J.C. Stockli’s on my blog today talking about her latest release in the ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL series! Full disclosure, I beta read these books and I thoroughly enjoyed them. My personal favorite characters are Rob and Evan (but that’s no surprise) and I just love the dark edge in this series. If you’re into dark paranormal fantasy, these books are definitely worth checking out. Read on to learn more about J.C.’s characters along with J.C. herself!
Welcome, J.C.! Tell us about your latest release.
THE SAVING is the second installment of my ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL series, following its predecessor, THE NOTHINGNESS. The series focuses on a female protagonist, Evie Westvale, a small town girl with real world issues. Throughout her journey we’ll ride her waves of addiction and recovery, all through a paranormal lens. Along the way, we meet characters you’ll hate to love (or love to hate). Evie’s struggles deal heavily on physical stimulation, so while the book is not targeted as erotic, it involves adult content.
I love stories that detail the struggles of flawed characters, particularly those with depression and addiction. Of course, such stories aren’t easy to write. What was the hardest part about writing this book? The easiest?
The hardest? *snickers* I would say getting over the fact that I have family reading sex scenes that I write… but really, the most difficult part of writing this series has been depicting an addict with empathy and in a way that readers will root for her recovery rather than judge her. I want to be honest and not glorify addiction, but not demonize it either.
The easiest thing to write were the scenes with Lucca. I’ve been told my writing comes alive when he pops up on the page.
I can certainly agree with that! If you could bring one of your characters (villain or hero) to life, who would you chose? Why?
In a perfect world, I would have both Lucca and Evan—the greatest menage for my warped mind. 😉 But dammit, if I have to choose… I’m going to have to choose Lucca (I’m so sorry Evan!!!). He was the first, clearest vision I had with this story, and as noted above, apparently that shows in my writing. He’s my ultimate, my darkest fantasy.
Not surprised. 😉 Paramount Pictures wants to make a movie about your latest novel. Who plays the main characters?
DUDE! This is actually much more difficult of a question to answer than it looks, but here goes nothing:
Evie Westvale: I’m kinda torn on this one, but you know what, I’m going for it… gimme Jennifer Lawrence.
Lucca Caro: (didn’t know he had a last name, huh?) Guh! I tried and I tried and I tried… this was NOT easy. I’ve found some articles online saying he wants to break into acting, so I say let’s give David Beckham a shot, because he is the PERFECT Lucca.
Evan Carver: Oof! Again, not easy considering the perfect match to Evan Carver is a musician… but, let’s see… with a little hesitation, I’m going to say Jensen Ackles (mostly because I still think of him as Eric Brady from Days of Our Lives LOL)
Nate Schuster: (grins) I actually adore Nate… Chris Hemsworth (though I’ll settle for Charlie Hunnam)
Blythe Delaney: Easy! Rachel Bilson
Khan (no surnames back in his day): Not sure he’s “Hollywood” status… but can we recruit Omar Borkan Al Gala, please?
Rob Miller (for those who loved THE NOTHINGNESS): Chris Pine (no hesitation)
Did I miss any? Ha!
Damn, I would definitely watch that movie! 😀 So tell us a little about yourself.
Aside from being a neurotic writer, I’m actually a full-time professional and mother of two. I adore my husband (even though he thinks I pay more attention to Lucca). My first love though is music. I envy anyone with a musical bone in their body.
Agreed on the music front. Tell us one thing about yourself your readers may not know about you.
I’ve had a lot of random side gigs throughout my professional career, as noted in my bio, but I also had a radio show in college. I used to focus my show on metal as much as possible and had one guy who called up during every single show to request Sean Olson by Korn from The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack. At least I knew I had one dedicated listener LOL
Needless to say, much like many writers, I am heavily influenced by music. Many scenes in my writing are choreographed to specific songs. I will not tell you which ones, because I’d much rather give you, as the reader, the ability to interpret the scenes yourself—make them your own. I feel like there’s some mysticism lost when I tell you the song playing. I like to keep that mystery intact.
Also agreed, although sometimes I can’t help myself. 😉 What are you working on now?
