Jason Tanner’s life has always been different from the ordinary citizen’s. It started when he was an infant and his parents were only teenagers. A computer science prodigy, Lloyd attended MIT but left a pariah in the eyes of the school’s dean—but a computer physics genius in the eyes of his primary investor. Then his theories and ideas created a holographic machine and their world shrunk as contact with the outside world became less and less frequent. A computer prodigy now himself, Jason is about to learn that the world never waits for you if you have the ability to change it: it will come for you.
Detective Bruce Durante has been handed the case of the Comfort Killer, a serial killer so named because he appears to abduct terminally ill patients before returning their corpses to their families in refrigerated coffins. When he picks up the trail, it leads straight to the home of Lloyd Tanner.
Jason has been living life through the world of Lloyd’s invention and wishing he could carry on a relationship with Boston, the beautiful girl next door. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, he is brought back to reality in a hurry. He is forced to destroy all of the planted evidence—and finds he is being targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. But the secrets of his father’s invention run deep and Jason, his brother Isaac,Boston, the Comfort Killer, and Detective Durante hurtle towards one another on a deadly collision course that leaves everyone’s life hanging in the balance.
Author Shanae Branham
I am a professional writer with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a minor in grammar. I have also attended several years of classes and workshops in screenplay writing at the Los Angeles Screenplay writer’s Expo.
I love suspense thrillers and am a master at plot and character development. I enjoy stories with happy endings. I promise all my readers that when they put one of my books down or walk away from one of my movies, they will be enthused with excitement and joy. This does not mean there will not be some sad parts, because you have to feel the bitter in order to understand the sweet. In fact, I have struggled with Dyslexia my whole life, so you can imagine how overjoyed I was when DiSemblance won a Silver metal in the fantasy/science fiction category at the eLit awards in 2012.
1. If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go back into the past.
2. If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My laptop, husband, and chocolate
3. If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
I would want to meet my mother.
4. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate chip mint
5. Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
DiSemblance is a fast-paced, thrilling adventure.
6. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I am writing a sequel to DiSemblance called Boston’s Quest.
The external drive with the information for building another hologram machine is stolen and sold on the black market. Now someone has hooked it up to the internet and is forcing kidnapped victims to fight for their lives inside an online computer game. Join Jason, Boston, and Bruce as they are sucked into another life and death struggle.
7. How do you react to a bad review?
I seriously consider what the reviewer has said. If there is wisdom in their words, I use it to help improve my writing. Otherwise, I dismiss it as their personal opinion. Everyone is entitled to their personal opinion.
8. If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
Chocolate – because I have a hard time eating it in moderation.
9. Do you prefer to write in silence or with music?
I prefer to write listening to music that sets the emotional mood of the story I am currently working.
10. Scariest moment?
My scariest moment was being in the Russian Far East with a six month old baby, unable to speak the language, without my passport or money as I watched Russian officers haul my husband away at gunpoint.
Twenty-one years ago during the end of the Cold War, I followed my husband to Eastern Russia for his internship for his business master’s degree program. One day in Nahodka, we were driving around with another Russian couple looking at the scenery. We stopped to take a picture of a bridge without realizing that it was a strategic military point. The guards on the guard tower near us started shooting at our car. My husband and his Russian friends were forced out of the car and taken away at gunpoint. Luckily they returned forty-five minutes later. That forty-five minutes was the scariest minutes of my life.
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