Monday, November 5, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Life on the Edge by Jennifer Comeaux

New Adult / Upper YA
Date Published: 1/3/12

Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.

Jennifer Comeaux

Jennifer Comeaux earned a Master of Accounting from Tulane University and is a Certified Public Accountant in south Louisiana. While working for a Fortune 1000 company, she sought a creative outlet and decided to put on paper a story that had played in her head for years. That story became Life on the Edge, her first published novel. 

When not working or writing, she is an avid follower of the sport of figure skating, travelling to competitions around the country. Those experiences allow her to see another side of the sport and serve as an inspiration for her writing. Jennifer is blessed with a wonderful family and many friends who have encouraged her to pursue her dream of being a published author.

Twitter: @LadyWave4

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I see writing as more of a hobby than a career. I have to support myself financially, so I need to keep my stable day job! I like having writing as just a creative outlet, something fun to do on the side. If it felt like a job, then I wouldn’t enjoy it as much.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Plotting. I’m learning that I’m more of a “pantser,” someone who needs to just start writing and see where the story takes me. It’s funny because I’m so organized in my day job as an accountant, but when it comes to writing, I have to just go with the flow rather than try to outline and plot everything in advance.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

My friend Clare, who I met through an online writing critique site, helped me a lot with Life on the Edge. She listened to all my plot ramblings, and she pushed me to go outside my comfort zone. I couldn’t have made it through all the rewrites and edits without her support.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

My next book, Edge of the Past, will be out in winter 2012! It continues the story of Emily and Sergei from Life on the Edge. Here’s a one-line teaser: When the past explodes into the present, what does it mean for the future?

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I do love to read, but I don’t get to do it as much when I’m writing a book. Since I finished Edge of the Past, I’ve been trying to catch up on my TBR pile! I like to read mostly Young Adult and New Adult contemporary stories. Right now, I’ve gone outside my usual genre with a YA paranormal book titled Hunters by Stefanie Pristavu.

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3? Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed potatoes with LOTS of butter

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Depends on my mood J

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? I went to Catholic school for grades K-12, so that’s all I knew!

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Neither. I’m the weirdo who doesn’t like any hot drinks J But I do love a cold Java Chip Frappuccino!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Paperback, but I’m starting to love my Kindle


Follow Along With This Tour

November 6 - My Devotional Thoughts - Guest Post/PROMO
November 7 - Becky's Barmy Book Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
November 8 - I'm a Reader, Not a Writer - Interview/PROMO
November 9 - What's on the Bookshelf - Review/Guest Post
November 9 - Pretty in Fiction - Guest Post/PROMO
November 10 - Moosubi Reviews - Review/Interview
November 11 - Book an Appointment with Wisdom Books - Review/guest Post
November 12 - Rolling With the Moments - Review/Guest Post
November 13 - Reading under the Stars - Review/Interview
November 14 - The Other Shelf - Guest Post/PROMO
November 14 - Jenn Renee - Guest Post/PROMO
November 15 - Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post
November 16 - Addicted to YA Books - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - Journey With Books - Review/Guest Post
November 17 - Andi's YA Books - Review/Interview
November 18 - Shelfspace Needed - Interview/Guest Post/PROMO
November 19 - Reader Girls - Guest Post/PROMO
November 20 - Comfort Books - PROMO
November 21 - Kaisy Daisy's Blog - Review
November 22 - Berds Fly - Review
November 23 - Lov Liv Life Reviews - Guest Post/PROMO
November 24 - Cozie Corner - Review
November 25 - Taking it One Page at a Time - Review/Guest Post
November 26 - YA Book Addict - PROMO
November 27 - Above Average, Below Special - Review 
November 28 - Cocktails and Books - Review/Guest Post
November 29 - In Between - Review
November 30 - Genuine Jenn - Review


  1. Hi Jen! Ahhh... you helped me a lot too! So much that I named my protag Jen. Of course she does things you'd never do. Good luck with Edge of the Past. I think you did the story just right and am glad you didn't take all the weird suggestions I made. Meanwhile poor Jen, your namesake, suffered quite a bit of pain in my book.

    1. I was honored to be the namesake for your protag! And especially because my late uncle used to call me Jennifer Jones :) Thanks again for all your help!

  2. Awesome site! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Jennifer, I find it fascinating that you have an accounting background (so do I) and that you are also a great writer. I have seen your book on the Astraea Press site; it looks really good. I have it on my TBR list to add to my More Than a Review book review site.

    1. Thanks so much, Donna! Your site is great (I just recommended it to a friend yesterday)!

  4. I love figure skating! I like the idea of a book about it.

  5. This is such a wonderful book. I highly recommend it and I'm looking forward to the second book as well!

  6. This looks really interesting! I love this site so much. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Thank you very much for the superb giveaway... :)