Monday, March 14, 2016

RAINERS

My Book Blog Tour begins today
I'm guesting with Denise Covey
Alaska: Why It Speaks To Me!

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But here I have

Sandra Cox, author of Rainers


Parallels: Felix Was Here

to answer a few questions!





1. As a writer of fantasy and paranormal romance the IWSG anthology was a perfect fit, did you find the challenge easy?

The easy piece was the word count.  I usually write fifty-five to sixty thousand words per story, so five to six thousand was great. The fact that I have wanted to do an alternate universe story for a long time was the icing on the cake. 

 2. Where did the idea for Rainers come from?

Besides an alternate universe, I also wanted to do something on the order of zombies without the gross factor. They are just a bit too gruesome for me. One of the effects of the Rainer disease on pubescents is an indigo liquid that streams from the infected child’s mouth and nose. When I originally wrote the story, the liquid was a lavender color…until the hubby commented that the color made it sound more like a disease the Easter bunny would have. At that point I switched to Indigo. Grin.

  3. What is it about an altered universe that you appreciate?

Altered is the key. Your universe is what you make it. In my personal altered or parallel universe, I’m a NY Times bestsellerJ  

 4. Please tell us about your other writing projects.

Love, Lattes and Angel, the third in the Mutant Series, comes out in April.  FYI, until April 3rd, Love, Lattes and Mutants is free and Love, Lattes and Danger is ninety-nine cents. 

Thanks, Yolanda. Great questions.

You're so welcome, Sandra. Rainers is a great story and one I hope you'll continue!

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Multi-published author Sandra Cox writes YA Fantasy, Romance, and Metaphysical Nonfiction. She lives in sunny North Carolina with her husband, a brood of critters and an occasional foster cat. Although shopping is high on the list, her greatest pleasure is sitting on her screened in porch, listening to the birds, sipping coffee and enjoying a good book. She's a vegetarian and a Muay Thai enthusiast. 

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COMING MAY 3, 2016
PRE-ORDER HERE!

Tagline: 

     Save his world or save her own.

Blurb:

Out hiking, Harper Reese tumbles into a parallel universe where a nightmarish virus has infected the sphere’s pubescent children. While there she encounters bad boy Noah Tanner who’s got problems of his own. 

Now, they must work together to track down and destroy the source of the disease before it travels to her world and infects her twelve-year-old sister.

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Have you ordered your copy?
Do you think it's possible to write zombies minus the gross factor?


30 comments:

  1. You wrote a great story Sandra! By the way, the Easter bunny remark now has me envisioning a horror fantasy story involving a rabid Easter bunny. Yikes! That would be bad.

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    1. I'll be on the look out for rabid Easter bunnies in your stories, L.G.:)

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  2. Rainers sounds brilliant. Congratulations, and yes, hooray for gross free zombies.

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  3. So interesting to hear how the stars aligned for you Sandra. Writing your story must have been a joy. Looking forward to reading it!

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    1. Thanks, Denise. I was thrilled to be included with such awesome talent.

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  4. Rabid Easter bunnies oozing jelly bean purple. Now that's an image for you!
    One of my favorite stories in the anthology, Sandra. Well done.

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    1. Thanks so much, Alex. I really appreciate that.

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  5. Thanks so much for hosting me, Yolanda:)

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    1. You are so welcome!
      Your story was quite unique. I loved it!

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  6. haha in some universe hopefully the cat is a NY times best seller too. Sounds like a great idea for a story indeed. Have to watch those germy kiddos.

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    1. Ha! Who knows Pat. Maybe we're next door neighbors in Manhattan:)
      Hmm, do you think the germy kiddos influenced Rainers? ;0

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  7. Hmm. Anything's possible, so zombies without the gross factor is, too! I'd just never considered the possibility.

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    1. :)
      They aren't true zombies. They actually have a rabies mutation.

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  8. Sitting in a screened in porch, with a good book and some drinks of choice: marvelous.

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  9. I enjoyed learning more about your story, Sandra!

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! I'm looking forward to reading yours.

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  10. I loved what your husband said. LOL Great to hear about your story. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. Appreciate it.
      It was difficult, I was attached to the lavender gunk:)

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  11. It's a really good story and not zombie-gross at all.

    I'm also a cat loving vegetarian.

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    1. Thanks, Diane!
      YAY! A cat lover and a vegetarian! You're batting a hundred. Not to mention an exceptionally great editor:)

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  12. No matter how many stories I read or watch, zombie stuff still entertains me.

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    1. I have a love/hate relationship with them. The stories are almost always great, I just cringe at the gross factor.

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  13. Sounds like another winner. This anthology is going to be so good! Congratulations, Sandra! It's nice to meet you - another critter lover here. :)

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    1. Nice to meet you, Julie! It's great to get to know another critter lover!

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  14. Haha! Yolanda, you could probably guess what I first thought of when I read the name Rainer. ;)


    I love different takes on zombies. Oh, and like L. Diane, I too am a cat-loving vegetarian. :D

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  15. Haha! Yolanda, you could probably guess what I first thought of when I read the name Rainer. ;)


    I love different takes on zombies. Oh, and like L. Diane, I too am a cat-loving vegetarian. :D

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  16. I didn't realize you were a vegetarian, Chrys, but our mutual friend mentioned that you were a cat lover.
    So what did you think of when you heard the name Rainer? Hmmm? :)

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  17. I think it's possible to write a zombie story without the gross factor.
    Congrats on the story!

    Of course, when I hear the name Rainer, I think of Mt. Rainier . . .

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