LGBT Week: Jake C. Wallace

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Hi, everyone! I want to thank Under the Covers for inviting me to the blog. Soul Seekers is my fifth novel release. Learn something about me and read the story excerpt. Lastly, sign up for the giveaway!

I hope you enjoy this peek at Soul Seekers. Check in at www.jcwallacebooks.com for links to all of the blogs in the tour and you can enter as much as you like!

 

A quick Q&A with JC…AKA the boring stuff and the writing stuff!

 

You’re from NY. Tell us about where you grew up.

I was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of NY. Last year I moved to Vermont to be closer to my work. I spent my summers swimming in Lake Champlain and playing in the mountains. The street I lived on had tons of kids and we all played and grew up together.

 

Tell us about your family.

I have a beautiful partner who is the love of my life. I have three children, two girls and a boy, ages 23, 21 and 12, a grandson (3yo) and granddaughter (1yo). They are the best!

 

What do you do besides working and writing?

I love to read all types of M/M, especially paranormal romance. I’m pretty much M/Ms bitch, lol, and it’s all that I read. On weekends I go out with friends, spend time with family, go hiking or tubing in the warm months. I hibernate in winter. Yes, I live near some of the best mountains in Vermont for skiing and don’t ski. I live a quiet and private life.

 

How many M/M books have you read?

Over two thousand, at least. Thank god for e-books or I’d need a larger house! P.S. Not really because I only read electronic books. I haven’t bought a fiction paperback in years. Since I am constantly on my computer, tablet and phone writing, reading and doing work, my eyes now have a hard time reading printed books.

 

What inspired you to start writing?

I always enjoyed writing as a kid and wrote throughout my teens and early twenties. I was highly inspired by Stephen King. I am a huge fan of anything paranormal, horror, or supernatural. After reading Pet Cemetery at fifteen, I decided to write my own story. Not great but it was a start. When college and kids came along, I stopped writing or I would never have done any school work. I came back to it about five years ago and decided to take a shot at getting published.

 

What can we expect next from you? Any WIPs?

With my publisher closing in March, I had to find homes for three of my books. Dreamspinner came to the rescue and offered to publish all three. In the end, I chose to publish two with them. I self-published Diventando, The Vessel. Dreamspinner also accepted two new stories as well. Here is what has been expected and the projected dates.

Dare to Love Forever: NVJ Book 1 

10,000 words added, more information about the vampire world, more scenes in the first half of the book. Plot and ending were not changed

Sept/Oct 2016
A Chance for Us, NVJ Book 2  

Justin and Max’s story

Nov/Dec 2016
Jerricho’s Freedom    

Republished paranormal/fantasy 

Jan/Feb 2017
Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy

New contemporary

Mar/Apr 2017

 

And WIPs

I have a bunch but will list two contemporary stories I hope to self-publish this summer:

Divine Intervention –I wrote this for the Goodreads event in 2015. I added two POVs and many of the plot points, including the ending will change. About a man who had everything loses it all in an accident and gives up on life.

It’s Never Over – originally a twenty-thousand-word story for a cruise ship anthology that never happened. About a man who takes part in a bachelor auction and is bought by the man who practically left him at the altar two years earlier.

 

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Available June 22, 2016!

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EXCERPT

Levi could scarcely appreciate the magnitude of the force growing from some primitive pit deep within his mind. It—whatever it was—was surfacing, ready or not.

He had to get out. Running was his only solution, the only thing that made sense. A break with one’s psyche had to be messy and definitely nothing a room full of his fellow students deserved to witness. It sounded like nasty business.

“Hey,” Gia whispered, setting her hand on Levi’s shoulder. “You okay?”

Gia’s touch shot pain into his bones and was more than he could stand. He jerked away.

“Levi?” Concern colored Gia’s voice.

