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Blurb

Johann Andreas IV is a rich loser who has a raw deal in life. 
He is handsome, yet with a poor self-image, clever, but still uneducated, and despite being the heir apparent in his grandfather’s will, he’s about to be thrown out with nothing.
In the underground colony of his birth, two things matter the most to its denizens: a name, which will guarantee his wealth and status, and a designated branding tattoo, the only thing allowing Colony-Dwellers to live safely underground.
Johann has one year to secure both.
His grandfather’s unexpected passing has propelled Johann to the foreground of his family. He must learn the family business within the year. He’s up to the challenge but one thing stands in his way; his mother has plans of her own…and they don’t include him.


About the Author 
   Ashlyn Forge has called four different continents home, America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Having spent most of her childhood staying out of trouble in upstate New York, she now lives in Japan.She is currently working on her “Toys and Soldiers” series, which is set in a Sci-Fi Fantasy underground world.he books of the series are released out of order with the debut (book 1) “In Liam’s Wake” and “From Johann to Tannnenbaum” released in 2013. Book 2: “Beyond Riley’s Slumber” as well as “The Stuff of Dreams” and “Erosions” are slated for publication in 2014.


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Author Interview

1: what's your favorite restaurant?
Sushi




2: what's your favorite room to decorate?
Bedroom



3:if one song could be the soundtrack to your life, what would it be?
"She's a maniac..."



4: Marilyn , Audrey, or Jackie?
Marilyn



5: if money were no object, what's one thing you'd buy?
Male whores...seriously...



6: best coffee table book?
Fair and Tender Ladies



7: what's your favorite way to spend lazy Sundays?
Writing



8: where do you look for an obscure source of inspiration?
Housework


Rapid Fire

Favorite color?
gray


Movie?
Enemy Mine


Actor?
Johnn Depp

Actress?
Johnn Depp


Abs or buns (lol)?
abs


   

Character Interview

Character Interview

Johann- or should we call you Jan?
- Johann is fine, thanks.


What was your first impression of Tan? I personally thought he was big and scary :o

((only to find out he was a big ole teddy bear))
- Well, I guess he was okay, at first glance I mean. He's a little on the quiet side, though.


I have to ask, how did it truly feel to be the only one in your grandfathers good graces?
- I never really thought about it. Grandfather was a saint. I think if others would be big enough to acknowledge that, then he might have considered someone else for the title, i.e. my brother or something. But I never lost faith in him, so he trusted me.

Why do you think your mother despised you at such a young age? Surely she couldn't hold that much anger towards a toddler? You were so young.
- Well, to be fair, my mother does have...issues to work through. And I don't think she truly despises me. I mean, she said as much.


How do you really feel towards your younger brother? He seems like he could have gotten away with murder to me. How did that make you feel?
- Dom is just a bit crass sometimes, but he's just young. He's not really good at anything, realy, so it's nice that he doesn't get a hard time. At least one of us gets treated well, and that's always good.


What is your favorite moment with Tan?
- The first time he caught on fire. :-)



 

Tan
Did you feel an instant connection with him when you saw Johann?
- Well...less of a connection and more of a force...pushing against us.


Why didn't you tell him about his grandfather?
- That's not really my place. Johann has his own views and they aren't ones that anyone has the right to take away. He'll see it when he's ready to see it.


What do you think the future holds for you both? ((am I allowed to ask that?? :)
- Well, we'll be showing up now and then. Especially with Johann's new job; he's not going anywhere. And I'm never far behind.

and last but not least? What is YOUR favorite moment with Johann?
- When he set me on fire. :-)



Stephanie's Review


This story to me is about personal exploration and growth, no matter what walk of life you come from. 
Johann, raised in "the belly" of the colony as a nobleman has to learn to grow and become self sufficient and realize just because it is hard, doesn't mean it isn't worth it. 
The growing that Tanner needs is learning to accept help and communication. 
Through this story, Johann did nothing but royally piss me off with his horrible decisions. I almost had to stop reading at a point, he majorly upset me.... UNTIL I learned the reasons behind his issues and insecurities... 
If you like sci-fi style angsty drama stories with an HEA, then this book is for you!

I give it 3 1/2 stars 

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