Eric Teague is moments away from making history. Thanks to him, the world of gaming is about to experience technology like it has never seen before. When his new establishment, Against the Game, opens, playing video games will be a thing of the past.
At Against the Game, players experience the game as if it is real in a virtual reality. There is no TV, no console with wires and controllers. The game feels absolutely real. Kids get so much more than puppeteering cartoonish characters through a game of basketball. No matter the person’s health or physical ability, they will be the characters in a world without limits and they will experience what it is really like to compete as a pro ball player.
During test trials, kids called Against the Game “amazing,” “fantastic,” and “miraculous.” One kid declared it was the best experience of his life. Indeed, everyone knew it was going to be something big enough to alter the whole gaming industry. For Eric, it meant a long awaited dream come true.
But, all too soon, reality breaks into Eric’s moment when something goes terribly wrong. He and his best friend Lacey get trapped in the virtual reality of the supercomputer behind his establishment. It is definitely no longer just a game. The danger is real. The consequences are real. And, Eric and Lacey’s fight for survival is more than real.
To live, they must win, and to win, they must overcome the biggest challenge of all: to trust and to love.
Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
My current WIP has a deaf heroine. It’s turning into a real challenge to write. I have to keep going behind myself to make sure I don’t accidentally slip and have her hear anything. But, I do love a challenge! I’m enjoying it.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
Middle school. Writing helped me to stay sane during the teenage years. It was the only thing that really made me happy. I knew I had to keep it a priority in my life. It is my personal therapy.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
When I’m not writing, I’m reading! J I love to read a wide variety of genres and authors. I just finished Fear Nothing by Lisa Jackson. It was a phenomenal book, a truly psychological thriller.
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
I grew up at a camp resort. My parents managed it. I got to meet all kinds of people every summer and I had the best time! We had so many crazy and fun adventures, mostly using our imaginations. J
When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?
I will try anything and probably have tried most of everything. I love food! It’s really that simple, and that unhealthy. Lol
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
My kindle. When they first came out, I was sure I wouldn’t like it. I didn’t think I would ever enjoy reading from a screen. But, I’m addicted now. I love it, and I can’t live without it!
What is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate. When I really need a treat, I will go out for a banana split. Yum!
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Summer. I love everything about summer. I love that my son is out of school and we can spend time together. I love the heat. I love swimming and laying out. I love enjoying the outdoors. I just plain love it.
Destiny Booze is a romantic suspense/thriller author. Her writing career began as a community journalist. In May of 2009, she released her debut romantic suspense novel, Altered Beginnings. She currently resides in Botetourt County, Virginia with her husband, son, and house full of pets where she strives to be the best wife, mother, and writer she can be. Her family is always priority number one. Other things of great importance to her are her friends and her readers! Learn more at http://www.destinybooze.com.
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