Unprecedented pressure crowded Levi’s mind, and, like a balloon filled past capacity, something eventually had to give. Terrifying visions of his gray and white brain matter splattering across student’s faces, on pages of open textbooks, on Mr. Cobbert and that hideous tie covered with statistical equations, invaded his mind. Levi wondered how long he had before his head exploded.

Fumbling to gather what remained on his desk, he picked up his messenger bag and bolted for the door. What was happening to him? God, anywhere but here. The heat rushing through him spiked. A large black blur startled him as it passed by the window of the door. Taken back, Levi hesitated and then grabbed for the metal door handle. When he tried to pull the door open, a painful spark of static electricity crackled at his fingertips. Instinctively, Levi pulled his hand back as the shock snapped against his skin.

Don’t let the door close!

Levi caught the metal monstrosity with his knee and squeezed through, allowing it to slam behind him.

Which way?

His car. In the back parking lot. To the right. The hallway was empty. As he ran, the unrelenting cranial pressure doubled him over in agony and pain exploded in his chest. Stumbling to remain upright, Levi steadied himself with his hand on the wall and then pushed off, propelling himself forward. His thoughts were vacant. He was in pure survival mode, true fight-or-flight, however something was wrong. No. Something was missing.

The fear.

Out the front doors. Blinding sunlight. Colored figures rushed past him, pushing and knocking into him.

So much pressure!

“Hey, watch it!” a male voice yelled as Levi bounced off a body.

When his vision came into focus, Levi was well into the parking lot, dodging moving and parked cars. Another blur of black passed nearby, but he ignored it, not giving a shit. His only objective: find his car and fast.

Again, he doubled over as the pain escalated, this time accompanied by roiling nausea. Where was his damned car?

Digging deep into his front pocket, Levi fought to free his keys. Just as he reasoned the piece of shit must have been stolen, there it was. He’d never been so relieved to find the old, rusting heap of steel. Juggling the keys, Levi managed to hit the button on the key fob, grateful for access to the locked car.

As he dropped into the driver seat, another wave of mind-numbing pain knocked into him, immense in his head and blossoming in his chest as well. Not again. His hands pressed against the sides of his skull. Maybe if he squeezed hard enough the counter-pressure would relieve the pain, or maybe it would simply crush his skull. When there was a reprieve from the pain, Levi revved the four-cylinder to life. Without hesitation, he backed out of the space, then slammed the gearshift to D, fleeing, as if he were being chased by every scary monster in the history of scary monsters.

 

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About Jake C. Wallace

Jake C. Wallace started writing from a young age, but took a break for marriage, kids, and college (in that order). A few years ago, he rediscovered his passion for writing stories and ventured out into the brave new world of publishing. He has published several novels and short stories. Recently, his novel Jerricho’s Freedom was a finalist in the Rainbow Book Awards.

At night and on the weekends, Jake writes about all things men, believing there is nothing hotter than two men finding and loving one another, whether for a night or forever. An avid reader of M/M romance, Jake loves a good twist of a plot, HEA, HFN, or tragic ending, and has over two thousand books in his library. He also writes what his best friend calls HUNKs (Happy Until the Next Kidnapping). In his daytime hours, Jake works with individuals with autism and behavior issues. He is owned by a beautiful partner, three kids, and two grandchildren. He lives in the Northern Vermont.

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Kathy Clevenger

I loved this story when it was on Wednesday’s Briefs and have been waiting, impatiently, for the full book to be released. Congrats, JC, you deserve it

Amy R

Thanks for the post, I’m really into PNR and urban fantasy right now.

Jenn

Really enjoyed the interview and excerpt and I’m looking forward to checking out the book too! Thanks!

Timitra

Thanks for sharing

Elizabeth

Soul seekers seems interesting but it’s never over sounds really good!

Trix

I’m looking forward to SOUL SEEKERS!

Jake C. Wallace

Thanks everyone! And thanks for having me!

Jake C. Wallace

Hi everyone! Thanks for your comments. 🙂 And thanks for having me today.