Monday, April 6, 2015

Author Spotlight: J.L. McFadden

J.L. McFadden
Today I'm happy to welcome author J.L. McFadden back to the blog, here on his tour with Saskia Book Tours. You can read my previous interview with him here; now he's going to tell us a little more about himself and his books. And don't forget to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card and a copy of Choices down at the bottom!

1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?Jamie Lee McFadden. I was named this, because my Dad did not want a junior. Mom wanted to call me David after him. McFadden is an old Scots/Irish name and our family has a long history in Sctotland and Ireland.

2. How old are you?36

3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?My youngest brother I am very proud of. He is a great father and husband, a man of few words and his family comes first. My wife Lenka and I are waiting for our first child. [Kyra sez: Congratulations!] Lenka is full of fire and compassion for people. I love that she and I have the same ideals about family and friends.

4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?Grade K and she was a 4th grader. She taught me to kiss and was so proud to show her friends in the hallway one day.

5. What is your occupation?I think I am a writer.

6. What are your best and worst qualities?That would be for those who know me to answer. I don't think any person can really give an honest answer here. I have a lot of patience when teaching people and I am very loyal to those who are good to me. I am usually refered to as big brother by a lot of people.

7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?Loyalty and them trusting me.

8. What is your favorite thing to do?Aikido

9. What is your greatest fear?That people will not learn to stop fearing the unknown or actually learning from history instead of just reading it on the dead pages it is written on.

10. What is your most treasured possession?My guitar that my father bought me. He bought it when he did not really have enough money to spare and I have kept it all of these years.

This book is written in such a way that it can be read as a stand alone or after the first book of the series- The Guardian. After so much more loss Adela finds herself in the middle of a love triangle and the fight for the head of Covens.

Adela and John both have their fair share of choices to make. Adela must think of her coven, but at the same time she feels a burning desire for her great, great niece's Guardian John. She is torn because though fate has blessed her great, great niece with a Guardian that is connected to her by Mother Earth to protect her from anything, she keeps rejecting him. John is torn between the woman he is fated to and Adela. He fears that it is Adela's powers of seduction that is tempting him. He feels a desire to protect Gala, but also feels a yearning for Adela. At the same time Adela must search for the secret journal known as the Guardian journal and protect those she loves from the dangers that lurk in the shadows.

Choices is available at:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

About the author:
J.L Mc Fadden is  the author of the Guardian Series: Guardian, released; Adela, release in September; Choices, released in May 2014; Adela’s Lost Guardian, March; more to be named at a later date. 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 Center; 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 accepted 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 colorfully different people he has met spawned a lot of his characters.

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