Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Interview: Stars Descend by Kara Jaynes (@KaraJaynes, @UQ4authors)

UFI welcomes Author Kara Jaynes. Thanks for Joining us!!

What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

I’m a video gamer, and chocolate is a real weakness of mine. I also used to dislike cats, but I adopted one about a year ago, and he’s amazing. Spoiled, but amazing.

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

Reading, playing video games, and writing. I should probably treat writing more like a job, but it’s so enjoyable, I often feel guilty about it!

What is your favorite part of writing?

All of it. But I particularly enjoy outlining. That’s when everything is fresh and new, and I’m discovering the characters and their stories.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

Nope. I can write anytime and anywhere. It’s always nice to be settled at my writer’s desk, with a lit candle and chocolate, though. Hot chocolate is my favorite.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal Genres?

I’m currently reading If Wishes were Curses by Janeen Ippolito, and I’m really enjoying it. Kitsunes, otter shifters and genie magic? Yes, please.

How would you pitch Stars Descend to someone who has not heard of it before?

Oh, boy. I am so, so bad at pitching. I should probably hire someone to write something for me to memorize. Writing is the easy part. Talking about my books? Nooooooo.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that Stars Descend is set in?

Stars Descend is set in a fictional future Seattle. I grew up in the area, so it made sense to place my dystopian world there. Though I kept the gum wall. The gum wall is real.

Do you have a favorite scene in Stars Descend?

I love the banter between Stella and Eldaren. He’s so clueless when it comes to women. I suppose one could argue that *most* men are clueless when it comes to women, but Eldaren seems to have a particular knack for it.

Which one character out of all your books was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?
Eldaren was the funnest to write about. He’s so serious and anxious about everything, but compassionate at the same time. Gawynn was probably the most difficult. He has the personality of a cardboard box, and it’s surprisingly hard to describe someone who’s like that.

What Other Projects can we look forward to reading from you?

I’m hard at work with the sequels to Stars Descend, and have some fairy tale retellings I’m hoping to finish and release within the next several months. I always have a book or three I’m writing.

Stars Descend 
A Game of Stars and Shadows #1
Amazon (Available on KU!)
The Elves have come down from the sky in their ships, their countenances full of light and their bodies, power. But they rule over us humans with iron fists, and without mercy.

Vampires stalk the streets, lurking in shadows and the cover of darkness. Their lust for blood is never sated, and the nights are filled with the screams of their victims.

I’m just a street rat, a trash picker. I didn’t expect him to choose me. The Prince of Elves could have anyone, so why me?

Even as my heart sings at the elf’s close proximity, I still love the boy who left me, disappearing into the city’s corrupt underworld. I don’t even know if he’s still alive.

Stars reign. Rebellion brews. And with my already uncertain future disintegrating into chaos, I don’t know who to turn to, or who to trust.

Stars Descend is book 1 of a series, and is not a standalone novel.

Kara Jaynes is a fantasy and children's book author. She loves rainy days, long walks, and fairy tales. She's been writing since she was very young, and has more stories in her head than she could possibly write.

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Party Time!

 Calling all book readers! Join author Kara Jaynesas we chat about her urban fantasy novel STARS DESCEND on June 12th from 8 PM to 10 PM EST (5 PM PST and 6 PM MDT). Grab your favorite drink and snack and be prepared for a fun time of chatting with Kara, games, and giveaways. Special guests Janeen Ippolito and Sarah Ashwood will also be sharing their books and joining in the fun.

Blog Tour Schedule

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