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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Project ELE and Author Interview

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Project ELE by Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckles
Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all
remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.
Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, the least of which includes making new friends and working a full time job.
Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.
This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall?
From the authors of Night Marchers comes a new apocalyptic series
with a paranormal twist.
Blog: http://nightmarchersseries.blogspot.com/
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/eleseries
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14059265-project-ele
Twitter: MidniteBeckie and NuckelsC
Website: http://www.eleseries.com
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpSSFWmJDNY
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Project-ELE-The-Series-ebook/dp/B008R523K0/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1345596424&sr=1-1&keywords=project+ele
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/project-ele-courtney-nuckels-rebecca-gober/1112411688?ean=2940044752931
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/210068




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Interview with Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels, Authors of Project ELE and The Nightmarchers Series.
--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
A virus is killing off the population and 16 yr old Willow must move to a shelter to survive. Soon she starts exhibiting strange abilities.

--How did you get the idea for the story?
Our ideas came from an accumulation of thoughts. Courtney had an idea of a future where our immunizations and cures caused significant changes or mutations in humans. (She's encountered a lot of personal side effects from immunizations and medications that had given her this inspiration.) When we combined that with a dystopian short story that I wrote which spoke of humans with special abilities, we knew we had a winning premise for our next book. After talking it out, we took our two ideas and ran with it. That's how Project ELE was formed. (Of course with a whole lot more blood, sweat and tears.)
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
"I would most like to have dinner with Willow so I can have her show me all of the cool stuff she can do. I would least like to have dinner with creepy Dr. Hastings." ~Rebecca
"I think I’d most like to have dinner with Sebastian.  He’s just too cute!  Least would probably be Zack.  He’s a two faced mean-y head." ~Courtney
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?
We are happy you asked! Yes, we are in the editing process with Finding ELE, the sequel to Project ELE. This should be out by mid October. We also have plans to write a third book for either our Night Marcher's series or for the ELE series for NANOWRIMO.
For a teaser check out our recently released book trailer for Finding ELE:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UmzeaCJY6Y
--What book(s) is your book’s “cousin”? (Similar set-up or style)
Eeek, I'm not really sure. We've been compared to Resident Evil but that's not really a book. (Honestly, I think that the virus and the fact that mutations happen are the only similarities to the video game made movie. We don't have some of the creepy mutations don't worry.)
We honestly try really hard to not write books similar to others we've read. We in fact would steer away from a subject to write about if we feel like it had been done before. We really strive to be unique. If the idea isn’t unique, we don’t write about it.
--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
So many! We love Cynthia Hand's Unearthly series, Amanda Hockings (We love everything she writes.) Yes, we are going to put it out there: We are Twilight junkies. We love the series and even did the Forks pilgrimage. Hey don't judge! ;0) There are so many other favorites we can't name them all. We definitely make time to read, this is what gives us inspiration to be better writers.

--If a fairy godmother told you could be put into the world of your favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
"Pride and Prejudice. My main reason is because it was a time of simplicity back then. (Well, it appears that way to me.) I would love to dance with Mr. Darcy, that is if he wouldn't snub me and laugh with Elizabeth Bennet. I also think that the English country side is gorgeous and I'd love to see it." ~Rebecca
“Alice and Wonderland.  I have the classic illustrated book and I used to read it over and over and lose myself in the pictures and text.  Wouldn’t it be cool to have tea with the white rabbit?”  ~Courtney

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)? Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
"Redbull and Chocolate is a must for me! I can't listen to music while I write but sometimes songs inspire me to pull out the laptop. I love Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert. (I'm from Texas if you can't tell.) ~Rebecca
I like Chai tea with a dab of vanilla creamer.  I also don’t like to listen to music while I write, but like Rebecca, there are songs that inspire me to write.  Taylor Swift is huge for me along with Christina Perri and my latest obsession: Natalie Lungley who sings a version of Hallelujah that will bring anyone to their knees.  Go check her out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7i4RQksr14 ” ~Courtney

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
"I'd like to be able to walk through objects and walls. That would be pretty cool." ~Rebecca
“Hands down, I would fly.  I think that would be the coolest thing in the world!”  ~Courtney

--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
"I love spending time with my family, doing crafts, painting, baking and reading." ~Rebecca
“I love sewing, quilting, crafting, reading, cooking and teaching.   I’m a woman of many hats.” ~Courtney


