Of Cinder and Bone
By Kyoko M
Genre: SciFi Thriller, Fantasy
After centuries of being the most dangerous predators on the planet, dragons were hunted to extinction. That is, until Dr. Rhett “Jack” Jackson and Dr. Kamala Anjali cracked the code to bring them back. Through their research at MIT, they resurrected the first dragon anyone has seen alive since the 15th century. There’s just one problem.
Someone stole it.
Caught between two ruthless yakuza clans who want to clone the dragon, Jack and Kamala brave the dangerous streets of Tokyo to steal their dragon back in a race against time before the world is taken over by mutated, bloodthirsty monsters that will raze it to ashes.
Of Cinder and Bone is an all-new sci-fi thriller from the author of the Amazon bestselling Black Parade novels. Don’t miss out on this explosive first-in-series!
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What is something unique/quirky about you?
I was traumatized by Jurassic Park as a kid and I still have nightmares about velociraptors breaking into my room and tearing me to pieces.
Tell us something really interesting that happened to you!
I hugged Captain America! As in Chris Evans! I attended New Orleans Comic Con in January 2017 and got a photo op with him and it was genuinely the greatest fifteen seconds of my entire life.
What are some of your pet peeves?
Rude, lazy, or discourteous customers. I've unfortunately been stuck working retail as a day job to support my writing and now I have an intense dislike for retail customers. Especially ones who either waste your time or explode on you for petty or idiotic reasons.
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
In no particular order, my favorite books are:
-Mr. Maybe by Jane Green
-Inheritance by Devin Grayson
-Helltown by Dennis O'Neill
-Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
-Earthrise by M.C.A Hogarth
-Paradise Lost by John Milton
-The Iliad and the Odyssey by Homer
-Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
-Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
-Metamorphoses by Ovid
In no particular order, my favorite authors are:
What inspired you to write this book?
I was inspired to write Of Cinder and Bone by a very weird thing, actually: the 2002 film 'Reign of Fire' starring Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey. It sounds bizarre considering that movie is aggressively awful, but the idea that it spawned is that not too many people write about dragons from an apocalyptic sci-fi view. I found myself in love with the idea of dragons being real animals that fit into modern day and so I found a way to bring them to life with realistic scientific methods and then decided to sort of study the idea of man vs. nature vs. God, much like what was briefly explored in the Jurassic Park film.
What can we expect from you in the future?
My future is planned out through about 2018 as of right now. The next book in the Of Cinder and Bone series, Of Blood and Ashes, will drop later this year, probably in the fall, but possibly in the summer if I finish it fast enough. I am also penning a novella for The Black Parade series that is going to premiere exclusively in an upcoming boxed set with other fantasy authors, but once the set is gone, I will publish it alongside the other four books in the series. After that, I'll be writing the third book in the Of Cinder and Bone series and then see where I'd like to go from there for beyond 2018. I have an entire library's worth of ideas, so it really just depends on what my fancy is at the time.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
As I mentioned before, the upcoming novella for The Black Parade series is precisely that: a side story that occurs between the second and third novels of the series. I also have another short story for one of the side characters in The Holy Dark, but I haven't decided if I will fully pursue it since it's just a short story rather than a novella. I've put it on the back burner for now, but if I pick it up and apply full attention to it, then I may actually release another set of short stories told by side characters.
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in a metro-Atlanta city called Riverdale, but trust me, it has no relation to Riverdale from the Archie comics. It's honestly no longer a nice place to live, but it was while I was a kid. My mother's side of the family still lives there, and so I always visit during the year.
Kyoko M is an author, a fangirl, and an avid book reader. Her debut novel, The Black Parade, has been on Amazon's Bestseller List at #5 in the Occult Horror category. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Lit degree from the University of Georgia, which gave her every valid excuse to devour book after book with a concentration in Greek mythology and Christian mythology. When not working feverishly on a manuscript (or two), she can be found buried under her Dashboard on Tumblr, or chatting with fellow nerds on Twitter, or curled up with a good Harry Dresden novel on a warm central Florida night. Like any author, she wants nothing more than to contribute something great to the best profession in the world, no matter how small.