Tuesday, July 9, 2013
The Dysus Dreamer by JA Garland
Writing urban fantasy under the pen-name J.A. Garland, Jennifer is a professional firefighter in the state of California. Jennifer is married and has two children, both of whom are as different as night and day. A graduate of Cogswell Polytechnical with a degree in Fire Administration, Jennifer always knew she wanted to be an author. (Except for a brief two month period after watching the movie "Top Gun," when she wanted to be a fighter pilot).
Jennifer admits she is an addicted trail runner, mostly because she is a devout consumer of all things cheese puff. If she misses you at the next mud run, you can come back here to see what's new in the world "where fantasy becomes reality."
"A powerful half-demon is kidnapped, bloodthirsty werewolves are on the rise, and a planet is dying. A demon warrior and dark elf joining forces are the least of their worries."
Demon warrior, Slade Aesus, is determined to destroy the werewolves controlling his cousin. But a beautiful elf, consumed by her own vengeance, finds the wolves first. Botching her assassination attempt, Annwyn has the most powerful Packs in the world biting at her heels. Both fiercely independent, can the two join forces long enough to fulfill their missions and stay alive?
Q) What inspired you to write this story?
JA: The world is an exciting place, but it wouldn't it be more exciting if 'Otherkind' creatures existed? Like demons, werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, etc? The Dysus Dreamer is book two in a series where Shadow creatures--paranormal beings who refuse to fly under the humans radar--come out to play. The National Otherkind Administration (NOA) is responsible for overseeing human/Otherkind interactions. Utilizing Analysts, they collect information on the Shadows. If they believe an infraction of the Otherkind Agreements exists, they send in the Trackers. At the top of the food chain is the Otherkind Council. They act as judge and jury, and have become celebrities of sorts in the eyes of the Otherkind. My series follows several key players on both sides of the table. My books all share this common theme, or 'world.'
Q) How long did it take you to write?
JA: It took one vacation to complete. I must admit, I worked on it 24/7, though. Drove my family nuts.
Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
JA: Seeing my first cover. It was such a wonderful moment, knowing someone believed in me enough to publish my work.
Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
JA: Finding time. As a fulltime firefighter, I work two 24-hour shifts, then two twelve-hour shifts. I cannot write on shift, so at least two days are out, and I'm too exhausted after the two twelve hour shifts to be very creative. If I don't work mandatory overtime on my days off, then I can squeeze in some time here and there around family commitments.
Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
JA: Amelia Earhart. She didn’t care what anyone said or thought, she went after life and lived it to the fullest.
Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
JA: Yikes! I have some condiments that date back to prehistoric times. I really should get rid of them…
Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
JA: Moon Marked, it is a stand-alone title based upon a woman bounty hunter in a paranormal world…