--What is one thing you would tell your 15 year old self?
"Don't let those boys rule your life. You are going to go through so many before you find the one who will captivate your heart. Don't let the ones who weren't meant to be, keep you down." ~Rebecca
“Oh my…just one thing?  I think it would have to be the fact that when you cross that stage at graduation nothing in the past four years matters anymore.  Not the clicks or the boys or anything.  Don’t worry about being popular or fitting in.  Just be yourself and love who you are.”  ~Courtney

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
Y'all are all truly amazing and we appreciate your support, encouraging words, reviews and everything you do to help us Indie Authors.
Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?
"Chocolate" ~Rebecca
“Chocolate” ~Courtney
Edward or Jacob?
"Edward" ~Rebecca
“Edward…is this even legal?” ~Courtney
Hockey or soccer?
"Soccer" ~Rebecca
“Hockey” ~Courtney
Ebook or paper?
"Hard choice- Ebook." ~Rebecca
“Paper” ~Courtney
Salty or sweet?
"Sweet" ~Rebecca
“Sweet” ~Courtney
Beach or mountains?
"Mountains" ~Rebecca
“Mountains” ~Courtney
Phone call or email?
"Email" ~Rebecca
“Phone Call” ~Courtney
Early bird or night owl?
"Early bird" ~Rebecca
“Night Owl” ~Courtney
Dog or cat?
"Dog" ~Rebecca
“Dog” ~Courtney
Messy or neat?
"Neat" ~Rebecca
“Messy” ~Courtney
Ninjas or pirates?
"Ninjas" ~Rebecca
“Ninjas” ~Courtney

Thank you ladies!

29 comments:

  1. Ooh haven't heard of this one! Sounds intriguing!

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  2. This book looks really different and interesting. I have an ecopy, and I can't wait to read it! :)

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  3. Great interview. I hove this book. I am reading it soon.

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  4. This book looks really different and interesting. I have an ecopy, and I can't wait to read it! :)

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  5. Ooh! A book that has some variant of a virus which would end the world with a lot of science behind it? I'm sold! This sounds absolutely intriguing! If you couldn't tell, I am a total sucker for science fiction!

    That was a really interesting interview! Its always such a treat to read about authors and their life!

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  6. I've read this book and just wanted to stop and say how awesome it is. Seriously, couldn't recommend it enough.

    On to the next hop...Happy Holidays!

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven' read this book but it sounds good like a paranormal futuristic quality.

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  8. Thank you for hosting us! <3 Merry early Christmas!

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  9. This sounds an interesting read. Also nice to get to know the author - I too love Pride & Prejudice and Alice in Wonderland. Happy Holidays!

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  10. I really like the sound of this book.. if I'm not winning it, I think I'll buy myself a copy.:)

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  11. The GFC link isn't working for me... I get a 404 page not found. Am I the only one?

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  12. I love dystopian genre, and this book is new to me. Thanks for introducing me to it.

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  13. Awesome Interview! I have the kindle edition of Project ELE and I will be reading it soon. Thank you so much for the giveaway. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  14. Wow, what an interesting book! Thanks for the interview. I like the futuristic and paranormal feel I'm getting from it!

    Thanks for the chance

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  15. Very informative interview, it covered a lot of questions a reader may have.

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  16. Haven't read this book yet, but it is defiantly on my "to do list". Thanks for the terrific interview.

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  17. Sounds like a fun read. Can't wait! You've really perked my interest.

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  18. Soungs like a good read! Def putting this on my TBR list! :D

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  19. The story sounds really great. I would love to read it definitely. Already put it on my TBR list.
    Thanks for the interview. It's awesome!

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  20. I love dystopian novels and this sounds like one I would enjoy. I love the concept of the shelters in this one. It sounds different from others.

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  21. I love the sound of it and want to read it now! :)

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  22. Loved the interview! I enjoyed reading it!! One thing that I didn't know about the book is that its a dystopian book!! I am so looking forward to reading it!!

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  23. I really enjoyed reading this! Especially how the authors came up with the idea for Project Ele, very interesting.

    Thanks for the great interview and awesome giveaway!

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  24. Really enjoyed the interview! I love getting a look into authors heads and seeing what makes them tick! This sounds like such a great read and I cannot wait to get started!

    Jolene A

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  25. I am a huge fan of books with an apocalyptic theme to them. Enjoyed reading the interview and am looking forward to reading this book sometime soon hopefully :)

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