Release Day Blitz
November 3, 2014
There’s a serial killer at large. His victims just happen to resemble Kaitlyn—dark haired, pale skin and athletic build. Kaitlyn goes undercover, attending a prestigious high school to try to lure the killer into a trap and save the lives of other potential victims. Will she be able to catch the killer before his body count rises? Or will she become the next victim?
a serial killer at large. His victims just happen to resemble
Kaitlyn—dark haired, pale skin and athletic build. Kaitlyn goes
undercover, attending a prestigious high school to try to lure the
killer into a trap and save the lives of other potential victims.
Will she be able to catch the killer before his body count rises? Or
will she become the next victim?
the beginning the reader is made aware of Kaitlyn's transformation
into a cyborg and to be entirely honest at that point i sort of
rolled my eyes and went -oh dear...- but actually that says more
about my inate prejudism of sci fi literature than it does this book!
Crane doesnt treat this as a focal point! In fact Kaitlyns abilities
are in no way rubbed in the readers face and instead, by the end, I
found them charming. In
a lot of ways she was present...but not really able to process
emotions like she was locked inside of herself. Any way I
and the team are determined to find and capture the 'dolls house
scenes where Crane described the murderer's state of mind were
chilling and yet very inciteful, while you werent left pitying him,
you were left wondering more and more about why he was, the way he
was and that, in my opinion, is a triumph! i've been a fan of James
Patterson for years and Fatal abduction reminds me a little of a
cross between Stephen King and Patterson! it has the unconventional
edge of King and yet the psycological profiling of Patterson.
my opinion this book is easily a 4-4.5 star read!
Interview with Julia!
there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I honestly don’t think of this while I write, but I think it’s
inevitable that little messages slip in. For Fatal Abduction, I would
have to say its the fact that we all take life for granted when it
really could end at any moment.
were the challenges in bringing IFICS to life?
more than usual. When I write, the story unfolds before me. I never
really know what’s going to happen. And usually my ideas come to me
at the strangest times, when I’m not thinking about the book at
all, such as while on a walk, washing dishes or driving in the car. I
think when my mind is relaxed creativity is at its best.
genre do you consider fatal abduction to be? (crime? sci fi?
think this one would fall under Sci-Fi thriller. But each book in the
series is different. Book 1 I would say was Sci-Fi romance, book 2
was much darker. The subject of human trafficking can be hard to
you were to go back is there anything you'd change?
there are always things to change. But you have to trust your editors
and the story. If you keep tweaking, it would never be released.
you find it difficult to balance Kaitlyn's human and cyborg side?
is a strange balance. In my mind I think of Kaitlyn as someone that
has Asperger’s when I write her story. Because she does have human
elements but she often has a hard time relating to people. And she’s
found Fatal Abduction to be an enthralling read, even though i hadn't
read the previous books in the series, would you say that i'm missing
a lot of background and would understand the character development
more if i read the other two and then fatal abduction again?
of Nature is more of a prequel. It’s where we find out how Kaitlyn
became a cyborg and what she had to go through to accept her role.
But after that, the books are individual missions, so I believe each
subsequent book can be read alone without missing out.
character had some serious mental issues, did you research any
particular psychological conditions to help with his character?
(absolutely loved the way he was written)
know this sounds strange but I’ve always had a slight obsession
with serial killers. Even as a teenager I would check out tons of
books on serial killers, both fiction and non-fiction, from the
library. I just find the subject so interesting. Were they born this
way or did society make them? I think it’s a bit of both.
is the toughest criticism you've faced since becoming you first began
writing and how has it effected you?
had some pretty bad reviews. And at first it cut pretty deep and
caused self-doubt. However, when the positive reviews by far out way
the negative, you learn to grow thicker skin. It’s ridiculous to
think that everyone will love your book. People are too varied in
you have a specific writing method? ie a daily word count etc?
set aside from 10-2, six days a week to write. I don’t have a
specific word count, but I like to at least get 1,000-1500 words, or
I know I’m slacking.
books have most influenced your life?
question is so tough. Nancy Drew began my reading obsession and
sparked the dream of becoming a writer. But I truly believe that
every single book we pick up to read has at least one sentence in it
that we were meant to read. So in that sense they have all influenced
me. And I’ve read A LOT of books.
is your favourite author and what is it that really strikes you about
Another tough question. I’d have to say Ayn Rand. Her books really
make you think about human nature. I also love Ken Follett, he can
weave a story like no ones business. I’ve never seen anyone else
handle so many characters so flawlessly. And he makes you care about
every single one of them. That’s true talent.
a rather controversial story circulating about an author who -for
want of a better word- ''stalked'' a blogger after a particularly
nasty review, what're your views on the authors reaction and the
group of bloggers that have decided to ''black out'' all existing
authors/new releases for 14days in ''protest''? (clearly my sister
refused to take part!!)
try to avoid drama at all cost. I just let it roll off my back and
don’t take part in it.
you writing anything right now? would you share a teaser line with
us? -cheeky request-
working on a NA witch novel. I haven’t picked a title yet, but I’m
really exited... I’ve missed working with paranormal elements.
stranger moved with a loose, easy confidence that bordered on
arrogance. It was the gait of someone who knew he was capable of
handling anything thrown his way.
voices floated around her, but all she could focus on was him.
her dismay Kalista felt her heartbeat ratchet up a few notches. By
the gods, sex literally oozed out of his pores.
Julia crane is the author of the Keegan’s Chronicles, IFICS. She has a bachelors degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination.