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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Robert Eggleton

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Robert Eggleton

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m a retired children’s psychotherapist with over forty years in the field of child advocacy. Rarity from the Hollow is my debut novel, following short stories in magazines.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

Science fiction was the result of process by elimination. Literary drama would have been too depressing to meet my personal goals of facilitating an understanding of child abuse and its dynamics from alternative perspectives. Fantasy was too wild for the message to avoid reality. Romance never really solves much. While nothing is more horrific than child abuse, I wanted a story that did much more than scare readers. Science fiction gave me the flexibility of genre bending.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Vonnegut and Tom Robbins.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Another Roadside Attraction

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

Tiny Tim

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

Half of author proceeds are donated to help abused children.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

@roberteggleton1 on twitter

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS I call him HIM by Scott W. Kimak

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS I call him HIM by Scott W. Kimak

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m a Kung Fu master and I’ve been studying and teaching martial arts for 40 years

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

post-apocalyptic adult fiction

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

I’ve had this story in my head for almost 40 years. As a teenager I fell in love with the stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs and J.R.R. Tolkien. I wanted to create a character like John Carter of Aragorn but make him much darker. I think everyone has a dark side to him when push comes to shove and I wanted to show that struggle. What impact could the loss of someone’s family have on your mental stability? Could it turn you into something else?

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

In a post-apocalyptic world, a warrior and his family are driven underground, fighting for their very survival. When they do emerge, the futuristic planet they discover is very different from the one they left behind. Ruled by an evil presence which dominates and controls what is left of mankind, Earth has been reduced to a violent place of darkness, grief and destruction. I call him HIM follows the journey of this unnamed warrior as he loses both his family and his mind. As he hits rock bottom, all he can think of is his insatiable yearning for revenge until he meets a young girl called Angelica who shows him the true power of faith. Her youth, innocence and strength of character reminds him of everything he has lost and the things which really matter. But as the armies of the world rise up for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, can Angelica help him regain his sanity and rediscover himself before it is too late?

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords

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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES J.D. Cunegan

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES J.D. Cunegan

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

J.D. Cunegan is known for his unique writing style, a mixture of murder mystery and superhero epic that introduces the reader to his comic book-inspired storytelling and fast-paced prose. A 2006 graduate of Old Dominion University, Cunegan has an extensive background in journalism, a lengthy career in media relations, and a lifelong love for writing. Cunegan lives in Hampton, Virginia, and next to books and art, his big passion in life in auto racing. When not hunched in front of a keyboard, scratching a pencil over a piece of paper, or with his nose stuck in a book, Cunegan can probably be found at a race track or watching a race on TV.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

Comic books, superheroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

R.R. Virdi, S.E. Anderson, Madeline Dyer, Chuck Wendig, Sabaa Tahir

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

The Grave Report series, Wanderers, An Ember in the Ashes, Aix Marks the Spot

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

I got nothing for this one lol.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

My stories are where ordinary people accomplish extraordinary things.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

https://jdcuneganbooks.com

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Phoenix by Patricia Simpson

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Phoenix by Patricia Simpson

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m an author of over twenty books who has published with traditional houses and now enjoys creative freedom as an indie author. I was raised by independent-thinking parents who chose Montana so the family would be safe from pollution and big-city crime. Ironically, my home town turned out to be the site of the worst environmental disaster in the United States.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

Phoenix is a dark fantasy that will appeal to lovers of vampire fiction and the Cornish coast.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

I was inspired to write this book because I’d never written a redemption story before. It was fun to start out with a heroine that we learned to hate in the first book in the series (The Londo Chronicles), and then see her grow into a real hero in the second book.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

When vampire Overseers execute Eva Wilder’s commissioner husband for treason, she is thrown out of her lavish home and stripped of everything. It’s back to her dreary life in Londo City—a life she thought she had left far behind her. But as Eva waits for the train back to Londo, she recognizes her estranged sister in a line of prisoners. She knows the horrible fate her sister will face, and all because of her own rash decisions long ago. Eva has to do something. But what? Eva must find the courage to battle the vampires who overrun her village, uncover the horrific secret of the Port Pennwood processing facility and vanquish the evil that stalks her sister and now her. This could be Eva’s chance to redeem herself—or the worst decision she’s ever made.

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Books2Read and all other online booksellers

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April Group Promotions on Story Origin

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It is April, which means I have joined a couple new Group Promotions.

