Monday, August 24, 2015

Gemini by Catherine Peace @lexcade ~ Release Blitz, Author Interview and Rafflecopter #FREE #Giveaway

Catherine Peace


Being one of the Embassy’s glorified treasure-seekers has its perks… 
Komandan Uriah Jacobs recovers ancient artifacts in exchange for more than just decent pay; he also receives guaranteed protection from his former owners, the nyx…until an emergency landing on a too-familiar colony brings him face-to-face with his past life and something more—a surprisingly priceless treasure in the form of a human woman.

A slave to the nyx since childhood… 
Shadi spends her waking hours in the forge, dreaming of rescuing her brother with the help of a man she once worshipped like a father. A crashed ship on the colony becomes her only hope to escape. But before she can steal the ship, the pilot abducts her. They may be the same species, but will he help her find her Shilah?

Their attraction is undeniable… 
Fighting it seems inconsequential as they evade the nyx's bounty hunter and uncover a conspiracy that shines unwanted light on Shadi's past and reveals the corruption in Uri’s beloved Embassy, placing their fledgling love in danger.

As the universe systematically falls apart, will Shadi and Uri’s newfound passion be enough to keep them alive?


The ship’s scream woke Shadi.

And it sounded like a horrible scream, a shriek of pain. She rushed to the cockpit, where Uri scrambled to fix the problem. “What’s going on?” she asked.

“We were attacked,” he replied without looking at her. “You may want to sit down.”

A sudden jolt forced her into the copilot’s chair. “Do you know who?” Is it Judah?

“Not entirely certain, but my fairest guess is the nyx.”

Her heart sputtered. It was a matter of time before they caught up, but she refused to go back, not to Goliv. Not to any of the colonies. “What can I do?”

“Buckle up. We’ll need to make an emergency landing.”

“So whoever is chasing us can find us. Smart.”

Finally, Uri glanced up, deep-brown eyes full of ire. “Where we can make our last defense. Do you know how to shoot?”

“No.” Of course not. Why would the nyx want a slave who might eventually kill them? Or escape?

“I figured as much.” Another jolt rocked the ship. “We’ll have to land on Chorth. Maybe hide out somewhere.”

“Why? Why not just hand me over to them?”

He looked at her as though she’d ripped his heart out. “What makes you suggest that?”

Because I’m a slave. Because I don’t know how to be anything else. “Because I’m far more trouble than I’m worth and you’re risking your life for a complete stranger.”
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Author: Catherine Peace
Date of Birth:  10/04
Date of Interview: 8/24
The Book:  Gemini

Tell us about your newest release.
Gemini follows Komandan Uriah Jacobs, a relic hunter for the galactic Embassy, former slave to the nyx, and Shadi, mechanical genius and current slave to the nyx, as Uri rescues her from her enslavement and the two uncover a conspiracy that threatens the entire universe.

What genre do you enjoy writing the most? Why?
Speculative fiction. Science fiction, fantasy, and everything in-between. I love to see what’s possible.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
That you can fit Chuck Norris references, cat memes, and pop culture allusions into a science fiction story and still have it taken seriously.

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
This is probably cliché, but I have to say Anne Rice’s Lestat. I’ve adored him for years and years and years.

What is your most treasured possession?
A picture my sister made me for Christmas. It has my first book’s cover and some of the reviews on it. Knowing that she believes in me enough to make that had me in tears.

If you could only tell us one thing about yourself, what would you want us to know most?
That I’m never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down. Never gonna run around and hurt you.

Which living person do you most dislike?
Right now it’s a toss-up between Sarah Palin and Donald Trump.

Which living person do you most admire?
Malala Yousafzai. She’s such an amazing young woman.

With whom, living or dead and why, would you like to sit and chat with for an afternoon?
Apart from Malala, I’d have to go with Mary Shelley, mother of science fiction; HG Welles, one of the most prolific science fiction authors; or Bram Stoker so I can yell at him about the totally lackluster ending of Dracula.

What is your greatest fear?
That Freddy Krueger (Nightmare on Elm Street) will get me in my dreams. I had recurring nightmares of him for almost twenty years.

