Introducing JK Allen
JK Allen began writing the day after she learned to write and hasn’t looked back since. Her work is featured in several anthologies and Angelborn is her debut novel. She loves all genres, but especially loves YA and fantasy, and can often be found lost in a book. Or on Facebook.
Why don’t you begin by sharing a little about yourself.
I received my degree in Creative Writing in 2010 and got really serious about my writing. It’s been a dream of mine to be an author and I’ve been working hard to make my dreams come true ever since. Common themes in my writing include identity, everyday magic, and the kind of courage found in ordinary people.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest book?
High school is all about boy meets girl, girl gets demon mark, and girl discovers she’s half angel at least that’s how it is for Ginny Gracehurst. Ginny gets caught up in a world she never knew about after getting a demon mark. Now she needs to figure out who she is and how to stay out of the hands of a powerful half demon hell-bent on using her for his own plans. Can she keep herself and her loved ones safe?
Who is your intended readership?
Anyone who loves YA and urban fantasy.
When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?
I wrote my first story when I first learned how to write and never stopped. I didn’t know I wanted to be a writer until I was older, but I was always writing something. Poems, songs, short stories, I always had a pen in my hand. Writing has always been such a big part of me.
Do you have a favorite author, or writing inspiration?
I love such a wide array of authors from Jane Austen to JK Rowling. I feel there’s so much to learn from everyone.
What advice would you give beginning writers?
Write first, edit later. It’s so important to just create first before putting on the more critical hat of editor. Just get the draft down. You can perfect it later.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Any hobbies?
I love drawing and painting when I’m not writing. Being creative really fuels me. I also adore reading.
What’s your next project? Any upcoming book secrets you care to reveal?
The sequel to Angelborn, Heavenfire, is slated for an April release. Right now it’s with the publisher waiting to get edited. I’m excited to keep the story of Ginny going.
High school is all about boy meets girl, girl gets demon mark, and girl finds out she’s half-angel. At least that’s how it is for Ginny Gracehurst.
Sixteen year olds have a lot going on in their lives, and Ginny is no exception. Grades, homework, pimples, oh and now the sudden appearance of a demon mark. And discovering her father, who she thought was dead, is actually the great angel Grace. Who is very much alive.
With unforeseen powers growing, she has to figure out who she really is. While also staying out of the reach of a powerful half demon who is hell-bent on bending her to his will. The Alliance, an organization that is supposed to help people like her, is threatened by her potential gifts. They are more invested in their own hierarchy than in upholding their divine mandate. It’s up to her and a new friend, Aiden, to protect not just herself, but the ones she loves.
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Where to find JK Allen:
Several author groups do a variation of the “7-7-7 Challenge”…
The 777 Challenge Rules
- On the 7th day of the month
- Go to page 7 of your current writing project
- Post 7 lines from that project on social media
- Then (optional) challenge 7 authors to do the same
But You Said This Is A Double Sample Day…
That’s right, which means instead of posting the same sample in the two groups I do this challenge with, I’m posting different samples to each group…
As a reader that means you get to see a total of 14 lines from “The Lupine’s Call” instead of the usual 7.
I’ll post the first 7 lines to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #OWS777 and #777.
Quick Links For Each Hashtag
A reckoning is at hand, and Gillian will be judge, jury, and executioner.
Moss, clay, and blood–that’s how her life began. Crafted by the goddess Danu, she’s nothing but a doll until Mab, Queen of the Fae, gives her not only life, but a mission. Gillian must track down the rogue fae in the Americas and bring them under Fae Law.
And they have no idea what they’re in for.
Moss and Clay is the delicious introduction to the Mab’s Doll series by Rebekah Jonesy. This dark yet snarky urban fantasy adventure will leave readers longing to see the justice Gillian metes out.
Meet the next generation of the ancient Aos Si Fae today!
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Join Rebekah Jonesy & Other Authors On Facebook
Join Rebekah Jonesy, and a host of fellow authors, while they celebrate the pre-release of Moss & Clay.
This is a Facebook Takeover event, where you’ll get to meet some great indie authors, take part in chat, competitions, and more… (All the times below are in MDT, so please check your local timezones), or the event itself.
