Family In More Than Just Blood
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Experiment X: Sacrifice is a genre-crossing novel with elements of a science fiction, fantasy, and action as well. Did you start writing with this in mind, or did this happen organically as you were writing?
The story itself happened organically, but the genre-crossing was planned. I started writing it after reading the Hunger Games and binge-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I had been toying with the idea about a story of super soldiers created in a lab, it just fell into place. I just thought placing people in the ‘real world’ with these elemental powers would be pretty neat.
Karen is an intriguing character that I enjoyed following. What were some driving ideals behind her character development?
I’m glad you liked her character! She was fun to write. I wanted to show people that they can escape abusive situations. I wanted to show people that you can find family in more than just blood. Despite tragedy you can come out on top and that you’re so much stronger than you think.
The powers displayed in the book were fascinating and used in interesting ways. What were some sources of inspiration for the different experiments?
A lot of it came from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Certain elements of them just came from my boyfriend, Mike, and I sitting down and mulling over what they could do. He’s the one that came up with the Air Elements being able to control/conjure lightning!
This is book one in the Experiment X series. What can readers expect in book two of the series?
They expect more of the inner workings of the Lab, new Experiments/new Subjects. Someone who was dead is alive. Shawn discovers a new power. Not everyone is who they seem and the characters must do whatever it takes to survive.
I lived a normal life until Jack showed up.
He tells me that there’s a government facility that houses an army of super soldiers known as Experiments.
He tells me I’m a key part of it and that they’re after us.
I know he’s dangerous and I know he’s capable of murder, but he’s the only person who can help unlock what’s been hidden inside of me.
Now the only thing that will keep my loved ones safe is to help destroy the very thing that created me.
And even that might not be enough.
A vengeful fire burns deep within in and I must take down the Lab if I want to keep the last remaining strands of my sanity.
I only need to make it out alive.
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