The 2017 Evernight Publishing Readers’ Choice Awards have been announced and I’m thrilled to have Casey Moss, the winner for the Best in Category Sci-Fi, visiting with me on my blog! First of all, huge congratulations Casey! I’ve read Transcending Fire and I’m certainly not surprised that so many people loved it. What a compelling first book in the series, New World Bikers!
Thank you! I’m so excited this book has gained recognition, and that after a handful of nominations over the years, I’ve finally made it to the winner’s stand.
What was the idea that sparked this story?
This erotic, futuristic/sci-fi, dystopian story with strong romantic elements based around different motorcycle gangs has had quite a journey to get to this point. Its inception happened because of a different publisher. I started writing this story in the spring of 2015 for a special line (a series based off fairy tales) for the other company. While doing some research, I found some interesting tales that immediately piqued my imagination, and the contact person chose one from a list I’d submitted. When I started writing my version, the story just flowed out of me. I absolutely loved it, and it’s one of my favorites that I’ve written.
One person wrote: “I loved this story with its blend of a futuristic dystopian world and an alternate fantasy realm.” I have to agree, one of the things I really liked about this story was it was so unusual with the blending of each genre.
I love to blend genres, as you’ve noticed in my answer above, and I’m glad people are enjoying it! In fact, one blogger/reader who I work with wrote me and said, “You are an amazing blogger and author! I did read the book and it was so unique and just mindblowingly good!”
How did you find the voice of each character?
The voice of each character just kinda came to me. It’s like meeting a new person. You listen to them and get to know them and try to relate their stories and personalities to others the best you can.
I know that this is book one in the series. Could you tell us what you have in store for the New World Bikers?
So far I have the outlines for the next two books done. Book 2, tentatively titled Transcending Time, will be a mix of a continuation of book 1 and a prequel. Hunter and Justin will learn how their world came to be through the words of people who lived decades upon decades ago. Book 3, tentatively titled Transcending Tides, will return to the first book’s timeline where it left off and feature new people and a new place, along with some original characters. I also have ideas brewing for a fourth book.
Are we going to meet Hunter and Safaia again?
Yes. Hunter will be in book 2, and then both of them should be making an appearance in book 3.
Thank you so much for visiting with me! Once again, congrats on your win in the Reader’s Choice Awards!
Again, thank you, not only for having me on your blog but for the congratulations as well. I’d also like to put out a big thank you to my readers for helping my story Transcending Fire win in the Sci-Fi category and give a hearty congrats to my fellow authors who have also won.
For the full list of winners and runner’s up visit: http://evernightpublishing.blogspot.com/2017/12/2017-readers-choice-award-results.html
If you would like to pick up a copy of this fantastic sci-fi book, just follow the links below…
Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/transcending-fire-by-casey-moss/
(As of the writing of this post, Evernight is offering a special on the 2017 winners. Click on this link to find the coupon code: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/readers-choice-winners-2017/?sort=alphadesc)
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/transcending-fire-casey-moss/1127078126?ean=2940154541043
Casey Moss delves into the darker aspects of life in her writing, sometimes basing the stories on reality, sometimes on myth. No matter the path, her stories will take you on a journey from the light-hearted paranormal to dark things unspeakable. What waits around the corner? Come explore…
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Casey-Moss/e/B0080RC9DQ