Moonlit Blog Tour: Interview with author Jadie Jones & #Giveaway $25 Amazon Giftcard

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The Author: Jadie Jones
My background is about as far from a desk and a computer screen as you can get. Growing up, I spent every possible moment on a neighborhood horse farm. I lived for the feel of the sun on my face and the sound of the wind as it moved through the tall grass. Now, I coach a high school hunt seat equitation team (horseback riding), and that childlike love of horses remains wholly intact. Listening to the sounds of a farm or breathing in its scents can still relax me like nothing else, and helps me work out any writer’s blocks or plot tangles.
Reading has always been one of my favorite ways to escape. As a kid, I would stay in my room all weekend and read. So, naturally, I started crafting stories of my own. I believe in the idea of something else – something bigger. So it’s a way for me to explore those ideas and make them real in my own way.
The Book: Moonlit
Moonlit Blurb:
Eighteen-year-old Tanzy Hightower knows horses, has grown up with them on Wildwood Farm. She also knows not to venture beyond the trees that line the pasture. Things happen out there that can’t be explained. Or undone. Worse, no one but she and the horses can see what lurks in the shadows of the woods. When a moonlit ride turns into a terrifying chase, Tanzy is left to question everything, from the freak accident that killed her father to the very blood in her veins. Broken and confused, she turns to Lucas, a scarred, beautiful stranger, and to Vanessa, a charming new friend who has everything Tanzy doesn’t. But why do they seem to know more about her than she knows herself?
Moonlit spans several different genres: fantasy, epic adventure, and a little sci-fi (because what’s a good fantasy story without a complete blood transfusion?) Animals often make more sense to me than people. They’re easier to predict, often reacting on the instinct of fight or flight. So I thought to myself: what if a human’s blood was somehow completely changed with an animal’s blood? Whose instincts would win? And what if that transformation set into motion an ancient prophecy… but now I’ve said too much.
Can you describe your protagonist Tanzy Hightower in less than 140 characters?
A small town farm girl with a dark past – and, unbeknownst to her, a past life.
If you could encourage anyone to pick up Moonlit what would you say?
If your thoughts sometimes scare you, if there’s a shadow inside that’s capable of things you would never admit, you might have been marked by Asher. But, if you like neat and tidy stories and a damsel in distress, you probably shouldn’t pick up Moonlit.
Bookie Questions:
Favourite genre and why?
I enjoy genres that explore supernatural/spiritual occurrences in real life –so maybe paranormal or supernatural. But my favorite of these involve humans with supernatural gifts, and not so much supernatural creatures. I love tales about very rural communities and small town life, especially when supernatural elements are introduced.
Favourite YA author and why?
I just read “The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater. I loved this book. The relationship between Puck and Sean simmers on a psychological level, and the exploration into little known mythology was a magical, unique journey. Her voice is also very unique in the YA genre, and the story is also a literary experience. I haven’t read any of her other books yet, but if this story was any indicator, I definitely plan to.
Debut author/ upcoming author we should check out?
CJ Redwine, who is the author of the Courier’s Daughter Trilogy. Defiance, the first book, came out last year. Deception, the sequel will come out this year.
Favourite 2012 read and why?
My favorite 2012 read was Defiance by CJ Redwine. She tells the story through two first-person perspectives, and she does an exceptional job seamlessly switching between them. She also flirts with a few dark lines without crossing them, which always piques my interest. I didn’t see the end coming, and that says a lot. I can almost always figure out how a book will end.

A book series you love and why?
I love the Black Stallion series by Walter Farley. I think the stories did an exceptional job of growing with Alec, the main character, and the ending of the series left so much to the imagination, which I loved and mourned. And I’ll never forget it.


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