Interview with Jade Jesser, author of Baelfire, Innocence Lost

Welcome to Indie Book Promo! We are happy to welcome  Jade Jesser to the blog today! He’s the author of Baelfire, Innocence Lost and he’s here to answer some of our questions and to share about this book. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy.

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IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence.

Jade – This Sci‐Fi/Fantasy is a conglomeration of all of my influences‐from Quentin Tarantino and George Carlin, to Michio Kakuand Mark Plew ‐ it is a new type of book that does not fit easily in to any genre.

IBP – Tell me little about yourself

Jade – I’ve always done things the hard way…from romance to business…there’s never been any real enjoyment for me working the regular nine to five. So I figured: “What the hell, why not try writing?”

IBP – State random fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.

Jadeam extremely insecure.

IBP – What’s  your current guilty pleasure?

Jade – Stand‐up Comedy. I’ve been doing it for a few years now, and it is a terrible amount of fun.

IBP – When did you decide to become writer?

JadeAbout five or six, but I never thought it would happen…that’s why I became a business owner and made myself miserable. At some point, you have to do what you love vs. what you think gets you by.

IBP – When did you begin writing?

JadeMiddle school, thanks to Dungeons and Dragons and Rifts. I always loved being the dungeon master and making up adventures.

IBP – How long have you been writing ?

Jade – As long as I can remember, honestly.

IBP – Did you always had in mind to be writer or it just happened?

JadeYes and yes. I always wanted to do it, but perceived practicality won out. I wrote a lot of poetry to deal with my stress and emotions ‐ eventually I put it all together.

IBP – Aside from writing, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time?

Jade - I love adventure. I’m the crazy one that dives in head first without seeing how deep the water is ‐ and I mean that in all aspects of my life.

IBP - What started you on your journey to be writer?

JadeBad business partners…ultimately, I got screwed over one too many times. I figured being a writer was a better outlet than becoming a felon.

IBP – When you made your first sale, how did you celebrate and with whom?

JadeI took myself to Vegas, baby! All by my lonesome and I loved every minute of it.

IBP – Do you listen to music while writing?

Jade – I have to.

IBP – What are your favorite hobbies?

Jade – Painting, drawing, and Working out ‐ got to stay fit in mind and body.

IBP – What are your guilty pleasures?

Jade – Raunchy comedy, beautiful women, and a risk worth taking.

IBP – Do you write at laptop/desktop or do you write freehand?

JadeFreehand (mostly on bar napkins and the like,) then on to my laptop.

IBP – What do you love about writing?

Jade - Getting the voices in my head to calm down…lol

IBP - What inspired you to write, you took any ideas from other books, movies etc?

Jade – Ancient history and the various mythoi of ancient people. Oh, and Tolkien.

IBP – Are there any particular books and/or authors that inspired you and continue to do so?

Jade – Wies and Hickman, Salvador, Jordan, Martin, Tolkien, Rice, King, and my all‐time favorite, Benjamin Hoff.

IBP – Do you reply  to their messages or read their reviews?

JadeDamn straight! I am so happy that they take their time to read the crap that comes out of my head ‐ and I take every single thing they say to heart; almost to a fault.

IBP - Vampires or werewolves?

Jade- Both scare the shit out of me….well the regular ones, not the shiny ones.

IBP - Are you reading or writing something else at the moment?

JadeI’m working on Books Two and Three of the Baelfire Series as we speak. Book Two should be out by mid December, and Book Three by spring of 2015.

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Cover3Book One of the Baelfire  Series: “Loss of Innocence”

Our future is the past, and the present is forever altered by it. Science is both the liberator and the destroyer; creating heroes and villains alike. Three children find themselves living in a world of vicious cycles, subject to the whims of ages long past. Torn from their families by a combination of greed, politics, and circumstance; this is their story….“TheirLossofInnocence.”

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Jade Jesser was born in 1976 in the small town of Jerome, Idaho. His childhood  Jade.Jesser.Headshot.HiRes.webdays were spent in the dust and mud of many a small town,  as his rancher parents worked tirelessly to provide for he and his three older sisters.
Jesser found a love for story telling at a very young age, drawing and telling the tales of such to what was no doubt a very captive (and tolerant) audience. Jesser graduated high school with honors, and went on to study acting at a small liberal arts college in Billings,  Montana.

In 2000, both tragedy and fortune struck with the death of Jade’s oldest sister, and the birth of his only son. Both instances inspired him to take life in all its beauty and precariousness, and he vowed to never take anything for granted.

After over a decade of failed business ventures, and the completion of a degree in Anthropology, Jade made the decision to return to what he knew best; storytelling. His first title was released in May of 2014.

Jade can be found:

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Interview with Scott Shannon, author of Walking With Jesus, How You Can Be An Authentic Christian

Indie Book Promo is happy to welcome Scott Shannon to the blog today! Scott is the author of Walking With Jesus, How You Can Be An Authentic Christian and is  here today to answer some of our questions, and to share about his book. If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please find a buy link below and pick up a copy or two.

