We will be profiling our authors for you so you can learn more about the fabulous group of people who create the Entranced novels you love. Today we chat with 16 year-old prodigy Jordan Link, author of The Sacrificed .
EP: Give us the cheat’s guide to The Sacrificed.
Jordan: The shortest plot summary ever:
Emerald, a walker, loves Dusk, a winged. The winged council would never permit the bond between the two.
Minor characters are on the chopping block from the very first time they speak to Emerald. In fact, no character is immune to the terrifying reality of Centsia’s blood sacrifices.
EP: What are we going to love about this book?
Jordan: You’re going to love the fast pace, the ruthlessness, the love that spans the divides of Centsia. There will even be characters that you love to hate. Regardless, I am sure that you will find The Sacrificed to be an enjoyable read.
EP: Any young men in this novel we’re going to fall head over heels for?
Jordan: Definitely: Dusk! I’d love to say that he doesn’t fall within a heroic stereotype, but he does. Handsome and, with some prodding, brave.
EP: If you could go back and talk to your writer self this time last year, what advice would you give?
Jordan: I would watch myself, tapping away at my old keyboard, from afar. I don’t regret anything I did as a writer last year, considering that those steps, which including drafting novels and short stories, lead me to where I am now.
Oh, wait! I would tell myself to be more careful with my laptop. I almost lost two full-length novels in its destruction.
EP: You’re one of our lovely group of authors; what do you like about being a part of the Entranced Publishing team?
Jordan: I love how tight-knit the community is, and how everyone seems to be rooting for the success of Entranced and its authors. I can’t say I’ve met a cruel person here. The kindness, acceptation of young authors such as myself, unsolicited and solicited alike—that is what makes a small publisher unique.
And now, for the Entranced Fast five…
Plotter or pantser: I’m definitely a combination of both! I plot the main points of the story, so I don’t get lost in a tidal wave of words. Then, I fill in the gaps.
eBook or print: Both! I love reading, whether the words are on the screen of a Kindle or rustling between my fingers.
Speculative fiction or contemporary:Speculative fiction, of course! It takes a lot of imagination to reach outside the realm of the human world, and to create your own. Every world has rules, stereotypes, and societal norms. You have to map the geography: the landscapes, strengths, and weaknesses of each kingdom or region. And it gives you so much opportunity to make each character unique! After all, in our society, most people want to look a certain way.
Movie or book: Book, of course! The characters in a book have so much more depth, and are so much more relatable than the characters in a movie. A flawless, multi-millionaire Hollywood star can die in a movie any day, and I won’t even shed a tear. A book though: that’s a whole different story!
Coffee or wine:I’m a minor, and unlike most teenagers I obey that age restriction. I don’t like coffee either! Hmm…I’d have to go with iced tea. I drink it all the time.
The Sacrificed is available May 6. Add it on goodreads today and say hi to Jordan on twitter here.