Welcome to my stop on the QUANTA Blog Tour, hosted by Sparkle Book Tours. Read on to lean moe about Lola Dodge’s newest YA Sci-i release in the Shadow Ravens series, get to know the heroine in a fun character interview and enter the giveaway!
Character Interview with Quanta
Give us three interesting facts about you.
-I can beat you at chess. Or shooting games. Or probably anything. (I cheat)
-I live for cake and charcoal pencils.
-I can read the past and future like a book. Some pages are clearer than others.
What is your author like?
Lola has the same sweet tooth as me but her life is way, way, way easier than mine. She’s traveling all over the world while I’m stuck pacing around this stupid penthouse with timeghosts all over everywhere.
Tell me about the place where you live.
My penthouse? It’s just a snazzy prison cell. Everything’s white and sterile and boring. The Seligo keep me locked up here so they can pick at my brain and try to sneak peeks of the future. I try to keep that from happening.
Who is your best friend in the world and what is he/she like?
Unless I get to count people in my head, I have zero friends. Lots of scientists poking at me, but that’s about it. You don’t get a social life when you’re a captive Red Helix. You get a death sentence.
Describe yourself in 140 characters or less 🙂
My unstable DNA gives me powers. People want those powers. I want to use them to protect the other Red Helixes like me. Also want chocolate.
How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change?
It’s awful? I don’t know if I’d change it though. Right now, being here is helping me keep the others like me safe. So as much as I dream about leaving, I have to make the most of the time I’ve got left.
If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for?
I don’t believe in this wish stuff, but I only really want one thing. The power to change to the world. To make it better than it is now.
What’s your biggest fear? You don’t have to answer this one if you don’t want to…
I don’t know. I see myself dying all the time in the future so that’s a fear, but I guess I’m more worried what happens if I don’t die. If the scientists figure out how to use me and my powers… Because that can’t happen, ever. I won’t let it happen.
Anything else you feel like sharing?
I’m not really positive where and when you are, but you might need an umbrella today. Unless you live in California. Then no umbrella for you.
Series: The Shadow Ravens #2
Author: Lola Dodge
Format: E-book and Paperback
Publisher: Ink Monster, LLC
Cover by: Art by Ana Cruz, Graphics by Paddy Donnelly
Editor: Ink Monster, LLC
Date Published: 10-13-15
Just because Quanta can see the future doesn’t mean she can change it. She’s spent most of her life imprisoned, feeding her captors information to keep herself alive, but she’s finally reached the endgame and her death creeps closer by the moment.
The son of two senators, Altair Orpheus leads a life of privilege that provides the perfect cover for his side job: working with the rebel Shadow Ravens to undermine the ruling Seligo government. Everything is running like clockwork until he crosses paths with Quanta. As he watches her deftly maneuver through life in a perverse prison, his plastic heart melts. A jailbreak would be suicide, but Tair is willing to sacrifice everything to give her a chance at happiness.
Now Quanta senses a terrifying new future brewing. She and Tair are bound together, but every image of them kissing, snuggling, and acting knee-weakeningly happy is balanced by a much darker possibility. They’ll be picture perfect together, but only until time rips them apart. How can she follow her heart when she’s seen how their love plays out?
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Name: Altair Orpheus (Tair)
Helix color: Green (science)
Family: Parents Rashad and Mei-Lin Orpheus. Sister Cassiopeia Orpheus.
Dislikes: The Seligo, mindless parties, being betrayed
Bio: Altair is elite in every sense of the word. His parents (both senators) basically picked his traits from a catalog and he was trained from birth to be exceptional. He was on the path to fulfilling his promise when an accident changed his point of view. Now he works for the rebel Shadow Ravens, using his research and family connections to dig deeper into the inner circles of government research.
Reference photo: David Henney + ?
I’m terrible with faces and I still haven’t found a good picture for poor Tair (feel free to send me pics of handsome men so I can fix this problem). The best I can do right now is a morphed lovechild of Will Demps, Marlon Teixiera, David Henney, and Clint Mauro (Please Google each of them. For science).
Hair: Long, black (usually tangled)
Helix color: Red (unstable)
Likes: Sweets, drawing (mostly with charcoal), VR games, elephants
Dislikes: The Seligo, captivity, Darren Waldman
Bio: Quanta was an experiment gone wrong (or right?). She was kidnapped from a lab at birth and raised by Lady Eva and the rebel Shadow Ravens, but she was too valuable to be left alone for long. At ten, she was captured again, and she’s lived the past ten years in captivity. Her unstable DNA gives her the power to see the past and the future. That alone would make her insanely powerful, but her abilities are still evolving… And the Seligo are trying to dig the information out of her any way they can.
Reference photo: Kiko Mizuhara
Bonus side character! Cass is getting a lot of love in the early reviews, so here’s a quick intro. I’m hoping I can write her story one of these days!
Name: Cassiopeia Orpheus
Hair: Dark curls
Helix color: None
Family: Parents Rashad and Mei-Lin Orpheus. Brother Altair Orpheus.
Likes: Programming, energy drinks, pizza, trapping idiots in VR room escape games
Dislikes: Helixes, sunlight, her parents
Bio: Cassie is tech genius who’s never fit into the system. She designs games and VR helmets, and spends as much time as possible locked in her workroom. Although she’s not so oblivious that she hasn’t noticed her brother, Tair, acting suspicious. He’s definitely up to something.
Reference photo: Liya Kebede