Thursday, January 19, 2017

Calling the Reaper by Jason Pere @goddessfish











Welcome!!  It’s great to have you visit on your blog tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.  Thank you for this opportunity to find out a little about you and your work. What group did you hang out with in high school?

            I was a true outsider in high school. I was incredibly shy and really didn’t hang out with anyone at all. Strangely I got along with almost anyone and could travel in different groups easy enough but I did not have a traditional type of person that I associated with on a regular basis. Actually that is not completely true. I spent a lot of time hanging out with my guidance counselors and school phycologist.


What are you passionate about these days?

            Writing and artistic expression are high up on the list. I am still a hardcore dork and love my afternoons playing obscure card and broad games with friends. I am of course passionate about being a fit husband and fur creature guardian.


If you had to do your journey to getting published all over again, what would you do differently?

            I would have put more effort into editing, formatting and the overall presentation of my books. Since my first self-published title I have made many connections with skilled writer/artist folk. Now I don’t feel like I am in my publishing journey on my own anymore and that is a wonderful feeling. I wished I had that at the onset of my journey as an aspiring writer.


Ebook or print? And why?

            As a personal preference to read, I prefer print because it is easier on my eyes and I don’t need to work a piece of technology to get into the story. For my publishing aspirations I plan to put my work out in both Print and Ebook when possible. I want my stuff to be able to reach as many readers as possible.


What is your favorite scene in this book?


            That is not an easy one to pick. I have a lot of scenes that I enjoyed but I have a soft spot for the final part of Sir Lionel James’ story. His end was what I used to bridge the gap between the mundane and supernatural. The death of the conscience ridden knight is what brings the reader into the fantastic and it is where the fantasy of the series kicks into high gear. After Sir Lionel’s death the dark, creepy tormented elements of the series ramp up for the subsequent books of Purgatory.


CALLING THE REAPER
by Jason Pere


BLURB:

The time of the Unity has ended. Now, the realm of man is stranded between Paradise and Purgatory. The Valkyrie and Reaper battle over the fate of all who pass from the land of the living and into the afterlife.

Eight mortal spirits from vastly different worlds tread the same, inevitable path toward their last, crucial decision. Within them all exists the defining conflict every man must face—to look upon the end of their life with glory and honor, or to give credence to their baser longings, calling the Reaper to their own demise.

In this rich, harrowing tale of pride, deceit, honor, vengeance, and redemption, each individual must battle their inner turmoil, facing the sacrifices they have made before their unavoidable end in the land of the living.

But their last day in life is also their first day of death amidst the terrors of the underworld. Lord Master Death wants them all…and the real battle has only just begun.









Aristo reached far within and blocked all the pain shooting through his being. I am Praetorian, my flesh does my bidding. Again, he commanded his eyes to open. When he finally managed to force them open, the agony consuming his head must have felt very much like staring straight into the blazes of the sun. He felt the tearing of skin as his world instantly turned from the darkest black to a moment of brightest white. His eyes watered heavily and he blinked, trying to clear away at least some of the dried blood which had sealed his eyes shut. For several moments, everything was a blur, but then he could distinguish colors and shapes again.

He nearly wished that he had in fact been blinded; he would have at least been spared the image before him. Aristo had been wounded in battle before, but never like this. His body lay covered in a blanket of dried crimson. No one would have known that he bore the deep purple uniform of the Praetorian Legion had they even bothered to look at him. It was confounding that he had bled so profusely and could still draw breath, still feel the beat of his heart within his chest. A moment of warrior’s pride overtook him when he studied his twisted form and realized the excruciating pain was not unwarranted. Then he remembered.

Captured, he thought. I’ve been captured.







Jason Pere is a born-and-raised New Englander. He always had a passion for the arts and creative storytelling. At the age of thirteen, Jason took up the craft of acting for film and theater. He pursued that interest for over a decade until refocusing his medium of expression into writing.

At first, Jason took a causal interest in writing, starting with poetry and journaling. Over time, he honed his direction and finally began writing larger works. In November of 2012, Jason self-published his first book, Modern Knighthood: Diary of a Warrior Poet.

Since then, Jason has continued writing on his own, mostly short stories and poetry. Calling the Reaper was his first experience committing to a full-length Fiction title.

In early 2015, Jason became affiliated with Collaborative Writing Challenge (CWC). Since then, he has joined many other writers on numerous collaborative projects. Jason is a regular contributor to CWC and is scheduled to have multiple pieces of his work appear in their publications throughout 2016.

You can find out more about Jason Pere’s involvement and publications in collaborative fiction at: http://www.collaborativewritingchallenge.com

To connect with Jason, check him out at: http://www.facebook.com/jason.pere.7

Jason also writes fanfiction for Team Covenant on their Blog of the Pheonixborn, dedicated to the new game by Plaid Hat Games, ‘Ashes’. Go to http://teamcovenant.com/ashesonline/ to read Jason’s flash fiction work.




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14 comments:

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Teresa Noel said...

What is your favorite part of this book and why?

Jason Pere said...

Thank You for Hosting today.

I am fond of Death's Decree in the interludes towards the end of book. I like how his monologue frames his sense of everlasting torment as well as sets the stage for the main plot device of the subsequent Purgatory titles.

Marcy Meyer said...

Enjoyed the excerpt and interview. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Dorks know how to live hardcore, I'd say!

--Trix

Joseph Wallace said...

What books are you looking to read in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

Ally Swanson said...

Excellent interview! Looking forward to checking out this book!

Nikolina said...

Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! :)

Jason Pere said...

Thank you all for stopping in and showing support for "Calling the Reaper". I hope you enjoy reading the rest of the book.

As far as books I am excited to read in 2017, Kathrin Hutson's "Sleepwater Beat" is at the top of my list. I enjoy dystopian future as a Sci-Fi sub genre immensely.

Ally Swanson said...

Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt, thank you.