Month: August 2014
The Actuator; a machine that can transform the world around you into your favorite genre. Fantasy, Science Fiction, Steampunk, Horror; an amazing concept. Machine Monks are the people whose imagination the machine draws upon to create these alternate realities.
Dampers contain the alternate reality within a one mile radius in the desolate desert, keeping the world safe. But someone has other ideas and sabotages the dampers. When the Actuator is activated the whole planet becomes the test area. Billions are affected by the changes wrought as the imagination of the Machine Monks spreads unhindered across the globe.
God’s Play, by H.D. Lynn
Genre: young-adult, urban-fantasy
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Release: September 18, 2014
Cover Artist: Alexandria Thompson http://gothicfate.com/
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Johnny’s life is down the crapper. No sales -a salesman’s job is to sell. And no wife -she divorced him because he can’t sell. He once had a dog, but euthanized it when it got old. A piece of that dog lives in him, literally. After Sindra died he took a part of her to keep with him forever, and each day he injects a tiny piece of her into his body. His most treasured possession is the small vial containing a piece of her.
His life tumbles further down the sewer when a fellow salesman is killed in an alleyway. Two things, apart from the death of his co-worker, complicate matters further. A dog is in the alleyway, the first that has been seen for years. And, an order his associate is carrying is worth a shit load of money. Money that Johnny believes can repair his marriage and turn his life around. The problem is, his company doesn’t sell any products with the eight digit code on the order form. To fulfill the order he must find out what the product is. And from that moment his life is turned upside down.
I was recently tagged by Rebecca Mowry for the ‘My Writing Process’ blog hop. So, here we go.
1. What I’m working on
I have several projects on the go at the moment. But my main focus is on Gerald, an upper MG, humorous fantasy. This novel recently gained a full request from a publisher and I am beavering away working on revisions. The changes have been quite dramatic and I’m really pleased by the amount I’ve managed to trim, hack, slash, from Gerald. Reading through I can see how streamlined these edits have made the novel and it’s nearly ready to send back.
My other projects are Jaguar, a contemporary fantasy, viewed from the jaguar’s point of view and a MG Medieval Fantasy, Wilfrid. The first chapters of all three novels can be seen under the ‘Queries and Preview Chapters’ category of this blog.