Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jas T. Ward Presents the Shadow-Keepers Series Blast & Giveaway

What is The Grid?


Before the Madness
A Story from The Grid
By Jas T. Ward

Series: The Shadow-Keepers - Prequel
September 29, 2014
Publisher: Dead Bound Publishing
Genre: Urban Fantasy  | Romance
Print Length: 81 pages
Available from: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble


This is the first in a series of novella's called: Stories from The Grid in the Shadow-Keepers Series by Jas T. Ward.

This is the backstory of the character Reno Sundown, who is the main character for the first book of the series: Madness.

This novella sets up the first book and series and gives readers some insight into the character before they read the book.

by Jas T. Ward

Link to Dii's 5 star Review

Series: The Shadow-Keepers - Book 1
Publication Date: December 4, 2013
Publisher: Dead Bound Publishing
ISBN-13: 9780989273824
Genre: Urban Fantasy \ Adults
Print Length: 452 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

A Darkly Sweet, Twisted Retelling of The Beauty and the Beast. 

A night could change everything.
Consume a cold heart in heat…
Open a heart that has been closed…
Intertwine two lives for a lifetime…and beyond. 

The only thing Reno Sundown has ever known is pain. How to take it and how to use it. He was created that way and once his purpose was done, he was locked away. Never had he known good, laughter, love until he met her.
Emma Devenmore has always focused on one thing, family. The eldest of her sisters, she has made life centered on protection. Protecting her family and doing her job of protecting others. A love story was never in her plans, until she met him. 

By chance, their paths cross and both were forever changed. A Beauty left yearning for a Beast, who had opened her up to something she had never dreamed of. 
A Beast left wanting for a Beauty, who had unlocked emotions he never knew possible, and never was supposed to know existed. 
Once paths are crossed, can they ever be uncrossed? Once they are crossed, are they destined to grow together? Or can they only be consumed by complete Madness?

Bounce: A Story from The Grid
by Jas T. Ward

Link to Dii's 5 Star Review

Series: Shadow-Keepers
Publication Date: September 3, 2014
Publisher: Dead Bound Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 126 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


Wisdom says that one’s past makes one’s future. Both intertwine with the present to weave the cloth of one’s life in a tapestry of events that show the whole play of time.
But what happens when a past is forgotten. The threads of memory hidden away to prevent the cloth of time from being unfolded as to prevent it from being ripped apart at the seams?
Power can destroy. Power can create. But when powers with no known purpose are pushed too far, can a love for mankind save it?
This is the story of Bounce.
The god without a past. The god with an unspoken and unknown future. And a god with a destiny and the power to save us all.
Shame he can’t remember that.
But someone does. 

Coming in Soon
 - LUST - 

You've made a mark with 'Romance The Ward Way' and once again, you've blazing your own trail in the heavily populated paranormal genre, how/why did you do it? Your characters have had brutal mental and emotional pasts. Anything else going on we should be eagerly waiting for?

As far as why I did it? I've always written since the time I could form words and read them. I had worked with newspapers, content writing, even did ghost writing for some well-known authors, but I just didn't have the bravery to put my name on what I wrote. To me, writing was a very intimate and needed tool in handling all that life had and would throw at me. Sort of like--if you are in pain, the last thing you do is share your drugs. You're going to need those. 

With me, writing is just that-a cure for the pain in my brain. I come from a very difficult childhood and my early years as an adult included domestic violence and even living on the streets. Writing and reading were the only way I survived. It kept me sane and it still does. 

As far as how that lead to publishing: 

I stopped writing all together when someone I loved committed suicide right in front of me. It shut it all down. The PTSD that followed made sure it stayed that way. Years went by and those inner voices were just as damaged as I was. Silent and just wanting to make it one day after the other, in hopes someday it would just get better.

