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15 February 2013 @ 10:44 pm
Guest Post: The Awesomesauce Jordan Castillo Price  
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Jordan Castillo Price is one of the rarities in the genre.  Not only is she a fantastic writer with great plots that think outside the box, she is also just a gem to work with and allround pleasant human bean.

This week sees the release of her serial Turbulence in a one-stop-shop omnibus.  The ominous tale of a young co-pilot starting a new run that will take him through the Bermuda Triangle and into... another dimension? A pocket of time? Limbo?  You'll have to read to find out.





As a child of the seventies, I grew up around sensationalized representations of paranormal phenomena. UFO sightings, crop circles and alien abductions were all the rage. The search for Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster was underway. Ouija boards were sold in the game aisle beside Legos and Candyland. And the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle never failed to send a shiver down everyone’s spine.

The term Bermuda Triangle was coined in a magazine article in 1962 to describe an area off the east coast of Florida in which ships, and later aircraft, tend to get lost. They don’t all disappear. Some of them malfunction, lose control, and find themselves in a spot that’s miles away from their last known heading.

The thought of people disappearing is fascinating. The thought of entire vessels full of passengers and crew disappearing is baffling. Researchers claim various things are responsible for the trouble: magnetic fields, weather, human error. Still others maintain that ships and aircraft malfunction all the time, not just in this particular spot, but because it’s the world’s most heavily trafficked shipping lane, the number of malfunctions would be higher.

Whether there’s anything to the Triangle mythos or not, it made for some interesting backstory. In the Turbulence series, a skeptic named Paul Cronin is assigned to pilot a flight through the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Paul is the last person to fall prey to superstition…but he discovers the crew he’s joined has been flying through a bizarre phenomenon for over a year, and he’s determined to figure out a way over, around or through it so he’ll be free to pursue a relationship with the crew’s handsome flight attendant, Dallas.

I hope readers will enjoy exploring the twists and turns of the Bermuda Triangle as much as I’ve enjoyed spinning the story.




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Author and artist Jordan Castillo Price is the owner of JCP Books LLC. She writes paranormal, horror and thriller novels from her isolated and occasionally creepy home in rural Wisconsin. Jordan is best known as the author of the PsyCop series, an unfolding tale of paranormal mystery and suspense starring Victor Bayne, a gay medium who's plagued by ghostly visitations. Also check out her new series, Mnevermind, where memories are made...one client at a time.

Find the Turbulence Collection ebooks at JCP Books, Amazon and B&N, and the paperback at Amazon.






 
 
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cdn_tamcdn_tam on February 15th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit (understatement) of a sceptic. I don't really believe most of that stuff exists, but it is fun to read about.

There is now a coast ship floating off the coast of Canada. It's a passenger cruise liner that came free from the dock in Nova Scotia and apparently the owner is not interested in paying to have it recovered (it was basically scrap). So I suppose if you didn't know it was out there, and were boating around and found this empty cruise ship, it would be terribly creepy and scary, but it's just sheer cheapness that put it there, no aliens or ghosts. :-)

Can't wait to read the last installment.
Sean Kennedykennsea on February 15th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
As much as I want to be Mulder, there is far more Scully in me. I am for some reason obsessed with watching Most Haunted on YouTube at the moment, and I am just pissing myself laughing at their po-faced antics. Yet I love hearing the ghost stories behind each location.

A ghost ship would be extremely creepy. I always hated being one of the last people to leave school. Nothing creepier than an empty school.
cdn_tamcdn_tam on February 15th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
You sound like my daughter. She always scoffs at those shows. Oh look, the curtain moved. Yeah, it's called the air conditioner or wind. LOL
jordan_c_pricejordan_c_price on February 15th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
I love the sound of that ship! It's one of those "fact is stranger than fiction" things that I'd think "yeah right" if I tried to incorporate it into a book.
kris_t_pkris_t_p on February 15th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Seeing is believing, right?
I can definitely see a lot of myself in Paul...I've got to see it with my own eyes! Yet, I love stories where the possibilities are endless...sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal. I want that magic to exist in my imagination, and Turbulence delivered in spades.

I still can't believe how much I came to care for Marlin. I was ready to write him off as a weirdo from page one, and by the end I was crying for him.

