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JQM Literary Chat With Larry Paris

JQM Literary Chat With Larry Paris

Here is the video link to my recent interview with Larry Paris:

https://youtu.be/hPonKFyuxbM

For more info about Larry Paris, please check out these links:

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Darkened-Land-Seven-Towers/dp/1092736999/

Facebook Author Page

https://www.facebook.com/Larry-Paris-Books-377140173072048

Facebook Fan/Discussion Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/3179278412156116

Website

http://larryparisbooks.com/

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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Rosie Wylor-Owen

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES Rosie Wylor-Owen

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

I’m a USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy, an amateur calligrapher and a Taekwondo black belt who loves to travel. If my landlord allowed pets, I would also be a crazy cat lady. Instead, I make do growing lemon trees on the windowsill of my little London flat. When I’m not writing or learning new skills, I’m going for walks, daydreaming and playing Civilisation 6, Skyrim and Zelda: Breath of the Wild until 3am (if I remember to check the time.)

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

I’ve loved the idea of magic from childhood. After watching Fairytale: A True Story when I was seven, I was hooked on magic and tried to find it everywhere. That movie has a lot to answer for! This led to an ongoing reading addiction and a compulsion to write magical fiction. Later inspirations include Harry Potter (obviously!), A Discovery of Witches and The Worst Witch series. I really identified with The Worst Witch as someone who had trouble fitting in themselves and this series also inspired my recently released novel “A Druid’s Secret”. This book features Tabatha, a druid who is unable to cast magic properly until she unearths Olkaster Academy’s deepest, darkest secret and consequently, the truth about her own powers.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

My favourite authors change a lot these days because I read a lot of indie books and these amazing authors keep knocking each other off the top spots. Needless to say, my favourites list is three miles long. At the top right now are Kat Ross, Jessie Thomas, Sarah Painter and Monique Martin, all three of whom deserves a lot more attention than they’re getting – if you’re a fan of urban fantasy, check these guys out!

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Baptism of Fire – Jessie Thomas A Bad Breed – Kat Ross The Night Raven – Sarah Painter This list also changes a lot! But Kat Ross’ books have a lot of staying power on account of how intense and gripping they are.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

Mildred Hubble from The Worst Witch series. That girl is my my literary idol. Despite all her failures, she always tries her hardest and is kind and empathetic throughout. Anne Lawrence from A Bad Breed is also an amazing character. She’s wily, wickedly intelligent and yet also a hopeless romantic. She is a bit of a sucker for punishment, too and this flaw is entirely relatable at times.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

I currently have four books published, one of which – The Witch’s Touch – is available free via my newsletter. Scorpio’s Grace is book one in The Scorpio’s Grace Saga, an urban fantasy series, and came out November 2019. The rest of the series is on its way but you can get book one right here on most major platforms: https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/9c116b8e-184a-11ea-bb34-0b0bcea8bbe1

My latest release is A Druid’s Secret, an urban fantasy academy book which just released on 15th August this year with the rest of the series to follow! You can get A Druid’s Secret at this universal link: https://storyoriginapp.com/universalbooklinks/ccf1df08-caac-11ea-a458-67816727de1e

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

I’m more or less everywhere! You can find me and my work at any of these places:

Website: https://rosiewylor-owen.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosiewylorowenauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rosiewylorowen

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/rosiewylorowen/boards/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17827657.Rosie_Wylor_Owen

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/rosie-wylor-owen

Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/102b528ef825/subscribe-to-rosie-wylor-owens-newsletter

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JQM Literary Chat With Kevin Buckner

JQM Literary Chat With Kevin Buckner

Here is the video link to my recent interview with Kevin Buckner:

https://youtu.be/aT1-xCLe6Xo

For more info about Kevin, please check out these links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Advent-Zon-Book-One-Cudomerie/dp/154873828X/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KevinBucknerAuthor

Kevin is @LordZombitten on twitter and instagram, but haven’t been as active on those platforms as I should be.

