Author Interview: Ava Jae

I’m back with another author interview! It’s been so long!

Ava Jae joins me today to talk about Into the Black, the latest book in their YA sci-fi series. Check out their witty and funny answers below AND enter to win a copy of the book for yourself (or your Valentine 😉 )

See the giveaway details below and happy reading!

into black imageInto the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae
Genre: YA | Sci-Fi | Romance

For fans of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s This Shattered World, Eros and Kora’s story about grief, fighting to be recognized, and a fracturing society and relationships continues in this sequel to Beyond the Red.

The world ruler is dead, technology foundational to their society destroyed, and Safara is on the brink of collapse. Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but before he can return to the capital, he’s abducted by a rebel group of humans who call themselves The Remnant, and won’t release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very government he’s inheriting.

With Eros missing, ex-queen Kora is determined to stave off mad grabs for the throne. But as royalty from across the territories flock to the capital, and a new charismatic candidate takes the spotlight, Kora sets off into the desert with a skilled prince-turned-bounty-hunter to find Eros before it’s too late for both the future king and his kingdom.

Get it from Sky Pony Press – available from multiple retailers!

And away we go!

Sam/Spines: Let’s start with a little game to learn more about you: what are two truths and a lie about yourself?

Ava Jae: Though English is now the language I know best, it was not the first language I learned.
I’ve been to three colleges in three states.
I once almost broke my wrist snowboarding.

S: How did you get started in writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?

AJ: I didn’t always want to be a writer, no. I remember very vividly in second grade, my very wise second grade teacher told me I was a talented kid and should become an author and my response was that would be boring.

Needless to say my feelings about the profession changed. I was thirteen when I decided I wanted to be a published author–which is also how old I was when I started writing the first (awful) book I would finish. I kept writing and researching the industry and writing and researching the craft and writing and reading–and I’ve been doing all of those things ever since. 🙂

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Guest Post: Vixen or Victim by Debra Shiveley Welch

Another guest post to cap off the week! This one’s for all you Tudor history buffs – Debra Shiveley Welch is here to talk about her book, Circle of Time, and her research into this history.

Also, in blog news, I said in my hiatus post that I wasn’t going to let not posting every Friday bother me. Well, now I’m not going to let it bother me because by posting each week this month I made it an even 20 months of weekly Friday posts!! And now I’m actually going on hiatus and I mean it this time.

circle imageCircle of Time by Debra Shiveley Welch
Genre: Historical Fiction / Sci-Fi

Based on historical facts, Circle of Time weaves the story of time traveler Bridget Littleton, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and Bridget’s ancestor Sir John Lyttleton, into a dramatic and fascinating tale of love and betrayal.

A student of Tudor history for 50 years, author Debra Shiveley Welch tells the story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn as she truly believes they were, and unravels the complexities of Henrician politics.

When 21-year-old Bridget Littleton decides to borrow her father’s yacht and sail off of the tip of Florida toward Bermuda, she discovers that the legends about the Bermuda Triangle are true.

After seeing a face in the ocean waves, her next memory is of spinning water and blackness. She awakens in the town of Bristol England in the year 1532.

Rumors of her beauty reach the court, and soon Bridget, known as Bridge, finds herself in the court of Henry VIII and Lady in Waiting to none other than Anne Boleyn.

Will she get out alive? Will she accidentally change the course of history, or is she indeed a part of the history she has studied since she was a little girl?

Get it here: Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Indigo

Vixen or Victim: who was the real Anne Boleyn?
~ Debra Shiveley Welch

I have been studying this fascinating family for 48 years and have never tired of the subject. I believe that what strikes us in today’s world is the fact that what happened in Henry’s lifetime was, in every way, a family dynamic gone horribly wrong due, in great part, to the head injury Henry suffered in January of 1536. Anne, the key figure in this tragic time in history, fell victim to someone she trusted – her husband.

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Guest Post: Runners and Riders by Jordan Elizabeth

For fans of steampunk, one of my fave authors, Jordan Elizabeth, has Book 2 in her steampunk Gothic romance series coming out at the end of this month! She’s here with a guest post to share more about the books and her inspiration for the stories.

Read on for more about her Return to Amston series and how you can get your hands on these books!

~Jordan Elizabeth~

RUNNERS AND RIDERS started as a story when I was in middle school. I wanted a girl with a pirate father who fell in with the wrong group of people. It evolved into a tale of romance between a gang member and a police officer. As one reviewer stated, it is like “Gangs of New York meets Freaks and Geeks.” The setting is the country of Amston, an alternate United States of the past. Most of the story takes place in New Addison City, an alternate New York City. Amston might sound familiar – it is the setting for the Treasure Chronicles.

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