Spotlight & Giveaway: Tease by Sophie Jordan

Posted May 22nd, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 42 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan to HJ!


Hi Sophie, Welcome to HJ!

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title of the book should be? Why?

Sophie JordanNever Enough…

Basically because my life is my family and writing … and I have so many more book ideas than I have time to write because I am a mother and a wife … and a friend, daughter, sister, aunt… you get the idea…

Which of your prior characters would you most/least likely invite to dinner and why?

Ohh, any of the heroes, of course! I’d want Reece and Shaw and Logan to come over. Then I could just sit back and admire them.

Let’s talk about your newest release: TEASE

If you had to summarize the book for the readers here…

TEABasically it’s your wild “tease” meets the guy that won’t take her shit and sees past her party girl facade. Sparks fly. 🙂

Please tell us about the characters in your book:

You’ve met Emerson in FOREPLAY bk #1 of the Ivy Chronicles. Well, now the sassy, funny party girl meets sexy, broody, straight-home-from-the-marines Shaw (he’s a high school friend of Reece – the hero of FOREPLAY). You’ll get to see Reece and Pepper from FOREPLAY again, as well as other familiar faces (Georgia and Logan) as you follow Emerson and Shaw’s story.

As you wrote your protagonist was there anything about them that surprised you?

Just learning who Emerson really was … I wrote her as the sassy party-girl in FOREPLAY. It was a challenge digging into the real meat of her character and figuring out what motivated her.

What scene did you most enjoy writing? Why? (Please share a little snippet of the scene)

It’s probably in the banter between Shaw and Emerson. Like here, for instance, when Shaw says: “Sweetheart, you’re not that irresistible.” That’s him … not about to let Emerson ruffle him.

What scene was the hardest to write? Why? (Please share a little snippet of the scene)

Oooh, the ending definitely … it involves a long awaited confrontation when Emerson faces the ghosts of her past. No spoilers here! 😉

Who would you cast in the role of your characters if your book were optioned for a movie?

No idea for Emerson … I love the guy who plays Isaac in Teen Wolf. He could be Shaw any day.

If you could have given your characters one piece of advice before the opening pages of the book, what would it be and why?

Choose your friends carefully (this for Emerson) … especially if you’re not the one driving!

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2014?

WILD, Georgia’s book releases this November! I’m so excited about it. I’m also starting a new sexy historical series with the book A GOOD DEBUTANTE’S GUIDE TO RUIN in August.

Where can readers get in touch with you?

You can hear from me the fastest via Facebook and twitter, but of course you can email me through my website.


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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42 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Tease by Sophie Jordan”

  1. Tracey Parker

    Depends on the story but usually its the individuals themselves growing and realizing what they need then taking action and going for thier dream! The love scenes are also a bonus 🙂

  2. Kim Perry

    I love following the characters as they mature and deal with the challenges of transitioning to adults

  3. Taswmom

    I love a good romance, no matter which romance genre. I love seeing the couple learn about themselves and each other and grow in their love and understanding.

  4. Kai W.

    New adult filled the gap of YA and the regular adult genre. It’s nice to find out what happens during the college years in the romance world.

  5. Kate I.

    I like vicariously reliving what should have been my lifestyle when I was the age of the target demo for NA novels. I was way too strait-laced back then. Okay, I’m still that way, lol!

  6. Zandalee

    I’m in the New Adult age group, so it’s easy for me to relate to the characters and what they go through in some of the novels. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that they’re sexy too! 😉

  7. Wilda Sowell

    I love how I basically get to live through college through the characters. I never got to experience the whole college/roommate/living on your own thing. I got pregnant at 17, moved in with fiance, had baby at 18, and got married at 19. Thankfully everything has worked out and we are still going strong 10 years later and I wouldn’t change any of it for anything. But I do wonder what it would have been like and I get to enjoy it multiple times through these charavters and each time is a completely new adventure 🙂

  8. Eden Ehrmann

    I love how the characters are my age and relatable. While I love young adult, it gets weird sometimes since I’m older than the characters. I also like how the issues are a lot of what my friends or I go through while in college.

  9. Ana Smith

    Mostly, seeing a character settle into being an adult. Of course, there is also the romance part. 🙂

  10. Michelle Lee

    There are scenes that most people can relate to or fantasize and I just love the romance! Haha thank you for this amazing giveaway! 🙂

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