The Elementals Series
Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Green Moose Productions
Date of Publication: March 15th, 2016
E-Book ISBN: 978-1-942313-09-0
Word Count: 81,219
Cover Artist: Alexandria Corza
A sightless woman.
A man who has seen everything.
A new vision of the future.
For over four centuries the Air Elemental, Nodin Osi, has protected the very air we breathe. Yet when he returns to his ancestral homelands to recruit a beautiful ally, he’s literally set adrift when someone else takes control of his gifts.
Blind since birth, Kamali Kiwidinok can only see the vibrant auras surrounding each human. She blusters into Nodin’s world armed with her special vision only to discover that Nodin is the one person she can actually see.
Quint, an insidious creature composed of dark matter, returns with strong adversaries and stolen magic, holding nothing back in his pursuit of the most powerful witch in history. Unaware the Elementals have developed a spell to banish him from this plane, he relentlessly pursues his goals.
Plunged back into darkness, Kamali must stand against her enemies before helping the Elementals in their fight against Quint. Will Nodin make the ultimate sacrifice for Kamali? Or is the future between a human and a peri-mortal lost in the wind?
With vision there is hope. With hope there is love. – Nodin Osi
On sale for 99 cents through April 24th, 2016
As an Empath, Kamali Kiwidinok could detect through colored auras a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being. This gift was the only way she’d ever seen color. With her cousin Waya’s help, she’d had to learn what lay behind each hue. Her blindness had kept her world dark, yet when meeting new people, these vibrant glimpses gave her a clearer perception of their character.
She could actually see him.
Twenty-three years had passed without any true concept of the human form, so when he’d come to the diner and she’d finally seen…she’d had no words.
Kamali doubted people actually walked around with bright auras outlining their bodies, but his did. There he’d stood—a beautiful vision. Afraid to blink, to move, she’d taken in as much of his form as she could. Her entire body shivering with fear and joy—so much joy.
In that moment, everything in the diner had gone silent. Until Maize, her guide dog, growled, and then the air stirred with something.
A negative energy.
Suddenly, Nodin’s aura had changed from bluish-purple to orange before fading from her vision.
Darkness had once more descended before her eyes…and in her heart.
And in that moment, she’d decided she would see him again. She had to know if she would once more receive the gift of sight, even if she only saw him. Even if…
So she’d come to Colorado, because she never backed down from a challenge. And now, standing at this door with a deep brown aura blocking her vision of Nodin, she bit her lip to keep from crying. She’d done enough of that after he’d left, but then she’d received a visitor. One who’d taken her hand and explained where she was needed, if only she were brave enough.
About the Author:
In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she’s learned there are many "rules" to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.
Water’s Threshold, the first in Jillian’s Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.
Jillian is a: Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose.
The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.
Where are you from? Home of the Indy 500! Indianapolis, IN
Tell us your latest news? I am involved in some fun projects. I am co-hosting Writers On The River, which is a book signing event in East Peoria, IL on July 9th. We have 90 authors attending. I am also the contest coordinator for RWA’s Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal On The Far Side contest which is taking entries through mid-May.
When and why did you begin writing? I started writing a few years ago after being an avid romance reader since forever.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? The first time I hit publish. That’s a feeling I’ll never forget. Here I come world, this is what I’ve got.
What inspired you to write your first book? I wanted to write something where the character lived by water instead of by blood hence Water’s Threshold where the heroine survives by water alone.
Do you have a specific writing style? I am a major plotter.
How did you come up with the title? The title for Air’s Vision goes along with the story. It’s about what you can and cannot see- literally and figuratively.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Stay strong. Believe you can overcome your difficulties. And take care of the Earth.
How much of the book is realistic? Not much. My characters are composed of their Element in Air’s Vision’s case, the hero is all air.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? I did a lot of research on Native Americans which I didn’t include in book but found very interesting…and sad.
What books have most influenced your life most? I think books entertain me more than influence my life. I will say I do enjoy reading American History books. Those tend to stick with me as the lessons you learn are a lot different from what my school books taught me.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? I have many as I’m a member of two local RWA chapters. TC Winters, Aleatha Romig
What book are you reading now? I just finished the latest by Sabrina Jeffries. Her historicals have kept me entertained for years. Next I am reading an ARC by A.D. Ellis
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? I hope to pick up a lot of new reads at the book signing I’m hosting in July.
What are your current projects? I am working on the third in my O-Line Series, Maude’s Score. This series is Contemporary with suspenseful elements.
What would you like my readers to know? In relation to the Elementals series, it is best if you start with Water’s Threshold, then Fire’s Field and finish with Air’s Vision. I’d also thank everyone who gives a new author a chance.
1 set of the first two ebooks in series, Water’s Threshold and Fire’s Field, and a $25.00 gift card for iTunes, Amazon or BN (winner’s choice)