Welcome to the Star Shepherd BLOG HOP TOUR.
Please get yourself comfortable as we take a daily tour through these fabulous blogs. Each blog you visit will entertain you with exclusive articles and excerpts from this fantastic new book. Get an insight into the character’s head with interviews and profile images. Then hunt down the hidden word that will get you one step closer to the $10 Amazon Gift Card.
You are here to celebrate the release of Star Shepherd, book one of the Space Western series, Shepherd of Light, by R.R.Virdi.
Star Shepherd knows a raw deal when he sees one. And he’s got the worst one in the galaxy: to deliver a mysterious package to a rebellion to change the scales of power in favor of the common man. As he meets with an old friend to seek much-needed help, he draws the attention of a genocidal admiral willing to destroy entire worlds if it means catching Star Shepherd.
Will Star survive the chase and bring hope to the rebellion, or deliver a gift into the hands of a worse power, tipping the galaxy into further chaos?
Interview with R.R.Virdi:
Can you tell us about your new release?
Star Shepherd came out of a few things: the series title first (shepherd of light) came to me a while back and I just had a vague but exciting concept. My publisher for this is someone I care about and have known for a while and I promised them a sci fi title one day. This seemed like the perfect fit once I figured out WHAT this was going to be. I decided on a Space Western because I loved the idea and challenge of creating one that was fun, familiar with touches on the ones I loved (Firefly/Cowboy Bebop) without being a carbon copy of them. Star Shepherd hits all those notes to me. It’s a fun, fast, character driven Space Western with a slowly growing cast you’ll come to love.
Do you have ambition or goal you want to achieve with your writing?
Probably the same as most authors and that’s to live a full-time writing lifestyle and the income to support a family one day. To write things that truly entertain people and bring them no end of joy like all the authors I look up to do with their works.
What do you like to do to ‘chill out?’
I game pretty heavily to detox from stress, have fun, and restore myself. Reading is an obvious one. I fully admit I need to find more hobbies to actively dive into to chill out . I’m not great with the whole resting things, often overworking and burning out. Ooops?
If you could spend the day hanging out with one of your characters, which one would it be and why?
From this novel it’d probably be Star Shepherd. He’s lived a well-traveled life, seen a lot, been through a lot, and he’s a nice dude. He’s learned a good deal about life and has way more wisdom to share than you’d expect. From any of my works? It’d then be Jonathan Hawthorne from The Books of Winter. Same reasons as for Star, only Jonathan has lived nearly 200 years and seen his entire world change in so many ways. He’s learned things that no person normally ever could. That’d be one heck of an interesting time and conversation.
Don’t forget to visit all the blogs and collect the 10 hidden words for your chance to win a $10 Amazon Gift Card.
Send your completed word list to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 19th – https://rrvirdi.com
Wednesday 20th –http://indiescififantasy.com
Thursday 21st – https://readcommendations.com
Friday 22nd – https://mmcquillen44.wixsite.com/themadhouse
Saturday 23rd – https://www.authorerikamszabo.com/my-thinking-board
Sunday 24th – https://rainne15.wordpress.com
Monday 25th – https://www.maryrwoldering.com
Tuesday 26th – https://karensbookbuzz.wordpress.com
Wednesday 27th – https://katerauner.wordpress.com/
Thursday 28th – https://celthric.com
Blog Hop Tour organized by Author Assist
Sponsored by Bolide Publishing Limited