Tamara Rose Blodgett is a 'thinking-out-of-the box' paranormal enthusiast who believes there's a 95% chance zombies do not exist; but loves to write as if they do... I'm from the area originally and have worked as an online journalist in the past. I enjoyed writing, Death Whispers, and am already hard at work on the sequel while also wrapping up my paranormal romance, The Pearl Savage, due to publish in mid-June. In my spare time I'm a [reluctant] serial-re-modeler, project-slave and big time, in-my-pants reader (surprise!). I do a great deal of day-dreaming about impossible scenarios and events, writing books to capture them in stories for you~ Side note: Gnomes should be exterminated.
Caleb has the most rare of the paranormal powers, Cadaver-Manipulation (aka corpse-raiser). In this world of the future, with Brain Impulse “pulse” Technology’s wide-spread use and influence keenly realized, routine school inoculation has expanded to include a pharmaceutical cocktail, which once administered, unlocks the genetic potential for paranormal abilities. Using this small window of puberty, teens who have the genetic propensity find themselves manifesting extraordinary gifts; some of which garner the full attention of our government. Caleb must camouflage his new “talent” during the mandatory eighth grade Aptitude Test so that he remains undiscovered while establishing choice for his future. However, events beyond his control systematically reveal Caleb and his friends, which force them to fight for their freedom. In the midst of this struggle, his girlfriend's father battles to reassert his abusive dominance in her life while a couple of “peer enemies” thwart his efforts of secrecy at every turn. In the explosive climax, Caleb must protect his friends, and Jade, the one he loves...at all costs.
App. word count 112,00/ 354 pages
Readers will enjoy realistic teen dialogue that reads "fresh" with comedic delivery in and action-packed book! This is a mixed-genre manuscript that is equal parts urban fantasy/futuristic sci-fi and paranormal romance. There's something for everyone to enjoy. The scientific premise will appeal to readers who love puzzling out details with the "what-if" factor...
I did the query "merry-go-round" and actually had an agent ( a wonderful human being who gave me renewed confidence and hope) that wished to see the revised manuscript but...I decided that if it [DW] had promise, I would "give it a go" independently. I like the latitude of artistic expression allowed with being an "independent." I am really pleased to offer a novel that hasn't gone through the typical, "big-six" laundry wash; diluted and basking in neutrality. It is my hope the readership feels similarly.
That's tough...I loved Twilight, The Lightning Thief, Uglies and some others but none were exact matches to my novel, except we're all in the "young adult" category. However, one of the *key* reasons I love YA lit is because there are greater parameters for expression. Authors in that genre are not so tightly constrained to precepts...they just don't apply to us. We can write fantastical things and it is acceptable. That is what I wanted to accomplish: a grain of realism and a story is born!
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