Author Interview with Nicole Zoltack

Happy Friday everyone! To start of the weekend right we decided to sit down with Epic Fantasy author Nicole Zoltack. Check it out below and her books too.

Author Interview

Please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Nicole Zoltack, a USA Today Bestselling author. I adore mixing romances with the fantastical and am a *little* prolific.

What genre do you write?
Epic fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings…

Tell us a fun fact about your life.
I’m a brown belt in karate.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, watching TV and movies with hubby, spending time with my kids (three boys, one girl, and another one on the way!)

What do you like to do in your free time?
See 3 and 4. lol

What gets your creativity going?
Anything and everything! Reading and watching shows and movies can inspire me. I’ve had dreams that have been so vivid that have sparked ideas, and I love to play the “what if” game.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Plotter. I used to be a pantser to the point that if I figured out the climax before I was ready to write it (I’ve always had to write chronologically) then I would abandon the story. I have several Nano projects that are stuck at 50K that I’ve basically abandoned. Now, I’m a plotter, and I write much faster with an outline.

Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Straight for the computer, but I’ve found that if I’m stuck, pen and paper always helps to get me unstuck.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is called Age of Dragons. It’s set in an epic fantasy world divided into six kingdoms, and five other authors are writing in the world with me. The overall series is called Stones of Amaria. Each week, there will be a new release. In total, each author will have a four-book series in the world.

My kingdom features dragon riders because, seriously, who doesn’t love dragons?

Tell us about the villain of your book?
Ah! He’s only vaguely mentioned in my first book so I can’t give too many details about him yet, but he’s evil. He has a silver tongue, and he wants power and revenge.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The heroine is Nicai Bright. Like all dragon riders, she’s a warrior, and her life changes when she spies a dragon fall out of the sky. Something terribly wrong is happening, and she’s bound and determined to figure out the source.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
The Stones of Amaria series! Later on this month, I’ll be releasing the last book in my Magical Hunters Academy series, which I have so enjoyed writing. After the academy, I’ll be writing a different trilogy, this one about a supernatural bounty hunter.

I also have an epic fantasy series under N. M. Zoltack that is somewhat GRRM-esque. The first three books of seven are already published. If all goes well, the last four will be published before the new year.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for trusting me to transport you to another world, and I hope you enjoy my writing! I write for you.


Nicole Zoltack

NZ author pic oldNicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
From fairy tale retellings to epic fantasy, urban fantasy to paranormal romances, Nicole loves combining romance with the fantastical. When she puts down her computer, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic boys and one precious little girl with another baby (hopefully another girl!) on the way. Nicole is a brown belt in karate and will read anything and everything. Her current favorite TV show is Stranger Things, and she actually loved how Game of Thrones ended.

Connect with Nicole:

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Age of Dragons

Age-of-Dragons-KindleDragons aren’t supposed to fall right out of the sky.

For years, the people of the Burning Havens have ridden their dragons and raised their magical staves, and all has been right in their world.

Until now.

Several dragons have fallen ill, and some are even dying.

Eager to find a cure, Nicai Bright along with the infuriating but strikingly handsome Koll Hawk and their dragons set out for the Smoldering Slopes on a daring and desperate venture. An ancient prophecy speaks of hope there… as well as darkness.

Age of Dragons is the first book in a four-book series in the joint world of Stones of Amaria.

One-click now to be transported to a world filled with dragon riders!

Book 2 – Releases October 17
Book 3 – Releases November 28
Book 4 – Releases January 9

#PNR & #DARKFANTASY #PREMADECOVER REVEAL: Demon Magic

Our PNR and Dark Fantasy pre-made cover, Demon Magic is finally here! This is one of our basic covers that just includes the ebook. Upgrade to premium to get these add-ons: 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
Basic Price: $80
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Add-on paperback flap: $25
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#PARANORMALROMANCE & #DARKFANTASY #PREMADECOVER REVEAL: Marius

Our Paranormal Romance and Dark Fantasy pre-made cover, Marius is finally here. This is one of our basic covers that just includes the ebook. Upgrade to premium to get these add-ons: 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
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#DARK #FANTASY #PREMADE COVER REVEAL: Zastrid the Destroyer

