Entries in Feral (14)

Tuesday
Jun192012

Really Into Riley Carney Novels Right Now

I read Riley Carney's Fire Stone and Water Stone, books I & II of the Reign of the Elements series over a year ago, but kind of got off track. Now I see she's knocked out five books. Way to go, Riley! So, I've just bought them all for my Kindle and have started reading them all over again. If it weren't for Melvyn Riley, the 711 Press author who wrote Age of the Sigil--and who is now working on the Movie Book series, SpitFire, which is an eight-book epic, sort of like Harry Potter meets Dungeons and Dragons--I might beg 711 Press to let me tackle the world of wizards and warriors. But, I can't complain too much, I do own the 711 patent of the YA apocalyptic titles ;) 

Anyhoo, for those of you who liked Age of the Sigil, or for those who are into Lord of the Rings, Shannara type reads, check out Riley Carney's Reign of the Elements series.  You won't be disappointed.

Jami

Friday
Jun012012

Werecat Saga is Roaring!

Wow, I cannot believe it, The Werecat Saga, (Feral, Rabid, Nocturnal) is blowing up in OverDrive Media. Libraries and schools all over the world are picking up the trilogy every day. I was a little bummed because sales have slowed on Amazon, but, as with Amanda Hocking, I understand that it takes time and lots of blogging and now I believe that OverDrive Media will be that boost I need ;)

Needless to say, with this boost in sales, if my first trilogy continues to climb the library charts, it will only encourage 711 Press to release my next trilogy sooner than later. As slated now, we're over a year away before my next trilogy begins. But now I'm crossing my fingers for a slot this coming January (though D.N.A. officially puts me over my quota for 2013).

Thanks OverDrive Media and all the libraries and schools that believe in me. Now, back to the writing grind...

Tuesday
May222012

Maybe I Should Write a Novel About a World Where it Never Quits Raining?

Urrrg, I am sooooo sick of this weather. Rain, sun, hot, cold, make up your mind! It's messing with my mojo. Kinda makes me think of Rabid where all it did was rain for days. How depressing. Think I'll lay off writing for a few days, or the plot of my new trilogy will end up unfolding in some flooded region...

Hmmm, on second thought, maybe I should write a book about rain, people barely surviving, waiting for the sun, after a seemingly undending downpour. Waiting for the Sun, yep, that's it. Pssst, if any of you are planning on stealing my idea or book name, be forewarned, I wrote Feral, Rabid, Nocturnal, and D.N.A. in less than three months altogether. ;)

Of course, I'll have to pitch this idea during some future Skype meeting with the publishers and see if they'll bite. Trust me, I've run maybe three or four ideas past them that were shot down with surface-to-air missiles in a flash!

Wednesday
May092012

Amanda Hocking Deserves a Movie Deal

As I've said before, I've never read an Amanda Hocking book until some of my fans mentioned that my Werecat Saga reminded them of Amanda Hocking's Hollowland and Hollowmen books. So, I snatched them up and started reading. They were quick, exciting reads and I devoured them in only a few hours, though they had twice as many pages as any of my books. I got to admit, it did freak me out when I read the first book, everyone having gone mad from a virus, seeing the team travel across the desert, running into a lion. A little ucanny that Feral had a few similarities, albeit told in a different light and from a different angle. 

Anyhoo, after watching the Hunger Games movie, I am in movie mode. I'd LOVE to see Hollowland released on the big screen ... though I'd prefer to see Feral hit the big screen first [hint, hint] in case some big movie producer is reading my little blog post, ^_^

Since all 711 Press books are written in a cinematic way already, they would be easy to translate to the screen. Just saying....

Wednesday
May022012

I've Finally Seen The Hunger Games . . .

. . . And I am hooked! I've never read the books, but now I will. I think Katniss Everdeen is one cool chick, and just about as tough as Pippa Reyes and Abby Hunter from my Werecat Saga. After watching Jennifer Lawrence in the movie, I'd LOVE for her to play Pippa if Feral ever becomes a move [ehem. Get crackin' with those movies deals publishers]. I just hope that one day my stories will reach a fever pitch and engage the minds of YA fans like Suzanne Collins has with her series. If you haven't seen The Hunger Games yet, don't miss out. I enjoyed it more than the Twilight movies, and that's saying a LOT, because I'm not ashamed to admit that I gushed over those pretty hard.

Monday
Apr022012

Feral FREE through Friday

Jami Lynn Saunders has just released the third book in her Werecat Saga, Nocturnal, finishing the series in her usual cinematic fashion. In celebration of this release, 711 Press is offering the Kindle version of the first book in the series, Feral, absolutely FREE for five days. If you loved the first two books, Feral and Rabid, we promise that Nocturnal will not disappoint. If you are new to the Werecat Saga,and you're a fan of the Twilight series, Hunger Games, or Amanda Hocking's Hollowland series, the Werecat Saga was written for you!

Take advantage of this free offer and slip into an apocalyptic world filled with monsters far worse than vampires, werewolves, and zombies. Prepare yourself for the rabid, the feral, and the nocturnal. Learn more about the Werecat Saga here. Click on the Kindle link below the Feral description to get your free copy while it lasts.

Friday
Mar302012

The Conclusion of the Werecat Saga

And so the Werecat saga ends with the third book, Nocturnal, by Jami Lynn Saunders, now released. In this epic movie book, we learn that the hope for a feral cure is now lost due to the death of Dr. Jack Tanner—Major Rathbone, Salvatore, and Rebecka Hayes set off for the werecat and human safehold in the Olympic Mountains. Along the way, they hope to recover the rabid sisters Pippa Reyes and Abby Hunter as they make their escape across the feral-infested wastelands. But following a bizarre twist of events, we find that both Jack Tanner and Aiden are still alive. Dr. Tanner is given a second chance at life when he evolves into a half-bat, half-marsupial creature known as a nocturnal. After dealing with his own demons, which threaten to make him as rabid as the sisters who hold the key to saving the world, can the doctor reunite with Abby and Pippa, and find a cure before the growing feral infestation consumes what's left of humanity? Learn more about the Werecat Saga, Feral, Rabid and Nocturnal by clicking here.