Friday, June 29, 2012

Character Interview with Brooke + Giveaway: Arena One by Morgan Rice

Hello everyone! So today I have Brooke from Arena One by Morgan Rice. She has interesting things to say. Stick around for a giveaway!

Can you tell us about yourself?

I live in the distant future, a hundred years from now. In my world, there is an apocalypse. America was wiped out from a civil war, and few of us remain who are healthy and sane. We survive in the Catskill mountains, but food is scarce and getting more scarce each year. Yet we dare not venture too far, as the Slaverunners roam the countryside, looking for victims to imprison and drag into the island that what was once New York City for the death games.

What do you think of the present world?

I like 2012. I wish my world were like this. And yet, I am sad here, knowing that one day all of this will disappear.

What was the first thing you did when you got here?

Bought supplies. Real food. Canned food. Fresh water. Guns. Ammo. I know I won’t need it for a few hundred more years. But I couldn’t help it. After that, I took myself to a steak dinner. Real steak. Mashed potatoes. Green beans. Corn. I can hardly remember what real food tasted like. When I finished, I ordered another.

If you lived in our time, who would you be? What would you do?

I would live about 20 years before our apocalypse. I would be a politician. I would find a way to stop the nonsense, and stop us from killing each other.

What is your favorite thing about 2012? Why?

The innocence. You all live in a world which is Pre-Apocalyptic. You take everything for granted. You have no idea what’s coming.

If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for? Why?

I wish I could bring my little sister back here. I wish she could enjoy all this with me. That’s all I want. And then, I wish we could stay here forever. And never go back to our world. To the 2100s. And to the dreaded and feared ARENA ONE.

About the Author:

Morgan Rice is the #1 Bestselling author of THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, a young adult series currently comprising seven books, which has sold over 100,000 copies and has been translated into six languages. Morgan is also author of ARENA ONE: SLAVERUNNERS, the first book in a new trilogy which is a post-apocalyptic action thriller set in the future.

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Giveaway: Arena One by Morgan Rice

New York. 2120. American has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. In this post-apocalyptic world, survivors are far and few between. And most of those who do survive are members of the violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. They patrol the countryside looking for slaves, for fresh victims to bring back into the city for their favorite death sport: Arena One. The death stadium where opponents are made to fight to the death, in the most barbaric of ways. There is only one rule to the arena: no one survives. Ever.

Deep in the wilderness, high up in the Catskill Mountains, 17 year old Brooke Moore manages to survive, hiding out with her younger sister, Bree. They are careful to avoid the gangs of slaverunners who patrol the countryside. But one day, Brooke is not as careful as she can be, and Bree is captured. The slaverunners take her away, heading to the city, and to what will be a certain death.

Brooke, a Marine’s daughter, was raised to be tough, to never back down from a fight. When her sister is taken, Brooke mobilizes, uses everything at her disposal to chase down the slaverunners and get her sister back. Along the way she runs into Ben, 17, another survivor like her, whose brother was taken. Together, they team up on their rescue mission.

What follows is a post-apocalyptic, action-packed thriller, as the two of them pursue the slaverunners on the most dangerous ride of their lives, following them deep into the heart of New York. Along the way, if they are to survive, they will have to make some of the hardest choices and sacrifices of their lives, encountering obstacles neither of them had expected—including their unexpected feelings for each other. Will they rescue their siblings? Will they make it back? And will they, themselves, have to fight in the arena?


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  1. First thing that came to mind - People fighting for their lives!

  2. Bloody and lots of fighting :D

  3. I think about a really fierce hero/heroine fighting to save themselves and the people they love.

  4. I think of a cross between Spartacus and Hunger Games. In other words, I think, "awesome!" :D

  5. An entertainment like the Gladiators in ancient Roman times.

  6. The 1st thing I thought of is that "it's got to be good". If Morgan Rice wrote I'm sure I'll love it.

  7. I think about gradiators..
    thank you for the internationa giveaway :)

  8. it made me think of some kind of fighting for your life kind of thing that nothing good could come from!

  9. First thing was fighting to win with the winner in Arena One.

  10. I think of Gladiators, be they human or alien!

    laura thomas

  11. It made me think of Girl in the Arena, a book by Lise Haine

  12. "Arena" generally makes me think of fighting to death, so "Arena One" is just all the more sinister. Makes me think of the arena everyone's watching - the main one that all the most anticipated fights happen in. It's kind of creepy and morbid...:P.

  13. Reminds of the Hunger Games!

  14. I think of a battle with multiple parts!

  15. Well, now I think book, and battle, fighting, and I wonder how many arenas there are!