you'd need super brain power too to keep up with your lightening quick hands.

4) You write both YA and adult. What made you decide to write a YA novel and how does your writing differ from YA to adult? 

JE: I just had an idea for a book that I thought would work better as a YA story. Plus, you always want to grow as a writer, and I thought writing a YA book would be a fun challenge. So far, I’m having a blast writing the Mythos Academy series.

Both my adult and YA books have a lot of the same elements – a strong heroine, magic/world building, and lots of action/fight scenes. However, I would say that my YA books are a little lighter and not quite as dark and gritty as my adult books are. 
5) Have you read anything great lately? 
JE: One of my favorite reads this year has been The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal. I thought it was an interesting twist on a princess story.

6) Finally, can you tell us a little bit about what to expect in DARK FROST?

JE: Well, I can’t give out too many spoilers, so I’ll just say that DARK FROST builds on a lot of things that happen in KISS OF FROST. The goddess Nike gives Gwen a task at the end of KISS OF FROST, and Gwen spends a lot of time in DARK FROST trying to complete that task. Plus, I would say that DARK FROST is probably the most action-packed Mythos Academy book to date and that a lot of things happen in it that will drive the story/characters going forward.

DARK FROST will be out in June 2012. Folks can read the first chapter on my website – – as well as get more information about my books. Happy reading, everyone!

Giveaway Time!
I have a copy of Kiss of Frost (Mythos Academy #2) up for grabs. I can tell you from experience that this is a super fun book and I quite enjoyed it! I'm excited to give you all a chance to win!

  • US only
  • Must fill out form
  • May only enter once
  • Must be 13 years or older
*Make sure you check which giveaway is coming up. Rafflecopter seems to be loading the wrong one on the main page. If you don't see "Kiss of Frost" as the prize, click on this article and the right one should appear!*

That's it folks! Good luck!


  1. I haven't even read Kiss of Frost yet and I'm already excited to read Dark Frost. How crazy would it be if Gwen and Hermione were friends? It would be interesting to see how they would fight the bad guys.

  2. I haven't read these books yet but I want to. They are on my list. Winning the second book would ensure that I pick up that first book and get started! :) Great interview.

  3. Great interview! And thanks for the giveaway!

    Christina Madison

  4. Great interview! I've read both Jennifer's YA series and Adult series. I love them both and can't wait for more from her. =D

  5. great giveaway
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    Love this series- cant wait for this one~!

  6. Awesome interview i cant wait to read this book!

  7. ive been wanting to read this series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Jennifer Estep's LJ account is being difficult so she wanted me to post these response. Pretend I'm her for two seconds (of epicness):

    Nicole -- Thanks! Hope you enjoy KISS OF FROST. Hermione's so smart she could probably figure out how to defeat any bad guy.

    Aimee -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Christina -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Ereader -- Thanks! I appreciate all the nice words about my books. Glad you are enjoying them.

  9. I get to be Jennifer Estep again! More responses:

    Samantha -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

    Paige -- Thanks! Glad you liked the interview.

    Sayomay -- Thanks! Hope you get a chance to check out the book.

  10. I like the question and answer about the myth of Cupid :D

  11. Jennifer Estep has been on my list of authors to read for ages. Interesting that she writes both YA and adult, I plan on doing the same. Hope I win!

  12. I love this Q&A! Very unique questions and I'm also loving all of the answers!

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  13. I like the cupid and pysche myth as well. I think there is a book about it or based off of it.

  14. Oooo I love Cupid and Psychic too! I've read several versions of it but I always love it.

    Nice interview. Thanks.


  15. I've been wanting to read this book for a while now :) I agree with the power that Jennifer wants Gwen to have. Im all about speed and strength :)
    Thanks for the giveaway

  16. Im really looking forward to reading this book thank you for the great interview! Great giveaway thanks for the chance!

  17. I'm hooked to this series and cannot wait to get more. Uber exited I am :)

  18. haha Sometimes I think I need super strong wrists too from all my writing and typing at school.

    This series has been top of my wishlist for forever! I just got first frost for my kindle and Im getting touch of frost for christmas. I will probably read it that same day! ;)

  19. Wonderful interview! The myth of Cupid and Psyche is one of my favorites as well. :)

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! Well Hermione is a strong character too!! this series is on my tbr list!
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  21. Thanks for sharing I like how you formulate your questions I enjoyed every Q&A segment the book is very lovely!

  22. Great interview and giveaway! I haven't read the series yet (guilty!), but the fact that Jennifer likes Cupid and Psyche AND that she wants super speed AND that she's read Harry Potter AND that she likes The False Princess is really making me interested ...

    But thanks!

    Linda @ Most Important Letter

  23. The Cupid and Psyche story is one of my favourites! It was so unusual for a heroine to have to go through all those trials in order to win the hero! I’m really looking forward to Dark Frost.

  24. I think I would choose to be super quick too,although I can related with sore wrists from typing for to long!

  25. I have read First Frost and can't wait to continue the journey. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today. I love a strong heroine and add magic and there are no better combinations :)

  26. I absolutely love this series. I love the world that the author created. I always have a firm a grasp on all of the characters and can picture them perfectly in my head. I'm so excited to read Kiss of Frost and then in May Dark Frost. I've never been to into mythology, but this series has opened my eyes to all the great stories out there. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Thanks for the interview. I agree that having speed and strength would be awesome powers.

  28. I love the covers for both of the books! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and interview(:

  29. Hm...... Touch of Frost disappointed me because it did not have enough action. But I just have to find out what happens next in Kiss of Frost. If Dark Frost is the most action-packed, I am definitely reading it.

  30. I haven't even read the first book and I'm already excited for this one!!! I love finding new to me authors and I cannot wait to dive into her work

  31. I really want to read The False Princess so I am glad that she liked it. I have never read Touch of Frost but this sounds amazing and if I win I will have to read it and then what I win! YAY!

  32. Great interview. I love her books and am looking forward to the new one.

  33. I've never heard of this writer before. The book sounds interesting, though.

  34. I have seen this book everywhere. I would love to read it. It is on my wishlist. Thanks for the chance.

  35. I love mythology. Funny that her character would be best friends with Hermione. I really want to read The False Princess! and this book of course! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!


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