Happy Fourth of July!
My name is Jamie Waters and I want to say a special thank you to my super awesome blog host, Roxanne, for inviting me write this guest blog. "Officially", I write science-fiction and paranormal romance books. Although, I admit to crossing genre lines frequently so it's sort of difficult to pigeon-hole me. Most of my stories have some aspects of science-fiction, paranormal, romance, action and adventure. I like writing spunky, kick-ass heroines and their equally kick-ass love interests.
I've had a love for science fiction and paranormal for just about… well, my entire life. I grew up with either my nose in a book, playing computer games – or competing in Tae Kwon Do martial arts competitions (nothing like a little diversity in your interests). I consider myself to be one of the first "girl gamers" and was playing RPGs when most people had never even heard of them. I got hooked on a computer game series called Ultima (uh oh, showing my age) and started writing really bad fan fiction as a teenager. From there, writing just became another extension of my creativity.
I still play computer games and love reading. I've never outgrown my love for all things science fiction, paranormal and fantasy (as evidenced by the fairies and dragons all over my house). I also have itchy fingers and can't seem to go too long without drawing, painting, sculpting, or crafting. Be warned – non-traditional surfaces are my canvas of choice. If I'm eyeing your naked wall, it's because I'm plotting my next mural.
The book series I'm currently working on is The Two Towers series. It's a dystopian romance set about 150 years in the future in a post-apocalyptic setting. There's all sorts of science fiction, paranormal, romance, and action in the mix. The first book in the series, The Two Towers, was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award (Science Fiction Romance), the CIPA EVVY Award (Science Fiction), and received an Honorable Mention in the Global Ebook Awards (Science Fiction). It's currently available as an ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and most other major resellers. It will be available in print in late July. In anticipation of the release of the second book, my publisher is offering The Two Towers ebook for FREE for a limited time until July 10th. If you haven't already picked up a copy, well, why the heck not? It's FREE! (But be warned… you might not want to start one of my books late at night. I can't be held responsible if you stay up all night to finish it. I give good book hangovers.)
The second book of the series, Shadow of the Coalition, was just released on June 28th. This one is even more action-packed than the first. It features the same characters from the first, and introduces some new baddies. You can check out the live-action trailer here: https://youtu.be/qIa3Wgf69lQ
I'm currently working on the third book in the series and I'm hoping to have submitted to my publisher by the end of summer. *crossing fingers*
You can get more information about my books (including buy links) from my website at www.jamieawaters.com. Links to all my social media sites are there, as well as updates on my current works-in-progress. I absolutely love to hear from my readers! You guys are the greatest and I'm so excited to meet up with some of you face-to-face at this year's Authors After Dark Convention in Savannah, GA in August (http://authorsafterdark.org/). If you haven't already registered, please do! I really want to meet you guys.
This will be my first convention and it looks like it's going to be packed with awesomeness. In celebration, I even bought a jar of Unicorn Snot (no joke) and I'm going to glitter myself up during the Fantasy Ball on Saturday night. I even have wings! I got so excited about all the events – I changed my itinerary and I'm now coming in a day early so I can do a ghost tour and ride in a hearse, and participate in some of the pre-event happenings. There's going to be a ton of things going on (i.e. HEA lunch, Pirate lunch, inflatable slides, Drive-In movie night, fantasy ball, author panels and readings, corset room, tattoos, free swag, giveaways, etc.). It's just a great way to get to know each other without the formality of sitting behind a table and signing books. But yes – there's a book signing too! If you can make it, I'd love to see you guys there! Come play with me!
Shadow of the Coalition
The Two Towers Series
Jamie A. Waters
Genre: Paranormal Romance /
Science Fiction Romance /
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Date of Publication: June 28, 2016
Number of pages: 417
Word Count: 107,000
Cover Artist: SuzieDesigns
The award-winning novel, The Two Towers, continues in Book 2…
What’s stronger? Free will or fate?
It's been a month since Kayla, a headstrong ruin rat, and Carl, an OmniLab trader, returned to the surface. After she helped to restore control of the towers to those who would look after the best interests of the people, she'd found herself irrevocably bonded to Alec, the new co-leader of the High Council.
Although her heart belongs to Carl, she finds it difficult to resist the strange bond between her and Alec. Caught between learning how to handle her new emerging abilities, mysterious earthquakes, and a strange group seemingly intent on targeting OmniLab, Kayla and Carl are once again swept up in events that threaten to change the entire future of the towers.
Mini Excerpt 4
Carl broke the kiss suddenly, capturing her wrists in his hands. Leaning his forehead against hers, he took a deep breath and struggled to regain his composure. “You have no idea what you do to me, Kayla.”
She had a pretty good idea if it was anything like what he did to her. And so help her, if he stopped touching her now, she'd have to hurt him. He always talked too damn much. She nipped at his lower lip. “I'm willing to find out.”
About the Author:
Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning, science-fiction and paranormal romance writer. Her first novel, The Two Towers, was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award in Science-Fiction Romance and the CIPA EVVY Award in Science-Fiction. The highly anticipated second book in the series, Shadow of the Coalition, is scheduled to be released Summer 2016 by MuseItUp Publishing.
Jamie currently resides in North Carolina with her teenage son and two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she's not pursuing her passion of writing, she's usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside her closet.