Author Interviews with James Wymore

I’ve been featured in several interviews of varying lengths and types over the last month. So I wanted to give you a chance to watch and/or listen to them if you’re interested. They tend to be about all four of the books I have out so far, and I arranged them in order of length. Enjoy!

1) My podcast interview with T.J. Redig on Scrivener’s Soapbox.

2) My video interview with Dungeon Crawlers Radio at Salt Lake Comic Con.

3) My video interview with Metachron during Salt City Steamfest. (about 47 seconds in)

Coming up in a few weeks, I’ll be going to Boise, Idaho for Tree City Comic Con! Here’s my guest post on their page, with an embedded video of me pretending to sing… Ugh!

The Ragnarok Prophecies by A. K. Morgan

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What do you do when you realize nothing in your life is what you’ve believed it to be?

When Arionna Jacobs loses her mother in a tragic accident, her world is turned upside down. She’s forced to leave her old life behind and move in with her father. Dace Matthews, a teaching assistant at her new college, is torn in two, unable to communicate with the feral wolf caged inside him.

When they meet, everything they thought they knew about life unravels. Dace has intimate access to Arionna’s mind, and something deep within her fights to rise to the surface. They don’t understand what’s happening to them or why, and they’re running out of time to sort out the strange occurrences around them.

Their meeting sets an ancient Norse prophesy of destruction in motion, and what destiny has in store for them is bigger than either could have ever imagined. Unless they learn to trust themselves and one another, they may never resolve the mystery surrounding who they are to one another, and what that means for the world.

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A.K. Morgen lives in Little Rock with her husband, three dogs and two cats. She has a graduate degree in Criminal Justice and Law, and plans to save the world someday. When she’s not working or writing, she spends her time teaching her niece and nephews how to cause mischief. You can also find her dancing in the grocery store, building a spork army, and fundraising for nonprofits close to her heart.

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Review: Sonya Fletcher Monster Hunter by S. A. Butler

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Volume 1 has two books in it!

THE HUNT BEGINS

Sonya uncovers the lie behind her mother’s death and travels to a small Northern Minnesota town in search of the truth, but what she finds makes her question her own sanity. Jax, a lethal Tracker, is under orders to hunt her down for the powers locked inside her. Hurled into the world of monsters, Sonya will have to decide what she’s willing to lose to discover what she is.

THE WITCH AND THE LEECH

Sonya accepts the position of a Hunter under the mysterious Damian Jaeger. Her presence causes a division among the other Hunters as her past is questioned. Determined to prove her place among them, Sonya ventures on her own but ends up with more than she bargained for. With time running out and her powers beginning to emerge, she’ll have to risk more than her life to succeed.

My Review: I always love a good Van Helsing style story, and this one didn’t disappoint. All the monsters were good, but Butler’s vampires really take the stage with a fresh take on an old classic… not easy to do. The title character is a great combination of determined and mysterious. Best of all, I didn’t spend the whole book gagging because the heroine was always gushing about her latest crush.

See more reviews on Goodreads. Or find more information about S. A. Butler on her website.

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Favorite Character Blog Hop

I was tagged by Matthew Cox in a game like Blog hop authors are doing about their favorite characters. Matt’s character, Althea, is in a book coming out next year. I’ve already read it, and she is really a great choice. You can’t help but love that girl.

My character is Alex, shown here on page three of my upcoming monthly superhero comic.

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1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Alex Moore is a fictitious character. (Or his name has been changed to protect the innocent… I’ll never tell!)

2) When and where is the story set?

The story takes place in the present, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Alex is a student at the University of Utah.

3) What should we know about him/her?

Alex has amazing and violent dreams. He realizes he can’t be killed in his dreams, only awakened. This leads him to become bold, fighting dangerous people and helping those in need. Spending his nights dreaming he’s a hero, he enjoys incredible adventures at only the cost of a little sleep

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Focusing on his dreams leaves him lost in his daily life. His girlfriend breaks up with him, he doesn’t do well in school, and his band members bug him about missing practices. By the time he figures out he’s somehow creating a physical projection in the waking world, his enemies figure it out, too.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

Alex wants to help people. He wants to do something important for the world, more than just take up space in it.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

It’s not a novel, it’s a monthly comic book– SUNDOWN!

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

We have the first issue finished, and it’s in the process of being submitted to several independent comic publishers. *Fingers crossed!* Best case scenario, one of them will contract it and the series will hit comic book shops around the country in six months to a year.

