Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.
16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world. The path of the star-crossed lovers leads only to destruction. Seattle
The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards— live among humans and fit perfectly into modern life, while keeping secret societies with their own laws and traditions.
Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.
The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.
When the forces of nature are disrupted, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira must fight not only for their love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind.
Today we're fortunate to welcome the hero of Forged in Greed, Jatred. Let's find out more!
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
Oh, man! Are you kidding? I have a long list:
Greece, Italy, Norway, Chile, Galapagos, Egypt, , Amazon rainforest, and many more. Morocco
There are also cool walls in Italian Alps, the Pulpit Rock in
, and Las Torres in Chilean Patagonia. Well, Galapagos, and the other spots are just totally cool. I’ve never been there. Norway
Who is your favorite author?
Again, I don’t think I could say there is just one author that rocks. I read Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher, John Flanagan, Michael Grant, Michael Crichton to name a few. Oh, I love manga, and Naoiki Urasawra is the best.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
(Chuckles and shakes head) Sorry. That’s actually… well… (exhales loudly). It still freaks me out to even talk about this. But okay. Two worst moments: one when I fought the Garhanan in the Winter Realm, and then my Goddess froze me. Man, she was pissed. But even worse was the battle in the In-Between. That still gives me the nightmares. I mean, I will always have nightmares because of that.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A firefighter. My buddy’s father was a firefighter. We were really little when he went to
to help out with the 9/11 cleanup. New York
What group do you hang out with in school?
The Winter Shifters. We always stick together, in school and outside. Although things are changing now, after the ten-thousand-year mark, and all of the Shifters—the Winter and the Summer—are getting close.
Do you play any sports?
I’m not into group sports. You know my buddy, Erik? He’s our quarterback. He’s really good at it. But I prefer to rock climb with my uncle, or swim, go kayaking with him. Skateboarding is the only think that I can remotely consider a group sport. (laughs)
What are you passionate about these days?
(Looks out of the window, quiet for a few moments) Jasmira. She’s so cool. You know, she stuck by my side even when I didn’t remember her, after the Winter Goddess erased all my memories about her. I still don’t remember anything from our past. I never will, I suppose… but she makes things better. And I can trust her… with everything.
Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in
. She describes herself as “European born, American by choice”. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English to translate her favorite Polish fairytales. Poland
Angela is a Young Adult fiction writer. She completed her first YA paranormal romance novel, Forged by Greed, which is scheduled for publication on September 20, 2012. It is the first book in The Forged Series. Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter (http://www.scbwi.org), and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin and Goodreads.
Angela loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She can’t decide which is her favorite season—summer or fall. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl.
She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the
area with her husband, two children, and a very independent and chronically curious cat. Seattle
Angela can be found HERE:
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October 13 Interview
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October 14 Interview/Review
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October 16 Interview
Blooding Book Reviews
October 17 Promo
2 Prize packs featuring a replica of Penelope's (Jasmira's best friend) necklace (note: this is not the Amulet, featured on the cover) , Jasmira's (the female protagonist) poem for Jatred (the male protagonist) handwritten by the author on a pretty paper , and an ebook copy of Forged by Greed (mobi or pdf format)
2 Prize packs featuring a replica of Jasmira's necklace (note: this is not the Amulet, featured on the cover, Jasmira's (the female protagonist) poem for Jatred (the male protagonist) handwritten by the author on a pretty paper , and an ebook copy of Forged by Greed (mobi or pdf format)
2 Prize packs featuring replica of Jasmira's lucky bracelet, Jasmira's (the female protagonist) poem for Jatred (the male protagonist) handwritten by the author on a pretty paper , and an ebook copy of Forged by Greed (mobi or pdf format)
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