Today we welcome author CJ Warrant to CandrelsCCC. Her latest book Mirror Image recently released and has been receiving rave reviews. She took some time out of her busy schedule to let us get to know a bit more about her and her book. She’s even offering up a $10 Amazon gift certificate as a part of this blog tour. Take a few moments to meet her. Leave a comment to greet her. Download a copy of the book and then enter the giveaway! Note that affiliate links are present in this post, which may help me earn a few extra pennies, but at no additional cost to you. Thanks for stopping by!
What was the inspiration for Mirror Image?
My inspiration for Mirror Image is Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde. I was watching a movie about them and then it went to a commercial with twins. I made the connection but came out so much more.
Who is your favorite character and why?
It has to be Jazz. For everything she went through, she’s strong and stubborn enough to endure the tragedies in her life. Jazz doesn’t let anything stand in her way so she can find peace and happiness in her life.
Which character is most like yourself?
Wow…I would have to say, Jazz. I had to traverse through breast cancer, loss of a sibling at a young age, divorce and an auto-immune disease, I also learned to be strong and stubborn to get what I want out of life.
Without any spoilers, what is your favorite scene in the book?
I hate to say but the end, when Lola breaks down to Jazz. I cried when I wrote.
Will we see these characters again?
Most likely not. They moved on with their lives.
What do you want readers to take away from your work?
My stories have characters with real life damage and situations. I put them through the ringer. But that’s Life. Stuff happens that can knock you down. Strive for that Happy Ending and don’t let anything stop you from getting what you want. And after reading my stories, I hope they can look at lives with better appreciation and wanting to read more of my books.
Tell us a little bit more about your other published works.
My first published Romantic thriller book is called Forgetting Jane. The story about half buried amnesiac woman found in a small Wisconsin town. Through investigation police chief uncovers a bigger mystery that is connected to the killer, victim and mystery of the girl in the yellow dress.
And I have a contemporary novella called Sweet Reunion, A Landry Brothers Duet part 1. It’s about a Chicago bakery owner is in dire straits because of her partner taking off with the shop’s cash. And who comes in to help save her from closing, but her college love. Conflicting love, past hurts and sweet treats to feast on.
What is it that drives you to write?
I have a strong imagination. And I love to see my stories down on paper and sharing them. It also helps clear the clutter I have in my head. lol
What was the best writing advice you ever received?
No matter if you write for just self enjoyment or for publication, write everyday…especially if you want to be published. It’s good practice. The more you write, the better you get and more you want to do.
Do you have a writing routine that you follow?
Yes. I’m up at the butt crack of dawn, and depending on which is pressing me, I write or edit about three hours in the morning. Lunch. Do what I need to do in real life and the afternoon, I put in about four to five hours.
When not writing, where can we find you?
Home most times. Or running errands, and/or with friends.
What is something from your bucket list that you have accomplished?
That you have yet to do?
Visit Australia and New Zealand! Have always wanted to go there.
What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
I’m not sure about this one. I’m pretty open.
Anything else you would like to add?
Yes. Look for my next book, Sweet Redemption, A Landry Brothers Duet part 2 coming very soon. Sign up for my newsletter and you’ll get first hand information on my up and coming books and events.
Thank you so much for your time!
Thank you for having me!
Las Vegas stripper, Jazz Connolly is wrongly accused of murder and finds out the killer may be her identical twin. With help from a Denver cop Mike Mitchell—the latest victim’s best friend and her accuser, Jazz uncovers facts about her past, a dark secret twisted with lies, and clues to the killer’s true identity.
When Mike finds Jazz on his doorstep, he can’t resist the temptation and helps her track down details of her past. As they uncover clues, he can’t ignore the potent chemistry between them. In this tangled web of chaos, their passion ignites, but can they learn to trust each other? While the body count grows, they will have to fight back, love hard, and survive in order to learn the truth and expose the real killer.
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CJ Warrant Bio:
CJ Warrant is a lover, a hater and sometimes a fighter for all she’s passionate about. She can’t exist without coffee, chocolate and a damn story brewing in her head. She was born an overseas Army brat, in a Korean Italian household but settled in the states at the ripe old age of five.
With a long career in the beauty industry, a wonderful marriage to a great man and three kids nearly all grown, her view of life is as such. Life is a journey; both good and bad, light and dark, but she takes it all in and learns from every experience life has to offer. She takes those crazy moments, stirs in the dark and brings her passion for words to life.
Visit CJ at www.cjwarrant.com
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