Author Interview with J.W. Baccaro

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I’m interviewing J.W. Baccaro, author of coming-of-age fantasy novel “Crossing Forbidden Lines”.

1)         Please tell us about yourself.

My favorite subject in school was Creative Writing.  It was also the one subject I did excellent on.  As for family life, I have a beautiful Wife and a beautiful nine month old Son.  Oh, and lots of animals.

I like waking up early on weekends. Usually around 3:00A.M. I make my coffee, turn on the computer, and at my own pace…write away! I can never find the strength to write after work, my mind is usually worn from other projects going on in my life. But I do write on my lunch breaks.

Writing the Guardian Series started in November of 2000, and through the years it has undergone many twists, turns and changes that I was not expecting—but I’m sure that is common in any author’s project. Still, the ending result is wild once you step away and think about it all, what you originally created, what you altered, progressed, and what you never thought would come about—and yet somehow your mind gave birth to it. I gather one could call it the “Wow Factor.” All right, I admit, that was a little cheesy. *laughs*

The original inspiration for my series came as soon as I finished J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic “Return of the King,” I felt lonely. In other words, I missed Frodo, Gandalf, Samwise, Strider, etc. The fact that I missed them so much made me realize how awesome it is getting sucked into a world of Epicness! I decided I wanted to create my own adventure, and so…the Guardian Series began, and the journey was a long one before its completion.

2)         Tell us about your book.

The Elemental Crystals were originally created to protect the earth. However, Abaddon the Demon Lord plans to use them to transform the earth into a realm of haunting darkness and witchery, forever.

In Guiding The Blue Flame, a young but powerful Nasharin Warrior, Darshun Luthais is drawn to one of these magical crystals of immense power. He learns he’s the fulfillment of the two thousand year old Prophecy of the Guardian. The Wizard Olchemy informs him that he is the protector and guardian the earth has been waiting for.

With Darshun’s ability to sense the Elemental Crystals, Olchemy devises a plan to obtain them. Accompanied by a small group of companions the hunt is on, in hopes to retrieve the long lost crystals before the Demon Lord claims them.

During the journey, Darshun encounters Aurora, the sole survivor of a now extinct people. He falls in love for the first time, and now resents the so-called Guardian of the Prophecy role.

Due to Darshun’s naïve spirit he’s caught off guard by Nayland, a mysterious dark warrior who confronts him about his abandonment of the quest. He reveals that he too, is a Nasharin warrior, though far exceeding Darshun in skill and power. Darshun’s father, Mirabel saves him from death at the hands of Nayland.

Outmatched and in bewilderment from the attack, a fire awakens in Darshun. He plans on reaching his father’s level of power with a journey to Shajin Island, where Nasharin Warriors train. He’ll be gone for only one day in Earth realm time, but due to the magic of the rigorous island, it will be seven long years for him. Entering the mystical realm of Shajin, he eagerly awaits its life threatening challenges.

In Crossing Forbidden Lines, Darshun faces a solemn heartbreaking betrayal by the woman he loves and is left dying from a hideous torture inflicted by the Queen’s guards. He is healed by a female Elf, Kelarin who he calls his angel.

Feeling his power to be tripled, he battles Queen Talvenya’s son and slays him. Thus, earning the Queen’s undying vow of revenge. Afterward, he faces the Demon Lord in a fierce battle which nearly kills him once again. After a mysterious Elder nurses him back to health, he returns to his father, Mirabel to help defeat the massive army of the Demon Lord.

When the Wizard Olchemy re-surfaces alive and brings his powerful red dragon, along with Darshun’s new Elfin family— they all prepare for a fierce battle in The Coming Of The Light.

The group defeats the Dark King’s Army and Darshun finally faces Queen Talvenya in a final battle.

In Sons Of Fire, the sides of Dark and Light take their places for the Day of Darkness. Minevara, Darshun’s sister faces the Vampire Queen and must save Nayland’s life by battling him to the death. Kelarin, Darshun’s love is kidnapped to be the Demon Lord’s blood sacrifice.

After being bested by The Guardian, Darshun…Queen Talvenya comes to join the Light as King Loreus discovers he may be the ‘One’ chosen to carry the Sword of Purity. This sword has been foretold to have the power to unite all the races of the Earth Realm. Kaylis joins them both for a journey to the dreaded Centaur kingdom. Darshun gathers many for the upcoming battles they all will have to face.

In Piercing The Darkness, all things may come to an end…Will the Earth Realm finally be destroyed? Can the races of the earth come together to defeat the Demon Lord? How many will die in this battle of Light Piercing the Darkness?

