Monday, July 27, 2015
Blitz First of Spring by Kelsey Jordan
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
First of Spring picks up with the story of Kyran and Alexis’ (The Lycan Hunter) daughter, Aryana, as she journeys towards becoming a better fighter under the guidance of Trent, the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys. The gods start with their meddling and what should have been a simple task turns into something so much more complex and life threatening.
Are you a mom?
I’m a mom to a spunky, quirky little minion.
If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?
Finding the time to write without the guilt associated with feeling like a neglectful parent.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
Not directly. When it comes to people I have a close connection with, I don’t think I could do them any justice on the page. I believe I’m too close to them and will miss something that is integral to why I find them so awesome. As for events, there are some historical events that will be mentioned in future books that I’ve managed to work in as a backstory to one of the most popular gods in the series.
Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?
One of the things I like to do in my personal life is reflect on what I have done to grow and change as an individual. If nothing else, my characters must grow and change to adapt to the world they inhabit. Sometimes that growth/change is painful or is brought about through pain, but it is all necessary to become the best version of yourself.
What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
I can be quite chatty. My social media pages have random bouts of silence, but that has more to do with my moments of heavy introspection. However, if you get to know me, you may hope that I’d just shut up lol.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I’m a gamer. I love video games. Lately I’ve been playing a lot of iOS based games, but at my core I’m a PC gamer, with a preference for MMOs.
Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
In the future I hope to get back to a sci fi series that I started a few years ago. I also have a few thrillers and a paranormal erotica series I want to work on.
If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
The next book in the series is called Soul of a Rocky, followed by the series finale, Lykil (a title I want to change but said god won’t let me lol).
As for details of what’s to come…Major changes that impact not only the mortals directly involved, but the gods themselves.
What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
Currently I am working on The Hunters Blade, my Wattpad exclusive story about the Gardinian World from the Hunter’s point of view. It isn’t a retelling of any of the previous books in the series. And because I can’t do one book at a time, I’m also working on book 4, Soul of a Rocky at the same time.
First of Spring
The Gardinian World Series
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: June 4, 2015
Number of pages: 310
Cover Artist: Greg Simanson
Caution: The Gardinian World Novels are a trip into a paranormal world where the gods of Gardas are real, the sex can be downright raunchy, and more than a few four letter words litter the page.
Forged from a childhood filled with bloodshed and death, Trent had been raised with a blade in his hands. He lives the life of a warrior and carves through his enemies as if seeking redemption for his mother’s ultimate sacrifice. As the acting Mikko of the Order of Rockys, Trent leads the most dominant Lycans in the world. For that reason alone, he has no use or understanding for those who wallow in their vulnerabilities, rather than exercise their power over their own destiny.
Aryana doesn’t dream of everlasting love. Her life is ruled by a song that echoes from the halls of Oblivia, a fate that came to her under the thundering hooves of the Mares of Night. She is going to die, but with no clue as to when or why, Aryana is forced to do everything she can to negate the haunting words of fate,
“Weakness dies and you are weak.”
But the gods are merciless in their meddling in the lives of powerful mortals and the ones they love. How far will Trent have to fall for the weak female who steps in his life and claims his soul?
Aryana was scraping the last of the potatoes from the plate when he stepped out of the bathroom clothed in his typical jeans, t-shirt, and mountain ready boots. The way his shirt clung to him conjured another hunger, one that she found funny considering her physical state. She should be exhausted. The idea of Trent’s body pushing against hers with his deep and powerful strokes put sleep on the back burner and sex on the front.
About the Author:
Kelsey Jordan is the author of The Gardinian World novels. Though she has a preference for all things paranormal and romantic, Kelsey admits she just writes what her muse demands of her. It’s less painful that way. When she isn’t enjoying the momentary benefits of playing god to the many characters that live in her head, she can usually be found curled up with a book, killing something in a video game, or spending time with her family. At some point in the day she is probably drinking more than her recommended dose of coffee, but don’t tell her that. She doesn’t care about recommended servings.
As a Texas native and self-described Air Force brat, Kelsey now lives in Georgia with her husband and their tutu-wearing minion.
To learn more, visit her at