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 a 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 a random fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Jade - I am 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 a writer?
Jade - About 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?
Jade - Middle 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 a writer or it just happened?
Jade - Yes 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 a writer?
Jade - Bad 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?
Jade - I 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 a laptop/desktop or do you write freehand?
Jade - Freehand (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?
Jade - Damn 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?
Jade - I’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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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 days 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.
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