JQM LITERARY CHAT WELCOMES J.C. Seal
TELL US 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 started writing in October 2018. So far, I’ve written a trilogy and been part of the “31 Overlook Hotel” book collaboration featuring 31 authors. I’m working on my fourth novel “Virgin’s Curse” right now, and there are two short stories to be published soon. Feel free to join me in my world of fantasy, paranormal, adventure, with a bit of romance. Here’s a bit more about my “Angels and Demons” trilogy. Book one is “Fallen Angels” The protagonist of book one is Bela, son of a Fallen Angel and a mortal woman. He’s lived for centuries. For one misstep in his youth, he was cursed and powers he had not yet learned to use were ripped away by a Guardian Angel. As a cursed half Demon, he is an outcast living outside of today’s society, withdrawn to a safe oasis created for himself and others like him. After centuries, he finds his first human friend, his closed heart gradually opening to accept friendship and love in his life. When an old nemesis in new guise rises again to threaten today’s way of life, the future of the world is on razor’s edge. Characters never meant to be heroes are forced to suddenly embrace a new and terrifying role. Will there be enough time for Bela to come to terms with the past, to accept the changes, to embrace newfound abilities? Will it be enough to tip the scales in favor of the unsuspecting human world? Book two is “Angels Descendants” The protagonist of book two is Jason Tim, a young man who has denied his heritage all his life, calling his father a nutcase, running away from home. Until one day, something happens that turns his whole life upside down. He suddenly finds himself on The Chariot, the ancient vessel of the Gods, a place only known from history books. Realizing that his father told the truth all along, he must return to Earth to find him. Finally back, he is hunted by unknown foes, needs to come to terms with the changes in his life, and unravel the mystery of his own heritage. Learning that his girlfriend had been blackmailed to spy on him, he needs to unravel her heritage as well to keep her safe from abilities she cannot control, while struggling to accept his new role within the Angel community. Book three is “Angels Nemesis” The protagonist of book three is Kreon, newly turned True Angel and also Lucifer’s son. Lucifer is hiding, waiting for a new chance to attack the Angel community. Archangel Gabriel has vanished. Kreon 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.
WHAT INFLUENCED YOU TO WRITE YOUR GENRE(S)?
Basically, I write what I like to read. I never consciously chose the genre. I started writing, and the genre picked me, not the other way around. Actually, it’s not only one category. I asked my editor, and he said it was fantasy, paranormal, adventure with a bit of romance. So, seeing it as multi-genre is probably accurate.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
The authors that influenced me most when I was young were probably Anne McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer-Bradley, Jean M. Auel, Stephen King, Dean R. Koontz, to name a few. My more recent favorite authors are Aimee Easterling and Becca André, in addition to some wonderful author colleagues I’m friends with and of course try to read their work. That’s JA Stone, Andreea Pryde, Catrin Russell, Alexa Wayne, Hargrove Perth and some more. Sorry to those I didn’t mention…
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?
The complete “Dragonriders of Pern” series by Anne McCaffrey The “Final Formula” Series by Becca Andre The “Dresden Files” by Jim Butcher The first books of Catrin Russell’s “PRIME Series” are the burner! And I have to admit, I do like “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” 🙂
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE LITERARY CHARACTERS?
With “Literary Characters,” do you mean characters from old, important literature? I don’t think I have any. I’m not fond of reading this oh so important literature that’s required at school. Except for “1984” and “Brave New World” I hated them all… Not my world, sorry. Of the most recently read books, I’m currently in love with the Scion Prime Samael Fahd, Demon (from Catrin Russell’s PRIME Series) but I don’t have a long-time favorite character.
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH POTENTIAL READERS?
Give Indie Authors a chance. There are so many good ones out there (and I’m not only talking about myself here). Our books might not be perfect in formatting, or have the most impressing cover, but the stories are fresh and new, untainted by commerce because we don’t write for the money. Being an Indie Author means having a day job to support your hobby. We write from the heart and soul, because there are stories inside us that we long to share with our readers. Please be so kind and pick up an Indie book once and a while, and leave a review for it in the end. Reviews are our chance to get seen by potential readers, because we don’t have the money for extensive advertising. Tell friends and family if you liked our books, spread the word in a book club, post a picture of yourself reading it on Instagram, twitter about it… Feel free to tag us if you do. Most Indies will welcome your support with open arms. Thank you very much!
WHERE CAN WE GO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR LITERARY WORKS?
You can find me on social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Just click here: https://linktr.ee/AuthorJCSeal
To find my books on all available platforms, please use this link: https://linktr.ee/JCSealBooks
Thanks so much for this interview, James. Dear readers, thank you for reading and being interested in my work ❤