Friday, February 12, 2016

Blog Tour: Sparked by Sheena Snow #author #interview

YA Light Sci-Fi
Date Published: December 16, 2016

They weren’t supposed to have feelings.

Metal will Clash
In a not-too-distance future, robots composed of metal for bones, electric cords for veins, and synthetics for skin are now available. For purchase. Eighteen-year-old Vienna Avery’s home is going to change forever, now that her mom purchased an Italian Chef Robot to cook and reside in their house.
Secrets will Unfold
The government claimed robots were indifferent, unthinking pieces of metal and elastic—assistance for the help of humans. Vienna never believed much of what the government said. The pieces didn’t always fit. And now Vienna knows why, because she’s uncovered the government’s secret: that robots have emotions, sucking Vienna into the underground world of feeling, thinking, and sovereign robots.
Sparks will Fly
Alec Cypher is everything a robot is not supposed to be: deep, dark, and dangerously human. And for some reason, he wants to save Vienna from the government’s prying, vindictive eyes. Going forward, Vienna will have to learn to trust robots and battle the growing feelings she never thought possible . . . feelings for the green-eyed, soul-searching robot named Alec.


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

The actual sitting down and writing, especially on the weekends when my body really wants to do other things J

What songs are most played on your Ipod?

It is constantly changing but as of now, this is the list:
Love yourself – Justin Bieber (yes, I’ve been converted)
Stand By You – Rachel Platten
Will I Am – Miley Cyrus
Die a Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Airplanes – bob ft Hayley Williams
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Loose My Mind – Brett Eldredge
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
Singing in the Shower – Becky G

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?

Currently, I have critique partners. They are some of my best friends and really push my writing and plotting to be the best it can be. I don’t know where I’d be without them. But I would also love beta readers one day. J

What book are you reading now?

Starters by Lisa Price
I have been dying to get to this for the longest time and am so happy I’m finally reading it J

How did you start your writing career?

I wasn’t one of those prodigy child-type of things. I could barely read in third grade. My mom had to buy me hooked on phonics and I did it until about fifth grade. I hated reading. I hated that I pronounced everything too slow and could never guess what the word was I was supposed to be saying. I hated sounding things out that sometimes were pronounced one way and sometimes another. It didn’t make any sense. And I was frustrated that I couldn’t get it. And I hated reading all the books we were forced to in school. They were horrible. I would flip through the pages for thirty minutes pretending to read. On top of all that, none of books I was reading seemed to connect with me or mean anything. I didn’t officially start reading until high school. Until I found an author my mom had been reading and told me to give it a try. The authors’ name was Francine Rivers. And she was the start that changed my life.
After I read through all of Francine Rivers’ books I started searching for more books that were similar to hers and slowly I started to find them. I stumbled upon a Julie Garwood book for sale at the library for $1.00. And when I finished the book, I was shocked. It was AMAZING! I could bow down to Julie Garwood. I was like where have these books been all my life!!! Whoa! Books can be about romance! I need to find more. Must find more. Now. So good! I started actively going to book stores, going into the romance sections and buying tons of books to read. Instead of going out and partying at night, I was in my room reading a book–devouring each word, the characters and the romantic tension between them.
I had just decided I wanted to change my major from Finance to Math and since I was in my last year, my school gave me the gut-wrenching no. It was a horrible feeling, to finally feel like you knew what you wanted and what you wanted to be in life and have them say no. I was so bummed I just sat in my room, staring at the walls, thinking what am I going to do now. And I said, Write a book. Get lost in your book. I opened my laptop, sat down at my desk and wrote the first ten pages of Sparked (what was then called Saving Vienna).

My next release will be Book Two of the Metal Bones Series, Enflamed. And I am sooooooo excited for it. It’s going to take the series even deeper into the world!! 

Sheena Snow, contrary to her name, lives in South Florida and has only seen snow once. But she would love for it to land on her eyelashes and sparkle in her hair. She loves painting, candle making, orchid shows, tattoo conventions, hockey games and library book sales! After college she landed a full time job but kept serving pizza on the weekends and writing stories about characters she wished really existed, characters who never gave up no matter the obstacles life threw at them. At the age of twenty-six, she sold her first book and bought her very first puppy, a wonderful Yorkie named Aladdin.

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