A warm welcome to author Jake C Wallace joining us today here at Love Bytes on their Dreamspinner Press blog tour for new release “Soul Seekers”.
Welcome Jake 🙂
Hi, everyone! This is my last stop on the Soul Seekers Blog Tour. I have had a great time visiting all of the different review sites and reading everyone’s comments.
I am sharing with you a post I did for the GRL Blog Tour, thinking be interesting to tell you this is my first GRL (even though I’ve been publishing for three years), then read 25 random questions about me, and an excerpt from Souls Seekers. Don’t forget the giveaway!
GRL – My second Con and Why I Haven’t Been to GRL Yet
Last July, I went to Rainbow Con in Tampa. Believe it or not my first trip on an airplane ever! I’ve always feared flying and vowed never to step foot on a plane. Why did I? First, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more logical and less driven to panic. Of course, my fear of flying is dying…well, that, and I’m claustrophobic, afraid of heights, afraid of crashing…you get my point. Also, my grandmother, at 85 yrs. old, got on a plane for the first time and went to Aruba. I didn’t want to be 85 before my first plane trip.
Bring on the miracle of drugs.
Not the illegal ones. Something my doctor gave me and some Benadryl and I wasn’t afraid of anything. Since there was a layover there and one on the way back, I actually had four different plane trips. Go me!
My first GRL was going to be in 2014. Ohio is close to New York, and sort of close to where I lived in NY so I could drive. Plane not an issue but money issues took care of that trip. Atlanta 2013 and San Diego 2015 were vetoed by the plane issue. No way I was driving that far!
Bring on 2016. Plane is not an issue. So far money is not an issue. And an added bonus, this year GRL is in Kansas City, Missouri and home to my bestie, Raine O’Tierny. Double score.
So yes you will see me at GRL barring anything other than the fear of flying getting in the way. Hope to see you there.
25 Random Questions with JC
Preference: Male or Female Male (grr!) and 1 certain female
Single or Taken: Taken
Favorite Color Green
Favorite Band Led Zeppelin
Book Faith and Fidelity Tere Michaels
Cats or Dogs Cats
Author Too many to choose from
Place At my computer
Historical/Famous Person Dali Lama
Piece of Clothing Sleep pants
Footwear Hiking Boots
Sport to Play Soccer
Coffee Brand Green Mountain Coffee
Regular Creamer or Flavored Hazelnut
TV Show Becoming Human (UK version)
Romantic – Helpless or Hopeful Hopeful
Boxers or Briefs Boxers
Cook or Take-out Take out
Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he’s convinced he’s losing his mind. He’d give anything to feel something, anything, real.
When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but his isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.
Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate abilities to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.
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Jeb reached over and touched his cheek, taking his focus away from the others. Those dark brown eyes pulled Levi in. “Like Art said, it’s going to get rough. If they tie you down with rope, you’ll hurt yourself fighting. Hopefully, this way, we can keep you safe.”
Levi watched Phillip tie his ankles together with a piece of fleece. It was better than rope, but the panic over being bound closed Levi’s throat. This was going to hurt much worse than that last time with Jeb. He wanted to back out, but Phillip instructed Hank to leave. There was nothing left to protect Levi from the pain… from Jeb.
His heart rate tripled upon seeing Hank leave the cabin. “No… I can’t… do this.” Levi tried to get the blanket off his chest, but it was tightened.
“Levi, calm down.” Phillip’s voice was too gentle, too focused, too soothing.
Jeb cupped Levi’s cheeks. “Deep breaths. You can do this. I’m right here.”
Levi tried to take a deep breath, but the thought of the pain, of possibly losing who he was overruled Jeb’s instructions.
“Jeb….” Levi managed to say between gasps.
“I don’t think we should do this.” Phillip’s face had paled, and he appeared as scared as Levi was.
Jeb’s gaze was unyielding. “Levi. It’s going to be okay. Stay calm.” Levi wanted to listen, but he couldn’t hear past his fear of the pain and possible death, of the pressure already building in his head.
“No, it has to be done. Do it quick.” Art held the blanket taut. “Before he totally freaks.”
“Levi!” Phillip shouted, startling Levi into ceasing his struggle momentarily. “Just remember I didn’t want to do this.”
“Just do it!” Levi heard his dad shout.
Phillip touched his fingertips to Jeb’s forehead, taking Jeb’s gaze from him. Grasping for anything, he recalled after Phillip had touched his forehead in the vision everything had gone black. Sweet Jesus, maybe he’d be out for this.
Please knock me out.
Phillip touched Levi’s forehead, muttered several undecipherable words, and waited. Maybe taking the crystal away wouldn’t be enough. Maybe he’d gotten used to Jeb’s symbol. Pain ripped through Levi, negating those thoughts. He heard himself scream from a long way off as if every cell in his body were going to explode.
1 – $15 All Romance Ebooks Gift Certificate
1 – Ebook copy of Soul Seekers
2 – $5 All Romance Ebooks Gift Certificate
About Jake C Wallace
Formerly, I wrote under JC Wallace, but recently decided to use my full name. I have been writing all of my life but didn’t start publishing until 2014. In my day job, I am a behavior analyst. At night and on the weekends, I write about all things men. I believe there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, I love a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending. I am owned by three kids and two grandchildren. I live in Northern Vermont.