Hello everyone! Today is my stop on the blog tour for Genesis, the second book in Project Nemesis series. I hope you enjoy the guest post from the author himself, Brendan Reichs and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!
About the Author:
Brendan Reichs was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and The George Washington University School of Law in 2006. After three long years working as a litigation attorney, he abandoned the trade to write full time. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, son, daughter, and a herd of animals that tear up everything.
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About the Book:
Noah Livingston knows he is destined to survive.
The 64 members of Fire Lake's sophomore class are trapped in a place where morals have no meaning, and zero rules apply. But Noah's deaths have trained him--hardened him--to lead the strongest into the future . . . whatever that may be. And at any cost.
Min Wilder knows that survival alone isn't enough.
Trapped in a violent world where brute force passes for leadership, it's tempting to lay back and let everyone else fight it out. But Min's instincts rebel against allowing others to decide who lives and who dies. She's ready to fight for what she believes in. And against whomever might stand in her way.
Where to Find the Book:
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOK DEPOSITORY
Praise for GENESIS
★ ”[A] heck of a page-turner . . . Fans of The Hunger Games novels and the CW series The 100 will discover much to enjoy here . . . A cracking good yarn and excellent sequel.” --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Nemesis was a page-turner, and Genesis has plenty of fevered action and startling surprises, especially as the book nears its conclusion . . . Fans of the first book will certainly want to read this and look forward to the trilogy’s conclusion” --Booklist
“[T]his dark sequel to Nemesis . . . . reads like a technological retelling of Lord of the Flies.” --VOYA
“An exciting sequel that will delight young science fiction readers with its video game–esque story line.” --School Library Journal
“Reichs knows exactly how to mix action, suspense, and characters into a breathless read. This is one thriller that will keep you up into the night.” --Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of Warcross
“Equal parts adventure, mystery, and heart, Genesis is a gripping, mind-blowing story that leaves you begging for more. I loved it!” --Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die
Guest Post from Brendan Reichs:
Talk about the research you conducted to create the technologies in Genesis
For Genesis I really had to get certain technological aspects of the story correct, so I spent a lot of time researching online gaming, virtual worlds, and how aliens might present themselves after a civilization has existed for hundreds of thousands of years. What I discovered is that most experts believe the logical evolution for any species is to one day shed their biological containers and instead upload themselves to a constructed state, and exist in more efficient computer and mechanized forms. Simply put, you can’t do space travel as a biological entity because living bodies and the ecosystems that support them are insanely hard to transport and maintain. But mechanical entities just need power, and that can be harnessed from solar energy. So to make the move between galaxies, a species first has to jump from biological to mechanical form, and likely from individualized needs to a collective type existence. So if we ever do meet aliens, it’s highly unlikely that they’d be creatures of flesh and blood. More likely they would be a monolithic mechanical entity that simply wanted our resources. That’s kind of depressing, but it ties into what happens in Nemesis and continues forward in Genesis.
Oddly, the other area I had to research extensively was the subjects of weapons. Simply put, I know nothing about them, but they play a pivotal role in Genesis and I didn’t want to sound like a fool. So I spent quite a bit of time researching guns, knives, and explosives so that I could make sure my characters used them correctly. There are some great resources about terminology and usage so you don’t make classic mistakes, but the only true way to know about guns it the visceral experience of firing them. So I dutifully tried out several weapons on shooting ranges, under the watchful eyes of trained instructors. I can proudly say that after the sessions I still can’t hit anything smaller than a barn with the slightest accuracy, but I know what guns feel and smell like, and felt the surge of adrenaline that hits you when you pull the trigger. Guns are intoxicating. It’s part of why they are so dangerous.
If you enjoyed hearing about the research the author put into this book, then don't hesitate to pick it, or the first book Nemesis, up If you haven't gotten the chance to stop by a bookstore yet, don't panic yet because we're giving away 12 copies of Genesis! Enter down below for a chance to win!
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