Friday, July 24, 2015

Firedragon Rising Interview with Aurelia & Cover Reveal

 



Why do people call you “the Firedragon”?

Because in this world, monsters are given straightforward names that are mishmashes of words, like bloodwolf or fleshsnake. And I’m so good at fighting that to them, I’m the monster. I don’t know exactly who came up with the nickname, since by the time I heard about it, everyone was already saying it behind my back. Best I can guess is that it’s because I fight like I’m on fire, and I’m scary like a dragon. But also one of the good guys. I like to think that dragons aren’t like regular monsters—they’re good monsters. But no one’s ever seen one, so I don’t know. I think they’re actually myths.

What’s going on in your life?

School, of course. But it’s not a regular school. I’m a Cadet at the Academy of Supernatural Defense, which means I study how to fight monsters. You know, what kinds there are, what their weaknesses are, what weapons work on them, and where they like to hang out. But only half my day is spent on the classroom stuff. The rest is for training. Except when there’s a monster near the Capital—then I’m sent to gank it.

What kind of training do you do?

What do you think? How to kill monsters! Since there are so many kinds out there, you’ve gotta be good at a lot of different types of combat. You can shoot some of the monsters with a gun, but most have super-healing powers and will just regenerate. Arrows work on some of them, since the monster can’t heal around the shaft. Personally, I like stabbing weapons the best, because all monsters are vulnerable to silver blades. Double swords are my favorite.

What’s the most dangerous monster out there?

Ugh, fangbeast. When you first look at one, it doesn’t seem so bad. Just teeth and claws like any old wolf. What makes it scary is its ability to multiply. And it’s pretty much invulnerable, even if you have magic. Spells, bullets, and everything else just bounce right off. To even have a chance, you’d have to chop off its head—then chop off the head of the next clone, then the next one, then the next … until they’re all gone. If you can survive that long, yourself.

What’s something people would be surprised to know about you?

I dunno… Well, here’s something: I’ve never worn a dress. Can’t fight if you’re worried about tripping over your skirt. Maybe someone put me in one against my will when I was a baby—I wouldn’t know, since Triumvirate-run orphanages don’t exactly take sentimental pictures—but I don’t remember ever putting one on. And I wouldn’t be caught dead in one. Not my thing.

Tell us about your friends. Who do you hang out with?

I don’t really have time to “hang out,” but when I do, it’s with Connor. He’s been my friend for ages, which is kind of weird because he’s pretty much the opposite of me. Like, I have zero magic, and he’s a whiz with a wand. I’m awesome at fighting but not so good at the frou-frou book stuff, and he’s awesome at the book stuff but kind of sucks at fighting. Plus I’m an orphan, and he’s the Gold Triumvir’s son. Basically a prince around here. I never expected him to be my friend—more of a brother, if I’m being honest—but I’m glad he found me. If he didn’t, I’d be a loner.

Connor sounds like a nice guy. If you could give him any one thing—an object, a skill, a power—what would it be?

Can I take something away instead? Because then I’d take away the fact that his dad is a freaking scumbag who thinks he owns everything. Technically, we’re ruled by three Triumvirs, but everyone knows the Gold Triumvir—Connor’s dad—is the one with the real power. And he uses it to keep Connor on a leash. That pisses me off, because I know Connor hates being part of the system that treats everyone without magic like garbage. The old guy’s got a dozen other kids—why can’t he just let his youngest go? I hate him. I hate the Triumvirate. Wish I could do something about them. Wait … they’re not going to see this, are they?

Let’s change the subject. What do you do for fun?

Don’t have much time for fun, but when I do, I usually mess with Connor. Make fun of him and stuff. I’ve always wanted to pull a practical joke on him, but he catches me every time I even think about it. He’s gotten me a few times, though. Once, he replaced my bow with a dud that couldn’t shoot an arrow more than ten feet. Made me think I was losing my edge for a whole five minutes before I realized something was up. Stupid magic.

