Today I have the privilege of featuring author Jaye L. Knight and her brand new release, Resistance. I absolutely love the book cover – don’t you? And the premise sounds thrilling as well. Hope you enjoy getting to know Jaye better, and are looking forward to reading Resistance as much as I am!
Here’s a bit about the lovely author:
JAYE L. KNIGHT is a 25-year-old independent author with a passion for writing Christian fantasy and clean NA (New Adult) fiction. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope.
Jaye is a homeschool graduate and has been penning stories since the age of eight. She was previously published as Molly Evangeline. You can learn about her latest writing projects at www.jayelknight.com.
And here is her book:
“Don’t you know? Animals like you have no soul.”
Could God ever love a half-blood all of society looks upon with such fear and disdain? Jace once believed so, but when a tragic loss shatters the only peace he’s ever known, his faith crumbles as the nagging doubts he’s tried to put behind him descend on his grieving heart. With them come the haunting memories of the bloodstained past he longs to forget, but can never escape.
Taken from home at a young age and raised to serve the emperor, Kyrin Altair lives every day under a dangerous pretense of loyalty. After her unique observation skills and perfect memory place her into direct service to the emperor, Kyrin finds herself in further jeopardy as it becomes increasingly difficult to hide her belief in Elôm, the one true God.
Following the emperor’s declaration to enforce the worship of false gods under the penalty of death, many lives are endangered. But there are those willing to risk everything to take a stand and offer aid to the persecuted. With their lives traveling paths they never could have imagined, Jace and Kyrin must fight to overcome their own fears and conflicts with society as they become part of the resistance.
Available for purchase on Amazon May 20th!
View book extras at www.ilyonchronicles.blogspot.com.
Jaye is doing an interview here today in which she tell us about her writing process, and even gives us a hitherto unknown fact about her main character! She is offering a giveaway at the end, so don’t forget to enter your name!
Plotter or pantser? Could you ever see yourself attempting to write using a different method than you do now?
I’m kind of a combination of both, though I lean much more heavily toward being a pantser. A lot of times I jump into writing a story before I really know where it’s going. I like to get a feel for the characters that way. However, I can’t go very far until I have a general outline (usually in my head or scattered notes) and know how the story will end. Basically, I have to have a target I’m aiming for. But, besides the major plot points, I sort of fill in as I go. Since I’ve successfully completed several books this way, I don’t think I’ll change much. I’ve thought about detailed outlining and plotting, but whenever I sit down to do it, I get bored quickly. It may not be the best approach, especially when I come to a place where I’m not sure what comes next, but it works for me, so I’ll stick with it.
What is the strangest or most unsuspicious thing that ever inspired you to write a story/scene/character?
The most unusual thing I can think of being inspired by was an event from my childhood. I was probably around ten or eleven and was in the woods with my family. We decided to take a shortcut through a swampy area on our property and had to hop from one little raised mound to another to avoid getting wet. It was kind of like going through a maze because there was no straight path and sometimes we had to backtrack to find a different way. I remember it being a blast. That event inspired a scene in my previously published historical novel, Every Tear, and is responsible for some of the childhood memories of a couple characters in Ilyon Chronicles that you’ll hear about in book three.
Who is your favorite author and what would you ask him/her if you could ask one question?
I have about four authors who are all seated at the top of my list of favorites—J.R.R. Tolkien, Wayne Thomas Batson, R.J. Larson, and Karen Witemeyer. I’d probably direct my one question to Karen Witemeyer and ask her how she comes up with such great, witty phrases and ways of describing emotions. I just love reading her work for that reason.
Is there a small detail of your main character, which wasn’t written in your book, that you could share? Characteristic, pet peeve, flaw, desire …
He’s good at carving. It’s a little pastime he picks up once in a great while, though he rarely has time for it.
What is the biggest truth you’ve learned about writing thus far?
You have to have great patience. It can definitely mean the difference between a good book and a bad book. I worked on Resistance for nearly three years to get it to this point. In my earlier days of publishing, I probably would have had it published over a year ago. But then it wouldn’t have been anywhere near what it is today. The last few months of editing alone have made all the difference in the quality of the story. It’s easy to get impatient, especially when you’re independently published and control all the time tables, but it is very important to take your time and do the necessary work it takes to make your story shine.
Thanks for the being here today, Jaye! Can’t wait to read Resistance and any books that follow it!
Readers, if you’d like to reach Jaye through her social media, here are her links:
In order to see a schedule for the rest of the places Jaye will be visiting on her tour, please click here, or on the RESISTANCE BLOG TOUR button on the right-hand bar of my blog.
Immerse yourself in the world of Ilyon! Follow the link below to fill out the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win an autographed copy of Resistance (Book 1 in the “Ilyon Chronicles” series), a Resistance-inspired necklace crafted by the author (Jaye L. Knight), a Better Homes “Warm Rustic Woods” candle, and a wolf paw leather bookmark from Lodgepole Leathercraft. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.