Author: Karice Bolton
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic / Zombie Thriller
Release Date: Dec 27, 2013
Scientists are the new rock stars. The infection has been contained for nearly three months, and the world is celebrating. But humans are still dying. Rebekah Taylor has seen it firsthand. Her husband was killed right in front of her by the very creatures that humans were told they no longer had to fear.
Rebekah is determined to find out who is responsible for the death of her husband and the obvious cover-up. Fueled with revenge, she begins to find answers that lead to one frightening conclusion. The apocalypse might be over, but the battles are just beginning.
|Karice lives in Washington with her wonderful husband, who also happens to be her high school sweetheart and their two cute English bulldogs!|
She enjoys reading, baking, and trying to be crafty on her off-hours. She's also a coffee, tea, and snow addict. If she could live somewhere that had the white stuff year-round, she probably would. She also loves chatting with her readers on Facebook!
Her books include:
The Witch Avenue Series (Lonely Souls, Altered Souls, Released Souls, and Shattered Souls)
Beyond Love Series (Beyond Control, Beyond Doubt, Beyond Reason)
Watchers Trilogy (Taken, Awakening, Legions, Cataclysm)
Afterworld Series (RecruitZ)
Hi Karice! Since we talked last on our previous Q&A for “the camp” you’ve been up to a lot, including your contemporary romance series and now the brand new “Afterworld” series! What would you say was your favourite thing about getting to write and dabble in different genres?
First, thank you so much for having me.
2013 was a very busy year for me, and I loved every minute of it. It is so much fun to be able to switch between genres, and I think being able to do so allows for unexpected and creative results. I’m very grateful that my readers let me dabble in the zombie realm where romance doesn’t necessarily take priority. Getting to explore so many different worlds is my favorite thing about writing in different genres, and I always have a project that suits my mood.
Being a zombie fan myself (and lover of the movie; Warm Bodies), what inspired you to write a book about zombies?
Most of the zombie books that I see focus on the outbreak and fighting for survival. I wanted to write about ‘after the survival’ and how humans might behave after the outbreak was contained. As society attempts to put itself back together, the possibilities are endless when the unsavory side of humanity comes out and conspiracies are born. It’s been so much fun to write, and I look forward to writing the rest of the series.
Was the initial idea for RecruitZ spur-of-the-moment or did you work on the idea piece by piece?
I came up with the idea about a year and a half ago. The initial idea was spur of the moment and then I was able to mentally map out where I wanted to go with each book in the series. I’m thankful I had a lot of time with the idea(s) so that they developed rather organically.
Rebekah—the main character of RecruitZ (who I share a name with!)—is determined for answers after seeing her husband killed by the thing that no one was supposed to fear anymore. Are we going to see a new strong (and amazing) lead heroine alike Triss and Ana from your previous series’?
Awesome name might I add!! And definitely strength will be a defining characteristic! Rebekah is strong both mentally and physically. A lot of my characters grow into their purpose as the circumstances present themselves. In this case, Rebekah is the one searching out the circumstances. She is strong both physically and mentally, but she is still human and the world isn’t a kind place any longer. She still has a soft side, which will be unwrapped as the series continues.
Finally, if RecruitZ was ever turned into a movie, who and why would you love to play the lead roles?
That’s a tough question –so many choices—and definitely something that would make my dreams come true. Anywho, I think Emma Watson would be amazing in the role.
Thank you so much for the chance to interview you again on Pretty Little Memoirs!
Karice: My playlist for RecruitZ is huge so here is a small portion of it (starting with the A’s). RecruitZ is pretty action packed and my playlist definitely reflects that-lol. This playlist is very different than my romance playlists...for sure!
1. Alive Krewella
2. All Good Zeroleen
3. Android Porn Kraddy
4. Animals Martin Garrix
5. Animals Muse
6. Apologize OneRepublic
7. Bad Girls MIA
8. Beam Me Up Cazzette
It's always so much fun being a part of Karice's Blog Tours, and I had so much fun coming up with my Interview questions and getting a glimpse into her playlist for RecruitZ.