What do you hope to be doing in ten years?

You’re sure the Triumvirate won’t see this, right? Well, to be honest, I hope to be living in a world where they’re no longer a thing. Where people like me and people like Connor will be treated as equals. There might still be monsters that need ganking of course, and I still want to be the one to do it, but I hope to be doing it on my own terms. Not because the government ordered me to.

If you could cross over into another reality, where would you go, and why?

A lot of people would say they want to go to a version of this world where there are no monsters, but I don’t know if I agree. I’ve spent my whole life fighting. In a world without monsters, I don’t know what I’d do. So I guess I’d want to cross over into a world that’s just like mine, except not run by the Triumvirate. Which is kind of what we’re fighting to create.

What are you planning on doing next?


Kick some monster butt. And maybe find a way to join the rebellion. Hey, you’re sure-sure that the Triumvirate’s not gonna see this interview, right?


Sinister plots. An underground rebellion. And a treacherous road filled with monsters and enemies unknown.

It's been three months since Aurelia survived the International Challenge—an elite monster-fighting competition. And the Triumvirate has been keeping a close eye on her ever since … as if they expect her to cause them more trouble.

They’re right.

Now that she knows about the underground revolution—and the dark secrets of her own past—Aurelia is hell-bent on escaping the government’s watchful gaze and joining the rebels. Finally, she’s found a cause worth fighting for. A way for her kind, the Norms, to take back their freedom.

Then, when she overhears a Triumvirate official’s conversation, she learns that it’s even worse than she realized. The government knows about the rebels, and the rebellion. They’re searching for people who sympathize with the cause. And they’re coming after her next.

Suddenly the time for dreaming about the rebellion is over. Aurelia must make contact with the rebels and plot a quick escape … before the Triumvirate has a chance to capture her. But government forces and miles of monster-filled wilderness stand between her and the rebel headquarters, and dangers she never imagined lurk in the shadows.

Before she can fight for the freedom of her people, she must achieve her own—or die trying.  

Publisher: Glass House Press


About Mary Fan

Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now she tells them through books—a habit she began as soon as she could pick up a pencil. Flynn Nightsider and the Edge of Evil follows a well-received debut novel, a space opera titled Artificial Absolutes (2013), and is the first in the Flynn Nightsider series. Mary would like to think that there are many other novels in her bag, and hopes to prove that to the world as well.

Mary lives in New Jersey and has a B.A. from Princeton University. When she’s not scheming to create new worlds, she enjoys kickboxing, opera singing, and blogging about everything having to do with books.

Monday, June 29, 2015

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Tash McAdam Blood in the Water Cover Reveal

Glass House Press is proud – and slightly giddy – to announce Tash McAdam’s latest YA Fantasy novella, BLOOD IN THE WATER – the first in the Warp Weavers series!

BLOOD IN THE WATER is Glass House’s first book by a queer author, and features brand new LGBTQ characters and storylines. We’re very excited about this novella, and hope you will be, too!

If you covered the release of Tash’s first novella SLAM, you know what an exciting read this is going to be!

Sea Serpents. In the Thames.

There have always been warps—tears between realities—and they’ve always been a threat to humanity. Most people are blind to them. But Hallie’s eyes are opening. Now that she’s going to school at the Protectorate, she’s learning there’s more to life than fun and games.

The truth is, she’s just become part of Earth’s only shield against the monsters of the warps. Before, she didn’t think she was anything special. Now, yanked from her relatively normal life, she realizes that she doesn’t have a choice.

When the emergency alarm sounds, calling everyone in the school to arms, even the young and inexperienced are needed. As one of the warp weavers—capable of closing the warps and stopping the monsters—Hallie must now work to save lives. And she must do it in the most complicated situation she’s ever experienced. Because there are sea serpents in the Thames, and Hallie has to close the doors that are letting them in.

The problem is, the warps are underwater. And the sea monsters are hungry.

