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{Blog Tour} Guest Post & Giveaway: I Am Just Junco Series by J.A. Huss

{Blog Tour} Guest Post & Giveaway: I Am Just Junco Series by J.A. Huss

{Blog Tour} Guest Post & Giveaway: I Am Just Junco Series by J.A. Huss My Favorite High-Tech Gadgets in Clutch Part of the fun of reading science fiction is learning about new tech items that the author dreamed up. Sometimes they go overboard and everything in the everyday world of the characters is something new and cool. I hate that. It makes things feel fake and I like the tech in SF novels to be unobtrusive, only bringing it out when you need it. My favorite author, Richard K. Morgan, did this in a big way in Altered Carbon with the sentient hotel called The Hendrix. A sentient hotel! It played a small role in the overall story, but it was significant for the ending. I loved The Hendrix because it had badass weapons system built into its lobby and saved Kovacs butt in one particular scene. Plus, it was… Read more »

October 16, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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That Little Something, Something

That Little Something, Something

My favorite book is not a romance but I love the main character because of a romance that never actually happens. Sounds weird, right? Well, it is and it isn’t. You see my favorite character in fiction is a ruthless, cold-hearted killer named Takeshi Kovacs. He’s not a good guy, he’s not a nice guy, he’s not a romantic guy, and he’s not even a reliable or trustworthy guy. And as far as being a boyfriend goes? Well, he’s not a relationship guy either. You’re probably asking yourself why I’m even talking about him in terms of great fictional relationships, right? Let me explain. 😉 Kovacs stars in a three book series that begins with his “partner” and himself being blown to bits during a police raid. You see, they’re criminals and they got caught. No worries though, this is science fiction so he just gets uploaded into “storage” which… Read more »

October 13, 2012 Uncategorized 0

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Why We Love Fictional Characters

Why We Love Fictional Characters

I’m obsessed with understanding why I like a character. Why I like a story as well, but mostly what makes me drawn to one character over another. I think about this a lot when I’m reading, partly because I’m a writer and partly because it will help me find more books that I enjoy. Knowing why readers connect to, say, Eric Northman in the Sookie Stackhouse novels, is important. Why Eric? I love Eric, far more than I ever loved Bill. Bill is just…not Eric. And apparently Sookie agreed. Bill is good-looking, he’s a vampire, he’s sorta old, which makes him powerful. He’s rich, he’s compassionate, and he gave Sookie his blood (creating the blood bond) just like Eric did. So, ya know. You’d think Eric and Bill would be on fairly even ground. But it’s never been that way, for me at least. Eric Northman stands out as a… Read more »

October 8, 2012 Uncategorized 1

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