J.A. Saare, how I love thee, let me count the ways...
Author: J.A. Saare
Publisher: Mundania Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy
ISBN for Trade pbk: 9781594267130
ISBN for ebook: 9781594267123
Release date: 5/3/11
Author's website: http://www.jasaare.com/
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I can’t believe I forgot to mention this! I’m such a bad friend (and crit partner).
You guys remember my home-girl, J.A. Saare, right? The author that chilled us, thrilled us, and fulfilled us with her amazing book Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between? The book has been given a makeover and is, as of yesterday, officially available to the public at its new home, Mundania Press. Aside from the amazing story, readers can now anticipate a new author forward, the vignettes she’s penned, and the first two chapters of The Renfield Syndrome, the exciting next installment in the Rhiannon’s Law series.
I won’t lie: J.A. Saare is a close, dear friend of mine, so there is an obvious conflict of interest. We first met after she sent me an email regarding her love of my debut novella, Firsts, and her obsessive love of Thorn. I was extraordinarily moved by her kindness, not to mention taking the time to contact a novice author who was sitting in the corner twiddling her thumbs. Thanks to Jaime, I have become more of a social butterfly and forged new relationships online. She’s one of a kind.
That’s all well and good as a person, but I will say this: I read Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between before we became more than acquaintances. She’d been kind to me and if an author’s kind, it makes me that much more likely to purchase their book. I bought Dead, Undead, or Somewhere in Between and just…well, devoured it. Between the dialogue, descriptions, vivid-world building, and dynamite plot and action sequences, I fell in love. Not to mention, there’s Rhiannon. Rhiannon’s kickass persona, sense of humor, don’t-fuck-with-me-attitude rendered me thoroughly absorbed. I also love the way Rhiannon feels like a person rather than a character; I see her, tough as nails, and understand how much of it is a defense mechanism, how much is ingrained, and where the two overlap. And of course, Disco, the vampire who made readers swoon and gasp and plead for more. There are also a number of side-characters—Goose, Paine, and so on—who contribute more than I think I even realized.
If you’re at all familiar with this book, you’re likewise familiar with the ending—or have at least heard tale. The second book in the series has been complete for a while now, and it is—if at all possible—better than the first.
J.A. Saare is one of those authors that inspires me to write. She’s been a friend for a long time, but one of my favorite authors even longer. But don’t take my word for it. Go. Buy. Read. You won’t regret it.
Want more? J.A. Saare recently sat down with Bells and discussed her work and the upcoming books in the series. Click here!