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The Beautiful Ones by Kody Boye is on virtual book tour. The young adult science fiction romance stops at Readeropolis with ...

The Beautiful Ones by Kody Boye is on virtual book tour.

The young adult science fiction romance stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

My name is Kody Boye. I’m (primarily) a young-adult horror, science-fiction and dark fantasy writer who currently resides in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas (about twenty miles from the Mexican border.) I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, and moved to Texas nine years ago to escape the toxic community I lived in. However—it was in that toxic community I found my love for writing at the age of seven. I’ve been writing since my first publication, [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge, when I was fourteen.

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I have a weird fear of mannequins and dolls (essentially: anything inanimate that resembles a human being!) Though I won’t go into too much detail about it, I feel like their personification is creepy, especially since most of them are molded in the image of people (and cannot have consciousnesses or personalities as a result.)

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

While I was suffering severely at the throes of my mental illness in my teens, I experienced an event that I am still unsure really happened or not. A sleep paralysis spell triggered what I at first thought was a hallucination of the creature known as the Mothman (a winged entity that was known to haunt the town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the late 60s,) but it later proved to possibly be something more when, while very lucid, I saw “red lights” hovering over the field near where I lived. I had heard, through the grapevine in my small town, that other people had seen a “winged figure” out near an old potato plant. I can’t say what I saw was real or not because it could have been a hallucination as a result of my mental illness, but the event still gives me the eebie jeebies to this day.

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born and grew up in a small town in Southeastern Idaho. I lived there until shortly after my eighteenth birthday before moving to Austin, Texas in 2010.

Who is your hero and why?

Laverne Cox, being extraordinary as she is, is not only a great actress, but an incredible champion for human rights. Her story—involving growing up in a very conservative community and being bullied for being transgender—is similar to mine in that I was bullied for being gay.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

When I’m not writing, I play video games. I find that they’re an excellent form of relaxation, especially since I can “be” the people I want to be, or at least experience things that I wouldn’t normally experience.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I first started considering myself a serious writer after my first publication when I was fourteen. I considered myself “professional” when I started making what I considered more “serious” sales when I was sixteen/seventeen.

Do you have a favorite movie?

I have two, actually. The first is the werewolf movie Ginger Snaps, and the second is the “real-life” possession story The Exorcism of Emily Rose (which, depending on who you ask, is based on true events.)

Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?

I used to see my When They Came series (which features a young woman becoming entrenched in a fight for her world’s survival) being filmed quite easily, at least until The 5th Wave came out. Now I could see works such as The Beautiful Ones and my YA horror novel DAGANA: The Last Mermaid being made into films.

What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

I moved to Texas a month after my 18th birthday, so I consider that a “literary pilgrimage,” especially since I moved down here primarily to focus on my writing.

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

As much as I love cats, I feel that it would have to be a whale (albeit a flying one.) They fascinate me so much, and have such beautiful song, that it’s hard for me to ignore their beauty.

The Beautiful Ones
The Beautiful Ones Trilogy Book 1
by Kody Boye
Genre: YA Scifi Romance 

My mother once said that only the Beautiful Ones survive. This is because, in the war-torn Great South, beauty is a currency, and to have it means you will never have to worry about a thing.

The only problem is: beauty is judged by our capital’s Gentlewomen, and there is no guarantee that we will past their test.

​Every year, the Gentlewomen of the capital leave the Glittering City to oversee the annual Procession. They travel settlement to settlement selecting girls, aged sixteen and older, to become Beautiful Ones. If chosen, we will be lifted into a life of luxury, but the cost is our free will.

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The War Outside
The Beautiful Ones Trilogy Book 2

I have accomplished the goal of my lifetime. I have become a Beautiful One.

But it is not at all what I expected. Between the glitz, the glam, the fame, fortune, and my recent wedding, it’s almost impossible to believe that a civil war rages beyond the capitol city’s walls, and that my life was nearly taken because of it. This is why, the day after the attempt on my life, I choose to designate my Purpose to the great war.

There’s no guarantee that my words will change anything. But as my presence within the Glittering City grows, it becomes quickly apparent that I am in danger… and that no one, not even my government, can save me.

Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


  1. Great covers. I liked the blurb for book 1. Not usually a sci fi fan, but these interest me.

  2. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Friday, Jul. 19, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  3. I like the covers a lot. The The Beautiful Ones
    The Beautiful Ones Trilogy Book 1 intrigues me the most

  4. I really like the covers, the colors pop.


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