Is it really that easy to bring down a hierarchy? Temper by Beck Nicholas (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop for the second book in the Lifer series, Temper, by Beck Nicholas! Beck is stopping by today to explain a little more about the dynamics for his series and how those change in Temper. Check it as well as all the other info and giveaway below...
(Lifer #2)
by Beck Nicholas
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
February 23rd 2016 by Month9Books



Free from the spaceship and reunited with Samuai, Asher should be happy. But thoughts of her dead family weigh heavily on her mind.

Things worsen when temper problems in camp lead to a murder. When Asher volunteers to get the drug need to calm people down, tension ignites.

Loyalties are questioned.

Jealousy rears its head. Sparks fly.

And when rumor of a second ship hits close to home, all bets are off.

Have the aliens returned? Is this the end of everything Asher has ever known?

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Guest Post: The New System on Planet

Welcome to my blog today, Beck! 

I'm curious about the changing dynamics for book two, especially as LIFER took place on a spaceship and now they're living on a planet in TEMPER. Asher was basically a slave in the first book and there was a hierarchical system, so how has that changed specifically for Asher in TEMPER?

Thank you for having me here today to talk about my new release, TEMPER. I adore this book and can’t wait for everyone to read it.

Temper is the sequel to LIFER which was based largely on a slave girl, Asher. Asher was a servant girl on a spaceship and her story was inspired by Australia’s convict past. In coming up with the book, I wondered how such a system might work to help provide the people to do the crappy work on a generation ship. Thus Asher’s ancestors were born. I thought the period where landing and freedom would be full of tension and a fertile place to breed rebellion from those servants.

Her role in the order of things is a huge part of LIFER.

Again in TEMPER her role is hugely important. She’s now ‘free’ and part of a rebellion settlement. In theory she should have equality with those she used to call master. But life never works out so neatly and in TEMPER those with privilege aren’t ready to simply let it go. The past isn’t so easily walked away from. Asher deals with her situation with fairness and by being a leader. She’s willing to earn respect but not everyone is willing to give it. Her situation makes for a lot of conflict – within herself and those around her.

She should be happy, but she knows as long as The Company are out there she will never be truly free.

Thanks again for having me. Happy reading.

Thanks for sharing more about your series! I'm looking forward to delving into it!

Other Books in the Series

(Lifer #1)
by Beck Nicholas
YA SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 300 Pages
December 16th 2014 by Month9Books, LLC


The Bourne Identity meets Under the Never Sky in this intergalactic tale of love and deception from debut novelist Beck Nicholas.

Asher is a Lifer, a slave aboard the spaceship Pelican. A member of the lowest rung of society, she must serve the ship’s Officials and Astronauts as punishment for her grandparents' crimes back on Earth. The one thing that made life bearable was her illicit relationship with Samuai, a Fishie boy, but he died alongside her brother in a freak training accident.

Still grieving for the loss of her loved ones, Asher is summoned to the upper levels to wait on Lady, the head Official’s wife and Samuai’s mother. It is the perfect opportunity to gather intel for the Lifer’s brewing rebellion. There’s just one problem—the last girl who went to the upper levels never came back.

On the other side of the universe, an alien attack has left Earth in shambles and a group called The Company has taken control. Blank wakes up in a pond completely naked and with no memory, not even his real name. So when a hot girl named Megs invites him to a black-market gaming warehouse where winning means information, he doesn’t think twice about playing.

But sometimes the past is better left buried. As Asher and Blank’s worlds collide, the truth comes out—everyone has been lied to...

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About the Author


I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Temper by Beck NicholasOpen internationally
Ends March 11th

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