Friday, March 15, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - The Game by Shane Scollins

Young Adult Thriller/Suspense
Date Published:3/1/13

No matter where you are, they’ll find you, and put you in “The GAME”.

Candice Laguna’s life is being systematically dismantled, by an unknown force, for a reason she can’t imagine. But she is about to become the unwilling star of a reality game competition the likes of which has never been broadcast to the world.

Just when things get darkest, a mysterious man snatches her from the grips of doom. He is a man who is not what he seems, and not who he says. He has no name and his motivation to help Candice is not what it seems to be.

But his selfishness has good intentions, he just wants to know who he is and where he came from. And getting to the man orchestrating this reality game is the only way to find the truth.

THE GAME is a mystery/thriller with an unpredictable paranormal twist. It has action and adventure and plays up the everyday exploitation of reality television obsession gone wrong.

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Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? –
Yes I do. I take it very seriously as both a career and a job, and there is a distinction there for most people. I feel that a career is the totality of many small jobs. Being an author is my career, and writing is one of the jobs within that scope.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process? –
I would say the hardest part is just rounding the story into form. Sometimes the repetition of spending so much time on the same story can get to you a little bit. After about the fourth time I run through a manuscript I start to get tired of it. But every job has some parts that test you determination. I love writing telling stories. It may be an effort at times honing them into form, but the reward of the final product is well worth it. When a reader loves a story, it makes it all worth it.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family? –
I’m not sure if there was any one specific person, but instead a whole bunch of people. There have been moments where a single person has inspired me or made me think. The Limitless Publishing team has collectively done more than any single person ever could. Writing is solitary, but producing a book is a team effort.

#4 – What is next for your writing? –
I’m always working on the next story. Usually I have two or three different stories going at once in case I need to step away from a specific project. Right now, I’m finishing the final rewrite of the second book in my Humble Walker series and I also have the second book in my Frequency series underway. But I also have another project I’m very excited about that I’m itching to get deeper into. The truth is I’m kind of an idea factory, I just have to pick and choose which stories I want to write. That can be another job in and of itself.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? –
I’ve gone through phases in my life where I’ve read more than other times. There was a time when I was totally addicted, reading several books a week. I did that for years. At this moment, I’m writing a lot more than I’m reading. I am currently reading Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz. But right now I’m so driven to write, that’s where most of my time is going. Usually I read a few pages of something right before bed.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet: This is not a game you want to play. But it is a story you’ll want to read.

This or That?

#1 - iPod or Mp3? Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? – Chocolate (the darker the better)

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? – I prefer baked potatoes

#4 – Comedy or Drama? – comedy but sometimes drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? – I’m not well-versed enough in either to say with any real certainty. They’re both talented.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? – reality with a twist of fantasy

#7 – Call or Text? – call but texting is great for when you don’t have time for a conversation

#8 – Public School or Home School? – public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate - coffee

#10 – eBook or Paperback? – eBook but I’ve only recently converted

Shane Scollins is a freelance writer and author. From New Jersey, he now resides in
Upstate New York with his wife, Heather. He has worked as an automotive service
manager, a website developer and a computer network engineer. Primarily a
science fiction and paranormal novelist, Shane enjoys taking readers on surprising
and unexpected journeys that twist reality. He is currently working on his next

Twitter: @shanescollins

Follow Along With This Tour! 

March 16 - Little Bookstar - Review/Interview
March 17 - Read Review Love - Review/Guest Post
March 18 - The Adventures Within - Review/Guest Post
March 19 - Lust For Stories - Review
March 20 - Musings of a Blodger - Review/Interview
March 22 - Pink Fluffy Hearts - Review/Interview
March 23 - Looks, Cooks, and Books - Review
March 23 - Books and Their Worldly Realm - Review
March 24 - Fictional Reality - Review/Guest Post
March 25 - Lindie Dagenhart - Review
March 26 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review/Guest Post
March 26 - Weakling No. 14 Reviews - Review/Guest Post
March 27 - My Cozie Corner - Review
March 28 - Kindle Obsessed - Review/Guest Post
March 29 - Steph in Wonderland - Review
March 29 - Little Library Muse - Review/Guest Post

1 comment:

  1. Thanks to Reading Addiction Blog Tours - it was fun answering the interview questions.

    Shane Scollins