James Garcia Jr.


James Garcia Jr. resides near Fresno, California which is typically the setting of James’ books.
"There are things that go bump in the night, California. Won't you let me show you?"
He was the 1994 winner of the Writer’s International Network/Writers’ Inter-Age Network writing contest in the horror category. "Dance on Fire" was originally published in 2010 and its sequel "Dance on Fire: Flash Point" was published Halloween 2012. A third book, "Seeing Ghosts", is a stand-alone paranormal romance released in June 2013. In 2015, he released "Dance on Fire: Infernal". "Photographs", a ghost story mystery was published in 2020.
James is also a Manager for Sun-Maid Growers of California.

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  • Revenge of the Siren Song on Dec. 26, 2010

    Many might be asking the same questions I was before buying this book: Pirates? Really? Other than seeing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films and enjoying the ride at Disneyland, I'm not actually the biggest pirate fan in the world. However, mixing the intrigue of double and triple-crosses, historical accuracy that you won't believe, as well as rich, multi-layered characters, makes this a quick and entertaining piece of work. Though I didn't know much about the history of the subject, Stinson does an excellent job of getting it right. You can just tell. From the detailed locales, to the dress, to the customs of the day, the reader is transported to a time and place as if he or she had just stepped from a time-machine.
  • Cupid's Maze on Oct. 30, 2011

    This was the first of Souza's work that I had ever read, and I was hooked by his tight, believable prose right away. The "signposts" within his story were perfect. He didn't give too much away, but enough to make one pause momentarily, knowingly. We didn't know what was coming. We only knew that we had to find out what it was. I will definitely be back for more and will never, ever stop the car.
  • Feed on Jan. 05, 2012

    "I just read a short story that restores my faith in horror’s potential when it comes to the subject of vampires. The beauty of this tale is the fact that for the beginning I fancied it being the same old-same old. The only thing that made it different was the writing. I found myself walking beside the character as he struggled through his new existence. I could see the sights and smell the foul stench of not only his haunts but his actions. The pacing was also very well done. The pay-off came with a twist, and man was it good! What we thought we knew was suddenly tossed out of a second-storey window where we, along with McKinney’s main character, had been peeking through. We were all duped, let me tell you. With an unexpected twist and writing that reminded me of the best of Clive Barker, McKinney surprised me and made me an instant convert. Beware reader, Feed might mean more than you think it means."