At this very moment, I am finalizing a standalone dark/urban fantasy/PNR about witchcraft and demonic possession called, HEALING THE WITCH OF ADELAIDE GLEN. I’m hoping to get this out before Christmas, but maybe the New Year. Make sure you keep an eye on me in social media though, because I will be posting teasers from now until then. 😉
I’m also in the process of outlining the next stage in Evie’s journey. Book 3 is titled THE DESECRATION, and I cannot wait to get into it part of the series. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but we’re gonna get weird and definitely erotic. It’s time to let Lucca come out and play.
Awesome and I cannot wait to read it! Where can we find you?
Twitter: @JCStockli (www.twitter.com/JCStockli)
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your sexy cast with us, J.C. 😉
This has been great fun! Thanks for having me LD! 😀
Check out J.C. Stockli’s books below!
ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL BOOK ONE: THE NOTHINGNESS
2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist
5-Star Reviews Keep Coming In!
“Couldn’t put it down! Suspenseful and intriguing”
“A page-turner with an urban-goth heart”
“Brilliantly written dark fantasy is not for the faint-hearted”
“Fall from your graces into the depths.”
A dispirited addict learns that history repeats itself deep within hidden worlds. Evie Westvale is lost in the lifeless existence of her drug-laden fishing town. She finds much more than fellow addicts lurking beneath the docks. Craving escape from her inebriated reality, she discovers the presence of a dark stranger who haunts her dreams in the most delicious ways. Lucca has come to prey on the dregs of Fallhaven. He has not arrived by accident, and he is not alone.
Riding waves of blood and lust, Evie is forced to confront her dark past and an irresistible future, but can she survive the tempest brewing inside?
Amazon (Kindle & paperback): http://t.co/zqjdCKk4Nx
Barnes & Noble (paperback): http://bit.ly/1M50bBr
ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL BOOK TWO: THE SAVING
Received with 5-Star Reviews!
“I’ve fallen. JC Stockli grabs hold of your heart in this one, as well as inspires a few other responses I dare not mention.”
“J.C. Stockli did NOT disappoint… There are so many unexpected twists and turns throughout this book.”
“Have you found the light, or have you fallen?”
Evie’s life can never be the same as long as the Sempiternal continue to call out from the depths. She’s in limbo, too ignorant and afraid of the future Lucca has planned with her. She’s left Fallhaven, set adrift in a new city, and fighting more than withdrawal. Evan has become her constant companion, committed to assimilating Evie to a clean, mortal life, but at what cost?
Though he fights to help her conquer her demons, still she struggles with her cravings for Lucca’s nothingness. How can she move on when there can be no light to her days without the darkness of his nights?
Amazon (Kindle): http://bit.ly/1Ph3XdV
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Choose your poison: Paranormal Fantasy • Romantic Horror • Dark Fantasy With A Twist
J.C. Stockli is inspired by music, the past, and possibilities. Happily Ever Afters are only achieved through the cost of some blood, guts, or a soul or two… if at all.
Also an established full-time professional with her MBA, over the years she’s moonlighted as a magician’s assistant, a roadie for a heavy metal band, a dance fitness instructor. She’s even dressed up as a promotional character at public events. She’s a current member of RWA’s Futuristic, Fantasy & Paranormal (FF&P) and New England (NECRWA) chapters, loves to dabble in cover design, and feels passionately about the power of authors supporting other authors.
She lives along the Massachusetts coast with her husband and two children. You’ll likely find them dancing around the house, tearing up the dirt, or out on the water soaking in the sun and breathing in the sea salt air.
AWESOME questions, LD! Thanks again for having me 😀 I’m still drooling over these pics.
You’re very welcome and glad you like them! 🙂
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A deeper look into the ADDICTIONS OF THE ETERNAL series & a bit of visual stimulation.
Great interview, ladies! You’re series sound awesome, JC, but I’m very intrigued in the HEALING THE WITCH OF ADELAIDE GLEN. I LOVE anything witchy 🙂 I’ll look for your teasers and be sure to check it out.
Thanks so much Debbie! 😀
Thanks for stopping by, Debbie! 😀
Fantastic Interview! I will out this series for sure :).
Glad you enjoyed it, Angel! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
😀 Thanks Angel!!!