Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Book Tour:The Mayfair Moon – Darkwoods Trilogy #1 Guest Post By J.A. Redmerski

Guest Post with Author of THE MAYFAIR MOON, J.A. Redmerski-


Are you allergic to bad books? I guess a lot of us are, but when it comes to fiction, I really think there’s no such thing as a ‘bad book’. Wait, hear me out before you start throwing the tomatoes. Yes, there are A LOT of books out there that need work and even more that need A LOT of work, but I think the fact that anyone that loves to tell a story so much that they would write it down in hopes of people reading it one day and enjoying it, is very creative and thoughtful and brave. Creative people, whether they are writers or artists or musicians, whatever, are the types of people that help churn that big wheel around the Earth which keeps us from becoming mindless, monotonous drones. Without creative people we wouldn’t have art or books or music. Inspiration would be something rare, which only visits us when it rains or when we see a rainbow, but even then, what would we do with that inspiration if not write about it, sing about it, or paint a visual?

And when your six-year-old draws you a picture, or tells you a story, do you say, “Wow, that picture really sucks,” or “I’m sorry, but I hated your story. It was really bad.”?

There’s nothing wrong with not enjoying a book. It’s okay if you hate something that someone wrote, but I think some people should be less cruel about their public opinions, not for the sake of sugar-coating the truth about someone’s work (because we all need the truth to become better at what we love to do), but for the sake of not helping to turn the creative process into something negative and ugly when it doesn’t need to be.

The Mayfair Moon –
Darkwoods Trilogy #1
By J.A. Redmerski

Genre: Paranormal YA

After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

About the Author:

J.A. Redmerski is a Contemporary Fantasy and YA writer - author of THE MAYFAIR MOON and DIRTY EDEN. She’s a mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC's "The Walking Dead".

Jessica started her first novel at the age of thirteen and has been writing something ever since. Generally, she loves characters in life and on paper. She pays attention to people, especially those whose personalities make them different from the rest of us: the drug addict roaming the Laundromat that talks to himself, the young, inattentive mother in the park with the meanest kid on the playground - (the entire cast of 'Swamp People') - characters fascinate Jessica and she hopes that it shows in her literary work.

Some authors that inspire Jessica are Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Max Brooks, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, Richard Matheson, William R. Forstchen, Carrie Ryan, Stephenie Meyer and Lisa Smedman.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Shandy, for participating in my tour. :-)


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