About J.S. Edge

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J.S. Edge remains adamant that when she was a kid she could fly. Pfft to the nay-sayers.

Born and raised in the North-East of England, J.S. Edge graduated from Northumbria University with a BA(hons) degree in Media Production, a script writing major. She and her husband now live in the beautiful South-West, sharing their Devonshire home with four spirited children and a menagerie of furry friends. J.S. Edge is a terrible cook but an exceptional dreamer, and Elephant Shoe is her debut novel.

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After stumbling upon an otherworldly ritual, Kitty Fairlow discovers that her own incredible hunting skills are not merely due to a lifetime of training. She has been gifted powers from an ancient spirit, passed down by her father. She is a Constellation.

And she’s not the only one.

A new generation of heroes have each inherited unique abilities in order to prevent the corruption of their world by the Tenebri, a race that thrives on life energy. Kitty, along with a high-born dancer and a snarky juggler, must find their allies before the Tenebri army picks them off.

With the powerful enemy emerging, can the Constellations gather in time to put an end to the threat for good, or will their foe succeed and wreak the same destruction they have unleashed on their own world?

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.” Samuel Johnson, circa 1750.

Offered a chance at vengeance, dying Pandia readily accepted.

After a horrendous and brutal attack, star student and good girl Dia awakens in a grave to find herself changed, her sheltered and safe life gone forever. Shocked to learn her mother begged a vampire to transform her, she remembers asking for vengeance. She’s gained surprising new powers, astonishing strength and speed, but she has new vulnerabilities and new enemies.
As she learns to navigate her changed world, she must exercise caution. A single mistake can kill her all over again. Vampire life is not what she envisioned and comes with a unique moral code limiting how she can use her newfound abilities. The consequences of failure are catastrophic.
It is 1961, and the country has a charismatic new president, the civil rights movement is gathering strength, beatniks are becoming hippies, communal living and free love are making noise. Homosexuality is finding its way out of the closet. Sex and drugs and rock’n’roll, baby!
Against this backdrop, she and her creator hunt her killers so she can find justice. Along the way, she finds new friends and allies and awakens to the social issues of the day, struggling with them right along with the rest of society.
On top of this, she must resolve her personal issues about what she has become and how it has affected her moral code. Is she a monster or not? What can she say—it’s complicated!

An excerpt of this can be found at the end of Elephant Shoe digital edition.

Nick is gay, and he’d do anything to hide it. That’s why his best friend, Jordan, sets him up on a date with a girl. But things are never as simple as they seem, and dating Aria turns out to be an eye opening experience. With an emerging love interest conflicting with his plans, Nick has a big decision to make: he has to decide whether he wants to live a lie or be true to himself.

Life isn’t easy for a teenage veilwalker.

Lyric has been on the run for over a decade. Her brother is her only friend, her father treats her like a soldier, and after an ill-planned trip to purgatory she’s stuck with a bitterly displaced ghost.

Charles Hathor has problems of his own—problems he’s confident can be solved with the aid of Lyric’s realm-crossing ability. As the leader of a powerful coven, he’ll stop at nothing to ensure her cooperation. Kidnapping, extortion, maybe even murder; everything goes in his quest for retribution.

Alongside her twin, Lyric is forced back into the bowels of the magical world. But working for a vengeful warlock is not for the faint of heart.

Relationships will be tested. Unlikely alliances will be forged. And Lyric will discover enemies closer than she ever imagined.

This is the first book in Jennifer R. McDonald’s Veilwalker Trilogy.

Dance Academy reject, Archie Corrigan, resents the stereotype guy ballet dancers are gay. Because he isn’t. At all. Forced to reassess his life goal at Camp Crystal Cove, it’s by sheer dumb luck he meets Landon Summers, who turns everything Archie was sure of into chaos.

Poor boy turned teen heartthrob, Landon Summers, is the name on everyone’s lips. With his unexpected leap to fame, his agent advises him to keep his bi status on the down low. Not a problem! Until Landon meets Archie.

Their unexpected friendship leads to an inevitable kiss, but their moment is caught in high definition and used as fuel for blackmail. If the truth gets out, Landon’s career could be over, and Archie will be forced to acknowledge the one thing he’s fought to deny.

But how do you go back to your average life once you’ve experienced That Feeling When … you’re finally happy?

Raine can’t remember it. Only Flashes. 
The knife in her hands.
The crunch of the blade puncturing his spine.
His ragged, dying breath on her face. Raine can’t remember killing her husband…. Or so she claims….