Thank you for more amazing characters to love and a story I'll read many times.
jordan_c_pricejordan_c_price on February 15th, 2013 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeing is believing, right?
The first scene didn't show Marlin in his most flattering light, did it? I think the scene where he met Caitlin and was talking to her like a human being when all the other guys were busy leering at her did a lot to raise him in my estimation.

There's a lot of both Paul and Dallas in me...I can say that about most of my couples, come to think of it. I have my Jacob days and my Vic days.
kris_t_pkris_t_p on February 15th, 2013 08:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Seeing is believing, right?
As long as you don't have too many Vic-fishing-on-the-river days! That scene still haunts me.

Heh...pun penalty.

Marlin got me with his utter lack of pretense. When he stopped the passenger to ask about the book she had, he was so genuine. It was eye-opening...because I had judged his character so harshly at the beginning. By the end, I wanted more Marlin!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

thrace_adamsthrace_adams on February 15th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so excited that this collection came out. I've only read the first three, because, as usual, real life exploded all over the place, but now I have the collection, I"m going to start from the beginning.

And I'm with you, I was always fascinated by that stuff (must be a child of the 70's thing LOl) especially the Bermuda Triangle because there are just so many unexplained occurrences.

I can't wait to see how Turbulence ends.

<33

Katherine H :D
jordan_c_pricejordan_c_price on February 16th, 2013 02:43 am (UTC)
There was a certain fascination in the 70's that isn't there today...there was a lot about Atlantis too. But Bermuda Triangle has a certain "oomph" to it that's hard to describe.

I personally stink at following serials.
thrace_adamsthrace_adams on February 20th, 2013 09:09 am (UTC)
Oh yes, Atlantis - which of course makes me think of Stargate Atlantis - which I LOVED LOL. I agree, the fascination isn't as prevalant now as it was then.

And yes, I always forget if I'm not reminded so collections are much better for me LOL.
idamusidamus on February 16th, 2013 07:10 am (UTC)
Eeeeeh, the collection is out, must have :)
(And then finish reading the series, am 1 1/2 chapter behind)

Ooooh, I like Seans ghostship, now I wanna read a ghost story on abandoned ships, hmmmm, I think I have one somewhere, a spaceship counts, right?

We had a ghost when I was a kid, it could even open locked doors, I know, I saw it happen a few times, how the key turned and then the door opened but noone was there, scared the shit out of the dog every time (litterally) poor dog was so scared of that house

This was an awesome story (she said without knowing how it ends) thanks
jordan_c_pricejordan_c_price on February 16th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
Wow, that self-turning key would have made a believer out of me.

Sometimes a glass will move across the level countertop due to some phenomenon with spilled water, I dunno if it's surface tension or what. But I always enjoy that after my heart starts beating again.
Aniko LaczkoanikoL257 on February 16th, 2013 08:29 am (UTC)
Thanks for having Jordan on your blog, Sean! She really is awesomesauce, right??

I've always had a bit of a fascination with the Bermuda Triangle (along with the Mary Cekeste and Atlantis). As far as Scully or Mulder? I guess I'm a little on the fence. There are a lot of unexplainable things out there, but at the same time just because we don't have an explanation doesn't mean there isn't one. Could be we just haven't found it yet.
jordan_c_pricejordan_c_price on February 16th, 2013 02:54 pm (UTC)
I would say the Bermuda Triangle wasn't my top fascination... that honor would probably go to Ouija boards or astrology. But it always was a subject that would make me pause and look twice. Even the name of it gives me a delicious shiver.
Sean Kennedykennsea on February 25th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC)
She always is!
Tannitanisafan on February 20th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Oooo glad I took the time to backread LJ, put this on my list of things to buy shortly. (I do intend to read the last two PsyCop books first, hee :p.)
Sean Kennedykennsea on February 25th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
Read them! They just get better and better.
elena_62elena_62 on February 21st, 2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
JCP is one of my favorite writers. She never cease to amaze me with her creativity*.

Like in this case revisiting a much discussed theme in a unique way. I confess I arrived as far as the 5th installment and I decided to wait for the paperback though. I wanted to read everything together.

Thank you for having her as a guest, dear Sean!

Antonella

* the fact that she is a wonderful person - as one can find out meeting her - is also a plus ;-)
Sean Kennedykennsea on February 25th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
You've met JCP in person? Lucky!
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