Thursday, 4 February 2016

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Thirst: Blood of my Blood by R.P. Channing



Thirst Blood Of My Blood
Author:
Kira Sutherland
Genre: Young Adult Romance Paranormal Romance High School Vampires, Demons, Witches Dark Fantasy Horror

Book Description:
After a near fatal accident (and getting cheated on by her 'boyfriend'), and beating up the lead cheerleader (with whom the boyfriend cheated...), and being labeled as having 'issues' in her school because she, uhm, sees ghosts, Kira is left with two choices:

1. Continue her 'therapy' (where she's told the ghost is a hallucination and also gets her legs ogled too often...)

Or

2. Go to Starkfield Academy, a boarding school for "Crazies and Convicts" (as the social media sites call them.)

She chooses the latter...

~ Cory Rand ~

Cory Rand has not had an easy life. His mother died in a car accident when he was twelve, and so did his mother's best friend...sort of. You see, Janice made a promise to take care of Cory just before she died, and so she lingers. Undead. A ghost that watches out for him.

Brought up in an abusive home, Cory quickly falls into a life of disreputable behavior. After his third offense (which was prompted by a girl, as usual - he has a weakness) he's left with two choices:

1. Be tried as an adult and share a cell with a guy named Bubba (he thinks...)

Or

2. Go to Starkfield Academy, which Cory is pretty sure is run by vampires. But, hey, at least he'll get an education.

He chooses the latter...

It's at Starkfield that Kira meets Cory Rand, a boy with an insatiable Rage who sees ghosts, too. As well as other things, other things from his past, things that confuse him, things like fire and witches and demons.

Things he's always ignored.

Until now.

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Author Interview

1. What inspired you to write your first book?
Well, Thirst is not technically my first book. I’ve written over a million words in the last three years but never published any of it. My first story was inspired by the fact I had nothing to do, so I started writing. I quickly fell in love, and now I’m hooked.

2. Do you have a specific writing style?
If I do, I can’t tell you what it is. I think style is something “other people” can tell a writer and not something the writer himself knows until someone points it out.
I like building suspense in my books, keeping people guessing but not making it cliché. I guess that could be called a style.

3. How did you come up with the title for your book?
I came up with it after writing the story. I looked it over and saw what the basic themes were and then picked a title that seemed catchy. Of course, the story is about vampires, but there’s more to “Thirst” than only that.

4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I don’t try and put messages into my novels. I just try and write a story that is fun and entertaining. If people take something out of it, that’s great.

5. How much of the book is realistic?
Well, this book is right up there in terms of fiction. That’s the great thing about fantasy, there are no holds barred. Not even the locations are real.
But every story relates to real life even if only figuratively (“blood-suckers” are those people who take life away from you by putting you down, for example), but I just try and write an interesting, fictional story and let people decide for themselves what they think might be real (or possible) or not.

6. What book are you reading now?
I’m listening to The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, and reading Pet Sematary by Stephen King. I listen when I’m driving or doing other things, and I read when I’m at home with nothing to do.

7. What are your current projects?
Thirst is a standalone novel (no cliffhanger) but I am working on a Book Two for it. I am also working on a Dystopian story that really gets my heart pumping fast. I’m not sure which I’ll publish first.

8. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Keep the plot simple. And after you’ve simplified it, do it again.

9. What were the challenges (research, psychological etc) in bringing your story to life?
Well, in keeping with point eight above, I wrote myself into a hole halfway through the story. I was dug-in deep. Things had become too complex and confusing. I had to simplify them. I must thank my wife for her input, she helped me through some really sticky plotting points.


About the Author
R P Channing started writing three years ago, but never published anything even after churning out over a million words of fiction. Thirst: Blood of my Blood is the first book he dared to publish. When asked why, he said, “Because it’s the first thing I wrote that my wife actually enjoyed reading.” When not hammering away (most literally) at his keyboard, he can be found buried in a book, reading anything from romance to horror to young adult to non-fiction to comedy.

Author Links:
Website ¦ Twitter ¦ Amazon


***GIVEAWAY***

At the back of the book there is a giveaway link. Once the book hits fifty reviews on Amazon, one of those reviewers will win a $20 (US Dollars) Amazon Gift Voucher!

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