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TITLE: Blue Into The Rip
AUTHOR: Kev Heritage
FORMATS: Paperback, E-Book (mobi, ePub), PDF, pdb
DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 9, 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1507620526
PAGES: 430

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Blue didn’t want to be in the future… they didn’t want him there either

A rip in the fabric of time, a far-flung globally warmed future, a flooded Earth and the only remainder of civilisation – a militaristic organisation living underneath ‘Desert Amazon’…

Getting back home was the only thing that mattered to messed up, mixed race teenager, Blue (named after his stupid, googly blue eyes) – and that was the problem – home was over four hundred years in the past.

Ripped forwards in time from his odd hippy parents, their peculiar house and his lonely school life, Blue had only one thing on his mind: return. But how does a lowly cadet in a militaristic Academy living in a post-apocalyptic future achieve such a goal, especially with the distractions of girls, pilot training, spacewalks and his almost constant unpopularity?

The more Blue found out about this flooded, gung-ho annoying future, about himself – who and what he was (was he even human?) – and the equally disturbing and shocking truth about his ‘parents’ – the more he realised getting home was the only solution. Wasn’t it?

If Blue knew one thing, it was that he would at least try.



Blue didn’t want to be in the future… they didn’t want him there either
Getting back home was the only thing that mattered to messed up, mixed race teenager, Blue (named after his stupid, googly blue eyes) – and that was the problem – home was over four hundred years in the past.

5 Star Reviews

“An amazing read and Kev Heritage’s writing is superb and unique…I definitely recommend this book to sci-fi adventure readers!”
-Girl In The Woods

“Hands-down one of the most creative YA books I’ve read in a long time.”
Reading For Pleasure

“Fast paced, intriguing, thought provoking, character driven science fiction. I loved it.”
-The Written Universe

“A fun, addictive read from page one.”
-40 West Media

“It captivated me from the beginning and held me prisoner to the end!”
-Author Alliance

“This is one of those books and I was awake into the early hours reading. Young Adult time travel at its best.”
-A Woman’s Wisdom

“I was drawn in hook, line and sinker…an amazing story and a great ending.”
-Bookaholic Babe

“A winner from the very beginning…an excellent piece of science-fiction that can be enjoyed by adults as well as teenagers.”
-My Writer’s Cramp

“The Rip? Awesome!”
-Just Blogging

“All the ingredients for a great scifi teen read…Highly enjoyable.”
-Liz Loves Books YA

“Fun, heartwarming, made me want to turn the pages faster”
-The Book Tart

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Sample Interview Questions

These are just suggestions. Please feel free to ask me whatever you want, but I’m always excited by questions I’ve never had before.

Blue Into The Rip

  • Blue into the Rip is a Young Adult novel, did you worry about writing within such a difficult genre?
  • Sometimes Blue can be his own enemy, was that an intentional character choice?
  • How did you come up with the title: ‘Blue Into The Rip’
  • Did you do any research into Global Warming as preparation for this novel?
  • Despite being a dystopian novel, the the future visited by Blue is more positive than others of this genre, was that intentional?
  • Without giving anything away, was there a particular scene you enjoyed writing more than the others?
  • What was the most difficult thing about writing Blue Into The Rip?
  • Will there be any sequels?
  • Blue Into The Rip has an interesting cover, tell us how that came about?

General writing questions

  • What inspired your first novel?
  • How long does it take you to write a novel?
  • Explain your writing/plotting process.
  • Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
  • Where and when do you write?
  • What do you think makes a good story?
  • How many drafts does it take to get to the finished version?
  • Do you have any ceremony when finishing a novel?
  • What are your views on eBooks vs. print books ?
  • What do you do when you’re not writing?
  • Have you ever given up on a novel halfway through?
  • What is the best thing about being a published author?
  • What projects are you currently working on?
  • What can readers look forward to from you in the upcoming year?
  • What are your writing ambitions?

Independent Publishing questions

  • Why did you choose to publish independently and not go down the traditional publishing route?
  • What is the best thing about self-publishing?
  • Is there an ‘us and them’ feeling between traditionally published authors and the independent authors?
  • What advice would you give to new writers?
  • Will you ever have an agent?
  • Is self-publishing lucrative?

Social media/fanbase questions

  • How do you connect with your fans?
  • You have a strong fan base, how do you keep readers interested when there are no releases?
  • What is more important as a modern day author: writing or marketing?
  • You have built an impressive online presence… how would you advise others authors, or indeed anyone else to try and achieve the same?

Twitter/Facebook Posts

Please include @KevHeritage and/or #BlueIntoTheRip and either a link to UK or US Amazon. I will retweet.

Use the below tweets for an example

  1. Blue Into The Rip “A fun, addictive read from page one.” #scifi by @KevHeritage UK: US:
  2. #BlueIntoTheRip “Kev Heritage’s writing is superb and unique” #scifi UK: US:
  3. “5 Stars for Blue Into The Rip!” #timetravel #scifi from @kevHeritage: UK: US: