Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's Fresh with Jennifer Echols's Going Too Far


All Meg has ever wanted is to get away. Away from high school. Away from her backwater town. Away from her parents who seem determined to keep her imprisoned in their dead-end lives. But one crazy evening involving a dare and forbidden railroad tracks, she goes way too far...and almost doesn't make it back.

John made a choice to stay. To enforce the rules. To serve and protect. He has nothing but contempt for what he sees as childish rebellion, and he wants to teach Meg a lesson she won't soon forget. But Meg pushes him to the limit by questioning everything he learned at the police academy. And when he pushes back, demanding to know why she won't be tied down, they will drive each other to the edge — and over....

Hello Jennifer, it is great to have you back with us! Please tell us about your latest novel Going Too Far.

Jennifer: In Going Too Far, to avoid prosecution for a high school stunt, a teen spends her spring break on night patrol with the 19-year-old rookie cop who arrested her. It will be published by MTV Books on March 17.

Could you share a bit about the main character of your book and what makes her unique?

Jennifer: Meg is an Alabamian with blue hair, for starters. John is a very young cop. But what really makes them unique is that opposites attract, and they try to make it work.

How did the idea for this novel come about?

Jennifer: I love the TV shows Cops and Reno 911. I set out to write a romantic comedy about a teen doing a ride-along with a cop, but the novel turned dark on me.

What do you hope readers will gain from reading this novel?

Jennifer: This is a romance, first and foremost. If you’re like me and you get a little bored with novels that don’t have a lot of girl/boy time, this one’s for you.

Thanks for sharing, Jennifer! Would you like to close with a novel you highly recommend and why?

Jennifer: Marley Gibson’s Ghosthuntress series is coming out soon. I’ve been privileged enough to read the first drafts. You don’t want to miss these books.

Jennifer Echols is the author of the National Readers Choice Award-winning Major Crush, about a high school pageant queen turned band geek in a small southern town. Going Too Far, about a rebellious teen who is sentence to accompany a police officer on his night shift patrol—and falls for him, published by MTV Books. Growing up on beautiful Lake Martin in Alabama, Jennifer learned to water-ski when she was five (wakeboarding wasn't invented yet). She now lives high and dry with her husband and son in Birmingham. Visit her on the web at

9 fresh comments:

Erika Powell said...

Going Too Far is amazing and I loved it! great interview.

Thao said...

Love the interview. I'm going to read GOing Too Far really soon. So excited! : )

Anum said...

Sounds fantastic! :D
Love the interview.

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Oh I want to read this! I've read such awesome reviews!

TinaFerraro said...

Sounds fabulous, and great to have you back here, Jennifer!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this, but my local library does not have it, nor is it on order :(

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Jennifer Echols said...

Thanks, everyone, for all the kind comments! And a million thanks to Kelly for touring me!

Busy Bookblogger said...

I am meeting her on Friday Apr. 3rd, soo excited!!:) She is from my hometown! I will be giving away a signed copy of her book on my blog as well!! :)