Entries in werecat (8)

Wednesday
Jul112012

What if You Could Power a City With a Marble?

Heads up, not spilling many of the beans, but some of my new writing ventures are taking me into cool, new directions. So, I was wondering, for one of my books, what if we could power an entire city with something the size of the marble? Does it have to truly be radioactive? Could it be a treasure many are fighting over? Can anyone hold it? Does this power source have a mind of its own? Or is it all related to science? These are questions I'm pondering and figured I'd put forth to my Twitter followers.

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...

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

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.

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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