Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke Talk About CHAOS STATION

chaos stationI’m interviewing co-authors Kelly Jensen and Jenn Burke over at USA Today Happily HEAEver After about Chaos Station, the first novel in their M/M science fiction romance series from Carina Press.

Here’s what they had to say about the website they created for the ongoing series:

Veronica: Can you tell us about your decision to do a Chaos Station website? How are readers reacting to it? (Note: here’s the url http://www.chaosstation.com/ )

Kelly: We wanted Chaos Station as a series to stand out. Also, because we have co-written the novels, we wanted one place to put everything related to the world of Chaos Station. Having website dedicated to the series has allowed us to post extra material, such as some of our world building, character portraits, and links to short stories and excerpts. We also have a newsletter.

Response to the site has been very positive! We’ve even had readers mention it in their reviews.

Jenn: I love having a single site to direct people to if they have questions about our world or our guys, or the upcoming books.

And here’s a snippet about the process they follow in writing novels together:

Jenn: As for the actual writing process, we use Microsoft Word and OneDrive, so everything is in one document and saved on the cloud (very, very important). We each write one point-of-view character—my character is Zed, hers is Felix—and we share the third POV character, Elias. We’ve learned we need to plot pretty extensively to make sure we both have a firm idea of where we’re going, which is a challenge for me because I tend to “pants” my way through writing, for the most part. And another essential thing—we talk constantly, so we know what we’re thinking and feeling about stuff. Oh, and egos are checked at the door. If one of us isn’t happy with a scene, we revisit it, no matter how much the other one likes it.

To read the entire interview and find out more about the book and the series, hop on over to the SciFi Encounters column at USAT/HEA!

The story:

“You’re not real. Felix Ingesson is dead.”

The war with the alien stin is over, but Felix Ingesson has given up on seeing his lover, Zander Anatolius, ever again. Zander’s military file is sealed tighter than an airlock. A former prisoner of war, Felix is attempting a much quieter life keeping his ship, the Chaos, aloft. He almost succeeds, until Zander walks on board and insists that Felix isn’t real.

A retired, broken super soldier, Zander is reeling from the aftereffects of his experimental training and wants nothing more than to disappear and wait for insanity to claim him. Then he sees footage of a friend and ally—a super soldier like him—murdering an entire security squad with her bare hands and a cold, dead look in her eyes. He never expected to find Felix, the man he’d thought dead for years, on the ship he hired to track her down.

Working with Felix to rescue his teammate is a dream come true…and a nightmare. Zander has no exit strategy that will leave Felix unscathed or his own heart unbroken.

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