Okay you guys. Not long ago, I featured Jolie Mason’s latest book, Cry Havoc. But I hadn’t actually finished reading it at the time of the post. Now that I have, it deserves another spotlight, because it’s just that good!
Here’s my review from Amazon:
As a huge fan of Jolie Mason, I was super excited when I found out that she has a new series. In Cry Havoc, Aiden Simeon is a very young man with a load of responsibilities, not the least of which is the care of his ad hoc family, three orphaned kids for whom he strives to provide. He’s working as a tech with the Lancers, a fact which pleases me to no end–I loved Mason’s 47th Lancers series, and I’m thrilled that she’s brought back some of those characters.
Cry Havoc is fast-paced sci-fi, but it has heartbreaking moments and a deeply character-driven core. Take it from me, you will want in on the ground floor of Jolie Mason’s new War in the Stars series. Can’t wait for the next installment–5 BIG STARS!
Jolie Mason was kind enough to stop by my little blog and answer Pandora’s Dirty Dozen. So get to know this talented sci-fi romance author. Who knew she’s into menage books, just like me? (*cough* Paging Nia Farrell. *cough*)
1. Describe your books and your writing style.Scifi romance and young adult scifi
2. Talk about your process. Where do you write? When do you write? Are you linear or do you write scenes and put them together later? Who are your muses and where do you get your best ideas?My muses in my genre ( there are many others) are Anna Hackett and Cynthia Sax. Also, AR Declerck, oh, how I love her prose. No one writes prose the way she can. I am most inspired by reading and music.
3. Tell us about your latest release.Cry Havoc. The first in a series of straight up scifi aimed at younger adults. It’s about so many things; family, loyalty, robots gone horribly awry.
4. What is your current project?I am currently plugging away at the second in my Brother Assassins series, Brother’s Keeper.
5. Now about you… Very generally speaking, where do you call home?Southeast Missouri, right on the river. RIGHT on the river.
6. As a reader… What genre do you most often read? What is your all-time favorite book, and why?Mostly I read future and past. lol. I devour SFR like it’s going out of style, but I also pick up the occasional Paranormal romance and Historicals. Jane Eyre is my go to. I’ve read it probably thirty times in my life, and have multiple highlighted copies around here somewhere.
7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing or reading?Karaoke keeps me sane, as I struggle with three kids entering the dreaded teen years.
8. We all have guilty pleasures. I enjoy boy bands. There, I said it. What is your guilty pleasure?Menage books. I have a serious weakness for erotica sometimes, and coffee. Lots of coffee.
9. What superpower would you choose, and why?As a scifi writer, this is a more serious question than you might suppose. We contemplate this kind of stuff. I would most love to be able to turn invisible at will. Flying would just get me killed. I do NOT want to read the thoughts of random strangers. OMG. There are too many side effects to almost everything psychic, so I would choose sneaky because it has practical applications.
10. If you could live anywhere, you’d choose…Anywhere? I’d build one of those treehouses like you see on PBS. The kind that are like mansions and have wifi. Then, I’d probably build another and end up with some strange artist’s commune because I cannot stop when I love something.
11. I wish _________________ would read my book.I don’t know. I get freaked when I know someone’s read it. I wonder endlessly what they thought, so usually I don’t want to know. lol
12. In the airport, you overhear a heated argument between a husband and wife. You:politely ignore it.stop what you’re doing and watch with rapt attention.mention it to airport personnel.
tuck it away for use in a future book.