Author: Jed Quinn

Jed Quinn, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Jed Quinn, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Today author Jed Quinn steps In the Spotlight here at Second Run Reviews. I first met Jed at ICON 38 where he “tricked” me into attending a reading given by Dennis W. Green. Since then Jed has been “harassing” me to read the tome he co-authored with Michael Koogler and Jaren Riley. While Hade’s Gambit is now undergoing some extensive editing, Jed invited me to read and review his latest novel, Orchard, a young adult vampire novel where the vampires don’t sparkle and they like coffee.   In the Spotlight with Jed Quinn Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Jed! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things startedIn a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.   Father of five, history professor, author, world traveler, reacher of high shelves, and constantly stepping into wardrobes trying to get into Narnia.    Let me know when you find that wardrobe to Narnia. I’ve been looking for it myself. Your first novel, Hade’s Gambit, was co-written with two other authors and I know you are currently working on sequels. How does working with co-authors differ from […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 6, 2015
No Sparkly Vampires Here | Orchard by Jed Quinn

No Sparkly Vampires Here | Orchard by Jed Quinn

Bram Stoker Dracula fan here. Yes, I read all three Twilight books, but found sparkly vampires hard to love. I would fawn over Eric Northman, but run away with Bill Compton. Comfort Louis and live the high life with Lestat. Yes, of all the paranormal creatures, I love the vampires in literature. I am quite picky about my vampires though. I want them to have some substance, meat on their bones, brains in their head. I want them to be as close to human as a vampire can get, and still have the danger their bloodlust evokes. My last encounter with young adult vampires was the Twilight series. Beloved by some, detested by others. I was somewhat trepidatious to tackle Orchard by Jed Quinn. There was something about Orchard, the newly turned vampire with just the snapshot of her last moments as a human, that pulled me in. With just enough mystery to keep you turning the pages, Orchard takes you on her journey to change the vampire world and discover who she was. While many vampires in other novels long for their human lives, all of the vampires in Quinn’s world do not recall who they were before they […]

3 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on November 4, 2015