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Royal Dragon Bind: Royal Dragon Shifters of Morocco #1 by Ava Ward

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Royal Dragon Bind: Royal Dragon Shifters of Morocco #1 by Ava Ward

 

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

Hey all, Ava Ward here! I write decadent paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi romance, and love creating heroes with heart, heroines with punch, and engaging plots that twist and turn in inexplicable ways. I came from writing epic fantasy originally (under the name Jean Lowe Carlson), and have never been satisfied with formulaic romance. I strive to create characters that are deeply human – even when they’re dragons, fae, sirens, fallen angels, or beautiful demons! Before I began writing, I sang opera professionally, practiced as a primary care physician, and even did some bellydancing! Now I use all those experiences in my books, and even narrate my own audiobooks. 🙂

WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

The Royal Dragon Shifters of Morocco series is spicy, slow-burn reverse harem dragon shifter paranormal fantasy romance with HFN endings – perfect for fans of KF Breene, Charlene Hartnady, Ruby Dixon, Renee Rose, Ava Mason, and The Dragon Kings.

WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

I originally started writing epic fantasy under the name Jean Lowe Carlson because I had a long love of the genre. But the more I wrote, the more I discovered I LOVED writing all the spicy relationships and character development between love interests in my series. And voila! My Ava Ward line was born. Now I do both, but I absolutely adore writing on the fantasy romances. The Royal Dragon Shifters of Morocco series was inspired by a walk my husband and I took, and had the whole series brainstormed in 45 minutes! It’s evolved into a 9-book affair (can’t escape my epic fantasy roots!) and involves a parallel fae world to ours that will probably spark numerous series to come. 🙂

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

The Royal Dragon Shifters of Morocco series begins when a mystery billionaire gives the main character Layla an irresistible offer to come work for him. She’s a PhD graduate bartending to make rent, and he’s a ridiculously hot billionaire Dragon from a fae realm, hunted by a mysterious darkness. When he purchases her a priceless artifact with an offer to work for him, she knows his offer will change her life. But his world holds dangerous secrets; a passionate adventure that will Bind her to him magically if she accepts. Not to mention opening her own dire magic and meeting a number of other hot Dragon billionaires along the way…

WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

I just released a box set of the first 3 books on Amazon, which can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089JWSHB8

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Writing Update

And it is off!

Jan 15th is the Shades of Mortality, The Realm of the Light Book 4 is due to CMP.

I need to give a huge SHOUT OUT to everyone who helped me improve the story. Thank you!

Now on to my next project, creating a screnplay to accompany my fantasy thriler novel, Cross of Roses

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JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES A.R. Harlow

JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES A.R. Harlow

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

Born and raised in Missouri, I’ve seen a lot of things, but also had a lot of space for my imagination. I moved from small town rural Missouri close to St. Louis, totally changing my life and turning it upside down in the process. I am a creative person and often can be found taking photographs, writing, reading, painting, or some other form of art. I recently started dabbling in spray painting art which is a fun and relaxing side hobby. I have a partner I love, a brilliant but tyrannical five year old daughter, and a loving mom—all who support me greatly on my creative endeavors. I have one book currently published and many more planned.

WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?

Honestly just the desire to create my own worlds and have someplace for the character to play. I write mostly fantasy but I blend genres including family drama and science fiction to create the blend that is right for each story.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?

Kelly Blanchard, J.E. Mueller, J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

The Chronicles of Lorrek, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Warrior Cats

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?

Vixen from CoL Then from my own book, Sabine Thornton, she is so multilayered and rich in personality.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

That there will be a lot more books coming soon and that I hope that they enjoy the book that is available.

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

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MHGP3LV/ https://arharlow1122.wixsite.com/author/about

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JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Samantha Evans

JQM PRESENTS A BLOG POST INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR Samantha Evans

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF:

Born in Northern California. Wife, mother to three amazing children, and author of fantasy and adventure. Brings adventure with a mix of fantasy to the pages. Advocate for people who have Russel Silver Syndrome, and epilepsy.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO WRITE?

It was a hobby of mine, and my love for fantasy novels.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS? WHY?

Love J.R.R. Tolkin, G.R.R. Martin, C. S. Lewis….because they were able to create worlds, and make it be interesting, and never boring.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS? WHY?

