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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Chase by Dawn Martens and Chantal Fernando!

Chase by Dawn Martens and Chantal Fernando 

Expected Release Date: June 1 
Synopsis: Moving in with a guy you only met once? Stupid. But for student Layla Crawford, this was reality. Chase Jackson is a renowned playboy and self professed commitment phobe, that is until he meets Layla. Blinded by his intensity to have her, Chase will stop at nothing to make her his. With a jealous ex and old conquests repeatedly making appearances, Chase' s skeletons come out of the closet one by one, each one pushing Layla further and further away. Layla is determined to keep her distance. Chase now has to convince the only woman he has ever wanted that he is worth the gamble. 

How were y'all inspired to write Chase and how did you come up with characters, etc?
Dawn – Chantal totally formed Chase, she had the story she wanted, I added to it. With Nikki, you’ll discover that a lot of her is based on me. (We’ll get into that one when it comes). 
Chantal – The first chapter is inspired by my sister. She did leave our smaller town to drive up to the city and need to find a house before her classes started. Last minute she found a place- and came home ranting about moving in with ‘hot guys.’ There is a lot of me in Layla. I relate to her, and I understand why she does things. She is kind and giving, but never mistake her kindness as weakness. She has a hidden strength most people don’t possess. Layla’s family dynamics are similar to mine. A loving sister (I have two), protective cousins, and a huge family. Chase just came to my mind one day, and he evolved from there. I would picture scenes in my head and rush to try and get them written down. The characters kind of did their own thing after a while, if that makes any sense. I let my imagination run wild. Whilst writing this book I have been inspired by many things. My own personal history, current events, favorite characters plus Dawn’s input. Having said that, everything is warped or changed into a fictional story. I have taken events and changed them, twisted them, added drama and craziness to them. My sisters Tenielle and Sasha are both mentioned in the book. I chose a few similarities with each character, but mainly I just made the rest up. I’ve told them not to read into the character’s personalities, because they really are my own creation. Truth be told, my mind is an intriguing place. I never know what I will come up with. I’m just so happy about the feedback we have received on Chase. Everyone has been so supportive, and the reader’s have been amazing.

Dawn : 
I drink too much, Swear too much, and Read too much. I don't have a filter, and I tend to speak before I think. 
I live in Alberta Canada. 
I have an amazing pain in the ass husband, and two little girls. 
I have a huge love of reading. I've been a beta reader, and helped a few authors edit. On top of those things, because I don't plan to give them up, I figured it was time to take the leap and write a book. 
It wouldn't be possible without my girl Chantal!!! 

Chantal: I'm 26 and a mother of three beautiful little boys. 
I've been happily married since I was 18 and live in Western Australia. 
I love to read and write; I'm a dreamer. 
Chase is my debut novel, written with my friend Dawn. 

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