Friday, September 16, 2016

The Wayward Son, A Companion Book to Forbidden Road

The Wayward Son, A Companion Book to Forbidden Road is now available. 

Deeds done in the heat of battle cast long shadows.

The most famous man in the history of the Temple, retired Commander John Farmer, has left the militia behind. War looms and John must answer the call to serve, but his terrible secret could destroy everything. A broken mage trying to rebuild his shattered life, he must somehow regain his abilities, or everyone and everything he loves will be lost.

John must face the crimes of the past to become the hero he never was. 

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Connie Jasperson writes, "John Farmer is one of my favorite characters, and was difficult on a personal level for me to write. In writing about his journey through PTSD, a very common, yet under-treated injury suffered by soldiers, victims of crimes, and witnesses to horrific events, I was finding ways to honor my father, my brother, and all those who serve. I was remembering victims of crimes, and terrible disasters. PTSD is an injury of the spirit, and it can cripple a person. But awareness is the key to gaining proper treatment for our returning soldiers and all whose lives are limited by this traumatic injury." 

Thursday, July 9, 2015

World of Neveyah Books by Connie J. Jasperson 
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Mountains of the Moon - new release in the World of Neveyah series

Wynn Farmer is a simple man with a complicated life. A lightning-mage, it is his task to protect the people of Neveyah from the bizarre and dangerous creatures rumored to haunt the Northern trade road.

When peaceful villagers begin vanishing, the trail of evidence leads Wynn and his companions high into the Mountains of the Moon, to a ruined castle, revealing a deadly secret.

Danger, mystery, and dark prophecies, lie deep in a gauntlet of jagged peaks and deadly traps.

Who will survive when the Bull God demands his due?

The Gods are at War, and Neveyah is the Battlefield.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tower of Bones - A Universe Unto Itself

In the universe where the series Tower of Bones takes place there are twelve gods and goddesses, the chief of whom are the Almighty Father and the Mother of all. The Almighty Father is the sun around which the ten worlds revolve and the Mother of All is the moon, who holds up the the sky beneath which the ten worlds are sheltered. The stars that light up the night are but the reflections of the worlds, cast upon the waters of the sky. 

It is in the joining of the Almighty Father and The Mother of All that the universe was created. Their children are the gods and goddesses of the ten worlds, each god and goddess so entwined with his or her world that their physical bodies become the world. Each God and Goddess exists in a multitude of forms. They appear in dreams in the form they choose, and they communicate their wishes via this medium.

The interactions of each God or Goddess with people of their worlds are intimate and yet restricted by certain laws of the physical universe. They cannot intercede directly but must act through their chosen people. 

A day comes when an eleventh world appears, and a new God is born. This world is not a child of the Universe, but is a 'cuckoo'--a child planted in the nest for other parents to raise. This upsets the balance of the worlds, changing the universe.

The new God, Tauron, is alone, as there is no goddess born to be his mate. After eons alone, Tauron descends into madness. He decides to kill Ariend, the Mountain God, and take his wife, Aeos, for his own.  Aeos finds her husband sealed in the tomb of Tauron's making, but still alive. She chooses to fight for her husband, and resist Tauron, thus escalating a war with him.

In the book, Tower of Bones, Edwin Farmer is the chosen hero of the Goddess Aeos, just as the mad priest, Stefyn D'Mal, is the chosen hero of Tauron, the Bull God.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Update - Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon, the prequel to the Tower of Bones series is now in the second draft stage. The first draft of the manuscript topped out at 138,832 words, and will most likely be trimmed down a bit from that. It was one heck of a fun book to write.

Wynn Farmer has one adventure after another, dragging a young Rall Ivarsson and Jules Brendsson into scrape after scrape, none of them intentional, and all of them hilarious.

A new character, Devyn D'Mal is introduced in MOTM. He is the younger brother of King Daxyn, birth-father of my favorite insane priest of the Bull God, Stefyn D'Mal.  Handsome, witty and somewhat of a bad-boy as are the other three men, Devyn is an earth-mage.

Wynn himself is the polar opposite of his rather well-behaved grandson Edwin.

The search is still on for the artwork for the cover, and work continues in regard to fine tuning the maps and appendices.  A Glossary is in the works for all the Neveyah books.

Work has picked up again on book three of the Tower of Bones series, Valley of Sorrows. The basic plot has been laid out, with the beginning, middle and end, and now I am just expanding on the actual story, connecting the dots.

It's going to be a busy year!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mountains and Minotaurs

Work is rapidly progressing on the prequel to the Tower of Bones Series.  I am currently writing the final battle scene, and my trusted friend Irene is reading and checking for inconsistencies as I go. Once I have the MS done to the best of my ability it will go to the fabulous Carlie Cullen and we will begin the editing process.  By late this year, this book will be published if we stay on track as we are now.

The bad-ass in this tale is a Minotaur, Kandek.

Kandek is the Highest Priest of the Bull God, Tauron, and he is terrifying. His own people wet their pants when he turns his eyes toward them.

In the world of Neveyah, Minotaurs are the Soldiers of Tauron. They were born normal men, but they've proven by their strength and physical prowess that they are worthy to undergo the terrible ritual that changes them from a normal man to a Minotaur.

The only way for man born into the culture of Serende, Tauron's world, to marry or own property is for him to rise through the ranks of the Legions of Tauron. Thus, every boy trains from birth to be a warrior, and every boy undergoes the Remaking at the age of fourteen, or the age of majority in their culture.

This is why the Legions of Tauron seem to be endless to our embattled heroes in later books. Tauron has no need to use finesse in matters of warfare--he uses sheer numbers overwhelm the opposition.

I am very close to having the entire first draft of this story done.


I love Minotaurs.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The World of Neveyah

I've been working on the new map for the Tower of Bones Series.  This is the map as it stands now.

I will be adding more towns and creating a second map in Black and White for the print books in this series.

I started with a pencil drawing and then went to colored pencil.  After that I scanned it into MS Paint and began adding texture.

The fonts are all the free ones that come with MS Paint.