Today, I have Josh Larsen of the Holloway Pack on my blog. Hi, Josh. Thanks for stopping. I thought I could ask you a few questions based on what I’m always curious about when it comes to other folk. That okay with you?
Thanks for having me. And sure, whatever works. *smiles* Just so long as it doesn’t get too personal.
Don’t worry. I’ll keep it clean. So, first question: What or who inspires you?
Might be clean, but you know how to make it tough instead, eh? *scratches head* Well, I guess a few things inspire me. Though mostly my family. If not for my dad when my mum died, I’d have fell apart. Hell, I did fall apart. But he picked me up and fixed me together, even though he struggled to hold his own pieces together. I’d like that kind of inner strength when I’m older. You know?
*nods* Yeah, I know.
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner which meal is your favorite?
You mean I have to pick? ‘Cause, seeing as I just eat whatever I fancy whatever the meal, they have a tendency to resemble each other. But, as breakfast is always the most welcome—I’m always starving in the morning—I suppose that one would win the toss in a contest.
Who is the first person you tell good or bad news?
My brother Dan, mostly. We’re pretty close.
Tell me something about you that people would be surprised to find out.
Uhn … I never wear underwear underneath my shorts?
*blushes* So … um … if you suddenly had two free hours, how would you spend them?
Depends on the day. Depends on the location. Top choice, a hunt, of course. Second choice, dossing about with the pack. And occasionally, I read—no, before you ask, they’re not picture books.
I never said a word. Okay, what is your least favorite chore?
Cooking. Love eating. Hate what has to come before—it takes too long.
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Shaved hairs in the bathroom sink. Mostly ones that don’t belong to me. They used to drive mum crazy, too.
What is your favorite splurge?
Splurge? *eyebrow arches* You do realize I’m a male, right?
Okay, moving on then … *clears throat* Do you have a favorite scent?
Yeah, female …
Anyone in particular?
*stares as though about to elaborate, but shakes his head* Nah. Though, I did date a girl in school once who smelled like marshmallows. I like marshmallows.
If you had a personal mantra, what would it be?
Think before you speak. At least, that’s probably what the rest of the pack would say it should be.
What is your favorite animal?
To hunt? Rabbit. Those suckers drive me crazy with all that bobbing they do. That’s what you meant, right?
Hehehe, yeah, that’ll do. Anyway, it’s been lovely to meet you, Josh. I hope to chat again in the future.
Sure. It wasn’t as painful as I expected.
Release Date: April 2nd 2013
Series: Holloway Pack 2.5
Publisher: J. Taylor Publishing
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Guilt is a heavy burden for the one carrying it.
Jem Stonehouse is no exception to this rule.
What if she’d acted sooner? What if she’d fully recognised the threat? What if she hadn’t allowed the male pack members to head into the witches’ ambush?
For one, youngest pack member Josh Larsen wouldn’t be trapped in the sleep of the dead.
Now, Jem is convinced it’s her job to bring him back to life no matter what it takes— learning more about her heritage, risking pack exposure, or travelling to places she couldn’t have imagined possible.
Even if the journey endangers her soul.
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Here is an Excerpt:
Whiteness reflected back at me from the ceiling above—a blank canvas of nothingness. For two weeks, I’d spent a few hours each day in the lilac bedroom. For two weeks, I’d prayed for a
miracle. For some kind of enlightenment. Or at the very least, for Jess to find a way to wake up Josh.
Some days, the emptiness dulled my senses to a warble of incoherency. Thankfully, on those days, Sean came to my rescue, reminding me life still existed beyond the four, pale purple walls. Somehow managing to convince me that everything would work out.
If Sean believed Josh would awaken, what right did I have to dispute him?
If the rest of the pack believed, who was I to douse their flames of hope?
Yet, no matter how many hours, how many days, how many weeks I spent at Josh’s side in a show of optimism, the ache in my heart belied any positivity I feigned.
Rolling onto my side caused the mattress to dip, but even that jostle didn’t stir Josh. I flicked at an errant, dark blond curl, poked at his cheek. Still, he didn’t move, didn’t flinch, didn’t acknowledge my prodding.
Poor kid had probably been poked more in the past fortnight than he had his entire life.
As my heavy sigh eased out, footsteps ascended the stairs outside the room. I knew from sound alone who they belonged to, didn’t even need to inhale to confirm. That didn’t stop me, though, and my lids lowered as my mate’s bouquet found home within my olfactory.
Seconds later, Sean’s body filled the doorway and cast a shadow across the carpet. “Hey.”
“Hey,” I whispered without looking up.
I tapped my fingertip along Josh’s jawline, willing him to react yet knowing he wouldn’t.
Josh hadn’t moved the entire two weeks he’d been under. Heck, we’d barely moved him. No toileting. No sweating. He didn’t seem to feel, hear, taste, see or smell.
All thanks to being in a death sleep, Jess had said.
I slaughtered the witches responsible for putting Josh under—for bewitching him in the worst possible way. At the time, their deaths had seemed fitting. That had been before I realised Josh’s predicament.
With a small head shake, I rubbed my hand along Josh’s arm as if the friction would help a body lacking in heat. “I’ve been thinking.”
“Thought I heard the turning of rusty cogs.”
My gaze skittered to the left and landed on Sean’s lopsided smile. Dark hair stood on end above dark eyes staring back at me. All male, all muscle, all mine, Sean Holloway got me like no other.
“You going to make me pry it out of you, Jem?”
Rolling my eyes at the suggestiveness of his tone, I brushed a kiss across Josh’s cheek and wriggled off the bed. At the door, I grabbed Sean’s hips and steered him backward across the landing and into our room.
His left eyebrow arched up. “You do want me to pry it out of you.”
I breathed out a laugh as I trotted over to the bed and sat crosslegged, tugging him along with me until he mirrored my pose. Nudging his hand up, I placed my palm flat against his, studying
the size difference as male dwarfed female in a way I rarely noticed. “I’ve been thinking about what you said.”
About the author:
Best known for her Holloway Pack Stories, J.A. Belfield lives in Solihull, England, with her husband, two children, three cats and a dog. She writes paranormal romance, with a second love for urban fantasy.
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J.L.'s Big Resonance Giveaway!
April 2nd 2013 marked the official release of Resonance upon the world, and yes, Resonance is available to purchase at all of the usual outlets. However, because I love and appreciate my fans so much, I decided to go on a mission to give something back.
Thanks to my super-duper editor, I’ve been granted permission for the following.
I vow to give away a FREE copy of Resonance to everyone who submits a valid entry between April 2nd and May 2nd (inclusive).
On top of that, one main-prize winner will receive a Holloway Pack swag-bundle (see image).
So, what do you have to do to enter?
Simples. Read on.
Resonance is, by no means, intended to be read as a standalone. If you haven't read at least Blue Moon, then you will have absolutely no idea what is happening in Resonance. Also, if you haven't read Blue Moon, then you will be hit upside the head with one massive spoiler for how the book ends if you read Resonance first.
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1) Post a picture of you with your precious copy or Blue Moon somewhere on the Internet.
It does not have to be a hard copy (paperback); it can be the cover image on the screen of your Kindle/e-reader/reading tablet. No, pdf's do not count. If you have a pdf, then it's most probably an illegal copy, and so will only upset me.
Once said picture is posted, link me up so I can see it. If you stick it on FB, then tag me, but remember, I have a space (for some bizarre reason) between my initials on there. So, make sure you use @J. A. Belfield in your tag. NB: There will be a space in the Rafflecopter form to paste in a link to your pic, also, just in case I miss any or the tagging doesn't work. If you stick it on Twitter, then be sure to mention: @JABelfield so I can see your entry. And if you happen to stick it anywhere else, then be sure to forward a link to the post to j.a.belfield72 at gmail.com and include 'The Big Resonance Giveaway' in the subject line.
2) Post a review for Blue Moon.
Obviously, I'd prefer amazing ones, but I get that my writing won't jive for everyone, so any review over 100 words will be accepted, even if it doesn't rave and include 4/5 stars. However, I will read each review carefully (because I always do), and ascertain that I believe the book has actually been read rather than a review being composed out of a rewrite of the blurb (yes, this does happen on occasion).
Where you post your review is up to you. On Goodreads. Amazon. B&N. On your blog. Completely up to you. But the Rafflecopter form will have separate entry options for each of these places, and each one will be included as an entry toward the main prize.
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