2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
Well, I had to go on with the Book One! The story is not end ! Not yet!
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Let’s see… A part of it is real and a part is more fantastic, I have to say. And if we have to speak about genre is Thriller, Adventure, Suspence and don’t forget : Vampires !
4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
This is a hard one and I have no answer yet, not for all of my characters anyway… Sasakawa should be played by Takeshi Kaneshiro (Sasakawa is my favorite hero). But I did some COVERS ART to give you an idea: you can meet ALMA, ESTRANGE, SASAKAWA, VERA and TYRONE
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
“The future is not how you predicted.”
Estrange Reality is about five (main) characters : Estrange (the vampire 1st hero – “The Ronin” as Sasakawa likes to call him), Alma (Estrange’s eternal love, 2nd), Sasakawa (the “old” vampire friend, 3rd), Tyrone (the “human” friend, 4th) and Vera (Alma’s childhood friend, 5th). In this book you will follow mostly the adventures of another character : Alma and not Estrange as you were accustomed.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am a self published author and I’ll stay as well. I already had propositions but we didn’t find an accord for my author rights.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
The first draft is already finished and took me 7 months, but I feel I have something else to say…
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The echoes are different, some readers said “Underworld”, someone else said “Blade”, and I think none of it! It does not have a twin in genre because is not only a story, the book is based on research I have done and some scientific experiments still unknown. This story has to be read, to have an ideea.
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
Well, just a old diary that I found in my grandfather cellar in a iron coffin.
My grand father (my mother’s father) was Austrian; he left his country at the period of the First World War and never returned. He never liked to tell us about his life or his family. All I know is what I read after his death, when I found his old diaries.
Actually, about this I speak in this second part, CURSED, when… I don’t want to say more.
10) What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?
This book will be a journey, a sad journey because the main hero, Estrange, will not really be there.
But I know you will love it.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012by admin