Friday 29 August 2014

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - Twinfinity: Nethermore by Chris Podhola

Twinfinity: Nethermore
Volume 1
by Chris Podhola
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal,Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: May 26, 2014
Number of pages: 411
Word Count: 107,000
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Book Description:
Whitney Leighton has a secret.  She is both blind and deaf but that’s not what she’s trying to keep hidden.  Her secret is that she can both see and hear through her twin brother Tommy.  They call it piggybacking because she can shift her consciousness into her brother’s mind.

Whitney’s not the only one with a secret; Tommy has one too and it’s Whitney that he’s keeping it from.  His secret is that Whitney isn’t who she’s supposed to be.  He has dreams of her, but in his dreams she has tattoos, battle-scars on her face, and a formidable look of determination. If Tommy’s dreams come true then Whitney is in serious trouble and so is everyone else.  The simple Whitney that is, doesn’t stand a chance against the evil that exists in his sleep, and the world will be thrust into chaos.

The teen twins end up at Camp Tumbling Waters and Lake Amicolola where something is waiting for them.  Something as dark as Whitney’s vision and as insane as Tommy’s dreams and IT needs Whitney to escape the prison that IT calls … Nethermore.

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Author Interview

1. Who are your favourite authors of all time?
Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Dean Koontz

2. If you could travel in a time machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future. I would love to be able to see the scientific progression and what we are able to accomplish several hundred years from now.

3. If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
The entire Gunslinger series by Stephen King. That is by far my favorite series and I would love to have my copies autographed.

4. If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
I know I sound like a broken record here, but Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Cook, Dean Koontz, and probably George Lucas.

5. Have any hidden talents you would like to share?
I play around every now and then with a guitar. I’m not all that good, but I enjoy making musical sounds with my own hands.

6. Do the words come easily most of the time? How do you unblock your writer’s block?
For me writers block comes when I get something wrong in a story. Twinfinity, for example, sat on the shelf for almost seven years because I hadn’t figured out that Whitney was supposed to be blind and deaf. As soon as I picked it up and made that change I was able to rewrite the entire novel, pretty much, without looking back.

7. Which character is your favourite and why?
Whitney is my favorite character in this story. I think she is very interesting because she has a spunky, determined attitude. She is hesitant, and fearful certain things at times, but where the rubber meets the road, and when she is in the thick of it, she doesn’t back down, no matter how difficult the odds seem to be against her.

8. When it comes to writing, what are your strong points? What are your weaknesses?
Character development is my strongest point. The reason for that is because it is what I am most interested in when I write, or read.  In general, I don’t want a story I’m reading to get too sidetracked with detail, I want the writer to keep some sense of focus, and to not get too carried away with description, and that’s how I approach my writing. When I am editing I try very hard to eliminate scenes that slow the story down and lack important conten. I don’t want my readers skipping scenes to get to where the action continues. To me a door knob is a door knob, and I’m not usually impressed by an author finding new and creative ways to describe it, and I only want that author to do so if that doorknob plays some critical role in the story. Otherwise I see these descriptions as overkill.  But that’s just me.  I know that many readers like it that way.

9. What type of books do you enjoy reading?
Pretty much anything but straight romance. I do like a good story to have a good romantic element attached, but I stick to stories in other genres, and pretty much any genre will do for me as long as it is a good story. That’s what matters to me. Story, plot, and character.

10. How long does it take you to write a book?
If you just include the actual writing process it takes about six months for me. I write the rough draft in about three months which is followed by a cooling off period. Then there is the “hack and slash” phase, where I go through and delete huge portions that I find unnecessary. Then I reread and fill in whatever gaps are created by the hack and slash, let it cool off again, and reread again. I do a little fine tuning, let it cool off again and then I write in the antagonist parts.

Wait?  Did I just say that I write the antagonist parts dead last?

I do (LOL). I don’t know why I do it that way, but for some reason I like to write all of the protagonist scenes all the way to the end, and then afterward I go back through and try to figure out who, what, and why the antagonist(s) is/are.

For Twinfinity: Nethermore the antagonists were the anasgina (bad spirit), and a character named Digger. I didn’t write any of the scenes for them until just before the final draft. I wrote those scenes as well as all of the “Crying Shadow” clauses, during the same run through.

About the Author
The author is a 43 year-old United States Air Force veteran of the first Iraq War.  This is his debut novel in the Twinfinity urban fantasy series.  He was born and raised in south-eastern Michigan and served his country in California, Germany, and Turkey.

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  1. Thank you Alecia for this posting!

    I would like to announce to readers that Twinfinity: Nethermore will be offered at a deeply discounted price in the spirit of making it as easily available to blog tour guests as possible. Take advantage of this exclusive blog tour offer and go to Amazon before the end of the tour.

  2. This sounds like a very interesting read. Going to add it to my Goodreads TBR. Thanks!

  3. Wow, this seems cool! Thank you for the international giveaway and I will definitely be following your blog from now onwards!

  4. I love the concept of Twinfinity: Nethermore, I have to confess I'd buy the book just to support a vet, lucky for me it sounds great

  5. I cannot wait to read this. Has a much different concept than most books around lately.

  6. I'm always amazed at the concepts these authors come up with .... would love to get my hands on this!

  7. I appreciate all of the generous feedback, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have made the decision to purchase a copy! It is very much appreciated.