The Story Behind the Story
• I had been living in New Orleans for almost a year when I first started toying with the idea for Anomaly. I was walking around Audubon Park and looking at the homes that face the park and wondering what kind of people live there. We’re talking these grand mansions that have been around for well over two centuries. Their front porches are something like fifteen feet from the park. It’s absolutely incredible. I’d never seen anything like it before and the next week when I was driving by the park I decided I wanted to write a story set in the city. New Orleans is so rich in history and character—and the people are amazing. It took a few tries and a few years to get it right, but eventually Eliza’s story fully took shape last year and I couldn’t be happier with it.
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1. Need Someone- Mary J. Blige
2. If I Die Young- The Band Perry
3. Melt My Heart to Stone- Adele
4. The Memory Remains- Metallica
5. All Things Must Pass- The Beatles
6. I’m Not Okay (I Promise)- My Chemical Romance
7. Waiting for My Real Life to Begin- Colin Hay
8. Rise Above This- Seether
9. Oh, My NOLA- Harry Connick, Jr.
10. Tuesday’s Gone- Lynyrd Skynyrd
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The Birthright Series Book One
Genre: Paranormal YA (small amounts of Romance, History & Mystery)
How far would you go to save your sister?
Life as a college senior is stressful enough. Between mid-terms, stupid boys, and a rare blood condition, Eliza Landry is just trying to figure out what normal is—whatever that means—when she discovers that vampires aren’t just a thing of legend.
In a matter of moments, her life changes forever when she and her older sister Kate suffer a vampire attack which leaves Eliza with two puncture wounds on her neck and an allergy to sunlight. But she’s still human, or at least she thinks she is. It doesn’t really matter—her main concern is that her sister is missing.
Sorrow turns to obsession, leading Eliza to piece together the puzzle of that terrifying night. Even stumbling upon a millennia-old vampire assassin named Luke Conrad who either wants to kiss her or kill her (she can't decide) cannot deter her.
When bodies start piling up and one of them is supposedly Kate, Eliza and Luke set out to discover who is behind the attacks. Soon, Eliza is drawn into the dark and dangerous world of the undead, with no guarantee she’ll make it out alive, and no doubt that she won’t like what she finds.
About the Author:
As a child, JC was fascinated by things that went bump in the night. As they say, some things never change. Now, as an adult, she divides her time between the sexy law men, mythical creatures, and kick-ass heroines that live inside her head and pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. As it is for most writers, finding balance is a challenge. JC is a San Francisco Bay Area native, but has also called both Texas and Louisiana home. These days she rocks her flip flops year round in Northern California and can't imagine a climate more beautiful.
With the support and encouragement of her parents and sister, JC set out to figure out what she wanted to do when she grew up. Most days, the jury is still out; however the thing that stuck with her no matter what she pursued was her love of the written word.
JC writes adult, new adult, and young adult fiction. She dabbles in many different genres including science fiction, horror, chick lit, and murder mysteries, yet she is most enthralled by supernatural stories-- and everything has at least a splash of romance.