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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

"When I'm not writing" with J.A. Souders

J.A. Souders, author of The Elysium Chronicles, has made a little room in her busy schedule to join us today and discuss her non-writing life.


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When I’m not writing, I’m a: taxi driver, nurse, housekeeper, cook, alarm clock,  calendar, psychologist, and personal shopper otherwise known as a mom. J I’m sure I don’t have to tell people how difficult of a job being a mom is.

On top of all that, I’m a big giant nerd so I spend a lot of time watching documentaries and doing research on “all the things”: mostly not useful, so I’m a  font of information about things no one else knows or probably even wants to know.  LOL. Of course, I spend a lot of time reading for fun and while I prefer YA fiction, I’ll  read anything that catches my interest.

As far as other hobbies, I have a ton because I get bored easily. LOL. I love riding  horses and prefer the English style of riding, but just being around horses is  awesome so I’ll take what I can get. But I’m not just a lover of horses. I love animals  of all kinds—I especially love marine animals (which is why I wanted to be a  marine biologist.)--but I’m horribly allergic to anything with fur, so I compensate by  supporting and volunteering for charities for the protection of animal rights. (I’m a  philanthropist by nature, so I spend a lot of my time supporting the causes I believe  in.)

I love knitting and as a bonus I can listen to audiobooks while I do it. Two for one,  baby! :D I’m a gamer by proxy. I absolutely love video games, but I get motion sick  if I play, so I beg my son and husband to play them for me so I can watch them. My  favorite video game of all time is Zelda: The Twilight Princess followed closely by  BioShock Infinity.

And last, but not definitely not least, much to my husband’s dismay, I have an  addiction to antiques with a flavor for the Victorian/Edwardian Eras in the US and  Japan so I spend a lot of time at antique stores or finding new ones. And to Tiffany  jewelry (which he has no one to blame but himself, since he bought me my first  piece. :P)

I could go on and on (I may be an introvert, but I’m a talker. LOL.), so I’ll stop here,  but thank you so much for having me!


Thanks so much for visiting us, Jessica!


Here's the scoop on Revelations:

Revelations by J.A. SoudersSix weeks after her arrival on the Surface, Evelyn Winters is no closer to unlocking the memories lost in her subconscious than she was when she first came. Isolated in a strange new society, Evie has only Gavin Hunter to remind her of who she once was.

But even with a clean slate, it’s easy to see that Evie doesn’t fit in on the Surface. And as her differences make her feel more and more alone, she can’t help but yearn for that place she doesn’t remember: the isolated city hidden in the depths of the ocean. Elysium. Home.

But she can’t exactly tell Gavin what she’s feeling. Not when he’s the one who helped her escape Elysium in the first place, and has the scars to prove it. Though the doctors say otherwise, Gavin believes that Evie just needs time. And if her memories don’t come back, well, maybe she’s better off not remembering her past.

But the decision may be out of their hands when Evie’s ever-elusive memories begin to collide with reality. People and images from her past appear in the most unlikely places, haunting her, provoking her…and making her seem not only strange but dangerous.

Evie and Gavin can’t wait around for her memories to return. They’ll have to journey across the Outlands of the Surface to find help, and in the end, their search may just lead them back to the place it all started…

Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository

And here's where it all began:

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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