- 8:00 AM Rebekah Jonesy opens the event up
- 10:00 am Heidi Angell to talk about Mab’s Doll
- 1:00 pm Amanda Mabry
- 3:00 pm Heidi Angell Clear Angell Chronicles
- 4:00 pm JK Allen to talk about editing Moss and Clay and give us a sneak peek of Angel Born, her own urban Fantasy novel coming in the fall.
- 8:00 pm Rebekah Jonesy wrap up
From the Author
Rebekah Jonesy knows stuff about things and isn’t afraid to talk and write about it. Outside of the literary world, she is a mad scientist cook, gardener, Jill of all trades, and military spouse. Inside the literary world she is a devourer of books, publisher, and mentor.
“Rebekah has the best kind of rabies” – JD Estrada
Where To Find Rebekah Jonesy
Consecrated with her mother’s blood and blessing.
The world tells Ava she’s just a little girl who should know her place, but Ava wants a sword, not a crown. Ava and her father are following in her mother’s footsteps, hunting monsters in the 13 Kingdoms, seeking revenge for her mother’s untimely death. Little do they know that the monster responsible is building up a dangerous force. When the King requests the help of Ava’s father in exchange for her becoming a princess, Ava is not pleased. Can Ava escape her fate and the obnoxious prince of Harborg to live the life she’s always known, or will the dark plans of the monster catch her in his trap?
David Wiley combines the action of Tomb Raider with the fantastical elements of The Witcher to create the exciting world of The Young Huntress high fantasy series.
Track down Monster Huntress today and slay your need for good fantasy.
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From the Author
David Wiley is an author of science fiction and fantasy stories, choosing to write the stories that he would love to read. His first fantasy novel, Monster Huntress, will be published by OWS Ink, LLC in April 2018. His novella, A Merchant in Oria, is set in the same fantasy world but follows a different cast of characters on an adventure that challenges the notion of what it takes to be a hero.
Where To Find David Wiley
Our Write Side (OWS) is a team that has built a writing community dedicated to supporting authors, and providing reviews.
From their inception nearly 10 years ago, the team has continued to grow, as have their range of services. I’m proud to have worked with OWS to feature a number of great authors on this very blog.
What is “12 Days of Indie”?
From December 1st through December 12th OWS will be featuring a selection of books each day. These books will range from $0.00 to $2.99 in price, and their review team is offering up a challenge;
Pick one book per day, and enter your receipt into Rafflecopter for an entry into their prize drawing. Each receipt is one entry, and at the end of the event a winner will be selected to win an exclusive mug.
Where Can I Find These Book Lists?
The lists won’t be available until the actual day in question, but I have all the links below…
Don’t forget to sign up for the OWS news updates, to get new day’s lists as they are released…
At the end of the event you should have 12 or more great books to start your reading for 2018. If you enjoy those books, please remember to leave reviews.
Where the fairy tales ends and the reflection begins….
A dark fairy tale collection from the twisted pens of:
J.M. Ames, Kerry E.B. Black, J.K. Allen, C.L. Bledsoe, Lucy Palmer, Stacy Overby, T.S. Dickerson, Edward Ahern, Melanie Noell Bernard, S.L. Scott, Sarah Chamma, Paul Stansbury, Cassidy Taylor, and J. Lee Strickland.
OWS Ink, LLC is very excited to announce the publication of our 2017 anthology, Mirror & Thorns. Just in time for Halloween, these fourteen stories from fourteen different authors will have you curled up on the couch ignoring those trick or treaters! These exceptional tales will stay with you long after the last page. This collection of short stories releases on Wednesday, October, 25th, 2017, and a Facebook Release Party open to the public occurs on October 21, 2017.
The authors have weaved each one of these enchanting stories with quirky and intriguing characters as well as plots with compelling twists. You can learn more about these authors and the anthology by following along with the book blog tour which begins on ourwriteside.com on October 20th. Preorders will begin at the Facebook event on the 21st.
From the Author
Stephanie and Amanda (A.L.) were partnered up during a writing project nearly 10 years ago. They learned they had much more than just writing in common and bonded right away. Over the years, they have supported each other’s other writing and have grown together, eventually adding Heidi to their dynamic duo. This writing relationship naturally evolved into a dream: to build a writing community that would offer others the support they found in each other. Our Write Side was launched in October of 2015 and has seen incredible growth since.