Thursday, December 4, 2014

Water’s Threshold by Jillian Jacobs


In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she’s learned there are many "rules" to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.

Water’s Threshold, the first in Jillian’s Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.

Jillian is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose.

The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.

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What happens when a lonely water-girl finally finds her shore?

In a tourist town at the base of the Tetons, Maya Conway, a mythical being known as an Elemental, stands at a crossroads. On her current path, she is content using her life force water to protect humans and the environment. Her direction is altered when Mother Nature taps her to guide Terran Forrester, an analytical scientist, on his journey to become the next Elemental Earth.

If Maya crosses into his world, will her lonely heart find a partner or will his rational mind reject her otherworldly existence?

When an ancient evil evolved from dark matter shadows their steps, which path will they choose—logic or love?


Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
I love a good paranormal. Love the worlds and characters writers create. In the majority of paranormal stories, blood is a primary focus. So, I considered, what is as crucial to our survival as blood? A simple answer—Water.

This led to my thinking about a girl who survives only by water, which further led to the elements. Book one, Water’s Threshold is water and earth. The second story will focus on fire, and the third story is air.

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
I had Water’s Threshold edited in January 2014. I’ve learned so much since then, and have added that knowledge to the story throughout this year. I could have released earlier, but wanted my first release on my birthday, November 11th. One thing I did not learn over the year, is the proper usage of a comma, so please forgive any errors you might find.


Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Creating that one perfect sentence. And my favorite thing about the writing world is the friendships I’ve developed since beginning this journey almost two years ago.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
 Forgetting where I am in a story, and then having to start from the beginning to get back in the flow. Commas!!

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
Jane Eyre or Rebecca. Why? They lived dramatic, tragic lives, but had love in the end.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
 Homemade pizza dough. A week.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
Two more books in this Elementals series. Then, Ember’s Center the first in my O-line contemporary series will release end of December 2014. This series will feature three players from a professional football team’s offensive line. And no, not the quarterback.

All my books will have a wicked villain causing mass chaos, and a love story that triumphs in the end.

Thanks so much for hosting me today. I appreciate the opportunity to discuss Water’s Threshold.

Jillian Jacobs

2 comments:

Jillian Jacobs said...

Thanks for hosting me today.
Jillian

Liz Flaherty said...

A great interview. I can't wait to read the book!