Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Animal Senses by Jacqueline Paige Genre: Paranormal Romance

Following your muse…

By Jacqueline Paige


What drives a writer to sit down and write?  The love of the written word? Creating worlds and characters? For the reader's entertainment?

It’s most likely all of those, but for me it’s the never-ending nagging of my muse.  She will literally deprive me of sleep when a plot needs to be jotted down and will not let me rest if there’s a particular scene she has playing over and over in my head. 

I know it’s easy to blame the exhaustion on a fictitious muse… I believe every writer out there has one and will agree that even though they are beyond exhaustion with no time to spare the drive is coming from somewhere inside they can’t identify.  That would be their muse.

When I was still working full-time, I was constantly asked how I found the time to write as much as I did in addition to being a mother to five and having a full-time 60+ hours a week job.  My answer then was … I don’t know!  And I still don’t.  I have no idea how I’m able to sit up long past when most of my body has already gone to sleep and write entire chapters.  Does it ever catch up to me?  Yes.  In those few times my muse is otherwise entertained or resting I’m able to take a nap from time to time.  Of course, she is recharged much faster than I am and will wake me when a new idea has formed. Picture a hyper-active-never-stops-moving-three-year-old and that’s the equivalent to my muse.

Presently I have a list of plot ideas and characters that are waiting to be written.  If I were to sit down and do nothing but write ten hours a day it would keep me with more than enough to do for the next two years – at least.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – I love my muse.  I even gave her my middle name and that’s what we see on the covers of my Jacqueline books or the “J” of my J. Risk books. We have a wonderful relationship, I just need an assistant and another set of hands to type with to keep up with her.  I do wish she would learn how to proofread and edit, that would save me hours of stress as I try to get one story to the publishing stage as she’s feeding the next one into my brain.   

I may have titled this piece wrong, I don’t follow my muse I hang on tight and hope she stops occasionally so I can eat and sleep. 

As soon as I’m done typing this, I have to work on “our” to-do list.  Which is: proof the final of The Kinetic from J. Risk’s Alterealm Series,  jot down the ideas for my next Animal book- Solace (which I’m trying to save up to write for NaNoWriMo in November… IF she’ll let me stall that long), work on some promotional tasks— oh, all while watching my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter.

I definitely need a clone or assistant…



Animal Senses Book 1
by Jacqueline Paige
Genre: Paranormal Romance

She crept back out of the room being careful to not make a sound, debating for half a second whether she should close the door or just leave it.

She left it. Every instinct was telling her to get out of there, fast.

Rayne left Chicago that morning, with a random poke a map sending her, wholly unprepared, into the wilderness. Needing a place to regroup and find a new direction, she could never have imagined what she’d find in a remote Ontario town.

Reclusive lone wolf Devin guards his isolation and solitude while he avoids taking his rightful place in the pack. Painting and avoiding his mother’s phone calls occupy his waking hours until Rayne appears, smelling of flowers, hiding secrets, and awakening his wolf.

Changes are coming for Rayne, and her ignorance of the world she knows nothing about save fiction stories soon come clear as danger approaches and choices must be made.

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Animal Senses Book 2

Sometimes the answers you get aren’t what you asked.

The world can tilt a bit and throw you off balance, just enough that you have to stop and make some adjustments.

When Kelsey comes home, she finds out her entire life and everything she thought she knew is a lie.

When her world spins out of control and flips in more directions then she could ever count, she struggles to right it again.

Animal Senses Book 3

The truth doesn’t always set you free.

Trained as a healer since childhood, Shaelan never realized why no one ever moved from her village or visited. Something wasn’t quite right, but it wasn’t until she saw the truth with her own eyes that she realized.

She couldn’t live with how things were. But does she have the strength to make the changes necessary for her people to live in peace?

Sometimes discovering the truth also means facing all that is wrong, even in your own life.

Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that's part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn't stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as "all things paranormal", which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn't lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there's enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She's a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.

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