Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Author Spotlight: J.L. Beck

J.L. Beck, author of the Bittersweet Series is today's Author Spotlight profile. Beck released her debut novel, Bittersweet Revenge in July. She has since followed it up with Bittersweet Love.  The Bittersweet Series follows Jenna as she deals with bullying. Rumors are going around that she sleeps around and when she finds out that her boyfriend is the one who started she is shocked. Beck will be releasing the next book in the series, Bittersweet Hate on Sept. 26. Beck talks about her inspiration for the story and what else she has planned for the series in my interview with her. Get read to meet today's Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf's Author Spotlight,  J.L. Beck.

J.L. Beck's Biography

J.L. Beck is the Author of Bittersweet Revenge, Bittersweet Love, and Bittersweet Hate. She lives in Elroy, Wisconsin, with her husband Brandon, and daughter Bella.

Since the moment she could reach the shelves on the book shelf shes been reading, thus influencing her to write. Her favorite books are those that leave an imprint on your soul. You know the ones that have you putting everything off because you have to find out what happens next.
When she's not writing or reading(of course)you can find her picking up after her three year old daughter, or explaining to her husband why its unsafe to do something any other way, than the way your wife told you too.

Shes a huge fan of all things drama, with shows like The Vampire Diaries, and Arrow being some of her favorites. She's addicted to all things social media, caffeine, and Starbucks.
Stalk me, you know you want to.

An Interview with J.L. Beck

You released your first book in the Bittersweet Series,  Bittersweet Revenge in July, what was the inspiration behind the story?

This is kind of a long story. I was looking through our dvd's at home one day, and I found the movie Easy A. I LOVE that movie, so after watching it like four times, a story kept rolling around in my brain and it just wouldn't stop. Thus Bittersweet Revenge came

The main character Jenna deals with bullying in the book, a subject  that affects many people. What kind of research went into that topic?

Not so much research, but more so personal experience. Everyone has experienced bullying in one way or another. I just took what I went through and added a spin on it. 

Revenge is another main part of the story, what do you think it is about revenge that is intriguing to people?

Great question. I think its the aspect of just getting back at someone for the hurt they caused you.. in the end its bittersweet really. I know that when I was writing the book I knew that Jenna standing up to everyone would be good enough revenge for her. Corey's revenge was different, because he was hurting differently. 

The newest book in the series, Bittersweet Hate is coming at in a couple weeks (Sept. 26) What can you tell us about this story?

Bittersweet Hate is thee most emotional book I have ever written. It gutted me when I finished writing it. I literally gave myself a book hangover. I was begging the characters to change, and I kept saying no I can't do this. But I had to.. Its about growing up, learning to trust, and fighting to your demons. 

Do you have any more books in the series after Bittersweet Hate?

YES! RYDER is getting a book after Bittersweet Trust comes out. I also may or may not have a book after Ryders book. ;)

Of the the three books in the series, do you have a favorite?

Of course. I loved Jenna and Rex but I have to give it to Ryder. He is the mysterious one in the group. 

What has been your favorite part of writing and publishing the Bittersweet Series?

The fans, and feedback. I love hearing from people about why the love my books, or hate them. About how I inspired them to be an author or gave them that last push. To me nothing is more important than my fans. :) I love them. 

What are some of your favorite books?

Anything New Adult, College Romance, LOVE LOVE Taking Chances by Molly McAdam's. YA romance, I love PNR. 

In 10 words or less can you tell readers why they should read your books?

Revenge. Betrayal. Love. Hate. Trust. Anger. Happiness. Real. Life. 

Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and/or readers new to you?

Thank you for supporting me. I do this for you. <3 nbsp="" span="">

Books by J.L. Beck

I’m a slut. Or at least that’s what everyone calls me. I guess that’s what you get when everyone think’s you've slept with the whole football team and then some.
My junior year of high school I gave my heart to Corey Winchester. He was handsome, cocky, and a pure gentlemen. Then everything changed in an instant. When I found out he was spreading malicious rumors about me, after I refused to sleep with him I was utterly surprised. To add to it, he broke up with me in front of the whole school. I essentially became the laughing stock of the town. People that I once called my friends became my enemies. Finding a way to ruin my life one day at a time. Now the shitty part is I should have known a pretty boy like him was too good to be true. After ruining my reputation and life I did everything I could to stay under the radar, but it just wasn't enough. I slowly learned that all the torment, and hate was all for one thing. Revenge. That’s what Corey wanted, and why I didn't know. Then Rex Winchester came along. Corey’s cousin, and someone I knew I shouldn't be getting close with. A whole six feet of hotness, a smile that melted the panties off of every girl in a fifty mile radius, and a heart of gold. He could have anyone he wanted, so why he chose me Corey’s ex, the bullied, slutty girl was beyond me. All I knew was that I wanted him. I wanted him more than anythi
ng. The problem was, I couldn't tell if Rex, was just like Corey or if his intentions were as innocent as he was making them out to be.
My names Jenna Haines, and this is the story of how the one thing I wanted.. turned out to be the one thing that would hurt me the most. What happens when the one thing you least expect to happen, does? When all the lies and secrets come out. Well you're about find out.


The anticipated conclusion to Jenna and Rex's story is now here.

Bittersweet Love is the second book in the series, it is recommended that you read book one in the series first, before reading this that way you can get a better understanding of the story.

Betrayal. That’s what Jenna Haines felt when she discovered that her relationship with Rex Winchester was anything but real.

With a broken heart, and a deep sadness running through her veins she picked up the pieces and forced herself to move on. After all, what better place to start fresh than at University of California, Berkeley?

That is until the day she finds out Rex got accepted to Berkeley too, and that he will be following her off to college. To add salt to the wounds, it seems as if he will do anything to win her back. With Rex, on the prowl and her heart being the prey can she resist his advances towards her?

Even more so can she move on from the vengeful things he once did and fall into a deep bittersweet love? Or will the hate, lies, and secrets break them beyond repair? Is love really capable of healing all wounds or is everything still just a lie? 

 Coming Soon: Sept. 26


What happens when fire meets gasoline?

That’s all it took was a spark. One kiss and I was hooked. I wanted to hate Corey Winchester more than anything and most days I did. He was an arrogant asshole, and bully. He didn't know the first thing about love but yet here I was falling into his lap.

Then things changed. I changed. Someone broke me, and he was there to pick up the pieces showing me a part of him I had never seen. Compassion, trust, and love. I wanted to hate him, with everything in me I wanted to look at him and feel nothing but I guess love and hate can’t coincide together.

What happens when you think you know someone? Like really know them?

Turns out we didn't know each other as well as we thought.

Turns out if you play with fire for too long you, you will in fact get burned.

My names Mimi Jones and this isn't a fairy tale.

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