ScatteredThoughtsandRogueWords is happy to welcome Reesa Herberth, author of In Discretion, a wonderful story in the Ylendrian Empire series. She has brought with her a fun trivia contest (details included at the bottom of the post).
Good morning, Reesa!
Hello out there, humanoid creatures of above-average intelligence and taste. I’m Reesa Herberth, and this fine establishment has seen fit to let me mingle with you on my release day! I brought a party hat, a trivia contest, a silly interview, and a special, exclusive excerpt, just to thank you all. I’m on tour all week, and you can check out my schedule here
I’m running a trivia contest throughout the tour, with a winner to be drawn from the entries on Friday, January 10, 2014. I’ll be giving away the winner’s choice of any e-book in my backlist, plus a reading gift pack featuring books and treats! The contest is open to U.S. and International entrants. In the event that a winner outside the U.S. is chosen, a gift certificate to Riptide Publishing or Amazon will be substituted for the physical prize. To enter, email me the answers to the following trivia questions (answers to all questions can be found in In Discretion):
1. What is the name of Thanson Nez’s father?
2. Who is Tynna?
3. What item did Thanson steal from Kazra the last time they saw one another?
All you need to do email me the answers to be entered to win. I can’t promise I’ll be wearing the party hat when I reply, but if it makes you feel special, I can be talked into it.
I enjoyed this book so much that I had a few questions for Reesa Herberth about the series.
STRW: How many titles are there in this universe?
RH: There are three published books so far in the Ylendrian universe: The Balance of Silence (m/m, novella, aid worker finds mute man in the jungle on a hostile planet), The Slipstream Con (m/f/m, novel, married bounty hunters capture the con man they’ve hunted for 3 years and find themselves on the wrong side of a nanotech heist gone wrong), and In Discretion.
The fourth book, Peripheral People, (m/m, novel, Imperial law enforcement and psychic cops on the trail of a psychic serial killer) is due out this summer from Riptide Publishing.
STRW:Are there plans for more?
RH: We currently have plans for several more Ylendrian books, including sequels to The Slipstream Con and Peripheral People.
Thank you again, Reesa, for being here today!
About In Discretion:
Thanson Nez thought his career as a Discretionary would take him to the stars, not strand him on a space station at the ass-end of the Empire. Thanks to his last client, he’s carrying a secret he can’t get rid of fast enough, but his oath to the guild means a swift, painful death if he shares it. Already desperate for help, he runs into yet more trouble: his ex, and an explosion that paralyzes the station moments after their uncomfortable reunion.
Kazra Ferdow, Station 43’s communications officer, is almost as blindsided by the return of his first love as he is by the sudden loss of power and life support. The station is a floating graveyard in the making, and something is turning its inhabitants into savage killers. Fighting human monsters and damaged tech, Kazra and Thanson must put aside their past long enough to try to save everyone.
The more light they shine into dark corners, the more Thanson realizes how many people might die for the secrets locked in his head—and what he’s willing to sacrifice to make sure Kazra isn’t one of them.
About the Author:
Reesa Herberth is the co-author (with Michelle Moore) of the Ylendrian Empire series. She can often be found tweeting, blogging, and messing around onFacebook when she should be writing. Likewise, she is easily distracted by the sound of new email, and encourages you to contact her email@example.com