(Part 2) Jonas lee interview

Here’s the interview with Jonas Lee , to help you get to know the author a little better, and to persuade you to go out and buy the book!

Q. Who inspires you the most?
A. I find myself inspired by anyone who has been putting out material independently. I think every author would like to find themselves in a major publishing house, but out there with a small firm or as an Indie, I feel their struggle and they inspire me to keep writing even if it comes to the day of not being able to put my books out there.

Q. Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers, what’s your message to them?
A. Other than my utmost thanks, I hope my readers know I’m doing this all for them. It’s not for fame or money, I do this to entertain and share my imagination. Starting out alone, I’ve gained a lot of friends and fans along the way and put a lot more of my own time and money into my passion than I’ll get out anytime soon. Above all, I’ve learned more about writing and the business of publishing than I thought I would need… and it’s great!

Q. Have you learned any new things about yourself from writing?
A. I’ve had to learn about patience and essentially how to become a better writer. Patience because I think that as a new author, I’d start gaining momentum instantly. I wonder how many people like me thought that? It takes a few weeks to burn through the kindling of family and supportive friends, it takes months past that to start gaining new followers who actually enjoy my writing. I think the more I read and write, the better I become. I’m only on my second published book, but I enjoyed writing it more than the first.

Q. Do you see yourself as a role model that people look up to and admire?
A. I don’t see myself as a role model, at least not yet. I save those monikers for people who pursue great things through adversity, selflessly. Me, I’m a guy who loves writing and sharing my passion. If I ever get popular enough I hope I can strive to be the kind of writer others can look up to.

Q. Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, how did you get rid of it?
A. I don’t think any writer has ever not had a case of the block. It’s like getting some piece of debris in your eye. Likewise, it prevents writers from seeing past the annoyance as well. The only way I’ve found to get around it is reading. Reading always relaxes my mind and instead of trying to will the block away, it naturally fades away on its own.

Q. Do you have any strange writing habits?
A. Nothing like a lucky hat or anything unique. I do sometimes talk dialog out to myself, usually while driving around. And for some reason I always find myself doing so with a slight English accent… No. Idea. Why.

Q. What are your plans for the future, what’s your next project?
A. I plan on writing for as long as I have ideas. I hope publishing takes root and I can make it a full time career someday. Currently, I have the third install of Carter Gabel’s adventure to start. I am also constructing the characters and background of a new series set in the future. This new series will revolve around a kingdom headed by four immortals and within the boundaries, different classifications are signified through tattoos. 

Q. What scene in a book do you find the most difficult to write?
A. For me, the final sequence of events is terrible. Mainly that’s because I could write scenarios and other tiddly bits for my characters forever like a soap opera. So, putting an end to their journey is quite stressful.

Q. Do you read your reviews?
A. I read everything so far at this point. The most helpful reviews are the ones that let me know what they liked and maybe didn’t like. I have had a lot of time to grow and develop from the first book to the second book and that is in large part to the reviews I get. 

Q. What’s the one subject you prefer or would never write about?
A. I feel like I could write about anything, I consider it like exercising a group of muscles. My weakest and least favorite to exercise would probably be romance. I enjoy a romantic element to stories, but surrounding a story around it would get tiresome for me. I need magic, I need supernatural and there are many talented authors in that field who are already gladiators.

Happy reading 🙂

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(Part 1) A Time to reap review.

I got sent “A Time To Reap” by Shannon Thompson; To review.

The book is written by Jonas Lee, which I emailed later on to request to do an interview, to feature on my blog! Thankfully he said yes, so that will be posted as part 2 tomorrow! 

On with the plot

This book went above all my expectations, not that I expected it to be terrible, which it certainly wasn’t.

It was a quick and easy read, with alot of engaging factors, that kept me hooked all the way through.

The characters, carter,Mo,Alba,joshua all had individual personalities, that were portrayed ever so well. In some parts I was in fits of laughter, because Carters sarcasm is doppelganger to mine! This book is 100% recommend by me, and if you don’t go and buy it you’re missing out deeply.
If it was up to me this book would be on amazons top best sellers list.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00M8AZBKE/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1421347142&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165

I’d rate this book 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4 gold stars, because I can’t wait to get hold of the second book, to read in the near future.

Happy reading.

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TMI TAG: 50 questions 50 answers.

 

1: What are you wearing?
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Leopard print onesie.

2: Ever been in love?
No

3: Ever had a terrible breakup?No I haven’t 👐

4: How tall are you? Around 5’5/6

5: How much do you weigh? 7 stone

6: Any tattoos? Nope

7: Any piercings? Yes, I have 8- 3 on each ear, nose and belly button

8: OTP- brenda and Tom! (Maze runner)

9: Favorite show? Geordie shore

 10: Favorite bands? Echosmith and years and years at the minute.

11: Something you miss? Primary school

12: Favorite song? James bay, anything he sings, and also all songs on radio 1.

13: How old are you? 17

14: Zodiac sign? Scorpio

15: Quality you look for in a partner? A nice, kind person.

16: Favorite Quote? Treat others how you wish to be treated.

17: Favorite actor? Liam Neeson

18: Favorite color? Pastel Orange

19: Loud music or soft? LOUD

20: Where do you go when you’re sad? To bed. Haha

21: How long does it take you to shower? Around 30 mins

22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? 15 to 30 mins

23: Ever been in a physical fight? I’m not violent, but I have smacked someone round the face 😂

24: Turn on? Beards and James bay.
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25: Turn off? Arrogance and nasty boys.

26: The reason I made this blog? To promote my love of books and escape the real world.

27: Fears? Having kids, and getting kidnapped

28: Last thing that made you cry? My dad, for not listening to me. Haha

29: Last time you said you loved someone? Today

30: Meaning behind your blog Name? At the beginning it was “review that book” but I wanted to make it more vesatile, so changed it to ‘Inspiredbyabook’ to show what inspires me from reading books.

31: Last book you read? The death cure.

32: The book you’re currently reading? Time to Reap

33: Last show you watched? Undateables

34: Last person you talked to? My mum

35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted? Bestfriends

36: Favorite food? Everything appart from; tomatoes and sweet corn, and sea food.

37: Place you want to visit? America

38: Last place you were? College

39: Do you have a crush? Yes, James Bay

41: Last time you were insulted? hmm, can’t remember.

42: Favorite flavor of sweet? Blueberry

43: What instruments do you play? Guitar abit, and piano when I feel like it.

44: Favorite piece of jewelry? My grandads wedding ring.

45: Last sport you played? What’s sport?

46: Last song you sang? James bay, hold back the river.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mqiH0ZSkM9I

47: Favorite chat up line? I don’t like chatup lines, there abit cheesy.

48: Have you ever used it? nope

49: Last time you hung out with anyone? At college, so today.

50: Who should answer these questions next? Everyone who reads them.!!

Happy reading:)

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Ebooks or Paperback?

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Which suits you the best?

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I’ve always had books, ever since I was little, but about a year ago I bought one book every blue moon. Eventually, I found Ebooks and began reading so many, in the space of a month I read 9 Ebooks.

Then around 3/4 month ago, I got hit with the book buying bug, and it just wont stop. Personally I like paperbacks, because to me, nothing is better than holding a real book in my hands, and taking time away from technology.
But then again EBooks come in handy for a break from paperbacks.

Lets do this like a review. Id rate paperbacks 🌟🌟🌟🌟⭐ 4 gold stars and 1 silver.
Ebooks ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 silver stars.
If you’re unsure of my star rating, check out my other reviews and social media and you’ll get the idea.

Happy reading

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