Friday, March 22, 2013

10 Questions about Subsapien Biomech

So I got tagged in a blog hop! Thank you Caitlin Hensley and Hannah Mummert for tagging me! :) Be sure to check out their blogs. I've never done one of these before, but there's a first time for everything.

So on to the questions ...

1: What is the working title of your book?

Subsapien Biomech. I've been toying around with the title for some time, but last year this one hit me and I really feel like this is the one. "Subsapien" is taken from the Latin word "sub" meaning "under" and "sapien" from homo sapien meaning "human." I combined the two words to make "under human" because in the books Subsapiens are treated as higher than animals but under humans. I feel like it really embodies the series since the books are about Subsapiens.

2: Where did the idea come from for the book?

Well, one half of it actually came from a dream I had several years ago. The dream was about a bunch of kids running away from something in a super market and after that I wondered, "Why were the kids running from these people?"

The dream hung around all day until I got to my Biology schoolwork and on my school book was a picture of a chameleon and that made me think, "What if animals and humans could be combined?" Then that half of the story was born. The other half was inspired by Iron Man, my first Marvel movie. Originally the ideas were for two different books, then I put them together and Subsapien was born. :)

3: What genre does your book come under?

Science fiction with elements of post-apocalyptic and dystopian. I've written it for YA primarily people ages 13-21.

4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I've probably thought about this too much. ^ ^' I'd like Colton Haynes to play Bryce since he can convey the emotion I'd want him to express. Callan McAuliffe ( I Am Number Four ) would be a great Caleb. Saxon Sharbino (Touch) looks a lot like Pro, but I'm not sure how her acting skills for her personality would be. Ted Whittall (Tower Prep, Once Upon a Time) practically is Judah.

Colton Haynes
5: What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

In order to be free and see his little brother again, a teen lab experiment must learn to be the thing he hates most: human. 

6: Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?

I'm working on getting an agent right now. :) I've gotten three permissions to send. Now to actually send and get a yes or no.

7: How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Six months give or take. I could pull it off faster now. :)

8: What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Maximum Ride by James Patterson, Insignia by S.J. Kincaid, The New Recruit by Jill Williamson, and The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins have similarities.

9: Who or what inspired you to write this book?

The Marvel universe. Marvel movies and shows got me into sci-fi. :) I hadn't really delved into it before I started watching them. Now I love sci-fi. :D

10: What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

My characters have cool superhuman abilities, the book has lots twists are turns in the plot, and some butt-kicking all with Christian elements sewn through it. The characters go through a journey of trust and discernment as they interact in a corrupt future. So if you like futuristic, butt-kicking, superhuman, deep characters in a clean book with lots of twists and turns on the way and a dash of romance, then you'd probably like this one. :)

I tag:

Well, this was a lot of fun! :) Be sure to check out bloggers I tagged! :) Thanks for reading! :)

What are some of your answers to these questions? Have you done this tag?

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  1. Hello! I'm one of Tori's Beta readers for Subsapien Biomech and I'd like to say to whoever reads this bit, this story is wonderful from the get-go. In the first few paragraphs I became attached to Caleb and wanted to know what would happen to him. Bryce is less relateable at first, but is probably the deepest character.
    The end chapters caught me so off guard with the upbeat, quick paced action and revelations of many mysteries from the rest of the book...right to the very last sentence!
    I'll recommend this to any readers 10 and up (due to some intense bits of fighting, nightmares and 'lab research'), especially for Christian teens who have trouble finding clean, modern entertainment in our dirty minded world.
    Tori is a great author who thought everything out so well! I couldn't stop reading it. While I was away from the book I was thinking over what might happen, deeply worried and excited for the characters who'd come real inside me. Beware; this book will pull you in, grab your heart and not let go until you're done...then it holds tighter and you wait in anticipation for Subsapien Grafting (book2).