Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Welcome to Jessica Sorensen Day

The Three Chicks love Jessica Sorensen and are so excited for the release of The Forever of Ella and Micha.  To celebrate their release and to welcome them back in our lives, we would like to welcome you to Jessica Sorensen Day! We have a great author interview with Jessica, a character interview with Ella and Micha, our 5 star review of The Forever of Ella and Micha, a teaser from Jessica's  upcoming novel Breaking Nova and a great giveaway.  Enjoy Ella and Micha today! 


Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.

Ella is back at school, trying hard not worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams.

Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him-needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.

The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?

5 star review

"Love you more than life itself, more than the sun and the air.  You own my soul Ella May."

I fell in love with Ella and Micha and could not wait for The Forever of Ella and Micha. Jessica Sorensen has done such a wonderful job with the conclusion of their story.

Ella and Micha have been friends since they were kids. When Ella finally admitted she loved Micha they took their relationship a step further. It is now two months after The Secret of Ella and Micha ended. Micha is on the road and Ella is back at school missing him.

Ella and Micha's love for each other is strong and intense and like no other. But sometimes when you love someone that much, the best thing to do is set them free in order for them to be happy, which is how Ella feels. Ella is missing Micha but she is also dealing with a lot of mental issues which stem from her childhood. She hasn't been letting Micha in and opening up to him. When she thinks about the future she doesn't see one, not because she doesn't want one with Micha but because she is too scared to look that far ahead. Her biggest fear is becoming just like her mother and in turn she and Micha ending up like her parents. Micha is happy on the road and Ella doesn't want her baggage to be a burden for him.  She loves him more than anything and  she wants him happy. The only way she sees that happening is by setting him free; from her.

Micha loves Ella with everything he has. He misses her and starts to wonder if being on the road is worth being away from her. But he also knows Ella isn't opening up to him and wonders if maybe moving on is the best thing....but how do you move on from the one person you love the most, the one person that you belong with forever? For Micha, letting Ella go just isn't an option.  What they have is stronger than that and Micha sets out to prove to Ella that he loves her no matter what and that they can make it through anything as long as they are together. 
Can Micha make Ella see that he is in this for the long haul and will always be by her side?  

"You and I, good or bad, belong together.  We make each other whole"

We knew of Ella's past issues with her mother and we see them come full circle in this book.  Ella is dealing with some deep issues from her past and in order to be happy and move forward and love Micha the way he deserves to be loved, she needs to find herself first. She needs to let go of the past in order to be able to see her future, and one that includes Micha.  But sometimes letting go is harder than expected.  

"With each tear shed, she steals more of my heart, until she owns it completely.  I realize that even through the hard times I'm sure we'll face, I'll never be able to walk away from her"

I think I fell in love with Micha even more in this book.  Micha is still the sexy bad boy, who will make you laugh with his flirty banter, but he is so in love with Ella and wants nothing but the best for her that he will completely melt your heart.  He is there for her and patient with her and tries to be everything she needs him to be, while she struggles with the issues that have plagued her for so long. Their journey is one that will make you laugh and cry.  Your heart will break for Ella and the pain that she is going throughBut you will also feel the heartache that Micha goes through in fighting for the woman he loves.  You want nothing more than for these two broken souls to find their "Forever".  It is definitely a rough journey towards finding their forever, one with many bumps along the way.  But one that is worth takingAnother amazing job by Jessica Sorensen and the prefect ending to their story.  


Three Chicks had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica

Hi Jessica! We are thrilled to chat with you today. Before we start, we would just like to say congratulations for having such success with your many books, and to have achieved all this at such a young age. That’s amazing!

How are you able to juggle your writing with your responsibilities t three young children? 

I have an awesome husband who helps out a lot!

At what age did you realize you wanted to be a writer? Which authors inspired you?

