The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 is not letting me take a breather, but boy am I excited! I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ll be featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for R, I give you a dystopian novel with fantasy characters: Emeline and the Mutants by Rachel Tsoumbakos.
Elevator Pitch: What would you do if your whole family mutated into hideous creatures?
Would you have the courage to do what had to be done when they threatened your life?
(Found in the roof cavity of the abandoned Hart residence)
I’m hiding in the roof cavity of my house.
Angus was sick, not drunk – Haum sick.
This is my first encounter with zombies. Sure I’ve met a whole bunch of vamps and weres – most of them being my family – and I even know a bit about merpeople (well, actually ‘people’ is no longer correct since all the mermales seem to have been eaten by their spouses), but zombies are new to me.
I am peering down through a small hole I punched in the ceiling with my biro. Angus can smell me, but he can’t work out where I am. I wish I didn’t have to do what has to be done. I wish Angus was like me – immune.
I don’t want to shoot him.
I still love him.
Have you read dystopian fiction before? I’m not an avid reader of this genre but I liked the Hunger Games Series, and the premise of Rachel’s book sounds intriguing!