Interview with Kurtis Rinas

What's the story behind your latest book?
'jOvian veiL' is actually a multifaceted project where the author's band (jOvian veiL) has written a track for each chapter of the book that expresses a mood, feeling or sentiment found within the chapter. 'jOvian veiL - Menticide' is the first novella (and EP Album) in a series that follows the created universe that is 'jOvian veiL'

'All wiLL bE ReveAled'
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was an avid reader from a young age (Hardy Boys and Choose your own adventure were my favorites). I wrote my first book in Grade 4, titled Mike P.I. (an obvious rip off from one of my favorite TV shows 'Magnum P.I.) and have always enjoyed the challenge of telling unique stories that captivate and mesmerize the reader.

"Life" happened and I didn't make time for reading and writing for several years but I have since re-discovered my passion and am super thrilled to be part of this cool new project (titled jOvian veiL) where I have written several Novella's (in a series) and my band writes Hardrock musical tracks for each chapter. It's such a unique project and it challenges me on several artistic fronts to explore my creative side. Super excited to showcase it to the world and embark on a journey together!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I like to devise a general "milestone" plan before I start writing. I tend to take more time during the initial stages of writing to ensure that the many angles of the story are established before I start writing but the thing I enjoy the most after coming up with the 'high level' game plan is the random and unique twists that arbitrarily guide the story... unpredictable ideas and thoughts that carve out a character or shape the plot. They're usually ideas that I never even considered during the planning stage and yet they just seem to come out of nowhere!!
What do your fans mean to you?
Well.. as of today, I don't have many "fans". My oldest daughter is probably my biggest fan and I just love her enthusiasm and optimistic attitude. She has pushed me to go beyond my comfort zone and to 'practice what I preach'. Often times I run my ideas past her while driving home from swim practice and she usually gives me another 10 ideas!!
What are you working on next?
'jOvian veiL - Sentient' (2nd book of the series) is already written and just needs to go through the final touches while continuing to finish the musical side of the project. Anticipated release in 2018 !!

I've just begun to write the 3rd installment of the series (loosely titled - Tale of the Guns)
Published 2017-10-16.
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Books by This Author

Jovian Veil - Sentient
Series: jOvian veiL. Price: Free! Words: 41,060. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
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Llaus finds himself buried within his subconscious, but he can’t ascertain whether he’s dead or caught in some type of meaningless purgatory. Driven by his will to live, he is fatefully used as a pawn in a sinister plan devised by the Lt. Commander. But chance does not define predestination, as he encounters something dreadful that shifts his perception and alters the course of their fate.
jOvian veiL - Menticide
Series: jOvian veiL. Price: Free! Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Llaus awakens from ‘vascular stasis sedation’ to unfamiliar surroundings and an inability to remember how he got there or who he is. But before he is able to discern his whereabouts or determine his identity he is unwillingly propelled into a world he never could have imagined and thrust into the middle of a deadly conflict between unimaginable powers.