Today I'm so excited to bring you the amazing, Casey K. Cox. I can't tell you enough about how much I love this woman. I think we can all be thankful for the ocean that separates us, if we lived close there would be a lot of wine consumed;)
Hitting the shelves today is Casey's new book, Finding King. Finding King is the first installment of the Sci-Fi trilogy in The Breaker series. If you are a fan of Sci-Fi, Jade Archer, or Mark Alders, then this series is right up your alley. After I read it, I needed more! I can't wait to see where this series is going to lead. ~clears throat~ Get to writing Casey!!
Ms Cox was gracious enough to sit down and chat with me about her writing process and the world created for Finding King. I hope you guys enjoy! Don't forget to pick up your copy today!!
In Finding King, we meet a flight crew of ALEM's. Could you tell us more about ALEM's?
ALEM stands for Artificially Life Enhanced Mammals. It basically means that through genetic
manipulation certain biological characteristics in the human genome have been enhanced. It started back in Earth’s history, as man prepared for space exploration. The enhancements were designed to make the long space flights less wearing for the crew. Genetic hybridisation increased muscle and bone density, improved lifespan and eliminated the propensity for disease. The ALEM also have accelerated learning and expanded brain capacity. It wasn’t long before the government agencies who designed the programmes decided the superhuman guinea pigs were too much of a threat to their own cosy lives. The procedures were outlawed and the ALEM exiled to various outer colonies, one of which—Rexalon—became the home planet for the new species. The initial ALEM teams set up business manufacturing superhuman soldiers to sell to the highest bidders.
How did this world come to you?
I think it’s been with me for a long time. I’ve always had a fascination with genetics, right from the
days of watching Brave New World back in the 80’s, which was a TV mini-series take on Huxley’s
short story. I also remember being intrigued by the concepts in programs like Logan’s Run, and
books by Greg Bear, Asimov and Arthur C Clarke. And of course, I’ve always been a sci-fi fan. As a
writer, I like the idea of science trying to make things better, but the reality turns out to be a very
different story with corruption and greed tipping the balance.
Jessie had a lot of issues to deal with when he was finally discovered. Will we see more of what happened to him in this next story?
There will be snippets of Jessie’s journey in the next one, but the second story is really concentrating
on the development of different characters. I don’t want to say too much about it at this stage :P
What are your plans for this series? You already have us hooked! We need more!!
Three definite stories. The series is called The Breaker, and as such focuses on different
crew members in each episode as well as telling a larger story across the series. Whether there will
be anything to come after the Trilogy, I can’t say at this point. It’s up to the muse.
Have we seen the last of Traygo?
Very unlikely. He’s the bad guy, lol.
What are Erlins and Drows? Will we see any in the future books?
Erlins and Drows are humanoid races with slightly different skill sets to humans (or ALEM). Erlins are skilled architects and builders.
On the short side, with thick, heavy limbs, and very strong, with brilliantly creative minds. Think Cro-Magnon. Drows are tall and heavily muscled, better for security and fighting. They are also excellent for interspecies breeding, one of the few species in the Galactic Council that can be used to incubate any of the local humanoid races. We will definitely see more of them.
You have a change to win a copy of Finding King over at The Armchair Reader until 4/01, you don't want to miss out!
Casey K. Cox is also the author of Be My Boy, Dropping a Stitch in Time, and The Rise of Alec Caldwell
You can purchase Finding King at Less Than Three Press and All Romance Ebooks
Thank you so much Casey for stopping by and allowing us a little glimpse inside Finding King. Now everyone needs to rush out and purchase a copy:) Have a great day everyone!