Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: Human Instincts by Ioana Visan

Welcome to Author Ioana Visan

Ioana Visan has always dreamed about reaching the stars, but since she can’t, she writes about it. Her stories have been published in several Romanian anthologies and magazines. Her English debut came with the short story “Unhinged Reality” published by Every Day Fiction. “Human Instincts” is her first novella in English and she also has a story included in the upcoming “Evolution 2” anthology published by Evolved Publishing. She is currently working on a fantasy trilogy.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future. You can learn about the past from books, but you can never be sure about the future.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Not three things, three people: a cook, a maid, and a carpenter.

What is one book everyone should read?
There is no such thing.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My late grandfather who I never met.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Cake. Preferably homemade.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Human Instincts is an apocalyptic novella who will take you on a wild ride to a gritty world full of dangers, but also with a bit of hope.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
I’m working on a were-creatures story collection and a vampire novella to keep my readers happy until my fantasy trilogy is ready.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Being invited to participate to various writing projects by people whom I respect.
What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
Any big hardcover book that I could keep my drawings in.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A circus gymnast. I liked the sparkling outfits.

How did you know you should become an author?
I didn’t, I just liked to write, and then it sort of happened.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Almost every story has at least one character that has a piece of me.
How do you react to a bad review?
I don’t.

Which authors have influenced you most how?
Science fiction classics I’ve read as a child.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
“What No One Knew” or “The Secret Behind The Veil”

Human Instincts: An Apocalyptic Novella

Dr. Deanna Nichols is a geneticist searching for a cure to save the world. After the war nearly destroyed it by releasing an aggressive virus, it was the vaccine that killed the humanity’s chances for progress and survival. Deanna feels guilty because she has participated in creating the vaccine, and General Mackenzie never lets her forget that.
Their luck changes when they are contacted by the convicts held in a secret military prison hidden in the arctic desert. The C deviance criminals are willing to negotiate and provide unaffected DNA samples in exchange for supplies and a visit paid by the doctor herself. Suddenly there’s hope, so Deanna embarks on a dangerous journey to a grittier reality than she had expected. 
Could a woman alone save the world?

Giveaway Details
Ebook copy of Human Instincts
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