Thursday, 27 February 2014

Peaceful Genocide Blog Tour - Interview & Giveaway

Title: Peaceful Genocide
 Author: J.A. Reynolds
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Publisher: Self Published
Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.

This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.

When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.

Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want.

1) Do you find it easier to write female or male characters, and why?

Both genders have their good sides and challenges for sure. For me, what is easy or hard depends on the characters personality. Some personalities are just easier to write than other. For instance, if sarcasm runs in your blood and you have a character who is sarcastic, you’ve got it made! 

2) When writing this book, did you always know it was going to be a stand alone?

This book was planned in the beginning to be a stand alone. However, after finishing it and getting some feedback from some friends and a couple of agents, changes were made. Before I knew it, plot twists and a whole new ending had taken over. So instead of being one book, it will spiral into at least two. 

3) What was the moment in your life where you knew you wanted to write?

I was never a reader as a young child, but as I aged, I learned to love books of all genres. Always a storyteller, I wondered if the things rolling around in my head would be good on paper. I’m still not sure if they are, but I sure do enjoy putting them down. 

4) Are you currently working on a story, if so, what is it about?

Peaceful Genocide will have at least one sequel titled Lethal Injection, so I’ve been brainstorming that. I also write middle grade fiction, so I’ve been working on a second story about a girl and her horse to follow up Stolen Horse Dreams. 

5) What is one book you always suggest for people to read?

That depends if your avid reader or writer. Or both! For a writer I would recommend the only writing book you’ll ever need: Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook by Donald Maass. For a reader, my suggestion would depend on what genre you prefer. If you like some science fiction/horror/weird stuff, like me, I would recommend the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. 

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About the Author
JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary. 

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