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Exclusive Interview: “Hidden Fury” Author Bjorn Hasseler

 

Like many of the authors who’ve penned installments of eSpec Book’s Systema Paradoxa series, Bjorn Hasseler chose to tell the story of a cryptid near and dear to his heart…er, home.

Though as he explains in the following email interview about his contribution, Hidden Fury (paperback, Kindle), it was also strongly influenced by something else he sees at home…on his TV.

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Exclusive Interview: “Hyde & Seek” Author Simon R. Green

 

If you’ve ever eaten Mexican food or Italian food or, really, more than one dish from any country or region’s dinner menu, you know that people can use the same or similar ingredients but end up with something very different.

Which brings me to Simon R. Green’s Jekyll & Hyde Inc. series, in which monsters fight aliens. Which would seem to occupy a similar territory as Green’s Ishmael Jones novels, in which an alien fights monsters.

But as Green explains in the following email interview about Hyde & Seek (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), the second book after 2021’s Jekyll & Hyde Inc., it’s not just who’s on which side that’s different in this sci-fi / fantasy / horror / mystery mash-up.

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Exclusive Interview: “Toxxic” Author Jane Hennigan

 

In 2021, writer Jane Hennigan caused quite a stir with her self-published dystopian post-apocalyptic science fiction mystery novel Moths, which was later picked up by Angry Robot.

Now she has a companion novel in Toxxic (paperback, Kindle), which further explores a world in which good men are in short supply.

In the following email interview, Hennigan discusses how these two books work together, as well as what inspired and influenced this second installment.

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Exclusive Interview: “Deep Freeze” Author Michael C. Grumley

 

Usually stories about people being frozen for a long time are firmly in the science fiction genre. Or the comic book section.

But in the following email interview about his new technothriller mystery novel Deep Freeze (hardcover, Kindle, audiobook), writer Michael C. Grumley explains how this story about a people-sicle is less of an “what if” and more of a “when.”

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Exclusive Interview: “Death Is Potential” Author Bob Burnett

 

Romance often involves a bit of mystery. And yet, mystery novels don’t always have romantic parts. But that’s actually what you’ll get from writer Bob Burnett’s Kate Swift Mystery series, which he’s kicking off with the novel Death Is Potential (paperback, Kindle). In the following email interview, Burnett discusses what inspired this mystery / romance series, and this first story.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Dyson File” Author Jacob Holo

 

For the first four books of the Gordian Division series of time travel sci-fi police procedural murder mystery whodunit adventure novels, author Jacob Holo collaborated with fellow writer David Weber. But for the fifth, The Dyson File (paperback, Kindle), Holo is flying solo. In the following email interview, Holo explains what inspired and influenced this new mystery, as well as why he wanted to go it alone this time around.

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Exclusive Interview: “Chaos Terminal” Author Mur Lafferty

 

It’s been said that in space, no one can hear you scream. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it, especially if you’re being…murdered.

The good thing is, if you are being murdered, it may be because you’re a character in one of Mur Lafferty’s Midsolar Murders novels. In the following email interview, Lafferty discusses this series, as well as its newest installment, Chaos Terminal (paperback, Kindle, audiobook).

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Exclusive Interview: “To Dance With Destiny” Author W.L. Hawkin

 

With To Dance With Destiny (paperback, Kindle), writer W.L. Hawkin is presenting the fifth book of her urban fantasy thriller series, the Hollystone Mysteries. In the following email interview, Hawkin talks about what inspired and influenced this latest installment, as well as how it connects to the previous four.

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Exclusive Interview: “The Witches Of Bone Hill” Author Ava Morgyn

 

Having written two novels for young adults, author Ava Morgyn is getting more adult (and genre-ly diverse) with her Gothic urban fantasy horror mystery romance novel The Witches Of Bone Hill (paperback, Kindle). In the following email interview, Morgyn talks about why she got more mature this time around, what inspired and influenced this witchy tale, and whether people who were YA before will enjoy this OA story.