Saturday, October 8, 2016

REVIEW & INTERVIEW - Fairly Safe (Love of Fairs, #2) by Deborah Ann Davis

Fairly Safe

Love of Fairs, #2

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of Fairly Safe (Love of Fairs, #2) . . . 
Jacob had the woman that he was going to spend the rest of his life with all picked out. All he had to do was find her again and tell her that she was his. This turns out be easier said than done. Cassie had caught the interest of a quite kind of guy. She knew that it was a complication that she and her family did not need.

I love the siblings (Cassie, Robin, and Sam), William and his household staff, and of course Jacob (Jake). It was fun watching some of the antics that were gotten in to around the house/property and on outings.

The history and timeline made for a great way to keep up with the kissing booth over the years and the connections to the fairs.  There was so much sweetness, laughs, fun, excitement to go around.

This was a clean romance that had hints of suspense and mystery. You will be motivated to read further to see how Jacob get the girl, how he keeps her safe, will he get the family he has dreamed of, will there be a happy-ever-after for him. I found the plot wonder, the characters beautiful and easy to connect with, and the writing to be flowing. There was a wonderful imagination set behind the words on the pages.
**This eBook was provided by Deborah Ann Davis the author in exchange for an honest review.**

JACOB HAS COME A LONG WAY FOR AN ORPHANED FOSTER KID. He has a mentor, a great job, and has finally fallen in love. Granted, she mistook him for a stalker when they met, but every relationship has its little problems. Unfortunately, for the past few years, as the object of his affection pops in and out of his life, she has refused to share any personal info, like where she’s from, or her real name. Regardless, Jacob is ready to take their relationship to the next level. Now, if only he can locate her so he can tell her. 

CASEY’S FAMILY IS IN THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM. Safety has to be their only priority. Their cover has been blown before, so Casey knows at any given time they could be forced to disappear again. Obviously, a shy young man with hopeful eyes cannot possibly be added to the mix. You cannot build a relationship like that. Now, if only she can stop thinking about him. 

JACOB’S AND CASEY’S WORLDS UNEXPECTEDLY COLLIDE when Jacob inadvertently helps hide her family. Exposed to their 24-7 vigilance, Jacob realizes he must come up with a plan to keep them out of harm’s way, because this time if Casey disappears, she will be taking with her Jacob’s heart, and his hopes of finally having a family of his own.
Interview with Deborah Ann Davis
How would you describe you style of writing to someone that has never read your work?
I write quirky YA fiction with a twist. My characters are composites of the students I have taught over the years.

What mindset or routine do you feel the need to set when preparing to write (in general whether you are working on a project or just free writing)?
I like to go away on a mini retreat by myself and write for a concentrated period of time. When I’m at home, my washing machine beckons and my vacuum cleaner nags at me…and I don’t even like using them. When I’m away, my only concern outside of writing is where is my next meal coming from.

Do you take your character prep to heart? Do you nurture the growth of each character all the way through to the page? Do you people watch to help with development? Or do you build upon your character during story creation?
I find life and people very funny, and I definitely use situations I observe to add depth to my plot when creating characters. Ironically, sometimes I have to eliminate a scene because the reader won’t believe something like that could occur in real life, when in reality, it actually did. Real life can seem quite farfetched at times.

Have you found yourself bonding with any particular character? If so, which one(s)?
When I’m writing in a character’s POV, I’m very involved with him or her. I feel what they feel. I get choked up when they do. I laugh when they find things funny. That involvement – that deep POV – is what makes my characters come alive on the page.

Do you have a character that you have been working on that you can't wait to put to paper?
The precocious eight year old baby sister of the runaways in the upcoming Fairly Obvious is actually a precocious eight year old I heard lording over two little boys while playing on the beach. I can’t wait to see what comes out of her mouth.

What spurs you to reach for the unexperienced?
I’m a person who likes change. I like moving to a new house, trying a new class, teaching a new group. I get restless when the unusual becomes ordinary. That’s when it becomes time to make a change and find extraordinary again.

I got this one from a friend. If you could have dinner with 7 fictional characters, who would they be?
Arcadia from Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy
Kelpie from Sally Watson’s Witch of the Glen
Lessa from Anne McCaffrey’s Dragons of Pern
Menolly from Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonsong
Paradise Oscar from Astrid Lindgren’s Rasmus and the Vagabond
Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon
Dumbledore from Harry Potter

Can you share you next creative project? If yes, can you give a few details?
Currently I have 2 projects, Fairly Obvious, the next in the Love Of Fairs series, and a nonfiction workbook for teenage girls, Girl’s Guide to Good Guys: The Power of Being Patient and Picky.

Fairly Obvious is a tale about a family of runaways evading the authorities so they won’t be split up by foster care.

Girl’s Guide to Good Guys: The Power of Being Patient and Picky is an edu-taining approach to navigating relationships during high school while afflicted with the Curse of the Teenage Brain.
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