Saturday, August 12, 2017

Exiles Weekend release Blitz/Interview

               Hello everyone! Today I'll be taking part in the Exiles weekend blitz! Exiles is the fourth book in the Christian fantasy series, Ilyon Chronicles By Jaye L. Knight. There are a ton of people in this so make sure to stop by the official tour page and check out what everyone else is up to.  Oh and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end!

So what is Exiles about? Well I'm glad you asked!

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Exiled after their defeat in Samara, the Resistance struggles to find allies in their quest to restore King Balen to his throne and put an end to the emperor’s tyranny. When the crete people refuse to lend their aid, Balen leads a group to Dorland to reason with them and win their support. However, enemies prove to be everywhere, and they find themselves in a fight to keep Dorland from becoming Daican’s latest conquest.

Back in Landale, the arrival of a new enemy forces Trask and Anne to tread more carefully than ever. Tensions are rising, and the enemy is determined to test Anne’s loyalty and root out the location of Trask and the Resistance once and for all.

Feeling trapped within the walls of Valcré, Prince Daniel must contend with an ever-eroding relationship with his father. As their clashes escalate, the situation becomes potentially life threatening when his loyalty is called into question. His sister seems bent on branding him a traitor and actively seeking to condemn him to the fate of those put to death in their father’s new arena. Daniel is certain his father would never execute his only son and heir, but with other forces at work, it might not be that simple.

One small misstep could prove fatal for all.

Available now on Amazon!


 And Now let me introduce you the Author Herself Jaye L. Knight!

JayeAuthor2015Jaye L. Knight is an award-winning author, homeschool graduate, and shameless tea addict with a passion for Christian fantasy. Armed with an active imagination and love for adventure, Jaye weaves stories of truth, faith, and courage with the message that even in the deepest darkness, God’s love shines as a light to offer hope. She has been penning stories since the age of eight and resides in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

You can connect with Jaye on her website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Etsy.

             So recently I was able to interview Jaye for the release of Exiles. Thanks for taking some time for the Interview Jaye. So I thinking the first question should be...What Inspired you to write the Ilyon Chronicles? (though I think everyone probably ask this question.)

Hello Marrok, Initial inspiration came from reading DragonQuest by Donita K. Paul. When I discovered that my favorite character in the series was half-blooded, it sparked the inspiration for Jace. The rest of the series grew around him.

How Interesting. I remember reading Dragon Quest, what a fun series. So what Inspired you to write Exiles?

Exiles was just the natural progression of the series. I had all six books planned out before I even finished writing Resistance.

Oh wow, all six planned out. Good on ya! So when you've hit a block during writing what do you do to overcome it?

I try a lot of things like reading a good book, listening to epic music, or watching one of my favorite movies. But really, the best thing I’ve found to overcome it is to just sit and write and push through it no matter how awful the end result might be. Awful writing is better than a blank page, in my opinion.

Interesting. It just goes to show you, that you can smash you're way out of pretty much anything. Right Duke?
Right! So do you have a special spot in which you write best?

I don’t have one particular spot, but I do really enjoy writing outside (when it’s warm enough).

Yes outside is great! Though I tend to like it colder, but hey warm is cool too! So is there anything you like to do while writing, whether that be listing to music, watching tv, or just listening to nature.

When I’m actively writing, I don’t usually like background noise except just the sounds of nature. Music or the TV are distracting, although, when I still lived at my parents, I got used to writing with a lot of talking and activity in the background, lol. Now that I’ve lived by myself for several months, I do like my peace and quiet.

That's cool! Why did you start writing?

Because my mom is a writer and, as a child, I thought it looked like fun. Once I started, I never looked back.

That's awesome! I guess we could say the love of writing was passed down from mother to daughter, right? Do you have a favorite food?

Cinnamon rolls. Lol! I don’t know if I have one specific favorite. I do like Mexican food a lot. Actually, my favorite was probably Pizza Hut extra cheese pizza. Since I had to go gluten free several years ago, I still mourn the loss of that.

We all feel your pain over the lose of Pizza... Please everyone take a moment of silence for that... Okay back to the interview! Do you have a favorite sound or smell?

My favorite sound would have to be either the sound of peeper frogs at night in the spring or that squirrelly little noise kittens make when they are playful (cat owners will know what I’m talking about). And my favorite smell is lilies of the valley. I’ve always said I hope that is what Heaven smells like.

Oh yeah those little sounds are quite cute. I would love hearing those Peeper frogs at night. Nothing better to fall asleep to in summer, right? So, even though I'm sure this question has been asked before, what is your favorite part about writing?

The characters. I just love fictional characters. It’s especially fun when they just take over their scenes and completely come alive in my mind. That’s the best.

Of fun! I like making characters as well, one of the funnest parts of writing. Now this wouldn't be a Marrok Interview if I didn't ask a hard question. Do you have a favorite book or book series? If that is too hard do you have a top 5?

Well, Lord of the Rings is my favorite. That’s kind of the obvious answer. Now, if I were to list my top five besides LOTR, it would be something like this: The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson, Books of the Infinite by R.J. Larson, The Blades of Acktar by Tricia Mingerink, Chasing the Lion by Nancy Kimball, and Stealing the Preacher by Karen Witemeyer.

      Wow that was answered without even a second though. Maybe I'm losing my touch. Thank you for stopping by on this very busy weekend for the Interview Jaye. I'm sure your bursting in excitement for the release of Exiles.

 Don't forget you can share in the excitement of the release by entering to win a themed giveaway pack! Prizes include an autographed copy of Exiles, a pewter dragon necklace by treasurecast, and a sword letter opener! (Giveaway is open to US residents only. Cannot be shipped internationally. Sorry bros)


Oh and If you haven’t discovered the world of Ilyon yet the first three Kindle books are on sale from August 11th - 14th!
You can find them on Amazon.


And like always, Stay True to the King. Marrok out-


  1. I love the questions! Not the usual author interview and that's what made it interesting.

    Anna |

    1. Thanks Anna! I was trying to think outside the box when I was asking the questions :)

  2. Thank you so much for being part of the release blitz and helping me spread the word about Exiles! :D

    1. No Problem! Thanks for letting me take part in it!

  3. This was a very unique interview/book tour, good job!

  4. This was a fun interview and post!


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