Interview with Colby R. Rice

Who are your favorite authors?
Definitely J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, SD Perry, SM Reine, Dashiell Hammett, and Raymond Chandler. All of these authors have heavily influenced my perspective and writing style, for sure! Still, I have to admit, I'm sort of an SD Perry fan girl. Her writing is phenomenal, and has been the most major influence in my writing. When I read her Resident Evil novelization series, I KNEW I'd found my writing voice. :-)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Food. Lol! And writing, of course, but that's always a little harder and not always immediately gratifying, depending on what I have to do. Asses and elbows, though, am I right? It's the only way more writing ever gets done! :-)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Oooh, I LOVE to cook. I enjoy flambé-ing things, though I rarely have the time for that nowadays. I really love spending time with my daughter and my fiancé, and I love to read too! But the death of me? Good television. I'm an avid Scandal fan (go Gladiators), and I also love Better Call Saul, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and way more than I can count! (Did I mention I love reality TV? YES, I SAID IT!) I also spend time writing (for tv, movies, and video games) and gaming on my Xbox. Franchise favorites include Tomb Raider, Grand Theft Auto, and Assassin's Creed.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By word of mouth and recommendations by other authors I love! When I have the chance, I read pretty widely too, not just in my genre. I admit: it's hard to get me amped up for romance, BUT I'm a big fan of J.A. Huss and Marie Hall... trying to give more romance a chance! And I always put indie authors first... gotta give my peeps their props!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
OMG, yes! And I'm actually revamping it into something a little more sensible now! The first story I wrote was about 4 orphaned girls and a magical mailbox that took them to magical foreign lands. It was awesome, and I loved (love) it. The idea is the foundation of a series I'm working on (slowly) now, and hopefully I can marshal all my former ideas into a story that makes some sense, lol!
What is your writing process?
Asses and elbows. But I'm not the best at getting up and just doing the "write" thing, specifically because I have SO many ideas that I want to get out at once! I'm working on it, though. A big thing for me, though, is to READ, RESEARCH, and LIVE LIFE. That's where all my ideas come from!
Published 2015-04-06.
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Books by This Author

The Final Page: The Second Book of Ezekiel, Volumes I-V
Series: The Books of Ezekiel OMNIBUS. Pre-release—available May 7, 2018. Price: $9.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
BEHOLD... THE RACE TOWARDS BEING THE GREATER OF TWO EVILS. After a political firestorm left her city in ruins, illegal Alchemist and Civilian gunrunner Zeika Anon has chosen to walk the side of darkness. This five-book bundle completes the entire second arc of Zeika's journey into darkness.
The Last Descent
Series: The Books of Ezekiel. Pre-release—available May 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
SOMETIMES, THE FINAL FIGHT IS THE ONLY FIGHT THAT MATTERS. In a Pyrric victory against Faust, Ezekiel has barely made it out of his lair alive. Most of the people she loves are dead, her House has been rendered barren, and she has returned to Koa to find most of the soldiers and comrades murdered, due to one of Faust's moles... one she'd failed to see the entire time...
Chase the Devil
Series: The Books of Ezekiel. Pre-release—available May 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT DEATH? HOW TO MAKE IT... SING?" In a deadly joust over the House of Death, a renowned serial killer, Azure hunter, and powerful Alchemist-- known only to the world as Faust-- has successfully led Ezekiel into a deadly trap. Eager to show her the true meaning of Death, he introduces her to her worst nightmare and his greatest fantasy: a never-ending labyrinth of blood...
Blood & Ink
Series: The Books of Ezekiel. Pre-release—available May 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"BLOOD AND INK ARE THE ONLY LEGACIES THAT MATTER, DETECTIVE." Ezekiel has survived The Iron Maiden and has become the Ghost of Legend, a soldier that has free movement and dominion over herself inside of the Knights of Almaut. But there's another right that Zeika has earned: the right to challenge Adrik Thayne directly for his spot as Wraith, the top dog and leader of the Ghosts of Koa...
The Iron Maiden
Series: The Books of Ezekiel. Pre-release—available May 7, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
ONE WAR WAGED. TWO SOULS DAMNED. THREE WEEKS TO ANNIHILATION. The war has begun. The world that Zeika has always known, decimated. After a political firestorm left her city in ruins, illegal Alchemist and Civilian gunrunner Zeika Anon has chosen to walk the side of darkness. She has joined the terrorist Civilian insurgency, KOA: The Knights of Almaut. The final front...
The Taken
Series: The Books of Ezekiel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,070. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
THEY STOLE HER LIFE, BUT THEY CAN'T STEAL HER ESCAPE… If Zeika didn't know she was screwed before, she definitely knows now. Between the Azures, Koa, Sal Morgan, and the delightful demonic “newcomers” to her Demesne, Zeika finds herself pinned, enemies on all sides. And yet a hidden route, one only she can take, may be the only way to escape the insanity and death that awaits her at every turn...
The Given
Series: The Books of Ezekiel, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
WELCOME TO THE ALCHEMIC APARTHEID... For over one hundred years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And nothing stands between Civilians and extinction. Nothing except sixteen-year-old Zeika Anon.
Ghosts of Koa: The First Book of Ezekiel, Volumes I and II
Series: The Books of Ezekiel OMNIBUS. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 164,510. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
For over one hundred years the Civic Order and the Alchemic Order have held a shaky truce, peppered by violence and mistrust. But when Koa, a Civilian-born insurgency, bombs an Alchemist summit, the truce is shattered. Now, Koa is rising. War is coming. And all sixteen-year-old Zeika Anon can do is keep moving as she watches the lords of alchemy slowly overtake her home...