Fear Justice by C.C. Bolick ***Spotlight -- Excerpt -- Giveaway***
by C.C. Bolick
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy
Stunned that her father has a history with these terrorists, Rena knows she must run or be their next victim. She learns the tough guy at school has a reason to look after her - he's working for a government agency with the same goal as the terrorists: find a woman who disappeared eighteen years ago. Time is running out since only this woman's special gift can save the world from a looming nuclear attack.
Rena can't trust anyone, especially not the stone-cold agent she's falling for. Can they save the world before Rena's feelings trap her in an agent's fight for justice?
Fear Justice contains elements of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, with a clean romance. It's the first book in an exciting new series called The Fear Chronicles.
The Book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.
Excerpt:He smiled and held out a hand. “I’m Tony and no, I’ve never thought of myself as a nice guy.”
Staring at his outstretched hand, I hesitated. “Rena.”
Tony moved his hand closer and his eyes took on a look of intensity, as if daring me to shake his hand.
“What’s with the gloves?” I asked.
“Skin allergies. What’s with the hesitation?”
“Hesitation?” With defiance, I reached forward. “I’m not afraid of you.”
“What are you afraid of?”
As his hand gripped mine, my breathing sped and I fought to control my voice. Our skin wasn’t even touching. Hiding my feelings with Robbie had been easy, but this was… weird. “Why are you worried about who I date? You don’t even know me.”
“I know your name is Rena Mason. We’ve got physics together.”
A twinge of guilt caught me off-guard. “I haven’t noticed you before.”
“My dad taught me to blend in with my surroundings, like camouflage.”
“He was a hunter?”
“Not exactly, but he did teach me how to shoot before he left.”
“Left?” The instant his words were out, I felt a connection to him. It was a sadness that welled from deep inside, the knowledge that we were alike in a terrible way.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.
Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!
C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written nine books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.
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Thanks for reading the post today on the Character Madness and Musings blog!Delete
Are any of the characters in your book based on real people?ReplyDelete
This is a great question! I write my books as an escape, so I try not to fill my pages with the same people around me. For my young adult stories, I do draw heavily on my experiences in high school including being bullied. It's hard not to include realistic details, but I'd never make a character exactly like a person I've known.Delete
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I loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Glad you liked the excerpt. The scenes between Rena and the agent protecting her were my favorite to write.Delete
Sounds like a good read.ReplyDelete
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This book was a blast to write. Thanks for the comment!Delete
Sound really outstanding. I used to like camping!ReplyDelete
Me too! I actually got the idea of Rena living in a camper on a long camping trip. I started thinking, what would it be like to grow up in one of these? The living space is so small.Delete
What was one of your favorite scenes to write for this book?ReplyDelete
Love this question! There were many, but I think my favorite scene was when Rena learned why Tony wore the gloves.Delete
I enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you for sharingReplyDelete
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It looks intriguing!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment Trix!Delete
Which character do you most relate to in your book?ReplyDelete
I relate most to Rena, though she's way smarter and tougher than I was at seventeen. Money is tight but that doesn't keep her from dreaming of being an engineer. She works hard to earn a scholarship. I wish I'd been fearless like Rena when it comes to standing up to bullies or saying 'yes' to an adventure.Delete
How long after you finish a book do you start writing your next book?ReplyDelete
As soon as a book goes to my editor, I'm starting the next. If I stop writing daily, it takes twice as long to get back in the rhythm. It's easier to keep going and not stop.Delete