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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sequel to the Phoenix Rebellion Series
Gail, tell us about your latest book
Phoenix Rising Book One:
Janus released on 21 May 2012, Janus is the first book in a new series
which stands as a sequel to my series The Phoenix Rebellion, both futuristic
Give us a blurb?
It's been a year
since Humanity rose up against their alien oppressors and took back Earth from
the Sorracchi. The war left Earth devastated, crippled, but not beaten.
the leadership of President Nick Tanner and in collaboration with their new
Areth and Umani allies, the Earth seeks stable ground again.
John Smith of the
Areth was a soldier before his queen asked him to serve as ambassador to Earth,
and he is out of his element. Restricted in his position from carrying a
weapon, he has no way of defending himself or his adopted son when the Xenos --
a group of Humans wishing to purge the Earth of all alien influence -- decide
they want him dead.
Jenifer is a
soldier for hire, and answers to no one but her own common sense. She first
refused the "job" of serving as John's bodyguard, but a glimpse at
the heart of the man convinces her to accept the responsibility.
John has two faces:
a soldier and an ambassador of peace. Jenifer has two faces: the steel-skinned
warrior and the forgotten person she once was. Too many people hide behind
masks, and it's those hiding who want John dead.
I have downloaded and am looking forward to jumping into your new book. Tell me about your relationship with readers.What do you hope
readers take away with them after reading your work?
I hope they come away with new friends. I
work to make my characters living, breathing people with deep emotions and deep
affection. I want them to be real, and honest, and authentic. Real enough
readers truly hope they find happiness.
I told someone once I want to make you cry at
least once when reading one of my books. Whether those are tears of joy, tears
of sadness, or tears at a beautiful ending... if I bring a tear to your eye I
feel I've done my job.
I don't write angst. It's not melodrama. But, it's life.
Do readers ever
I have been contacted by readers, but I'd love
to have more contact. I love getting emails or guest book notes or posts at my
Facebook pages. It tells me my work isn't just disappearing into the ether. I love having a reader contact me -- by
email, or whatever (hint... firstname.lastname@example.org)
and tell me how much they felt for my characters. How much they cared. How much
the fell in love with my hero. J It's then I know
I've done a good job. I love when they speak to me about my books as if they're
speaking of old friends.