Monday, December 22, 2014

{Blog Tour Guest Post w/ #GIVEAWAY} Lifer by Beck Nicholas


Title: LIFER
Publication date: December 16, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Beck Nicholas


Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents’ crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.

Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.

On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing. But sometimes the past is better left buried.

As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to. Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.

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Guest Post

How did you come up with so many storylines that intertwine?

Thanks for having me here. That’s an interesting question.

When I started Lifer I knew I had two main characters in Asher and Blank but I wasn’t sure how they fit together. I knew they were linked but not how and it wasn’t until I began writing that it made sense.

I wrote the book roughly in order telling the stories in their alternate chapters and it worked out that they reflected each other at times with different conflicts and challenges without me trying to make that happen.

The other thing is that readers are smart. We all juggle a million things in our lives on a daily basis and as long as the story is clear, keeping track shouldn’t be a problem. As a result I tried to make the voices of the characters distinct and their goals and motivations clear. I tried to ground the reader in the particular character’s world early in the chapter so avoid confusion.

To avoid getting myself confused, I wrote a whole notebook of details of their worlds and their stories and how it all connected. It’s a jumbled mess of pencil and pen and diagrams and writing but it makes sense to me.


I always wanted to write.  I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.

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1 comment:

  1. Another book that sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing and I love the title and cover art!