Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wildfire Tour Update, Necklace, Video, & More!!

The blog tour for Wildfire is finished! I had a blast doing this tour, which was my first! I got several reviews for Wildfire and I'm happy to say that ALL of them were positive reviews! Yay!

I did notice that most reviews liked Wildfire more than Everealm, which actually makes sense to me because I think I finally found my writing "groove" while working on Wildfire. I, also, noticed that several readers think parts of Wildfire feel a bit rushed, so I am keeping that in mind while writing Blood Moon (Book Three). :)

Here is a video about the tour, new paperbacks, giveaways, etc. This is my first video and I'm still working out a few kinks, trying to keep the audio and video in sync throughout. I apologize, in advance!

As mentioned in the video, here is the necklace that is included in the tour giveaway. Isn't it gorgeous? The shop on Etsy is Rabbitwood and Reason and Dosha (shop owner) is so talented!

P.S. Happy to say that we are at 1,040 entries this morning!

Here was the schedule for the tour. A * by a name means the blogger didn't get their post up or hasn't yet.

Blog Tour Schedule:

September 21st
Reading, Writing, and What Not   Review*

September 22nd
Mythical Books  Promo Post
the cubicle escapee  Review*

Sepember 23rd
Musings In Fiction Alley  Review*
Kelly P's Blog  Promo Post
Haddie's Haven  Review

September 24th
Mikayla's Bookshelf  Promo Post
Just Us Book Blog   Promo Post

September 25th
Teatime and Books  Promo Post
Literary Musings   Promo Post*
My Book World's Blog  Review*

Tour was hosted by YA Bound:

YA Bound Book Tours

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blog Tour Update & Giveaway Video!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Maps of Everealm!

Maps of Everealm are finished (for now)! It took longer than I anticipated to piece together the three regions and create the Master Map, below. The three region maps follow. I have also updated the Maps page in the Guide to Everealm. Now, I'm off to work on Blood Moon. Enjoy!

(Feel free to save maps, if you'd like. However, if you share or use any of the map graphics on your blog, reviews, etc., a link to the map's page is required. Printing is allowed for personal use as a reference, only. Thanks!)

Copyright 2015 J.D.W. (J.D. Wright)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Mikayla's Bookshelf: Wildfire Blog Tour

Mikayla's Bookshelf: Wildfire Blog Tour: Confession time, I love this book! And I'm not just saying it because I'm on the blog tour (first one ever - yay!). Fantasy books...

Dream Cast - Part Two!

Happy Fall Y'all! It's the first day of fall and if we were in Everealm, we would be gearing up for the Harvest Festival! Alas, we are stuck here, in reality... So instead, in celebration of the middle mark of the Wildfire Book Tour (hosted by YA Bound) here is the second part to my Dream Cast!

P.S. I am finishing up the North Everealm map, today. I hope to get the rest of the maps posted by the end of the day, tomorrow!

If you haven't seen Part One - Click here!

Included in part two:
Sarita, Cicilly, Nicholas, Celeste, Silas, Vallica, & Simon


It was tough to find a child actress that looks like the actress I chose for Bree, but also has brown eyes (which is SUPER important, if you catch my drift). I did, though, come across this cutie! Her name is Erin Gerasimovich. I almost chose her older sister, who is also an actress, but Erin is closer to Sarita's age in the first book (6 years old). 


This one was a no-brainer, for me. I pick Claire Forlani! I imagine this actress when I am envisioning the Queen Mother in my head. I loved her in Camelot and I am still irked that they cancelled that show! Nevertheless, this is definitely my Cicilly!

Even better? Claire has already played a similar part, in Camelot:


Lisa Edelstein just speaks to me! She was great on House and I'm sure she could pull off Aunt Celeste's flirty personality. Notice, too, how much Lisa and Claire (above) really do look like they could be sisters!!

Nicholas (Sir)

For our fearless First Knight, and Rowan's father, I like Russell Crowe! The good thing about a "dream" cast is that I can choose anyone, practical or not! If I were Cicilly, I wouldn't mind having this sweet guy around to protect me. Just saying...

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Oh, the infamous royal uncle with a mean streak and naughty side... I have chosen Julian McMahon. He just oozes "sexy-villain" and contrary to what you might think, Silas is quite an attractive man. It's his actions that make him despicable. This guy is so good at playing "bad"!


I've gone back and forth between the following two actresses, Famke Janssen and Eva Green for Vallica, our scorned wife-turned villainess. But I think I prefer Famke! She can definitely play a victim and a villain and Vallica is both.

