The Twin Cities Series is a collaborative set of novellas written by a number of different authors including Drew Avera, J.B. Cameron, Kedrick Rue, and Theresa Snyder.

The people of Minnesota believe the twin cities to be Minneapolis and St. Paul, but what they don't realize is the name actually refers to a parallel dimension known as The Realms, where creatures of myth roam freely.

Humans stand only a dimensional barrier away from the most terrifying and horrible monsters imaginable, but there are a select few who answer the cries for help, who guard the world of mankind and keep it safe from harm.

The Realms can be a place of great danger, as well as great beauty, where love and loss can be sudden and significant, but make no mistake...in this world, humanity is just another word for powerless.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Interview of J.B. Cameron, Author of an Upcoming Twin Cities Series Novella!

The Twin Cities Series currently has four novellas available for purchase! Mr. Grimm, The Raven, Shifting in The Realms, all show a different side to The Realms and the creatures that inhabit it, but two more authors will soon publish their stories. Today we interview J.B. Cameron, author of the upcoming Magpie & Jynx!

What is your name and where are you from?
       
J.B. Cameron. I currently live in Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, Canada.

What kind of books to you typically write?
     
My primary writing revolves around urban fantasy, typically with a more supernatural angle, but I also dabble in horror and science fiction.

What is your book in the series called? (Include description)
     
Magpie & Jynx is an urban fantasy action/adventure story that primarily takes place within the borders of The Realms.

Maggie Bartlett is a half-human, half-shifter whose master over her ability to transform into only one creature, a crow, allows her to selectively alter her human form. She can enhance her vision, produce a rook's talons from her fingertips, and other things. Jynx is the beautiful siren who can dominate the will of mortal men with the power of her voice. Together, they help protect the weak from the many threats existing within The Realms.

Their current adventure pits them against the deadly forces of a human/fae trafficking ring, run by the Japanese Yakuza. When Jynx is rendered powerless and captured by the slavers, it's up to Magpie to track her down, but placing her faith in the enigmatic Marlon The Magician, a figure she knows better than to trust, could result in murder for this crow.

How did you get involved in the series?

Drew invited me on shortly before the release of the first round of books. The premise got into my head and by the next day, I found myself dropping my other writing projects in my excitement to get the characters of Magpie and Jynx on the page.

If you visited The Realms, what would you hope to see or not see?

I'd hope not to see the inside of some monster's stomach, though that would likely be a strong possibility!

I think it would be amazing to see a city like the one that greets you as soon as you enter the portals. The combination of modern skyscrapers with gothic overtones, neon signs, cobblestone roads, and lamp light would really be something to behold. It sounds both stark and beautiful at the same time.

What's next for you, either inside The Realms or outside of it?
     
I still have the first draft of book 3 of my paranormal detective comedy/thriller series, Reading The Dead - The Sarah Milton Chronicles, to finish. I reached the climax of the story recently, and I'd hate to break momentum.

At some point, I'll be returning to The Realms with another story. I have an idea in my mind about a psychological thriller, featuring a vampire who finds himself investigating a series of unexplained deaths in the seedier parts of the city. It'll be a little different from the vampire tales told thus far, in that my protagonist, after losing the love of his undead life, is heavily addicted to the blood of certain types of fae, causing him to hallucinate and lose touch with reality at times. It should be quite gritty and raw.

Where can people find more about you?
     
My blog: http://jbcameron.blogspot.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/J.B.Cameron.AUTHOR
and https://www.facebook.com/ReadingTheDeadTheSarahMiltonChronicles

1 comment:

  1. Do you have an estimated release date for Magpie & Jynx?

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