Today we are excited to have had the chance to chat with author Jason Robert Macumber, and introduce you to him and his new release - Never After, which I just know you're going to love. Welcome to Mass Musings Jason!
MM: Many authors relate their characters to people they know. Is this the case with your characters and do you see yourself in any of them?
I would definitely say that I see myself the most in Snow (as scary as that seems). Snow allows me to say and do everything I fantasize yet could never do in real life. I love that I can just unleash when playing in her world.
MM: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
I have a special place in my heart for Ike. He originally played a much larger role in the novel but I realized with his friendship to Snow being so deep I needed to use him as a plot catalyst. I missed writing him as his interactions with Snow are hilarious. Expect A LOT more Ike in the sequel.
MM: Who is your most favorite character from any book of all time?
That is a tough one as I love so many books. I would have to say one of my favorite characters who ended up ultimately inspiring Snow, is Anita Blake from the Laurel K. Hamilton series. She is a strong woman who makes no apologies. I like that.
MM: I love that series myself Jason :). If you could dive into the pages of any book, which book would it be and what character would you be?
I would say Twilight as who doesn’t want to run through the Washington forest in search for a sparkly vampire? Seems appealing to me.
MM: If your book was to become a movie, which actors/actresses do you see playing the parts of your characters?
I honestly don’t believe Never After would work as a film due to its episodic nature. I would say I envision this as a show on HBO with Ellen Paige starring as Snow.
MM: What can we expect from Jason Macumber in the future? Any new projects?
I am currently at work on Deliciously Wicked which is the sequel to Never After. That is due for release April 2013. Due to the two books per year release schedule I am on, the Ever After Chronicles will be taking most of my time for the next couple years.
MM: Where can readers connect with you?
My FB fan page and twitter!
Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a wonderful pleasure.
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The world of fairy tales is twisted and corrupted. Two years after her entrapment and torture at the hands of the Seven Deadly Trolls, Snow White now works as an assassin for hire. Rude, crude and with her princess status long revoked, she has become a dark angel for the Ever After's damsels-in-distress.
A game of cat and mouse soon begins when two of the Deadlies, Pride and Wrath, return to exact revenge on the fallen princess for the murder of their brothers.
Armed with her trusty dagger carved from the magic mirror, Snow finds herself drawn into a conspiracy that involves an ancient relic from beyond her world's borders and the destruction of her world.
Taking perversion to a whole new level, NEVER AFTER is an estrogen-filled romp to save the Ever After as Snow slices and dices her way through beloved characters leaving no talking animal safe!
Genre: Dark Fairy tale/Fantasy (Warning: Extremely Mature Content)
Publisher: Melange Books
Release Date: July 31, 2012
FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/jrmauthorpage?ref=hl
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About The Author:
Jason Macumber has been writing since he could first hold a pen, weaving stories so grand his teachers would usually have to pull him back down to earth on more than one occasion. After beginning his writing career in the Young Adult genre, he found that the medium did not suit his more mature tastes and tones that were dying to rip free from the far reaches of his mind. Thus, Snow emerged and became a force to be reckoned and the Ever After Chronicles was born. He is currently living in Florida where he is finishing his graduate degree and punching out the sequel to NEVER AFTER in the company of his three dogs and one mischievous cat.