Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Interview & Giveaway: Rhett C. Bruno

        Rhett Bruno grew up in Hauppauge, New York, and studied at the Syracuse University School of Architecture where he graduated cum laude. 
        He has been writing since he can remember, scribbling down what he thought were epic short stories when he was young to show to his parents. When he reached high school he decided to take that a step further and write the "Isinda Trilogy". After the encouragement of his favorite English teacher he decided to self-publish the "Isinda Trilogy" so that the people closest to him could enjoy his early work.
        While studying architecture Rhett continued to write as much as he could, but finding the time during the brutal curriculum proved difficult. It wasn't until he was a senior that he decided to finally pursue his passion for Science Fiction. After rededicating himself to r​eading works of the Science Fiction author's he always loved, (Frank Herbert, Timothy Zahn, Heinlein, etc.) he began writing "The Circuit: Executor Rising", The first part of what he hopes will be a successful Adult Science Fiction Series.
        Since then Rhett has been hired by an Architecture firm in Mount Kisco, NY. But that hasn't stopped him from continuing to work on "The Circuit" and all of the other stories bouncing around in his head. He is also currently studying at the New School to earn a Certificate in Screenwriting in the hopes of one day writing for TV or Video Games.​

Favorite reads?
        Anything Science Fiction. From classics like Dune to newer series like 'The Expanse" Series. I also have a soft spot for Star Wars novels.

Inspirations for the book?
        My biggest inspiration was wondering why so many Sci-Fi stories just take artificial gravity for granted. That was where my original idea came from and the Circuit evolved from that. I decided that humanity should have to sacrifice something for such a crucial ability.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
         Not really. I always found myself writing and wanting to write, but I never really thought about pursuing it. Not until college did I really think that I could be an actual author.

Any Pet Peeves?
        Delays and long lines. I appreciate efficiency!

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
        Probably nothing I should talk about here... When I was in Florence me and my friends played music with a group of Italian hippies (I guess) outside of a church at 3am. It was surreal.

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
        Anything by Ludovico Einaudi or Olafur Arnalds.

Do you need anything to write? 
        I usually like to write with music on that fits the scene. Although when I get really into it sometimes I forget the music has stopped playing ha.

How long do you write on any average day?
        1-2 hours on an average day if I'm lucky enough to have time. More when I'm very focused.

Author Info: 
Twitter: @rcbruno44

     It has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland. With their homeworld left uninhabitable, humanity founded a system of colonies throughout their local solar system. Known as the Kepler Circuit, these settlements are strung together by a network of nonaligned Solar-Ark transports, locked in continuous motion. They have served to provide an influx of resources to every faction ruling over the remnants of humankind, most importantly the newly discovered element Gravitum which is found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.
   ​ By 500 K.C. a religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left remaining to challenge them, a string of attacks on their transports force them to summon the enigmatic, yet brilliant, Cassius Vale for help. What they don’t know is that together with his intelligent android creation, ADIM, he is the one orchestrating the raids.
    His actions lead to the involvement of Sage Volus, a beautiful Tribunal Executor sent by her masters to spy on their mortal enemies – the Ceresian Pact. In order to find out who is behind the attacks, she infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad.
    While Sage and Talon are engaged in a futile hunt, Cassius Vale initiates his strategy to bring down the narrow-minded Tribune once and for all. But will anyone be able to survive what he has in store for the Circuit?​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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