Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Sneak Peek at the DWELLERS in Transcending the Legacy: Book 4

Happy Teaser Tuesday Everyone!

The final book in the Piercing the Fold series introduces you to a new breed of terror. The being is known as a Dweller.

As the series has progressed, in Ascending the Veil: Book 3 we were given more details about these "occupier" type beings from beyond "the veil".  They have invaded,  taken humans, occupied them, and are using them as killers against the human race as well as assassins for a particular cast of characters.
Let there be no confusion; these dwellers are not zombies. THEYARE MUCH WORSE!  Dwellers have taken the human vessel while still alive and seized control of their bodies.
Is the human vessel alive? YES
Is it trapped? YES
Is it comparable to a type of possession over the human vessel? YES
(This was hinted at in Piercing the Fold: Book 1 and in Ascending the Veil: Book 3 for you die-hard PtF fans).
Can the vessel be saved if the dweller is extracted?  Well, that remains to be seen.


Pretty horrifying.  Wouldn't want to see this lovely lady up close. 

I hope you enjoy the following teaser/excerpt from the final installment of the PtF series. 
*This excerpt is raw, unedited, and subject to minor adjustments prior to publication on May 13, 2014.  


-  Do they look the same as they did over there, beyond the veil? Black orbs, slithering, slinking in to attack. Or, the way they looked in the video back at the facility moments before they took a vessel to dwell in or kill immediately.   I feel my stomach lurch as I catch sight of one of them.  The face is almost human, once human, now consumed.  Eyes black as night, no whites. The sockets sunken with red-streaked veins jutting out toward the sharp cheekbones.  The movements are unnatural but quick, like something acting within the body that doesn’t know how to direct it in its normal capacity; walk, run, jump.  The body jerks into a crouch, then jumps arms splayed out toward me.  Thinking fast I swing the shield and send the dweller soaring toward the doors.  The body hits metal and collapses to the ground in front of the sealed doors.  I blink just for a second. When I  open my eyes again, the dweller is back on its feet staring at me.  No one around me moves, the soldiers are still, guns still drawn waiting to see its reaction; its next move. Then,    as it’s chilling eyes meet mine, its taut mouth stretches into a rancid smile, then shakes its head from side to side slowly sending a chill straight to my core. 
                                                 ~ Jesca,  Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 (Piercing the Fold series) 

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Q and A Time!

First, I want to give a shout out to Penelope over at Library at the end of the Universe. She was interested in the way I have approached my craft as a writer/novelist. (http://www.libraryattheendofuniverse.com/. Her inquiring has spurred me to post this blog. Please stop by her page and check it out! She is a pretty fabulous blogger and author!

So, what are the burning questions? Here we go!

1) What am I working on?  
I am working faithfully on Transcending the Legacy: Book 4 in my Young Adult Paranormal Sci-Fi series, Piercing the Fold. This is the final book in the series so I am extremely focused on fulfilling everything I want and I know the fans will want in a finale :) 
Beyond the PtF Series, I have FIVE projects that span multiple sub-genres in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult fiction. Many of these are on the oppposite end of the spectrum to the paranormal sci-fi series I am completing. The projects I have coming will carry me through 2016 for releases. They will all be full-length novels and stand-alone novels rather than series driven novels. Here is a teaser of the project I will be working on after Transcending the Legacy: Book 4.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Great question, but a hard one without sounding like I am bragging.  Let me give it a go.  I have a tendency to blend genres I think.  For instance, the Piercing the Fold series blends romance, psychological thriller, paranormal, and science fiction.  Science fiction and paranormal aren't normally blended, but this series has brought them together.  HOW you ask? Well, the blend is in the fact that in PtF we are dealing with the metaphysical, the supernatural, and then unorthodox contemporary science. My next project (post PtF series) will be another non-traditional blend too;  New Adult contemporary fiction is the base genre in that one. 

3) Why do I write what I do?
This is a two-fold question. First, Why do I write:
Because my mind won't let it go.  That is a fact.  When an idea gets into my head, it blossoms quickly and then stays there, camped out, hounding me, until I write it. Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful that these ideas stay with me until I have written them. But, like every other writer, there are not enough hours in the day to get everything down at times, so have a great memory helps immensely.  
Now, Why do I write what I do: 
The content just comes to me.  I don't keep myself guarded in a particular genre so I have multiple projects coming that will range between New Adult Contemporary Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Paranormal Sci-Fi, and more.  So, I center my writing around a story, the characters, the idea.  The genre comes later in the process for me. 

4) How does my writing process work?
It is a process for sure. First, I have a skeleton outline....very loose. Then, I get on my nifty excel program, take the skeleton outline, and flesh it out giving it some meat on the bones. From that 15 to 20 page outline (about a 80K page novel), I will start creating, building, buffing up the outline. This part is my favorite because this is where the creativity and storytelling comes into play in the process. My outline definitely keeps me structured when I stray too far into the creative realm.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

First Look: Dismantling Evan - Adult Contemporary Fiction Novel Coming Fall 2014

Hi all, 
NEW PROJECT IN THE WORKS! Just posted my first teaser poster for #DismantlingEvan. I will start  this contemporary fiction stand alone novel after#TranscendingtheLegacy is written and off to my awesome publisher. 

Here is the scoop! 
Totally different genre from the Mature YA + paranormal/sci-fi #PiercingtheFold series, which many of you have fallen in love with (thank you for loving it....it was my baby, my debut series). 

Feeling a little intimidated by this one!
I'm both excited and scared since I am branching out from the genre I have written to one that I have not attempted yet. I know fellow writers who have attempted the same know what I am talking about.

Genre shift with many layers!
This will be my first Adult Contemporary Fiction stand-alone novel and it will have many layers; mystery, drama, heart-pounding suspense, both heart-warming and heart-breaking events, and an unconventional silver lining.

Subject matter that will stir many emotions!
Above all it will address a current issue in our society that will hit close to home for both adult and teen readers. Yes, I would encourage teens to read this one, even though it is an Adult Contemporary Fiction work (with parental approval of course). This topic has been weighing on me for a while (It may be weighing on you right now) and I can honestly say that this one will challenge me as a researcher, writer, and story teller inspired to shed light on a facet of our society through a complex cast of characters. Yes, they are already in my head (occupational hazard). I will not give any hints of the "subject matter/issue" yet.  That will come in time through teasers/excerpts I share in the future as the project progresses.  

Here is a glimpse at the first poster for #DismantlingEvan.  The cover will be revealed in the Fall 2014 (TBD) and the release date will be sometime in Fall 2014 as well.