Illusion by Jamie Hope #authorinterview

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illusionILLUSION

THE REVELATIONS SERIES

By Jamie A. Hope
When alluring teenager Salem Stone becomes a magnet for assaulting demons and suddenly develops superhuman abilities, family secrets are revealed that will not only endanger his life and the life of his childhood love—but the lives of everyone on earth.

Back Story:
Magnetic teenager Salem Stone dominates the football field, wrestling mat, and hearts of all of the girls at his school. But off the mat he is easy going, especially when it comes to his childhood love, Sarah.

Salem lives a charmed life until he is attacked by demons, leaving him with physical wounds. Salem struggles to keep the repeated assaults a secret, until he confides in his long time best friend Ben, who strangely dismisses the wounds with a logical explanation.

When Salem attempts to outrun the menacing demons, he develops superhuman abilities, leaving him with even more questions. Looking for an escape from the mental and physical torture, he becomes fixated on an irresistible new girl at school, Lily. As Salem focuses his attention on Lily, everything around him devolves into chaos, including his relationship with Sarah.

What he soon finds is the relentless pursuits by demons and his superhuman abilities are triggered by the same source—life threatening family secrets. Just when he thinks his family and friends are not who he thought they were, he discovers he’s not who he thought he was either—and that he is the most hunted teenager on the planet.
And he has just been found.

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Author Interview:

Is there a word, phrase or quote you like? Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill

What is your most interesting writing quirk? I guess because it seems that everyone has a writing quirk, my quirk is that I don’t really have a writing quirk.

Is there a message in your book that you want readers to grasp? Yes. There are a couple messages, actually. The first is that sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction. I incorporate many elements of realism, as strange as they may seem in Illusion, and I challenge readers to research what is fiction and what is fact. The second, is that the supernatural seems to be a widely accepted belief from the popularity and success of such shows like Ghost Adventures and the uptick in curiosity in the paranormal. Historical faith is based on the premise that we are supernatural beings temporarily housed in flesh. I challenge readers to look at the supernatural from a historical point of view and not just what is popular now. I think the supernatural stories of faith are far more interesting than exploring a “residual haunting.”

Once we finish the book and fall in love with your characters, we are going to want the next book immediately. What can you tell your readers to help calm their hunger for more? Illusion is the first book in The Revelations Series. There will be two more and the characters will return for the sequel. They will be in more danger and the plot will substantially thicken.

What part of marketing do you think is the most hardest? What part is the most fun? The hardest part is tooting my own horn. I was raised to work hard and be humble. My family, including extended family, are the hardest working, most humble people you will meet. So having to promote myself seems to go against that upbringing a little.

The most fun part has been the radio interviews I have done. I was very nervous at first, but got the hang of it pretty quick. I used to be chief of staff for a former representative, so when I talked about any legislative issues it was always on behalf of someone else’s perspective. It is nice to say what I want to say and be able to speak from my own perspective.

What one person alive today would make you geek out if they emailed you to tell you that they absolutely loved your book? Any major movie producer.

If you could invite three people from any era to dinner, who would you choose? Solomon (the richest and wises man to ever have lived), Jesus (for obvious reasons), and Winston Churchill.


About the author:

Jamie Hope grew up in the heart of the automotive industry. Because of her constant hijinks and inability to journey, she created her own world filled with constant adventure where everyone was in trouble except her. As a mother of two, Jamie continues to visit her fictional world where she can vacation from her parental responsibilities and continue her once-upon-a-time hijinks.

Jamie has a B.A. in Business Administration from Michigan State University. She is a contributor for American Thinker, a 2012 top rated online public policy website, a substitute teacher, and an instructor for the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.

Jamie has been featured in her local news!

Teaching local elementary kids just isn’t quite enough for Jamie Hope. The 37-year old mother and substitute teacher from St. Johns just had her first novel “Illusion” published. It was released February 20 and is a young-adult sci-fi effort aimed at the kids she teaches.  – WILX Ch 10 

http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Local-Substitute-Teacher-Pens-Sci-Fi-Novel-246991551.html

She was also featured on 99.1 WFMK, the biggest morning talk show radio program in the State of Michigan, with Michael Patrick Shiels : http://michigansbigshow.blogspot.com/2014/02/thursday-february-27-2014.html

Author Social Media:

Twitter: @jamieahope
Facebook: Jamie A. Hope
Email: jamieannhope(at)gmail.com
Website: jamieahope.com

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