Sunday, April 8, 2012

LM Preston - Explorer X-Beta - Author Interview

Author Interview

1. Who is the plot based around?

In Explorer X-Beta the plot is focused on the main character's, Aadi's struggle to stay true to the promise he made to himself - that he wouldn't become the monster he was created to be. But his biggest enemy is his body and the urges that the alien DNA within him won't let him forget.

2. What is the main idea of the plot?
The plot explores a young person's ability to fight against their genetics, their environment and even themselves to stay true to themselves to be in control of their outcome and to accept themselves in spite of it.

3. When does the plot take place?
The plot takes place in the future about 100 years beyond our current time and place.

4. Where does the plot take place?
The story takes place on a faraway planet in a distant galaxy. A planet of pure ice, with illuminated frozen surfaces and barbaric creatures.

5. Why did the plot develop the way it did?
This is the second book in my Explorer X series which is based on eight kids who were genetically altered to morph into the species of any planet then conquer them.

6. How did you come up with the idea for the plot?
The idea for the Explorer X series came out of a bet from my husband to create a sci-fi story for our son. Which was fed by my technical background and youthful spirit.

About the Book

Barely escaping their captors, Aadi and Eirena are determined to save their dying friend. After their final confrontation with the species that tortured them, they've changed-unfortunately, not for the better. The changes caused by a terrible experiment force Aadi to accept the possibility that he may never be fit to go home, and that holding onto his sanity, or leading his friends to safety will end in failure and may rip his friendship with Eirena apart, forever. Time is slipping away and the possibility of losing his friend is not an option, but the foe that awaits them may be worse than the one they left.

Genre: Middle Grade Science Fiction
Pages: 268
Release: April 1, 2012
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Formats: Paperback, ebook
Price: $11.99 paperback, $0.99 ebook
Buy Links: Amazon, Kindle

About the Author

LM Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge, she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a techie and educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction with the encouragement of her husband, who was a Sci-Fi buff, and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha, was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.

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Tour Schedule
April 8th: Mariah @ A Readers Adventure
8th: The Plot Thickens (Interview Only)
9th: Angie @ My Four Monkeys
10th: Glenda @ Book Reader's Heaven
11th: Krystal @ Live To Read
12th: Nicole @ Purple Peguin Reviews
13th: Shelia @ Shelia Deeth
16th: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my! (Guest Post Only)
17th: Dee @ Book Zone


  1. Thanks for being a part of this blog tour!

  2. So happy you are hosting me at my blog tour~thanks everyone for dropping in. ~LM Preston