I hope you find your next favorite author

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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES J.M. Lively

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES J.M. Lively

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

Jonathon Lively (J.M. Lively) was born and raised in California. After moving through several cities and states he settled down in Grand Forks, North Dakota. There, he met his wife Brittany, and together they started a family. Over the years of moving, attempting to be an artist, and living life by the seed of his pants, Jonathon collected pages upon pages of inspiration for characters. He was heavily influenced by comics, anime, and manga. A lot of those ideas were meant to be drawn, tattooed, or designed with computer graphics. Instead, he took those characters and small snippets of story and combined them all into one HUGE document. It took Jonathon three months in 2018 to comb through all the information but when he was done, he had an outline for the series, The Oreniah Codex. From there, he started writing the story. Then, in August of 2019, he published his first book, The Last Soul. Now, Jonathon lives in Bemidji, Minnesota with his family and continues to explore the universe of Oreniah, through writing novels.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

I started writing in the Fantasy genre because it is basically all I read. Except for some self-help/business books, I read for entertainment. I like to escape to a new world. I love the idea of magic and imagining how it would work blended with today’s society. When I first started writing fantasy, it was a background story on a character I was going to play for a DND campaign. Later that night I turned in a ten-page backstory that made my Dungeon Master want to puke it was so long. But for me, it was just the start. Three days later, I had about sixty-seven pages written on a character that I’d never thought about before. I did not research, I had no pre-determined goal, and there was no outline. I just wrote.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Brandon Sanderson is easily my favorite author. Patrick Rothfuss is another favorite. Other authors that come to mind are Cinda Williams Chima, Christopher Paolini, Brian Staveley, Orson Scott Card, Garth Nix, Phillip Pullman, J.K Rowling, Pitacus Lore, and Dakota Krout.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Basically, take any book from any of the above authors, and I probably enjoyed it. However, ones that I keep coming back to are the Kingkiller Chronicles, The Stormlight Archive, The Inheritance Cycle, and the Unhewn Throne.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

That is tough. Its cliche to say too many but it still holds true. Kaladin from Stormlight, Kvoth from Kingkiller, and Valyn from Unhewn are probably my favorites. Kaladin speaks to a power that I wish I had. Kvoth inspires me that intelligence can get you further than raw power. And Valyn is the anti-hero, the one who struggled through tribulations and came out scarred but powerful.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

I appreciate any of the feedback you are willing to give. Whether that be through an author’s life blood, a review, or a personal message. I will not take it for granted. Your feedback will only help me to improve. If I am ever going to nail down my group of people that want to read my stories, I need to know what you think. Tell your friends or family about my book if you enjoyed it. Reading is uncool to a lot of people. I know so many individuals that have never read a novel. Its an alien concept to them. But if you are a reader, then you know. A good book can do wonders for your mental health. Sometimes, we all need to escape to another world. If you find that feeling with my book, tell a friend. Whether they are a reader or not, tell them.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

My Facebook page is the best place to plug into what I am doing. I am making an effort to post more regularly but social media is not my strong suit. https://www.facebook.com/theoreniahcodex/

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JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Tiffani Collins

JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Tiffani Collins

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’ve always been terrible at running, so I learned to ride horses. I was even worse at dancing, so I studied martial arts instead. A banshee sings better than I do, so I picked up the violin – and didn’t fare much better, truthfully. When asked what I wanted do when I grew up, I always said “work with animals,” so I became a Veterinarian Technician and did that for fifteen years. When I got tired of wrestling dogs and herding cats, I got a job at my local library where I get to talk about books with other bookworms all day long. I read to keep sane and I write… well, I write because what’s more fun than that? My name is Tiffani Collins and I live in a small rural town in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. When I’m not braiding hair at Renaissance Fairs, spending time with friends, or helping library patrons find their next favorite read, I’m working on my next writing project.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?

I once heard another author remark that they were always looking for a certain kind of story to read, and when they couldn’t find it, they decided to write it themselves. That statement really resonated with me and it was then that I realized that was why I wrote, too. I also love writing because it’s a bit like taking a vacation in a world you built with a bunch of people you know very well. Some of them you like, some of them you don’t, and some you’d really like to strangle with your own hands because they make your head explode with wrath – and you can! Because they’re the bad guy and you get to write the fitting poetic end to their villainy that never seems to happen in real life. It’s quite satisfying. Just as it is very gratifying to give your good guys the happy ending you wished more people could have in reality.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? WHY?

