Friday, December 28, 2012

J.A. Redmerski


About the Author

Author of THE EDGE OF NEVER a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY and DIRTY EDEN. I’m a mother, werewolf & zombie fanatic, book addict and a happy hermit obsessed with the Universe. Oh, and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.
I’m a sucker for anything Christopher Lee, John Noble, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton and Cate Blanchett. But my biggest fan-girl superstars are Alex Filippenko, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Michelle Thaller and Neil Degrasse Tyson!

Where to find Redmerski


Jessica Redmerski



Interview with Jessica

 1. You write young adult novels, to you what is the difference between a teen, young adult and adult novel? Is it the love scenes, the actions of the characters, the situations and problems the characters face?
I think it really is a combination of all three. I've written three Young Adult, one New Adult and one Adult book. The differences are probably what most expect them to be: Young Adult/Teen books, to me, have little to no sex because readers under the age of seventeen (usually) are considered minors and some writers don't want to cross that line with good reason. With a New Adult/Adult book, there is often more explicit sex and adult situations, whether sexual or life experience in general.

2. In your new book The Edge of Never Andrew has a really interesting tattoo, what made you choose that particular story?
I actually researched 'legendary couples' to find the perfect story to match up with Andrew's tattoo. There were only a few contenders: Romeo and Juliet (way too widely known and overused), Odysseus and Penelope among others, but the story of Orpheus and Eurydice stuck with me the most. Their story fit almost perfectly to me because of Andrew's musical background. I thought it was a no-brainer.

3. Out of all of your books who is your favorite Hero? Heroine?
I would have to say Camryn and Andrew! Of all the books I've written, I cared for them the most.

4. What books are reading right now?
I'm actually not reading anything right now. I haven't been able to concentrate on reading ever since the success with THE EDGE OF NEVER because I've been stressed out! But I'll be picking up a new book soon because I can't go too long without reading something.

5. I have two kids and barely have time to read, how do you balance taking care of your kids and writing?
Well, my youngest is fourteen and my oldest is eighteen, so they don't need (or want!) as much hands-on parenting as a younger child so I don't have a problem balancing, really. I usually write throughout the day while they are at school. On the weekends though, I like to get them outdoors and we go hiking and such

The Edge of Never  
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction

The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #1)  
 After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many
Kindred (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #2)  
Isaac Mayfair is hiding a dark secret. And just when Adria Dawson thinks the worst of her life among the werewolf world is over, she learns the secret that can rip her and Isaac’s love apart. Adria must come to terms with what the truth means for her. What it means for her life and how much time she has left to live it. She must choose between two different fates, neither of which can offer life as a certainty.

As if Isaac’s betrayal isn’t enough, Adria learns that there are things out there older and more powerful than werewolves could ever be. An archaic entity known only to few as the Praverian, unlike anything Adria has ever known or heard of.

As Adria struggles with her own fateful dilemmas, she must also try to find out why the Praverian is so interested in her and do everything in her power to stay out of its way.

Due to MATURE YA content, this book is recommended for 17+ 

 The Ballad of Aramei (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #3)   
Everything about Adria Dawson’s life has changed in unimaginable ways: the shattering betrayal of her mother, the fight for her life and sanity…the loss of her humanity. But now Adria must face the ultimate challenge and risk not only her life, but the lives of everyone she loves at the wrathful hands of Isaac Mayfair’s father.

Determined to help unravel a mysterious message deeply rooted in an unhinged mind, Adria becomes obsessed with traveling into Aramei’s turbulent past to see the truth of how the relationships and betrayals between the Mayfair and Vargas bloodlines were formed.

Meanwhile, Adria and the Mayfairs are doing everything they can to smoke out and trap the Praverian traitor. A trip to Providence uncovers not only an old family line who are enemies of the Praverians, but also raises questions about the Praverian’s true agenda.

But the traitor will be caught. People will die. And Adria’s destiny to be the cause of a war will come to pass. But what could a kind and simple girl like Adria Dawson ever do that could be considered an act of war? The landscape of the werewolf world will be forever changed in the climactic conclusion to The Darkwoods Trilogy 

Dirty Eden  

(This is not a YA book and is nothing like J.A. Redmerski's Darkwoods Trilogy or THE EDGE OF NEVER - you have been warned.)

The Devil gives Norman Reeves an ill-fated mission he has no choice but to accept: Find the center of Eden and reverse the Fall of Man.

Thrust into a place called Creation, Norman’s task is plagued by unimaginable people and events. He must unravel impossible clues to free the Three Trees and keep himself out of Hell at the same time.

On this surreal and humorous journey, Norman discovers many things better left unknown: the shocking secret lives of people close to him and the other unthinkable reason he was brought here.

But should Norman fail, like all visitors to Creation, he will forget everyone and everything he has ever known, becoming part of the madness that was once the paradise of Eden.


Blasphemous. Dark. Humorous. Twisted. Unlike anything you've ever read before. DIRTY EDEN ain't your pastor's book.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the interview and recommendations! I've added these books to my TBR list! Happy New Year!