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The Butler/Banks Book Tour Day 5 Features Valjeanne Jeffers!

12:41 PMDaVaun Sanders

The Butler/Banks Book Tour will feature guest posts from various authors contributing exciting perspectives to the realm of Speculative Fiction! Today is all about Valjeanne Jeffers!

Valjeanne is the author of the SF/fantasy novels: ImmortalImmortal II: The Time of LegendImmortal III: Stealer of Souls, and the steampunk novels: Immortal IV: Collision of Worldsand The Switch II: Clockwork (includes books 1 and 2).

Her writing has appeared in: The Obamas: Portrait of America’s New First FamilyThe Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean SouthDrumvoices Revue 20th Anniversary, and Liberated Muse: How I Freed My Soul Vol. I. She was also semi-finalist for the 2007 Rita Dove Poetry Award and she was interviewed in 60 Years of Black Women in Horror Fiction.

Valjeanne’s fiction has appeared in Steamfunk!Genesis: An Anthology of Black Science FictionGriots: A Sword and Soul AnthologyPossibilities31 Days of Steamy Mocha, and Griots II: Sisters of the Spear. She is co-owner of Q & V Affordable editing. Her two latest novels: Mona Livelong: Paranormal Detective and Colony: Ascension will be released later this year. Preview or purchase her novels at: http://www.vjeffersandqveal.com.

Immortal Excerpt: 

Dressed in breeches and sandals, Joie rode through the forest of his ancestors.The illuminae filtered through the trees, sketching filigrees in the mulch below.

The warrior was tall, with reddish brown skin, almond eyes and high cheekbones. Jet black hair hung loosely about his shoulders. Silver and turquoise rings dangled from his ears and wrists.

Joie was half asleep, his muscular thighs loosely gripping the mare’s flanks,for she knew the way to their favorite stream better than he did. They reached the brook and he dismounted, kneeled and splashed water upon his face and neck, finally cupping a pool in his hands to drink.

“Joseph…” He glanced around, instantly wary. The forest was teaming with supernatural life – and not all of it friendly.

Among the most dangerous were Wood Sprites – forest succubae that took the form of human women to capture men. Their victims slowly starved to death, losing all grasp of time as they languished in their captor’s embrace.

A mahogany shaded woman emerged from the grove of trees to his right. She had a wide nose, full lips and was dressed in a thigh length garment made entirely of
overlapping feathers. Her kinky hair was braided atop her head. Gold ornaments hung from her ears, neck and arms.

She had the voluptuous body of a young girl. But her large dark eyes held knowledge no girl could ever possess, and she had all the earmarks of a preternatural creature – though friend or enemy, Joie couldn’t tell…

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