Sunday, October 7, 2012

Waning Moon Giveaway

A BIG Hey to all you Goddess Fish party people! Thanks for the invite. As my gift to your readers, one lucky commenter will win a FREE e-book copy of WANING MOON, my new YA Dystopian release. Here's a little about the book. In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a polar shift threatens the survivors of a widespread pandemic with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Carmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the protection of her quiet town and journey to the trading city of Albany, all while avoiding the Industry, an agency that would like nothing better than to study and exploit her abilities. Seventeen-year-old Will Callahan has been searching for his father since severe storms blasted through the Midwest, killing his mother and sister. When he learns that his father may be in the city, he catches a ride with Lily, a girl who has come to his rescue more than once. As the two embark on a dangerous journey, the tension between them grows. But the secrets Will’s keeping could put Lily in far more danger than traveling to the city with him, and if he was any kind of man, he would have told her to run the minute she found him.
And here's an excerpt that might grab you: The sound of water caught my attention. “The sewer!” Will understood immediately. “After you,” he said, letting me go and then limping toward the storm drain. Water ran down through the holes of a large sewer grate. We both groaned as we lifted the heavy iron cover, Will nearly dropping it before recovering. I climbed down into the icy, churning water, sucking in a breath while Will slipped on the slimy, metal rungs of the ladder. He paused, grunting as he pulled the heavy cover in place behind him. Suddenly we heard rushing footsteps overhead and loud, angry voices. Will and I exchanged one, fleeting look and then turned toward the dark tunnel. I felt Will’s hand grab onto mine as he took the lead. “Stay with me. Don’t let go.” I let him pull me forward. The water deepened as we dragged ourselves along. The sound of rushing water ahead had me backing up against the current. “This was a stupid idea.” Will tugged me by the hand, wincing in pain. “It’s the only way out. Trust me. It’ll be all right.” “Trust you? That’s a joke, right?” I tried to pull my hand back, but he gripped harder. “Can we fight later?” Before I could argue, a wave of turbulent water rushed in from a connecting pipe, and swept us off our feet. Will’s hand tightened around mine and we dropped abruptly downward. As the slope steepened, the water picked up speed. Darkness and the stench of sewage overwhelmed my senses. Another rapid drop sent my stomach soaring to my throat as Will’s grip broke free. The thunderous roar of the cascading waterfall swallowed the sound of my scream as the rush launched us into the darkening horizon like a torpedo and then dumped us thirty feet into the icy roiling waters of the Hudson River. Buy Links for Waning Moon: Amazon B&N Smashwords

4 comments:

Catherine Lee said...

That's an exciting excerpt. Thamks for sharing.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

PJ Sharon said...

Thanks for stopping by, Catherine!

Tamara Carlisle said...

Sounds like a good book for my 13-year-old. I like it!

PJ Sharon said...

Hi Tamara! Thirteen is a great age for this book, although adult readers of YA fiction will be drawn to the characters and story line as well, I think. Thanks for stopping in.