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Special Event…An Interview with Rebacca Yarros, author of Full Measures

Full Measures

Happy Thursday!

I am so very excited for this post!

I recently read (and LOVED) Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros and she has stopped by the blog today for a fun interview.

And I can’t go without some sort of giveaway….so, I have three ecopies of Full Measures to give away! (rafflecopter below)

Thanks for stopping by and ENJOY!

Synopsis:

Three knocks can change everything…

“She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.”

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

 

Ember Teaser

 

Interview with Rebecca:

First off, I can’t say thank you enough for having me on today! 

1. What is one of the romance books you’ve read that inspired you to write?

– Ooh, I can devour some romance, and you want me to narrow it to one?  That’s cruel.  Okay, if we have to pick a favorite child here, let’s go with Karen Moning’s Dark Highlander.  I’ve probably read that book a dozen times.  But, if we can mention the other favorite ones, I love anything Karen Moning puts out, plus Gena Showalter, S.C. Stephens, Christine Feehan, or J.R. Ward.  Wow.  Now that I look at that, I really do lean paranormal.

2. You put so many real life military protocols in Full Measures when it came to the death of Ember’s father.  How emotional was it to write? (because it sure was emotional to read)

– It was a doozy. Because I’m a military wife, that knock at the door is the worst fear I have.  During my husband’s first deployment, he was seriously wounded, and I drew a lot on those emotions from that notification (which can in no way compare) to try to adequately portray the notification for a fallen soldier. I cried through writing both the first and second chapters.  The second, because I drew on the memorial ceremonies we’ve sat though when we’ve lost our friends to war. It’s an intensely personal novel for me, and I can only hope some of that bled through to the page.

3.  What has been the most profound reaction you’ve gotten from a reader to Full Measures?

– Besides hearing my mother comment on my sex scenes?  (Yikes.) It actually came this morning, from a reader who told me I nailed that opening scene, that she had lived through her own knock at the door. It’s incredibly humbling, and reminds me just how blessed I am that I never lost my parents (who are both retired army officers), and that my husband has returned every time he’s deployed. We’re incredibly lucky.

4.  Will we see more of Josh and Ember in the future? 

 – Man, nail me down with the question!  LOL!  Right now I’m working on Jagger’s story, and yes, Josh and Ember are definitely around.  As to if they’ll come back for a little more of their own story?  I guess I’ll have to ask them.  😉

5. How tough is balancing military wife/mommy/writer life?

– It’s kind of like being one of those insane plate spinners, except I’m on roller skates… and they’re on fire. But seriously, my husband has been home from this last tour in Afghanistan for about two months, so we’re still working on a schedule for our children, home and careers. Between our six kids, their hockey schedules, boy scouts and general shenanigans, I find myself writing mostly at night when they’re asleep and quiet. But I’m learning to say no to more outside commitments so I can focus on my imaginary friends… I mean, characters. 

6. Besides Full Measures, is there any book you always recommend people read?

– 13 REASONS WHY by Jay Asher, every time.  That book destroyed me.  Especially if you have a high schooler, or you are a high schooler.  It is a devastating example of a snowball effect, and how the smallest action on someone’s part might seem innocent, but the consequences can be crippling to another person. It’s beautiful, haunting, and if it doesn’t move you to anger and then just wreck you… well, nothing will.

 

That’s it for me!  Thank you so much for having me on today! I absolutely adore you!

Thanks for being here, Rebecca!  The adoration is mutual!  XO ~Jillian

Book links:

Amazon  ~  Barnes and Noble  ~  My Review 

Ember 1

Giveaway:

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

josh teaser 2

 

About the author:

rebeccaRebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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Comments

  1. What a fun interview, Jillian! I bought Full Measures when it was released and look forward to reading soon. Rebecca, 13 Reasons Why landed in my favorites list last year. I highly recommend the audiobook for those who haven’t read it yet. 🙂

  2. smclement5 says:

    Appreciate the giveaway! Would love to read this! Thx!

  3. Amy Garner says:

    This book will make you laugh, cry, smile and even laugh out loud. I have recommended this book everyone.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

    My favorite types of romance novels usually tend to be historical or paranormal, but I’ll read ANY genre! 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for having me on, and the fantastic giveaway!!!! =D

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