14 July 2015 by Published in: kindle worlds 3 comments

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Scott Langrel

Scott Langrel and I have been buds on FB for years, and he’s a talented author in his own right. We hit it off on the right foot, and when I came up with the bright idea of a JET Kindle World I thought of Scott as a natural fit. Even though not typically an action/adventure author, leaning more to the paranormal, Scott bravely took on the task of working in the world, and the result surpassed my expectations. Here we’ll get to know Scott and find out a little about what makes him tick:

 

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

Scott: When I first heard that Jet would be opened for Kindle Worlds, I was hot to jump into the proverbial pool. I like the series–the action, the exotic locales, and the characters. Though I write in a different genre, I thought it would be neat to write a genre-bending story which incorporated some of my characters with yours.

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?

Scott: Unstoppable puts Maya into a world I’m more familiar with–a world in which things aren’t quite what they seem, and where the unbelievable often occurs. But she’s still Jet, with all of her abilities and assets. I wanted to see how an action icon would react when I threw a few supernatural elements into the mix.

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

Scott: I generally write supernatural suspense. My books aren’t strictly horror–think Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas series, for example. They’re more action or thriller than horror.

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?

Scott: Unstoppable takes place mostly in Louisiana, mainly because I’m not a world-hopper like some people I know. I might not always stick to “write what you know”, but I’m generally limited to writing about places I know. It’s hard for me to set a story in a location I’ve never even visited.

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

Scott: Well, we already know readers like Maya, hence your selling of upteen gazillion books. My main character is Jack Clay, a man with an extensive military and police background. Jack is a Cajun whose last assignment involved working with a special unit which investigated and infiltrated cults, before something happened that changed his life forever. He’s a good guy with a big heart who happens to carry the weight (or fate, as he sees it) on his shoulders. He just wants to do good, and I think readers will be able to connect to him.

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

Scott: Maya is, of course, one of the main characters. Other characters are mentioned, but do not play a significant role.

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

Scott: That’s going awfully deep for a hillbilly like me. I guess I tend to write about evil and what motivates it. In this case, it’s a thirst for revenge brought on by years of pain, frustration, and anger. But I also like to write about what happens when you open Pandora’s Box, then find that it can’t be shut again.My Finn McCoy books often use paranormal beings as substitutes for real evils being perpetrated by man right now, as we speak. The world can be a dangerous place.

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

Scott: I’ve always loved reading and have attempted to write–with varying degrees of success–from a young age. I’d almost given up until Amazon revolutionized self publishing. They made it a viable option, not simply a time-wasting act of vanity.

Russell: Do you have a background related to your writing? Interests? What makes you interesting outside of your books

Scott: I’m as boring as the day is long. Hanging out with me would be a sure-fire cure for chronic insomnia. But I do like beer. A lot. If I wasn’t a writer, a taste-testing job in a brewery would suit me just fine.

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?

Scott: I think we’re really screwed if we don’t all get together and put an end to the current Politicians Gone Wildcraze. Government has grown so large it’s now like a wildfire–existing only to feed itself. There’s no sympathy for the common man. We elect these idjits to represent us, not to rule over us. And the whole alien cover-up thing really pisses me off. Don’t get me started.

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

Scott: Next will be the seventh installment in my Finn McCoy Paranormal Thriller series, which will feature Jack Clay from the novella. After that, I’m hoping to give ol’ Jack a shot at his own series, if the readers connect with him.

 

 

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  1. Tue 14th Jul 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Jet mixed with supernatural elements sounds cool!

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  2. Nancy Barth
    Tue 14th Jul 2015 at 2:48 pm

    How do I find these novellas on amazon?

    Reply
    • Russell Blake  –  Tue 14th Jul 2015 at 5:26 pm

      They’ll be live July 29th!

      Reply

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