FRIDAY SF & FANTASY – Project Prometheus
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About the Book
Project Prometheus (Assassin Fall #2)
by Aden Polydoros
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: August 28th 2018
The Academy stole everything from Hades, their perfect assassin. Angry and leaving bodies in his wake, he finds two other ex-assassins doing the exact same thing.
Tyler and Shannon once killed for The Academy. Now they’re tracking and hunting down its scientists. So why is The Academy only after Hades?
Shannon will do whatever it takes to protect Tyler, even if it means teaming up with a former rival. While she seeks answers to her past, Tyler wants to learn the truth about the mysterious white room, which no one has ever seen except him.
As for Hades? He simply wants revenge.
They all need answers, even if it means returning to the organization where it all started.
Purchase Links: https://entangledpublishing.com/project-prometheus.html
Interview with the Author
What initially got you interested in writing?
Honestly, I can’t remember. I grew up reading Harry Potter and Goosebumps. I remember being so excited about the Scholastic book fairs at my school. I would go to the library, come back with an armful up books, and stay up all night reading. At some point, I realized that I could create stories of my own and began writing. I didn’t get serious about it until I was in sixth or seventh grade though.
What genres do you write in?
Thriller, fantasy, dystopia, Gothic horror, and sci-fi. Sometimes a mixture of those different genres. Project Prometheus is a thriller with some elements of sci-fi. I write exclusively Young Adult fiction, but at some point I might decide to write Middle Grade or Adult.
What drew you to writing these specific genres?
Nothing in particular. I mainly read books in those genres, and my favorite authors have an influence on my own writing.
How did you break into the field?
After finishing Project Pandora, I began submitting it to agents and publishers. I found my first agent while submitting that manuscript, and then got an offer of publication from Entangled. My previous agent ended up leaving the industry, so then I found a new agent with a different manuscript.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
I just want them to enjoy reading my stories. There isn’t really any deeper message in them.
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
Just knowing that people are reading and enjoying my stories. Novel writing isn’t really something you get rich on, at least not for the majority of authors. It’s satisfying enough to know that people love my stories and characters, and want to find out more.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
The thing I find most challenging about writing is just maintaining the motivation to continue a story. The fastest I’ve written the first draft of a novel was three weeks, but usually it takes me months. On average, 3-6 months, then another 2-3 months for revisions. It’s easy to become frustrated or discouraged, especially when you receive rejections.
What advice would you give to people wanting to enter the field?
Just don’t give up. Keep writing. If you can’t finish the novel then set it down for a bit then try again later.
What type of books do you enjoy reading?
The same type I enjoy writing—Young adult thrillers, Gothic horror, fantasy, sci-fi, or dystopia. I also read adult fiction, and my favorite author is Stephen King, but I don’t think I’ll ever be interested in writing adult fiction.
Is there anything else besides writing you think people would find interesting about you?
I collect antiques. I love going to thrift stores and searching for treasures that people overlook.
What are the best ways to connect with you, or find out more about your work?
If you’re interested, please follow me on Twitter or Facebook! 🙂
Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) by Aden Polydoros
Release Date: August 1st 2017
Tyler Bennett trusts no one. Just another foster kid bounced from home to home, he’s learned that lesson the hard way. Cue world’s tiniest violin. But when strange things start happening—waking up with bloody knuckles and no memory of the night before or the burner phone he can’t let out of his sight— Tyler starts to wonder if he can even trust himself.
Even stranger, the girl he’s falling for has a burner phone just like his. Finding out what’s really happening only leads to more questions…questions that could get them both killed. It’s not like someone’s kidnapping teens lost in the system and brainwashing them to be assassins or anything, right? And what happens to rogue assets who defy control?
In a race against the clock, they’ll have to uncover the truth behind Project Pandora and take it down—before they’re reactivated. Good thing the program spent millions training them to kick ass…
Project Pandora (Assassin Fall #1) on Goodreads
About the Author
Aden Polydoros grew up in Long Grove, Illinois, and now lives in Arizona. He is a writer of young adult fiction. When he isn’t writing, he enjoys reading and going on hikes in the mountains. Aden Polydoros is a 2015 Gold Medalist in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and has published two short stories in Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015. PROJECT PANDORA (Entangled, 2017) is his debut novel.
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