24 July 2015 by Published in: kindle worlds 2 comments

 

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A.J.’s website is www.ajcarella.com.

Russell: How did you come to be interested in the JET Series Kindle World?

A.J.: I kept hearing about this Russell Blake guy so I decided to check him out for myself. He’s irreverent, fun and slightly unhinged. Oh, and his books are great!

Russell: Tell us how your story links to the JET Series. Characters, setting, specific event? Is there any crossover or meetings between your characters and any of the original characters?

A.J.: Jet’s Curse is set several years after the Jet series and follows Hannah, Jet’s daughter. Her fractured upbringing has had an impact on her adult life and we see that she is more like her mother than she’d like to admit. Though the story is firmly focused on Hannah, Jet does make an appearance.

Russell: The JET Series books are fast-paced action and adventure stories. What genre(s) do you explore in your story?

A.J.: Jet’s curse is a fast-paced crime fiction/thriller, with a hint of romance.

Russell: The JET series has been set all over the world… the Middle East, Asia, South American, the Caribbean, etc. Tell us about where you set your story, and why?

A.J.: My story is set in the US as that’s where Hannah grew up (in Jet’s Curse).

Russell: Tell us a little about your main character. Why do you think readers will like her?

A.J.: Hannah has had it tough. Raised away from her mother, in an abusive environment, she had to grow up fast. Spending time in a children’s home and watching her adored adoptive mother die behind bars could have made her turn bad, but it didn’t. She strongly believes in justice, by whatever means. She chooses a path that she knows in the eyes of many will be seen as criminal, but she believes it to be justified.

Russell: Did you decide to include any of the main characters from JET (Jet / Maya, Matt or Hannah?) If so, Why?

A.J.: Jet makes an appearance, albeit brief. Though Hannah’s relationship with Maya is difficult, at the end of the day she is the only person she can turn to for help.

Russell: What major theme comes across the clearest in your story? Is this a theme found consistently in your other works? Please market those works here!

A.J.: All my works feature strong female characters. They are:

Russell: Share some of your story about becoming a writer. Long version or short version. You decide.

A.J.: Since I was a kid I’ve dreamt of writing a book. Who hasn’t? It wasn’t until I went to university to study law though that the idea started becoming less of a dream and more of possibility.

As a single parent, putting myself through school later in life was hard but I did well and one of the recurring themes in the feedback from my work was that I my writing was really good.

Fast forward a couple of years and my law degree wasn’t working for me as I expected and I needed to find a way of supporting us. Thus my first work of fiction was written. I’ve never looked back.

Russell: Do you have a background related to your writing? Interests? What makes you interesting outside of your books…Authors are often some of the most interesting people I’ve met, although admittedly I don’t get out much.

A.J.: I’m not interesting at all – except in my dreams where I am, of course, a jet-setting, crime solving, bestselling novelist. And no, I’m not Jessica Fletcher!

Russell: JET is set in a world where many governments including Israel and the U.S. have covert operations including false flag and assassinations. Do you believe this is really the world we live in? If so, what are your thoughts on the future?

A.J.: I do believe that this is the world today. I find it both worrying and reassuring. Today people cry out for transparency of Government, for accountability but I don’t think in reality that we should know everything.

Yes, there are clearly circumstances when the population has a right to know what actions are being taken in their name, but equally, from a security point of view, I realize that this can rarely happen.

However, with the lack of transparency comes the need to trust that those governing us aren’t going to far. And how can we know that without that transparency?

It’s a tough question!

Russell: What are you working on next, aside from the novella in the JET Series Kindle World?

A.J.: I’m working on True Lies, the next book in my blindsided series. Available for pre-order on Amazon!

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  1. Lynda filler
    Fri 24th Jul 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Sounds great!
    I’m unfamiliar with your wokr but downloaded your first book today!

    Reply
    • AJ Carella  –  Mon 27th Jul 2015 at 6:14 am

      Hi Lynda, I hope you liked it! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Zarayna
    Sat 25th Jul 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Hi AJ,

    Just a very quick congratulations for being chosen to join such an elite group.

    Hope you enjoyed the whole experience and wishing you much success.
    Kindest,
    Zara.

    Reply
    • AJ Carella  –  Mon 27th Jul 2015 at 6:15 am

      Hi Zara,

      It’s been a great experience and Russell is a great guy. I can’t wait until the Jet World goes live. 🙂

      Reply

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