15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 9 Jaidis Shaw

So, as it would seem, I’ve gone and double booked myself! So, today is not only Day 9 of the 15 Days of Christmas Giveaways, but, some of you might be here, thinking, “Hey, I came looking for the Burning Bridges Blog Tour Post!” If that’s the case, and you would like to find the Burning Bridges Blog Tour post, click HERE. But, why not take a second and check out this post, since I need to give Jaidis Shaw, not only a huge shout-out for being awesome, but her moment in the limelight too!

Below you shall find not only a great interview, but information about Jaidis’ soon to be released novel, The Stager, AND a chance to win some prizes! What more could you ask for out of a blog post?
But first you need to know what today’s prize is…
1 E-Copy of Destiny Awaits
The task you need to do to be entered to win?
Become a fan of Jaidis Shaw on Facebook!
First, let’s check out Jaidis’ upcoming book, The Stager!

Life is good for assassin Amelia Jay. With a supernatural gift that allows her to appear as anyone she chooses, Amelia views the world as her stage. Distracted by an unexpected pregnancy while on a job, Amelia’s world comes crashing down around her when she is forced to reveal her powers to the only man she has ever cared for.

Kingsley O’Hare may not be in a legal position of power, but under the surface he has the city at his disposal. From drugs to human trafficking, he has gained his fair share of enemies. When he learns about Amelia’s talents as an assassin, he knows he must have her on his team. So when Amelia walks out on his job offer, he thinks she is gone for good. That is, until she is faced with a dilemma and is forced to ask him for a favor.

Fulfilling her agreement with Kingsley, Amelia must decide if she is willing to give up the only lifestyle she has known in order to provide for her unborn child. When the decision is made for Amelia, she must stand up for those who are unable to fight for themselves, even if that means losing herself in the process. Will Amelia’s power be enough to save her?

But wait, let’s check out Jaidis’ other book, Destiny Awaits!

Twenty-year-old Alayna Scott receives visions around water, but even her foresight couldn’t prepare her for the tragic accident that claimed the lives of her parents. With everything she loves gone, Alayna packs up and moves to the small town of Juniper Grove in hopes of starting over.

Jayden McKnight can’t explain the attraction that he feels whenever Alayna is near, but he does know that he will do whatever it takes to win her heart. When a vampire selects Alayna as his next victim, Jayden will stop at nothing to ensure her safety – even if that means bringing Alayna into a world that she never knew existed.

Love blossoms, challenges are made and Alayna will find herself fighting not only to survive, but to understand what she has become.

 Now, onto the interview!

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Hardworking, Funny, Sarcastic, Stubborn, Dedicated

Please describe The Stager in five words or less.
Unique, Paranormal, Thriller

I love the holidays, don’t you? Tell us about one of your favourite holiday memories!
Most of the holiday memories that are coming to mind are doing so not because they are my favorite but because they are just weird. Like the time I was gifted half a set of my Grandpa’s dentures after he passed (my cousin was given the other half). So, I’d have to say just being able to spend time with family, playing card games, and watching the excitement on my daughter’s face when she sees Christmas lights are all good moments.  

There are going to be two books wrapped up and under your Christmas Tree, what are they and why do you want them?
I would love to have a copy of The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel. It is my favorite series! I have resisted buying a copy because I have the rest of the series but I want all six books to have matching covers. Hopefully they will release a version with the cover that matches my set.

I’ve also gotten behind in a couple of the series I read so I’d love to receive A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison so I can start catching up.

How is The Stager different from Destiny Awaits?
Well for starters, The Stager is not YA like Destiny Awaits. Instead, The Stager is a paranormal thriller and covers some subjects that may be better suited for a more mature audience. The content is darker, the language more mature, and hopefully I’ll be able to expand my fan base to include some male readers. Destiny Awaits, being a YA paranormal romance, has been popular with the ladies.

What was one of the things you had to overcome when writing The Stager?
There is one scene in particular that I am dreading having to write. Not because it is super complex, but just because of the topic it touches on. I don’t want to give any spoilers away but it has to be written with a delicate touch while still driving home the importance of the scene. If that scene is written any differently, I feel like the rest of the novel will be off. The importance of the scene is partly why I have avoided writing it so far.

You are one busy lady, not only are you an author, you blog and you have an Author Promotion company.  How do you find time for all these ventures?
I don’t sleep that often; only averaging about three hours of sleep a night. It is really all about organization and making sure to prioritize. Being so busy is also why I keep pushing my own writing to the side while I promote other authors on my blog, Juniper Grove, and through Juniper Grove Book Solutions. I love helping others though so it is a small price to pay. As if I didn’t have enough going on, I’m in the process of making a Vlog series (currently includes five videos) that focus on the various aspects of promotion. I often receive comments and emails from authors who just don’t know where to start, what options they have, or can’t afford a publicist to do it for them. It is my hope that these videos will help authors get a better grasp on promoting themselves and the confidence to take the first step.

Can you give us a teaser for The Stager, you know, something that will force us to fall in love with it?
Oh, the pressure! How about a snippet from the prologue:

Victory was mine the day I saw my mother’s essence leave her body and wrap itself around me like a cloak. I had her memories, her skills, and her looks. I could be her forever – if I wanted. I sometimes found myself wondering if there was anything left between us that was redeemable but feeling the extent of her fear and disgust towards me now as it coursed through my veins, I knew there was nothing salvageable left. Instead, I shrugged her essence off of me and watched it return to the motionless body on the floor. The world became my stage and I was determined to play the lead role.

                                Now, I am anything and anyone I want, because I am a Stager.

                                I am you.

You can read the rest of the tentative (unedited) prologue and the synopsis on my blog, Juniper Grove.


Thank you so much Jaidis for stopping by! If you’d like to learn more about here, you can find her on the web by clicking on of the various links below J

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4 Response to "15 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 9 Jaidis Shaw"

  1. Mary Preston Says:

    Fabulous thank you.

  2. Sheri W Says:

    Great Interview. I am a HUGE fan of Jaidis Shaw, she is talented in so many ways. I eagerly anticipate the arrival of her new book The Stager. Like Jaidis I know it will be a hit.
    Happy Holidays to all :)

  3. bn100 Says:

    Nice interview and prologue.

  4. cky15 Says:

    cky15: It was a nice interview. I am always looking for new authors to read from. Your books sound interesting so I need to check out the other books that you have. I am glad that you were here to give us a little look at what you are thinking. It is too bad that you don't get needed sleep. Better luck on that - guess the pressure of being an author?