Erica Cameron on Assassins: Nemesis ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

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Title: Assassins: Nemesis
Author: Erica Cameron
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: Damonza
Genre: Drama, Gay, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller, Thriller, Young Adult
Release Date: 01/09/2017

Blurb:

Being orphaned and almost kidnapped in the space of a week sent Blake Marks into hiding. For months, Blake tries to help the Calvers—a family of vigilante bodyguards—investigate the people behind the hit on Blake’s father, Isaac, but then the safe house is compromised. Just as hired thugs storm the house to grab Blake, Daelan Calver dives into the fight, getting them both out alive.

Hiding isn’t an option anymore, but hit squads, under-the-table deals, and international espionage? Blake has no idea how to handle any of it, not even with Daelan’s family there to play teachers. The one thing Blake knows for sure is that there are only two options: keep up with the Calvers or get out of their way.

But even with the Calvers’ help and the glimmer of a possible future with Daelan giving Blake hope, chances of survival keep shrinking. The man who ordered the hit on Isaac may be dead, but his partner is viciously cold-blooded, and her plans could change the course of history. Blake wants to finish what Isaac started, but it’s looking like someone is going to die before this is over. And that someone might be Blake.

Ten Odd Facts About Erica

1) My first memory (I think) is from when I was two and a half. Christmas day, I came out to the living room early and the floor—in memory, at least—was covered with presents. Leaning against the coffee table, though, was a humongous kid’s world atlas, so oversized my parents hadn’t bothered wrapping it. Instead of tearing into the other presents, I toddled over to the book and played with that until my parents woke up. I really have been a bookworm since birth.

2) I took dance classes from age 3 to 17, and I even choreographed. My senior year, I created a piece to Rasputina’s Herb Girls of Birkenau that was presented as part of the Regional High School Dance Festival in Baltimore. I also once created a piece to Linkin Park’s The Catalyst that essentially told the whole story of The Hunger Games.

3) Speaking of dance, my senior year I got into a philosophical debate with my dance teacher (I went to a performing arts high school). In protest, I refused to dance for almost half the year. Instead—on the days I attended school at all (I had a really bad case of senioritis)—I sat in a corner and read. She said one day that she felt bad failing me because I was probably learning more in her class than anyone else.

4) Continuing the dance theme, I once fell off a catwalk above a stage. During a performance. And then danced for five minutes to finish the piece. And then collapsed in a crying heap offstage. It’s amazing when adrenaline can do.

5) My new favorite show is The Expanse. It’s an epic sci-fi series, and it’s full of diverse, interesting characters, an amazing story, and—best of all—it comes from a full book series, which gives so much more to dig into. I also may have freaked out a little recently because the writing team for the show is on Twitter and they’re following me now omg!

6) I haven’t been out of the country since 2008 and that makes me very sad. Once I renew my passport, I really want to plan a trip to somewhere I haven’t been yet. Like Iceland or New Zealand or Japan.

7) Once, on day one of a very long road trip, I blew a tire on the highway. It didn’t just go flat, an entire wall of the tire exploded. Of course, it was the interior wall, so I spent a good half an hour trying to refill it. It wasn’t until a couple hours later when the tow truck had finally gotten me to a repair shop that I saw exactly how bad the damage was. I also ended up with a bee sting on the bottom of my right foot while I was messing with the tire, so that was fun.

8) When I was in high school, I had zero sense of direction. I got lost so often my friends knew I had to have someone in the car with me if we were going somewhere new. Once, I ended up on a toll road with no money because I was so turned around. I may have started immediately crying. Oddly, my first job in college was pizza delivery.

9) In a camp show one year, I played Peter Pan. To make me fly they had a ladder on wheels and a blue sheet to wave in front of the ladder to hide it. Problem was that the wheels weren’t exactly stable. The stupid thing jerked around so much I almost feel off a couple dozen times.

10) Starting around the beginning of high school, I had such a hard time borrowing books instead of buying them. I have no idea what happened to flip that switch in my mind, but it’s something I never got over. I love libraries, but I would still rather buy than borrow.

Links

Assassins: Nemesis on Goodreads
Riptide
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Local Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Assassins: Nemesis, one lucky winner will receive $30 in Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 14, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

About the Author

After a lifelong obsession with books, Erica Cameron spent her college years getting credit for reading and learning how to make stories of her own. Erica graduated with a double major in psychology and creative writing from Florida State University and began pursuing a career as an author.

Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dance fan, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, ex-Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.

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16 thoughts on “Erica Cameron on Assassins: Nemesis ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

  1. Thanks for sharing your odd facts with us, Erica. Gives up a glimpse of the person behind the book is pretty strong since young age! 🙂
    Congrats and best wishes with your newest book release!
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  2. That must have hurt your teacher so much. Seeing you like she failed you. Your childhood had a lot of ups & downs, I guess.

    I can relate to few of your odd facts. We have this shopping mall which is walking distance from the University I’m in & no matter how many years I’ve been in there, I still can’t find my way on specific stalls in that mall. Poor sense of direction. 😀

    Number 9 reminds me of the movie Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day. LOL!

    And isn’t number 1’s story adorable? <3

    Thanks for sharing these personal stories with us, Miss Cameron!

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  3. Thank you for sharing those facts with us… And congratulations on the release. The book sounds great
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  4. Thanks for sharing! I danced for years too. I’d probably still take ballet lessons if I hadn’t had an injury in college. violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  5. Oh my gosh a book with an ace main character! Finally! And it sounds like exactly my sort of series. I need this book in my life! (Contact = allthewrittenworlds(at)gmail(dot)com)

  6. My twin sons are both dancers (they started when they were nine), and went to an arts magnet high school. When they were sophomores, one of them got ticked off at the dance director and took TV production classes instead of dance for the whole year (although he still danced at their other studio). As a result, he had fifteen fewer hours per week of dance instruction than his brother, which meant their technique didn’t match anymore. However, they’re both dancing professionally now (in very different styles), so he’s managed to live down his year-long snit!

  7. I totally have to look into The Expanse now. It sounds great! I like buying more than borrowing too, but just because sometimes I forget to renew (even though they make it so easy now), that I end up with enough fines I should have just bought it. Thanks for all the little stories!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your fun facts. I’m the opposite on borrowing vs. buying. I’d rather borrow unless it’s a “keeper”.
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