Valia Lind’s newest book in the Titanium Series Scarred by Vengeance and so I wanted to spotlight the first book in the series, Pieces of Revenge.
A weapon. A broken life. A humanity lost.
That is all Anastasia knows, that is all that she is. As an eleven-year-old, she witnessed her family's brutal murder and she's been on the run ever since. She's spent her life training and planning for the day when she can take her revenge.
Kallos Enterprises is a well respected corporation, set on improving the genetic structure of an individual. Or so they say. Anastasia knows, first hand, what kind of monsters lurk behind the pretty walls of those skyscrapers. Armed with combat skills and a beyond perfect memory, she heads to Chicago to uncover the answers to questions that plagued her for years.
After arriving in the city, she meets Logan, a boy from her past who changes all the rules. She doesn't remember him, but he remembers her. His position at Kallos Enterprises is useful, his presence is unnerving, and he makes her question everything she knows about herself to be true. If her perfect memory can't remember Logan, what else about her past is wrong?
Time is running out. Anastasia has nowhere to turn, but to trust the one person who's a memory she should have, but doesn't. With a madman threatening their every step, Anastasia and Logan must uncover the truths behind Kallos experiments and hope that the answers they find won't destroy the world forever.
So while we had Valia here for the release of her new book, I decided to see why she chose to write in the Science Fiction genre.
Fang Freakin Tastic readers, please welcome Valia Lind
So Why did you Pick Science Fiction?
When I was asked this question, the first thing that popped into my mind was “Why not?” Honestly, when I started writing PIECES OF REVENGE I didn’t expect it to be science fiction. I was going to write a typical thriller, full of action and romance and a crazy ending. It was going to be a two book series, a duology, and it was going to read like a TV show.
Then, I started writing PIECES OF REVENGE and all kinds of ideas exploded in my mind. I could do anything I wanted, it was my story and my characters, so why not do something to push myself. So, I did.
I’ve always been in love with Science Fiction. I love all aspects of the genre and I read and watch anything and everything. I love the many possibilities the genre opens up, the almost suspending of disbelief, but not quite. Because, of course, machines could some day take over the world. And of course, we can travel to crazy parts of the galaxy on interstellar voyages.
With PIECES OF REVENGE, I didn’t go all out in my ideas. I took a little bit of a possibility and made it a part of Anastasia’s story. I wanted my readers to have some kind of understanding to what was happening in her world, but I also wanted them to wonder if it’s something that can happen in theirs. Science Fiction can allow us to expand our horizons, to try something new, to see another reality.
That excitement, that sense of exploration, is why PIECES OF REVENGE is a science fiction thriller.
Thank you Valia for coming to Fang Freakin Tastic and we hope that your book does great.