Thursday, February 25, 2016

Author interview with Beck Nicholas author of Temper and Lifer #ya #sci-fi #giveaway

~ About Temper ~


Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind.

Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder. When Asher volunteers to get the drug need to calm people down, tension ignites.

Loyalties are questioned.

Jealousy rears its head. Sparks fly.

And when rumor of a second ship hits close to home, all bets are off.

Have the aliens returned? Is this the end of everything Asher has ever known?
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February 22-March 4

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~ About Lifer ~
The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.

Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.

Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.

On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing.

But sometimes the past is better left buried. As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to...

~ My Interview ~
On Writing and Riding - Interview
 1.      Where/how did you come up with the idea for your story? Did it suddenly pop into your head or were you brainstorming?
I wanted to follow Asher’s story after Lifer, the first book in the series. She’s gained her freedom but at what cost? I wanted to explore just how a person might feel/act when losing control of their temper.

2. Did you start with the main character, the world or the overarching concept?
 I started with Asher – both for this story and in the first book Lifer.

3. Panster or Plotter? Or in between?
I fall somewhere in between. I can’t write without a good knowledge of my characters, an opening and the end but how much I have in-between varies and I’m happy to stray from the path if that’s where the story takes me.

4. Are you a fan of writing contests?
I love contests. I was a contest junkie I think. The opportunity for unbiased feedback (although sometimes painful) is gold as well as the chance to get your work seen by agents and editors.

5. How did you find your agent? How many query letters did you send?
I found my agent through a writing contest. I had to put up a pitch and start (I think). I’m not sure how many queries as I had several projects.

6. What's the best marketing tool you've found so far?
Word of mouth. I love connecting with readers and bloggers as much as I can.

7. What do you like best about your mc?
 Her fight. She’s got something that means she simply won’t give up.

8. What do you like best about your main antagonist?
I love an antagonist who is as determined as the hero. They just won’t give up – I think the Company is a match for Asher is this.

9. Anything else you like to share about your journey or your upcoming launch, including links to giveaways or ways people can help spread the word?

I would like to thank my readers. Writing a sequel is tricky and those who’ve contacted me with their thoughts on LIFER have been amazing. I feel so lucky every day to be able to share my stories. Please follow the Temper release celebration to find out more.

~ About the author ~
I always wanted to write.  I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.

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~ A giveaway! ~
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