Exclusive Character Interview The McKenzie Files


Hi everyone. while our McKenzie Files Book blog tour is going on I thought that it would be a great time to sit down and have a brief chat with our three main characters. Kelly Lytton, seated at the left. Colin McKenzie in the middle. And Diane Christy at the right. This should be exciting. So let’s get started.

BKN: Guys. Thanks for taking time from your busy schedule to come sit down with me.
Colin: My pleasure.
Kelly: Not a problem.
Diane: It’s great to be here. Hi everybody.
BKN: That’s good to hear. So guys. What have you been up to lately?
Colin: We’ve been keeping ourselves pretty busy. What with the war going on and whatever the Brelac and their allies might cook up for us.
BKN: I see. And just how is the war going between the Brelac and the humans on the United protectorate?
Colin: Right now things aren’t looking too bright.
Kelly: That’s putting it mildly.
Diane: Don’t listen to these guys. We’re holding our own right now. But it’s only a matter of time before we turn things around and kick the Brelac back to where they came from.
Colin: Diane tends to be a little more optimistic about the war, while Kelly is more realistic.
Diane: Try pessimistic. Or maybe even a bit defeatist.
BKN: I see. Tell me. How do you guys deal with being super heroes?
Colin: It’s not really a big deal for us. The government tries downplay the whole super hero thing with us. They don’t want a full blown publicity frenzy surrounding us.
BKN: But some people do know that you’re super powered beings working with the government and law enforcement. How do you deal with people on an everyday basis?
Diane: We don’t have a lot of idiots getting into our faces with cameras, if that’s what you mean. We actually do a good job of blending in with normal humans.
Kelly: Yeah. Until somebody pisses you off.
Diane: Oh. You mean like now?
BKN: I notice that there’s a bit of friction within your group. Does this interfere with how you function in the field?
Diane: No.
Colin: Yes.
Kelly: Yes.
BKN: Which of you is the more aggressive member of the team?
Colin: Diane.
Kelly: You mean violent? Diane
Diane: Wait. Hold up. I’m not exactly a beast here. Yeah. In combat I do cut loose a little bit. But other than that I’m a softy.
Colin: You? A softy? Not after that road rage incident you had last week.
Diane: The other driver started it. And it was nothing, really. Just a little spat between me and the other driver.
Kelly : You picked the guys car up and threw it into the Alleghenny river five miles away.
Diane: Did I mention that he started it?
BKN: Moving on. Who is the worst enemy that you guys have faced so far?
Diane: That rotten bitch, Deevor. Oooooo, how I just hate her.
Colin: I’d say that it’s a toss up between Deevor and Succubus.
Kelly: I’d have to go with Inferno from the Enforcers. That freak creeped me the hell out.
Diane: Yeah, kid. That’s because he had the hots for you.
Kelly: He did not. And stop calling me kid.
Colin: Don’t start, you two.
BKN: Colin. How do you deal with being the leader of this merry little group?
Colin: If you mean how do I deal with keeping these two from killing each other while the bad guys are trying to kill us while maintaining my sanity, just barely.
BKN: So what do you guys like to do in your leisure time when you’re not dealing with bad guys?
Diane: I like to go out shopping, movies, hang out with my girlfriends, work out.
Colin: I usually like to read. Maybe watch a little TV.
Diane: Boring.
Kelly: I’m heavily into virtual gaming. That’s how I spend most of my time.
Diane: Boring.
Kelly: Boring? Excuse me. But shopping for dresses isn’t exactly my idea of the perfect day off.
BKN: So, Colin, Diane. There’s been a lot of speculation about a deeper relationship between you two. Care to elaborate on that?
Colin: I don’t know how the hell that rumor got started. But that’s all it is. A crazy internet rumor.
Diane: Sounds like you’re uneasy dealing with the issue. As always.
Colin: I’m not uneasy.
Kelly: Your voice does sound a little uneasy.
Colin: I’m not uneasy. Can we just drop it?
BKN: Final question. What’s in store for you guys in the future?
Colin: God only knows. We still have to deal with Succubus and Vendetta. And the Brelac.
Diane: Plenty of ass kicking. Count on it.
Kelly: Dude. In our lives every day is an adventure. As long as we don’t get killed in the process.
BKN: And that’s it for our exclusive interview with Colin, Diane, And Kelly. Look for their adventures in the pages of the McKenzie Files sci fi series.


About the Book

Title: The McKenzie Files

Author: Barry K. Nelson

Genre: Science-Fiction

The United Protectorate is under attack by the Brelac, a bloodthirsty reptilian alien race bent on destroying humanity. A dark alliance between the Brelac and the Vendetta, a separatist organization, looms over the Protectorate. The Brelac’s onslaught brings forth the creation of the genetically engineered humanoid weapons called Reploids. Reploids are identical copies of real humans captured, killed, cloned, embedded with powerful psionic abilities, and programmed to serve the Brelac. They are untraceable and blend into human society so believably, the Reploids themselves do not know they are clones.

Colin McKenzie, part of a military team sent to a remote planet to investigate and capture a downed Brelac ship, turns on his commanding officer in an attempt to protect a shipwrecked band of Brelac soldiers. But he is captured and reprogrammed – along with two other arrested Reploids – to serve the government they were originally created to destroy.

The balance is upset when a weapon powerful enough to bring the Protectorate to its knees is about to be unleashed – and the Protectorate’s only hope of stopping it is the three Reploids.

Author Bio

A Pennsylvania native, Barry K. Nelson has attended college and has worked at a variety of jobs, including retail and the corporate environment. Barry enjoys reading and gardening and is a fan of science fiction and horror movies, Marvel comic collecting, and the X-box gaming.

Barry has written several short stories, and his first book in the science fiction series, The McKenzie Files, followed by the sequels, Assassination Anxiety, Obliteration, and Maximum Deevor.

Barry is a member of Ning and Goodreads, can be found on Facebook, and can also be reached through Dreaming Big Publications..



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