Now everyone is relying on her, and Hallie must find a way to do her job—with a brand new partner—before it’s too late. Because if she fails she’ll die, along with everyone who’s depending on her.


(Release date: July 7, 2015, ebook-only: YA: Fantasy/Magic/Monsters/LGBTQ; ISBN: 9780981676838; Price: $.99; Pages:  30; Amazon link: pending)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Secret Worlds Author Spotlight: Kate Corcino

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Today I am thrilled to have Kate Corcino on my blog. Kate is a reformed shy girl who found her voice (and uses it...a lot). She believes in magic, coffee, Starburst candies, genre fiction, descriptive profanity, and cackling over wine with good friends. She also believes in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to works-in-progress of the literary and lifelong variety! She writes what she loves—which means a genre-bending combination of science, magic, romance, and plenty of action. She lives in her beloved desert in the southwestern United States with her husband, several children, three dogs, and two cats.

JET: Can you tell us about your most recent book?
Spark Rising is romantic dystopian futuristic fantasy--a genre-bending combination of light sci fi, urban fantasy/paranormal, dystopian, romance, and gender issues.

Spark Rising is the story of a young woman coming into her power and figuring out what it means for herself and the kind of person it makes her. And by “power” I don’t mean her supernatural power. She got a handle on that long before! For Lena, the issues are loss and vengeance versus love and healing. And because it’s dual POV, it’s also the story of a man who has spent his life devoted to a particular cause and has accepted that his lot is to be the morally compromised one—the man willing to do the bad things in order to bring good changes to the world—and what happens when Alex very unexpectedly finds that there is something (someone) who matters just as much to him. It’s a love story, and an action adventure, and a crazy ride that this renegade and this double agent go on together.

JET: What drew you to this genre?
You mean what drew me to shove so many different genres together in one package? *laugh* I think I took that whole “write what you love” writer’s advice pretty seriously. I just love such a wide variety of things in the book world! I started writing and the book became a fusion of all of those things…the sci fi with the UF feel, the romance working around heavier issues. Plus, I love the coming of age aspect of it. It’s intended for a New Adult and Adult audience. Spark Rising itself is more NA thematically, but the series will make the segue into other adult issues as it progresses. The book is a fusion of all of the things I love. I hope readers share that love.

JET: What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?
Believing in myself. It affected every step along the way—starting, finishing, then having the courage to send it to betas, to send it for editing, to hit publish. And each milestone along the way was a switchback on a path going up a mountain. Having the courage to start climbing, believing that I should KEEP climbing? Those were rough times. Of course, the response to the book has been like getting to the top and feeling the sunlight on my face!

JET: What was your favorite moment in the journey?
There was a moment halfway through the revision process with my editor when I stopped despairing that it was awful and could actually feel it getting stronger, tighter, BETTER. That was an amazing feeling.

JET: Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?
I read widely—science fiction and fantasy mostly, but also horror and a lot of romance by the time I was in sixth grade. Which had the most influence as I grew up? That would be one author: Anne McCaffrey. I devoured everything she wrote.

JET: When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?
Hmmm. I’ve been telling stories since I could talk, but when did I actually articulate a desire to write…? When I was in third or fourth grade, maybe? As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and I’ve always written. It wasn’t until I had failed spectacularly at a variety of other things that I realized that maybe writing was what I was meant to do, and maybe I should believe what everyone else had been telling me all along.

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?
I’ve driven all over the southwestern United States to get pictures of real locations that I’m writing about. I’ve also ordered mesquite flour and cooked with it, to get a sense of the kinds of foods that would be available in a post-apocalyptic scenario in the Southwest. It’s not…um…delicious. I worked hard to figure out how to make it palatable.

JET: Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite? Why?
Spark Rising, because it’s the first! I will forever have a place in my heart for Lena and Alex.

JET: Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?
Sit down. Do the work. Every single day. Even when it’s awful. Even when you stop believing in yourself, in the story, in finishing. Just keep slogging.
And also—hire an editor! *laugh* I learned so much about writing and publication from my editor!

