Vala: Agendas by J.F. Jenkins – Guest Post & Giveaway

Author J.F. Jenkins
J.F. Jenkins lives in Minneapolis where she spends most of her time creating and plotting world domination – something that has been in the works for roughly 13 years.
In her free time she works as the local coffee wench and dominates the minions of the pixilated world on her PS3.
She’s also got a little man (J Walk) and a little man trapped in a big man’s body (J Dawg) to take care of along with her two fur babies Ushi and Tibu.
She is currently unrepresented by an agency. Email jfjenkinswrites (at) gmail (dot) com with questions and comments.

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Twitter: @jfjenkinstweets

Guest Post:
The Vala universe came into being after I had a dream about a girl going to a new school where there were witches and vampires and other crazy mythological creatures. In it, she was stalked by a boy who was trying to protect her and she was attacked by a giant spider. Elements of this dream made it into the final work, of course, but as I started writing it the story took on a new and interesting direction.
I sat down to work on Vala: Agendas during Nano of 2008, or maybe it was 2009, I don’t quite remember. What I do know is that it was the first Nano project that ever made a lasting impact on me to the point where I thought: Gosh, I could possibly publish this!
Each new book is full of surprises. As I write, they start to breathe their own life and take on directions I don’t plan. It’s a lot of fun, but kind of scary sometimes too. The whole thing started as a fun story about a girl who had a weird twist of fate. Now it’s a deep plot of love and deception.

Vala: Agendas

Cheyenne Loveless was just a boring sixteen-year-old girl. Then Denver Collins bit her and everything changed. Her plants start talking to her, she finds out she’s a Nymph, and a witch and the angel of death show up at her doorstep to take her away to the prestigious Vala School and Seminary. Oh, and she has no choice in the matter.

All she wants to do is blend in and return to being invisible, but the more time that passes, the harder that becomes. Plus she’s a daughter of the Divine, an exclusive secret society which rules the world of myth, and discovers she is a key ingredient to an ancient covenant created before she was born. A covenant that will reshape the order of the world.

Adjusting to a new school is difficult enough, but adding on everyone else’s hidden agendas is the icing on the cake. Cheyenne must learn to see through the lies in order to find her place — and possibly even love — in this new world.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Vala
Open to US only
Ends 11/27/12

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