I’ve wanted to be a writer pretty much since I could read and write. I can remember writing stories all the way back in third grade and I’ve been doing it on and off ever since.
I spend a lot of time reading and I think a lot of the books I’ve read have probably inspired me in one way or another.

You have written such endearing couples, is there one that is your favorite (we won’t tell anyone!)?

Callie and Kayden fans please don’t get mad, but I’m going to have to say that my absolute favorite couple is Ella and Micha (okay, I’m going to go hide now).

We are big fans of Callie and Kayden and Ella and Micha. Both books have characters with serious baggage from their past, and issues of alcoholism, abuse, neglect, where do those common themes from, where do you draw your inspiration for these stories?

My inspiration comes from a lot of things. Books, music, television, people, life pretty much.

Do you enjoy writing one genre more so than the others? Does one come more naturally to you than the others?

You know, I started out writing young adult paranormal and then decided to make the switch to new adult contemporary because I loved reading the genre and wanted to give it a try. So I wrote The Secret of Ella and Micha and I found out that my heart really does belong to the contemporary genre. I love every single second I get to spend writing these kinds of stories.

We know that you are currently working on Breaking Nova, (we can’t wait until you spill more teasers about the story), what else do you have in the works for readers?

Right now I’m finishing up Lila and Ethan’s story, then I get to write Luke’s from Callie and Kayden, which I’m really excited about. And then Breaking Nova is also going to be a series so I have more books to write in that one too!

Thank you for taking the time to chat with us.   


Three Chicks Interview Ella and Micha

"This is a cute coffeehouse. So glad that Ella and Micha are able to meet us here for their interview,” Lisa says as we walk in.  The sound of a guitar stops our conversation as we listen.  We realize it’s Micha singing, his voice low and strong.  We recognize the words and realize he’s singing ‘What No One Ever Sees’. We follow his gaze as he sings and we see Ella watching him. We let out a sigh and grab a couple of chairs to sit on. When he finishes they both walk over to us.  "Here they come, man Micha is seriously sexy,” Kristie says. Lisa and Jen look over at them. "Ella is just as gorgeous! WOW!", Lisa says. We stand, introduce ourselves as the Three Chicks and wait while they get situated.  Jennifer says, "We know you both have busy schedules so how about we get this started?"

Three Chicks:  Micha, for years when you “hooked up” you told Ella it was all fun and you were killing time until she gave into her inner desire to be with you.  Is that really what was going on?

Micha:  Absolutely. It took me a little while to realize it, but when I look back at those years now I can see why it felt so empty and that I was just waiting around for Ella.

Three Chicks:  Ella, how did running from Micha and closing him out help you maintain control? Control over what?

Ella:  Control over life. My feelings. When I lost my mom, I felt like I’d lost control over everything and I hated how it made me feel. I never wanted to feel that way again if I lost someone close to me. And since Micha’s the most important person in my life, I thought at the time, that it'd be easier to shut him out. That way if something did happen, it wouldn’t hurt as much.

Three Chicks:  Micha your nickname for Ella is "pretty girl" when did you come up with it and is the fact that Ella doesn't like it part of the appeal? Ella, why don't you like it?

Micha:  I’ve been calling her that for a while.  At first I kept doing it because she’d get so pissed off, but then it kind of stuck. And it’s a fitting nickname for her.

Ella:  The nickname’s worn on me now, but back before we were dating, it got on my nerves and made me feel uncomfortable. I didn’t want to be known as the “pretty girl.”

Three Chicks:  Ella, what does the bridge represent to you?

Ella:  The bridge is a place that holds a lot of painful memories, not just with my mom but also with myself. I really try not to think about what it represents because it’s gets too painful sometimes.

Three Chicks:  Micha, face it, you are swoon worthy gorgeous (all Three Chicks sigh and blush). How are you dealing with the temptations of being on the road?

Micha:  Honestly, it’s been easy.  Doing anything on the road basically means going back to that place I was in before Ella and I started dating. And I don’t want to go back to that at all.

