instaFreebie Author Spotlight: S.J. Pajonas and S.M. Boyce

We have so many amazing and talented authors here at instaFreebie, and we’re really excited to introduce them to you. instaFreebie’s Author Spotlight gives readers the chance to meet some new authors and try out one of their books for free!

S.J. Pajonas

SJPajonas


Favorite genre to write?
I’ve been experimenting with a few different genres for the past couple of years. Science fiction was my first and probably my favorite genre to write. But I also loved writing contemporary romance and cozy mysteries as well. Next, I may try urban fantasy or paranormal romance! We shall see. But the common thread through all of my work is Japan, which is my first love before everything else.

Favorite genre to read?
My favorite genre to read is definitely science fiction. That’s what I grew up on and that’s what I always turn to when I want something new to read.

My readers would be surprised to know that I…
have a background in technology, and I spent 15 years building websites before I decided to follow my dream of becoming an author. I still build websites, mostly mine, and I love to learn more PHP when I have down time between books.
TheDaydreamerDetective

You should pick up The Daydreamer Detective because…
you’ll enjoy the mystery, the romance, and the Japanese culture of this series. Set in a fictional small town in Japan, Mei Yamagawa must help solve a mystery in her hometown while figuring out what to do with her life at the same time. There are lots of themes in this book that anyone can identify with.

Describe The Daydreamer Detective in one word:
Unique.

The best part about being an author is…
The flexibility and creativity. I love that I set my own deadlines, I can work at any time, and I can still be there for my family and friends. Plus, putting the worlds I dream up into words and sharing them with others brings a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. I love it.

S.M. Boyce
Author SM Boyce
Favorite genre to write?
Fantasy (all kinds – I love everything magical)

Favorite genre to read?
At the moment, dark & magical urban fantasy.

My readers would be surprised to know that I…
make gemstone bracelets and wire wrap pendants as my hobby.
Editor’s note: And here is her Etsy store! How cool is that?
Lichgates

You should pick up Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) because…
it’s a thrill-ride from start to finish. There’s a little bit of something for everyone: betrayal, mythical monsters, god-like creatures, magic, royalty, underdogs, forbidden love, redemption, bad boys, an endless world that has yet to be discovered… you name it. This is an in-depth universe that I spent 5 years developing.

Describe Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1) in one word:
breathtaking.

The best part about being an author is…
seeing how my stories touch the readers who lose themselves in my stories. I hear from people all over the world, in all walks of life, but they’re connected by their love of a single series, a single universe of characters and magic. Getting your notes on Twitter and in email brightens my day every time. And getting to connect with you in person — AH! That’s even better.

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