Tami Jackson

Biography

Tami Jayne Jackson earned her bachelor’s degree in communications (with a minor in English) from Washington State University. That’s where she also competed for and earned an Emmy Award for her writing. She has sold many trade and specialty magazine articles, has written as a news correspondent for local newspapers, and worked as public relations writer/editor in marketing. Ravena and The Resurrected is her very first book. It’s also the first novel in “The Resurrected Series.”

EXTRA INFO:
Many of the ideas for chapter 34 came from the family interactions that Tami observed or participated in while growing up. She is the fifth child born to a family of seven siblings. Since then, Tami has raised three children and now also has two grown step sons through her happy marriage to Doug. More information on the author can be found at: SunTigerMOJO.com (where you may also find vampire comics). To contact the author send an email to SunTigerMOJO@gmail.com.

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Books

Ravena & The Resurrected
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67)
There are books about breaking bread and Sabbath-breaking. Then there's Ravena & The Resurrected, where all Hell breaks loose. Vampires are real. Ravena knows it no matter what her coworkers believe. When she turns vampire, her new existence is not all it was cracked up to be. Always fleeing a motivated enemy, she meets ancient beings and when they provide guidance it's not always done truthfully.

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Smashwords book reviews by Tami Jackson

  • Channeling the Vampire on Jan. 14, 2011

    Channeling The Vampire eBook by Gary Morton This eBook is grossly under-priced at $2.99 I really wanted to give this book five stars, just because of how fresh and imaginative it is. (See "criticisms" to see why I removed a star). "Channeling The Vampire" is a fabulously exciting, putting a very new twist on the old fashioned violent vampire genre. Sure people can be bitten by the most hideous sort of rotting vampire known to the imaginations of humanity, but they can also be more gently wooed by a metaphysical vampire that wants to possess them - and once that spirit-vampire enters a human's body, that person can be made to commit heinous violent acts driven by a scorching blood lust that burns the throat. Each chapter in the beginning of "Channeling The Vampire" presents a new main character in a fascinating new setting. Yet the further one reads, the more each story begins to weave into the other and, in the end, not every channeler, new age guru, Satanist, deviant business man, teenaged gang member, sorcerer, cop or psychic actually survives. CRITICISMS: #1 - Personal bias. While historical books have demonized bats, those vulnerable mammals prove vital to the survival of agriculture (our own food sources) and to our escape from blood-born diseases. That's thanks to the flying bat's habit of eating numerous invasive and flesh-biting insects. Even fruit bats are good for the earth with the way they help in reforestation. My plea is for readers to use common sense while reading Morton's violent portrayal of the needless slaughter of innocent bats. In truth, very few species of bats will ever harm any mammal - and if harm ever comes it's most often due to some sort of bacterial or viral disease that was passed from one mammal to another. #2 - Morton overuses the word "said." Even when a character asks a question, he or she "said" the question (they didn't ask it). This style of writing becomes a bit tedious when reading extensive dialogue. #3 - Morton depicts Wiccans with a confusing mix of bias against them as well as a certain tolerance for their religion. Perhaps Canadian Wiccans are different from Americans - but I did not relate to how the author depicted that group; not at all. WHY I'M GIVING THIS BOOK FOUR VERY POSITIVE STARS #1 - I've never read a vampire book quite like this one. I related to most all of the characters and felt highly entertained, especially in the first 18 chapters. While my interest waned a tiny bit for a couple of chapters after that, perhaps due to so much blood and violence, my fascination picked up again long before the ending. #2 - The author seems to have extensive experience with the new age movement. He clearly knows his stones and crystals. While this book was not dogmatic or overly religious, it presented a very fun look into such phenomena. #3 - This book is action packed. It also presents a lot of reading variety. In some places I felt like I had stepped back into a dusty old western novel and then in the next chapter I might find myself in modern suburbia with street gangs. #4 - Great read. I look forward to reading Morton's next installment. Review by: Tami Jackson (author of Ravena & The Resurrected) BOOK REVIEW BLOG: http://VampireReview.blogspot.com
  • Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter on Jan. 22, 2011

