I’m back with another author interview! It’s been so long!
Ava Jae joins me today to talk about Into the Black, the latest book in their YA sci-fi series. Check out their witty and funny answers below AND enter to win a copy of the book for yourself (or your Valentine 😉 )
See the giveaway details below and happy reading!
Into the Black (Beyond the Red #2) by Ava Jae
Genre: YA | Sci-Fi | Romance
For fans of Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen and Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s This Shattered World, Eros and Kora’s story about grief, fighting to be recognized, and a fracturing society and relationships continues in this sequel to Beyond the Red.
The world ruler is dead, technology foundational to their society destroyed, and Safara is on the brink of collapse. Half-human, half-alien Eros is the rightful heir to the world throne, but before he can return to the capital, he’s abducted by a rebel group of humans who call themselves The Remnant, and won’t release him until he swears to help them overthrow the very government he’s inheriting.
With Eros missing, ex-queen Kora is determined to stave off mad grabs for the throne. But as royalty from across the territories flock to the capital, and a new charismatic candidate takes the spotlight, Kora sets off into the desert with a skilled prince-turned-bounty-hunter to find Eros before it’s too late for both the future king and his kingdom.
Get it from Sky Pony Press – available from multiple retailers!
And away we go!
Sam/Spines: Let’s start with a little game to learn more about you: what are two truths and a lie about yourself?
Ava Jae: Though English is now the language I know best, it was not the first language I learned.
I’ve been to three colleges in three states.
I once almost broke my wrist snowboarding.
S: How did you get started in writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
AJ: I didn’t always want to be a writer, no. I remember very vividly in second grade, my very wise second grade teacher told me I was a talented kid and should become an author and my response was that would be boring.
Needless to say my feelings about the profession changed. I was thirteen when I decided I wanted to be a published author–which is also how old I was when I started writing the first (awful) book I would finish. I kept writing and researching the industry and writing and researching the craft and writing and reading–and I’ve been doing all of those things ever since. 🙂