So, as I was formatting today’s post and getting it all ready, a small thought—okay, a big thought, crossed my mind. This post could never be seen. That’s right, there’s a chance that after I’d taken all the time to create this wonderful post, welcome Author Jordan K Rose (another Crescent Moon Press Star), that no one could see it, because the world as we know could end.
Of course I’m not much of a believer, so, I hope my efforts haven’t been wasted and that I’ll wake up and find the world and all the people in it going about their daily business, and naturally, praying they take a moment to stop by my blog and check out Day 12 of the 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways.
Assuming of course the world is still in one piece, there is a prize to be one, and book to be introduced and an interview to be read!
First up, the prize!
$10 Amazon Gift Card
The task to complete, assuming we all still have internet?
Like Jordan K Rose on Facebook!
Now let me take a moment to introduce you to Jordan’s book, Perpetual Light!
Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.
After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.
Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.
Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power.
Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?
And now, on to the interview!
Welcome Jordan, Can you please describe yourself in five words or less!Funny, friendly, ambitious, self-conscious, forgetful.
Describe Perpetual Light in five words of less.Vampire romance about fated lovers.
Only two books will fit in your Christmas stocking, what books do you really, really want and why?First Drop of Crimson by Jeannine Frost because I love Spade and Denise. There were a few scenes in that book that made me laugh out loud and then of course, the romance was fantastic. Vampire Mine by Kerrilyn Sparks. Marielle’s innocence is so funny I literally had tears in my eyes.
I find that the holiday’s means baking, what is your favourite holiday specific cookie and why?In my family I make the Honey Cookies. They’re an Italian cookie that we’ve been making for generations. My grandmother taught my mom and aunt and me how to make them, and everyone looks forward to having them. They’re fried and sweet and look beautiful when they’re done. Every year when I’m making them I always remember the last year my grandmother and I made them. I did all the work and after I’d roll the dough, cut and form the cookie, and place it on the tray to rest while I made the others, she’d touch each one- to move it into a better position. It was hysterical because that was her contribution to the efforts. I still remember her grinning as she moved them. Then while I was frying the cookies as she sat and gave directions my grandfather came in to show me some newspaper article about my uncle. The oil was bubbled over. We practically had a fire and he was in the way. That year I also broke a smoke detector trying to take the batteries out to stop the blaring, set the toaster on fire, hooked up the dishwasher and forgot to turn on the water so I melted every plastic object in it. At the end of the week my grandfather threw me out. He was utterly flabbergasted by everything that had happened. Thankfully, my mom got me invited back for Christmas. It was just one of those weeks!
On your road to publication, what has been the biggest hurdle to overcome?Time management. I work full-time, run a household and write- oh and have friends and family who still want to see me. So managing my time has been the biggest challenge. I’ve learned to do the best I can and not beat myself up for not being able to do everything or for not writing as much as I had hoped. Everything happens in due time.
If you could pick real life actors to play the roles of your main characters, who would they be and why do you think they are a perfect fit?I’d chose Gerard Butler for Vittorio, though I’m not sure he’d be able to pull of the Italian accent, but I love him anyways. And for Lucia I’d pick Kate Beckinsale.
Can we expect to see more from you as an author? Can you give us a little hint as to what your next project is going to be about?Yes, you can! I’ve got a couple more books out on submission and hope to bring them to publication in the next year. One is a traditional romance, well, traditional-vampire romance and the other is slightly less traditional, but romantic and funny.
Are you a pantser or a plotter?I am most definitely a pantser. I write out a little bit of a plot, but not much at all- potentially points in the story or situations that may be coming, but I don’t know when, where or how they’ll turn up in the story.
Avery- thanks so much for having me and Merry Christmas!Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to interview you!
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