Friday, 14 June 2013

Rise of the Magi Blog Tour: Guest Post - Keep the Action Going by Jocelyn Adams (Includes Excerpt & Giveaway!)

Rise of the
Magi "Keep the Action Going" by Jocelyn Adams

What kind of story do you like?  The slow simmer?  The roller coaster of build, crest and plummet?  The fast and the furious?

Me, I’m an action girl.  I like to fly through a story with a death grip on my kindle from page one until THE END with my heart racing and my mind spinning to figure out just how the characters are going to survive.

Naturally, given my taste in reading, I tend to have a lot of action in my own books.  Start with a giant kaboom.  Hit the ground running, put my characters through the wringer, and let them sort themselves out of the mess I give them.  And I’m such a cruel creator *insert evil laugh here*

How do I keep the tension rolling through?  It’s simple, really.

I’m a bare-bones writer.  What I mean by that is I don't spend a lot of time reflecting on description of decor or people.  Stopping to read endless description will kill the momentum of a story every time.  I concentrate on making my characters go places, make decisions, and do
stuff, only giving enough description for the reader to complete the picture in their heads.

My heroines tend to go from crisis to crisis, usually with someone hunting them down.  It makes for a fast-paced, tension-filled book that I hope will keep the reader flying along with the characters.
It also helps to blow stuff up now and then, maybe have someone get shot, almost die, that kind of thing.  It’s exciting to write and, hopefully, just as exciting to read.  I use the same method through-out my series’, keeping the backstory and description to a minimum, and the story rolling forward. 

What’s your favorite style of book to read?  I’d love to hear from you.

Just in case you haven't started this series yet, I'm going to give you the description for the first book, The Glass Man rather than this might spoil you otherwise. ;)

The Glass Man (Lila Gray #1) by Jocelyn Adams
Intended audience: 18+, strong language, adult themes, some violence.

Lila Gray is just a human—at least that’s her mantra when she accidentally topples a building or bends a paranoid local's gun into modern art. That she can sense and control the minds around her doesn’t prove anything, either. Unwilling to put others at risk, she hides in the wilderness from the beautiful creature who hunts her, one who sees her as his ultimate prize.

Alone, the egocentric Glass Man can kill with a thought. Mated with Lila, he's a supernatural weapon prepared to annihilate the humans he loathes.

Caught in the Glass Man’s latest scheme, Lila is plunged into a hidden fae realm, faced with a secret birthright and a forbidden romance.

With the Glass Man threatening everyone she loves, can Lila accept who she is in time to end his bloody reign? Or will she succumb to his dark power and become the vehicle of destruction for the human race?
Goodreads Links for the Lila Gray Series:
  1. The Glass Man (Lila Gray #1)
  2. Shadowborn (Lila Gray #2)
  3. Rise of the Magi (Lila Gray #3)
Purchase Links for Rise of the Magi: | Barnes & Noble
Author Bio:

Jocelyn Adams grew up on a cattle farm in Lakefield and has remained a resident of Southern Ontario her entire life, most recently in Muskoka. She has worked as a computer geek, a stable hand, a secretary, and spent most of her childhood buried up to the waist in an old car or tractor engine with her mechanically inclined dad. But mostly, she's a dreamer with a vivid imagination and a love for fantasy (and a closet romantic — shhh!). When she isn't shooting her compound bow in competition or writing, she hangs out with her husband and young daughter at their little house in the woods.

Links:  Website  | Blog |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads 

Tour Giveaway
- International 
- Prize: Signed Set of the Lila Gray Paperback Novels


Hmmm, I kind of like a mix of different types of stories. Sometimes the slow-burn is nice, but I agree books that keep me hooked to the page, or ebook, are definitely some of my favourites! What do you think? Are you an action girl or guy yourself?


  1. Fast-pasted books often seem more fun to read. But I hate it when they end too soon!

    1. That's so true, Megan!!! I love fast-paced books, but they definitely seem to end too quickly sometimes!


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