Today I’m honored to share this mini-interview from Aiden James! He was kind enough to take the time to answer 5 questions so you all can get to know him a bit better in honor of the release of The Dragon Coin, 4th in the Judas Chronicles! And stay tuned for links for where to go for more, including his Amazon author page, so you can pick up your copy of Destiny of Coins FREE today until midnight PST.
*** Great Question, Kay.
I started with a paragraph and started stacking them together. I had a general idea of what I wanted to say, and once I got rolling with the paragraphs, I ended up with what is still part of The Forgotten Eden, although miniscule. I put together an outline for a terrible children’s book, and entitled it “The Adventures of Little Jack”.
After Fiona panned it, I was forced to decide if I really wanted to write stories or if I would continue in my original first love, writing songs. I went back to songs, but the writing bug bite was already in place, and over the course of the next few years, that terrible children’s story became a novel, entitled “The Golden Talisman”(What would be considered the grandparent to The Forgotten Eden, which will be re-released with Curiosity Quills in two weeks).
2. Where do you see your writing career in five years?
*** Hopefully still writing books. J
I am branching out into new ideas and partnerships…this year alone will see my book total nearly double from 13 books by the end of 2012 to 25 before January 2014. It is quite possible that with all of the new co-authored books I’m engaged in, the total will rise above 100 books five years from now. By that time, all of my current series should be complete, and new ones will hopefully sprout up in the next few years.
3. What message do you want your readers to glean from your writing?
***A message of hope. J
That no matter how bad things can get, there is a way to rise above all obstacles. I am a huge believer in positive energy—even though I write about horrific things. And, I am a sucker for happy endings…But there will be some sad endings to a few of my series, or at least bitter sweet.
4. What’s next for you in the world of books?
***Another great question, and one not so easy to answer.
With the release of The Dragon Coin, it will mark my fourth release this summer (Treasure of the Deep, Murder in Whitechapel, and Curse of Stigmata preceded the 4th Judas Chronicles installment). Three brand new series are about to start. One is a serial with Curiosity Quills entitled Mind’s Eye, and these will likely be very small books (about ten thousand words), and will number about twenty five ‘files’ that we should see released in the next two years. Lots of international intrigue with this one, and reminds be in ways of a supernatural Bourne Identity type of deal…but even that doesn’t do this one justice. It will be lots of fun
“The Serendipitous Curse of Solomon Brandt” is another new series, co-written with Lisa Collicutt, and I have very high hopes for it—and could have quite a few installments. The heart of this series is the true nature of good and evil, and centers around an evil plantation owner who comes back to life 150 years later…but as a good man, due to a hoodoo curse. His past—and past self—are at war with him. These are in the new book length of 50,000 to 60,000 words, which the industry is moving towards.
Another great new series is coming out with James Wymore, and is is a SciFi series dealing with a superimposed reality over much of the world. Yeah, I know…sounds like it has been done before. But never like this, where various book genres take over geographic areas. Yes, this means if you are traveling to San Diego, you might get transformed into an Ork…very cool premise. The first book is entitled “The Acuator”
Also, there will be another Nick Caine Adventure coming this summer, entitled “Pyramid of the Gods”. That one should see the light of day in August.
Rounding things up are the re-release of The Talisman Chronicles via Curiosity Quills this summer, with book Three in the works with Mike Robinson. Richard Roberts is co-authoring the next Cades Cove book (due in October), and Michelle Wright and I have another Judas Reflections book coming this fall and also a futuristic zombie treat.
Oh, and there will be one more Judas book near Christmas time, where William Barrow and company take on an evil force behind the Nazi movement that is lurking in wait for an encore of horror upon the earth.
5. What message do you have for your readers, personally?
*** I am forever in your debt! J
Without your incredible support of what I do, it could all end tomorrow. So, I treat my responsibility to creating the best books possible very seriously. An, I am not content with what I have created thus far…. You all can count on me to strive to get better and better at the craft, so that you will remain pleased with what I deliver to you. J
Free of the threat of Viktor Kaslow, William Barrow (aka Judas Iscariot) is tantalizingly close to finally having the life he has dreamed of with Beatrice and Alistair. A life blessed with youthful optimism and renewed companionship–things he once feared were forever lost. But such optimism is short lived. An ancient menace far worse than Kaslow has successfully tracked William and Roderick to Virginia, after hunting the pair for nearly five hundred years. Hailing from the older kingdoms of Europe, this new threat once gained notoriety as the cruelest tyrant in recorded history.
Better known as Vlad the Impaler, and the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this ruthlessly cruel immortal carries an unquenchable thirst for torture, slavery, and bloodletting–in addition to a longstanding grudge against William and Roderick. Yet, vengeance is not what spurs the wicked vampire to force this reunion. Instead, the lure of eternal youth and freedom from the sun’s blistering rays are what pull the real Dracul from his secluded island castle in the Adriatic Sea.
Dracul’s lifeline to immortality is tied to a blood coin–one that William is reluctant to pursue. However, once faced with dire alternatives between long-standing friendships, the welfare of his family, and the threat of bondage upon the entire world, there is no other choice.
Find the Dragon Coin…or pay the ultimate price.
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Thank you, Aiden, so much for taking some time out of your busy schedule to answer a few questions. We all look forward to seeing what you come up with next!