    REVIEW OF: Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter by Dan McGirt (eBook - 52 pages) perfectly priced for this very short novella: $1.99 If you have ever laughed at photos posted on the Internet, where Walmart shoppers shamelessly wield their plumber's cracks, then you'll feel intrigued by this book's somewhat impious humor (in spite of yourself). Go ahead. GUFFAW when Sarah Palin shows up to make everyone go "crazy stupid" as she shoots vampires, and the town mayor, in the head. Whether you like her or not - you'll recognize her tone because McGirt recreates her speaking-habits so perfectly you'll swear Sarah is reading her dialog out loud to you. "Okay, I see by your faces some of you are shocked by my statement. And some of you, I just betcha, are only pretending to be shocked. Shame on you!” Said Sarah, at a town meeting, where she addressed the "good people" of Twinkle, Oregon, about the infestation of supernatural monsters. “Do you know what a ghoul is?” (Palin had asked the mayor, earlier) “What?” “There are several meanings of the word. You’ve got your desert demons and your Massachusetts corpse-eaters. But some people apply the term to living human beings placed under the control or direction of a vampire. Isn’t that the darndest thing?” WHY I LIKED THIS BOOK * Beyond the hilarious dialog, "Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter" is loaded with comical conspiracy theories. (For example: one suggests the Xbox was designed to make "easier chewing for the zombies.") * Lots of "suitable" double meanings such as when "Palin blasted her way through Swimwear" (in reference to the athletic department, not necessarily referring to her ability to annihilate bathing-wear itself). PET PEEVES AND ANNOYANCES: * Author consistently ends questions in dialog with "said" instead of the more appropriate "asked" or "queried." * Proper names such as "Axel" and "Gogo" are not capitalized. These peeves were not even a speed bump for me, however, as the entire manuscript was so perfectly written otherwise. RATING: FIVE STARS for rapt attention maintained all the way through. It's a fast and curiously fun read.
  • Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter on Jan. 22, 2011

    REVIEW OF: "Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter" by Dan McGirt (eBook - 52 pages) perfectly priced for this very short novella: $1.99 If you have ever laughed at photos posted on the Internet, where Walmart shoppers shamelessly wield their plumber's cracks, then you'll feel intrigued by this book's somewhat impious humor (in spite of yourself). Go ahead. GUFFAW when Sarah Palin shows up to make everyone go "crazy stupid" as she shoots vampires, and the town mayor, in the head. Whether you like her or not - you'll recognize her tone because McGirt recreates her speaking-habits so perfectly you'll swear Sarah is reading her dialog out loud to you. "Okay, I see by your faces some of you are shocked by my statement. And some of you, I just betcha, are only pretending to be shocked. Shame on you!” Said Sarah, at a town meeting, where she addressed the "good people" of Twinkle, Oregon, about the infestation of supernatural monsters. “Do you know what a ghoul is?” (Palin had asked the mayor, earlier) “What?” “There are several meanings of the word. You’ve got your desert demons and your Massachusetts corpse-eaters. But some people apply the term to living human beings placed under the control or direction of a vampire. Isn’t that the darndest thing?” WHY I LIKED THIS BOOK * Beyond the hilarious dialog, Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter is loaded with comical conspiracy theories. (For example: one suggests the Xbox was designed to make "easier chewing for the zombies.") * Lots of "suitable" double meanings such as when "Palin blasted her way through Swimwear" (in reference to the athletic department, not necessarily referring to her ability to annihilate bathing-wear itself). PET PEEVES AND ANNOYANCES: * Author consistently ends questions in dialog with "said" instead of the more appropriate "asked" or "queried." * Proper names such as "Axel" and "Gogo" are not capitalized. These peeves were not even a speed bump for me, however, as the entire manuscript was so perfectly written otherwise. RATING: FIVE STARS for rapt attention maintained all the way through. It's a fast and curiously fun read. (I purchased this book) ~ Tami Jackson author of: Ravena & The Resurrected