Guest Author – Becca Campbell

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My Romantic Sci Fi Thriller Foreign Identity is FREE this week at most online retailers. Check out this character interview with Jax, then find the links below and be sure to get your free download while you can! (Free promo ends July 26th.)

Who is Jax?

As the author, I have the advantage of being able to materialize in and out of my story at will. This gave me the unique opportunity to speak with two of my characters and find out how they felt about their dire circumstances.

Deep in the heart of a cold building runs a labyrinth of corridors. It was in one of these halls that I stumbled upon two people, known to each other only as “Jax” and “Kel.” They were wandering, seemingly lost, but I managed to snag a few minutes with Jax to find out a little more about what is going on in this strange place.

BC: So you just made it out of a prison of sorts. What was your reaction to waking up trapped like that?

Jax (runs hands through his hair): Waking up in chains was a shock, that’s for sure. But once I came to, I pushed aside my confusion and focused on the problem. It seemed to be a puzzle, sorta like everything else in this place. After that, it was just putting the pieces together.

BC: Your problem-solving skills must be excellent. How does it feel to have escaped that room?

Jax: At first I was relieved we’d found a way out. But now I’m not so sure. Maybe that was all part of the plan… I keep wondering if maybe we were safer in that cell.

BC: That’s quite a statement. What do you make of this place? You’ve found what appear to be other puzzles as well. What do you think the significance might be?

Jax: No idea yet. But I’ll tell you one thing. The more rooms we find, the more sure I am there’s something going on here. And it can’t be good. I’m guessing we were meant for more than to be prisoners—but what? And where’s our captor? There’s definitely something strange behind this place. It creeps me out.

BC: What can you tell me about Kel, the woman you were imprisoned with?

Jax: (Eyes shift over to where she’s standing out of hearing range.) I don’t totally get her yet. She seems nice and all, but I can tell she’s holding something back. I guess we both are. It’s hard to know what to make of our situation and how to act around each other.

BC: It seems a bit odd that you both have amnesia. You can’t remember your past, but have you seen any clues about yourself since you woke up here? Any guesses about what sort of life you might have had before you lost your memory?

Jax (shrugs): I guess I’m pretty logical. Figuring out the puzzle with our chains. So maybe some profession involving math—or construction. I sorta have a photographic memory—I can memorize floorplans in my head.

BC: It must be nice to have a gift like that.

Jax: I guess. It’s just…weird. I mean, it feels totally normal to me, but it seemed to freak Kel out a little when she found out.

BC: Kel is the only one in your entire world right now. What’s it like to have no memories of anyone else?

Jax (Takes a deep breath and lets it out slowly.): Well, it’s kinda trippy. I feel like I should know other people, I even remember what kids are, though I can’t remember a specific person. I guess if I have to be here with anyone, I’m glad it’s Kel. She’s pretty good company. (He glances at her again and then his voice lowers.) You want to know the weirdest part of it? I feel this strange connection to her. I don’t know… Just like there’s a reason we’re here together.

BC: Is there any…physical attraction between you?

Jax: (Reddens slightly.) Maybe. I’m a guy, I notice women—that’s normal, right? Can’t really help but be aware of each other, what with us both being prisoners and all. (Clears his throat.) I mean, she’s not bad to look at, either.

BC: You’ve been searching the corridors. What’s your plan from here on out?

Jax: Getting out of here. Getting home—wherever that is. Hopefully we can both figure out who we are in the process, maybe find a way to get our memories back. If we can’t…well, we’ll deal with that when the time comes. First step is finding a way out. If it’s possible, I’ll find it. I’m not quitting until I have the answer.

BC: Thanks for taking time to chat and good luck!

Jax didn’t seem too happy at my abrupt and somewhat flippant exit, but I’m sure he’ll be able to figure out the mysteries behind the place–I just hope it’s sooner rather than later.

Want to see what Jax and Kel look like in my head? Check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Foreign Identity.

More About Foreign Identity

Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.

Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.

Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confuse more than they explain. Every discovery only brings more questions.

Who captured them? Why were they taken? What does their captor want from them? What can the riddles mean?

Who are they?

Lacking allies and options, the duo must learn to trust one another. Mazes, puzzles, and even strange, lurking creatures force them to rely on their wits–and each other–for survival. But survival isn’t enough. They need answers.

Will the answers be enough? Will the truth bring them closer together, or drive them forever apart? Will discovering their identities finally bring them home?

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IMG_9817 a lowresBecca J. Campbell is the author of the New Adult Romantic Science Fiction novels Foreign Identity and Gateway to Reality, and Sub-Normal, a series of short stories.

An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity. You can find her on her Author Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Amazon.

July BBF button copyEvery day this week, I am featuring a different author on my blog as part of the Blogger Book Fair. Check back tomorrow for another author.

RosePointPublishing Reviews Broken Things

RosePointPublishing is an indie publishing house ran by Virginia Williams. Virginia is publishing the manuscripts of her grandfather, Stanley McShane. They are novels about Seafaring, inspired by the man’s true life on the sea. Virginia is sharing McShane’s books this week in our Multi-Author Ebook Sale, and I am currently reading Lucky Joe. Learn more about Stanley McShane and RosePointPublishing by visiting their website here.

RosePointPublishing gave BROKEN THINGS a very nice review this week, calling it a “Scary Sci-Fi”. 🙂 Check out the review here.

