Jason P. Crawford

Biography

I am a 33-year old father of three who decided to take a try at this writing thing.

Who would have known that I would love it? I can't think of anything better than writing and I hope you enjoy consuming my books as much as I did producing them!

Life is good, art is good, and I have only great things to look forward to!

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Books

Bonds of Fate
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Pre-release—available April 30, 2015. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,400. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two years after saving the Archangel Gabriel, Sam Buckland is feeling the pressure of a world plagued by evil. When the Angels Fall and Heaven is attacked by an ancient Egyptian sorcerer, however, he must put aside his weariness and muster all his powers and those of unlikely allies to turn aside this new threat.
Thirsty
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Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00)
A young man is kidnapped from his fiancee's apartment complex. His abductor performs terrible experiments on him, seeking to unlock some hidden potential...and that potential may be his only route to freedom. But at what cost?
Dream Murder
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Price: Free! Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Kerry Finch is a homicide detective with a special trick for solving crimes: he can walk in dreams. When his latest investigation leads to a personal challenge from someone--or something--in Dream, he must face the possibility that his unique ability may lead to his death.
Cycles of Destruction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A relic of unknown origin appears on Earth . . . and, through a series of coincidences, falls into unexpected hands. A hidden organization guards the secret of the relic and will do anything to retrieve it. Army Veteran Cameron Mitchell must call on his military experience to piece together the mystery before time runs out, all while protecting his greatest treasure - his son.
Seeking the Sun
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,690. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Daphne Gianakos begins having strange dreams as she prepares for college life at the University of Florida. Soon, she encounters a strange man who triggers conflicting emotions within her - the last surviving Greek god. She must learn who she is, who she was, and the truth about what has happened to the rest of the gods...or the world will pay the price.
The Drifter: Essentials Book 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,280. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The drifter is a man out of time. Plagued by visions of historic events he never could have witnessed, he struggles to understand the strange abilities that seem so natural. Then Death comes for him. With no choice but to run, he must find allies who can protect him until he learns why he is being pursued. Welcome to the world of the Essentials.
Chains of Prophecy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00)
An ancient magic has been rediscovered. Sam must overcome his lack of faith and accept his destiny, or the world he knows will suffer the consequences. A skeptic. A zealot. Bound together by an ancient secret. Can either of them escape the Chains of Prophecy?

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Smashwords book reviews by Jason P. Crawford

  • Seer's Hope (Book One of The Seer Trilogy) on June 14, 2013

    I rate this book 4.9/5. Here is my breakdown: Characters:5/5. Maree has created and juggled a diverse cast of characters with skill and aplomb. The people in this book are relatable, understandable, and believable. She does a particularly good job at helping the audience understand the frustrations of being blind in the situations Hope finds herself in. Story: 5/5. I settled comfortably into the tone of an epic fantasy, but Maree runs with her characters to make a story all her own. I felt almost no sense of the dreaded deus ex machina; the plot evolved naturally and organically. Well done! Style: 5/5 - this is a hard category for me as I generally only notice writing style if it brings me out of the story; nevertheless, I was pleased by the descriptions and verisimilitude in this story. I particularly enjoyed the depictions of Hope's experiences as a blind woman; it was very well done. Grammar/spelling 4.9/5. Overall fantastic, but I did note a few missing words (often linking verbs). Still better than many novels I have enjoyed. Overall - thank you for a fantastic read. I loved walking with the Dayamari, with Hope and Blayne and Willem and Maya and the rest, and I look forward to rejoining them. Thanks again!
  • A Tale of Two Djinns on July 07, 2013

    I rate this novella a 4.5/5. Here is my breakdown: Characters: 5/5. The characters in Tale are rich and well developed. A novella offers less space for character development than a full novel, but you would never know that from reading this book. Both Mara and Shay are detailed, real people who I could imagine seeing in real life or a fantastically cast film. Motivations and depth abound, even in the background cast. Well done! Plot/Storyline: 4.5/5. This novella is a paranormal romance with a decent level of "heat." While the love scenes are well written and not so graphic as to turn me away from the book, the storyline would have functioned just fine without them. Khan kept me guessing the whole time, and the final reveal of the true villain came as a complete surprise! Flow: 5/5. There was nothing in this story which interrupted my enjoyment in any way. Descriptions were effective without being overbearing, the change in perspectives was handled well from one character to the next, and the story just generally went, just like it should. Spelling/Grammar: 5/5. I don't recall any spelling or grammar mistakes in this story, so, congratulations and huzzah! Overall: 4.5/5. This book had me from the beginning fight scene and kept me through the end. I read it in about an hour and a half, so it's a fast read, but well worth it! I've been thinking more and more about writing a genie story myself .> Jason P. Crawford www.jasonpatrickcrawford.com https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/322350 https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/332718 @jnewmanwriting
  • Plain of the Fourteen Pillars - Book 1 on Oct. 14, 2014

    Today, I am reviewing the YA Fantasy/Portal story Plain of the Fourteen Pillars by T.K. Foster. In this book, a young man playing in the woods encounters a strange female creature who ushers him into another world. I freely admit that I made it to chapter eight before I had to put this book down, but I will do my best to explain why. As a DNF (did not finish), I give this book a 2/5. Here is my breakdown. Characters: 2.5/5. These guys could be interesting, I think, but they are hampered by the writing style and the absurdity. As it stands, I made it to chapter eight without caring about the main character or the creature that brought him into her world. Their dialogue was stilted, their conversations seemed mostly irrelevant. I understand that this is a YA story, but the discussions between them felt more like those between a five-year-old and his imaginary friend. Plot/Storyline: 1.5/5. Everything seemed random, thrown together, a parody of the tropes of the clichés of the genre. Eight chapters in and I didn’t know what any of the points were beyond the classic “I’m in a weird, strange place and I want to go home but @$% doesn’t let me.” Flow: 3/5. This was the best aspect of the novel—while far from great, the pacing and flow felt solid. It’s hard to judge because of the other distractions, but I think that Foster is probably well-read and has an intuitive understanding for how a story should move. Spelling/Grammar: 3/5. I’ve seen worse, but Plain has a fair amount of misplaced commas, splices, misused words, and spelling errors. I get the feeling that this book was rushed to publication; another round or two of content editing and proofreading is badly needed. Overall: 2/5. I wanted to like this book. I’m a fan of portal fantasies, and I enjoy good YA stories. Unfortunately, Foster failed at providing a compelling opening, a reason to care about his characters, or an actual sense of story. I give this two stars because I think there could be a story here, there could be interesting characters. I hope that Foster takes this to heart with his next work, spending a little more time to develop ideas and communicate them on the page. Jason P. Crawford Beyond the Curtain of Reality Book Reviews