Sunday, January 19, 2020

Blog Tour ~ Seneca Element - The Seneca Society by Rayya Deeb

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Seneca Element by Rayya Deeb. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 6 till 19 January. See the tour schedule here.

Seneca ElementSeneca Element (The Seneca Society #2)

By Rayya Deeb

Genre: Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: December 12, 2019


If you knew

that creating singularity

between your mind and machine

would open Pandora’s Box

would you do it?

Not even teen math-genius, Doro Campbell, could have known what she was getting herself into when she made the choice to get an implant connecting her brain to her computer. But when she finds her own existence at the center of a fight for power that runs deep inside the near-future, secret society that is Seneca, Doro realizes her mind may no longer be under her own jurisdiction.

In this breakneck race to find her dad and save the planet, Doro must choose between trusting her inner self or technology. Amidst the perils of a brutal technological warfare, and navigating the ups and downs of her first love, can Doro find the way to save herself… and the fate of the world?

You can find Seneca Element on Goodreads

You can buy Seneca Element here on Amazon

First book in the series:

Seneca Rebel

Seneca Rebel by Rayya Deeb

“What if your one chance to change the world means you have to leave everything you love behind?”

You can find Seneca Rebel here:

- Goodreads

- Amazon

- B&N

Rayya DeebAbout the Author:

Rayya Deeb is a Virginia Tech Hokie, born in London, England and raised in Northern Virginia. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two daughters. Rayya has worked in television production and film development, but her true passion is writing. She has spent over a decade screenwriting, collaborating with some seriously incredible, world-renowned directors, actors and top-notch producers. In 2016 her debut novel, Seneca Rebel (ATM Publishing/No Mimes Media), was published. Her latest, Seneca Element (12/12/19 - Mediology/No Mimes Media), is the second book in The Seneca Society series. Rayya loves L.A. street tacos, 90's hip-hop, obscure Alan Watts lectures, exploring the globe, painting, and breaking bread with family & friends. She spends an absurd amount of time thinking about all things culinary, but considers it well worth it.

You can find and contact Rayya Deeb here:

- Series website

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Instagram

- Goodreads

- Amazon

Guest Post

What is your writing process like?

If I had to sum my writing process up in one word, I would call it, “fluid.” I research every single day. From the absorption of life around me to listening to podcasts while I am on the StairMaster or as I fold laundry, I try to expand my mind on the topics I write about as well as continuing to grow a deeper understanding for people. When I find myself stumped, I don’t allow the creativity to come to a standstill, otherwise I get the blues. I fill that space with culinary exploration while listening to music until the time comes that the words are ready to flow again. I don’t force it, but I do try to be proactive by filling my head and heart with that which inspires me. When inspiration hits, I embrace it whole-heartedly. If I have an idea for a character or a scene, I will stop in my tracks to put notes on my phone. I outline like crazy and try to break a story in sections while continuously wrapping my head around the big picture. Little story breaks feel like massive wins. I live for them.

At the moment I write in a program called Scrivener. It is great for manuscript organization and being able to jump around a lengthy document. I used to write at night, but now I prefer morning, when my mind is fresh and spongy and has just woken from that separate state that I hope to pull from as well as the waking one. I love to write in total silence or with the sound of chirping birds. It rains very little here in Southern California, so when it does, I will clear my schedule to write with the raindrops as my soundtrack. I usually tinker with the stuff I wrote last until I get the gusto to drop some new stuff on a clean white page. In these blocks of time, I find myself getting up to move around, eat, clean and bounce thoughts around then go back to the page. Sometimes I am compelled to dive right in and get it all out without stopping to think or edit a thing. I go with the flow, and when the dam breaks and the river of words rages, it feels darn good. I lose a sense of time and feel like something outside of me has influenced my writing just as much as my own mind, if not more. There is no measure for that. And then I edit until I am blue in the face. I take notes from others who have a depth of understanding of both the world(s) I have created and grammar. I am deeply grateful for them and also my ability to express myself in this art form. It is my hope that in some way my work contributes something positive to others and that I will also inspire my daughters to follow their hearts and believe in themselves.


There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Seneca Element. These are the prizes you can win:

ONE winner wins paperbacks of both book one and two, Seneca Rebel & Seneca Element (US Only)

10 winners will win e-book versions of Seneca Rebel AND Seneca Element (INT)

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