Today, I'm very excited to welcome Georgia L. Jones. Check out her guest post and read all about her fabulous books!
First of all, I would like to thank Heather's Book Chatter for having me as a Guest. I always appreciate opportunities to talk to fans and reach new ones as well.
I have always enjoyed reading, especially in the fantasy genre. I have also always enjoyed writing. When I began Legends of Darkness back in early 2010 I really wasn't intending on it becoming a series book. I have read a lot of series books and enjoy them, but I didn't start the series with the those intentions in mind. I had been thinking of the concept of Legends for about a year before I began writing it. I was working through the details of finding something fresh. I was actually bored with same old concept of vampires and wanted to spin it on its ear. I wanted to find something that would be as shocking and different as Bram Stokers Dracula was back in 1897. I just wanted a fresh concept and an explanation for why they are considered to be evil. Once I found my beginning I began writing.
Legends begin with just an average woman who dies in an unfortunate accident. She leaves behind a life of family and friends. She is thrown into an afterlife where she becomes Samoda, a Warrior in the army of Nuem. She is not only a Warrior but destined to become a leader in this army. Through her struggles with the afterlife, we learn many things about the species that she has become and about the hierarchy of all the species that exist in the Remnants of Life stories. The Warriors have been on earth since before humans existed. They were made to destroy evil, it is innate to them and they really can't help it. I intertwine the story of the Warriors with legends of vampires. I mix it up a little and make Vlad Tepes a really bad guy. In Legends he fell in love with one of the Warriors and when she denied him, he became filled with vengeance towards all of them. He began to do horrible things and blame it on them. He falsely accused them of being evil vampires that were nothing more than blood sucking killers. When this happened they began to stay away from humans as much as possible. I have created the Warriors as "Dangerous Saviors". ..They are here to protect the world from demons that continuously plot to take over the human race and sometimes really evil humans just get in their path and they can't help but destroy them as well.
Witches, the second book in the Remnants series, is due to be out on December 1, 2012. It is a continuation of the story, but from the perspective of a seemingly human woman, Kali Rose Marriott. Her life becomes entangled with the Warriors and well...all hell breaks loose. In Witches, I get a little more involved in world building as I being to really take on Atheria and Vicus, which are the two places that the other species reside when they are not here either saving the humans or trying to take us over.
I anticipate the Remnants of Life Series to be five books long. I am currently working on the third book in the series. As I said earlier when I began writing Legends, I did not know it would become a series book. As I worked on Legends, it evolved not only in my mind but on paper. I began outlining the whole series as I wrote the first book. Some of the storylines have varied a little from the beginning outline, but for the most part it has stayed on course with that original outline. In light of vampires being used so much in books today, I believe the Remnants series gives a completely fresh idea to the concept.
I’m always glad to get feedback from fans. Please visit WWW.GEORGIALJONES.COM to learn more about me and my writing.
Remnants of Life Series Tour
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Remnants of Life: Legends of Darkness by Georgia L. Jones
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Dangerous Saviors… What would you do if your life rested in the hands of something that really wanted to eat you? Come journey through the realms of the next world where everything you know about Good and Evil are put to the test.
Samantha Garrett lives and dies a good life in the human world. She awakens a new creature, Samoda, a vampire-like warrior in the army of Nuem. She is forced to realize that she has become a part of a world that humans believe to be only “Legends of Darkness.” Samoda finds her new life is entwined with the age old story of greed, love, betrayal, and vengeance.
Join our heroine as she battles not just for her own existence, but for the entire human race’s future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Georgia L. Jones was born in
on Columbia, Missouri September 21st, 1968. In 1992
she settled in the beautiful Ozarks town of , Lebanon , where she
met and married the love of her life. Together they have raised 7 children and
have the 8th still in their home. Missouri
At a young age
learned the value of getting lost in a good book. She has
always enjoyed reading and letting her imagination run wild. In her early
teenage years she began to put her own stories down on paper as she plunked out
the words on an old manual typewriter. Georgia
enrolled at Georgia where she majored in Psychology. While there she found an
untamable thirst for Philosophy and Greek Mythology. Many evenings she can
still be found curled up with one of the great Greek Tragedy’s or reading about
personal continuity by Rene Descarte. Missouri State University
Over the years
has harbored the dream of being a published author and written
many short stories. On Georgia January 10, 2010 she embarked on
the dream as she began to bring the characters from her first novel, “Legends
of Darkness”, to life. Upon completion in June 2010 she realized that it was
not a single book but a series and created the concept of the series “Remnants
of Life”. She is currently working diligently on the “Remnants of Life” series.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
TWITTER -- https://twitter.com/georgiagljones