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Friday, September 4, 2020

UF Author Rob Jacobsen: Five Interesting Facts + giveaway

I’m Rob Jacobsen (a guy you’ve probably never heard of) and I co-authored Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors with Annette Marie (who you probably have heard of)! It’s the first book in the Warped series, which is a standalone urban fantasy set in Annette’s Guild Codex universe. Since I’m the new kid on the block (with a bit of a Donnie Wahlberg vibe...?), here are five marginally interesting facts about me: 

1. Warping Minds and Other Misdemeanors is my first published novel! I’ve written full novels before—I had to write one to complete my MA in Creative Writing—but I’ve never had the courage to publish anything other than a couple of short stories prior to this.

2. Raw cilantro is my archenemy. I know, I know, I know: a lot of people hate cilantro. They say it tastes like soap. I WISH it tasted like soap. I would rather guzzle a gallon of soap than choke and gag down the tiniest fragment of that godawful “herb.” I am convinced it isn’t natural. It is a weed Satan plucked from his garden of pain and malevolence, then sprinkled across the unsuspecting earth in order to inflict culinary horrors upon mankind. I would rather eat poison ivy. That all being said, I can’t taste it when it’s cooked into something. Apparently, you can burn the evil out of cilantro. Take that, Satan.

3. I do some acting. I’ve been in a bunch of indie and student films that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere. But I’ve also had a few (very) minor roles in a handful of TV shows, the biggest of which was a 2-episode stint on Batwoman playing “Rabbit.” Even if you know to look for me, you might miss me because I’m wearing, well, a rabbit mask the whole time.

4. I also write and direct films! I actually started making short films with Jacob, Annette’s husband, almost a decade ago. If you’ve seen the book trailer for Annette’s Red Winter series, then you’ve seen some of my work. My most recent short film is called Tessellate and it takes place in a near-future world with the technology to custom-make your personality. Also, in order to stay sane during the coronavirus quarantine, I made a teeny-tiny-no-budget-no-crew web series in my apartment called Max and Mousee.

5. Just like Kit, the main character of Warping Minds, I am a massive film buff. But be warned: if you ask me what my favorite movie is, you’ll get a nearly infinite list, ranging from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Fight Club to The Lord of the Rings trilogy. There’s also Inception, Toy Story 3, Gone Girl, Anchorman, Accepted, The Matrix, Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail...oh, and you can’t forget Casablanca! It is so much better than Citizen Kane and Gone with the Wind. What else? Burn After Reading, Inglorious Basterds, Up...

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors (The Guild Codex: Warped, #1)
by Annette Marie, Rob Jacobsen
August 7th 2020
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fantasy
My name is Kit Morris, and welcome to my warped life. 

Picture the scene: Me, an average guy with psychic powers—not that my abilities are in any way average—just trying to scrape by in a harsh world. So maybe I’ve conned a few people, but did I really deserve to be thrown in MPD jail alongside magic-wielding serial killers? 

According to Agent Lienna Shen, one-hundred-percent yes. 

But her hardass attitude and “Arcana prodigy” status aren’t enough to bring down my former best friend, who slipped through the MPD’s fingers and is days away from unleashing untold horrors upon the city. Or he’s going to steal something. I don’t really know. 

Whatever he’s up to, that’s why I’m sitting in an interrogation room with Lienna. And that’s why I just offered myself as her temporary new partner for the purposes of thwarting my ex-accomplice. 

And that’s how I’m going to escape. I might even help with the case before I cut and run. 

Warping Minds & Other Misdemeanors is the first book in a new series set in the world of The Guild Codex. It can be read on its own or as part of a larger adventure. 

More series in the Guild Codex world:
The Guild Codex: Spellbound
The Guild Codex: Demonized 
About the Authors:
Annette Marie is the author of Amazon best-selling YA urban fantasy series Steel & Stone, its prequel trilogy Spell Weaver, and romantic fantasy trilogy Red Winter. Her first love is fantasy, but fast-paced adventures and tantalizing forbidden romances are her guilty pleasures. She lives in the frozen winter wasteland of Alberta, Canada (okay, it's not quite that bad) with her husband and their furry minion of darkness—sorry, cat—Caesar. When not writing, she can be found elbow-deep in one art project or another while blissfully ignoring all adult responsibilities. 

Rob is a Canadian writer, actor, and director, who has been in a few TV shows you might watch, had a few films in festivals you might have attended, and authored some stories you might have come across. He's hoping to accomplish plenty more by the time he inevitably dies surrounded by cats while watching reruns of Mr. Robot. 

Currently, he is the Creative Director of Cave Puppet Films, as well as the co-author of the upcoming Guild Codex: Warped book series with Annette Marie. 

Tour-wide giveaway (INT)
2x $20 Amazon gift cards