Tuesday, March 4, 2014

[INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY] The City of the Mirage, by Jerome Brooke

I think I might kick off a new "Tour Tuesday" tradition.  Unless I get assigned on another day of course, but I think I'll pick Tuesdays from now on.  Er...Thursday could work as well :P

Today's guest is the author of The City of the Mirage!  Read on for the interview.


Stop.  Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.

- What is your name? I write as Jerome Brooke.
- What is your quest? I want to write pulp fiction - F & SF - I write ebooks - ebooks should be short or be a collection of short stories. Long novels do not work well online.
- What is your favorite color? Ultraviolet

Just kidding, there are more than 3 questions.

Which orifice did you pull this story from (from whence did the inspiration come)?
My Sahasrara chakra.  I like to think that we live in a multiverse, and we see or create a reality that lives as another plane of reality.

What was the most difficult thing about writing The City of the Mirage?
My writing, fiction and poetry, is very fast - revision and editing is harder.

What was something you learned while writing The City of the Mirage?
It was an effort to write short stories that could be read as complete short stories but if read together would form a coherent narrative.  They resemble the Conan stories or the Sherlock Holmes tales (in a modest way).

What do you love the most about The City of the Mirage?
I believe the stories have the potential of good F & SF pulp fiction.

What do you hate the most about The City of the Mirage?
The book is short, which works as an ebook. However, it may be too short to be a good paperback.

Give us your favorite blurb (paragraph/scene) from the story.
     As our warriors secured the field, I turned to the Queen.
     "Your enemy is no more. Hail, my Queen."
     The face of the Lady was covered with tears.  She averted her gaze from the sight of the gory trophy head, raised on the pike.  I glanced at the head of the fallen Demon Lord.  His eyes seemed to move, and fix me in a stare.  His lips seemed to be forming words.  
     I shuddered. 

What are your future plans as an author?
I have been writing paranormals, which may do better than F & SF.



Jerome Brooke resides in the Kingdom of Siam.  He is the consort of Jira, a princess of the lost Kingdom of Nan.  She was born in Nan, Thailand.  He is the father of two children.  He has written The Myth of the Eternal Return and many other books.

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Jerome has some goodies for us as well!  Please partake in the giveaway below:

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