A friend then, coaxed me into writing online in a creative fan-fiction group and despite my protests and my fear of putting myself out there, I tried it. Then in time, I had fans. They wanted to wanted to read more and that floored me. They couldn't see all my scars, my insecurities and my sense of worthlessness. All they saw was the fantasy. The joy, smiles, tears and rage that whatever I wrote elicited. The writers block exploded to dust. 

My voices clamored in my head to be written. Loud and like a calliope wanting to be heart and be born. One of those was Reno Sundown, who was demanded by now thousands of fans. In a way, Reno saved me. In creating and writing such a lovable, endearing yet childlike character I found much of my missing self. And there's a lot of me in him and my other characters. It's my way of working through all that pain and agony that was  held at bay just as much as the writing and its voices were. I couldn't have one without the other, so I deal with one with the other. The pain, angst, brutal mental and emotional pasts as you state, are glimpse of my own transformed into creative beings that are not me, but parts of them are. 

As far as what I have going on? Oh, I am constantly writing. LOL. It's my medication and my therapy. Add that to a  brain that just does not shut up (I've done scenes and dialogue OUT LOUD in the checkout line of the grocery store more times than I care to admit) and a chronic insomniac due to the PTSD, I have a dozen or more projects. Sometimes I have that many come to me in a day. 

The works I have coming out in the near and rushing way too fast future are:
The second book of the popular series Shadow-Keepers series titled LUST coming out in the winter. It's the story of McKenzie Miller who is the next Keeper in the series. She's a strong, bad-ass female lead,  who there needs to be more of in the genre in my opinion. I think the fans are going to love her book. Of course, Reno, Bounce and the rest of the ensemble cast are in the book as well. The fans are going to love it--Reno gets married to his Witch and Bounce and the Fate are reunited in brutal emotional breakdown. 

 I’m also releasing my long-awaited novel – Soul Bound: Warrior. This book has been put through so much. It was picked up by a big 6 publisher years ago, but…they wanted to tone it down and remove the suicide aspects of it. Make it more fluff for the readers (I don’t think publishers give readers any credit for being able to handle dark drama). That is a very strong component of the book and what makes the main character so deep. I refused and didn’t accept the offer. I didn’t care if the book ever got published if I couldn’t keep what is a huge social sadness to me in it – losing someone to suicide. So lucky for me, Dead Bound Publishing is going to publish it as it should be. And I am both scared and nervously excited for its release. There is SOO much of me in that book.

Then, I’m also planning on releasing my book one – Light of my Light and Dark Series. It’s my demon and angel love story which brings Heaven and Hell into a war on the battlefield of Earth. It’s been called the Harry Potter book for adults. And I hope everyone thinks the same.

And of course, another "Romance - The Ward Way" in the works. This one is untitled as of yet, but it deals with love, online relationships and mental illness. I  hope the people that enjoyed Love's Bitter Harvest find something to hold on to in this book as they did Matt and Katy's story. 

Finally, I'm working on a Bits & Pieces: Tales and Sonnets - Volume 2. This one is the Dark Edition. It's full of all those darker stories and more erotic than I usually release to the  public. I put some poetry of the same in there as well. 

Jas T. Ward has always used writing as a necessary escape. With a past that is marred with a difficult childhood and domestic violence as well as being homeless as an adult, Ward lost her creative voice when she lost her soul mate to suicide.

Finding that creative voice once again in writing in social media via blogs and creative writing groups, it was the fans that encouraged her to put her literary weavings to paper for them to enjoy.

Ward lives in Texas with her dog and cat- Author Dog Pumkin and Writer Kitty Orleans and is the proud parent of three independent children.

When asked why she writes, Ward answers simply:

Reading saved me. It was my salvation and my haven. I now strive to pay that gift back by writing books that can give the same to others. And to keep myself sane.
Connect with Jas T. Ward

Jas T. Ward is offering:
1 Signed Print Copy of Bits & Pieces & Madness PLUS 1 Ecopy pf Bounce to ONE Lucky Winner
Three more Winners will each recieve an eCopy of Madness AND Bounce
Ends October 20, 2014 at Midnight!

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