Last book you purchased? Tell us about it.
I bought Bones in Her Pocket by Kathy Reichs. It’s her first novelette ebook, and it was okay. I liked the first two thirds of it, then it ended with something completely random which seemingly had no real connection to the rest of the book. I felt like she was using the book as a way to promote her views about the cruelty of puppy mills. Which is fine. Puppy mills are cruel and should be shut down. But if you’re writing a book, at least weave your message into the storyline Don’t just throw it on top and expect it to blend.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Turning her attention back to the bookstore, she runs her eyes over the window display: a selection of highly sought after Old World books, recovered from the remains of prior human civilization.
The bell on the door tinkles as she opens it … then plummets to the floor at her feet with a somewhat disenchanting thud. Alex hears the noise and enters the storefront through a door at the back, his nose buried deep inside an Old World reference book.
He has salt-and-pepper hair now, although it shows no signs of receding. With practice, he’s cultivated the notion of ‘permanently windswept’ into something truly dramatic, and his rough charm wears it well.
Unshaven, he verges on scruffy but hangs on to carelessly handsome. Beneath casual, understated clothes, he hides the still well-maintained physique of a Hunter.
Today, with a pair of reading glasses perched on his nose, he looks unassuming and average. To the untrained eye, that is.
Not to Silver’s eye.
Silver tries to hold back a small smile when she sees him, her heart suddenly realizing that six years is an awfully long no time at all. After all, what the mind tries to conceal beneath business and needs and the innumerous complications of life, the heart is able to reignite with a single glance.
The thumping in her chest is so hard it hurts, and she feels dizzy with adrenalin.
At first, he doesn’t even look up from his book. “Can I help you?”
He turns the page, expecting a standard response, but Silver remains silent. Too struck by him to speak, the words get stuck in her throat, so tight she can’t even swallow. Finally, he closes the book with a sharp snap, takes off his reading glasses and looks up.
“Holy cow …” He stumbles back a few paces.
“Moo,” Silver smiles.
Can you tell us about your main character?
Ella ‘Silver’ Cross is tough. She wouldn’t be caught dead in dresses or high-heels, and she knows way more about guns and ammo than she does about lipstick and eyeliner. She’s ballsy, and even though her fearlessness can be an asset to her work in the Hunter Division, it often makes her reckless.
Who designed the cover?
The cover artwork is done by Kitt Lapeña: facebook.com/scarypet
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Ultimately, it’s a love story. The world might end, but love endures.
The first part of BOOK TWO in THE SILVER SERIES.
In an over-populated, post-apocalyptic city on the brink of internal collapse, Silver is a banished Hunter with a grudge.
Accused of crimes she didn’t commit, branded a traitor and left for dead, she’s spent the last six years struggling to survive in a prison district filled with murderers, thieves and rapists. Biding her time, reluctantly earning a living for herself as an executioner, she finally seizes an opportunity for redemption when a prolific serial killer evades capture.
She makes a deal with the Chief of Police, who promises her repatriation if she can catch the elusive culprit before he strikes again — and she can’t afford to screw this up. Success means more than a long overdue reprieve. It’s a chance to take back the life she was so unfairly torn away from, and to reclaim the love of a man who’s possessed her heart for more than twenty years — Alexander King. The only problem is: he thinks she’s dead.
Determined to make good on her deal with the Police Division so that she might salvage a future for them both, Silver prepares herself for the unthinkable: to forge an alliance with the man responsible for her banishment — the city’s corrupt Governor, Phaeden Rist.
Yet, this was never about a run-of-the-mill criminal on a routine killing spree. Misled from the very beginning, Silver stumbles into a century-old conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything she thought she knew about the genetic divide between humans and the monsters that prey upon them — the grotesque, flesh-eating Chimera.
SILVER: The Lost & Damned (Part One) is the second installment in the Silver Series, following on from the novella Acheron (A River of Pain).
Set more than 300yrs in the future, the Silver Series takes place in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world where humans are a species on the brink of extinction. No longer at the top of the food chain, humans are preyed upon by the Chimera — genetic mutants that outnumber humankind 25:1.
And Ella ‘Silver’ Cross is a Hunter — the best in the city. She’ll risk her life in the pursuit of a human resurgence on Earth. The question is: will you join her?
JOIN THE FIGHT.
***Content advisory: Contains graphic language and violence.***
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Genre – Dystopian Sci-Fi
Rating – 18+