Jim Butcher! I could meet J. K. Rowling or George R. R. Martin and think it was cool, but I wouldn’t turn into an incoherently babbling fan girl for anyone other than Jim Butcher. I actually don’t want to ever run into him in real life because I am deathly certain I would humiliate myself terribly and never recover from the experience. After that, I have to say that the authors I want to be like the most are J. K. Rowling, Naomi Novik, Leigh Bardugo, Will Wight, Tanya Huff, Dianna Wynne Jones, Diana Gabaldon, L. A. Meyer, and Ilona Andrews. All of these authors write incredibly immersive stories that have stuck with me for years with characters that feel so real you talk about them to your friends as if they were people you’ve actually met. Many of these authors – Jim Butcher, Tanya Huff, and Ilona Andrews specifically – also have a tremendous ability to make me laugh with their witty one-liners. Tanya Huff has been known to say that of all elements in writing, humor is the hardest to pull off well, and I agree! If an author can make me burst out laughing while reading, I will forgive them almost any sin they might commit elsewhere in the story.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? WHY?

Oh, God! I hate this question! Should I answer with the book that made me laugh the most? Or maybe the book that got me reading in the fourth grade and transmuted all my testing scores through some mystical means of alchemy from well below average in every subject to off the charts… well, except for math – that never got over the above average line, sadly. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but I’ll take a stab at a few that have suck in my head for years and are always the first I recommend to people: * Raven, by S. A. Swiniarski – best horror book about vampires ever and the first book that I ever encountered that explained vampirism as a virus pathogen, which I really thought was cool back in middle school. BTW, I went from reading Goosebumps in the fourth grade (those books I mentioned above) to reading John Saul and Dean Koontz by sixth grade, so just because I say I read a book in middle school doesn’t mean it was meant for children. * Summer Knight, by Jim Butcher – this is the fourth book in his Dresden Files series, but the FIRST book of his that I liked. The first two sat collecting dust on my selves for years because I thought his main character, Harry Dresden, was an irritating chauvinist and the author couldn’t write any female characters that weren’t trying to out-macho the guys or use their sexual appeal to get what they wanted, which really grated on me. Then a friend told me if I got past the third book, the series really begins to take off – and she was right. The Dresden Files is like crack cocaine, according to my cousin – once you get a taste, you’re addicted for life. One of the reasons I love Jim Butcher is that he is a prime example of how an author can have a rocky start but really come into their own as they grow in their craft. He gives me a lot of hope for myself as a writer. * Lord of Scoundrels, by Lorretta Chase – the one straight-up romance that I will publicly admit to loving. Remember how I said if a book can make me burst out laughing, I’ll forgive it everything else? Well, this book was hilarious, so I could get over the fact that it is a dyed-in-the-wool Regency romance novel. >:P It’s also my reminder that there will always be exceptions to any rule and that I should sometimes get out of my own way and try books from genres I don’t typically like. * And finally, Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo – because Kaz Brekker is in there and he is the BEST ANTI-HERO EVER! ‘Nuf said. If I ever manage to pull of characterization half as well as Bardugo did with Kaz, I will die believing myself a success as an author.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS? WHY?

This is also hard to answer, but I’ll give the two answers that immediately pop into my head: * Kaz Brekker, from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – he is such a broken character. I know that’s a weird reason to love a guy who literally dug his fingers into the orbital socket of the guy he was questioning to rip out his eye, but it’s true. Kaz has been deeply, deeply scarred by horrific events in his childhood, and life growing up in the gangs of what feels like Victorian-era New York REALLY didn’t help. He is both the most vulnerable character in the book and also the strongest, bravest, smartest character in the book. Despite everything his life has thrown at him, Kaz is still actually a good guy. He’s as Sherlock Holms said in the BBC show “Sherlock”: “I may be on the side of the angels, but I am not one of them.” * Ethan, from Will Wight’s Cradle series – Ethan is a side character, but I love him because he’s funny for one, but also because he plays off being a fool, but is actually one of the strongest and smartest characters in the series. I’ll admit here, that this is where my love affair with competence really shows. I don’t like those stories where the hero bumbles his way through the series, not really knowing what he’s doing, but persevering in the end, despite everyone around him having more of a clue than he does – which, let’s be honest, is most fantasy/adventure stories. I like characters who already know what they are doing and then sitting down to watch them do what they do best with style. Ethan gives me that, which is a reprieve from watching Linden tripping over his own feet. Don’t get me wrong, I really do like Linden a lot, but Ethan is the one that gives me the competence porn that I crave.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FELLOW AUTHORS AND/OR ASPIRING AUTHORS?

