Friday, January 2, 2015

Review of The Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon Plus a meet and greet.

The Children Who Time LostThe Children Who Time Lost by Marvin Amazon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the year 2043 Rachel Harris is considered a celebrity as she is the only woman in several centuries to give birth naturally. Unfortunately, her child suffers a terrible accident and dies. Desperate to make it up to her, Rachel's husband begs her to join the lottery where woman go 30 years into the future to adopt children. Despite her misgivings, he enters her anyway and she wins. She goes to the year 2108 where she brings back more then just a wonderful baby boy. Rachel brings back a mystery that will unravel everything she believes to be true. What lengths will she have to go through to save her new son?

In an adventure through time to the year 2013 and back again, this is a page turning sci-fi thriller that will keep you on the edge of the page and will most definitely throw you for a complete loop in the end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes a twisting plot, science fiction, and an all around good read.


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Welcome Marvin!
Awesome
> 1) What genre do you like to write?

My favorite two genres are science fiction and fantasy. I also enjoy
writing mystery/thrillers.

> 2) How long have you been writing? What prompted you to start writing?

I started writing around fall 2010, and my first novel was published in
October 2012. I’ve always loved telling stories, mainly fantastic stories
that sometimes stretched logic. But I didn’t ever imagine writing an
entire book. That was until I came up with the idea of a young boy who
played with an Ouija board and ended up bonding with the demon he
mistakenly summoned. I started picturing the origin of the summoned
demi-god, and the world I forged went on to make up a large chunk of my
first published novel, The Corin Chronicles, Volume 1

> 3) What inspires you to write?

I’m inspired by mythology, history, and a family who absolutely love good
stories.

> 4) When a story idea pops into your head, how long does it typically take
> to write it (from start to finish)?

If the story is quite vivid in my head, I typically complete the first
draft in three months. This, however, does depend on how vast the story
is. For my longer novels, like my latest, The Children Who Time Lost, it
could take up to five months to get the first draft out.

> 5) What did you find to be the most difficult part of the writing process?  Easiest?

As a writer, I believe that my job is not only to weave a beautiful story.
I also have to build a convincing world, regardless of whether the story
is set in modern day or some faraway, never, never land. This is the first
step in getting the reader to believe in my words, but it can sometimes be
the most difficult. I enjoy the whole creation process. I particularly
love developing both simple and complex characters that seamlessly merge
with the book’s plot. The best part is when you get to those situations
that could almost derail the entire book. Overcoming those sections and
doing so without cheating the reader is, in my opinion, what makes someone
a good writer.

> 6) Of all your characters whom do you most relate to?

Although my title character in The Children Who Time Lost is a woman
living in a world where humans are incapable of procreation, I completely
empathise with her. I don’t have children of my own, but I love my nieces
and nephews very much. The thought of them not being around would probably
drive me to make—to a lesser extent—extreme decisions, as she was forced
to sometimes make in the book.

> 7)  Is there one of your characters that you did not like when you started writing about them, but found yourself liking by the end of the story?

I can’t say that was the case with the novel. Most of the characters, even
those with questionable morality had points to them that I related to. The
story is set in a world without much hope, and although some of their
actions cannot be condoned, desperation can also lead to adverse
behaviour.

> 8) What is your least favorite part about writing? The Most?

Significant re-writes after edits. This doesn’t always happen, but when it
does, it can be painful. The worst part is when you have to sacrifice
scenes you love to sharpen the prose or the book’s fluidity.

My most favourite part is that moment when you finish the first draft,
especially when you are happy with the entire novel.

> 9) When you are not writing or editing what do you do for relaxation?

I love reading, socialising, watching a good movie and going to different
types of restaurants. I also love eating Ben and Jerrys ice cream on those
lazy sunday afternoons.

> 10) What genre of books do you like to read?

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Crime, Dystopia, Mystery/Thrillers

> 11) What author(s) do you enjoy reading?  Why?

Brian Herbert: His world building in Dune is some of the best I’ve ever read.

Robert Jordan: I don’t think I’ve ever read a writer who describes things
as vividly as Robert Jordan does. I literally feel like I’m in each and
every scene, standing there with the characters.

Lee Child: His creation, Jack Reacher is probably my favourite character
in fiction.


> 12) Tell us about your books where can people find them?

In addition to The Children Who Time Lost, I have also released the first
two volumes of my fantasy series, The Corin Chronicles. I have also
released the first part of my crime novel, The Midnight Trilogy. For
details of where to purchase them, please visit my websites below:

http://www.marvinamazon.com
http://www.midnighttrilogy.com