Character Interview: DiSemblance by Shanae Branham (Blog Tour)

Posted May 31st, 2013 in Blog Tour / 10 comments

Welcome to the DiSemblance Blog Tour. DiSemblance by Shanae Branham is a Sci-Fi/Paranormal Thriller. The author has provided us with an interesting character interview for our viewing pleasure. I hope you enjoy.

Shanae Branham

Genre:  Techno-thriller
Subgenres: Sci-fi, suspense, mystery, paranormal
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Jason Tanner lives between two worlds. Problem is, only one is real.

As a computer prodigy, Jason has spent his life with limited social contact due to his father’s secretive work on a hologram machine that can create digital immortality. When his father is murdered and framed as the Comfort Killer, Jason is targeted as the killer’s new fall guy. Having spent much of his youth living in the virtual world his father created, he must now go on the run if he is going to save himself, his brother, and the beautiful girl next door.

An exciting, action-packed ride to a future happening today, Shanae Branham’s modern techno thriller is the perfect exhilarating adrenaline rush for a technosavvy generation. Expertly weaving cutting-edge technology with almost unbearable suspense, she crafts a wild, white-knuckled thriller that pushes the boundaries of science. Full of intensity and extraordinary vision, DiSemblance attacks the senses as it challenges the mind and imagination.

Character Interview with Detective Bruce Durante

1. Would you call yourself obsessive when it comes to your work?

Bruce answers, “I am focused. Anyone who says otherwise doesn’t understand what it takes to get the job done.”

Sheffield put down the surgical knife he was holding….. Taking Bruce by the shoulders, he gently pushed his stepbrother toward the door. “It’s late, little brother. Go home. Get some rest.”

…. “It’s the middle of the afternoon.”

“But you haven’t slept more than three hours since that girl’s body was found two days ago.” (DiSemblance, page 12)


2. Why can’t you let go of the Comfort Killer case?

Bruce answers, “Someone has to make this world a safer place.”

Suddenly, she exploded. “What have you done?” The horror in her voice was thick. “You’ll be suspended. There’ll be a trial. You’ll go to jail, and I’ll be an accomplice!” (DiSemblance, page 167)


3. When did you know Jason meant more to you than the other Comfort Killer victims?

Bruce answers, “When I saw his pain.”

“You couldn’t have seen your dad,” Bruce said coolly as he turned back around in his seat and slapped the steering wheel in an effort to keep his cool…. Bruce looked at Jason through the rearview mirror. “I just need you to answer a few questions….” (DiSemblance, page 160)

Author Bio

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.

I was born and raised in a small town in Idaho. I am the second out of six children. When I was in my early 20’s my mother was killed by a drunk driver. This one incident drastically changed my life. I have always had a passion for reading and writing fiction. Owing to a life long struggle with Dyslexia, early teachers discouraged me from pursuing a career in writing.

As I have spent over twenty years wrestling with my language disabilities-turning them into professional writing skills, God has honed my insatiable passion into an incredible vision.

My Christian upbringing has instilled within me the belief that “…with God nothing shall be impossible” (Luke 1:37). This has sustained me through the hard times. Because of my language disability, I have had to learn the structure of the English language like other people learn math – building block upon building block.

I am grateful for this experience because it developed in me a skill and love for diagramming sentences, which unfortunately is becoming a lost art.

I want my life to be a living testament that with God’s help anyone can achieve their worthwhile dreams. What God requires is the humility to change, a childlike teach-ability to learn, and the patience and persistence to practice and work until their weaknesses are transformed into strengths.

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10 Responses to “Character Interview: DiSemblance by Shanae Branham (Blog Tour)”

  1. Elisa

    Oooh, this sounds completely different (at least from what I have read!) Cool concept and the teasers are fantastic.

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    I really like this! The look into the character through the interview as well as the small excerpts is really fun. He sounds pretty hard-core workaholic and intense. Thank you very much for sharing 😀 Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

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