Monday, April 20, 2015

CBB Blog Tours, Interview, & Giveaway: Seeking Sorrow (Zen Dipietro)


An earth-like world of high-tech humans faces the reality that their world is not as safe as they thought it was. Five people are thrown together to quietly get to the bottom of an unfathomable mana event that must stay quiet. If the population of Terath becomes aware of the truth, it will spark a civil war. That war would pit the majority of the population against the powerful minority with the ability to harness and manipulate mana. The resulting cataclysm would decimate the population and tear apart the foundation of society.The five people chosen for this must reconsider everything they thought they knew about manaeven as they learn to trust one another’s abilitiesThey must embrace everything they never wanted in order to prevent the devastation of their world. One of them will be forever changed. Love will be denied, badassery will be unleashed, and Terath will never be the same. Even success comes at a price.

Zen DiPietro is a lifelong bookworm, a fantasy/sci-fi writer, a dancer, and a mom of two. Also red-haired, left-handed, and a vegetarian geek. Absolutely terrible at conforming. Particular loves include badass heroines, Star Trek, British accents, baba ganoush, and the smell of Band-Aids. Writing reviews, author interviews, and fun stuff at
Very active on Facebook, Twitter (@ZenDiPietro), and Pinterest.   

 What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

It started with two scenes. I kept envisioning them. "Hearing" the dialogue. I built the characters and the world around those scenes. When the time finally came to write those two original scenes, my heart was pounding!

 Who is your favorite character in the book?

I really can't pick just one! This book has an ensemble cast of five, and each one of them is worth of his or her own starring role in a book. If the series goes on long enough, that could entirely happen, too.

Which came first, the title or the novel?

The story. Though the title wasn't one I had to struggle over. It fell right in. Not like Book 3. It's still just called "Book 3."

 What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

I'd never thought about it that way, since it's like trying to decide which of my son's body parts I love most. But if I had to pick one scene, it would have to be one I can't describe, because spoilers. :)

Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

That writing the book is only half of it. Maybe even less than half of it. There's so much involved with the mechanics of getting it published, and then getting people to read it.

 What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love that cover, but my favorite detail is probably how the blade of the sword almost appears bloody when it's behind the red inset. The artist did such a great job.

What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2015?

The second book in my series, of course! It's in the editing phase and will be out later this year.

What was your favorite book in 2014?

Rachel Bach's Fortune's Pawn.

 What’s up next for you?

Lots. I'm editing Book 2, and writing Book 3. I'm also developing a space opera series, as well as collaborating with a friend on an urban fantasy novel. I need about three times the amount of time I actually have each day.

Is there anything that you would like to add?

Thanks for hosting me!

$10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
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This event was organized by 
CBB Book Promotions.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent interview! I find it very interesting that she heard the dialogue first, that's awesome!
    Thanks for hosting a tour stop!