Interview and Giveaway with Elle Kennedy

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It is no secret that we are huge fans of Elle Kennedy’s work, no matter the genre she’s writing in.  But the Off Campus series still holds a place in our hearts and finally we have the spin off!  Lets hear it from Elle herself now and find out more about THE CHASE.

Welcome back to Under the Covers, Elle! We’re beyond excited about your new series Briar U. This is a spin off of the Off Campus series, for those that don’t know.  Can you describe each of the main characters in 3 words?

Summer: Headstrong, fun-loving, vulnerable

Fitzy: Introverted, cautious, sweet

Can you share with us a bit about how this story came to be and what was your inspiration?

I knew I wanted to write a story for Summer since her introduction in The Score. There was just something about her carefree whatever-happens-happens personality that reached out to me and said ‘write this story!’ And her interactions with Fitzy? I just knew I had to pair them together and I was dying to write their story.

Did you always know this spin off would happen or was this something that organically came up while writing Off Campus?

The decision to write the spin-off was something that surprised me, to be honest. My intention was to give the original 4 roommates their stories and move on. But sometimes certain characters stay with you, and once I introduced some of the other guys on the hockey team, I knew I wanted to write more stories.

Do you have any idea yet how many books can we expect in this series?

That’s a secret I’m not letting out of the bag just yet. I’ve already announced The Risk, so I can say for sure that there will be at least two books 😉

Since this is all about hockey, what team would we find you rooting for in real life?

The Bruins! I know I live in Toronto, but I’m not a big Leafs fan LOL.

Summer is in full swing.  What are one or two of your summer read recommendations this year?

I haven’t read anything in AGES. But I finally have some reading time! I don’t have actual recommendations yet, but I’m currently reading The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen, and The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland. I’m going to assume I’ll love both, since I love both authors 😉

Would you rather have dinner with your favorite author or with your favorite character?  And who would it be?

I mean… there are so many to choose from! Author vs character… I think I’d love to have dinner with my hockey boys—Garrett, Logan, Dean and Tuck. As for authors, I recently had a lovely dinner with Sarina Bowen and Karina Halle, as well as lunch with Nikki Sloane while I was in Denver for Book Bonanza, so that’s pretty close to a meal with my favorite authors 😉

What can we expect from you next?

There’s more Briar U coming! I’m super excited to be working on The Risk right now – I’ve found the inspiration in Summer & Brenna that I think I’ve been missing for a while. Also, unlike the Off-Campus series, where the Briar boys were the main focus, I think this time around it’s the ladies we’re rooting for!

Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Thanks for having me!


Available Now!

The Chase by Elle Kennedy

The Chase
by The Chase


Released: August 6 2018
Series: Briar U #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 378


Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.




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About Elle Kennedy

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!


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These two sound like a cute couple. I read the naked truth and really liked it…enjoy!


Great interview ?
Elle Is such a lovely person met her in Rome this year!

Amy R

Thanks for the post, I loved the Off Campus series and have The Chase on my TBR pile (waiting on the audiobook).

Siddhi Shailendra

Oh my god this book was amaaaazing! I so missed the Briar boys and really wanted to read about them again! Summer is awesome and I can’t wait for The risk, February can’t come soon enough! Loved the interview ♥️


I loved this book and I can’t wait for the risk. I’m also happy to know that, the briar u series will have more of a focus on the girls!


Great interview! The Off Campus series is one of my favorites and can’t wait to read this new book in this new series.


Great interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary Preston

A great interview thank you. I like the sound of the main characters.


Thanks for the interview. I haven’t read the Off Campus books yet.

Darynda Jones

Great interview! And the book sounds so yummy.

Kathy Valentine

Great giveaway and interview!! Love it! Shared on all my socials!!

Diane Sadler

I haven’t read the Off Campus series yet.

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Always love Elle’s hockey boys!

Tiffany J

Excited to read this!


Best wishes on the book release. It sounds great.

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

This sounds like another great read !


Loved Fitzy and Summer!

Sarah Scholz

Great interview 🙂 Love her books ? Can’t wait to read this book 🙂


Great interview! Sounds like an awesome read. Love her books! ?❤?


Awesome Interview. I am dying for this book. I love the series it’s spun off from. Can’t wait to read it.

Diana Doan

Great interview!


I read the book and I loved it! Thank you for writing such great characters!

Maria Theresa Santos

Awesome interview . Thanks for the chance

Elli Gonzalez

Awesome Review! ?? I loved the Off Campus Series!

Kim Perry

Great interview!! I’m looking forward to this spin-off since I loved the Off Campus series!


Thanks for the chance! I love her books <3


I love Elle! So much. I’ve already read The Chase and can not wait for more. Hopefully more than one more 😉

Adelia Mastika

Great interview!!!
I really love Off Campus series and I’m so excited for this spin off


Love the new series!

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Artemis Giote

Great interview!!!! Off Campus series is one of favorite series and I am looking forward more of her books ?