Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Blitz: Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen

Welcome to the Obscura Burning book blitz!! Today on my blog you get to read a character interview with Kyle and enter to win the blitz giveaway!!

Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen 
 December 7th 2012 / Etopia Press

The world's going to end in fire…and it's all Kyle's fault.

Kyle Wolfe's world is about to crash and burn. Just weeks away from graduation, a fire kills Kyle's two best friends and leaves him permanently scarred. A fire that Kyle accidentally set the night he cheated on his boyfriend Danny with their female friend, Shira. That same day, a strange new planet, Obscura, appears in the sky. And suddenly Kyle's friends aren't all that dead anymore.

Each time Kyle goes to sleep, he awakens to two different realities. In one, his boyfriend Danny is still alive, but Shira is dead. In the other, it's Shira who's alive...and now they're friends with benefits. Shifting between realities is slowly killing him, and he's not the only one dying. The world is dying with him. He's pretty sure Obscura has something to do with it, but with his parents' marriage imploding and realities shifting each time he closes his eyes, Kyle has problems enough without being the one in charge of saving the world...

Character interview with Kyle Wolfe

1. What do you want to do with your life?
Which one? Thats the problem. In a perfect reality Id be going off to Rice to study art and literature and Id start doing my own comics and become an underground sensation and have kids dressing up as my characters on Halloween - thats what I want; thats what I probably dont deserve.

2. What do you fear most?
That the world will end because of me, that itll be my fault that everyone will end up dead. I think maybe I fear the world not ending even more, fear me being stuck in one of these crappy realities and not able to do a damn thing about it.

3. Are you presently in love, or do you hope to find someone special?
I thought I was, thought I loved Danny but now Im not so sure. Dan is special but I think he deserves better than me, someone who isnt afraid to be with him, to kiss him and dance with him in public.

4. Sum up your life in the last few weeks in 150 words or less.
Can I use four letter words? No? Horrific, confusing, devastating, frustrating, unbelievable, terrifying  Do you really need another 144 words? The worlds gone crazy, man. And I think its all my fault.

5. If you could change one thing of your past would you? If so, what would it be and why?
Id change everything. Change what I said to Danny, how I treated him. Id change how I dealt with the parents too. Also, Id like to go back to that very first fire, to that moment when I lit my first match and just not do it, just never fall in love with flames.

6. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
Thats easy, a wolf  just like my name. Why? Because wolves do just fine all by themselves. Theyre badass and not afraid of anything  I wish I could be like that.

 Suzanne van Rooyen:Suzanne is a freelance writer and author from South Africa. She currently lives in Finland and finds the cold, dark forests nothing if not inspiring. Suzanne is the author of the cyberpunk novel Dragon’s Teeth (Divertir), the YA science fiction novel Obscura Burning (Etopia) and has had several short stories published by Golden Visions Magazine, Space and Time and Niteblade. Niteblade nominated her short story Where dreams are grown for the Pushcart Prize. Her non-fiction articles on travel, music and other topics can be found scattered throughout the Internet. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When not writing you can find her teaching dance to ninth graders or playing in the snow with her shiba inu.

Suzanne is represented by Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency.

Author Links:

-1 autographed paperback of Obscura Burning
-1 ebook of Dragon's Teeth (epub, mobi or pdf)
-1 $10 GC for Amazon
-3 surprise items from each of the main characters

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  1. I really like the cover for this one and it just sounds so different! I love that, I've never read anything like it. Very ambitious premise, I'm definitely intrigued! Great interview!

  2. Man, what a gorgeous cover. I liked tbr interview, too. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This cover is sooooo pretty! I just love the galaxy-feel of it. Adding this one to the TBR, thanks for sharing :)

  4. Oohh, never heard of this book but I love the cover! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I had Suzanne on not long ago, she's super nice! The book sounds really good and I love the cover. I just wish I could actually fit it on my TBR!

  6. OOOH! I so agree with the wolf thing! Seriously, why can't we all be all bold and fierce like wolves? But then that would probably make us all seem normal. So let's just have half the population be bold and fierce!


    And the cover looks AWESOMENESS! It looks so sci-fi and EPIC!

  7. I concur with everyone else: GORGEOUS cover. I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing Amy!

  8. I love this cover!!! Totally agree with the wolf thing too. They're awesome. :)


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