3)         What inspired you to write Crossing Forbidden Lines?

Crossing Forbidden Lines is book two in the Guardian Series. In this particular book Darshun learns of his blood heritage. There is a fleshing out of the villains, and we get to see Darshun’s true powers at work during the battles—especially the ending. However, we also see the consequences of Darshun’s faulty actions. His ego is ten miles wide and he believes whole-heartedly that he can destroy the antagonist without the aid of the Elemental Crystals or the help from his friends and family. What takes place is an unfortunate (but necessary) tragedy. Don’t worry, it has a happy ending. J

 

4)         How much time per week do you spend writing / editing your work?

 

Early mornings and if I’m at work, I write on my lunch breaks. I write the story, tweak it, and go over it again and again. Once I’m satisfied with my version I send it to my editor.

5)         If you could meet three authors, which authors would you choose?

Akira Toriyama, Joey W Hill and J.R.R. Tolkien—but I gather I’d have to have an out of body experience to meet Mr. Tolkien. J

6)         What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently working on an Erotica Fantasy. It is actually related to my Guardian Series, but the story takes place half a century later and is a standalone novel. There are so many elements in it. It’s not simply an erotica. Of course there is romance, though in a dark sort of manner. There are many concepts in relation to life; it’s philosophical, mystical and one heck of a wild ride. Not as much action as my Guardian Series but the mystical elements and erotica make up for that. I’m hoping it will be finished and on the market by October 2014.

Crossing Forbidden Lines

GS2Title: Crossing Forbidden Lines

Author: J.W. Baccaro

Genre: Dark Wizard / Coming of Age Fantasy

The Elemental Crystals were originally created to protect the earth. However, Abaddon the Demon Lord plans to use them to transform the earth into a realm of haunting darkness and witchery, forever. In Guiding The Blue Flame, a young but powerful Nasharin Warrior, Darshun Luthais is drawn to one of these magical crystals of immense power. He learns he’s the fulfillment of the two thousand year old Prophecy of the Guardian. The Wizard Olchemy informs him that he is the protector and guardian the earth has been waiting for.

With Darshun’s ability to sense the Elemental Crystals, Olchemy devises a plan to obtain them. Accompanied by a small group of companions the hunt is on, in hopes to retrieve the long lost crystals before the Demon Lord claims them. During the journey, Darshun encounters Aurora, the sole survivor of a now extinct people. He falls in love for the first time, and now resents the so-called Guardian of the Prophecy role.

Due to Darshun’s naïve spirit he’s caught off guard by Nayland, a mysterious dark warrior who confronts him about his abandonment of the quest. He reveals that he too, is a Nasharin warrior, though far exceeding Darshun in skill and power. Darshun’s father, Mirabel saves him from death at the hands of Nayland.

Outmatched and in bewilderment from the attack, a fire awakens in Darshun. He plans on reaching his father’s level of power with a journey to Shajin Island, where Nasharin Warriors train. He’ll be gone for only one day in Earth realm time, but due to the magic of the rigorous island, it will be seven long years for him. Entering the mystical realm of Shajin, he eagerly awaits its life threatening challenges.

In Crossing Forbidden Lines, Darshun faces a solemn heartbreaking betrayal by the woman he loves and is left dying from a hideous torture inflicted by the Queen’s guards. He is healed by a female Elf, Kelarin who he calls his angel.

Feeling his power to be tripled, he battles Queen Talvenya’s son and slays him. Thus, earning the Queen’s undying vow of revenge. Afterward, he faces the Demon Lord in a fierce battle which nearly kills him once again. After a mysterious Elder nurses him back to health, he returns to his father, Mirabel to help defeat the massive army of the Demon Lord.

Author Bio

Me_and_AlexJ.W.Baccaro is the author of the Guardian Series. In his free time he enjoys literature—fiction and non-fiction, playing electric guitar in the heavy metal band Rigor Hill, Consciousness and NDE studies, and thinking how to intertwine his thoughts about the world’s myths, legends and distinct truths into his novels. He lives in upstate NY with his wife Melissa, his son Alexander, his two German Shepherds and his three cats.

Links

http://www.guardianseries-jwbaccaro.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/JWBaccaro/184531844916499?ref=hl
https://twitter.com/JWBaccaro
http://jwforbiddenrealm.blogspot.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df-L6u1zvpo

Buy a copy of the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Forbidden-Fantasy-Sorcery-Guardian-ebook/dp/B00FP53P5W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396442861&sr=8-1&keywords=crossing+forbidden+lines

Giveaway

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