Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Interview & Review Anything for You by Jessica Scott

Welcome to author, Jessica Scott!  She joins us with an interview as she promotes her latest novella, Anything for You. Enjoy her interview after my thoughts.

Publisher: Self
Date of publication: February 1, 2012

Sergeant First Class Shane Garrison has spent a year recovering from his combat injuries. A year spent in the arms of the woman of his dreams.  But loving Jen comes with a price: every time he touches her, he faces the uncertain fear that loving her might mean losing her forever.

Jen is a breast cancer survivor and with Shane, she’s found a man who loves her despite her scars. But her scars may be too much for their love to survive.

As their love grows, so does the risk to Jen’s life. And Shane must make the toughest decision any man can make to save the woman he loves.

My thoughts:

Sometimes when I finish a book, I wish I could see more of the characters.  I always wonder if the HEA is going to last and if it is still all roses and sweetness after.  Anything for You lets us revisit Jen and Shane from Because of you (my review).  I loved this couple   Their story was very emotional and they fought hard to be together    

In this novella, it is some months later and Jen and Shane are both facing some very real fears. I think anytime we love someone one, we can have the fear of losing them in the back of our mind. It was refreshing to read as it shows that after the HEA, life is still there staring us in the face.  I loved the gift that Shane gave to Jen in the end.  It made me fall in love with him all over again.  

If you haven't had a chance to read Jan and Shane's story, definitely pick it up along with this one.  You won't be disappointed.

Kari& Autumn: What inspired you to become a writer?

Jessica: I started writing officially back in 2007 when I was away from my kids for the first time at Officer Candidate School down at Fort Benning. I spent a lot of my free time at Barnes & Nobel and one day, I came up with this idea for a hero who only wanted to train because he knows he's going to end up back at war. And the rest, they say, is history.

Kari& Autumn: Where do you come up with the ideas for your books?

Jessica: From the people around me. War does different things to different people and I wanted to explore that from a normal soldier perspective not a special forces kind of way. I wanted to write about the Everyman and Everywoman's reaction to war and coming home from war.

Kari& Autumn: What exciting projects are waiting in the wings?

Jessica: There's are two more books in the Coming Home series as it stands right now. Laura & Trent's story is coming along with Reza's story are both finished. Just waiting to find out their fate:)

Kari& Autumn: Who is your favorite literary character and why?

Jessica: Oh that's a tough one. Probably Lessa from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series.

Kari& Autumn: Just for fun, if you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

Jessica: Totally a dragon. I mean who wouldn't pick a dragon?

About Jess

Jessica Scott is a career army officer, mother of two daughters, three cats and three dogs, wife to a career NCO and wrangler of all things stuffed and fluffy. She is a terrible cook and even worse housekeeper, but she's a pretty good shot with her assigned weapon and someone liked some of the stuff she wrote. Somehow, her children are pretty well adjusted and her husband still loves her, despite burned water and a messy house.

Oprah has called her. True story.

Her debut novel BECAUSE OF YOU launched Loveswept, the first Random House digital imprint.

She's written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View Regarding War, and IAVA. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of OIF/New Dawn and is currently a company commander stationed at Fort Hood.

Most recently, she's been featured as one of Esquire Magazine's Americans of the Year for 2012. 

Connect with Jessica at


1 comment:

Barbara E. said...

I really enjoyed Because of You, so I'm looking forward to reading Anything for You to find out what's happening with Shane and Jen.