01 April 2015

Bounce by Jas T. Ward

Wisdom says that one’s past makes one’s future. Both intertwine with the present to weave the cloth of one’s life in a tapestry of events that show the whole play of time.

But what happens when a past is forgotten. The threads of memory hidden away to prevent the cloth of time from being unfolded as to prevent it from being ripped apart at the seams?

Power can destroy. Power can create. But when powers with no known purpose are pushed too far, can a love for mankind save it?

This is the story of Bounce.

The god without a past. The god with an unspoken and unknown future. And a god with a destiny and the power to save us all.

Shame he can’t remember that.

But someone does.

BONUS MATERIAL - The exciting first three chapters of the second novel in the Shadow-Keepers Series: LUST as a special sneak peek!
I was really looking forward to reading this novella. Just the snippets of Bounce in Madness and Before the Madness had my interest peaked. How can you not be intrigued by a character fascinated with the 80s and described as being around 7 feet tall, well muscled, and with a face chiseled to perfection? I had high expectations for Bounce’s story and wow did Jas deliver. Bounce is hands down my favorite character in the Shadow-Keeper series and now knowing who and what he is I’m even more wrapped up in Bounce.

I don’t want to reveal too much but let’s just say Bounce has a past and by past I mean if you think Reno was complicated he has nothing on Bounce. I found this novella a fun and emotional read. It made me smile, laugh and tear up. Poor Bounce, he didn’t know who he was but despite that lack of knowledge he was a trusting and good guy but all that trust comes back to haunt him in some tragic ways. The tragic events of his past have made him less trusting and less open. His mind is now completely on the war with the Eaters. It’s a war he has to end for some very personal reasons. The stakes are higher for him and he will do anything and everything he has to win.

There is so much going on and so much revealed in this short story. I had a million different thoughts going through my mind after I finished reading it. I just hope that a certain Goddess eventually gets the happy ending she deserves and perhaps with a certain God.

I will never be able to look at a Rubik’s cube again without getting a little teary eyed. 

Jas T. Ward has always used writing as a necessary escape. With a past that is marred with a difficult childhood and domestic violence as well as being homeless as an adult, Ward lost her creative voice when she lost her soul mate to suicide.
Finding that creative voice once again in writing in social media via blogs and creative writing groups, it was the fans that encouraged her to put her literary weavings to paper for them to enjoy.
Ward lives in Texas with her dog and cat- Author Dog Pumkin and Writer Kitty Orleans and is the proud parent of three independent children.
When asked why she writes, Ward answers simply:
Reading saved me. It was my salvation and my haven. I now strive to pay that gift back by writing books that can give the same to others. And to keep myself sane.


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