Hello and welcome to my blog tour stop for TEMPER by Beck Nicholas!I have an amazing guest post for you today, plus an international giveaway to win one of five copies of the book.
I have already read and reviewed this book alllll the way back in 2015 even though it's release date was in February 2016! I have also read and reviewed the first book in the series LIFER! Before we get to the guest post, let's learn more about the series...
Author: Beck Nicholas
Series: Lifer #1
Publication Date: December 16, 2014
The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.
Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.
Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.
On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing.
But sometimes the past is better left buried. As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to...
Author: Beck Nicholas
Series: Lifer #2
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Summary:FREEDOM COMES WITH A PRICE.
Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind.
Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder. When Asher volunteers to get the drug need to calm people down, tension ignites.
Loyalties are questioned.
Jealousy rears its head. Sparks fly.
And when rumor of a second ship hits close to home, all bets are off.
Have the aliens returned? Is this the end of everything Asher has ever known?
I adore this story for so many reasons, not least the gorgeous cover, but also because in writing it I was able to spend more time with the characters from my first book, LIFER. When I had the idea for LIFER it revolved around a slave girl on a starship being made to pay for her grandparents’ crimes. There was also a boy without a name or a past. I had so much fun telling their story. It was journey of discovery to work out what made these characters tick and where they fit in the world.
Writing the sequel was something else entirely. I already knew Asher, Davyd and Blank. I knew a lot about the world they were in. This at once made it easy and difficult. There were rules in place by what had come before. These characters already existed and had been shaped so much by Lifer. It meant I needed to stay true to who they already were and at the same time, delve even deeper. I loved the experience but it was also challenging.
I had to block out any reader expectations from the first book and let the story go where the characters took it. They needed to continue to grow and move closer to the resolution of their inner conflicts. At the same time I wanted to make the story accessible to readers new to the books.
I really enjoyed pushing myself to write the sequel.
Thanks again for having me and happy reading.