Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guest Blog: Author of Perpetual Light, Jordan K. Ross

CeCe’s Reviews Blog Spot

Hi Ce-Ce. Thanks so much for allowing me to stop by as part of the Perpetual Light Blog Tour. I love your blog. The header is fantastic! It’s a great image. Right away it made me think of my topic for this post- creating a setting readers love.

I guess I might not be the most creative world-builder in that my characters exist in the world around me. Perpetual Light takes place in present day Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The businesses and buildings all belong in a fictitious world, but the cities are all real.

They are all places I’ve been or read about, places that sparked something for me. As writers we have to build worlds that readers can believe exist. These worlds have to be places that seem real to the reader. They have to be vivid, credible places where readers can imagine themselves walking and sitting, cooking, working, running for their lives or loving a hero.

Our job is to engage the reader and keep her hooked by the little details. In Perpetual Light one of the things that Lucia notices and gets a laugh about is the fact that these vampires have a fully stocked kitchen, complete with glass-front cabinets housing perfectly displayed glasses and plates, a six-burner stove with an exhaust system that could suck the stove up, and a fridge full of food. They don’t eat food. She’s perplexed and amused by the fact that they behave like a normal family. Well, aside from the blood drinking and damned souls issue.

My characters dictated their surroundings, their world. They decided to live in modern day New England, which is fabulous by me since that’s where I live. However, they’re on the move, heading south, which means I’m on the move, researching.

I need to know the nitty-gritty about wherever they land so I can write a world readers will believe exists, one they can imagine living in.

I’m always fascinated by writers who develop “other worlds.” Like JK Rowling’s Hogwarts or JRR Tolkien’s Middle Earth or Penny Watson’s North Pole in her Klaus Brother’s Series or Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress Series. Such wonderful imaginations.

I’d love to hear about the worlds you loved living in for those brief moments while you enjoyed a story. Which writers whisked you away and completely wrapped you up in their stories?

I’d like to offer a $5 gift certificate to Starbucks to one random commenter. All you have to do is comment on the post to be entered to win. To increase your chances of winning connect with me via one or more of the social networks listed below.
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Everyone who comments is entered into the grand prize drawing for an eReader- Kindle Touch or Nook Simple Touch.

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Perpetual LightPerpetual Light
By Jordan K Rose

Perpetual Light Back Cover Blurb

Fate is cruel. Especially when the one you’ve sworn to love for all eternity, the very soul who changed your destiny is the last person you should trust.

After more than three hundred years of running, Lucia Dicomano must make a choice.

Forced to take her place as a Pharo of Redemption, the divine slayer needs to master her forgotten powers. Lucia turns to Vittorio, the one vampire she’s failed to deliver from eternal damnation. But overcoming smoldering remnants of love, lust and anger aren’t their only obstacles.

Samuel, who may know Lucia better than she knows herself, hunts her with a fervor stoked by a thousand years of vengeful hatred. His plan—capture and enslave the weakened Pharo then take control of her elusive power. 

Can Lucia trust Vittorio long enough to reclaim her powers? Or will she have no choice but to kill him and battle Samuel alone?

About the Author:

Jordan K. RoseAfter trying her hand at many, many things- from crafting and art classes to cooking and sewing classes to running her own handbag business, Jordan finally figured out how to channel her creativity. With an active imagination and a little encouragement from her husband she sat down and began to write, each night clicking away at the keys with her black Labrador, Dino curled up under the desk.

A few short years later she’s entered the publishing arena with no plans to ever turn back.

Jordan’s a member of Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as RWA National, and the New England (NEC), Connecticut, and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FFnP) Chapters.

Her first book, Perpetual Light, is available on Amazon’s Kindle from Crescent Moon Press.

Find Jordan on her website at
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Unknown said...

Thanks for the compliments on my blog! I appreciate them and you guest posting!

KindleObsessed said...

Hi *waves* this is my first time stopping by, but I just have to say. WOW!!! I LOVE (<---notice the all caps) the picture at the top. So pretty! Anyways. Thanks for the giveaway! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ce-Ce. Thanks so much for having me. So glad to be here! Jordan

Anonymous said...

Hi there KindleObsessed. Isn't that banner gorgeous? I love it too. There's for coming by. Nice to meet you! Jordan :)

Sandy said...

Another great blog tour post, Jordan! Congrats on doing such a great job. This really is a great blog site. Off to subscribe.

Hildie McQueen said...

Hi Jordan, like you I envy writers that build those amazing worlds, but don't belittle your ability, because you are creating a new world through the eyes of your characters and through your story. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandy and Hildie. Thanks for stopping by. You're both so good to me, such great supporters. :)

Ce-Ce: Sandy tried to subscribe to your blog via e-mail but kept getting this message: The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabled I don't know if she is aware of this or not. She wanted me to pass that info to you in case there was something that needing looking into. Jordan

Doodle said...

I LOVE your banner. It is just amazing. Anyways, thanks for the great giveaway! I'm a new follower too!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Doodle. You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by and for the follow. Jordan

Ashlynne Laynne said...

I like you more and more with each stop. I can't wait to dig in to your book. I know I'm just going to love it! Great interview, Jordan!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashylynne. Thank you sooooo much! I'll tell you I was nervous about my blog tour but everyone has been so kind. You've been very nice to me. It's made this a great experience. Jordan

Cathy C said...

Awesome giveaway- thanks for the chance to win!

catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck. Jordan

Unknown said...

Sandy, give me your e-mail and I can see if I can put it in. I dont know why it says that -- I tested it with my e-mail and Im getting e-mails.

Sandy Wolters said...

Thanks, Ce-Ce! I just tried it again and got the same error message. Here's my e-mail: sandy(dot)wolters(at)q(dot)com

I'll tweet for you when I get your updates.

Kim Reid said...

Beautiful blog design - love the butterflies!! I would love a chance to enter this fabulous giveaway!
Thank you :)
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimberly. Thanks for stopping by. I'm very pleased to meet you and to include you in the giveaway. Have a great day. Jordan

mil said...

Awesome giveaway

Unknown said...

I have no idea why feedburner is doing that, so Im creating a new feedburner. Ill post it, then enter your E-mail. Sorry about that.

Unknown said...

Ok, so I have the Feedburner thing fixed, so you can now follow me by e-mail!

Sandy said...


I got a confirmation e-mail today from Feedburner. Can you double check to make sure I'm listed as one of your e-mail subscribers. I don't want to miss a post! Thanks.

Unknown said...

It should pop up on the feed counter. Give it a few hours and if it doesnt show up, then Ill see what I can do.

Unknown said...

Thank you! If you like givaways, you should enter one of the other givways I have running. Hope to see you around!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mil. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day. Jordan

Miss Haley said...

Yay! wow what a giveaway! thanks! haleymathiot at

Anonymous said...

Hi Haley. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you like the giveaway. Good luck! Jordan