I love The Hobbit, Outlander, Game of Thrones, The Handmaids Tale. Those books in particular are favorites due to the creativity of the characters.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS? WHY?

June from The Handmaids Tale. How she was a woman who had a life, and when she was captured her life changed. Living in the world of Gilead, and wanting to find a way out.

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

Never give up, and when you have an idea for a story then be the storyteller. Do not keep it to yourself.

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?

A cast for a movie I would not know. But to create a soundtrack I would love to have like the London Symphony Orchestra due to how they have mad such powerful music.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?

Fantasy is such a fun genre, and I love creating worlds. Dragons is my symbol in my writing.

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

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19789318.Samantha_Evans

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JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Angels Nemesis (Angels and Demons, Book three) by J.C. Seal

JQM LITERARY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTS Angels Nemesis (Angels and Demons, Book three) by J.C. Seal

 

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

I’m from Germany, from the beautiful Black Forest area. I live in a small townhouse with my loving husband, my wonderful teenage daughter and my eighteen years old tomcat. To pay my bills, I work part time as a lab technician in cancer research. I only started writing in October 2018, but loved to read all my life. Maybe you wonder, why does someone from Germany write in English? I still remember the first English book I ever read. Staying in the USA as an exchange student when I was sixteen, I picked a random book at a public library, ending up with “Dragonsong” by Anne McCaffrey. It was the beginning of my passion for stories reaching beyond the confines of the mortal human world, and also the beginning of my love for a language that’s so much more expressive than my native tongue. When finally risking the step from reader to writer, the language was out of question. Feel free to join me in my world of fantasy, paranormal, adventure, with a bit of romance. When I’m not writing, I like playing computer games or watching crime series on TV. I’m also part of the parents’ council at my daughter’s school and a committee member of the garden club around the corner.

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WHAT IS THE GENRE AND AUDIENCE FOR THIS BOOK:

The Genre is fantasy, paranormal, adventure with a bit of romance. The content is suitable for YA/NA, but the main audience is Adults.

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WHAT WAS THE INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS BOOK:

After the second book, the story still wasn’t finished, the Nemesis still at large, Earth still at the brink of chaos and destruction. This book is the epic finale of the trilogy.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOK:

Archangel Gabriel has vanished. Lucifer is hiding, waiting for a new chance to attack the Angel community. Kreon, newly turned True Angel and also Lucifer’s son, gets shackled by an Archangel’s command to kill his father. Will he be forced to comply, or is there another way? An ancient prophecy pushes Kreon to his limits as he tries to change fate, risking the extinction of the entire Angel community. The third book in the Angels and Demons trilogy completes a gripping story of adventure, action, fantasy, paranormal and romance with some mythology mixed in. Epic finale included.

SEE BOOK TRAILER HERE

 

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WHERE CAN WE PURCHASE YOUR BOOK:

You can buy my books on Amazon and other platforms. This is the universal buy link: https://books2read.com/u/3nWvEo

 

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My Thoughts on The Swarm by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

My Thoughts on The Swarm by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston

 

Yes, I am still reading the Ender-Verse books as they come out and I am able to get my hands on a copy.

The Swarm was an interesting addition to the Ender-verse.  And to be honest, I was only engaged with it as a reader because of how much I knew about, and cared for the characters.  As a stand alone, The Swarm was not that great.  But as a continuation in the story of the First Formic Wars, and how the Second Formic War happened, well in that light it was an interesting bit of “history,” if you will.

I was surprised with one thing I can share here.  I was very surprised with how excited I was to see my old friends, Victor and Imala, Lem Jukes (who I hated at first, but am now starting to like a bit more every time I get to see his character ARC), Mazer Rackam (let’s face it, I was a fan of Mazer’s since Ender’s Game), and Bingwen.

 

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Story Origin Group Giveaways for Jan 2021

January I was able to join a couple awesome group promos in Story Origin:

I hope you find your next favorite author

Sci-fi and Fantasy Giveaway



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Unlimited Fantasy Deals!

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