I’m so honored to be a part of the Rebellion blog tour!
I’m really lucky, I’ve met J.D. twice so far and he’s a great person. In this stop you’ll learn about JD, read my spoiler free review of The Whispers of the Fallen and read an exclusive excerpt from Rebellion!
About the Author-
J.D.Netto (Jorge de Oliveira Netto) is brazilian-born. Raised in Framingham, MA, J.D.Netto always had an eye for epic fantasy and story-telling. At an early age, he had the habit of locking himself in his room, turning on any soundtrack he could find, and there he would write for hours.During his senior year in High School, J.D.Netto had an idea that changed his life, ‘What if Lucifer had a Diary? What if the Diary was a secret? What if the secret was a reality?’ These simple questions led him to write for six consecutive years, researching, perfecting his craft, and creating the world of Elysium. All the promotional visuals for the series were designed by J.D.Netto, proving that he is not only a writer, but an innovative visual designer.
He was born in a really small town in Brazil and relocated to the U.S.A. at the age of 11.
J.D. grew up in Framingham, MA.
He plays keyboard and is also a songwriter.
He can wiggle his ears.
Started drawing at the age of three.
1) How was the experience for writing Rebellion different than writing TWOTF?
I wrote the first novel of the series during the late hours of the night. For some reason, that was the only time my mind was able to connect with the story. When I started working on Rebellion, I would get a boost of creativity during sunset. I can’t explain why. From the window in my room, I could see the sky as the sun was setting, and watching it be painted with various colors opened my eyes to see all of my characters in a different light. Both of my books carry dark themes, but I think Rebellion is much darker than Whispers. Writing and exploring the “inner demons” of the characters was also quite the ride. I absolutely loved every minute I spent writing it!
2) What can readers expect in Rebellion?
Rebellion is filled with action, adventure, epic battles, and romance! I never desired to portray evil as “black” and good as “white.” The complexity of the definition of these words seeps out from every page of this book. After facing so many trials, the characters are coming face to face with their worst nightmares.
3) Who was your favorite character to write about and why?
The title “Rebellion” was inspired by some very interesting characters that we got to meet on the last chapters of the first book. The blood-drinkers are very unique beings and I loved writing their story. They are independent and seek to do things that will benefit themselves. Their past is dark and full of secrets. It was such a thrill to be in their shoes!
4) What was the process like for writing Rebellion?
It was like riding a roller coaster. There were days where I had the urge to delete my entire manuscript! Other days I was so proud of what I had written. As authors, we go on such an emotional journey when writing a book that at the end, we feel a bit drained of emotion. I took a three-month break after I finished writing Rebellion.
5) If you can switch lives with one of the characters who would it be and why?
I’d love to be Devin for a day! I find him fascinating.
Title-The Whispers of the Fallen
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- November 2012
Published By- Tristar Publishing Group
Ever since the dawn of days, rumors about the Diary of Lucifer echoed throughout Elysium. Hidden from all human knowledge, the Diary was kept a secret, locked away in the small village of Agalmath.
Isaac and Demetre find themselves in a dangerous journey as they uncover the truth about the Diary and its guardians. However, for Isaac and Demetre, danger lies at every step, hidden in the most unexpected places.
Hunted by the Nephilins and the Fallen Stars, they must find others who will join them in the battle against the coming darkness.
The Whispers of the Fallen is a fast paced book that has you wondering what’s next. I flew through this book in two to three days, thoroughly enjoying every minute of it. The world and concept of this story was unique and unlike any other I’ve read.
I really appreciated how you can see the character growth, especially with Isaac. I also loved how you can see the internal conflict Devin is experiencing throughout the book. This is also one of the only books that I like that doesn’t have a romance. My only complaint is that a lot happens and at times it can get a little confusing. Other than that, 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Series- The Whispers of the Fallen Book # 2
By- J.D. Netto
Publication Date- May 30, 2014
Smoke rises from the ruins of fallen kingdoms. Forgotten secrets have been revealed. In the darkness of the world, Lucifer’s army grows.
The quest of the book-bearers grows even more perilous when Isaac and his companions discover that ancient enemies have risen from the Heart of Elysium, seeking to snatch the Book of Letters from their hands. The Nephilins are now aided by Xavier, one of the Fallen Rulers. Villages have been brought to the ground by armies of Shadows. Creatures from the Abyss now lurk in the mountains and forests, longing to kill whoever crosses their path.
Isaac and his companions must find courage to overcome their fears as they continue their journey throughout Elysium.
Darkness—that was all I could see. I looked down, trying to catch a glimpse of my feet as they trampled upon the unseen ground.
An invisible force pulled me while I listened to the sound of many voices. It was bitter cold; my fingertips grew numb with every step I took. It was quiet here—too quiet. My heartbeat sounded like drums softly played by weak hands.
Something lay in the darkness ahead of me. My eyes squinted in an attempt to better visualize the unrecognizable. My breathing failed once I realized it was her—it was Nephele.
Emotions stirred within me; rage shadowed my mind as I approached her body.
She attempted to stand to her feet, feebly moving her arms. It was apparent that an invisible power pinned her down. My wings made their way out of my back as rage continued to take over. I grasped my sword, marching in her direction.
I knelt next to her. Our eyes met.
Without hesitating, I pierced her left hand; blood flowed like a waterfall. Her body trembled as she opened her mouth to scream, but no sound came forth.
You deserve to die, I thought, standing back on my feet. The memories of all the pain she had caused me played over in my head. I placed my right foot on her skull, pressing it against the ground.
I sank my sword into her chest. I was clueless of my whereabouts, but happy to know that my mortal enemy lay here, defenseless.
The sound of her slowing heartbeat invaded my ears. I lifted my foot from her head, kneeling next to her once again.
“You see,” I whispered in her ear. “Even with all of your dark powers, Nephele, in the end, you will never win.”