Please give a warm welcome to author Jarica James
Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Jarica, I’m a stay at home mom of two fun and crazy boys. I have a degree in Psychology. I’m an avid reader, gamer and music lover. Bright colors, nature and dogs make me happy. I’m a coffee addict and stay up way too late writing and reading, because I get lost in these worlds so easily.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
When I would get really stressed out in college, writing was my escape. I had around sixty percent of a YA novel written, but once I graduated I kind of forgot about it. Then when I had my second son and had been staying home with the kids for a few years, I really felt like I was losing a piece of my identity from putting so much of myself into my family. So writing once again became my escape in finding my identity again, my ideal ‘me time’. For Mother’s day my husband bought me a laptop and I wrote. When I had two books written I decided to take that leap and publish. The RH community has been beyond amazing and made me feel like my worlds were worthwhile. Now I love sharing them!
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
I’ve always loved paranormal books, and I had read a few that mentioned reapers, but they weren’t the main focus. So I thought about it and slowly started creating my reaper world. Once it started, I had a dream about the portals and the idea grew even more. I finally sat down and plotted it and the rest is history.
What are you working on now?
My book, Realm of Shadows comes out on February, 16th and is my current project I’m immersed in. It has been so much fun to write, especially since it ended up way off of my outlined plans, and is so much better for it. I can’t wait for readers to get this one. There’s plenty of action, twists and turns, Steamy scenes and fun.
I’m also working on a few other projects right now. My St. Patrick’s day co-write is in the editing stage along with Realm of Shadows. I’m also working on a Reverse Harem Horror book with an author friend and I can’t wait to tell everyone about it. I’m also working on the final book in my Fae Knights Series! I have a few more projects planned for this year, but Fae Knights and the Master Reapers series are priority!
Do you have any quirks while writing?
When writing, I’m the opposite of most people and have to have some level of noise. Whether that’s hopping on discord and chatting with other authors or listening to music. Silence makes me lose focus faster than anything. I’m a multi-tasker at heart.
What are your hopes for the future?
My hope is to be able to turn my ebooks into paperbacks and go to conventions. I love this community so much and I’d love to meet all of the other authors and fangirl a little… okay, a lot! Plus all of the readers have been so fun and supportive! I think it would be a lot of fun!
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Find an author group! My author friends have been the most supportive people in this process. We chat, exchange ideas, help each other out with our stories, and even learn how to do new things, like photoshop. We build each other up and make sure everyone succeeds, and I can’t imagine doing without them.
Do you have anything to say to your fans?
That question alone seems so crazy to me! I never imagined when I started that I would be able to reach as many people as I have. So I have to say THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting me and reading my books. Nothing makes my author heart happier than when someone messages me to discuss a character or plot point. It’s such an amazing feeling to know someone else was able to get a glimpse into the world you created and enjoyed it enough to want to chat about it. Our readers are amazing and I’m so grateful for them and their support and kindness! I love you guys!
With Drekavac temporarily sealed away, it’s up to Luz and the reapers to rebuild their numbers and protect the souls. A task made difficult when the Reaper Council wants to oppose her at every turn.
But their plans are soon forgotten when a new threat emerges in the form of demonic armies with weapons they’ve never seen before…weapons designed to take down a reaper.
When hope seems lost, they discover the existence of two factions who have similar goals in mind. The order aims to protect the humans and the Sentinels aim to protect the supernaturals. Now they must find a way to coordinate their knowledge and troops in order to save the human race and Earth itself.
Can they save them in time?
Despite all of their strategic planning, they can’t seem to get a step ahead of the demons, revealing the existence of spies in their ranks. Spies that may just cost even more reaper lives. With the war eminent and suspicion in their numbers, they have to find out who to trust and how to survive.
To make matters worse, mysterious and disturbing letters are showing up for her, and after more than one attempt to kidnap her, she learns to take them seriously.
Who is her new tormentor, and what does he want her for?
Can Luz save the humans and her realm, or will this be the end?