Friday, August 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Dead Cold by @jchasenovelist #interview

Crime Thriller
Date Published: July 2, 2017
Publisher: JEC Press

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Every Emily Stone Thriller is a stand-along novel.

From the multi-award winning series:

What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.

Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.

The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.


Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?

In my action thriller Dead Cold, I wouldn’t say there is a message, but rather, I love to expose readers to forensics and behavioral evidence that they might not be familiar with in other stories. The main character, Emily Stone, is a tough, flawed heroine that takes readers on a rollercoaster ride in crime scene investigations. 

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

There’s not enough time to write all the books I want to write!  

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

I’ve completed nine books and three short stories to date. It’s tough to pick a favorite book because I love writing and enjoy all the storylines. If my arm were twisted, I would say my favorite book is Dead Burn. It was the toughest book to write and I almost scrapped it at one point, but finished it and won a gold medal for action thriller from Readers’ Favorite. 

If you had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?

There are so many wonderful actors to pick from today. I could see my heroine, Emily Stone, played by Kate Beckinsale or Scarlett Johansson. They have proved that they can play tough and believable action stars. However, Kim Poirier played Emily Stone in my live action book series trailer and she was fantastic.

When did you begin writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I could write, hold a pen or pencil (even crayons), in order to get my thoughts or story down on paper. 

How long did it take to complete your first book?

There was a significant amount of time that I thought about my first book and how I wanted to approach the storyline. From outline through editing, it took approximately eight months to complete my first professional book, Compulsion. 

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?

There isn’t one author who inspired me to become a writer—there are so many. Some of my favorite authors are Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz, and David Baldacci just to name a few.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?

I enjoy most of the writing process—but I love researching and finding interesting or little known tidbits to enhance the storyline.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.

Experience high-speed action immediately. 

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?

Dead Cold is the sixth in the Emily Stone Thriller Series, which every book in the series is a stand-alone novel. In this installment, vigilante detective Emily Stone faces the fallout from the most surprising serial killer to date. She even dangles someone she loves as bait in order to draw the killer out of their comfort zone.

I will be releasing the next book in the Chip Palmer Forensic Mysteries, Scene of the Crime, this fall. Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures.

There will be some Emily Stone Cold Case Novellas released in the fall and winter.


About the Author

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning author and consulting criminologist. She has authored eight crime fiction novels, including the multiple award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

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Jennifer Chase said...

Thank you for hosting DEAD COLD today! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting

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