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Author Interview with Veronica Scott – "Wreck of the Nebula Dream"

Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library full of books as its heart, and when she ran out of things to read, she started writing her own stories. Married young to her high school sweetheart then widowed, Veronica has two grown daughters, one young grandson and cats.

Veronica’s life has taken many twists and turns, but she always makes time to keep reading and writing. Everything is good source material for the next novel or the one after that anyway, right? She’s been through earthquakes, tornadoes and near death experiences, although nothing is as stressful as meeting a book deadline. Always more stories to tell, new adventures to experience—Veronica’s personal motto is, “Never boring.”

I’m delighted to have Veronica Scott with us today. From our conversations over the last few weeks I have come to realize that she is a fabulous woman and it’s my honor to have the chance to promote both her and her novel, “Wreck of the Nebula Dream”.

Interview with an Author: 

Hi Veronica, Thanks so much for taking the time to answer a few of my questions!
After finishing your novel, I couldn’t help but wonder; are you planning on writing any more books in the same universe as “Wreck of the Nebula Dream”? There are a few characters I would love to know more about!
“I have been mulling over a sequel for the D’nvannae Brother Khevan and the “Socialite” Twilka – readers have been asking me what would happen next for the two of them (which is always wildly pleasing for a writer! LOL!). When I wrote WRECK I had the glimmering of a sequel plot regarding their future and last weekend I woke up with the fullblown story in my head. So I’d say that’s a definite yes! Going to be some challenges there, for both of them.
I could see writing a sequel about Paolo, maybe as a young man…don’t have a plot for Gianna yet but never say never!
And Rafferty & Casey have a few adventures I could write about….”
What is next in the writing world? Do you have another book already in the works?
“I have another science fiction romance currently out on submission, set in the same Sectors universe, but not involving the characters from WRECK. This new story takes place entirely on a planet and involves a Special Forces captain and his team trying to rescue one very stubborn lady who isn’t sure she wants to be rescued.
 
I write paranormal romances as well, set in Ancient Egypt (my PRIESTESS OF THE NILE was published by Carina in January this year) and have two more Tales of the Nile stories almost ready to start the submission process.
 
And of course I always have more plot ideas queuing up in my head, clamoring to be written! But having a day job and a long commute cut into my writing time.”
The faces in the engines; can you tell us more about them?
“Actually, I recently published the deleted Prolog to WRECK on my web page at http://veronicascott.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/was-the-nebula-dream-jinxed-deleted-scene/, which explains who the face is. I was working from similar incidents that were rumored to have happened during the construction of Titanic, since my novel is a loose re-imagining of the famous maritime disaster.”
Did you write “Wreck of the Nebula Dream”as a science fiction with a dash of romance or romance that happens to be science fiction?
“I guess to me WRECK is a science fiction adventure and going all the way back to Flash Gordon, if you’re going to have SF adventure, there MUST be romance! Flash had Dale Arden; Kyle Reese had Sarah Connor; Aragorn had Arwen…..I really enjoy a strong hero and heroine in the middle of exciting times who also fall in love.”
Was there one book or author that ensnared you and ensured your devotion to the written word?
“Actually, as far as science fiction, what motivated me to be a writer was movies. When I was growing up, our local TV channel ran a LOT of old movies, like the Flash Gordon serials and “Forbidden Planet”. I wanted MORE, but the only way I could have more stories of the kind I loved was to write my own. I still have my first, illustrated novel about the Queen of the Sun, her sisters, their winged horses (in that famous writer’s-box-under-the-bed) that I wrote at age 7….but I did read voraciously, including everything by Andre Norton and Anne McCaffrey.”
If you could have one author read your work; who would you choose?
“If we’re not limiting this to authors who are still with us: Anne McCaffrey. If we’re talking about current authors, I’d be amazed and honored to have Nalini Singh read one of my books someday. I’d be holding my breath the whole time, hoping she liked it!”
And my final question for you today;
If there was a recipe for “Wreck of the Nebula Dream” what ingredients and instructions would it contain?
“Ok, I’m totally not a chef! I can make a mean batch of pumpkin pies from scratch and that’s about IT. But here goes:
 
“Veronica Scott’s Cure for a Boring Afternoon”
Take one strong willed businesswoman….intrigue her with a highly capable Special Forces officer who’s coming off a bad mission…mix in a mysterious assassin/bodyguard and an “Is she for real Socialite?”, plus a pair of cute children….toss them all into a space going luxury liner, add a heaping cup of disaster…and STAND BACK!”
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Love it! A million thanks to Veronica for taking the time to do this interview with me!
If you want to know more about her and her novels you can visit her blog here, or follow her on twitter here.
Before you go, be sure to stop by the giveaway Veronica and I have put together for you! You can win a copy of her sci-fi novel or a $10 Amazon Gift Card. There are 6 prizes in total and the contest is open internationally.  
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“A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars…

Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.

All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.

But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?”

You can purchase this book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords (multiple formats)!

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Sci-fi Ebook and Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Veronica Scott; author of “Wreck of the Nebula Dream” has offered up aaaaall kinds of goodies to share with my fabulous readers. Not only is she giving away three electronic copies of her book but also three $10 Amazon Gift Cards which you can use to buy whichever books your heart desires. (Or anything else for that matter!)

You have ten different ways to enter the giveaway; you’re welcome to stick to one or go for all ten!

Title: Wreck of the Nebula Dream
Author: Veronica Scott
Genre: Science Fiction

“A reimagining of the Titanic disaster set in the far future among the stars…

Traveling unexpectedly aboard the luxury liner Nebula Dream on its maiden voyage across the galaxy, Sectors Special Forces Captain Nick Jameson is ready for ten relaxing days, and hoping to forget his last disastrous mission behind enemy lines. He figures he’ll gamble at the casino, take in the shows, maybe even have a shipboard fling with Mara Lyrae, the beautiful but reserved businesswoman he meets.

All his plans vaporize when the ship suffers a wreck of Titanic proportions. Captain and crew abandon ship, leaving the 8000 passengers stranded without enough lifeboats and drifting unarmed in enemy territory. Aided by Mara, Nick must find a way off the doomed ship for himself and several other innocent people before deadly enemy forces reach them or the ship’s malfunctioning engines finish ticking down to self destruction.

But can Nick conquer the demons from his past that tell him he’ll fail these innocent people just as he failed to save his Special Forces team? Will he outpace his own doubts to win this vital race against time?”

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Thanks for stopping by and best of luck!

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