Our dark fantasy pre-made cover, Zastrid the Destroyer is finally here. This is one of our basic covers that just includes the ebook. Upgrade to premium to get these add-ons: 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
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#DARK #FANTASY #PREMADE COVER REVEAL: Black Forest

The last reveal of the day! Our dark fantasy pre-made cover, Black Forest is finally here. This is one of our basic covers that just includes the ebook. Upgrade to premium to get these add-ons: 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
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#URBAN #FANTASY #PREMADE COVER REVEAL: Natasha

It’s Here! It’s Here! Our urban fantasy pre-made cover, Natasha is finally here. This cover is part of our Deluxe Cover sets. In our Deluxe set you will get this cover in both ebook & paperback format, along with 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
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#FANTASY #PREMADE COVER REVEAL: Nazira

Here it is ladies and gentlemen! Our pre-made fantasy cover, Nazira. This cover is part of our Deluxe Cover sets. In our Deluxe set you will get this cover in both ebook & paperback format, along with 3 hard edits (no limitations), 1 3D cover and 1 promotional banner.
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CUSTOM COVER: AN ELF, A DRAGON, AND A GOD’S INTERVENTION

Today I am happy to announce my short story cover is finished and will be the cover showed of in this post. I don’t remember if I showcased the first story in the short story series or not. That is why I will be including “A Father’s Protection” alongside my new story. I am including a short excerpt to go with this cover reveal for both short stories. I hope you all enjoy.

An Elf, A Dragon, and a God’s Intervention

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RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

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A Father’s Protection

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EXCERPT SNIPPET

His animal instincts took control of him instantly. He jumped to his feet flexing his muscles as he crouched. DarkDeath smiled letting his power slowly seep into his legs. It has been far to long since I got to have this much fun. A smile creep into his eyes as everything blurred as his legs leaped into a full charge.

Ha…this is more like it. The trees blurred past him as mere moments took him miles in distance. The speed was so extreme it would destroy any weaker being. Flowers were obliterated at his passing, animals screamed in fear running from his power. The sense of battle was filling him full of glee…I feel like a pup again. Perhaps, I’ll let the pups stray more often.

He sprinted to the clearing as the wind blew against his nose, giving him updates on his enemy. The distance was nothing for him he managed to cover ten miles under a few seconds. The clearing came into few as the trees separated opening up into grassland that was circled by a small cliff and trees.

DarkDeath, looked around from the shadow of the trees watching. He wasn’t alone without realizing it a twin-tailed fox snuck up on him. His eyes watched the silvery colored fox walk into the clearing circling its prey.

“I know your there, Kyre King” the she fox teased.

He rolled his eyes, of all the foxes he had to deal with, it had to be this one. Females were ten times more irritating and all he needed was to get carried away. “I would step out from behind your tree, Dark One.”

“The name is DarkDeath, Silver hide” he growled.

“Hmmm…call me what you will Kyre” she said entwining her tail playfully. “But, last I checked I wasn’t the one with a pup in someone else’s territory.” Her delicate paws jumped from the ground onto a boulder. She twisted, sitting herself high above, giving herself the advantage over him.

Continue reading…

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About K.M. Jenkins

Author PicK.M. Jenkins (a.k.a Katie), is a speculative fiction author that creates world of epic fantasy and paranormal romance. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. The plan is to publish the first novel, “Tarzinëa: Rise of the Vardin”, the first book in the Silver Ryder Legacy series in 2019.

When K.M isn’t writing, she runs her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chases her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

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Custom Cover: Double Cover Reveal

Just the other week I did a cover reveal for Allison D. Reid’s new book, Visions of Light and Shadow. This is her third installment in her series the Wind Rider Chronicles. Alfredo and I have been on a journey for the last year working on a big project for Allison. The project was to bring a consistent, illustrated and series connect to her books in print.

The plan is to have all her books illustrated by Alfredo and I do the photo manipulation and formatting. We started this project as I stated a year ago. We have finished her third book since it was the most pressing of them all. Now I get to say I have put the final touches on Journey to Aviad and Ancient Voices: Into the Depths just yesterday. You know what the means? It means I get to showcase both covers to you all at once. So, without further a do I present the new Journey to Aviad and Ancient Voices: Into the Depths.