Three Chicks:  Ella, how is your relationship with your brother and his fiancĂ©? How is your dad doing?

Ella:  My relationship with Dean is about the same and my dad’s doing okay.

Three Chicks:  Micha, what happened with the money your grandfather left you? Has your father tried to contact you since you walked out on him?

Micha:  I never took the money from my grandfather and I’m glad I didn’t—I don’t want it. As for my dad, I’ve heard from him a few times but he’s pretty much the same.

Three Chicks:  Ella, how would running away and changing your appearance have prevented you from having bipolar disorder?

Ella:  Changing my appearance was my attempt to try and hide from who I was on the inside. For a while I really believed I could turn into someone else who wouldn’t have any problems. I realize now that life doesn’t work that way.

Three Chicks:  Micha, did it ever cross your mind those 8 months without Ella that she might not come back?  Having located her what was your plan if she hadn’t come back?

Micha:  Yeah, it crossed my mind a lot of times, even though I didn’t want to think it.  Once I found out she was in Vegas I was ready to drive down there and force her to at least talk to me. I lucked out though because she came back.

Three Chicks:  Ella, that night on the bridge, Micha was about to tell you he loved you but you kissed him before he could finish. Did you know you were leaving and you couldn’t bear to hear him say those words?

Ella:  When I was standing on the bridge I had no clue what was going to happen five minutes into the future.  The kiss, as good of a kiss as it was, scared the heck out of me and made me feel things I wasn’t comfortable with and I think it kind of shoved me in that direction.

Three Chicks:  Micha, when you took Ella to the coffee house to play for the first time in ages, Phil asked if you would be coming back on a regular basis. You told him, No, that you had places to go and people to see. What were you referring to?

Micha:  That was just me talking. I wanted to move forward with my music and didn’t want to get wrapped up at playing at the coffeehouse on a frequent basis.

Three Chicks:  Ella, why do you think you can’t remember telling Micha you loved him after the bridge incident?

Ella:  I think it was the combination of medication and a high level of an anxiety. I was really out of it.

Three Chicks:  Micha, why did you stop playing your music and racing cars when Ella left?

Micha:  Because those were the things I’d always done with Ella and they reminded me too much of her.

Three Chicks:  Ella, why do you think you are broken? Did the fact that Grady kept the broken vase make you realize that it’s okay to make mistakes and that you are not responsible for your mother’s actions?

Ella:  I thought I was broken because that’s how I felt on the inside. I thought I was this horrible person that did more harm to the people, then I did help. I’m not going to lie and say that I’m perfectly fine now and that I know I’m not responsible for my mother’s death. I have my good days and my bad one’s, but knowing that it’s okay to have good days and bad days makes things easier.

Three Chicks:  We know you have loved each other for quite some time. Micha, why didn’t you tell Ella you were going on the road with Naomi sooner?  Why wait until the day after you made love for the first time, her FIRST time ever- and you tell her you are leaving in a couple of days?? Ella, how did that make you feel?

Micha:  I didn’t wait to tell her that morning—I decided that morning. I told her as soon as I made my decision. The only reason I couldn’t say yes to Naomi was because I was so afraid that if I went, I’d lose Ella.  But the day after we made love, I realized that that wasn’t going to happen.

Ella:  I’ll admit it was scary when Micha told me he was leaving and I was a little bit surprised, but I understood and wanted him to go. I never want him to give up his dreams because of me.

Three Chicks:  Ella, were you always an adrenaline junkie?

Ella:  Yeah, pretty much.

Three Chicks:  Ella, deep down, don’t you think you always wanted Micha to be your first lover?

Ella:  Looking back at it now, I think so, but I was too afraid to admit it to myself.

Three Chicks:  It seems that you will be separated more than you will be together, what do you plan to do to make it work and not let the separation tear you apart? 

Micha:  We call each other ever day, I’ve gone to visit Ella in Vegas. It’s tough, but we’ve been okay.

