Thursday, November 7, 2013

Author Spotlight: J.L. McFadden

Introducing J.L. McFadden, the author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released, Adela, release in September, Choices (forthcoming in December), Adela’s Lost Guardian (forthcoming in March), and more to be named at a later date. Don't miss the giveaway at the bottom of the post! Also, it's his birthday, so Happy Birthday Jamie Lee!

J.L. McFadden spins tragedy and romance into all of his stories with picturesque descriptions that vividly paints and melts the scenes into your pleasure cortex that is a valid and important part of every readers mind. ;) Jamie Lee was born in a mixed Celtic and Slavic family in the river valleys of Pennsylvania, in his earlier years he played in bands in New York and ended up working his way into H.Q of the largest musical retailer in the world Guitar Centre; while working at the store level he managed multiple departments at once and handled all the stores merchandising logistics. He has explored the world and became the first American to be excepted into the Interregional Federation of Aikido Aikikai of Crimea & Sevastopol, where he enjoys learning from great masters from around the world, where he has developed his himself. He explains that the people rich and colourfully different people he has met spawned a lot of his characters.

Question: Tell us a little about yourself.
Answer: I was born in backwoods America and eventually ended up in the hoods of Buffalo N.Y, not looking for street cred, I just think living in such diverse areas gave me a chance to see the world through wider eyes. A little after a year, I moved to up state N.Y and played guitar in group after group, club after club. I moved back to P.A into a mountain town and worked in a lumber mill for about three years to be close to the family and bounced to Hollywood. I worked my way from a sells job, to managing multiple departments and handling the merchandising logistical reports of the store at Guitar Center. My Last location at G.C was at the corporate office. I was a general manager at a moving company before I moved to Ukraine.

Currently I am writing for a Ukrainian site from time to time and participating in their International Aikido group. I love to read, write and learn new languages. I try to understand people as well as I can, but at the current time I am trying to improve my skills as an Author.

Q: When did you start writing, and why?
A: I have been writing since the 6th grade and even the Liberian of the school that found my notes was trying to get me to pursue it, but I wrote and burnt, wrote and deleted book after book. I have had teachers and friends always encouraging me to publish and for some reason I just never did until this year.

I have written for a few blogs in the past always about business or history, but never spun a fictional tail for anyone. I think as a person we all have different times that we are supposed to blossom and grow into what we were meant to be.

Q: What is your latest book or series??
A: Adela which is really the first book the series and the Guardian would be the second. Next Spring I will be releasing Choices and there are more to come on this series, but I have another book that will be released in the Fall.

Q: "Welcome To My Worlds": Tell us a little about the world of your latest book or series.A: The Guardian series is about love, tragedy and triumphs; every once in a while, a Guardian is born and is connected to a female vampire, which is where he would get his strength. Between these two is always an incredible bond, but the ancient vampires hate this creature and always do their best to snuff them out. They Hate the bond for one real reason, the Guardian gains strength and skills way faster than a vampire and is the only thing that can stand against an Ancient in a rather short period of time. There is a hitch, if the vampire that the Guardian is connected to dies, he dies shortly after.

There is one Vampire who has just become an Ancient in the Guardian and she herself had a Guardian that was murdered, but she is doing everything in her power to protect and train the new one that belongs to a girl in her coven.

I believe everyone should start from the book Adela, because it shows how it all began with her and gives a better look at how and why things happen in The Guardian.

Q: Introduce us to some of your characters. What do you like about them? A: Adela took on a life of her own in The Guardian, which is why I wrote Adela to explain who she was and why she had such a character to herself. I had received a lot of questions about her and even a request for a book about her earlier life as I was in the middle of writing that very book. Writing her as a human was a challenge due to her being the strongest out of a group a vampires, how to strip her of all of her powers, but make you see her persona as a human was the tricky part. She is like a queen as far as she holds herself, but at the same time as a flirtatious energy to her that attacks everyone to her. Her personality and fairness even as a young woman made people want to obey her and trusted her to protect them. Her father was a wealthy duke in the 12 century. The love from the people actually drove another character mad, because one he wanted her and two he could not understand how people could want to follow a woman.

Lord Roth would be the bad guy, charming debonair and always manipulating his way with his vampire charm until Adela. Her being the first person that his vampire charm did not work on drove him even more over the edge.

Q: A fun fact you would like your readers to know about you or your book.A:  Besides no animals being hurt in the making of Adela, I actually ended up dating the model that did the cover of the book. She is in no way like the Character that I wrote about, but a great woman.

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Adela, by J.L. McFadden
Adela is the earlier story of Adela, giving a deeper look into the coven leader herself.

Adela is a beautiful young woman of a very wealthy family in Eastern Europe who is fending off advances from an older aristocratic German business man that has an evil presence about him. She falls madly in love with another man to see her father and his followers come under the attack and clutches of this barren try to use the enslavement of her fathers land and people to force her to be his own.

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