Tuesday, June 23, 2015

BLOG TOUR [Interview + Giveaway] Scar of the Downers by Scott Keen

Scar of the Downers 
by Scott Keen 
Publication date: February 27th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


Branded on the slaves in the Northern Reaches beyond Ungstah, the scar marks each one as a Downer. It is who they are. There is no escaping this world. Still, strange things are stirring.
Two foreigners ride through the Northern Reaches on a secret mission. An unknown cloaked figure wanders the streets of the dark city of Ungstah. What they want no one can be sure, but it all centers around a Downer named Crik.
Crik, too scared to seek freedom, spends his days working in his master’s store, avoiding the spirit-eating Ash Kings, and scavenging food for himself and his best friend, Jak. Until he steals from the wrong person. When Jak is sold to satisfy the debt, Crik burns down his master’s house and is sentenced to death.
To survive, Crik and his friends must leave behind their life of slavery to do what no other Downer has ever done before – escape from the city of Ungstah.

    Favorite flavor of ice cream? 
I kind of have two favorites: cotton candy and cookies & cream.

Favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
I  like a big breakfast. I like eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, toast, grits, and coffee, with a side drink of orange juice.

Night owl, or early bird? 
I am definitely a night owl. That is when I find the time to wind down.

One food I would never eat? 
Any weird part from an animal.

Skittles or M&Ms? 
Definitely, Skittles. When I was younger, I ate all of my Easter candy within an hour or so, which was mostly chocolate… and then I threw it all up. Ever since then, I’ve been partial to fruit-flavored candy. I even wrote a letter to the Easter bunny asking it not to bring me chocolate anymore. I think my parents still have that letter.

What I wanted to be when I grew up? 
I  wanted to be a police officer, and ultimately a detective. In my first year of college I even majored in Criminal Justice.

One Million Dollars? 
A crossbow.

Print or Ebook? 
I love print. I will read an ebook if I have to.

What movie am I looking forward to? 
Star Wars: Episode VII

The one book I wish I had written is… 
The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Next to read… 
The Enemy by Charlie Higson

Any other books in the works? 
 I am currently working on book #2 to Scar of the Downers. I also have another book called The Cry of Kilhaven, which is in the editing phase.


Scott grew up in Black River, NY, the youngest of three children. While in law school, he realized he didn’t want to be a lawyer. So he did the practical thing – he became a writer. Now, many years later with an MFA in script and screenwriting, he is married with four daughters, two of whom he homeschools.

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Giselle said...

Thanks for being on the tour, Michelle! :)