Saturday, September 17, 2011
RYDS Tour Stop - Interview with Jamie Magee
Welcome to Day 7 of the Romancing Your Dark-Side (RYDS) tour set of author interviews here on Reviews and Interviews. The tour itself is Aug 5 - Oct 31, and here's the full schedule. I'm hosting all 7 authors here this week.
Today's guest is Jamie Magee.
And at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!
Welcome Jamie. Please tell us about your current release.
Embody is the second novel in my Insight series. In this novel the characters are taken to the next level of emotion, the love of soul-mates is truly tested. All of the secrets that were kept from them during their childhood are now revealed. Willow and Landen have to make the choice to face the darkness they have fought in countless past lives, or turn a blind eye to their destiny. The choices they make take them on a path that is twisted, dangerous and life changing.
Here is a short blurb:
Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life. The question is…can she do that?
What inspired you to write this book?
Some of the greatest ideas come from nowhere and are so strong that they stop you cold in your tracks. The first flash of inspiration for the Insight series was so powerful that I felt every emotion as if I was living through these dark moments with my characters. The beautiful green eyed girl was lost, trapped inside a darkness that refused to release her, and a breathtaking blue eyed boy was trying desperately to make her remember who she was - how powerful she was. This scene never surfaced in Insight. I was so eager to get to this, that there was literally no time spared between writing Insight and Embody. I simply had to explore the daydream that had haunted me for so long.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I’m really excited to be preparing for my next release, Image, in November. I’m also avidly writing not only the Insight series, but a new ‘yet to be named’ series that has captured my daydreams.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’m still having a hard time with that title. I find myself blushing when someone introduces me as an author/writer. Honestly I see myself as an avid daydreamer – that seems to fit perfectly.
Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I can only dream of being a full time writer. Right now I have a very active business career and a young family. My writing is my ‘me’ time. It starts around 10PM and I write until midnight. On weekends I have been known to write for twelve straight hours when I have strong idea in mind.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
Talking to the computer screen - odd I know, but I get really excited or emotional at times.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
What is so funny about this question is that I had no idea. I envied my friends who knew exactly what they wanted to be or had a talent that clearly showed itself to the world.
I remember filling out applications for college and staring down at all of the pamphlets and careers I could chase. In one afternoon my imagination allowed me to be a veterinarian, photographer, teacher, business woman, and everything else that was available. I remember growing frustrated with myself as I thought the words ‘the only thing I’m good at is daydreaming.’
Years later I’ve come to realize that sometimes the obvious answer is not that obvious, and I’m grateful I finally found something useful to do with my overactive imagination!
Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I adore every one of my readers! I cannot tell you how excited I get when I receive an email, read a review, or see a post talking about the Insight series – I could not thank you enough for taking a chance on a debut author – my gratitude is truly more than I could explain in simple words.
Jamie, it was great getting to know a bit about you and your writing. Happy writing!
Remember, at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!