Friday, 25 July 2014

Frontiers (Cybersp@ce Series #2) by Jeff W. Horton: Interview + Giveaway

Frontiers (Cybersp@ce Series #2)
by Jeff W. Horton

*A Dream to Unite Humanity...*
Scientists discover the technology to successfully construct Earth's first interstellar spacecraft, code named Frontier. Hank Reynolds, a gifted and courageous test pilot for the United States Air Force, is assigned to test
pilot humanity's first interstellar spacecraft on a historic flight to Alpha Centauri. Under the command of the fledgling Earth Space Alliance the spacecraft will carry human beings to the stars, and beyond.

*A Plot to see it Fail*
Someone doesn't want to see this happen and will stop at nothing to see it fail--including murder... When Frontier is sabotaged, it leaves Hank stranded and alone to die in the Alpha Centauri system. With their dreams crumbling around them, will they be able to discover who is behind the plot to steal the alien technology, and to murder those closest to it?

Paperback, 221 pages
Published May 1st 2014 by World Castle Publishing

Jeff Horton was born in North Dakota, the youngest son of a career Air Force master sergeant. A voracious reader growing up, he read the Bible, and stories by many popular authors including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Michael Crichton, Tom Clancy, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Jeff Horton is an author of Christian Fiction, writing within several different genres, including science-fiction, fantasy, and apocalyptic thrillers.

His first novel, THE GREAT COLLAPSE: SURVIVORS OF THE PULSE, a story about the coming of the pulse and the end of civilization, was published in 2010. THE DARK AGE-SURVIVORS OF THE PULSE, the sequel to The Great Collapse, was published in 2011, as was THE LAST PROPHET, a fictitious story about the life of John March, one of the witnesses sent by God to warn humanity about the Antichrist, and the End of Days. Released on September 1, 2012, THE WAY OF NACOR: TALES OF EDEN is a children's tale about four children, Rachel, Michael, Jesse, and Eli, who find themselves lost and stranded on a strange alien planet, struggling to find a way home. Jeff Horton's fifth novel, entitled CYBERSP@CE, is a techno-thriller, in which the world is brought to the brink of nuclear war after a string of deadly cyber warfare attacks against the United States. CYBERSP@CE, published in 2013, is the first book in the CYBERSP@CE SERIES. The other two novels in the series, FRONTIER: BOOK TWO IN THE CYBERSP@CE SERIES and NEW BEGINNINGS, are expected to be available in 2014.

When he's not penning his next novel, he enjoys reading, going to church, and spending time with his family. Jeff Horton is a member of the North Carolina Writers Network.

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Q & A with Jeff W. Horton 

Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
First, let me begin by saying thank you for sharing a little about me and my work on your blog!

The primary characters in Frontiers are:
Hank Reynolds- Hank is the son of Nick and Kate Reynolds, the protagonists from the first novel in the series, Cybersp@ce. He is “special,” with an astronomically high I.Q., yet he tries very hard to be “normal”. He’s a civilian test pilot with the U.S. Air Force, and is also instrumental in designing and flying Earth’s first interstellar spacecraft, “Frontier”.

Hailey Jensen- Hailey is also gifted with an unusually high I.Q. She works with Hank on the Frontier project in Mission Control, and is his love interest.

Bryan Durham- Durham attends the same school for gifted children as Hank and Hailey, but he’s not even close to Hank’s level, though he’s much older than Hank. An uncontrollable rage and excessive jealousy over Hank’s exceptional abilities makes for a volatile mixture in Durham, leading him to taunt and torture Hank.

Ambassador Zing- A member of an alien species known as the Valhari, Zing makes first contact with Earth, after Frontier is stranded in the Alpha Centauri system with Hank onboard.

Nick Reynolds- Hank’s father and a former NSA and Cyber Command analyst, Nick now works on the Frontier team as well. His ability to read the alien language enabled the Frontier team to reverse-engineer much of the Prometheus ship. He also works with General George Caprella on developing the Earth Space Alliance, a governing body that will work with nations around the world developing and using the advanced technology discovered on Prometheus.

General George Caprella- Nick’s former boss, friend, and mentor at the NSA and Cyber Command, Caprella is also Hank’s godfather. Caprella also becomes the first president of the Earth Space Alliance.

What drew you to the science fiction genre?
I’ve been a fan of science-fiction for as long as I can remember. I grew up reading H.G. Wells, Jukes Verne, and the like, watching movies like Star Wars, and television programs like Twilight Zone, Star Trek, and Outer Limits.

What do you see as influences on your writing style?
I think you’ll find elements of some of my favorite authors in my writing style, especially Clancy, Crichton, Wells, and Verne.

Who designs your books covers, and what is that process like for you as the author?
My publisher, World Castle Publishing, has been great working with me on my covers. I’ve been especially pleased with the way the covers for the Cybersp@ce Series have turned out. It’s been a very collaborative effort between my publisher and I. In many cases, I’d research and develop various covers until I’d come across something both the publisher and I could get behind.

What is the best advice you have been given?

That’s a really tough question because I’ve been given such great advice over the last few years. I suppose it’s been the advice to be persistent and keep marketing my work, even when book sales have been poor. I’ve also received some great assistance connecting with sites like Stage 32.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was all over the map, though the one that sticks out the most is my desire to one day become an astronaut.

Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
I’m a bit old-fashioned, so I’d have to say paperback. I like holding an actual book, though I can definitely see the appeal of eBooks.

What book are you reading now?
I finished a novel by Ted Dekker a while back, entitled Blessed Child, which I thought was a great book. I’ve been busy with the screen adaptation of Cybersp@ce, recently, so I haven’t started my next book yet.

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