TEMPER the novel by Nicky Drayden
Today I bring you awesome news! The release of Nicky Drayden‘s next book is upon us!!
Mark your calendars because in just alittle over a month from now TEMPER will be released!
If you follow me, you know she’s one of my favorite new authors & she’s been featured a ton on this blog before. I’m so honored to have her on the blog again!
Check out this awesome GIF created by GIF Girl. Make me want to fanboy even more over this book.
Can’t wait until August 7th for TEMPER’s release? Retweet for a chance to win 1 of 3 Advanced Readers Copies!
I’ll be on Twitter Hiatus for two months, so I’ll see you April 16th, when I’ll announce the winners! (Open Internationally, 18+) Spread the word! pic.twitter.com/pvgvaEMq9J
— Nicky Drayden (@nickydrayden) February 14, 2018
In a land similar to South Africa, twin brothers are beset by powerful forces beyond their understanding or control in this thrilling blend of science fiction, horror, magic, and dark humor—evocative of the works of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor—from the author of The Prey of Gods.
One demonic possession.
Can this relationship survive?
Auben Mutze has more vices than he can deal with—six to be exact—each branded down his arm for all the world to see. They mark him as a lesser twin in society, as inferior, but there’s no way he’ll let that define him. Intelligent and outgoing, Auben’s spirited antics make him popular among the other students at his underprivileged high school. So what if he’s envious of his twin Kasim, whose single vice brand is a ticket to a better life, one that likely won’t involve Auben.
The twins’ strained relationship threatens to snap when Auben starts hearing voices that speak to his dangerous side—encouraging him to perform evil deeds that go beyond innocent mischief. Lechery, deceit, and vanity run rampant. And then there are the inexplicable blood cravings. . . .
On the southern tip of an African continent that could have been, demons get up to no good during the time of year when temperatures dip and temptations rise. Auben needs to rid himself of these maddening voices before they cause him to lose track of time. To lose his mind. And to lose his . . .
“Drayden is an amazing writer and deft plotter. The twists are unexpected and never feel contrived, just as the novel explores real-world issues without sounding preachy.” (Library Journal)
Nicky Drayden is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. She’s the author of over 30 published short stories and also serves as the Special Anthologies editor for The Drabblecast, a speculative fiction podcast. Her debut novel THE PREY OF GODS is scheduled for release Summer 2017, from Harper Voyager.
- Is this book related to or a sequel of your previously published book The Prey of Gods?
- How did you come up with the concept for this book?
- Which is your favorite vice?
- If you were a twin how many vices do you think you’d have?
- Will there be a sequel to this book or is it a stand-alone?
- Do you have any advice for up & coming authors or second time published authors you’d love to share?