Monday, March 2, 2015

Character Interview: Jessica Long from Kevin V. Symmons' 'Solo'

We’re thrilled to have here today Jessica Long from Kevin V. Symmons’ womens fiction novel, Solo.  She’s coming to us all the way from the great state of Massachusetts.  It is a pleasure to have her with us today at The Literary Nook! 

Thanks. It’s a pleasure to be here!

Thank you so for this interview, Jesse, if we can call you Jesse?  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers? 

Well, when I look at myself objectively, I think Kevin, Mr. Symmons, did a fair job. I mean we all have traits we’d rather not have called to our attention.

What do you believe is your strongest trait? 

My desire… I suppose you could call it my ambition!

Worst trait? 

Ha ha! My ambition! Sound familiar?

Do you have a love interest in the book? 

Of course. Matt Sullivan… gorgeous hockey player, best-selling author and the most wonderful and frustrating human being I’ve ever known!

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out? 

Well… I’m not trying to be cute but that would be difficult to explain and be a major spoiler alert! I can explain that when we talk in person!

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why? 

That bitch Stephanie Halloren, Matt’s literary agent, because she’s everything I envy and I despise and because she’s with Matt right now…!

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away? 

I was not very pleased with it. As a matter of fact I was downright pissed… can’t say any more without giving away too much!

What words of wisdom would you give your author if she decided to write another book with you in it? 

Sorry, can’t answer that without giving a major spoiler alert to your audience.

Thank you for this interview.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future? 

Again… hate to keep doing this but it’s impossible for me to say. Let’s leave it at that and thanks. It was mega-fun!

About the Author: 
Kevin Symmons has a BS and an MBA. He has attended the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music and studied in France. After a successful career in business management and consulting, he returned to his first love: writing. His first novel, a spell-binding paranormal romance titled "Rite of Passage" is set in the chaotic period after World War II. It's received dozens of great reviews and was a RomCon Reader's Crown Finalist for 2013. His second effort is a contemporary romantic thriller set near his Cape Cod home, titled "Out of the Storm." Like his first novel, it is an Amazon Best-Seller and received many 5-star reviews. "Solo", an intense and ambitious women's fiction work, has been released from The Wild Rose Press, his award-winning publisher. It explores the devastating effects of privation and domestic violence on the beautiful and extraordinarily talented young heroine.
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About the Book:

Jessica Long has the voice of an angel. But Jesse's cold beauty masks a brutal past filled with privation and cruelty. As the talented soprano approaches her final year at New England Conservatory, she is faced with a choice: stay with her striking young lover or accept the offer of a successful Broadway producer. She chooses the latter only to discover that fame can exact a cruel price. After years of yearning, the lovers meet again - at Jesse's ragged homestead on the Maine Coast.

Matt will reveal the benefactor who's followed and protected Jesse as the lovers face a confrontation with the jealous pursuer who's tried to destroy her. One final choice awaits that may cost Jesse both Matt and her life. The Broadway impresario, a mysterious crime lord, and Matt's stunning literary agent head a cast of absorbing secondary characters. Filled with unexpected plot twists, Solo is a classic, leading the reader over a bittersweet tapestry spanning fifteen years.

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