Monday, August 4, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Rook by @jcandrijeski

Urban Fantasy
Date Published: November 13, 2013
The world is dying. Everyone feels it, and yet, no one knows.
They said that when the end was near, a Bridge would come, and lead them out of the darkness of that dying world.
Allie Taylor's life was relatively normal...
Until Revik showed up.
And told her she was that Bridge.

 ROOK: Allie's War Episodes 1-4
"You are the Bridge..."

Like most humans, Allie spent her life distancing herself from Seers, a race of human-like beings discovered on Earth in the early 1900s. Then she catches her boyfriend in the arms of a hot band groupie, and Allie goes from San Francisco artist slacker to the girl wearing the GPS anklet.

That's the least of her problems, though, compared to the shock of discovering who--and what--she really is.

Yanked out of her life by the mysterious Revik, Allie finds out that her blood may not be as "human" as she always thought. Through Revik she learns the truth: that Seers are nothing like she thought, that the world is nothing like it appears to be...and she has far more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I hope so! I’m doing it full time, so if not, I’m just a slacker, ha. More seriously, absolutely. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do since I was a kid, and I did my time with just about every other manner of job out there, including fifteen years in corporate, so I’m working as hard as I can to keep writing my full-time gig.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Like most writers, it’s probably the editing process. I do get stuck in the writing itself occasionally, too, but generally, that’s the fun part. I love seeing where characters are going to go with things…it’s often a process of discovery for me, too, and that can just be so much fun, especially if you’re really engaged with the characters themselves.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

Too many to name them all, and I mean that. Some that come to mind are writing groups I’ve been a part of over the years in San Francisco and Oregon, especially. Special call out to fellow writers Jackie Lloyd, SM Johnson, April Aasheim, CJ Ellisson, Shannon Mayer, Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tamela Viglione and Megan Johnson. I even got really great advice from Ray Bradbury once, that kept me from making a pretty big mistake early on in my career.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

More, err, writing (ha). More specifically, I’ve got the next big book in the Allie’s War series coming out this week, Prophet: Allie’s War Episodes 32-37, and am going to be putting out book four in another series I’m working on, a dystopian new adult series with another kick butt heroine who is raised on a future Earth that’s been colonized by aliens. I’ve also got another prequel coming out in Allie’s War this fall, probably in October.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Absolutely! I think most of us writers are big book geeks. Right now I’m reading SM Reine’s novel in the box set, Alphas After Dark, which has a ton of great authors.

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ROOK: Allie's War~Allie's life is relatively normal...until Revik shows up and she finds out she's supposed to end the world #UF #Seer #PNR
This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? iPd

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries (sadly)

#4 – Comedy or Drama? More often comedy, these days – to watch, that is, maybe to balance out the writing of dark things

#5 – iPhone or Droid? iPhone

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? In my actual life? Reality. J

#7 – Call or Text? Call (I’m old school)

#8 – Summer or Winter? Summer

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? COFFEE!!!

#10 – eBook or Paperback? eBook (I travel too much, paper sucks when you travel)

JC Andrijeski writes new adult urban fantasy, dystopian, paranormal romance and crime fiction. Current works include the new adult urban fantasy series, Allie’s War, new adult dystopian series, Alien Apocalypse, and the Gate Shifter series, about a shape-shifting alien and a tough-girl PI from Seattle. She also has a new crime series in the works, with a quirky, brilliant and deeply dangerous hero named Quentin Black.
Her work has been featured in anthologies, online literary, art and fiction magazines as well as print venues such as NY Press and holistic health magazines. JC travels extensively and has lived abroad in Europe, Australia and Asia, but currently lives and works full time as a writer in Portland, OR.
To learn more about JC and her writing, please visit
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