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March 02, 2013

Freak of Nature Blog Tour

Freak of Nature

By: Julia Crane

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Freak of Nature Description=

Donate Body to Science. Check.

When seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn checked the box, she never suspected she’d have her life–and her body–stolen from her. She awakens one day in a secret laboratory to discover that her body is now half-robot and is forced to hide her own secret: that she still has human emotions and a human mind. If the scientists who made her find out, they’ll erase what remains of who she was.

Kaitlyn finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a handsome, brilliant scientist who can’t get over the guilt he feels knowing she was once a vibrant, beautiful young woman. He never expected a science project to affect him the way she does. As he tries to help her rediscover her past, he finds himself falling for the brave girl struggling to find her place and acceptance between the human and computer worlds.

*For mature teens due to some sexual content.


Julia Crane Bio=

Julia Crane is the author of the Coexist: Keegan’s Chronicles. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Julia has believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Growing up her mother greatly encouraged reading and using your imagination. Although she’s spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.




*Here is an interview you can choose up to 3 questions from. This is not required, however if you would like to add them in please do not hesitate. Also please try not to use the same questions and answers from the person right before you (if you can help it).*


Q)    As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?


A)  Everything! Most of my career ideas I got from books—of course. One week I was going to be a private detective, the next a spy, psychologist, FBI agent, zoo keeper, and author to name a few.


Q)    What inspired you to write your first book?


A) Free time. When we moved to Dubai, I went from working full time owning a gym to twiddling my thumbs. I thought I should try to write that novel I always wanted to. Three months later I finished Coexist.


Q)    Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?


A)  I do some research, but mainly I just go where my mind takes me. Ideas come out of nowhere it seems. Like for Freak of Nature, I saw my daughter making a cyborg image on photoshop and I though I’ve got to write a book about a cyborg.


Q)    What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating any of your books?


A)    How the story seems to magically appear before your eyes. I never really know where the story is going to go, and then I’ll be washing dishes or taking a walk and think that’s it! And start writing.


Q)    What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?



A)  I walk around my house in circles when I get stuck. Usually my three year old is following me around giggling.


Q)    Is there a message in your novel/novels that you want readers to grasp?


A)    I don’t think of that when I write. I’ve always believe that any book opened there is at least once sentence written for the reader. I hope there is something that makes my readers think about it later even if it’s just one line that reached them.


Q)    What books have most influenced your life most?


A)    That’s always a hard question. I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can recall. As a teenager my walls were bookcases filled with books. My friends couldn’t believe I’d actually read them all. I really loved Nancy Drew as a child. She started my love for series. As far as influenced my life... I love Ayn Rand she makes me think about myself and society.


Q)    If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in any of your books?


A)   Someday I would like to go back and rewrite Keegan’s Chronicles. My writing has grown since then, but I also think it’s important to move forward so we’ll see.


Q)    Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?


A)   Reading. I started with poetry and short stories when I was about thirteen.


Q)    What was the hardest part of writing your books?


A)   Editing/Rewriting.


Q)    Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?


A) Thank you! Seriously, I never dreamed I would have fans, or receive emails from readers telling me how much they loved my books. It’s an amazing feeling to get a letter from a fan. Leaves me smiling for days.

Q)    What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing your characters to life?


A) I can’t think that deeply into writing if I did it would freeze me up. I’ve gotten to know a lot of different personalities over my lifetime and I draw from that. I’ve also been lucky enough to travel extensively so I think that helps.


Q)    What are you working on now?


A)  I’m really excited, because I just started Rourk. A continuation of Keegan’s Chronicles. Rourk will be deeper and darker.


Q)    Who is your favourite hero/heroine/character from your own books? What about of all time?


A)  That’s a hard one. Right now it’s a tossup between Rourk and Kaitlyn. Of all time, goodness, I would have to say Dagny from Atlas Shrugged. Her character has always stuck with me and I’ve read the book at least three times.


Q)    If you could have take one of your book boyfriends out on a date in the real world, who would it be & where would you go?


A)  I would say Rourk, but he’s far too young for me, so Keegan’s Father Richard. A lot of his characteristics resemble my husbands. Ideal date would be a long weekend somewhere I’ve never been and a lot of time outdoors. No kids!


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Julia Crane said...

Thanks for hosting me on the tour!

Anonymous said...

I had definitely enjoyed reading this book. Kudos to the author! :D

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