Aug 13, 2012

Author Top Ten: Jessie Lane - The Burning Star

Jessie Lane - The Burning Star

• Pub Date: May 24, 2012
• Publisher: Jessie Lane
• Format: ebook, 261 pages
• Age Range: Young Adult

She'll have to believe the unbelievable to survive.

The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.

Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.

Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?

Is Jessie Lane your real name? ‘Jessie Lane’ is actually the writing team of Crystal Leo and Melissa Pahl. Instead of playing rock, paper, scissors or having a wrestling smack down over what our name should be we both chose some of our favorite female fictional characters and wrote one long list. In the end we both agreed on ‘Jessie Lane’. ‘Jessie’, is Melissa’s favorite female lead character in the movie, Queen of The Damned, and ‘Lane’ after Crystal’s favorite female lead character from Karen Marie Moning’s ‘Fever Series’ with MacKayla ‘Mac’ Lane.

Jessie Lane's Top Ten Favorite Things

1. Favorite movie?
Melissa: Transformers (seen it like a gazillion times – honest)
Crystal: A tie between The Chronicles of Riddick and Underworld.

2. Favorite band?
Melissa: Black Veil Brides

3. Favorite Indie Author?
Melissa & Crystal: Kristen Ashley (because she doesn’t know it but we’re Rock Chicks!)

4. Favorite Published Author?
Melissa: Shelly Laurenston (Melissa is Sissy Mae and Crystal is Ronnie Lee. Now has anyone seen our race cars from The Mane Attraction?)
Crystal: Karen Marie Moning because she dreamed up the characters Mac Lane & Barrons! *I love you Barrons!*

5. Favorite car?
Melissa: 1964 Shelby Mustang GT(Eleanor from Gone in 60 Seconds)
Crystal: Camaro (Bumblebee!) *side note – can’t you just see all of our future speeding tickets?*

6. Favorite hobby?
Melissa: Photography. I love to take pictures of everything around me.
Crystal: Reading. Seriously people, my e-reader is glued to me.

7. Favorite sweet treat?
Melissa: peanut M&M’s
Crystal:  Chocolate cake. *sigh* Why do we have to be healthy again?

8. Favorite book?
Melissa: I have a series that I love. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. They have all forms of fey and paranormal so I love it!
Crystal: Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost (Cat & Bones are too funny!)

9. Favorite Starbucks drink?
Melissa: Mocha Frappaccino with Coconut
Crystal: Mochaccino!

10. Favorite quote?
Melissa: To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. – William Blake
Crystal:  Every woman is a rebel, and usually in wild revolt against herself. - Oscar Wilde

Jessie Lane is the writing team of Crystal Leo and Melissa Pahl. The two sister-in-laws share a great love of breath-taking romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them. Because really, it is ALL about the characters. 

When not loosing themselves in a story they remember they have real lives. Crystal lives in Kentucky with her husband and two little girls who plot daily the many ways they can drive their poor mother crazy. At the end of the day Crystal then calls Melissa and threatens to ship her two nieces to their favorite Aunt with lots of air holes punched through their box. Melissa answers Crystal’s crazed calls in Washington state where she lives with her husband and big furry baby of a Rottweiler named Yuffie and reminds her that children are not shippable. 

This is their first novel but they are all geared up and excited to be releasing other projects soon!

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