Phoenix Element Collection by Jennifer Kibble

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Phoenix Element Collection

Review:

The Phoenix Element is now in a collection where you can read about Anya, Kasiff and all of their friends in one place.  Let’s begin now…The Phoenix Element collection consists of Normality Twisted, Mages of Vane and Reality Break.  In Normality Twisted, JB aka Jennibelle discovers she is much more than human, she is a reincarnated princess named Anya.  Kyle, also known as Kasiff, befriends her and together they discover her powers of fire and they work together to help her grasp her new identity.  Things get complicated when she finds out she has a rayasha – being from another plane of existence, attached to her and she is evil.  In Mages of Vane, the dark entity (Ashima) is no longer attached to Anya and that’s a relief, but it doesn’t mean she’s out of the woods yet.  The dark entity wants to wreak havoc upon the world.  Vane is a magic school and Anya, Kasiff and some friends are there learning about different magical elements and techniques.  There are both good and bad mages and Anya discovers who the leader of the Order of Blood is and it’s shocking.  There are some that sacrifice themselves for the greater good of Vane but is it enough?  In Reality Break, the concluding book in the series wraps it up with more magic, a fight to the finish and one hell of a reality check.  Anya and Kasiff must find an ancient relic that can help end Ashima’s reign of destruction and they have to hope it works, because, Earth is next on her list of places to destroy.

Jennifer Kibble is The Phoenix Element!

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BIO:

Phoenix Element came across in an interesting way. Jennifer would have
the same type of dreams and characters since she was a young girl. One
day she decided to use those characters in a story. Of course with
most characters, they take over the story and lead the writer instead
of the writer telling the characters what to do.

Parts of Phoenix Element started out as a series of short stories
known as The Eternal Nine Key Barriers (E9KB) back in middle school.
This branched off as a role playing story on a message board. Later
on, Phoenix Element started to grow into its own and became what it is
today.

Jennifer is a geek at heart, who enjoys video games, reading, and
Dungeons and Dragons. She works as a cook at a high end casino while
trying to get her writing career off the ground. Jennifer has been
writing off and on since the 5th grade.


AUTHOR Q&A:

  1.  When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

That happened while I was in the fifth grade at Davie Elementary. My teacher told us to write a story (I think it was each week) in our composition books. Once I started to write, I was hooked. I knew it was something that I wanted to do. But back in the early 90’s, I had no idea to get a writing career started, so I kept writing for me throughout middle school. My eighth grade teacher allowed me to write a book series (with a new story each week) for a grade.

I was writing less when I got to high school. I was busy with drama, swim team, a part time job at Burger King, and then the usual high school stuff, I had zero time to write. I didn’t pick up writing again until I was in my early-to-mid-twenties. I was roleplaying on a message board and that kick started the writing juices.

Fast forward to 2010/2011, where I was picked (among others) to watch the final launch of the space shuttle Discovery (STS-133). I was moved by what I experienced there, that it inspired me to pursue publishing my books.

  1.  How long does it take to write your book(s)?

Anywhere from a year to three years. It all depends on how busy I am, and if the characters want to cooperate while I’m writing.

  1.  What is your work schedule like when writing a book?

I try to write when I can but not to force it. I don’t want to make writing a book, seem like work. When that happens, the words flow less and I start to get writer’s block. Normally, I try to write on my days off from my “day job”. That way I won’t feel rush to finish a chapter before leaving for work.

  1. Where do you get your ideas or information for your book?

Video games, fantasy books, fantasy/sci-fi TV shows and movies, comic books (I read a lot of comics when I was a teenager). And the kicker, from my dreams. A lot of the characters and places that I write about, came from my dreams when I was younger. Nowadays, if I have a problem writing a scene, I try to think about that scene before going to sleep, in hopes that it plays out in my dreams, and fingers crossed, I remember it the next day.

  1. When did you write your first book?

Officially, I started in 2010. It has been eight years since I started to take my writing seriously.

  1. What do you do when you’re not writing?

Working, that takes up the main chunk of it. But for fun, I enjoy playing video games, Dungeons & Dragons, and painting.

  1. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your books?

I learned that the characters are the ones in control. While writing, especially while writing Mages of Vane, it felt like I was being pulled along during the story instead of the other way around.

  1. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Since I used to write a lot of short stories when I was younger, it is hard to say. But officially, three published books in the Phoenix Element series, and one book of poems that I had written as a teenager.

My favorite used to be Mages of Vane, but now I am leaning more towards Reality Break. The characters really come together in that. However I do love the magical fight scenes from Mages of Vane.

  1. Any tips/suggestions on getting started?

Write for yourself and make sure to have fun with it. Don’t make writing a chore, but a hobby. A familiar place that you can always go back to.

  1. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Of course I wanted to be a writer, and that started when I was in the fifth grade. But that wasn’t all. I had a pen pal from Australia, who wanted to be a marine biologist, which meant I wanted to be one as well. Then there was Nancy Drew, Darkwing Duck, and Sherlock Holmes, which wanted me to be a detective when I got older. Never did I image that I would be a cook. I didn’t like to cook when I was a kid. I was a fast food child. Growing up poor, eating fast food was the cheapest way to go. My first job was working at Burger King. Now I’m a cook at a casino (ten years at this location), where most recently, I make sushi.


LINKS:

Phoenix Element Collection on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1794317406
Author Bio on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jennifer-Kibble/e/B00BG2PAQU
Twitter: @Next_Jen https://twitter.com/Next_Jen
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJenniferKibble/
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/198951910873769/

PUBLISHED WORKS:

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Phoenix Element: Mages of Vane by Jennifer Kibble

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Phoenix Element: Mages of Vane

Review:

The second in the Phoenix Element series and it’s only getting better and better! From the description of the Vane Magic School itself to the amazing and surprising plot twists that are encountered throughout the book, I couldn’t put it down! I felt like I had been transported to the Vane Magic School just because of how it is described. Our heroine, Anya, is faced with more difficult challenges and discoveries including finding out who the real leader of the Order of  Blood is. Can Anya and her magical friends help her fight against the Order or will it prove to be too much of an obstacle? Magically packed action with the turn of every page!

Phoenix Element: Normality Twisted by Jennifer Kibble

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Phoenix Element: Normality Twisted

Review:

Jennibelle finds her world turned upside down when out of nowhere robots start appearing through portals. At the same time, a boy named Kyle Roberts, comes into the picture but he doesn’t have time to explain, so, he takes Jennibelle and the 7 year old kid she’s babysitting, Miles, to another planet. This adventure takes her on wild ride as she learns that in reality she is really a reincarnated princess named Anya. Jennibelle embraces the name of “Anya” as Kyle Roberts teaches her how to use her magical power, fire. But, they are far from danger as Anya begins to hear an evil voice. Anya has a lot of obstacles she will have to face, including this evil voice, but she is not alone as she meets up with friends from the past with magical abilities here to help.