Friday, March 1, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Frosted by Wendy Sparrow

Today, Waves of Fiction is excited to participate in the Blog Tour for Wendy Sparrow's debut Entangled Ever After novella release of Frosted!

For our stop, we are sharing a review and an author interview. But that's not all! As part of this tour, Wendy Sparrow is giving away a Blue and White Sworovski Crystal Necklace in sterling silver to one lucky international winner at the end of the tour. So don't miss out!
Frosted by Wendy Sparrow
Published January 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
About the book
Seven years ago, Kate Finley fell through the ice into the Winter World and straight into the heart of its king, Jack Frost. Then cold feet set in and Kate ran from the one man who made her feel complete.

Jack let his queen go back to the mortal world to say goodbye but she escaped out of his reach to sunny Florida. Now time is short, and he must convince his runaway bride to give him a second chance to melt her heart.

My Thoughts
“I knew…you were meant to be with me from the first spin on the ice,” he said. “Then, when you laughed and tipped your face back to catch the snowflake on your tongue, I knew if it wasn’t you…it also couldn’t be anyone else.”

Frosted was pure wintery wonderfulness!! I was able to immediately suspend my reality and enjoy this novel from beginning to end. When an author transcends magic into the mortal world and executes it to perfection, it proves why fantasy is one of my favorite genres. Love, love, love Wendy Sparrow’s tale of magic mixed with steamy romance and chilly weather. A perfect combination that kept my attention and had me finishing this book in one sitting.

In this story, Jack Frost balances one foot in the magical world and one in the mortal world as he tries to bring his wife back to their winter kingdom. It’s been seven years, and Kate Finley can’t seem to let go of her human existence to reign alongside Jack as Ice Queen. Always looking for an escape plan, she flees to the warmer weather of Florida, which is just beyond Jack’s reach. But when a career obligation brings her to the snow-filled state of Denver, Jack pulls out all the stops to court his wife and convince her to come back to their kingdom.

Jack Frost was crafted to perfection. I loved his dialog and combination of moody moments and romantic attempts that gave him not only a charming side, but also an edgy allure. Kate was the perfect character to compliment Jack. Together they were easy to fall for, and I found myself enjoying their adventures and interactions.

I have to point out the book cover. It was a PERFECT complement to Jack Frost’s character. That is exactly how I pictured him and the eye candy was much appreciated. Thank you very much!

Overall, being the first novel I’ve read by Wendy Sparrow, I’m convinced this author has what it takes to charm me with her tales of romance and fantasy. I look forward to reading more stories by Sparrow. Fun and sweet read that fit the bill to perfection.
3.5 Suns

We are so excited to have Wendy Sparrow join us here at Waves of Ficiton, and she was gracious enough to answer some of our questions on her book, writing process, as well as share some fun facts about herself.  Welcome Wendy!
Author Interview Questions
How would you describe Frosted in 5 words or less?Jack Frost chases his queen.

What inspired you to write Kate and Jack Frost’s story?
I had a dream about Kate avoiding the cold to stay out of the king of winter’s grasp and it just filled in over the course of two years until it was all I could think about and I had to write it down to get it out of my head. 

Do you have a favorite line or scene in the book?
My favorite line probably horrifies my mother, but it’s: "Do you have any idea how hard it is to blow winter down into Florida? Global warming is a bitch.”

What do you hope your audience will come to appreciate about Kate and Jack? 
I hope their romance will bring a little heat to everyone’s winter and the next time Jack Frost nips at your nose you’ll smile for a second.

What influenced you to start writing? 
I come from a family of writers, and I’ve been a storyteller from childhood. In fact, I told far too many stories as a child. I don’t think any of my siblings heard “The Little Boy Who Cried Wolf” almost daily like I did. That was my bedtime story. I like to think I’m channeling that creative energy in lying for profit now. Just kidding. A little. 

When you’re not working on your books, what do you like to spend time doing?
I read. A lot. I love to lose myself in a book and forget that I’m even reading. Nothing feels as much like magic as when you’re in a world so vivid that you later think it was a movie you watched. I also like spending time with my husband and kids. My husband has been incredibly supportive, and he’s just a great guy. I’m very lucky. And my kids are just loads of fun. 

What is the hardest part of the writing process for you?
Taking criticism. I know it’s one of the most valuable aspects to the process and Frosted is twenty times better than when it started, but it’s still difficult. My characters feel so real. It’s more like a story I’ve been told by real people rather than something I made up. So when it comes time to revise—it’s a hard blow. Then, you make it through all that, and it’s published and you will receive negative reviews that you just need to shrug off. Taking criticism and learning and growing as a writer demands you believe in yourself more than anyone else does. If you don’t want to be a storyteller clear down to your soul, it’s not worth sharing something so private. And if it doesn’t feel private and personal, then it’s not worth sharing. In my opinion. 

Can you share what you’re working on next?
The next thing I’ll have published is a memoir piece in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum due out in April for Autism Awareness month. I’m anticipated other happily-ever-afters published through Entangled this year and next. 

Quick Fun Facts
Talk or Text? Text. I don’t like talking on the phone.

Breakfast or Dinner? I eat dinner for breakfast…I don’t like how sweet most breakfast foods are—so, I guess, dinner.

Sandals or Sneakers? This probably sounds crazy, but I’m allergic to most socks so I’m barefoot when I’m home, and then when I go out I have hordes of shoes that can all be worn without socks including my running shoes. Also, living in the Pacific Northwest means that the question should have been Crocs or rainboots? ; )

Coffee or Tea? Neither. Mountain Dew or hot chocolate.

Paperback or eBook? Ebook. My OCD makes me have issues with the feel and “contamination” of paper, so I have to get up frequently and wash my hands too often while reading paper books. (And you thought these were quick facts! Hah!)

Summer or Winter? =} Uhhh. I know I should say winter…I know it. But I like to be warm. Really, fall is my favorite season. I don’t like to be hot either. I’m a fragile flower.

Thank you so much for stopping by Wendy!

About the Author

At home in the Pacific Northwest, Wendy Sparrow writes for both an adult and young adult crowd. She has two wonderfully quirky kids, a supportive husband, and a perpetually messy house because writing is more fun than cleaning. She enjoys reading with a flashlight under a blanket—the way all the best books should be read—and believes in the Oxford comma, the pursuit of cupcakes, and that every story deserves a happily ever after. Most days she can be found on Twitter where she’ll talk to anyone who talks back, and occasionally just to herself.

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  1. Wendy I can't wait to read this book!!

  2. Looks like an unique story! Thanks for you thoughts and chance to win!

  3. I have seen this book on other blogs too and I have to say it sounds great and unique. I am going to have to read it just because it's unlike anything I have heard of or read.