Q+A with Jacinta Maree
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Jacinta: Well, I had found my love of the written world when I was very young. Some mind find it strange to hear, but I wasn’t a big reader but I loved to write. It had started when I was about six years old in grade two. We were given an assignment to write a story with our grade 5 buddies and I had written a horror about a haunted house infested with bats. Funny how little things change over the years. Horror writer then, horror writer now. All through my primary school years and high school I had grown up writing, either it be with friends, online or most of the time by myself. It was the most natural thing for me to do, just like breathing.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Jacinta: I love anything that is beyond our reality. It can be paranormal, supernatural or even high fantasy. I just love the idea of being able to live in a world where anything is possible, where there can be ghosts and vampires, you can have super powers or run outside and take on a fire breathing dragon. There is no limitation, paranormal is just one small part of my love of stories. Same with my choice of movies, I seem to lean towards more alternative reality films like Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings than contemporary.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Jacinta: I’ve had a lot of discussions about this exact topic with my friends, and I actually come out sounding more like a super villain than anything else. I would want the ability to mind control. Yep, like I said, super villain. It’s pretty much a selfish wish but I like to think that I could use my ‘super power’ to defuse wars or talk people out of causing themselves or each other harm.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Jacinta: I sure hope they’ll enjoy the second instalment to My Demonic Ghost, The Reapers. The story explores more of the paranormal world where we get to see the backstage dealings with the Reapers. We are introduced to a new character, Jordon Hastings, as he is thrown head first into a new world of angels and demons after being the victim to a horrendous murder.
It’s a different take on the tale of angels and demons fighting it out, but in this instance it’s the demons that you want to win. The whole idea revolves around a corrupted afterlife and where nothing is black or white.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Jacinta: I honestly have no idea. I’ve always pictured My Demonic Ghost more like an animation, like Rise of the Guardians or How to Train you Dragon. I haven’t yet come across an actor that I would think, ‘yes that’s Lock’ or ‘yes that’s Rachael’. I guess, to me they are too real to just have anyone pretend to be them.
If the book was ever turned into a movie, I would rather have fresh faced actors that are true to the characters instead of the biggest A lister.
The Reapers (My Demonic Ghost #2) by Jacinta Maree.
The day you die is meant to be the end, but for 18 year old Jordon Hastings, his death was only the beginning.
In a dark and twisted world, lost spirits known as Reapers remain behind after death to help collect the spirits from the realm of the living. A new Reaper, Jordon struggles to accept his fate and lingers in the shadows of his mortal life. But when a demon wolf starts to live through his shadow, hunting his family and friends Jordon has no choice but to leave. As soon as he accepts his new role the truth behind the relationship between Reapers and Angelic Hunters is revealed. His loyalty is tested, making him choose between a corrupted God and a single Banished Spirit.
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
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Thank you Jacinta for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
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