(Click picture above to see more from this AWESOME tour)OK so this whole thing is to give authors props and say why we think they are rocks stars well I have to say I don’t know how to put into words why I think they are because not many words can express how ROCK STAR-ish they really are!!! So with that being said I will give it all I got….. Jordan Dane is BAD ASS and why, because she can write, LOL, and write GOOD! I have not read all her books but what I have I LOVED. She does an amazing job taking her stories and bringing them to the pages for all of us to fall in love with and fall into and that’s ROCK STAR if I have ever seen one. She has some pretty wicked covers and that’s one thing we all know will pull you into a great book and she has some greats one waiting to be read by YOU. One book I have read from Jordan is One Dark Wing and I LOVED IT , it had so many elements that just make a book one you want to step into and get lost in. Oh and that cover is wow, go take a look you will agree! So when you are looking for ROCK STAR you will not fall short when reading and enjoying Jordan Dane!
Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.
A storm is brewing on the streets of LA, one that has intensified since a tragic and deadly confrontation claimed an innocent life.
While Gabriel Stewart trains his army of teen psychics to stop Alexander Reese—the obsessed leader of the Believers—the fanatical church becomes more bent on the annihilation of all Indigo and Crystal children. They’re silencing the voices of the telepathic hive, one soul at a time, with frightening experiments cruelly executed on vulnerable minds.
When the Believers torture a mysterious homeless boy, Oliver Blue, they brainwash him into betraying his own. The boy becomes a deadly pawn to take Gabriel down. As the fires of chaos burn around him, Gabe is running out of time. He’ll need to confront his past—and the man who made him—before the hope of peace for the future is silenced forever.
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( An awesome cover Jordan had made, HOT RIGHT!)
Author Jordan Dane
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Thriller/Crime Fiction Blogs:
The Kill Zone http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/
Fringe Dweller http://jordandanebooks.blogspot.com
1.Tell me a bit about yourself.
My eyes are green and I look my both my grandmothers. I live in Texas, where I grew up, but after I got married, I started moving and hadn’t stopped until recently. I’ve lived in many states, including Alaska (where my heart is). I love animals and they frequently follow me home. I think cemeteries are outdoor museums and love to go on ghost hunts. I believe in the existence of Indigo kids, especially after I met one. Writers and readers are my favorite people—and that says a lot since I love meeting folks and experiencing different cultures. I’m a Sagittarius. My lucky numbers are 4 and 8, but I’m not particularly superstitious. (Friday the 13s don’t bother me and I deliberately pick black cats as rescue animals to take home.) Oh, and I’m a writer.
2. When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Before I sold, I thought it would take selling a book to consider myself an author and say “I am a writer,” when people ask what I do, but I quickly came to the conclusion that it takes finishing a novel, even if that book hasn’t sold. Finishing a book, and moving on to the next one, fans the flames of creativity and sets you apart from all the folks who want to write but never start or finish a book. Literally, if you’ve written a book, you are a writer in my opinion. You’ve accomplished something few people on the planet have done. After I sold, it was easier to tell people what I did for a living, but believing it and visualizing being a writer comes when you first finish a book. It doesn’t take selling it to define who and what you are.
3. What inspired you to write your first book?
The first book I ever wrote hasn’t sold. It’s called Legacy: The Will of the Raven. I have plans for revising it. I still love the story and the characters, but my head is so filled with new stories, that it’s hard to go back to the one that started me writing. That first book was inspired by the years I lived in Alaska. The story is set there and it’s a beautiful romance, very different from the books I write today, but I still love it. I think you have to be passionate about each book and finish what you start, even if it’s a learning curve project. I learned from writing that book, as I learn from each one, and have moved on. That is why finishing books you start is key.
4. What books have influenced your life most?
When I was in elementary school, I got turned on to reading because of my love for horses. I read every book I could get my hands on that had a horse in it, no matter the genre. As I grew up, I eventually owned several horses and loved each one, but my love for these beautiful animals got me hooked on reading—a gift I will forever be grateful for. After I became an avid reader, I eventually became engrossed in crime fiction and espionage thrillers. My love for dark YA came from an article in the Wall Street Journal where books like Hunger Games, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Book Thief, and If I Stay were mentioned and I read every one and was hooked, big time. That’s when I started to write YA. I still write my crime fiction thrillers, but I love writing YA too.
5. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
For my crime fiction books, my mentor would have to be Robert Crais. I got an opportunity to meet him in New York City at the Thrillerfest conference and he was amazing. Dean Koontz would also be a writer I’d love to meet and spend time with. For YA, I would love to hang out with Cassandra Clare. With Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie about to come out, I am obsessing over her writing skills now. I loved how every character, even secondary ones, had a story arc through her series. That is no easy feat.
6. What book are you reading now?
“I Hunt Killers” by Barry Lyga. It’s a dark YA about a teen boy whose father was an infamous serial killer. This book is seriously amazing. (Starred review from Publishers Weekly)
7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I hang out with friends and try new places to eat exotic foods or listen to music. My two rescue dogs fill my days. They’ve taught me how to never have a bad day. Dogs are amazing. I have two rescue cats too, but my dogs make me laugh, always a good thing. I also like to travel (both inside my head and out), see new things, and have new experiences. Family outings and trips are a blast for me too. Life’s good.
8. Where do you get your ideas for your books?
Ideas come at me from anywhere. Sometimes they come from real news stories, but I also love watching the NOVA Science channel for bizarre elements to add into my stories. My idea of paranormal comes from things that scare me or might really happen. In my debut YA book – In the Arms of Stone Angels – I wanted to add paranormal aspects to that story evolving around the Native American culture, dream symbols, and the mysticism of the vision quest. My Native American boy is accused of murder and is trapped inside a vision quest gone wrong. Only my teen girl can reach him inside his nightmarish existence—frozen in time at the worst moment of his life. It’s a cold case murder mystery with paranormal elements that seem almost real.
9. If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Before I became an author, I had a whole career as an energy commodities trader in natural gas sales. I loved my co-workers and the craziness of trading natural gas for a living. I worked on a large trade floor, elbow to elbow, with really fun people (wheeling and dealing in a fast-paced trading environment where millions of dollars changed hands). But basically I can have fun no matter what job I do. Writing had always been a part of who I was as a person—a storyteller—so it didn’t seem odd that I eventually tried my hand at writing a novel when I had no training in how to do it. I set my mind to learning my craft and put plenty of hours in to make it happen. My energy day job allowed me to try something different that turned into a second career. Who knew?
10. What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
Every book I have favorite chapters or scenes, so I’m not sure how to answer this question. In general I find the first chapter a challenge in every book. It’s so important to set the tone. It’s like opening a door to a new world for the reader and it’s a thrill for me. Endings are bittersweet. I hate letting go of characters who become like friends to me, but it’s vital to give the reader the feeling that the world has come full circle. It may be a different world by the end of the book, but it’s important to make the ending satisfying and to give the characters a journey.
11. Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
“Crystal Fire” is book #2 in the Hunted series with Harlequin Teen (November 26, 2013) and is available for pre-order in print and ebook. This book picks up where “Indigo Awakening” book #1 left off. (For more about the book and to read an excerpt, click HERE.)
The inspiration behind Indigo Awakening and Crystal Fire of the Hunted series came from researching Indigo children. Query “Indigo Child” on the Internet and you’ll get millions of hits. Real life and headlines often inspire my books and this time is no exception. For the purposes of fiction, I took liberties in my portrayal of Indigo and Crystal children and super-sized their powers, but some people believe that the next evolution of man is already walking among us. Indigo kids are generally described as highly intelligent, gifted teen psychics with a bright “indigo” aura and a mission to save the world. They have high IQs, see angels and commune with the dead.
At the start of this series, I depict Indigo teens as victims being hunted by a fanatical church until Gabriel Stewart—a powerful psychic boy—comes out of hiding and commits to the fight. The Indigos uncover their growing abilities and awaken the powers of the hive mind. Together, they are more powerful, but in Crystal Fire (book #2 in the Hunted series), the darker side of wielding such psychic power emerges and they must reconcile the Crystal child’s peace loving nature with the warrior spirit of the Indigo and learn how to live in a world that is not ready for them. Below is a synopsis summary of Crystal Fire.
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