Thursday, June 13, 2013

2 Character Bucket List - Jag Barque from the Possession series by Elana Johnson

Okay, so Jag Barque is a complicated character. He’s been able to control people with his voice since he could talk, and he lost his parents when he was only five years old. His brothers raised him, and he took over as leader of the Resistance when he was only thirteen.

He keeps most people out, choosing only to trust his older brothers and his best friend Zenn—until Zenn betrays him, resulting in Jag’s brother’s death. After that, Jag keeps everyone at arm’s length. At least until he meets Violet Schoenfeld. Then, all bets are off.

Jag’s bucket list is fairly short. He’s lived through lean times when he didn’t know where his next meal would come from or what city he’d call home for the night. So yeah. His bucket list only includes a few things:

1. Eat a home cooked meal for a week straight.
2. Teach Vi how to hoverboard.
3. Settle down in a small country town to accomplish #1 and #2 above.

Jag just wants a chance at a normal life, with the girl he loves. That’s not too much to ask for, is it? Apparently, when you live in the Association – the world in the Possession series – it just might be.

About the Book

Rebel and Thinker, commander and subordinate, friend and enemy: Rivals Jag and Zenn have always had a combative relationship. And Vi has made her choice between Jag and Zenn, and the Resistance may have suffered for it. But with the Thinkers as strong as ever, the rebels still have a job to do. Vi knows better than anyone that there's more at stake than a few broken hearts.

But there is a traitor among them...and the choices he makes could lead to the total destruction of everything Vi has fought for.

Vi, Jag, and Zenn must set their problems aside for the Resistance to have any hope of ending the Thinkers' reign. Their success means everything...and their failure means death.

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About the Author

Elana is the author of the Possession series, which includes full-length novels POSSESSION, SURRENDER and ABANDON, and short stories REGRET (ebook only) and RESIST (free here!).

Elana wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.

Using her boring human powers, she graduated from Southern Utah University with Summa Cum Laude honors in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. She started her teaching career as an upper grade music and art specialist. After a four-year stint in 3rd grade, she is currently the technology specialist.

In her world, Oreos and bacon would be the only food groups. Everyone would drive 10 over the speed limit. Winter would be eliminated as a season, and Jeff Probst would be President. As it is, she lives with her husband and two kids in central Utah, gets cited when she drives too fast and eats Oreos only on special occasions.

She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query.

She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog, a regular contributor to The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a co-organizer of WriteOnCon. She is a member of SCBWI, ANWA, and LDStorymakers. You can follow Elana on Twitter here.

Elana is represented by Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary.


  1. Like Elana I'd like to tell the mean girl to shove it, too, but I'm going to pass on that first kiss; it was sloppy!

  2. Thanks so much for giving us some more insight into Jag, Elana! Who could NOT love him?


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