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten... starting with Beach or Mountains?
Mountains.

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
Rock!

JET: Angels or Demons?
Ooooh, hard one! Can I go with fallen angels? Are those demons? *laugh* I’m not a huge fan of perfection!

JET: Zombies or Demons?
Zombies.

JET: Coffee or Tea?
Coffee, always and forever.

JET: Boxer or Briefs?
Boxer briefs! They make every butt look awesome!

JET: Spring or Fall?
Fall.

JET: Top 10 best seller or Unknown Back Shelf Find?
Unknown…and not just because I am one. ;)

JET: Kick-ass name-taker or Scream for help?
Kick-ass name-taker.

JET: Sword wielding ninja or Gun toting momma?
Gun-toting momma—it’s a Texas thing!

JET: Thank you for indulging me. Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now? What's next?
Right now I am working on Direct Current, the sequel to Spark Rising. I am moving from initial revising into edits soon, and that’s always exciting.

As far as writing, I’ve just started working on Morning Star, a shifter paranormal romance novella that will release with thirty other novellas on November 15th. All of them are set in the same town. I’m really excited about that, too!

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog. Folks, you can find out more about Kate Corcino and her work at the following places:


Until next time,
Ciao
JET

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Secret Worlds Author Spotlight: Conner Kressley

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I am thrilled to have author Conner Kressley here today. Conner is an avid reader and all around lover of storytelling. His book "The Breaker’s Code" is the first in the epic "Fixed Points" series that pits free will against fate and true love against good intentions and bad situations.

When he’s not writing about teenagers who have way too much on their plates, Conner can be found in the back roads of Georgia watching old movies, geeking out over books (comic and otherwise), and planning the next of his (some would say way too frequent) trips to Disneyworld. He also loves nature, stories where people are running for their lives, and all things "Southern".

JET: Can you tell us about your most recent book?
But of course. It’s called Taken By the Beast, and it’s a New Adult re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast. It’s interesting, steamy, and original. But it also has enough winks and nods to really satisfy fans of that well known story.

JET: What drew you to the romance genre?
Love is what drives us. It’s in everything we do. We fight for love. We die for love. I don’t really understand how people are not drawn to it. Plus, I love fairy tales and I adore taking what’s familiar and twisting it into something new.

JET: What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?
Just getting started. There had always been a stigma to self-publishing that pushed me away from it. I thought that, if I didn’t have an agent or a traditional contract, that what I did wasn’t worth anything. The ironic part is, once I shrugged those outdated ideas away, they started coming.

JET: What was your favorite moment in the journey?
I should say making the USA TODAY Bestsellers list. Any normal author would. But honestly, my favorite moment was when I realized that there was an actual audience of people out there who loved what I did. The minute I started getting fan mail, if that’s what you want to call it. That’s my favorite moment.

JET: Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?
Stephen King, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling. Terry Brooks was a god among us. And, though he’s not an author, Joss Whedon was a huge influence in my formative years. I’m also obsessed with the Iron Druid series at the moment.

JET: When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?
About five years ago. Stuff happened in my life that changed my trajectory, and I knew that-if I wanted to be happy- I was going to have to make that happiness for myself.

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?
I make most of it up, so I don’t really do a lot of research. That’s the beautiful thing about scifi and fantasy. I did make up a small town (Crestview, Georgia, for my book THE BREAKER’S CODE). Turns out it was a real place though. So, after I found that out, I went back and tailored the story to fit the actual town. I hope to go there one day.

JET: Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite? Why?
The Breaker’s Code books are really dear to my heart. I’ve been with those characters for such a long time. They’re like friends. So anytime I stop writing them, I sort of miss them a little. Does that make me sound like a lunatic? I miss my invisible friends. That being said, Taken By the Beast is one of the strongest books I’ve ever writer, and that’s thanks in large part to my co-writer Rebecca Hamilton. She’s a gem, and we’ve really nailed down the best of both our respective worlds with this series
 
JET: Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?
Be open. Listen to people, and don’t be defensive when it comes to constructive criticism. And don’t give up. There’s always going to be an audience for good writing, whatever the genre. Oh, and be prepared. It’s at least twice as much work as you imagine it’s going to be.

