Speculative Fiction

Get to know the characters of Rebirth

The release of Rebirth: Book 1 in The Reluctant Warrior Chronicles, is only 13 days away!

To celebrate the event, I thought I’d give you an inside look at the characters.

Since Rebirth is a darker story that deals with some tough issues, I’ve injected humor into the pages to lighten things up. I’d like to do the same here.

Yeah, they’re warriors, and yeah, things look pretty bleak at times. But if there’s one message I want you to take from these stories, it’s that there is always hope. No matter how dark your situation, there is light to be found.

On that note, I want these character profiles to be lighthearted and give you a peek at the real people. You know, something other than the weapons and battles and rip your heart out love stuff.

So this little project needs to be special. Something fresh. Something to let you readers have fun with these characters outside the pages of the books.

Maybe an in depth blog post, complete with pictures? Hm. Not special enough.

A Facebook post giving a blurb, a couple of nice head shots, and maybe a song for each of them? Nope. Still wouldn’t cut it.

Aha! I’ve got it!


So, I’ve created a few for you.

Liz, Ryland, Arie, and Blake will all star in their own 30 second mini movie. Starting today, I’ll release one a day until Sunday. Then, I’ll release a new mini trailer! A one minute spot with a little different look at Rebirth than what you’ve seen.

After that, well come Tuesday, the countdown fun begins! I’ll have special features each day, counting down the last 7 days until Rebirth’s release.

Okay, time to stop talking and give you guys what you want.

I present to you an inside look at Liz Brantley!

By Amy Brock McNew

Author. Blogger. Fighter.

Former nurse and martial artist.

Amy doesn’t just write speculative fiction, she lives and breathes it. She enthusiastically explores the strange, the supernatural, and the wonderfully weird. She pours her guts onto the pages she writes, honestly and brutally revealing herself in the process. Nothing is off limits. Her favorite question is “what if?” and she believes fiction can be truer than our sheltered and controlled realities.

This wife and mom is a lover of music, chocolate, the beach, and cherry vanilla Coke. Her home is a zoo, filled with teenagers–both hers and those she seems to collect–two dogs, a cat, and various fish and amphibians. Strangely enough, her kids are the ones who have to tell her to turn the music down.

It is her firm belief that everyone should have a theme song.

Originally from Arkansas, Amy currently resides in Indiana. She and her Taekwondo-instructor husband are constantly acting like overgrown kids–and loving every minute of it. She longs for the day when her husband retires, so she can write her adventures of love and war on a back porch overlooking the ocean.

In flip flops.

2 replies on “Get to know the characters of Rebirth”

Wow, what a cool video, good music too! Already loving Liz, what a creative idea 🙂 Thanks for the profile video, you definitely have me intrigued!

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