This morning, it is my great pleasure to welcome author Harmony Kent to the Write Stuff. Harmony is going to tell us about her latest book, and I know you guys will be as eager to read this one as I am. (Already pre-ordered my copy!) Without further ado, I will hand the imaginary microphone over. Harmony, take it away!
Hi, everyone. Harmony here. Many thanks to Marcia for hosting me today. I have a new book on pre-order called FALLOUT, which is a post-apocalyptic dystopia. This novel started out life by playing a little game. I sat and closed my eyes and imagined an empty room … in that room, a vial appeared. A dull orange plastic thing covered in scratches. It sloshed when I shook it. From that tiny beginning, the world of Exxon 1 and its deadly virus was born.
Who dropped the vial?
Who found the vial?
WHEN EVERYTHING FALLS APART, WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The year is 3040.
The location is Exxon 1, part of a six-planet system in settled space.
Determined to avoid the mistakes of old Earth, the surviving humans avoided democracy and opted, instead, for a non-elective totalitarian system.
The new way worked well, until now.
A crazy, despotic president releases a nano-virus on the population.
No one was ready for the fallout. It came anyway.
In this post-apocalyptic world, can you stay safe?
Back in the bedroom, he stared at the copious blood smearing the window ledge through which he and Priya had made their escape. Panic seized him, and he dashed from the room, down the stairs, and to the woods.
Priya tried to pull away when he grabbed her and aimed the bright torch beam her way. ‘What are you doing?’
‘Keep still. I need to see.’
Kaleb yanked down the zip on her bloodied jumpsuit.
Priya slapped him.
He pulled back. ‘Sorry. I thought it was your blood.’
She glanced down at herself and gasped, hands going to her mouth. Then she scrabbled and clawed at her clothing. ‘Get it off. Get it off. Get it—’
Kaleb shook her, not wanting to hurt her to bring her out of her shock. Thankfully, she calmed. Pale and too thin, she wore an appalled expression on her grim face. Then she whispered one word, ‘Please.’
Pre-Order Fallout HERE
Author Harmony Kent
After spending around thirteen years as an ordained Buddhist monk, living in a Zen Buddhist temple, and six years after a life-changing injury following a surgical error, Harmony Kent returned to the world at the tender age of forty.
Now, she is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She’s even won a few awards. Harmony lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour, adorable husband, and quirky neighbours.
Harmony is passionate about supporting her fellow authors.
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