Tv X-Men animated GIF


Simon was a tough one. On one hand, he is strong and rough around the edges. On the other hand, he has a kinder heart than most. I did come across Anson Mount while searching. I'm not very familiar with him, but I like what I see, so far!

That's it for Part Two! Click here for Part Three (Adelphie, Rhea, Reeve, Gabby, Tristan, Xavier, & Rianne)! 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

History from a Woman's Perspective- A Book Blog: Blog Tour: Wildfire (Everealm #2) by J.D.W.: A Boo...

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Photoshoot & A Paperback Novel!

I've needed to get photos done for a while now, to have some nice pictures for the book, blog, etc. Most authors get headshots and I did, too. However, I put my own twist on them! Fantasy-medieval-ish style! I also got a couple of full-body shots, too. Check out a few of them:

Then, my week got even better when my paperback copy of Everealm came in the mail! Forgive the bad photos. I was in the car and too excited to wait to share!

I am still working on Wildfire for printing. I will be including a copy of each book and a gorgeous hand-made necklace in a giveaway for the book tour next week! So excited about the tour! Well, I'm off to roll out cookie dough (baker by day, remember?)! See ya!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dream Cast - Part One!

I just LOVE getting feedback from readers and connecting with anyone who wants to chat about my books. And when I see those readers interact with each other to discuss the characters, I get all warm and fuzzy... 

Recently, I noticed a few bloggers discussing their visions of the characters and I just have to weigh in! When I’m writing a chapter, I think of it as a tv/movie scene and watch it play out in my head, then I just put the scene into words. So, naturally, I have visions of each character inside my mind. Of course, my choice of actors is based on who I am familiar with, from the movies and tv shows that I have seen over the years. So if you have a different vision—that’s fantastic! Please do share!

If the world of Everealm were to ever make it to the big screen (or tv!), the likelihood that I would get to see any or all of the following actors playing these parts is near impossible. But that’s why we call it a “dream” cast! Bear with me… There are a LOT of characters! So I will be doing this in parts. :)

NOTE: I do not own any of these images/gifs!


Our new queen! She is difficult to cast because I’m not sure if I’ve ever really seen an actress that I think fits her perfectly yet. That being said, I have one that I think can nail all of Bree's mannerisms. Skyler Samuels! I fell in love with this actress on the short-lived Nine Lives of Chloe King. Darken her red hair a bit and viola!


It isn't easy to cast Rowan, our favorite spy. His personality is just as important as his appearance. So, ladies and gentlemen, I give you--Thomas McDonell! When his character was killed off of The 100, I was NOT happy. 
Finn Collins gif
He can juggle, but can he spin a knife? ;)
If you still aren't sure about him, here are more gifs that may convince you.

Edited to add: I'd be more than okay with Steven McQueen as Rowan, too!

And holy smokes! Look at how much he looks like Josh Bowman (Reeve)!


So far, this wizard is the hardest to cast, mostly because long white hair is not a common attribute to find in Hollywood. If time-travel was an option, I would definitely go with Travis Fimmel in his earlier days. He's 36 years old now, and kicking butt on Vikings.

But, alas, we cannot travel back ten years. Instead, I have chosen Matt Barr!
And if you need further convincing...
You're welcome. But just in case, here are more gifs of the actor.
But now you're thinking, "Does he look good with long white hair?" Well, I can't say for sure. But after playing around with Gimp (graphic software) for a few minutes, I think we'll find a way to make it work. Hahaha! :)


Always a Sabra... The actress I choose for Sidonie was actually picked by one of my readers! 10 points goes to AJ! This is Marie Avgeropoulos! She's currently on The 100.


Ugh, ginger actors are few and hard to find. For Finn, I have chosen Alex Pettyfer! Sure, we'd have to dye his hair, but I think he can pull it off. I just hope he could match Finn's wicked sense of humor...


Our resident seductress... If you haven't read Wildfire yet, you probably HATE Dahlia. And even if you have read it, you might still hate her. I understand, completely. However, I have to admit that she is probably my favorite character right now and watching her growing and adapting is fun for me. For her actress, I choose Aly Michalka!
And the best part... She sings! Perfect fit.

Click here for part two: Sarita, Cicilly, Nicholas, Celeste, Silas, Vallica, & Simon!

Stay tuned for part three: Adelphie, Rhea, Reeve, Gabby, Tristan, Xavier, & Rianne! Part four: Cassandra, Zander, Seraphina, Mereck, Edmund, & Carneath!

Who would you "cast" for your favorite Everealm characters? Share below or Tweet me! (@everealmbyjdw)