The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance by Ichabod Temperance

1.  Please tell us about your book—title, genre, and storyline.  Is your book a short story, novel, and/or a part of a series?  Hello Jessica! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lovely blog. I have a steampunk paranormal series entitled, ‘The Adventures of Ichabod Temperance’.The first is titled ‘A Matter of Temperance’. The rest have titles in that vein. The first book is predominantly adventure, with elements of humor, but the books have gotten progressively more laden with humor as they go. There is an ongoing storyline of an innocent love affair between Ichabod and Persephone, but each is a stand alone, themed adventure. The first, is Lovecraftian in nature, followed by a story of megalomaniacal madmen. Book three is a humorous homage to ‘The War of the Worlds’. The fourth book involves a Victorian era London detective of some notoriety, and my ‘work in progress’ is a non-serious incursion upon the vampire genre.

2.  How long did it take you to write this book?  It usually takes me a month or so to write a book from beginning to end. Then I have to go back and work on it for another six weeks. I then have to get away from it for about six months, and return to find all the errors I missed the first time.

3.  Where do you find your inspirations?  In my friends! I populate my novels with people I know. I find it so much easier to bring that character to life if it is a real person to begin with.

4.  Are you self-published?  Yes, Ma’am.


My Next Big Thing with Jessica Kong

I could not restrain from inviting my great author friends along with myself to engage in the blog-chain called ‘My Next Big Thing’


A special thanks to my good friend Brenda Perlin, author of Home Wrecker (Home Wrecker Blog), who invited me to participate in the Blog-Chain started by Andy Duncan, author of The Badger-Boy Brouhaha

Adventures of Cecilias Park Blogspot



Here is what I had to say about My Next Big Thing


What is the working title of your book?  The title to my book is, “A Lost Kitten”.

Where did the idea come from for the book?  The idea for my book came from watching a lot of sci-fi movies like Star Wars, Star Trek, and V.

What genre does your book fall under?  My book can be labeled as paranormal romance with sci-fi elements, or a paranormal/sci-fi romance.  Either way, A Lost Kitten is a hybrid and can fit under several categories.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  It took me six months to write it, but several more months to edit it.

What other books would you compare its story within your genre?  Readers have compared my book to Star Wars and to Lord of the Rings, which I’m totally flattered.  But within paranormal romance, I have to admit, I have read only a handful of books with aliens or alien felines, which inspired me to write mine.  One in particular was written by Dara Joy.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?  A Lost Kitten is not just a ghost romance.   This book will take you to different planets.   Introduce you to characters that have elemental powers and characters with mutant powers like in Xmen.  My book deals with the fear and prejudice factors that arise because of those traits.  And the true love that overcomes them.



Available at:                                                                Follow Jessica Kong on:

Amazon Paperback                                     Facebook Book Page        Facebook Fan Page
Amazon Kindle                                                    Twitter                            Goodreads
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And now, I’ll pass the baton to some of my writer friends that kindly agreed to participate in the blog-chain… stay tuned to read about their Next Big Thing.



Please visit Brenda Perlin at…

Home Wrecker Facebook 
                                                              Home Wrecker Blog

Home Wrecker Website


Home Wrecker to be re-released just in time for the holidays!



Please visit Mark Barry at…

Green Wizard Blogspot


The Illustrated Woman



 Please visit John Emil Augustine at…

Facebook Author Page                                                           John Emil Augustine Blog


Love Seen From Hell




Please visit Sarah Buchynski at…

Sarah’s Goodreads Blog                                                             Facebook Book Page
Sarah’s Author Page


The Awakening: Before True Light




Please visit Lisa Day at…

Lisa Day Website                                                                       Facebook Author Page


Wolfkeeper’s Woman


While you are there, check out Lisa Day’s…

The Stepbrothers





 Please visit Paige Bleu at…

Paige Bleu Blog                                                                           Paige Bleu Author Page

Finding Summerland







Mira (Mother)

Name: Mira Starsun-Lear
Codename: ——-
Age:  40
Rank: ——–
Birth Order: 1st Daughter
Hair: Metallic Red
Eyes: Metallic Red with a White Light in center
Height: 5’11”
Marital Status: Married
Race: Medlothian
Birthplace: Medlothia, South Side


Name: Jasira Eversole-McCall
Codename: ——
Age: 26
Rank: ——-
Birth Order: 1st Daughter
Hair: Dark Brown, Middle Back
Eyes: Dark Blue
Height: 5’8″
Marital Status: Married
Race: Surrealan
Birthplace: Surreal

Ilsa (Mother)

Name: Ilsa Starsun (Mira’s Mother)
Codename: ——-
Age:  102
Rank: Space Gaurdian
Birth Order: 3rd Daughter
Hair: Metallic Red
Eyes: Metallic Red with a White Light in center
Height: 5’10”
Marital Status: Married
Race: Medlothian
Birthplace: Medlothia, South Side


Name: Kahilee Starr
Codename: ——-
Age:  40
Rank: Space Gaurdian; Doctor
Birth Order: 1st Daughter
Hair: Metallic Blue
Eyes: Metallic Blue with a White Light in center
Height: 6′
Marital Status: Single
Race: Medlothian
Birthplace: Medlothia, North Side

Kenner (Father)

Name: Kenner Starr
Codename: ——-
Age:  100
Rank: Space Gaurdian
Birth Order: 1st Son
Hair: Metallic Blue
Eyes: Metallic Blue with a White Light in center
Height: 6’3″
Marital Status: Married
Race: Medlothian
Birthplace: Medlothia, North Side


Name: Jessica Moonstar
Codename: ——-
Age: 17
Rank: Sea Ranger
Birth Order: 1st  Daughter
Hair: Black, Shoulder-Length
Eyes: Light Green
Height: 5’5″
Marital Status: Single
Race: Mage + Human
Birthplace: Magi

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