The Alterealm Series
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Publisher: First Realm Publishing
Number of pages: 200
Word Count: 121,000
Cover Artist: Jared at Off the Wall Creation
What would you do if you woke up in another realm where the residents are beings from fictional tales?
Where all those things that go bump in the night are real and other realities do exist!!
Damariss Maxx just woke up in a world where all those things that go bump in the night are real.
An alternate realm where the residents are beings she thought only existed in fiction.
Will she find the way to keep life normal and simple for those unknowing without losing her own sanity?
All she has to do now is find a way to protect the people in her world from the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm into it and fulfill a prophecy that says she's their huntress queen or doom this other world to a bleak, violent existence.
I wanted to write a story that would fit into young adult, new adult and adult levels. Something that was serious with fun paranormal and afntasy elements that everyone could read and enjoy.
I've even decided to use J. Risk as the pen name for this to separate this series from my other writing which is definitely adult reading material.
Author Jacqueline Paige-Multi-published Paranormal Romance author of The Magic Seasons series, The Hidden Senses Trilogy, The Dream Series and more
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Please welcome The Huntress author J. Risk to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, The Huntress?
That’s a hard one to answer, there were so many scenes I liked. Aside from the fighting scenes, I would have to say when we meet Crissy. She wasn’t a character I plotted out, she just appeared in the story and clearly she’s there to stay.
How long did it take you to write The Huntress?
This was a long story to decipher so I think it took me about 8 months to get the rough draft finished.
If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?
My first thought was one of the big guys in the story, but after a few minutes of thought I think I’d like to have either Daxx or Crissy with me. With Daxx’s fighting skills I’d be safe, but with Crissy and the way she lives outside the box her different views on things might come up with some ideas I wouldn’t think of.
What inspired you to write your first book?
The first book I finished was actually started because I was trying to have the last say with one of my friends. She was going away for a month and I was going to be lost without her. I asked her what I was supposed to do while she was away and she jokingly told me to write a book. So I did.
We were both surprised when she came home and I was half way through the second book in the Magic Seasons Series – and it was good. Lol
How do you overcome writer’s block?
I don’t have to deal with it often, usually I have enough momentum that I can work my way beyond it. The few times it has happened I walk away from the computer and grab a pen and notebook. There’s something about actual pen on paper that helps me work through it.
Nothing more frustrating than a blinking cursor on a blank page on the computer screen.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am presently juggling a few different stories. I am finishing the second volume of After the Silence – Kane’s story (post-apocalyptic paranormal). While I do that I am fleshing out the third book in my Animal Trilogy – Passions (shifter story) and finally I am working on the second book in my Ancestor’s Enchantment trilogy – Magic Descends.
All that adds up to me being very busy and a master at multi-tasking. J
What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks?
I will read anything with words. J
While I love the convenience of ebooks (on my reader or phone) because I can take them anywhere with me, there’s something about sitting in a comfy spot and holding an actual book. If I really like a book I actually have both paper and electronic versions of it.
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I love hearing everyone’s take on my stories, so please look me up and let me know what you think and please, please, please leave reviews for any you’ve read. Readers don’t realize how important a few reviews are to the progress of an authors next projects (not to mention sales).
Thanks so much for having me here today!