Monday, June 3, 2013

Q&A with Amy Tintera

Today I welcome the wonderful and talented Amy Tintera, debut author of Reboot, to Tales of the Inner Book Fanatic blog. I, for one, absolutely loved Amy's fantastic action-packed book (not to mention her kickass and ruthless heroine, Wren) and judging by what I just read, I'm sure this author is the one to look out in the future because she writes some pretty fantastic action scenes. Anyway, here is my Q&A post with Amy. Enjoy!

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1. Could you please describe REBOOT for us in three words?

Action. Romance. Undead!

2. How did you come up with the idea of REBOOT? I must say it’s one of my favourite books from this year already (because it has so much action in it – my favourite element in a book) and not mention it has a really kick-ass concept!

Thank you! I’m a big fan of action-heavy books myself, so I decided it was time to write one. The idea for REBOOT came to through Wren. I heard her talking in my head, saying she was dead for 178 minutes, and I built the story around her.

3. Your main heroine, Wren, is a bit of a bad-ass. How hard was it to write her character with an almost ruthless personality, and yet still make her so completely likable and appealing to the reader? Was it a major challenge to write her character?

It was a little bit of a challenge. But I decided early on that I didn't want to hold back, that I wanted to let her be as bad as possible, and I think that made her even more interesting. I decided not to worry about her being likeable, and just let her be complex and crazy, and it turned out that made her an even better character.

4. I was so excited to find out REBOOT was optioned for a film so I can only imagine what you must be feel about that. Is there anyone in mind that you would love to play your main characters, Wren and Callum?

I don’t have anyone in mind, to be honest! If the movie actually gets made I kind of hope a totally unexpected actor comes in and just brings life to a character in a way I never expected.

5. Are you currently working on any other books or new projects?

I’m finishing up edits on book 2! Other than that, I took a short breather to sort out the many, many ideas I had in my head. Sometimes I have so many ideas it’s hard to pick!

6. And finally, for those who have read REBOOT, what can readers expect from book 2? More action? More romance? More bad-ass conspiracies?

Yes, yes, and yes! Lots of action and romance in book 2. It’s only a two-book series, so I packed all the excitement into the second book. And I think it’s a very satisfying ending to the story, which is something that’s important to me as a reader.

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A big thanks to Amy Tintera for answering all of my questions and joining me here on the blog today. Also another big thanks to the publicist Lara for setting up this interview - you're the best! While you're here, if you haven't already checked out Reboot (or if you would like to read my book review of Reboot you can do so here) be sure to check it out asap because it's one awesome book and I'm really, really looking forward to picking up the sequel next year because it's just SO GOOD.

Five years ago, Wren Connolly was shot three times in the chest. After 178 minutes she came back as a Reboot: stronger, faster, able to heal, and less emotional. The longer Reboots are dead, the less human they are when they return. Wren 178 is the deadliest Reboot in the Republic of Texas. Now seventeen years old, she serves as a soldier for HARC (Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation).

Wren’s favorite part of the job is training new Reboots, but her latest newbie is the worst she’s ever seen. As a 22, Callum Reyes is practically human. His reflexes are too slow, he’s always asking questions, and his ever-present smile is freaking her out. Yet there’s something about him she can’t ignore. When Callum refuses to follow an order, Wren is given one last chance to get him in line—or she’ll have to eliminate him. Wren has never disobeyed before and knows if she does, she’ll be eliminated, too. But she has also never felt as alive as she does around Callum.

The perfect soldier is done taking orders.

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  1. I'm really excited to read Reboot! It's just my kind of book, and I love the sound of Wren - complex characters are the best. It's great about the film as well! Thanks for the fab Q&A :).

    1. Thanks Liz! I hope you enjoy the book because it's SO AWESOME! :D


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