Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Protostar by Braxton A. Cosby‏


Braxton A. Cosby is a dreamer with a passion for inspiring others to love, in spite of circumstance and convenience.

His calling to pen a young-adult series that is smart, witty, and thought provoking, has challenged readers to answer the question: What would you choose, love or irrevocable duty?

Braxton lives in Atlanta, GA, where he co-hosts a local radio show on WAOK which is a mash-up of current events and health and wellness. He also has a blog where he discusses everything from health and entertainment to spirituality and relationships.

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On the brink of civil war, the Torrian Alliance continues with its mission to obliterate Star-children across the universe in order to suppress an intergalactic evil. Following the recommendations of his council, King Gregorio Derry reluctantly agrees to send his only son William on a mission to restore honor to his family name.
William seeks to complete his assignment, the elimination of a Star-child named Sydney on planet Earth, but when the assassination is delayed he begins to realize an emotional connection with his target.

With conspiracy threatening his home planet, and a hidden menace on Earth seeking to secure a vested interest, William finds himself torn between irrevocable duty and sacrificing everything he stands for to defend Sydney.

As William and Sydney struggle to overcome their impossible circumstances, they start to wonder if the connection of two Star-Crossed lovers will be enough to save them from certain doom.


Q) What inspired you to write this story?
My love for young people. There is so much potential in encouraging and inspiring young people to do great things. The more we are able to poor into one another, the better off the entire planet will be. I also got a lot of my inspiration to write from God. He is the voice in my head that keeps me going. He supplied the base for The Star-Crossed Saga series from its conception and now I have been able to take it forward with the trilogy and the screenplay for movie adaptation. It has become more than just a book, but now it is a franchise.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
It has been a labor of love. Four years in the making. Originally took me about 4 months to write, then about two months of editing. I brought it out under a local small press company and then I got a literary agent and pitched it some larger publishers. Finally, I settled on Winter Goose and hey have been incredible in helping me give it a fresh facelift, inside and out. The storytelling is much richer and engrossing.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Creating living worlds that people can live in. I think we all need a moment to step away from our lives. Books are the greatest medium to do so. I love to put together something that everyone can engage in.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The time it takes. Lol. I have about 10 different stories I want to write. I want so badly to put out all my stories, tomorrow. But I realize that it takes time and that the dedication to honing and perfecting the story is critical to success.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Leonardo Dicaprio. Wired, right? I think he has the opportunity to play any role he wants. If I could actually pick a role, it would be a bounty hunter who falls in love and disregard mission for the sake f relationship. Hey, that’s my story. Lol. I guess I want to be William.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
Almond milk. I always let that thing spoil.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Craziness. I have so many stories that will be told. In the coming year alone, I have about five books that will be released. And I promise you that each one has an original story with characters that jump from the page and action that keeps you in the edge of your seat.

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