Interview & Excerpt – C. Rose and “Posh Bytes”

Interview & Excerpt – C. Rose and “Posh Bytes”

I mentioned a great new author the other day – C. Rose, author of the debut science fiction novel POSH BYTES: BeautyWorld Tales of Whimsey & Woe.  She’s back this morning, with an excerpt and an interview – and another chance to enter her giveaway and win some fantastic prizes!


FALL INTO POSH BYTES, WHERE EVERYONE IS BEAUTIFUL… In a universe where anyone can choose to be beautiful, who really is? Appearances can be deceiving, and usually are. When reality is shaped by illusion, anything can happen. Science and art converge in the luxe glamor of BeautyWorld. These loosely connected Tales of Whimsey and Woe explore the concept of perceived beauty, and how the lives and loves of Posh Bytes‘ colorful characters are affected for the better or worse because of it. In a world where everyone appears to be perfect, what can possibly go wrong?

The book is available now on Amazon, both on Kindle and in paperback.  And it’s free for you if you’re a subscriber to Kindle Unlimited!

Here’s our interview with the author:

Who is your favorite author?

Lois McMaster Bujold. I find her works ironic, funny, imaginative, and strongly character driven. Her Vorkosigan series are my all-time favorites.

How do you describe your writing style?

Descriptive and verbose. Except for this moment 🙂

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

You should read my book because you’ll have a lot of fun. I wrote the kinds of stories I personally like – ones that entertain.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

Probably Lavender. I also have quite a bit of Beetle, the curmudgeon-esque mortician, in me. My dark alter-ego, of course, is Valerian. Not in real life, though.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?

Probably Valerian. I’ve always wanted to be a little bit naughty.

What books have most influenced your life?

Any of the short stories or novels of Nikolai Gogol. He’s the man. He had an imagination second to none. He also completely understood human nature.

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why?

Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I would change the ending. Anna would not commit suicide. Instead, Anna would be the one to throw her dead-beat, leacherous lover, Vronsky, in front of that moving train!

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

Monkees, of course. Life is short; it’s better to plug into something whimsical that just makes you smile.

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Renee Zellweger. We’re both short, blond, similar frame, and most importantly, from Texas!



And here’s an exclusive excerpt from POSH BYTES:

Shark’s legs were numb. If he stayed crouched in Silver’s closet much longer, he wouldn’t be able to make a quick exit. He briefly considered ditching his gains, but the pay on this particular job was too tempting. 50,000 marks per garment was worth the risk of getting caught.

The sound of sultry, feminine singing brought him back to the present moment. Silver had a fantastic voice; there was no denying her talent. Shark was intrigued despite his current predicament. When he heard her turn on the shower, he was overwhelmed by a sudden desire to look upon her wavy, starlight tresses set against lustrous ebony skin. If that was her real appearance. With the wide array of beauty programming, there was no way to know what the real Silver looked like. A doctor would have to completely disable his neural implant link before he could find out. He certainly couldn’t undergo that procedure just now. I’ve got to get out of here.

Shark tightened the strap on his body pack containing the few select items from Silver’s dirty clothes hamper. Standing up was difficult. Hundreds of pins-and-needles signaled the objection raised by his muscles. He cracked the closet door, taking a tentative step into her bedroom.

Steam billowed from an open bathroom. Shark caught a glimpse of a gorgeous nude black figure through the glass shower stall. He gasped aloud, despite his seasoned years of thieving. Silver did not disappoint. Even without her sensory bodysuit and beauty programming, she was a curvaceous, lithe, moonlight goddess. Shark couldn’t help but be captivated by her natural loveliness.

“Is someone there?”

Shark froze. He wasn’t sure if his heart would stop beating or explode, but some unidentifiable cardiovascular phenomenon was taking place. If it hadn’t been for the voluminous plumes of steam, Silver certainly would’ve spotted him. Shark prized his reputation for never having been caught…yet. He wasn’t about to break that winning streak today. Not even if all I want to do is climb in that shower with her.

And be sure to enter her giveaway, RIGHT HERE! 

You can win a signed paperback copy of her book, as well as limited-edition Star Wars makeup from Covergirl.  So click the link above and enter now!

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