Read, read, read, then read some more. If you’re writing romance, read tons of romance. If you’re writing horror, then tons of horror. Reading boat-loads of the kind of stories you’re trying to write will help you internalize what good storytelling should “look” like. Sort of like immersing yourself in the language and culture of a language you’re trying to learn. Even BAD stories will teach you what NOT to do. If you read a book that elicits a strong reaction from you – whether it’s to recommend the book to everyone you meet or to burn it in effigy – ask yourself WHY you’ve reacted so strongly. Dissect it, then try to emulate it – or avoid it, in the case of bad books. When you start writing your own stories, just write. Put your butt in the chair and words on the page, no matter what. Sometimes your fingers will fly over the keyboard and sometimes every letter you punch will feel like ripping out a nail, but if you don’t get those words on the page, you’ll never finish your story. WHEN you finish your story, the hardest part is this: Be brave. When you let people read your writing, you’re letting them into your head, because make no mistake, there’s way more of YOU in that story than you’ll ever realize and people are going to see it. It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there for people to judge. But be brave and let them in. I believe most people will like what they see and want to see more of you than not.

IMAGINE ONE OF YOUR BOOKS IS ABOUT TO BECOME A FILM OR TV SHOW. WHO IS YOUR “DREAM CAST?” AND WHO DO YOU ASK TO CREATE THE SOUNDTRACK?

Oooo, this is tricky for me to answer, because I actually don’t “see” the characters and places in my head. I always feel like a blind person in my world and someone has to be around to tell me what everything and everyone looks like. It’s why I love having artists do renderings of the creatures or characters in my stories, because at last I can see them! Same for buildings or settings. I do a lot of browsing on Google’s image searches to figure out how to describe a setting in the scene I’m working on. So, I suppose I would be overjoyed with whoever they cast so long as they matched the basic description I set up for the character. In a way it would be easier to say what I WOULDN’T want to see happen. I would hate it if they completely miscast my characters like they did in Sci Fi’s Dresden Files TV series based off of Jim Butcher’s books. Harry Dresden is basketball-player tall and lanky with a legit wizarding staff; they chose a shortish guy with an average build and a hockey stick to play him. Bob is a spirit that looks like a swirl of orange campfire sparks inhabiting a human skull who loves bodice-rippers and has a funny, snarky attitude; they turned him into a dour ghost-man with the personality of Lurch from the Adam’s Family. Morgan is an old, grizzled German guy with pasty white skin and graying hair; they cast him as a big, fit, youngish African American guy. Karen Murphy is a cute blonde woman; they cast a brunette. No, no, no, no, no! I wouldn’t let the rights to my books go without retaining veto power on the development front, which probably means I will never see my books on the streaming platforms because I am NOT J. K. Rowling.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

Please don’t ask me questions about how my story will turn out or what will happen to certain characters because I have ZERO ability to stop myself from geeking out and spilling EVERYTHING! So, for the sake of all those who hate spoilers, please take pity on a poor writer who lacks a functioning filter.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

Ok, so I have a confession to make – I hate social media. Biggest time-sucks ever! I don’t even have accounts on most of them and the two I AM on are always on the shaky edge of being shut down for lack of use. I would just much rather be reading, or writing, or researching for my writing, or going to Ren Fairs where I do really cool things with hair braiding, or doing art, or walking my dogs, or hanging with friends, or playing Skyrim, or, you know… living my life. But I do have a website, tiffani-collins.com, and a blog and a contact page, so I am reachable and I do love talking with people and being totally nerdy about books. Hard to get me to STOP talking, really, and I enjoy nothing more than to gush with fellow fans of the same books or learning of new series I might be interested in. So, please, by all means, come visit my website and drop me a line!

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Princess of Undersea by Leslie Conzatti

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Princess of Undersea by Leslie Conzatti

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

I live in the Pacific Northwest. I’m one of four people in my family (that I know of) who are left-handed: the others are my grandfather, my niece, and a brother-in-law.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

The genre for “Princess of Undersea” is Fantasy, and the audience is middle-grade and up.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

I was inspired to write “Princess of Undersea” first as a fanfiction for a show that based its whole premise on re-telling fairy tales–they’d done The Little Mermaid, but I wasn’t a fan of the way it was executed. I decided to write my own version of it, complete with re-purposing and switching up the things from both the original fairy tale and the Disney film version that, in my opinion, weakened the story. Even small tweaks like allowing the mermaid princess to still be able to speak as a human (although with a really bad stutter), and flipping the whole “magical godmother” trope gave new significance to parts of the story, and presented new options for the outcome.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

