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Emeline and the Mutants #atozchallenge

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.

Emeline and the Mutants

Emeline and the Mutants

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?

Emeline Hart is faced with this horrifying decision when medical science goes wrong in this dystopian novel.
Excerpt:
Emeline Hart’s Journal

 (Found in the roof cavity of the abandoned Hart residence)

January 10

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.

Buy the book on Amazon US, Amazon UK, iTunes, Smashwords, Angus and Robertson

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!

 
Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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