Sunday, November 16, 2008

Author Supernova: Jordan Summers

“Things are never as they seem and the characters are never who they think they are…"

Jordan Summers

We all have those times: intervals when we simply have to break from the everyday routine.

Sometimes it’s a physical craving, choosing Boo Berry instead of bran flakes for the morning repast (or as complicated as folding into a proffered Kama Sutra position). Other times it’s answering a mental call—like foregoing the latest Reese Witherspoon RomCom for more adventurous fare in the vein of Rampo Edogawa’s MÔJÛ.

Taking a break from all the usual suspects can excite our senses and invigorate our imaginations.

When it comes to writing books, Jordan Summers likes to shake things up. A lot. Her stories range from urban fantasy to erotic romance to contemporary/suspense. You can never pin her down in any one genre, but you read her books to confound that routine, and that’s where Jordan Summers delivers.

From the author’s Web site:

I’d like to say I’m the life of the party, a laugh a minute kind of gal, and outrageously cool, BUT that would be a slight fabrication.

I’m actually an ex-flight attendant with a penchant for huge bookstores and big dumb action movies. I prefer quiet dinners with friends over maddening crowds. Happily married to my very own Highlander, we split our time between two continents.

Click on over to read the rest of her FAQ. Jordan Summers is also an active blogger and touches upon a variety of topics. Since she’s a fellow SF/F fan, aspiring authors would do well to check out her industry tidbits.

What if Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf turned out to be the same person?

RED (Tor-Forge) is the first of a trilogy called The Dead World Series. It’s an unconventional and multi-faceted romance. SF elements are part of that mix, which drew me to investigate more about it. Not only that, but embedded within the story are dark elements enticing enough to shake any jaded romance reader out of her ennui.

War is brewing in a near-future world where murder is all but unheard of and the existence of creatures known as the Others has yet to be proven. In the end, one woman will face her fears to stand and fight.

Gina Santiago is a member of an elite tactical team in charge of protecting the world. She’s devoted her life to apprehending the most heinous criminals that prey on society—and now she’s after the worst one yet.

On her own, with no backup, the trail takes her to a dusty, tight-knit town on the fringes of society, where everyone’s a suspect. Even the sexy sheriff, Morgan Hunter, isn’t telling her everything.

The closer Gina comes to finding out the secret of this sleepy little town and its big, bad sheriff, the more scared she gets—because she’s beginning to realize that she has a secret, too. A secret that will change her life…and make her the killer’s next prey.

RED will be followed by SCARLET and CRIMSON.

Later this week, I’ll be giving away a copy of RED, and you can also look forward to an interview with the author. In the meantime, join me in welcoming Jordan Summers to The Galaxy Express!

While Chef passes around bowls brimming with bodacious Boo Berry, regale me thusly:

If you could turn any fairytale into a science fiction romance, which one would you choose?

Joyfully yours,