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten... starting with Paper or Plastic?
Plastic, though that isn’t very conscious of me, is it?

JET: Steak or Tofu?
Steak. Like, twice a day, if I can get it.

JET: Beach or Mountains?
Beach. That’s an easy one.

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
Both, but Country more often. There’s a lot of inspiration in that music for me.

JET: Leather or Lace?
Um…no comment

JET: Angels or Demons?
Angels, of course.

JET: Paper or Digital?
Digital. It would be hypocritical of me to say otherwise

JET: Silent Film Classics or Cheesy B Rated Horror?
Horror movies. They’re a good excuse to put your arm around someone

JET: Twilight or True Blood Both got pretty bad at the end, didn’t they?

JET: Coffee or Tea?
I’m way too Southern not to say tea. And the sweeter the better.


JET: Thank you for indulging me. Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now? What's next?
No worries at all. I enjoyed it. Right now I’m working on the Breaker’s Resolution (Book 4 in the Breaker’s Code series). It’s a lot of fun and probably the book most of my fans are awaiting the most. In addition, I’m working on the Taken By the Beast sequel, Sleeping with the Beast. I think people are really going to enjoy that. And very soon, I’m going to go into full swing on book 2 of my Alpha/Omega series (The Hourmaker’s Wife). It’s a Young Adult time travel series. It has a lot of adventure and is probably the funniest of all my books. The first one ended with a big shocking reveal and I’ve been getting letters asking when the next one will be ready. I’m happy to say, very soon.



Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog. Folks, you can find out more about Conner Kressley and his work at the following places: http://connerkressleybooks.weebly.com/

Until next time,
Ciao.

JET

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Secret Worlds Author Spotlight: Noree Cosper

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Today, I have USA Today Bestselling author, Noree Cosper on the blog. Noree loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Every day became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.

She embraced her nerdom wholeheartedly.

Noree grew, but never left her love for fantasy and horror. Her dreams pushed her and her hand itched to write the visions she saw. So, with her fingers on the keys, she did what her heart had been telling her to do since childhood. She wrote.

JET: Can you tell us about your most recent book?
The Pandora Principle, Cassi is a pandoran, a descendant of Pandora who has special powers, though she’s more interested in college and hot men. Unfortunately, her two worlds collide when her fellow college students start dying.

JET: What drew you to (genre)?
I have always had a love for the supernatural and enjoyed reading about them. I think my first favorite was vampires.

JET: What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?
I think it would be getting my name out so that people know that I have books available.

JET: What was your favorite moment in the journey?
The moment I held my published book in my hands.

JET: Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?
Anne Rice, Anne Mccaffrey, and Laurel K Hamilton

JET: When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?
I always loved reading, and it just evolved into writing. I would say middle school was when I made my actual conscious decision.

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?
I stayed at a haunted bed and breakfast to ghost hunt and to get a feel for a small town in Texas.

JET: Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite? Why?
At the moment I would say my favorite is A Dose of Brimstone, the second book in the VHO series to be released in August 2015.

JET: Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?
Write, revise, edit. Rinse and repeat. Find a critique partner or group to read you work and offer feedback. It may be hard to find the right fit but they are invaluable in the writing process, as are editors.

JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten... starting with Paper or Plastic?
Plastic

JET: Steak or Tofu?
Steak

JET: Beach or Mountains?
Beach

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
Rock-n-Roll

JET: Horror or Comedy?
Horror

JET: Vamps or Wolves?
Vamps

JET: Paper or Digital?
Digital

JET: Silent Film Classics or Cheesy B Rated Horror?
Cheesy Horror

JET: Twilight or True Blood
True Blood

JET: Coffee or Tea?
Tea


JET: Thank you for indulging me. Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what you're working on now? What's next?
I am finishing edits on A Dose of Brimstone, then I will begin writing the third book of the VHO series: The Omega Effect.

