Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jamie Magee in the Romancing Your Dark Side Author Spotlight

Cate: The Romancing Your Dark Side author tour continues with Jamie Magee! Please give Jamie a warm welcome. Jamie, will you please share a short bio with us?
Jamie: Ok so here is the boring bio: “
Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she'd never been, introduce her to people she's never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.”

And the fun one is simple. I’m a people person – I love to surround myself with creative souls. I’m married to my soul-mate( a professional Equestrian Hunter Jumper rider  – I don’t think I have ever shared that!) I love loud alternative music – favorite band is Breaking Benjamin closely followed by Perfect circle. I’m addicted to Red Bull. I adore anything that cannot be clearly explained.  I love the Zodiac and have used this heavily in my Insight series. I’ll end by saying I am a proud Scorpio.

Cate: Cool. :) Tell us about Embody and where it's available.
Jamie: My latest book is Embody. It is the second novel in my Insight series. To completely understand this novel you have to read Insight. In the first novel the foundation of the love the characters feel and the turmoil before them is laid out. Here is a short blurb about Embody……

Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...
Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.
Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.

Cate: Intriguing! Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
Jamie: You got it – here is a very short excerpt from Embody (:

“Drake smiled again and slowly closed the gap between us. He raised his hand to my head. I gasped before his touch, knowing how amazing it would feel. He hesitated, smiled at me, and then touched the side of my head. A warm rush swept through me followed by absolute bliss. “How I wander how you managed to do this to yourself?” He said, so quietly that I barley heard him. “Be honest with me,” he said, as he slowly lowered his had tucking a lock of my hair behind my ear. “Do you remember anything before that storm you were in?”

I looked down shameful. He brought his hand to my chin and pulled my face up gently. His touch was so perfect. I stared deeply into his smiling eyes.

“That is what I thought you might say,” he whispered.”

Cate: Can you tell us why we're going to love your hero?
Jamie: I have found that as this series moves forward the readers tend to fall for the ‘bad guy’, Drake. It’s not that they want Willow to be with him – it’s almost as if they see him as their soul mate and Landen, “the good guy’ as Willows.

Both Landen and Drake are Pisces – which plays into the Zodiac thread in my series, but this is a duel sign and Landen plays the part of the peaceful poet, calm old soul – a strong man that does not over power his partner. Drake on the other hand plays to the darker side. He is a fearless leader that emanates power – in his eyes you can see the pain of the choices he has made. There is something very addicting about how intently both Drake and Landen peer into Willow’s eyes.

Cate: Tease us with one little thing about your fictional world that makes it different from others.
Jamie: In my novels I weaved together the elements that send my imagination soaring: the Zodiac, past lives, alternate dimensions, the idea of soul mates – and of course there is a dark side as well.  So far, I have not found a novel that includes all of these elements, but the literary world is broad the chances are I just have not come across it yet (:

Cate: What's next for you?
The next novel in the Insight series, Image, will be released on Nov 8th. Early next spring I hope to introduce and entirely new series to my readers. The hardest part for me is waiting to share!

Cate: What inspired you to draft your first story?
Jamie: Honestly, it was a daydream that would not rest. The image of green eyed girl along with emotions I pray I will never feel first hand haunted me until I began my draft. I have always been a daydreamer, but I have never once had one take such a strong hold on me.

Cate: Do you have a writing routine?
Jamie: I have a very active day career along with a young family so, my writing routine revolves around the late of hours of the night when the world is resting and my daydreams can come to life without interruption.

Cate: Sounds familiar! Where can readers find you on the web?
My website will lead you to all of hang outs:

I tend to spend a lot of time on my FB page.

And I was lucky enough to asked to be a part of ‘The Writer’s Voice’ a blog with the dynamic voices of 12 different authors – some of your favorites I’m sure ( I know they are some of my favorites!)

Cate: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
Jamie: Of course, what draws you to pick up a new author? Is it the cover, the blurb, or reviews you read across blogs?

I want to thank all of you for reading this interview and I want to extend my gratitude to Cate for having me on this blog today!

Cate: Thanks so much for being my guest, Jamie! Best of luck to you.

And be sure to come back tomorrow for another Romancing Your Dark Side author interview!


Cate Masters said...

Welcome Jamie!

insight117 said...

Thank you so much for having me here. Cate - you Rock :)!

dawnmomoffour said...

Awesome interview Jamie! If my name is drawn, please redraw for someone else. I have Jamie's book (LOVED it) and want to give someone else a chance. I keep on plugging for that kindle at the end :-)
-Dawn aka dawnmomoffour

Unknown said...

Congrads on being asked Jamie!! Im excited for you!! Loved the interview and I can't recall reading a book with all of those elements together...maybe two but not all!!