Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Joy of Being an Author

Writer Jackson Pearce posted this YouTube video today after receiving a batch of Advanced Readers Copies (ARCs) for her first book As You Wish, an urban fantasy due out in August. I just love this vid and thought you would too.


Seven months ago, Viola’s boyfriend told her he was gay—moments before she was going to lose her virginity to him. Heartbroken, Viola has resigned herself to near invisibility, until she inadvertently summons a young jinn out of his world, Caliban, and into her own. Here he will remain until she makes three wishes.

Jinn is anxious to get back to Caliban, but Viola is terrified of wishing, afraid her wishes will be manipulated into curses. Jinn knows that should she wait too long, the Ifrit, guardians of earthbound jinn, will press her to wish by hurting those around her.As they spend time together, Jinn can’t deny that he’s slowly falling in love with Viola, blurring the lines between master and servant. It’s only after Viola makes her first wish—for a popular boy to love her—that she realizes the feelings are mutual.

With every wish Jinn’s time with her diminishes, but the longer she waits to wish the greater danger she’s in from the Ifrit. Together, Viola, Jinn, and Viola’s ex-boyfriend try to outwit the Ifrit while dealing with their own romantic complexities and the alcohol-laced high school social scene.


3 comments:

  1. Ah ... she's a sweetie. Mind you, if it was me I'd be a squeeing, peeing, hyper-ventilating machine. I thought she was pretty calm opening those first precious ARCs.

    Still, cute vid ... and of course I've noted the book down too :o)

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  2. That has to feel great! One day I will finish a novel instead of having over 100 incomplete starts or plot developments.

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  3. Hi Wend - yeah if it was me there would be a crazy embarrassing happy dance. Glad she shared.

    Hopefully you'll get to do your vid too someday Best Fantasy!

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