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Featured Author: Rebecca Jaycox

Solstice TourEnjoy this month-long tour featuring authors of all fantasy genres.  Maybe among them you will find a new favorite! (Note that I have not read all of these works, and their appearance here is not necessarily a personal endorsement.)

Rebecca Jaycox is today’s featured author from the Magic of Solstice Fantasy Writers’ Tour.

Help us get to know you better!  What do you write, and how do you describe yourself as an author?

I write YA fantasy, but I’ve also started an adult UF novel and am dabbling in steampunk.  I would describe myself as an author with cinematic taste for action scenes and tough heroines.

Of all the characters you’ve created, which one do you wish you could hang out with in real life and why?

Brwyn, my Wolf Changeling! Brwyn is fun, sexy, and unpredictable. On the surface he appears to be up to no good, but he’s the guy you want watching your back.

What innermost passion drives your writing, and what do you hope your readers feel or experience when they read your work?

What drives my writing is my thirst for adventure and creating new worlds. I want to take my reader some place new where they can lose themselves for a few hours. I want them to see themselves in my characters and relate to them on a personal level.

The Other Inheritance Synopsis

TheOtherInheritance-FrontCoverSeventeen-year-old Reggie has been having a tougher time than usual. As if dealing with her alcoholic mother and fighting school bullies isn’t enough, this biker dude shows up in her dreams, babbling about magic and a world called the Other. Then, in biology class, her finger brushes a dead frog set out for dissection and it leaps off the table, scaring everyone, including her. Reggie’s life is changing, and she has no idea why. Or whether she should believe the man in her dreams, who claims she’s in danger and that someone is coming to take her to a safer reality. But if there’s one thing she’s learned, nowhere is safe.

Excerpt from The Other Inheritance

“Did anyone ever tell you that you’re a cliché?” seventeen-year-old Reggie Lang asked. She was hunched in an antique, high-backed chair. Her chestnut hair spilled over her shoulders, her splattering of freckles barely visible in the firelight.

“Am I?” he said. The man on the other side of the hearth stretched his long legs out toward the fire. A scar puckered his right cheekbone, slanting down to the sharp blade of his nose. Reggie took in his tough leather boots and duster.

“The Hell’s Angels called. They want their motorcycle back.” His rough exterior stood at odds with the delicate furniture and pink-veined marble fireplace.

He laughed. “Hell’s Angels? Never heard that before.”

“Really? The leather look of doom isn’t deliberate?”

He tugged at his coat, designed for function, not fashion. The light from the fire picked out grooves and scrapes that pitted the hide.

“It’s for protection.”

“From what? Don’t tell me you’re a rebel with a cause.”

Author Biography

Rebecca in GreeceRebecca Jaycox grew up in the tiny town of Berryman, which borders the Mark Twain National Forest and the Courtois River about 70 miles south of St. Louis. The beautiful landscape fed her imagination, and she began writing stories at age 10 and never stopped. Always seeking adventure, Rebecca moved to France after she graduated college with a journalism degree to teach English at a French high school. Bitten by the travel bug, she has recently visited Italy, Greece, Austria, Spain, and finally made it to her bucket-list destination of Istanbul last summer. Rebecca now lives in New York City with her husband, Gregory. She is the curator and program director of the YA Lit Series at the 92nd Street Y–one of New York’s premier cultural centers. She enjoys reading and writing fantasy, urban fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction. The Other Inheritance is her first novel.

Purchase

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Other-Inheritance-Rebecca-Jaycox-ebook/dp/B00PG1HOI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415725405&sr=8-1&keywords=Rebecca+Jaycox

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-other-inheritance-rebecca-jaycox/1120752875?ean=9780990829539

Connect with the Author

Website/Blog: www.rebeccajaycox.com 

Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Jaycox/e/B00PKTVDOS/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Social Media Links:
https://www.facebook.com/RebeccaLJaycox
https://twitter.com/RebeccaJaycox  

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About weavingword

Allison D. Reid is a Christian Fantasy author with a fondness for Medieval history. Her first published series, the Wind Rider Chronicles, embraces traditional fantasy elements but is also infused with deeper spiritual themes. The first two books in the series, "Journey to Aviad" and "Ancient Voices: Into the Depths" can be found at Amazon and other online book retailers. "Journey to Aviad" is now FREE. Visit http://allisondreid.com/books-2/ to learn more.

4 comments on “Featured Author: Rebecca Jaycox

  1. dkchronicles2013
    June 19, 2015

    Reblogged this on Dragon Knight Chronicles.

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  2. dmauldin53
    June 19, 2015

    Reblogged this on Mama Bear Musings and commented:
    Author, Rebecca Jaycox

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  3. Rebecca Jaycox
    June 19, 2015

    Thanks so much!

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