Detained in a mental health facility and awaiting trial on charge of murder, Raine Black tells an unbelievable tale to her psychologists: that she was visited by a monster who took her into a parallel universe– the dark and twisted world of Wanderlust. There she encountered both unimaginable terrors and wonders beyond her wildest dreams.
As the clock ticks down to her sentencing, Raine finds herself in a race against time to tell those watching what really took place the night she was arrested– But who is really behind her husband’s death? And what became of Nicholas, the creature who had ultimately changed the course of her life?
When the investigation takes a turn, the truth about Raine’s marriage comes to light, and that everyone involved, including her psychologists are keeping secrets.
The lines between fantasy and reality are blurring. And two worlds are about to collide.

“A hero or a villain
To them it’s black or white
You’re a spectrum of a person
And none of them are right”

Alex’s Spilled Ink is a compilation of Alex’s poems, divided into three parts: heaven, earth and hell.
Heaven. Dip your hands in the warm, crystal water and reach for the words at the bottom of the lake. Inspiration. Hope. Love. Which will you take?

Earth. Keep your feet on the ground but look up towards the sky. What do you see? The moon, the stars, life passing by?
Hell. Fire burns but so does passion. You fight your battles and sometimes you lose. Hurt. Pain. Grief. Keep on fighting, there’s no excuse.

Does Heaven know you’re miserable now?

It’s 1987. Sam Henry Hay, a 17-year-old exchange student from Sheffield, hops into Texas, USA, with one burning ambition: Manipulate his gullible host parents into funding his university, and leave his dead-end life in Yorkshire behind.

But is Sam manipulating America or America manipulating Sam? The clever lad schmoozes his way into many a bed and purse, yet can’t get rid of anyone. He executes careful plans, only to watch them disastrously fall apart. Worst of all, this once proud nihilist watches in horror as he reveals a conscience, in a world growing ever darker around him.

Days of Throbbing Gristle is not your typical teenage tale. It’s a razor-slashing journey through a time and place that really was as bad as you’ve heard. For some, high school is the best time in their lives. For others, it’s a miracle they make it to the other side.

Fifteen-year-old Alex is a “spinner.” His friends are “dummies.” Two clandestine groups of humans want his power. And an ancient evil is stalking him. If people weren’t being murdered, Alex might laugh at how his life turned into a horror movie overnight.

In a wheelchair since birth, his freakish ability has gotten him kicked out of ten foster homes since the age of four. Now saddled with a sadistic housemother who uses his spinning to heal the kids she physically abuses, Alex and his misfit group of learning disabled classmates are the only ones who can solve the mystery of his birth before more people meet a gruesome end.

They need to find out who murdered their beloved teacher, and why the hot young substitute acts like she’s flirting with them. Then there’s the mysterious medallion that seems to have unleashed something malevolent, and an ancient prophecy suggesting Alex has the power to destroy humanity.

The boys break into homes, dig up graves, elude kidnappers, fight for their lives against feral cats, and ultimately confront an evil as old as humankind. Friendships are tested, secrets uncovered, love spoken, and destiny revealed.

The kid who’s always been a loner will finally learn the value of friends, family, and loyalty.

If he survives…

After watching a young boy die, college freshman Atancia Clark begins to have panic attacks. Her heart flutters, her breath catches, and she can’t control her emotions the way she always has. She wants to be strong, but lately she just hasn’t been living up to her own expectations. When she meets Ben Althaus, her breath starts catching for entirely different reasons. He helps Atancia discover the cause for her odd emotional reactions and the history she thought was lost when her mother left her.

Like Ben, Atancia is Durand, an immortal who survives by transferring energy from other living things. He wants to help her hone her emerging abilities, but her focus is threatened by life-altering events. Thrust into a culture she never knew existed, Atancia will have to decide whom she can trust with her secrets and with her life.

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My reading time is somewhat limited, but I am all for supporting my fellow indie authors!

As you can tell by my favourites above, I read mostly Young Adult and LGBT fiction, some fantasy, some mystery. I want stories that’ll make me laugh and cry and question; ones which have me tingling with the warm fuzzies even as my heart breaks a little…

So, if you have a book you think may appeal to me, feel free to message me the book’s description and blurb, along with your email address.

Please do not send a copy of your book unless I request it from you.

Much love,

Jo x

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