Tuesday, April 22, 2014

[INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY] Protostar, by Braxton A. Cosby

The Star-Crossed Saga
Book 1
Braxton A. Cosby

Genre: Young Adult/Sci-fi Romance

Publisher: Winter Goose Publishing
Date of Publication: April 16th, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-941058-01-5
ASIN: 1941058019

Number of pages: 346
Word Count: 99k

Cover Artist: Winter Goose Publishing

Book Description:
On the brink of civil war, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his council, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son William on a mission to restore honor to his family name.

William seeks to complete his assignment, the elimination of a Star-child named Sydney on planet Earth, but when the assassination is delayed he begins to realize an emotional connection with his target.

With conspiracy threatening his home planet, and a hidden menace on Earth seeking to secure a vested interest, William finds himself torn between irrevocable duty and sacrificing everything he stands for to defend Sydney.

As William and Sydney struggle to overcome their impossible circumstances, they start to wonder if the connection of two Star-Crossed lovers will be enough to save them from certain doom.

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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?  Braxton A. Cosby

-         What is your quest?  To create stories that entertain the mind and inspire the spirit.

-         What is your favorite color?  Blue all the way.

Just kidding, there are more than 3 questions.

Which orifice did you pull this story from (from whence did the inspiration come)? 
My love for young people.  There is so much potential in encouraging and inspiring young people to do great things.  The more we are able to pour into one another, the better off the entire planet will be.  I also got a lot of my inspiration to write from God.  He is the voice in my head that keeps me going.  He supplied the base for The Star-Crossed Saga from its conception and now I have been able to take it forward with the trilogy and the screenplay for movie adaptation.  It has become more than just a book, but now it is a franchise.

What was the most difficult thing about writing books in general? 
The time it takes. Lol. You really have to be patient and build the foundation, without losing the reader.  I have about 10 different stories I want to write.  I want so badly to put out all my stories, tomorrow.  But I realize that it takes time and that the dedication to honing and perfecting the story is critical to success.

What was something you learned while writing Protostar
That the importance of love cannot be measured.  The characters really taught me that.  The love between William and Sydney, two Star-Crossed lovers, is the perfect example of how keeping a commitment to falling and staying in love is one of the most important things in life, if not the most important.

What do you love the most about Protostar
The balance between love and science-fiction.  Protostar embodies the vision I had of creating a genre that has no limits.  Love and Sci-fi are those two things that are boundless.  Finding the balance of making something cool, but not mushy (love) was a bit difficult, but I feel great about the outcome.

What do you hate the most about Protostar
That it ended.  I really could have gone on about another 100 or so pages.  But, seeing as though it is the first of a trilogy, I decided to end it and start the next one.

Give us your favorite blurb (paragraph/scene) from the story. 
The assassination scene when William must kill Sydney.  He has this mission he must accomplish and is determined to go through with it.  He has never had to deal with the emotion of love, nor does he recognize it.  But when he starts to feel it, internally he is torn apart.  He must learn how to hide his feelings for Sydney so that he can kill her.  But during his time of being around her, he is enamored by her.  Everything about her is intoxicating.  His transition was the biggest part of the book and is now the focus of the Screenplay for the movie.

What are your future plans as an author?
I have about five books set to release over the next 12 months.  I also have about 3 movie/film projects I’m working on with my company Cosby Media Productions that are based on my writings.  So people are going to get to know me very quickly, very soon. Thank you for the interview.

Thanks for sharing your book with us, Braxton!

About the Author:

Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a passion for inspiring others to love, in spite of circumstance and convenience.

His calling to pen a young-adult series that is smart, witty, and thought provoking, has challenged readers to answer the question: What would you choose, love or irrevocable duty?

Braxton lives in Atlanta, GA, where he co-hosts a local radio show on WAOK which is a mash-up of current events and health and wellness. He also has a blog where he discusses everything from health and entertainment to spirituality and relationships.

Twitter: @BraxtonACosby

Tour giveaway details

One signed copy of PROTOSTAR open to US Shipping

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