Three Chicks:  What is your favorite thing about each other?

Micha:  Her big beautiful eyes and her spitfire personality, although I’m not sure everyone would agree with me on the latter.

Ella:  His eyes, the way he understands me and can make me feel better when I’m having an extremely bad day. And that he’s a genuinely nice person.

"That was great! Thanks again for meeting us at the coffeehouse, such wonderful memories here for the two of you," Jennifer says, while standing. Lisa and Kristie follow suit as does Ella and Micha. Kristie walks over to Ella and gives her a big hug then turns to Micha and does the same, Lisa and Jen join in.  "We hope you have a great visit with your family and friends and we hope to talk to you again in the future," Lisa says, as we all walk to the door. The three of us watch Ella and Micha drive away. Kristie turns to Jennifer and Lisa stating, "That was fun, they make a great couple. What do you say we check out Back Road and see if anyone’s racing up at The Hitch?” Lisa and Jen laugh but nod in agreement. "They both shout, “Sounds like fun! Let's do it!"


A little sneak peek from Breaking Nova

That wasn’t what I was expecting her to say at all. My mind starts racing, flooded with disturbing thoughts. “I don’t think that’s a good idea… not like this.” Not ever.

Tears cascade out of her eyes as she nods and release her lip from her teeth. “Okay.”

My heart is thumping and each of her sobs triggers it to thud faster. I bring my hand forward and wipe some of her tears off her cheek with my thumb. “It’s not that I don’t want to.” It’s a partial lie because I do and I don’t at the same time. “I just don’t think it’s a good idea consider with both a little out of it.”

She nods again and doesn’t say a word, her eyelashes fluttering against the tears as she struggles to get them to stop. The look on her face is rupturing my heart in two and as she rolls over, to look away from me, my willpower fractures. I grab onto her arm and without saying a word, I draw her back to me. I can feel my own tears forcing their way up into my eyes as I realize that I’m going to kiss her and it’s going to actually mean something, not just to Nova but to me.

Grappling to breathe, I secure a finger underneath her chin, tip her face up, and press my lips to hers. She sucks in a sharp, stammering breath, kissing me back like she’s been trapping her breath for ages and suddenly I’m supply her with oxygen. I know I should pull back, but it’s been a long time since the emptiness inside me hasn’t been so hollow and I find myself slipping my tongue into her mouth and kissing her back with way to much passion behind the kiss.

Things only get more intense when she traces her hand up the nape of my neck, then runs her fingers through my hair, drawing me closer and the voice that’s haunted my head—the one telling me to stop— abruptly shuts up. I roll to my side, positioning my body over hers, lining us together, as I explore her mouth with my tongue. A few tears drip from my eyes and fall onto her cheeks, which are soaked with her own tears. She keeps gasping, pulling me closer, pressing her body against mine, like she needs me near her or she’ll die. Her legs circle my waist and the dress she’s wearing slips up and her bare legs graze the outside of my jeans. My hands start to wander downward, toward the bottom of her dress, wanting to feel the softness of her skin. But when I reach the bottom of the fabric, I can’t seem to go through with it and at the same time her hands leave my hair. Just as quickly as it started, we stop it. Together. Both of us pulling away, panting, our eyes glossy with tears and regret as we roll onto our backs.

She cries soundlessly, with her arm draped over her head, and her chest wrenching as she cries. But I stop crying, staring at the cracks in the ceiling, letting myself die all over again.

Letting the hollowness take back over.

 More from Jessica

The Secret of Ella and Micha
Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home.

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes. 

Click here for our 4.5 star review

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden 

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

Click here for our 5 star review

Shattered Promises 

**Mature Content Warning** 17+ for language and sexual content.
(A re-imagining of my young adult book, The Fallen Star, told as a New Adult Paranormal)

For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure 

out what’s going on, be fore she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.
Click here for our 4 star review 



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