Guest Blogger: S.D. Grimm
I am really excited for this guest blog post today. Not only do I get to talk about my novel Scarlet Moon, but I also get to do something really fun, and that is talk about my main character: Jayden Jorah.
A little bit about Jayden’s appearance first.
Hair: Medium brown with some red highlights.
Height: 5’ 3”
Distinguishing features: A birthmark that looks just like the moon only it’s blood red.
Now there is more than one main character in the Children of the Blood Moon series (of which Scarlet Moon is the first book), but Jayden’s story really takes the lead in this book for a number of reasons. I wanted a really awesome heroine, but I also wanted someone real. Someone relatable.
Jayden is those things. She has honest fears and doubts, and overcoming them is a big part of her story.
What Jayden likes most about herself: Her ability to spar with daggers and a sword and to throw knives. I’m not going to lie; she’s really good at it.
What she likes least about herself: Her emotional side. She’s an empath, and sometimes feeling all those emotions get in the way. Also, she has a big problem with fear. She fears stepping out of her comfort zone and leaving what she knows.
What she wants to do with her life: Become a wise woman and eventually a doctor.
Jayden’s biggest fear: Moving away from her home and family and the things that she believes define her.
People she’s closest to: Her brothers and her best friend/betrothed Ryan. She’s kind of a tomboy and doesn’t have that many close female friends.
Her deepest secret: Children of the Blood Moon like Jayden have special talents and abilities given to them—they’re all marked by the Blood Moon birthmark. Jayden’s biggest secret is some of her talents. No one knows she can actually feel other people’s emotions and make them her own.
Has she ever been in love? Well, she loves Ryan, her betrothed, but she’s not ready to marry him. Some of it is the fear of leaving her comfort zone—that includes her friendship with him. She’s not sure how much things will change when she moves from friend to wife. And she’s not sure she’s ready.
Here are some fun facts about Jayden.
Favorite color: Green. Specifically the green the sky gets right before a storm.
Myers Briggs Personality Type: ISFJ
Theme song: “Shatter Me” by Lindsey Stirling
Hobbies: Sparring, horseback riding, cooking, and archery.
Favorite animal: Horse. She wears a necklace that used to be her mother’s, and the white, wooden charm is a horse.
I hope you have as much fun getting to know Jayden as I had writing her story!
S. D. Grimm’s first love in writing is young adult speculative fiction. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency and her debut novel, Scarlet Moon, is slated to be published in October 2016. When she’s not writing or editing, Sarah enjoys reading (of course!), making clay dragons for her Grimmlies store on Etsy, practicing kickboxing and Brazilian jiu jitsu, training dogs, and doing anything outdoorsy with the family. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog. Follow her online:
Website, blog, and newsletter. http://sdgrimm.com
Scarlet Moon on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Scarlet-Moon-Children-Blood-Book/dp/1683700503/