“Princess of Undersea” tells the story of Ylaine, a mermaid princess with an enchanted singing voice. She struggles against her father’s overbearing nature, and the way he constantly speaks of how dangerous and threatening the humans are, but at the same time, when Ylaine wants to know how, he won’t explain himself, and he uses her enchanting songs to enthrall the rest of his Council into following him into war against the humans. Ylaine is quite sure that if her father could somehow meet the humans and walk among them, even for a day, he would change his mind–but the chance to do so comes at a high price, and Ylaine is forced to choose between retaining her magical gift or finding the truth. Once ashore, she meets the Prince of the human kingdom, and finds out that the humans behave quite different than what her father had always been saying. Before she can return and tell him as much, Ylaine finds herself embroiled in a plot that not only threatens her ability to help the human kingdom, but endangers the realm of the Merfolk as well.

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

“Princess of Undersea” is available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Princess-Undersea-Saga-Leslie-Conzatti/dp/B08KYRQXXN

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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES MJ Vieira

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES MJ Vieira

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m an American paranormal thriller/fantasy/horror who currently resides in Iowa with my twelve year old son, husband, and two fur babies: Poopah and Sir Fluffabut. An avid music fan and coffee addict, I am usually jamming out and reading when I’m not writing.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

I’ve always been fascinated with the paranormal. I find it hard to believe that we humans have know everything about life on Earth. There are too many stories out there, across the globe, of the paranormal for there not to be truth to some of the myths. As far as the fantasy genre goes, I love reading high fantasy like Toilken and Patrick Rothfuss, and Jacqueline Carey. I find their worlds memorizing and awe inspiring. So, I wanted to try my hand at it.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

I have to many to list. But right now, I’ve been reading a lot of Karen Marie Moning, Joshilyn Jackson, Mike Carey. Also, indie authors Robert Cano, JA Stone and Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

LOTR Return of the King, The Dark Angel by Meredith Ann Pierce, Into the Water by Paula Hawkins, Pandora by Anne Rice, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning, Obsidian Butterfly by Laurel K Hamilton and the Harry Potter series.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

Again, a hard one. Aragon from LOTR, Armand from Anne Rice’s vampire series, Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series, Snape from HP, and many, many more.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

To keep reading and supporting authors. We may not all be traditionally published, but there are so many worlds out there to explore! If the world around you is too much, pick up a book and find a new escape.

WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?

I am very active on Facebook.

The best way to see what’s new is to find me there, MJ Vieira Author: https://www.facebook.com/authormj.vieira/.

I’m also on twitter, Instagram, Goodreads and Bookbub.

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Legend of the Sacred Warriors by Jamie Gandy

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS The Legend of the Sacred Warriors , by Jamie Gandy

FIRST, LET’S GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT. TELL US SOMETHING UNIQUE ABOUT YOURSELF:

Unique… I don’t really find myself Unique… I mean, doesn’t everyone invision dragons flying alongside the road when they are riding in the car? My mind has always been very creative and active. It makes writing novels (especially Fantasy) much easier when I can ‘see’ it all just by closing my eyes. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is an incredible super power, because it is full of its own kryptonite. Seeing mythical creatures popping out of no where is NOT an ideal thing to invision when in traffic. There is no off button to this over active imagination.

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

‘The Legend of the Sacred Warriors ‘ is a Fantasy novel with strong Christian references to it. It’s a great read for almost any ages (13 and up), especially if you are a fantasy lover.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

My inspiration for ‘The Legend of the Sacred Warriors ‘ first started after binge watching the anime ‘Yona of the Dawn’. It made a flood of ideas swarm in my mind. As the weeks went by many orginal thoughts transformed, however one very prominent story focus remained. My main characters were all going to be inspired by my cats and dogs, characteristics, features (as much as an animal can look like a human that is, lol) and personalities. This made the story so much more powerful and enchanting for me to write. It made this Fantasy novel feel so very real and became the driving focus for it.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

Princess Esther is a sixteen-year-old girl without a single care in the world, other than meeting her potential suitors to unite the Kingdoms of Kallai and SteelBorn. Things are looking up for the Realm, with the possible alliance between the two Kingdoms. Until the night of the Ball, when everything changes after her brother, Prince Kage, kills The King.Princess Esther, along with Sir Adir and Sir Gideon, her two most trusted Knights, flee the Castle in an attempt to escape the Prince’s wrath. A legend surfaces about a Seal of Sacred Warriors that are destined to aid the Princess in her time of great need. Amidst the chaos that threatens to engulf her Kingdom, she must first find these Warriors in hopes that they can help her take back her treasured Kallai. Before the darkness consumes the entire land…

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK: