Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Author Interview and Giveaway: Ute Perkins

Today I am pleased to welcome Ute Perkins, author of Timeless Conflict (review here) and The Amons (Timeless Conflict) (review here). He has also agreed to give a copy of each book and an Ankh pendant to one lucky reader. Keep reading to enter.

About Timeless Conflict:
 Some 5,000 years ago an ancient race of immortal beings brought humanity into existence by pulling them from their grass huts and caves and into a modernistic society along the Nile river valleys. For centuries, mankind flourished under the tutelage of these immortals until a group of men became conscious of the power their living gods possessed and plotted to eliminate them... the group, the Masons, nearly succeeded.Since the decimation of his people Warren Alexander has roamed throughout the world feeding on humans in order to conceal his true identity. As one of the few survivors of their ancient immortal race he now walks undetected amongst the humans while he hunts the members of the group of men that killed his family and virtually eliminated his people.When Warren meets the step-daughter of a direct descendant and participating member of these Masons he draws the girl close, in an effort to reach her step-father and access to the Mason organization. Not expecting to, Warren begins to fall in love with the girl as they race to avoid the FBI and the secret Masonic guard that has been trained to capture and eliminate the immortal threat. Now, Warren must not only fight to save his own life, but the life of the girl he has grown to love.
Q&A with Ute Perkins:

Describe your ideal writing space. How does it compare to reality? 
It's flipp'n awesome... sorry, I have had a lot of caffeine today, but it really is. I just need a comfortable chair, an energy drink and some music and I'm gone. It's like my very own movie theater playing the images in my head. It can be what ever I need it to be which is great.... then, I just have to put the images into words. It's a lot of fun.

What is the first story you remember writing and what was it about? 
It was an assignment for my middle school English class and I was really into the D&D fantasy stuff at the time. I wrote about an adventure of my character... looking back it may sound lame but my teacher really liked it. I got an A on the part of the story I turned in which helped me believe I could write... just a little bit.

Name a memorable book from your childhood. Why is it memorable? 
Doomsday Warrior. Anyone who grew up in the '80's either watched or read something about a post nuclear world... that one for some reason really appealed to me at the time. There was a lot of action, drama and suspense. It was a series and I only read the first few books in that series but the ones I did read I enjoyed.

If you could ask any writer (living or dead) a question, who would it be and what would you ask? 
Tough one, but I would have to ask Stephen King if he had ever scared himself with a story idea as it developed in his mind.

If you could pick any of the worlds or characters you have created, which would you want to visit or spend a day with? 
That would be the main character in my book, Warren. I would love to go back in time to his world and watch civilization develop under the immortals guidance. I think that would be pretty neat.

What is one thing you like to do when you are not reading or writing? 
Sleep. Working full time with a family of four children, the oldest going off to college in the fall, I am very busy. The only time I have to write begins at 10PM or so. There are some nights I have been up till four in the morning. I tell people that if sleeping were an Olympic sport I would have Phelps beat by a long shot. However, aside from sleep, I love sports. Hockey being the tops of the list right now. I also enjoy movies and love cartoons. Adventure Time and The Regular Show being my favorite at the moment.

What are you currently working on? 
Getting my third book out is my main project at the moment BUT, I have been toying with a time travel thriller or a western of some sort. Not sure which I will tackle but both would be of similar genre as Timeless Conflict.

The Books:


The Author:
I grew up in a small southern Nevada town on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Just after graduation from high school I served in the U.S. Army for 5 years during which I participated in Operation Desert Storm. Upon completion of my military obligation, I earned my bachelors degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tn. Later, after a move to south central Pennsylvania, I completed my MBA from Eastern University in Harrisburg, Pa. I have traveled a great deal for my job and enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife and family.

Where to find him:

The Giveaway:
One lucky reader will receive an ecopy of Timeless Conflict and Timeless Conflict:  The Amons, along
with this fabulous Ankh pendant.

Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter below, or leave a comment. Winner will be drawn Monday, May 13 and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be drawn.

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