Today we have a special treat. Serving Time by Nadine Ducca has a new cover for her first science fiction novel. As you can see, it’s a beautiful cover.
About the Book
Life and death have been industrialized. The Forge, the birthplace of every soul, is a rumbling factory owned by the goddess Time, managed by Lucifer, and powered by the labor of demons and imps. In this dystopian world, a renegade interplanetary pilot running from his past doesn’t stand a chance.
Handling Neptunian meth and dodging security cannons are all in a day’s work for Tristan Cross—not that he’s one to complain. Working for the smuggling company StarCorp is an improvement over what he used to do for a living.
However, when StarCorp gives Tristan a one-way ticket into the brainwashed—and disturbingly suicidal—Loyal League, he decides to run from the company and start a new life in the only safe haven he knows: Earth. With the help of his brother, Tristan embarks on the most hazardous journey of his life, one that will place him at Time’s mercy. Little does he know the demons running the universe are craving a feast, and his own soul is the next item on the menu.
Find The Book
Along with her cover reveal, Nadine offered me an interview with one of her characters Robert Westbrook, Demon Master. You may remember the blog hop with Cloverpuff the dimensional hopping rabbit and press agent.
Cloverpuff interviewed a host of characters including Robert at the Devil’s Playground. Now, I get the chance to toss some questions Rob’s way and hopefully avoid any demon hoards.
Character Interview With Robert Westbrook
Today I will interview Robert Westbrook. Hello, and welcome, Robert.
Hello, Lanise. It’s a pleasure to be here, although I’m still wondering what exactly I’m here for.
Just a few questions, if you don’t mind. Who or what do you want in life more than anyone or anything else?
That’s a bit personal. Why are you asking me that? Did one of my demons set you up for this? Was it Abaddon? It was probably him. This sounds like one of his jokes. Did you know he calls me a cocky monkey? Him! Abaddon! The puffed-up lizard with halitosis—and he makes fun of me and calls me a cocky monkey.
D-demons? No. I didn’t talk to any demons. I’m just trying to do an interview!
All right. All right. But if this is all one of Abaddon’s tricks, I’m going straight to the Devil’s Playground to teach him who’s master! If my own Keeper can’t respect me, none of the other demons will.
No tricks, I promise. Now, who or what do you want in life more than anyone or anything else?
Have no doubt about it. I want my goddess. My Time. When I lost everything, I turned to her. She was there for me. She took me in, kept me by her side. I have spent over two hundred years with her, and I hope to spend so many more.
If you could kill anyone or bring anyone back from the dead, who would it be?
I got all of my enemies out of my way decades ago. It’s actually quite lonely, without anyone to hate. Maybe someone new will turn up soon…
As for bringing someone back from the dead, there is only one person I want. My wife, Amaris. She was everything to me, and she passed away so young. When I lost her, I almost lost myself. Luckily, I sought out Time, and she saved me, but it’s never been the same. I…I’d rather not talk about Amaris now.
It’s okay. I understand. How would you say life has turned out for you so far?
In one word: interesting. But how else would you expect my life to turn out? I’ve been meddling with demons ever since I was a boy. I know them better than I know myself.
Have you ever heard the curse “May you live in interesting times”? Well, if I were to tell you just how interesting these times are… It’s no wonder we’re all cursed!
Uhm, thank you Robert, for letting me interview you.
No problem. Don’t mention it. Really. Don’t. Now, if you will excuse me, I have a demon or two to whip.