by C.C. Bolick

Seventeen-year-old Rena Mason counts the days until she can leave for college. Every night her father drinks himself to sleep, leaving her to care for her younger brother. When her father is kidnapped by terrorists, her dreams of freedom become a nightmare.

Stunned that her father has a history with these terrorists, Rena knows she must run or be their next victim. She learns the tough guy at school has a reason to look after her - he's working for a government agency with the same goal as the terrorists: find a woman who disappeared eighteen years ago. Time is running out since only this woman's special gift can save the world from a looming nuclear attack.

Rena can't trust anyone, especially not the stone-cold agent she's falling for. Can they save the world before Rena's feelings trap her in an agent's fight for justice?

Fear Justice contains elements of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal, with a clean romance. It's the first book in an exciting new series called The Fear Chronicles.

He smiled and held out a hand. “I’m Tony and no, I’ve never thought of myself as a nice guy.”

Staring at his outstretched hand, I hesitated. “Rena.”

Tony moved his hand closer and his eyes took on a look of intensity, as if daring me to shake his hand.

“What’s with the gloves?” I asked.

“Skin allergies. What’s with the hesitation?”

“Hesitation?” With defiance, I reached forward. “I’m not afraid of you.”

“What are you afraid of?”

As his hand gripped mine, my breathing sped and I fought to control my voice. Our skin wasn’t even touching. Hiding my feelings with Robbie had been easy, but this was… weird. “Why are you worried about who I date? You don’t even know me.”

“I know your name is Rena Mason. We’ve got physics together.”

A twinge of guilt caught me off-guard. “I haven’t noticed you before.”

“My dad taught me to blend in with my surroundings, like camouflage.”

“He was a hunter?”

“Not exactly, but he did teach me how to shoot before he left.”

“Left?” The instant his words were out, I felt a connection to him. It was a sadness that welled from deep inside, the knowledge that we were alike in a terrible way.

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-What are four things you can’t live without?

My family, my laptop, my books (not the ones I wrote), and sweet tea.

-What is your favorite television show?

Since my youngest child figured out how to operate the remote, the only shows I get to watch lately are on Nick Jr., Disney Jr., or PBS. Some of the best shows I’ve binge-watched are Arrow, Grimm, and The Blacklist.

-If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice. No matter how many times I read P&P, I still swoon over Darcy. Their romance is the gold standard for me and I never tire of reading a new retelling. I’m always impressed by authors with enough faith in themselves to attempt a new take on that story.

-What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?

I’m currently working on book 2 of The Fear Chronicles, Fear Power. I’m also working on a super-secret book for my fans that will only be available through my website this summer. This bonus book will connect two of my other series and give fans more from the characters they love.

-What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

Jane Austen, Stephen King, Christopher Pike, Julie Kagawa, and a wealth of indie authors (which is most of what I read these days).

C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.

Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!

C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written nine books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.

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  1. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for hosting this stop of my tour. Post looks great!

  3. Great cover and excerpt, thanks for sharing :)

    1. Glad you liked the excerpt. It was a fun scene to write with Rena trying to figure out the new guy at school.

  4. Are you a full-time writer? If not, do the people you work with know you're a writer?

    1. Good question, Kim. I'm an engineer who started writing as a way to deal with the stress from my day job. I don't know if I could be a full-time writer. Some people around me know I write but many others don't. It's never been a conversation starter for me.

  5. Fun interview!


    1. Thanks, Trix. I enjoyed the Q&A, especially the 4 things I can't live without.

  6. Great cover. How did the cover change through original concept to final product?

    1. There are always changes through this process, but my designer did a great job picking the artwork and colors. There were only minor changes with the background. I was thrilled with her work!

  7. What type of research did you do for this book?

    1. What a great question. I cringe to think of someone checking the search history of my browser :-) I research many details when I write a book, even things that might seem insignificant to some. For Fear Justice, I researched where I wanted the book to take place and some of the technical details. I try not to weigh my stories down with technical info, but I want what's on the page to ring true for readers. Since some of the secondary characters appeared in a previous series, I checked to make sure their details were consistent.


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