Saturday, September 17, 2011

Bled - The New Novella by Jason McIntyre Author Intro

Id like to welcome to Page FLipperz - Jason McIntyre - Bled

Author of the bestsellers:
ON THE GATHERING STORM and SHED

Plus the #1 Kindle Suspense: THE NIGHT WALK MEN



Here is the book cover and Blurb for Bled !!






She only wanted to leave. But he took that option from her. Now she wants it back.
Set on the same island as the reader favorite Shed, the latest literary suspense novella from bestselling author Jason McIntyre picks up the Dovetail Cove saga with this story of one lonely woman...trapped.
Tina McLeod is on the cusp of a new life. Extraordinary change is rare in her world but this newsflash means she can finally leave her small island town for good. No more pouring coffee for townsfolk in Main Street’s greasy spoon, no more living under the weight of her born-again mother. That is, until Frank Moort comes in for his usual lunch and dessert on an ordinary Friday in May.
Bled sees things turn backwards and upside down for each of them. Their encounter is prolonged and grotesque, the sort of thing splashing the covers of big city newspapers. Both are changed. And neither will come out clean on the other side.
A story about taking what’s not yours, Bled explores pushing back when you’ve been pushed too far. It paints in red the horrors from our most commonplace of surroundings: right out in the open where nothing can hide behind closed doors and shut mouths.


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About the Author





Jason McIntyre has lived and worked in varied places across the globe. His writing also meanders from the pastoral to the garish, from the fantastical to the morbid. Vibrant characters and vivid surroundings stay with him and coalesce into novels and stories. Before his time as an editor, writer and communications professional, he spent several years as a graphic designer and commercial artist.
McIntyre's writing has been called darkly noir and sophisticated, styled after the likes of Chuck Palahniuk but with the pacing and mass appeal of Stephen King. The books tackle the family life subject matter of Jonathan Franzen but also eerie discoveries one might find in a Ray Bradbury story or those of Rod Serling.


Jason McIntyre’s books include the #1 Kindle Suspense, The Night Walk Men, Bestsellers On The Gathering Storm and Shed, plus the multi-layered coming-of-age literary suspense Thalo Blue.

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Jason has been kind enough to answer a few questions and enlightened us with a little more about himself. The questions Ive put forth are as follows ;)

 Kat - Jason , Please enlighten us and let us know how Bled became about .


 Jason - began as a short story inspired by a single image of a waitress who had sore feet, wrinkles and arthritis, clearly too old to still be pouring coffee and bringing out slices of pie. But, though she was worn and tired, she had a pleasant way about her. The mostly old patrons of the cafe where she worked liked her and she'd been serving them coffee for years. I wondered what her life might have been like if just one thing had gone differently, say, thirty years ago. Of course, I started writing this as a short story, imagining it would be maybe ten pages long. A novella came out and, wouldn't you know it, it tied in with another of my novellas, SHED, and I began to see the entire island world of these characters and how it all fit together in a much larger story -- which will unfold if readers find it interesting in these first two chapters of it: BLED and then SHED.


Kat -  Have you taken characters from real life and put them into your book?


 Jason - Not so much as a direct transfer. I'd probably be sued for libel. But there are certainly traits, characteristics and such that find their way into books. I've written quite a few books and stories and I tend to write first drafts quickly. It helps to know subject matter well when this is happening so characters and events are definitely seeded from things and people I know in the world.
Kat - Did you design the cover ? I like it !!
Yes  - Jason did design his own cover what do you all think ?


Kat - How many books have you planned for this series ?
Jason - That's a bit fuzzy. This initial story arc has four or five. But Dovetail Cove is so rich and unique and the issues here are so universal but just tweaked slightly with the interesting allure of the paranormal. I could foresee future story arcs with more books set here in Dovetail Cove, even after this main arc is resolved.


Kat - Did you always want to be an author ** This sounds funny,  but I recenlty found out one of my author friend did not want to be an author it just happened lol **
Jason - Did I want to be an author? Ha! No, not at all. I have quite a lot of common sense, and knew that would be a foolish life choice. But I've always been writing stories, and even before I started writing them down, I would tell them to myself in the dark of my bedroom to try and go to sleep. They would be long, multi-chapter things, continuing from night to night over weeks. I'd even go back and mentally edit the parts I didn't like a few nights later!

Kat - Your Favourite spot to write?
Jason - My studio which has a great writing space, wonderful music, perfect lighting and a door the closes out the rest of the world for a short stretch now and again.
Kat - Do you listen to music whilst writing ?
Jason - I do! I start out with a favorite album (usually pop music of some kind, heavy on good melody and instrumentation). If the writing is going well, I usually discover I haven't been specifically listening to the music for a while, and perhaps the album has even concluded.


Kat Your favourite past time ! What you love to do when your not writing ?
Jason - I spend time with my kiddos. I travel to places I've never been and do a lot of people-watching.
Ok some fun questions !!

Tea, coffee, soda, coke, ?? Tea, but herbal.

Fab movie  - The Shawshank Redemption

Fab book -  The Virgin Suicides

Fab author  - Paulo Coehlo

Chocolate or sweets ? Yes, yes, yes.


Fab song-  Fairtytale of New York

Fav colour  - - - Red, red, blood red.  !!! *
Thanks Jason for answering my questions ... Read on to find out more !!
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Bleeding on the page:
An introduction to the new book ‘Bled’

I started writing the untitled short story which became Bled for an upcoming anthology called Nights Gone By. When I passed 10,000 words on it, I realized I had something way bigger and more involved than a short. I also realized that some of the characters from a previous novella called Shed had crept into the cafe where the main character works in this book. Uh oh, I thought. This means we've started a series!
And, sure enough, as the word count grew, I saw how things needed to evolve on the island where these two stories take place. And, I saw more stories beginning to form. Bled will not be the last book, novella or short tale to take place in the same universe as Shed.
There are more to come.
As for Teeny McLeod, her mom and the patrons of the Highliner Cafe, I'll be honest when I say it all occurred to me when I was sitting at a cafe inside a big box store near where I grew up. Since memories of where I grew up mingle freely with the world of Dovetail Cove and Shed, the two worlds became mentally entwined.
I recognized the sixty-something waitress from when I was a kid and used to visit the same cafe with my grandparents. They would get their sixty-cent coffees and I would get a slice of pie and ice cream. Here was this waitress, all these years later, still pouring the coffee, still bringing out the dessert. I wondered what her life would have been like if, say, one thing had gone differently a long time ago.
I began on Bled, still without a title at that point, only an image of this waitress as a young woman. What might the world have looked like for her, I wondered. And away I went.

To purchase Bled, or any of Jason McIntyre's books, visit 
The book trailor on tube or watch it here :















Jason can be over at Facebook Author Page


and also Official Website Jason McIntyre

Thanks to Jason for kindly donating 2 sets of e books today. Both Bled and Shed to two lucky commentors leave a comment to be entered to win !!!

Thanks for stopping by :) Comp will run for one week.



 



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