Thank you so much for taking the time to chat on my blog. Folks, you can find out more about Noree Cosper and her work at the following places:

A Prescription for Delirium

Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise. She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession. Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil's plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.

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The Pandora Principle

The moment Cassi's gaze locks with Mercer Chaplin's she know she has to have him. She scoffs when her best friend warns her to stay away. But maybe she should listen. When her aunt comes to reclaim her for the legacy of Pandora to hunt down the evils released by her troublesome ancestor, Cassi rebels. She’s determined to get as much from her last year of college as possible, including Mercer. But he's got secrets of his own. And as she falls deeper down the rabbit hole, signs begin to suggest that Mercer could be one of those evils she's fated to hunt. Too bad Cassi can’t put her heart in a box.

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Until next time,
Ciao

JET

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Secret Worlds Author Spotlight: Angel Lawson

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Today, I’d like to welcome Angel Lawson to my blog. Angel lives with her family in Atlanta and has a lifelong obsession with creating fiction from reality, either with paint or words. On a typical day you can find her writing, reading, plotting her escape from the zombie apocalypse and trying to get the glitter out from under her nails.

She is the author of the completed Wraith Series, Serial Summer, FanGirl, and Vigilant. She is the co-author of the New Adult Paranormal book, Odin's Murder with Kira Gold.

JET: Can you tell us about your most recent book?
Hmm most recently published is a book called FanGirl! Currently writing is a book called Zocopalypse. They’re actually companion novels. FanGirl is a book
about a girl obsessed with a zombie fandom who finds herself cast in the lead role of the tv series (Think The Walking Dead without Rick Grimes and a girl instead). Zocopalypse is the zombie story she’s obsessed with. It’s all very meta.

JET: What drew you to paranormal romance?
I love writing all genre’s. Urban fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, romance, YA…

JET: What’s been your most challenging hurdle on the road to publication?
Having enough time and energy to market and promote books as well as write them.

JET: What was your favorite moment in the journey?
I really enjoy working with and collaborating with other authors.

JET: Which authors had the most influence over you growing up?
Hmm…Beverly Cleary (I named my daughter Ramona), V.C Andrews (shudder) and probably Stephen King.

JET: When did you know you wanted to take the plunge into the writing world?
I just had an idea that wouldn’t let go. Then I had another…and another…

JET: What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of book research? Most interesting fact you uncovered?
Hmm…today I looked up “parasites that cause brain infections.” Tapeworms are gross.
 
JET: Of all the novels and stories you’ve written - which one is your favorite? Why?
It’s a toss-up between FanGirl and Odin’s Murder. I love the characters in OM. I love Norse mythology. It’s a good twist!

JET: Any advice (from a writer’s standpoint) for the novices out there?
Just keep working.



JET: All right - now that I’ve hammered you with the big questions, let’s tackle my favorite (and geeky) quick ten...starting with Paper or Plastic?
Paper, with thick handles.

JET: Steak or Tofu?
Steak

JET: Beach or Mountains?
Beach

JET: Country or Rock-n-Roll?
Rock-n-Roll

JET: Leather or Lace?
Leather

JET: Angels or Demons?
Demons (unless it’s a demon named Angel)

JET: Paper or Digital?
Digital

JET: Silent Film Classics or Cheesy B Rated Horror?
B Rated Horror

JET: Twilight or True Blood?
Sigh..Twilight. I never could get past the horrible southern accents in True Blood

JET: Coffee or Tea?
Coffee. Iced.

JET: Thank you for indulging me. Before we wrap this up, can you tell us what's next?
Next up? A romance about 2 soccer players and the Olympics. I can’t wait.
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Until next time,
Ciao

JET