An interview with #JasonPere @GoddessFish #DarkFantasy

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Jason Pere and his story Calling the Reaper!

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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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Any weird things you do when you’re alone?
I talk to myself a lot. Anything weirder than that I am not going to disclose in a public forum unless compelled to by a court order.

What is your favorite quote and why?
I will know who I am. I will keep my mouth shut. I will lean from everything. I will train every day.

Who is your favorite author and why?
Hard one. To my shame I have to say that I am not a huge reader. If I have time for soothing literary in nature I more often than not spend that time writing my own material. I have some exceptionally fond memories of Brian Jacques and his Readwall books. Those were the stories that my mother would read to me. Later in life I picked up several fantasy series, above any other I am a fan of David Gemmell’s Drenai saga.

What, in your opinion, are the most important elements of good writing?
There are all the traditional elements that you would expect, originality, characters that can be identified with, expansive vocabulary and so on. The one thing I like that makes me remember a story is when I read a single line that is so moving that I have to stop reading for a moment as take some time to appreciate that one line.

Where did you get the idea for this book?
I was inspired by a lot of the great fighter genre video games of the 1990’s. I wanted to craft a story where you would see a myriad of classic hero/warrior types brought together and set in conflict and Calling the Reaper serves as the prelude to that. I also wanted to write some classic good vs. evil, life vs. death fantasy. I thought it would be cool to write a book that breaks from the mold and gives away the fact that all my heroes are going to die. The twist is the fact that their deaths are just the beginning of their stories.

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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.

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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.

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Jason Pere will be awarding to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card. CLICK HERE to enter to win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule

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Jason Pere, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey

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22 thoughts on “An interview with #JasonPere @GoddessFish #DarkFantasy

  1. Mary Preston October 11, 2016 at 1:40 AM Reply

    A great interview. I talk to myself too.

    • Jason Pere October 11, 2016 at 7:31 AM Reply

      I am glad you enjoyed the interview and I hope that you are a fan of the Dark Fantasy genre.

  2. Nikolina84 October 11, 2016 at 4:06 AM Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!

    • Jason Pere October 11, 2016 at 7:32 AM Reply

      I am thrilled that you like the interview. I hope you enjoy the start of Purgatory.

  3. Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish) October 11, 2016 at 4:25 AM Reply

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Mai Tran October 11, 2016 at 5:44 AM Reply

    What do you enjoy reading in your free time?

  5. Jason Pere October 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM Reply

    Thank You for hosting. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring the story of Purgatory to fans of Dark Fantasy.

    Mai Tran- May I confess something to you? I really have little free time for reading. If I do have a chance to spend some time in literary pursuits I often spend it working on my own material. As mentioned int the interview above, I enjoy the work of David Gemmell but theses days if I do have the rare chance to read a book, it is often a work in progress by one of my writing buddies. If one of the people in my writers circle asked me for feedback and critique I have trouble saying “no”..

  6. Jason Pere October 11, 2016 at 7:29 AM Reply

    Thank You for hosting. I am grateful for the opportunity to bring the story of Purgatory to fans of Dark Fantasy.

    Mai Tran- May I confess something to you? I really have little free time for reading. If I do have a chance to spend some time in literary pursuits I often spend it working on my own material. As mentioned int the interview above, I enjoy the work of David Gemmell but theses days if I do have the rare chance to read a book, it is often a work in progress by one of my writing buddies. If one of the people in my writers circle asked me for feedback and critique I have trouble saying “no”..

  7. Crystal MM Burton October 11, 2016 at 9:08 AM Reply

    Great interview, Jason! 🙂 Glad to see Calling the Reaper making the rounds. Can’t wait for book two!

    • inquisitor0684 October 11, 2016 at 10:10 AM Reply

      Thank you kindly. I have some other projects up first but I am just as excited to start working on book 2 of Purgatory. I hope you enjoy what I have planned for the interim.

  8. Eva Millien October 11, 2016 at 9:28 AM Reply

    I enjoyed the post, sounds like a great book!

    • inquisitor0684 October 11, 2016 at 10:07 AM Reply

      Thank you for the compliment, I hope you enjoy the chilling descent into Purgatory 😉

  9. clojo9372 October 11, 2016 at 10:34 AM Reply

    Great interview! I talk to myself as well, a lot. (My family makes fun of me for it but I just ignore them.) My question is how long did it take you to write “Calling the Reaper”?

    • inquisitor0684 October 11, 2016 at 11:35 AM Reply

      Thank you and I’m glad I’m not the only one. I started creative for Calling the Reaper in October of 2014 and finished in April of 2015. I set myself a goal of 1,000 words a day, minimum and 2 Chapters a week. I wrote Monday-Friday and I took a break from Thanksgiving until a little after the New Year. So all in all it was actually about 20 weeks of writing give or take.

  10. Trix October 11, 2016 at 10:53 AM Reply

    It sounds intense, but also intriguing!

    • inquisitor0684 October 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM Reply

      Thank you, intense is absolutely a good way to describe Calling the Reaper. You are not the first person to use that word.

  11. Victoria October 11, 2016 at 11:32 AM Reply

    Sounds like an amazing book! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • inquisitor0684 October 11, 2016 at 11:49 AM Reply

      Thank you for saying so. I hope you still feel the same way should you read the rest of Calling the Reaper.

  12. angelallindseth October 11, 2016 at 2:30 PM Reply

    Great excerpt!

    • Jason Pere October 11, 2016 at 7:53 PM Reply

      I am happy to hear that you found the sample of my writing to your taste. I hope you enjoy my lil’ tale of woe when you get around to reading the whole thing.

  13. Daniel M October 14, 2016 at 9:47 PM Reply

    sounds like a fun one

  14. Dario Z November 14, 2016 at 3:26 AM Reply

    Sounds like a great read, thank you for the interesting interview!

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