To continue the game, I’m tagging my fellow Space Balrogs! D.J. Butler, David West, Craig Nybo, and Jason King

The Curse Merchant by J.P. Sloan

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Dorian Lake spent years cornering the Baltimore hex-crafting market, using his skills at the hermetic arts to exact karmic justice for those whom the system has failed. He keeps his magic clean and free of soul-corrupting Netherwork, thus avoiding both the karmic blow-back of his practice and the notice of the Presidium, a powerful cabal of practitioners that polices the esoteric arts in America. However, when an unscrupulous Netherworker interferes with both his business and his personal life, Dorian’s disarming charisma and hermetic savvy may not be enough to keep his soul out of jeopardy.

His rival, a soul monger named Neil Osterhaus, wouldn’t be such a problem were it not for Carmen, Dorian’s captivating ex-lover. After two years’ absence Carmen arrives at Dorian’s doorstep with a problem: she sold her soul to Osterhaus, and has only two weeks to buy it back. Hoping to win back Carmen’s affections, Dorian must find a replacement soul without tainting his own. As Dorian descends into the shadows of Baltimore’s underworld, he must decide how low he is willing to stoop in order to save Carmen from eternal damnation… with the Presidium watching, waiting for him to cross the line.

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About The Author:
I am a storyteller, eager to transport the reader to strange yet familiar worlds. My writing is dark, fantastical, at times stretching the limits of the human experience, and other times hinting at the monsters lurking under your bed. I write science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, and several shades in between.

I am a husband and a father, living in the “wine country” of central Maryland. I’m surrounded by grapevines and cows. During the day I commute to Baltimore, and somehow manage to escape each afternoon with only minor scrapes and bruises. I am also a homebrewer and a certified beer judge. My avocations dovetail nicely!

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Review: Small Town Monsters by Craig Nybo

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Mayhem explodes when monsters mix with guns, rednecks and beer. Craig Nybo’s second novel, Small Town Monsters, visits the town of DePalma Beach, Montana, a peaceful lake community with a five-star rating in any tour travel guide. Monster hunter isn’t in the job description when Kurt McCammus, a Los Angeles homicide detective, leaves the big city and all its violence behind to take a job as chief of police in DePalma Beach. He falls in love with the clean air and peaceful community. That is until a local rancher finds 50 head of sheep mutilated on his spread. The people of DePalma Beach turn to superstitions, believing that monsters have caused the mutilations. Chupacabras, bigfoot, aliens, werewolves, and wendigos all make the suspect list. Kurt must get to the bottom of the mutilations while keeping the good ol’ boys of DePalma Beach from hitting the woods all liquored up for a monster hunt. The pressure escalates when bodies begin to stack up. As Kurt investigates the murders, even his sense of reason wavers. Could it be true that DePalma Beach is crawling with monsters?

Review: I always love a good werewolf story, and this one is great! As the small towns of America are disappearing, this book captures a slice of Americana. The werewolves are anything but typical, generating a horror story that I couldn’t put down. Five Stars!

The author, Craig Nybo, is one of the most talented, fun and nice people I’ve met. He’s one of the Space Balrogs, and he beat me in the last game of Choose Your Own Apocalypse by only a narrow margin. I highly recommend this book.

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Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

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How far into the hollow would you go?

After losing her parents in a terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria escapes New York City to Arnn—a farming town with more legends than residents, and a history of witchcraft and secrets best left buried.

Everyone in Arnn knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope when she should be afraid, and a past of missing children and broken promises. To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness. How deep into Witchwood Hollow does Honoria dare venture?

ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW is Jordan Elizabeth’s first novel. This young adult fantasy will be published through Curiosity Quills Press on October 29, 2014.

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Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, can’t get enough of the woods, be it splashing through a stream, sitting beneath an ancient oak, or following a path up a hill. Some of those adventures have led to abandoned foundations. Exploring the rocks and crumbling bricks sparked Jordan to imagine who might have lived there before, and that train of thought carried her to a wicked legend and an enchanted hollow. You can contact Jordan via her website.

You don’t have to wait for October 29th to explore Witchwood Hollow. Jordan Elizabeth is offering up a free eArc. To enter for your chance to win a copy of ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW, you will need to share the cover. This can be on your blog, Facebook, Twitter… Each time you share the cover image, log it into Rafflecoper to record it. It will give you more chances to win. The drawing for the winner will be held on October 20th.