Saturday, December 7, 2013

Blog Tour: Vendetta Nation by Sara Furlong-Burr

Date Published: 10/18/2013

What if you gave up everything you knew and loved for a lie? 
Nearly one year ago, Celaine Stevens made the choice to leave her life behind to join The Epicenter, an organization charged with bringing down The Man in Black - a terrorist and the one responsible for the murder of her entire family. Battling conflicting emotions and the pain her decision caused, Celaine tells herself that her sacrifices will all have been worth it when The Man in Black is finally apprehended. 
But, instead of hunting the elusive entity, Celaine and her partner Ian Grant find themselves preparing for a war looming on the horizon. Angered by President Brook’s ever-tightening restrictions, a rebellion has formed, leading the charge against the President and anyone who stands in their way. Caught in the middle, Celaine and Ian are forced to choose sides, having to decide whether to align themselves with the rebellion, whose motives they question, or obey the orders given to them by an organization they are steadily growing to distrust. 
A war is sparked by deceit, new alliances are formed, an unexpected love begins to blossom, and true identities are revealed in Vendetta Nation, the second installment of the Enigma Black trilogy.

What is the hardest part of writing your books?

For me, the hardest part always seems to come in the middle of the book. It’s like I know my destination, but I can’t quite decide what path to take to get there. This usually resolves itself once I begin writing the novel and the solution will just come to me. I also struggle with writer’s block from time to time, though, thankfully, it normally doesn’t last very long.

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

I’m a huge fan of the band Red, particularly their song “Pieces“. I’ve played the heck out of that song over the years.  I also enjoy Lana Del Ray, Evanescence, Eminem, and Linkin Park, to name a few.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

I actually have a handful of people who I ask to beta read for me. In my opinion, beta readers are essential to any writer, often pointing out errors or other inconsistencies the writer may have missed because we, as writers, are too close to our own work to catch them.

What book are you reading now?

I’m just about finished with Fountain of Forever by K.D. Berry.  It’s a terrific fantasy with a bit of humor sprinkled in.  I highly recommend it to those fans of the fantasy genre.

How did you start your writing career?

I was a bit of a later bloomer, not getting serious with my writing until a couple of years ago. I’ve always loved writing, but I just never thought I’d ever be able to do it as a career, and although it really isn’t my career yet, I have hope that I’ll eventually get there.

Tell us about your next release.

I’m currently working on the final book in the Enigma Black trilogy, Redemption, which will be released in 2014.  Redemption picks up where Vendetta Nation leaves off, continuing Celaine and Ian’s quest to defeat The Man in Black and restore balance to their lives. It will provide readers of the series with the answers to their questions: Who will Celaine end up with? Will The Man in Black be brought down? Will Celaine ever find out who The Man in Black really is or what his motive is? What is the purpose of The Epicenter and the superheroes that it produced?  Will the rebellion prevail against President Brooks? As you can see, I have a lot of loose ends to wrap up. 


Sara Furlong-Burr
Sara "Furlong" Burr was born on February 1, 1982, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. At an early age, when it became apparent she wouldn't have the luxury of skating through life on her looks or athletic prowess, Sara found her true passion in writing. While in fifth grade, she wrote her first "novel"(whose name escapes her at the moment) about five friends who win a trip to Hawaii. At ninety-something pages, it was her crowning achievement during her childhood (you may now begin drawing your own conclusions on how sad a childhood Sara actually had).

After focusing much of her adult life on her family and career as a paralegal, Sara found the voices in her head becoming unrelenting and she returned to her true passion. Currently, she's working on the third book in the Enigma Black trilogy (due out in 2014). She's also tossing around ideas for a chick-lit book about two ill-fated lovers (Lord, help her). 

When she's not writing, Sara enjoys reading (pretty much a given), attempting to garden, shopping (prerequisite to being a woman), and spending time with her family and friends who somehow manage to tolerate her numerous disappearances propagated by infrequent bouts of inspiration.

Twitter: @Sarafurlong

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