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Monday, September 1, 2014

Meet My Character Blog Tour: THE REJUVENATED

My thanks to Joyce DiPastena for featuring me last week on her blog!

 

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Here is some more about Joyce:
 
Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel…set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his “Angevin Empire” in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty’s Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist). Joyce is a multi-published, multi-award winning author who specializes in sweet medieval romances heavily spiced with mystery and adventure. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.

Her newest title, Loving Lucianna, will be available in October 2014.


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And now, on to my latest Work In Progress, "The Rejuvenated".

 

1) What is the name of your character?
Jeffrey Allen is the main character in the book, but the real Person of Interest is Anoushka Kaur Bhudraja,  a Sikh woman from northern India. She is 82 years old, and yet... she has a problem.
 
 2) When and where is the story set? 
The story begins in Seattle, and moves to Chennai, India, and finally to the International Space Station.
 
3) What should we know about him/her? 
Jeffrey is a former policeman who works in Seattle for Boundaries DotCom, the world’s biggest bookseller.
Anoushka (Anka) has come to America with her husband, Khan. They are looking for a solution to Anka's "problem", and Jeffrey gets caught up in this whole tangled web of deception and intrigue.
 
4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life? 
Anka is getting younger, and younger… due to Khan's experimental "Navikarana" anti-aging treatment. When Jeffrey first meets her, she appears to be about forty-five. The only remedy for her condition is an experimental antidote aboard the Space Station. Jeffrey just happens to be working on a spacecraft that can reach the Space Station.
 
5) What is the personal goal of the characters? 
Jeffrey: Find out what’s going on with Anka, and stop the anti-aging effects. Anka: To worm her way into Jeffrey’s life so she can hitch a ride to the ISS and find the antidote. Ultimately they fall in love, of course.
 
6) Is there a working title for this novel?
The title is “The Rejuvenated”. 
There is also a sequel, “The Reincarnated”.
 
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
Hard to say. I need a publisher!
 
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Kurt's career has been in the aerospace software industry. He is the author of seven books and three short stories. Kurt speaks French and has studied Hebrew, Russian, Icelandic and Hindi as background for his series of otherworld books, "The Clan of the Stone". He has always had an interest in science fiction and space travel. Kurt lives with his wife, family and a dog in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado.
 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Welcome to the planet Edom, where in each historic Eon, a Seer is called of God to gather the Believers and instruct them in God's ways. Edom will ultimately have seven Eons, and seven Seers.

The Clan of the Stone
Benjamin ben Jacob is a thirteen year-old boy living at Fort Kanosh, in the land of Deshret on the planet Edom. At the age of thirteen, Ben becomes a Kohan and receives his own personal name-stone. Then he meets a very strange Outsider girl, and together they embark on an adventure that prepares the way for God's Visitation to Edom, at the dawn of the Seventh Eon.
The Defender of God
At the dawn of the Fifth Eon, the Seer Abdiel adopts a young hunter-gatherer named Brynmor, who is the Chieftain of the White Eagle Clan. He educates Brynmor in the duties of a Seer. Brynmor leads his people across the Olami Mountains to Ganedom, where they face a dual threat from the invading Nordsmen and the space-faring Mangalans.
The Empress of Edom
Nordish Princess Gudrid is betrothed to the Emperor of Menggu, but her life changes forever when she meets a Disciple of the Believers named Islwyn. Together they voyage to the continent of Shir, where Islwyn leaves Gudrid to find the legendary man named Purohita Jaina. Soon the two continents on Edom will be locked in a war for the survival of their cultures: Guren, Nordish, or Yngling.
By Ailad's Bootstraps
Young Ailad is visited by a Messenger, who takes him to heaven and then deposits him in a very different, unfamiliar world. There, Ailad struggles to rediscover himself and learn of his destiny on the planet Edom.