Introducing fantasy author Shannon Pemrick and her book Experimental Heart: Pieces:
“…Do you know what it’s like to kill without regret?”
Eira only knew one thing in life. To kill. Designed to be an emotionless killing machine of war she had no desire to be a puppet of another’s master plan. Escape was the only option. A normal, free life was the only goal. Labeled as a failure, she took the opportunity to run and was hunted.
“…Do you know what it’s like to kill without being able to feel?”
Now given a second chance at life thanks to a mysterious dragon, Eira is forced to make a crucial decision. Accept his help to gain her desired freedom or keep running with an eye over her shoulder.
“…Do you know what it’s like to live in hell?”
But, can she really trust him?
“…Didn’t think so…”
Interview with Eira Rysrin, the main character in Experimental Heart: PIeces:
1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
My Name is Eira Rysrin. My surname has no meaning as it’s rare for we Nu Humans to have them anymore. My main name means peace, and while many believe it’s fitting, someone with my past, doesn’t deserve such a name.
2. How old are you?
I’m eighty-five but due to the extended lives we have as Nu Humans, when we reach adulthood our bodies stop aging as quickly as a regualar human’s, so I only appear to be about twenty-seven.
3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?
Being a Nu Human of creation and not birth, most of us don’t have family to speak of. I’m one of the few exceptions. I have a mother, aunt, uncle, and son. We are all created artificially, though my uncle and son are now the only ones alive. I cared deeply for my family and I don’t dislike much about them. I can only say I wish they were harder on me during certain situations and I wish my son was better at listening. He’d get into trouble less often and it’d keep him farther away from the possibility of being terminated.
4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?
…W-we won’t talk about that…
5. What is your occupation?
I was created for the purpose of war and was trained as an assassin. When I escaped, I stumbled upon a shaman village and was trained in their ways since I was already a fire elementalist and had connections with the spiritual plane. Now I’m back in the city where I was created and I’m a battle leader for a team of rebels. Our goal is to liberate not only the city but all of Lumaraeon from his tyrannical rule.
6. What are your best and worst qualities?
I’m fiercely loyal to my friends and comrades and would willingly give my life to save them. But…I don’t value my life as much as others wish I did due to my past and my current…problems…
7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?
I don’t believe in such things. But if I did…loyalty would be what I’m looking for…And maybe some passion… To you those qualities may be something that seems like a no brainer, but in the world I live in…the life I’ve had…it’s not.
8. What is your favorite thing to do?
When I was out of the city I liked to head out into the wilderness and spend my time listening and watching. It was peaceful. Now that I’m back in the city I like to spend my time at the park or alone somewhere so I can relax and be away from people.
9. What is your greatest fear?
I don’t fear anything. Such a weak emotion wasn’t designed into my brain. But I’d hate to see Zarda win this war and take over Lumaraeon. I’d also greatly hate to see someone turn on me since I don’t open myself to trust very often.
10. What is your most treasured possession?
A hair clip I wear almost always. It may seem silly to some but it was given to me by my mother. It’s also made of emerald.
About the author:
Shannon Pemrick was born in 1991 in a small city in the Southwestern corner of New Hampshire where she was raised with her younger sister. Thanks to her limitless imagination, she spent most of her days daydreaming about the impossible in hopes it could one day be possible. This imagination sparked a love of the arts that eventually lead her down the road to writing where she discovered her first book idea.
Shannon currently lives in her home town with her Fiancée, three cats, and species confused dog. Experimental Heart: Pieces is her first published book and the first in the Experimental Heart series.