Entries in Twilight (6)

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....

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.

Wednesday
Nov302011

And So the Werecat Saga Begins!

YA Sci-Fi fans, there's a new author in town to be reckoned with! Jami Lynn Saunders is the newest writer to join 711 Press. The first book in her post-apocalyptic, zombie-like thriller, Feral, officially launches today, 11/30/2011. Feral is the beginning of Jami Lynn's Werecat Saga. It marks the third trilogy by 711 Press, preceeded by the Crisis Trilogy by James LaFleur and Gordon Massie and the Moment of Death Trilogy by Drusilla Winters.

Feral is an action/paranormal/monster/post-apocolyptic story in the vein of books look Hollowland and Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking, as well as movies like Resident Evil, I am Legend, Book of Eli and Underworld, yet it's a unique story in its own right. Feral follows three friends as they set off from New York City to travel the desolate continent of the United States in search of a rumored safehold that will protect the groups' leader, Pippa Reyes from being killed by what is left of the human race. Pippa is what is known as a werecat, a genetically altered human harboring a feline creature hidden beneath her skin that emerges when she's under attack. Unfortunately, humans and werecats aren't all that's left alive after the US suffers a biological and nuclear fallout. Many humans were transformed into Ferals, which are rabid, nearly zombie-like, blood-thirsty creatures which roam the lands in search of fresh meat. Now it is a race to see if Pippa Reyes, Abby Hunter, Aiden, and their new friends they make it to the safehold on the other side of the continent before they are devoured by ravenous beasts.

Staying true to the "Movies in Book Form" motto of 711 Press, Feral is a great after-school or weekend read that can easily replace going to the movies or watching a few shows on television, because it can be read in the same amount of time it takes to watch an actual movie. This concept allows readers to digest an amazing action-packed story and enjoy the fantasy in less than a few hours.

Check out Feral todayand learn more about the Werecat Saga here.

Read an interview with Jami Lynn here

Tuesday
Nov292011

Jami Lynn Saunders Interview

Jami Lynn Saunders is the youngest author to join the 711 Press Roster. Signed at only 19, this young talent is amped and ready to shake up the world of YA Fiction world with post-apocalyptic, paranormal, action and adventure tales. Many know that 711 Press does not accept unsolicited material, so it was no surprise when Jami’s first manuscript, a teen romance, was instantly rejected. But her wit and persistent determination via email and several phone calls (not willing to take no for an answer) worked wonders, getting her a full on audience with 711 Press producer Jaime Vendera. That meeting opened a door of possibilities, yet slammed it shut in her face.

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