Thursday, July 25, 2019

Fear Justice VBT

Seventeen-year-old Rena Mason counts the days until she can leave for college. Every night her father drinks himself to sleep, leaving her to care for her younger brother. When her father is kidnapped by terrorists, her dreams of freedom become a nightmare.

Stunned that her father has a history with these terrorists, Rena knows she must run or be their next victim. She learns the tough guy at school has a reason to look after her - he's working for a government agency with the same goal as the terrorists: find a woman who disappeared eighteen years ago. Time is running out since only this woman's special gift can save the world from a looming nuclear attack.

Rena can't trust anyone, especially not the stone-cold agent she's falling for. Can they save the world before Rena's feelings trap her in an agent's fight for justice?

Fear Justice contains elements of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, with a clean romance. It's the first book in an exciting new series called The Fear Chronicles.

Tony cleared his throat. “You said your dad was kidnapped?”

“Last night. Coach and my dad were friends. They joined the Army together.” Why was I babbling? Tony didn’t need to know my life story. “I showed up this morning because I thought he might know why these people were after my dad.”

“Did either of them tell you?”

I shook my head and looked at Tony. “The man who beat up Coach Andrews—he said he’d give me a head start before hunting me down.”

Again, Tony glanced in the mirror. “He didn’t happen to say he drives a black Lincoln, did he?”

As I spun in the seat and leaned over the headrest to see, the belt cut into my neck. Behind us, a black car crept closer with every second. Someone in the passenger seat leaned out of the window with a gun. “There’s a man with a gun following us and I’m not freaking out. At least, I don’t think I am.”

“No, you’re cool.”

With a bitter laugh, I turned back around and dropped down on the red vinyl seat. “Cool? When are you going to ask why I’m not afraid?”

Tony hit the brakes and made a turn that left me choking from the belt’s grip. “Right after you ask why I picked you up.”

Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?
I’m actually pretty happy being me with the family I have. I worked hard to earn an engineering degree and have enjoyed putting it to use. I always wanted to write books. After almost two decades, I reached my goal.

What did you do on your last birthday?
I had a stiff drink and tried my best to pretend I wasn’t a year closer to forty. Typically, I try not to celebrate my birthdays. The idea of getting older makes me sad, although not as much since I started publishing my books. I used to stress over never getting my work into the world. Now I stress over watching my girls grow up way too fast.

What part of the writing process do you dread?
Typing the words. Counting every ten thousand until I’m done. Although I took typing as a teen, I have a love/hate relationship with my keyboard. I once tried software to convert my words to text but quickly realized this program couldn’t translate a Southern accent.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?
All the time. I always have several works in progress. If I get hung up on one story, I jump to another.

Tell us about your latest release.
Fear Justice is the story of Rena Mason, a seventeen-year-old who grew up in a camper. Since her mother died and her father wastes his nights drinking, she provides most of the care for her younger brother. All Rena can think of is a scholarship, which could mean a new life.

If only she knew her life is about to change forever.

When her brother disappears and her dad is kidnapped by terrorists, Rena’s alone for the first time in her life. The new guy at school has a plan to protect her – she has no idea he’s working for a government agency. She must face her dad’s past with this agency and figure out how to unlock a power the terrorists are willing to fight for.

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Author Bio and Links:
C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written nine books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.

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  1. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  2. The post looks great - thanks so much for hosting!

  3. How long after you complete a book do you start thinking about your next book?

    1. Hey, great question. If I'm writing a series, I have a basic outline for all of the books so I know where the major plot points are going to end. I've actually got several stories bumping around in my head at all times. No, I'm not crazy. (Or am I?)

  4. Great interview, I enjoyed reading it!

    1. Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed the interview!

  5. Replies
    1. This book was exciting to write. I loved making Rena find her fear and face it.

  6. Forty's (mostly) okay, if that helps...


  7. This sounds very interesting. I'll have to read your other books too.
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  8. Good evening, C.C. My question for you today is, which type of character do you enjoy writing the most? The hero, the villain or someone who is a little bit of both?

    1. I think someone who's a bit of both. No one is really 100% hero or 100% villain. I like to explore my characters' motivations and see how they respond in an imperfect world.

    2. That's a great answer! Thank you for your response.

  9. How long did it take you to write your book?

  10. This book took about three months from start of outline to finish of text, but I've had the idea of Rena, her family, and her power in my mind for at least two years.

  11. Happy Friday! Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?