Kasper Interviews Author Bryan Rainey

Unforeseen (Starshot | Chronicles: Forgotten Planet Book 1) Book Cover Unforeseen (Starshot | Chronicles: Forgotten Planet Book 1)
Forgotten Planet
Bryan Rainey
Scifi, Fantasy
Rising Dragons Publishing
February 9, 2016
112 pages

Fiona Harley, a princess and Sentinel Knight, escapes her captors in a starfighter
She manages to reach the nearest jump gate

As she set up the coordinates to get home,
her fighter's navicomputer is hit.

The coordinates scramble as she enters the jumpgate sending her to the planet of Desarti on the other side of the galaxy, where she is stranded.

A young paladin named Gaalin iv Coel Fan rescues Fiona from a sinking starfighter. There is something strange about this young paladin as others arrive to the location hours later.

How did he know Fiona was there?
What does he want with Fiona?

This is the first book in a series of Novellas on the Forgotten Planet

Pic of me

Bryan Rainey

Hi folks, today I am excited to introduce you to author Bryan Rainey.

Hi Bryan, welcome to our interview space couch. So, tell us all a bit about yourself.

“I am an author and artist. I am a family man, love my future wife, daughter, and son. My daughter is not biological, she is my future wife’s daughter, but she calls me Daddy. I love to write. It is a passion of mine. Some would say an obsession, but those don’t really support me when they call it an obsession.

As Bryan Rainey I write a more erotic style of books that tend to be more paranormal in nature.

My writing usually combines my influences of Epic Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sagas, Paranormal, Classic Horror monsters, Superheroes and more. With what I like movie-wise it would be hard for most people to understand some of my major influences in writing.

My influences include: J.K. Rowling, E.B. White, Homer, William Shakespeare, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Chris Claremont, Lara Hama, Margaret Weis, Tracey Hickman, J Michael Strasczynski, Todd McFarlane, Scott Lobdell, Timothy Zahn, Roald Dahl, Cassandra Clare, amongst others.”

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Do you have a pen name and why?

Yes, to separate my erotic fiction from the rest

That’s a good idea when you have different types of fans.
What was the defining event that made you start writing?

Not absolutely sure. I’ve always like making up my own stories. I was DM of several Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, I read comic books, love books

What other writing have you done?

Poetry, paranormal, erotica (as stated above), lyrics for songs, flash fiction (stories on my sites, currently)

What made you choose the sci-fi and fantasy genres?

Love Star Wars and a lot of science fiction series as well as fantasy and astronomy

What’s the story behind your book title: ‘Unforseen?’

Fiona arrives on a mainly forgotten planet in the galaxy.

What’s the basic plot of your Forgotten Planet series?

Fiona Harley’s adventures on the planet Desarti which is mainly forgotten by the rest of the galaxy.

Which scene from your book do you like best and why?

The fight against the goblimites near the end of the book. Shows that Fiona can be outnumbered and flustered even though she is very strong in the teke.

Which is your favourite character?

Fiona Harley. Been developing her for some time. She is breaking away from her Sentinel Mistress’ and her father’s shadow.

How do you develop your characters?

I develop the characters as the story progresses.

Have you used any real people in your characters?

Yes. I have used the basis for some characters from people that I know

Which one of your characters would you like to be?

Ethan Stolidar is highly based of myself image as Luke Skywalker and King Arthur combined

Do you have another job outside of writing?

Yes. I am a Security Officer

What song would you choose as the theme song of your book?

Hero by Josey Scott and Chad Krueger

What music do you listen to when writing?

Whatever is on my computer from Celine Dion to Building 429 to Bon Jovi

What are you working on now?

Working on the sequel to Unforeseen, Salvation of Gaalin, Southern Desires (written under a pen name), I Ronin, Dragons of the Cosmos, 5 flash fictions, and Rand’s Story on Darkness Within Ezine. So, a few things

You sound really busy. No wonder you have been doing so well in the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network’s writing competition.

What do you do when you have writers’ block?

Switch to another story I am working on. Come back to it when the muse is ready. Usually, working on several stories at the same time.

List some great books you have recently read:

Star Wars: Moving Target

Star Wars: The Weapon of a Jedi

Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run

Star Wars: Before the Awakening

Hmm .. I’m sensing a theme here 😉
Who are your favourite authors?

Timothy Zahn, Chris Claremont, Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weiss,

My fave Indie author is Ellen Mae Franklin. Her work is intricate and well-written as well as hard to put down.

What is your favourite quote?

All good things come to those who wait – Violet Fame

Do you have a blog?

Yes. Several. http://bdr2031blog.wordpress.com/ is my author blog

What do you write about there?

A lot. Writing Tips, Stories, progress on the books, Teasers, Character interviews, reviews of TV and Movies, Sports, and more.

What blogs do you enjoy reading?

The Writing Practice, Star Wars.com, Cinemablend, Comic Book Resources, and more

Which book character are you most like and why?

Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I saw myself as a kid down on his luck that comes into something great.

What’s your favourite line from a book?

Use the force, Luke – Obi Wan Kenobi’s spirit in the novelization of Star Wars: A New Hope

What are your writing plans for this year?

Finishing up Southern Desires; I, Ronin; Dragons of the Cosmos; Salvation of Gaalin and its two sequels.

Who would you like to be stuck on a deserted planet with?

My girlfriend and our kids. Eventually, the kids would drive us nuts.

What’s your dream job and do you think you’ll do it one day?

Being a full time author and artist. Yes, I do think that’ll happen soon.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Listen to music, watch TV and Movies, draw, play board games

Where do you like to travel to?

Tyler to visit family. Orlando for the Amusement parks. So far…

Are there any writing styles or genres you dislike?

Most romance books are hard for me to read because they are sooo over the top. Most erotica, too. If it does not have a good story, I will put down the book right away.

You can be any fictional character for one day. Who would you be?

Hard to choose. Harry Dresden comes to mind because of his mystical powers and adventures.

If applicable – what’s your experience of the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network?

Very good.

Where do you see the Fantasy Sci-Fi Network in 5 years?

Expanded even more with more authors as members

 

Quick quiz:

Favourite food: Pizza

Silliest saying:

Best holiday spot: Home with the family

Favourite song at the moment: Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Star Wars or Lord of the Rings: Both

Number one thing to do on your bucket list: Become a full time author

Thanks for stopping by to share your thoughts with us today Bryan.
Folks, please take a look at Bryan’s Links:

Website: http://bryanrainey.weebly.com

Blog: http://bdr2031blog.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://Facebook.com/AuthorBryanRainey

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/bdr2031

Twitter: http://twitter.com/bdr2031

Amazon: http://amazon.com/author/brainey

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/bdr2031

Instagram: http://Instagram.com/bdrainey2031

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