I thought I would share all three books in the series side by side. This way you can see the entire collection as one. These are all the ebook covers, I am formatting the print covers. Then they will go through a proofing process, to make sure the physical copy is the colors Allison is looking for. Due to this process the covers won’t change over in the marketplace till the print covers arrive in the mail to complete the proof, keep your eyes peeled for the announcement for when they go live worldwide.

The Wind Rider Chronicles


About the Author

Allison now lives in the Miami Valley area with her husband and children. She continues to work on her first published series while taking care of her family, editing for other independent writers, and managing a home business.

Author Website | Facebook Page | Twitter | Allison’s Kinship

Journey to Aviad is a Prema-FREE ebook download!
Ancient Voices: Into the Depths (Ebook $2.99) (Paperback $9.99) or subscribe to Allison’s author newsletter and get the ebook FREE.
Visions of Light and Shadow (Ebook $2.99) (Paperback coming soon, after physical proof process)

Other books/stories within the Wind Rider Chronicles world:

Into the Shadow Woods (Ebook $1.99) (Paperback $6.99)
A Collection of Short Stories: The Wind Rider Chronicles (Ebook $0.99)

Talk soon,

Katie @ KJ Magical Designs

Custom Cover: Print Cover Reveal

This evening I put the final touches on this print cover, that I did for Allison D. Reid. The process for this cover was different from my others. That being due to this being a collaborated piece between myself and my fellow designer, Alfredo Pachicano.

Alfredo has been working with me for a few years now, mainly on Allison’s books for her Wind Rider Chronicles series. This cover is the latest release of her series, Visions of Light and Shadows, Book 3 of the Wind Rider Chronicles.

The process behind this cover was pretty easy for myself. You see before Alfredo came into the picture I have worked with Allison for about a year or more, so I have come to expect what she likes. Many designers would find her picky, overwhelming or even hard to work with. However, I love working with her, she pushes me to new heights. We have been together since I started my journey onto the path of designing covers, along with becoming an author myself, and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon.

Alfredo jumped on the band wagon just this last year and he is the one behind the beautifully illustrated image provided on the cover. He has been slaving away on re-doing the first two books in the Wind Rider Chronicles, and this one provided above. The plan has been to rework all the covers to create a series set that flows from one book to another.

I haven’t master the art of transferring designs from paper over to digital yet, and Alfredo is by far a better illustrator than myself. In this way we seem to compliment each other, since he has no understanding of the book cover formatting specifications. As a result he did the illustrating, where I did the formatting, text and photo manipulation on our co-projects.

This cover I had access to the psd files, so I was able to manipulate the illustration to create the back flap for this one. I am hoping it will work out for the others in the series, but won’t know till the time comes.

Book 3 has finally been finished. I do have the new image for book 2, Ancient Voices: Into the Depths, so this will be my next assignment to accomplish for Allison. Then once book 1, Journey to Aviad’s art has been complete, then I will work that one. I will keep everyone updated on this series project as it continues.

So, I have drowned on for a long while, but what kind of designer/author would I be if I didn’t share some links. Below you will find link’s to Allison’s website, FB page, Twitter and her FB group. I’ll even throw in link’s to her books.

Author Website
Facebook Page
Twitter
Allison’s Kinship

Get Journey to Aviad FREE ebook download!
Ancient Voices: Into the Depths (Ebook $2.99) (Paperback $9.99)
Visions of Light and Shadow (Ebook $2.99) (Paperback coming soon, after physical proof process)

I hope you all will check out her site and even snatch up the first book of her series if you haven’t yet. This series falls in the genres of Epic fantasy and Christian Fantasy. I fell in love with her as an author the second I opened Journey to Aviad and I even cried at the gut wrenching blow Ancient Voices: Into the Depths threw my way. I will be excited to read book 3 and yes I will be writing a review for you all to read.

I hope you all have a good weekend and if you are looking for a book to read I bet you will find one here on this very page, wink wink :).

Talk soon,

Katie @ KJ Magical Designs