Welcome to Five on Friday! Today I have Jake dh offering his five questions along with information about his book. Jake and I met through another blog promotion a few weeks back when we did an author exchange. Be sure to check his book out on Amazon, and remember to leave a comment here.
If there was one person, real, fiction or fantasy, you could spend time with, who would it be and why?
Spider-Man/Peter Parker. I know it’s a little childish since I could spend time with a historical figure, but Peter Parker would be an insightful person to meet. He was a normal person who was given extraordinary powers and used them for a selfish reason. He paid a steep, steep price for being stupid and greedy. Since then he has spent his existence trying to make up for something he did as a teen. Spider-Man has flaws, but tries his best to do the right thing, even if it isn’t the easy thing.
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
Visit Japan, turn The BulletProof Ghost into some sort of visual medium (web series seems the most likely), and take my son to Disney World (he’s 5 months old).
What’s the one thing you do every day that you enjoy the least, but do it anyway?
If by everyday, you mean every workday, go to work. I absolutely hate going to work. It’s on third shift. It is extremely physical. I have two college degrees, but due to a handful of bad things happening to me all in a row, I’ve ended up in the current situation I’m in. I write because I have a story to tell, but my hope is that it is a ticket to quitting my current job.
Do you have any odd or interesting writing quirks?
I brew coffee around midnight or one in the morning. I like to buy caffeinated. I also play music that resembles the emotions I’m trying to convey in the scene I’m writing.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
That’s a hard one. If I didn’t need my current job and wrote for a living, I really could live anywhere I wanted. I might stay close to where I’m at (southern Indiana) so my parents and parents-in-law can see my son as much as possible. They really do love him and it would be selfish of me to take that away from them. I might move to Illinois, but that isn’t that far away.
Blurb – Kyle Richard is constantly picked on by a group of bullies. One day, they took it too far and killed the young boy. Kyle awakens as a cybernetic killing machine created by a mysterious man only known as William. Kyle makes new alliances and reforges connections with old friends as the action packed climax comes to a fever pitch. Will Kyle obey his creator’s will or forge his own destiny?
Excerpt – Four saw Kyle on the gym floor bleeding to death in Irene’s arms. She was screaming, “No,no no nononono,” Kyle was coughing up blood. The other younger, uninjured Kyle was still at Four’s side staring at him with angry tears rolling down his face.
Four turned away. He never had been disturbed by anything before, but this… “No… make it disappear, Kyle.”
“Why? Isn’t this what you wanted?!” His eyes were filled with tears of rage. “This is how I died! Bleeding and scared. I didn’t understand.” Kyle dropped to his knees and screamed in rage, pounding the floor. The gym shattered when his fist hit the linoleum. “Why did I have to die…?” The white nothingness Four inhabited at the beginning remained,
Author Bio – Jake dh has written for Examiner for years, but now he delves into the world of fiction. He just released his first book, The BulletProof Ghost: Prototypes. This is the first book of many in this riveting new Sci-Fi series. Jake lives with his wife Sarah and baby son, Xander in Evansville, IN. He enjoys gaming, genre movies, anime and comics. He also roller blades when he gets the chance.