Entries in hollowland (11)

Thursday
Aug232012

Super 8 is now on Netflix

Just watched Super 8 on Netfix...Oh how I love my iPad. Yet another book or movie that is eerily similar to what I write. I don't want to give anything away for those of you who haven't seen the movie yet, but I was shocked toward the end when I figured out what the "thing" was creating. It reminded me of the star fire cube from my book, D.N.A. - David Noble, Alien. Which brings up another point that will soon be the subject of a blog series. I have NOT read books by people like Rachel Vincent, Amanda Hocking, or Pitticus Lore before releasing my material. Yet, funny enough, my fans keep telling me how my stories remind them of the Shifters series by Rachel Vincent (yep, it's about a werecat, ha-ha), Hollowlands and Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking, and of course, I Am Number Four by Pitticus Lore, which is very similar to D.N.A. Honestly, I get my inspiration from Netflix movies, especially the old B-rated flix. I like to think, "What if..." as I watch a new movie. So, there you have it, I'm a Netflix junkie, along with most of the other 711 Press scribes, as I hear it via Skype meetings. If you want to write a book, I suggest you subscribe to Netflix and do the same for creative inspiration.

Thursday
Aug092012

Wake: Amanda Hocking's New Book 

This is tooooo bizarre. 711 Press loved my one-off novel D.N.A. so much, they asked if I had any other ideas. In fact I did. I wanted to write a mermaid story, so I did a little research. Low and behold, I am looking online to see who else writes mermaid stories and I discover the book, Wake, Amanda Hocking's first book in her Watersong series. Can you say "psychic"? Reminds me of when people were saying my Werecat Saga reminded them of the Hollowmen series. I must admit, I'd never read any Hocking as the Trylle series storyline just didn't appeal to me. But I did end up reading Hollowland and Hollowmen once my Werecat Saga was released and many of my fans pointed out similarities between her novels and mine. I really enjoyed them both and now I am looking forward to her newest releases.

It looks like Amanda beat me to the punch, again, ;) but we are proceeding full throttle ahead with my new trilogy, which has nothing to do with mermaids. Regardless, someone else beat me to the punch as well. Sela Horn is a new 711 Press author who writes paranormal romances (she'll be introduced on here before long I suspect). Her first book is mermaid-related, so at least one of us will get that fish story out there. So, I'll focus on my new dark trilogy...and it's very dark, let me tell you. The first book is due out in 2013.

As for Amanda Hocking's latest book, I cannot wait to read Wake but I will put that read on the backburner until I finish some other writing projects. I am finding more and more that authors like Amanda Hocking and Riley Carney are quickly becoming some of my favs. Cheers Amanda, I am happy for your success! Hope you end up reading a few of my books and liking them too :)

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...

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....

Sunday
Apr292012

I've Wrapped Up the Plotting for My New Trilogy!

Hello sci-fi fans, Jami Lynn here. I wanted to let you know that I have finally wrapped up the plots for three new books, which will comprise my next trilogy. I believe I've already let it slip that I have two new series to release, but I chose the one that has inspired me the most...and it's a doozie. I can't really say much or else the bosses will ground me, lol, but I can tell you that it is dark like Underworld, The Crow, and Escape From New York. In my usual fashion, I've tiptoed around vampires, werewolves, and zombies and created a new beast. But this time, the beast is the hero among a society of miscreants, and besides this monster, my new trilogy won't be full of rabid creatures. Not to worry though, it won't disappoint. In fact, I think it'll be even more thrilling than the Werecat Saga. But I could be saying that because my unusual approach to writing has me living the story as I write the plots and pages. With Feral, Rabid, Nocturnal, and D.N.A., I literally wrote the plots while loosely daydreaming about each story, and I would write them until 3-4 AM in the morning. I find I write amazingly fast if I dwell on the story all day long, then binge write at night.

I will most likely finish the first book in the next month, but I am hearing it's a looooong way off before my next book will be released. I guess I got to give Dru, James, Gordon and the gang time to catch up to me, haha. You hear that, Roger, get to writing more Kill Factor so I can get back in the game! They know I'm only teasing. I love 711 Press and I love my new fans. I promise to keep you all happy :) See you next blog ;)

Jami Lynn

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.