10% Off Broken Things Paperback Edition

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That’s right, the paperback edition of BROKEN THINGS is 10% off. This is not my sale, this is something that Amazon is doing. I have no idea how long the sale will be. Just today? A week? I have no idea. Not into ebooks? This is the perfect chance to own BROKEN THINGS at a great low price.  Click here to visit Amazon and grab a copy. 
The Kindle Edition is on sale for $0.99 through this week as part of a Multi-Author Indie Ebook Sale. Check out this link to discover 12 great Indie Authors at a great price.

Multi-Author Indie E-Book Sale


This week (starting May 27 through May 31st) I am participating in an ebook sale along with 11 other authors. There are many different genres too. Besides Sci-Fi and Fantasy, there are children’s books, cook books, ghost stories, etc. The majority of books are on sale for $0.99, including my own novel, BROKEN THINGS.
here’s the landing page for all of the books:  http://indieap.cucinavivace.com/99centdeals/

Upcoming Book Signings

I have created a new Page on this site listing book signings that I am attending. These book signings are with the Idaho Authors’ Community, and it is a great opportunity to meet and discover many wonderful Idaho Authors. I will be updating this list as new events arise.

BOOK SIGNINGS

 

Book Signing This Friday

Are you in Twin Falls, Idaho or the surrounding area this Friday (April 19, 2013)? I will be selling and signing copies of BROKEN THINGS at The Art and Soul of the Magic Valley in the Lynwood Shopping Center (1329 Filer Avenue East) from 10 am to 3 pm, along with other authors of the Idaho Authors’ Community. I have limited copies available of my book for the signing, so come early if you’re buying. FYI – I got in on this a bit late, so I did not have time to get a reorder. For future signings, I will have plenty. Watch for more book signing announcements soon.

Here’s the Press Release: 

Idaho Authors’ Community is coming to the Magic Valley

The Idaho Authors’ Community, a statewide organization of authors and authors-to-be, is coming to the Magic Valley to do a book signing event on Friday, April 19. The event will be held at The Art and Soul of the Magic Valley (Lynwood Shopping Center – 1329 Filer Avenue East in Twin Falls) from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The book-signing offers an opportunity for the public to meet and talk with Idaho authors, and to view a number of different literary works including, fiction, non-fiction, business, historical novels, military memoirs, children’s books, self-enrichment and humor.

The Idaho Authors’ Community is designed to bring readers and local authors together in support of a common interest; reading for pleasure and self-enrichment. In 2013, the IAC will hold book signings in all 44 Idaho counties. If you know of potential locations for IAC events or are interested in joining the IAC, contact Jane Freund or Wynette Mellen at idahoauthorscommunity@gmail.com or 208-407-7457 (Jane).

The Next Book…

I have a horrible time focusing on one thing, it would seem. My family won’t deny that. I have a handful of different titles I’ve been working on, and therefore none of them have been completed. With that said, today I’m committing to one title and finishing it before I revisit any of the others.

The lucky book is going to be a sci-fi fantasy horror blend about an entire quarantined world that has an undead problem. This is one of two different zombie type tales I have planned, and both will be a trilogy. I don’t have a title chosen yet.

Until then, go and read Broken Things if you haven’t all ready. It’s available in paperback and on the Kindle through Amazon.

And keep up with me on Facebook by clicking “Like” on my Author Page.

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Broken Things: Print Edition

Available slightly sooner than planned, Broken Things, Print Edition.

Broken Things

Yes, you can hold the book in your hands now!

The world has changed. People live forever, but children are a thing of the past. To meet the demands of want-to-be parents, children have been replaced with androids… very life-like androids.

Josh, a twelve-year old boy, is hit by a truck, leaving him badly damaged. Instead of paying the outrageous cost to fix him, they dump him in the wilderness.

Broken Things follows Josh and his journey to a home that doesn’t want him anymore, through a setting that darkly mirrors our own. Along the way, he must face the fears of abandoned children, from the wilderness to the city streets, and the predators that dwell in both. His only salvation may rest in finding a single person that cares.

13 in 2013

Hey! Thanks for checking out my website. I’m G.S. Wright, Author. I’ve been writing for many, many years, have a handful of short stories published, and this is the year that I’m releasing my novels.

It’s January 1st, 2013, and that means it’s time for resolutions. I have several, but I’m only focusing on one.

13 novels in 2013.

Yep, that’s right! I plan to release 13 novels this year, minimum.

Resolutions should be short term and manageable though. Therefore, there will be three books released between now and the end of March. I plan to be waaaay a head of that, but again, bite-sized progress.

I used to have a goal of 2000 words per day, but I write for a living, and this site holds me accountable. Therefore, here’s how this is going to break down:

1). 5000 words a day minimum, 1000 words an hour. 1000 words isn’t much and very achievable, and leaves time for daydreaming. I would like to see 10,000 daily words though.

2). Always keep the novel moving. I need to get away from short stories, so therefore, 5000 words a day must be applied to a novel. Anything beyond that can go to other stuff.

Thanks for joining me, you are going to hold me accountable on this ride. If you are on Facebook, please look up my group – G.S. Wright – Author.

As for today, I hit 5000 words before starting this post, and I hope to be able to share my first full-length novel with you in the first part of this month. As I’m just launching this site, I’m not going to plug my book yet, but I will in the coming days.