Author Interview: CALLING THE REAPER by Jason Pere @Goddessfish

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Can you describe your dream home?

Something secluded off in a wilderness refuge. It would have all the means to be self-sufficient and afford the inhabitants a lavish and comfortable life while also having the ability to quickly reach civilization when the loneliness gets too great for comfort.

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

I probably wouldn’t give you anything to eat but I would make sure that you had a beverage of your choice.  My darling wife on the other hand would likely proceed to cook you a scrumptious and hearty southern meal.  Her motto is “If you love it, feed it.”

Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.

I have only ever received on piece of “fan mail”. I have to say that I was pretty thrilled to receive that letter. I think that the highest complement that I have received on my writing came from my editor and writing buddy, Kathrin Hutson. She told me that “My work has officially made her experience a wider range of emotions than any other author, ever.”

Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

Tough question because as a fantasy writer I generally do precious little research and just wing it from my imagination. I do like to feature characters of Knightly quality in much of my work so in that respect I would like the chance to go to jolly old England one day.

Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?

I have had two cover designs. The first was done by a long time artist friend of mine, Christy Jackson Nicholas. The current version of the cover was designed by the incredibly gifted author/illustrator Sarah Cushaway.

mediakit_bookcover_callingthereaperThe time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.

 

NOTE: The book will be $0.99 during the tour

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Excerpt:

Aristo reached far within and blocked all the pain shooting through his being. I am Praetorian, my flesh does my bidding. Again, he commanded his eyes to open. When he finally managed to force them open, the agony consuming his head must have felt very much like staring straight into the blazes of the sun. He felt the tearing of skin as his world instantly turned from the darkest black to a moment of brightest white. His eyes watered heavily and he blinked, trying to clear away at least some of the dried blood which had sealed his eyes shut. For several moments, everything was a blur, but then he could distinguish colors and shapes again.

He nearly wished that he had in fact been blinded; he would have at least been spared the image before him. Aristo had been wounded in battle before, but never like this. His body lay covered in a blanket of dried crimson. No one would have known that he bore the deep purple uniform of the Praetorian Legion had they even bothered to look at him. It was confounding that he had bled so profusely and could still draw breath, still feel the beat of his heart within his chest. A moment of warrior’s pride overtook him when he studied his twisted form and realized the excruciating pain was not unwarranted. Then he remembered.

Captured, he thought. I’ve been captured.

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jason Pere is a born-and-raised New Englander. He always had a passion for the arts and creative storytelling. At the age of thirteen, Jason took up the craft of acting for film and theater. He pursued that interest for over a decade until refocusing his medium of expression into writing.

At first, Jason took a causal interest in writing, starting with poetry and journaling. Over time, he honed his direction and finally began writing larger works. In November of 2012, Jason self-published his first book, Modern Knighthood: Diary of a Warrior Poet.

Since then, Jason has continued writing on his own, mostly short stories and poetry. Calling the Reaper was his first experience committing to a full-length Fiction title.

In early 2015, Jason became affiliated with Collaborative Writing Challenge (CWC). Since then, he has joined many other writers on numerous collaborative projects. Jason is a regular contributor to CWC and is scheduled to have multiple pieces of his work appear in their publications throughout 2016.

You can find out more about Jason Pere’s involvement and publications in collaborative fiction at: http://www.collaborativewritingchallenge.com

To connect with Jason, check him out at: http://www.facebook.com/jason.pere.7

Jason also writes fanfiction for Team Covenant on their Blog of the Pheonixborn, dedicated to the new game by Plaid Hat Games, ‘Ashes’. Go to http://teamcovenant.com/ashesonline/ to read Jason’s flash fiction work.

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6648189.Jason_Pere

 

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13 thoughts on “Author Interview: CALLING THE REAPER by Jason Pere @Goddessfish

  1. Nancy Burgess

    I love the excerpt sounds like a great read.

    • Thank you dearly and I hope you continue to follow the virtual tour of Calling the Reaper.

  2. Margaret Appel

    Sounds awesome, love the exerpt.

    • Thank you and I hope that you like the rest of the novel as much as the excerpt.

  3. What an amazing interview, thank you so much, was a pleasure to read it!!!

  4. Thanks for hosting!

  5. Lisa Brown

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  6. Thank You for Hosting Today.

  7. Trix

    England does seem to lend itself to the fantasy genre!

    • That and I feel I would have an easier time navigating London, where I know the language, than I would stumbling about in Tokyo and relying on body language.

  8. Rita Wray

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

    • You are welcome and I hope you enjoy the rest of the book just as much.

  9. Shared on Facebook to help spread the word, have a great day! 🙂

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