I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the A Touch of Death by Rebecca Crunden blog tour hosted by The Book Terminal Tours.
About the Book
A thousand years in the future, the last of humanity live inside the walls of the totalitarian Kingdom of Cutta. The rich live in Anais, the capital city of Cutta, sheltered from the famine and disease which ravage the rest of the Kingdom. Yet riches and power only go so far, and even Anaitians can be executed. It is only by the will of the King that Nate Anteros, son of the King’s favourite, is spared from the gallows after openly dissenting. But when he’s released from prison, Nate disappears.
A stark contrast, Catherine Taenia has spent her entire life comfortable and content. The daughter of the King’s Hangman and in love with Thom, Nate’s younger brother, her life has always been easy, ordered and comfortable. That is, where it doesn’t concern Nate. His actions sullied not only his future, but theirs. And unlike Thom, Catherine has never forgiven him.
Two years pass without a word, and then one night Nate returns. But things with Nate are never simple, and when one wrong move turns their lives upside down, the only thing left to do is run where the King’s guards cannot find them – the Outlands. Those wild, untamed lands which stretch around the great walls of the Kingdom, filled with mutants and rabids.
Did you know when A Touch of Death was published that it would be a five book series?
Yes! I actually waited until I had drafts of all five books before releasing ATOD as I wanted to make sure the character development and twists were all going to work out.
What is it about writing Sci-Fi/Dystopian novels that you love the most? Is it the genre you’ve always wanted to write in?
It’s the genre I’ve always found fascinating. I think it’s the result of studying so much history, honestly. The more I study the past, the more I wonder about the future.
Your covers are gorgeous, what was the extent of your involvement in their design?
The new covers are actually inspired by the original ones that were hand painted and were actually redone recently! I know the original artist and cover designer both and they’re so talented.
What advice do you have for those looking to publish independently?
Keep going. I’ve been publishing for about five years now and it’s taken me a long time to figure out even the most basic stuff. But the more you learn, the better you get at it. And if you keep trying, you do develop a reader base. Reviewers and bloggers are honestly so awesome and helpful. That cannot be said enough.
As a photographer have there been instances where your photographs have triggered a story you’ve written or have wanted to write?
Oh for sure! I’m obsessed with nature photography and have definitely found it to be inspiring.
About the Author
twenty-something writer & student
fantasy, science-fiction, romance
Tour Schedule – Bloggers
Books in the Skye – Welcome Post
The Clever Reader – Interview
Angela Walker’s Reviews – Promo Post
What She Will Read – Review
Bex the Bibliophile – Review
Fantastically Bookish – Review
Geekiemind – Review
The Baroness of Books – Promo Post
forthenovellovers – Review
Musing of Souls – Promo Post