Thursday, August 29, 2019

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Fear Justice by C.C. Bolick @ccbolick @GoddessFish



Fear Justice
by C.C. Bolick
GENRE: YA Urban Fantasy


BLURB:

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.


Excerpt:

“Rena,” Dad said. “Are you okay?”

I turned to where he stood, a few feet from the camper’s door. “It’s nothing. Thought I heard a noise in the woods.”

He walked to the edge of trees and peered into the darkness beyond. In his right hand, he held a bottle of water. His left hand, bent and scarred making his fingers barely able to move, hung at his side. “There’s nothing here but a squirrel. Surely you’re not afraid of a squirrel.”

“I’m not afraid of anything,” I said.

Dad smiled and walked toward the water’s edge. “I believe you on that one.”

I moved to stand by his side. “Did you fix the pool?”

“Good as new or until someone else loses a retainer and stops it up. Are you thinking of going swimming?”

“Not tonight.”

“What are you thinking of, Rena?”

“Where did Coach Andrews find you?”

“Sleeping off a hangover in the back room of a bar down on Railroad Street. Jacob told me you were worried, and with good reason. I promise not to let that happen again.”

“I thought something might have happened to you. I should have called you when—”

Dad put an arm around my shoulders. “No, I should have called. I let my demons take over and I wasn’t here to look after you and Alfie.”

“We were fine.”

“Because of you. I never imagined you growing up without your mother. I always knew the day would come when you realized what I really am inside. Your brother still has a way to go.” He looked down at me. “Thank you for not making him hate me yet.”

“No one hates you, Dad. We just want you to be here. Really here, with us all the time, not out drinking.”

“I deserved that.” Pulling away, Dad moved closer to the water. “You’re strong, Rena, like your mother. And smart. Thank goodness you didn’t turn out like me.”

“I’ve been applying for scholarships. My counselor thinks I’ve got a good shot at getting money for school. I’ve kept a 4.0 in every class and I want to get into a school that teaches aerospace engineering.”

“You want to be an engineer?” His eyes stayed on the water. “That would make your mother proud.”

“What about you?”

“Everything you do makes me proud.”

“I want out of this town,” I said, barely above a whisper. “I don’t want to live like this.”

Interview with C.C. Bolick


What is something you’ve lied about?
That I always love to write. At times I hate to write and force myself to finish the chapter I’m working on after a long day. What I enjoy most is creating stories while focusing on characters and motivation. Sometimes I’ll leave a chapter and only return when I realize how to fix what was holding me back.

Who is the last person you hugged?
I hug my children every day. I never want something to happen and leave me worrying if I showed how much I love them.

What are you reading now?
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice – love the variety of those stories available. I’m about to start a new series a teen recommended to me – Wings of Fire.

How do you come up with the titles to your books?
As I write a book, I choose several working titles and whittle down to my favorite before the cover is made. For a series, I try to choose all of the titles and have the covers made before finishing the first book.

Share your dream cast for your book.
Most books made into movies disappoint me. The characters I picture are not anyone I’ve seen on TV or in the movies. 


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.

The Book is on sale for $0.99 during the tour.

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Giveaway:

$50 Amazon/BN GC




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23 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Bernie Wallace said...

Which upcoming books are you looking forward to reading?

C.C. Bolick said...

Bernie - thanks for checking out my Q&A on The Avid Reader blog today! I don't have any 'hot' books at the moment but I do follow several YA authors including Sarah J. Maas and many Indie authors. Recently I read a copy of the last book of C.C. Hunter's Mortician's Daughter series. I'd been waiting for that one and stopped everything to read. She did not disappoint.

C.C. Bolick said...

Thanks Avid Reader for featuring my book today and for the fun Q&A!

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

Kim said...

What's a relaxing day like for you?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Can't wait to check this one out!

Bernie Wallace said...

Did you go to school and major in writing?

C.C. Bolick said...

James - Thanks for the comment. Good luck on the giveaway!

C.C. Bolick said...

Kim - A relaxing day is one where I listen to music and get at least a chapter or two done before someone calls or breaks into my world. I also enjoy fishing, camping, and the beach. Watching water is very relaxing for me.

C.C. Bolick said...

Rita - Thanks for checking out the post!

C.C. Bolick said...

Victoria - glad to see you on this stop. Thanks so much for the comment!

C.C. Bolick said...

Bernie - No, I didn't go to school for writing. I have an engineering degree but don't hold that against me. I love to write!

Kim said...

I enjoyed your interview.

Bernie Wallace said...

Do you have any exciting plans for the Labor Day weekend?

C.C. Bolick said...

Kim - thanks for checking out the interview!

C.C. Bolick said...
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C.C. Bolick said...

Bernie - I'll be working to finish the sequel to Fear Justice. Fear Power should be ready soon!

marisela zuniga said...

I still haven't read pride and prejudice but I did recently buy the book

C.C. Bolick said...

Marisela - great to see you here, thanks for the comment!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the release!

--Trix

C.C. Bolick said...

Trix - thanks for the comment and for checking out my Q&A!

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