IBP – Try to describe your book in one sentence.

Scott – Walking With Jesus teaches you how to be an authentic Christian.

 

IBP -  Do you read reviews written about your book?  

Scott - I do. I appreciate the good reviews, but am frustrated with the bad ones. These people cannot have read my book. One accused me of writing a book filled with hate, but it’s truly a book filled with love.

 

IBP – When you made your first sale, how did you celebrate and with whom?  

Scott – I celebrated with my son. We went to Burger King (our first fast food in more than a year. I also bought a bottle of wine.

 

IBP – What are your guilty pleasures?  

Scott – I really like watching television, especially true crime and police procedural dramas. I also like reality shows like Teen Mom, Naked and Afraid, and Couples Therapy.

 

IBP –  How long did it take you to write your current book ?

Scott – I spent three months researching and six weeks writing it. Then I spent two weeks editing and proofreading.

 

IBP –  Why did you choose the genre you write in?

Scott – I feel like the genre chose me. In my years as a pastor I developed beliefs and practices that aren’t “mainstream”, but are completely in line with what Jesus taught. One day, while praying, it almost seemed like I got a message from God – “Write that book!” – so I did.

 

IBP –  Where do you get your inspiration?

Scott – In 1983 I made a list of books that I wanted to write, both fiction and non-fiction. I came across it several times since then, but always found more important things to do. Then it finally came time to write. I am so glad I made this list back then because I probably would have forgotten most of the ideas. When I found it again last year I added more titles/ideas so the list nearly doubled. Now I have enough writing projects to last the rest of my life.

 

IBP – Which genres do you prefer to read?

Scott – My favorite genre is historical novels, especially those about Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Renaissance Europe. My other favorite is thriller/mystery.

 

IBP – How important do you find the communication between you and your readers?

Scott – Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews? I enjoy corresponding with my readers. I consider their input extremely valuable and have occasionally re-written and re-published parts of my book.

 

IBP – Morning person or night owl?

Scott – I definitely a night owl. I do most of my writing between 9:00 PM and 4:00 AM.

 

IBP –  What projects are you currently working on right now?

Scott – Would you mind sharing them with us? I’m working on a series of illustrated children’s books, a How-To book about Christian Marriage, and an adult romance.

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ScottShannon300x300Bio:

Scott Shannon is the senior pastor for the Worldwide Christian Ministry association, an Internet ministry serving Christians around the world. He has worked as a volunteer pastor for the past 28 years in jails, prisons, nursing homes, homeless shelters, food pantries, and in churches in the United States, Egypt, Morocco, Japan, Peru, and Europe. Scott’s background also includes sixteen years as a professional actor, singer, and dancer; twelve years as a computer programmer, and fifteen years as a therapist and social worker. In 2005 he composed and produced eleven albums of Classical music, five of which are for sale on Amazon, iTunes, and internationally (he’s “big” in Sweden, France, and Japan). Reverend Shannon’s Christian writings are considered radical and controversial by some. Scott currently resides in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina with his son and six “pound puppies” rescued during the past fourteen years. His wife of thirty years died in 2000. Scott welcomes communication (except hate mail) from anyone interested in his writing or his music.

Scott can found:

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WalkingWithJesusCover-800x1202-600DPIBook Excerpt:

Are You Going To Hell? Many Christians secretly ask themselves this question. Do you? There is no shame in wondering about your salvation, whether you will spend an eternity with Jesus, or whether you are damned.

I wrote this book to encourage any Christian who reads it to follow the Gospels and to become more Christ-like in everything they do. Salvation is an often misunderstood gift from Jesus Christ. My heart bleeds for those millions of Christians who don’t know or don’t realize the Gospel truths about salvation. They go through life living in ignorance and sin, without repentance, and are unable to experience a true relationship with our Lord. They are going to Hell unless they are born again as a truly new person and live a life totally in line with the teachings of Jesus.

As Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-27 – Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

This book will give you the answers you need to calm your fears. It is a guidebook to living an authentic Christian life and to serve as an example for your family and friends.

Some readers will find this book controversial. Others will find it a “breath of fresh air” in a world of churches who stress the doctrines and traditions of men. I believe that we must look to the Gospels for our answers about salvation. Jesus told us exactly what He expects of us. That’s good enough for me.

Much of this book consists of scripture from the Gospels followed by a discussion of how these words of Jesus may be applied to our lives. Some chapters may be difficult for you to read and accept. But I want to assure you that I am not a false teacher or merely trying to sow dissension. My goal throughout this book is to show you a way to get closer to Christ without the barriers and “traditions” that the Christian church of every denomination has put in our way. I have also filled the book with Christian art from the last 2,000 years, as well as other images that depict my ideas.

I don’t know you, but I love you as a Christian brother or sister. We are all sinners struggling to deal with the complexities of modern life. I am a sinner, but I do have a personal relationship with Jesus. We walk together several times each day. I urge you to read my book with an open mind and to consider the evidence that I present. The only thing at stake is your immortal soul.

Walking with Jesus is available from Amazon

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