Who or what has been the greatest love of your life?
My dog. I know, I know, but she’s been with me through so much that I can’t imagine my life without her. Unconditional love is rare.

What is your greatest regret?
I’d love to be a person who says she doesn’t have any, but I do. Probably the biggest is a relationship I let go on too long because I didn’t want to be alone.

If you could choose to be a character in a book, who would it be?
The protagonist of the book I’m currently reading, Eleanor Jones. She can turn into a dragon. I’m into that.

Which book have you read the most in your lifetime?
The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Welles. That book changed my life.

What is your favorite journey? Metaphorically or otherwise?
Michael’s journey in Tiffany Reisz’s The Angel. I loved watching someone who was so uncertain of himself, his life, and his sexuality become someone completely sure of himself under the (often very hot) love and compassion of someone he thought out of his league.

What is your favorite quotation?
“She said she could, so she did.”

Dogs or Cats? Which do you prefer and why?
Dogs. I grew up with dogs, I love the relationship you can build with a dog, and I love how precious they are. 

What do you most value in a friend?
Honesty and compassion

What quality do you most admire in a woman/man, lover/spouse or influencer/boss?
Good communication. Over the years that has become exceedingly important to me.

What are your favorite names?
Calista and Dominik.

What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
Three of my high school teachers—Mrs. Carroll (God rest her soul), Ms. Payne, and Mr. Ashurst. They were my biggest supporters.

What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They think it’s great. My mom frequently tells me she’s proud of me for sticking with my dream.

Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I’m an avid gamer, I love to read, I go contra dancing on Mondays, and I like to be outside (when it’s not 8 MILLION degrees).

Which are your three favorite books?
The Angel by Tiffany Reisz, The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Welles, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Which book that you’ve written is your favorite?
It’s a tie between Gemini and Ember’s Secret. I think those two series are going to be among my best work.

Where do you get your greatest ideas for writing?
When I’m doing something absolutely unrelated to writing—sleeping, cleaning, working. Whatever gives my mind an opportunity to relax.

What is your ‘Writing Routine’, if any?
I honestly don’t have one. I take time where I can get it.

Do you have any interesting or quirks or rituals?
Not really. I’m pretty bland where that’s concerned.

Tell us a saucy/intimate/personal story about yourself.
For my sister’s bachelorette party we went bar hopping in Asheville, NC. The last bar we hit was having dirty bingo, so of course we had to go (please keep in mind my mother is with us). The hostess sat us down and after a little while the games got started. I kept getting super close to winning, but never managed to get that last bingo number. By the end of the night, we were down to the last prize—a 12.5” dildo. Guess who came home with it (with the bingo # O 69)? Yep. Me.

Silence/Music/TV for background?
Music. I don’t do well with silence.

How can readers connect with you online?
I’m all over the interwebs. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Google+.
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What are your Top (10) Writing Tips? Writing Advice?
  1. Do your own thing.
  2. Don’t use rape as a plot device.
  3. Always strive to dig deeper into your characters and story. If something seems too easy, it is.
  4. Writing is hard.
  5. There are nine stories in the world. If you feel you have something to add to them, do it. Don’t let a fear of being uncreative stop you.
  6. Two of the most important things you can have: Great snacks and understanding loved ones.
  7. Never underestimate the power of nature.
  8. Or of people watching.
  9. Interact with people often. Everything is research.
  10. Write for yourself, first. You have to love your work before someone else will.
Can you tell us what is coming up next for you?
I recently finished up the draft for the sequel to Ember’s Secret. Gemini2 is in the outline stage, I have another 1Night Stand to finish (the sequel to Complete Me), and some sekrit projects.

Author Bio:

Catherine Peace has been telling stories for as long as she could remember. She often blames two things for her forays into speculative fiction—Syfy (when it was SciFi) channel Sundays with her dad and The Island of Dr. Moreau by HG Wells. She graduated in 2008 from Northern Kentucky University with a degree in English and is still chasing the dream of being super rich and famous, mostly so she can sit around in her PJs all day and write stories. When not being a slave to the people in her head, she’s a slave to two adorable dogs.

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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for hosting me! Really enjoyed the interview!


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