Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Splintered Energy - Arlene Webb

My name is Arlene Webb and I’m published with MuseitHot and Shadowfire Press. Both small e and print publishers have been wonderful, but for this series I’ve been working on for almost a decade, I decided to join the ranks of inde-authors.
As a reader I hate waiting up to a year for the next in a series to release. Inde also gives me the freedom to set price with hopes readers will be more apt to try out a new author.

Product description:

Splintered Energy is an 110,000 word urban sci-fi/suspense/romance, and the first in a series. (The R Word releases in August. House of Seven, October. Demoted Energy, December/January 2012).

California. A widower’s twelve-year-old son is rather young to bring home a woman, especially a collapsed green beauty too frightened to open her eyes.
Arizona. A divorcee blinks hard, but the gorgeous red guy stepping in front of her car is still red—hello, ditch. When she comes around, she wonders which layer of hell she’s fallen into.
Ohio. A teen also fears he’s dealing with the demonic, but no matter how dangerous things become, he’s determined to stand by a man with inhumanly blue eyes.
No question, their lives will never be the same again.

Dawn breaks—literally. Energy sparks across the horizon, power grids go down, and the journey to understanding what, where, and why begins.
Energy splinters and a few hapless humans fall dead. A moment later, hearts regain their beat and the confused aliens witness their first sunrise through the eyes of the deceased. Sentient beings can’t recall a past, other than a blissful haven. Nor do they have memories from the host whose body they unwittingly hijacked.
Only one learns to hide his unique skin color, and he assumes the identity of the victim, Malcolm James.
Malcolm learns of escalating violence through news clips. The cohorts he’s able to locate—vibrant personalities with enhanced predatory skills—are breaking every law there is. He has a goal: return to wherever it is he belongs. But he can’t do that alone, and is forced to shoulder the burden of reunification, despite his fear those who cross paths with color, himself included, may become permanently scarred or worse, killed.

This reluctant leader has no doubt—living light does not belong on Earth.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

I hope readers enjoy the humor, suspense and subtle look at humanity, prejudices, and social development from the perspective of vibrant and quite different personalities. These flawed characters shouldn’t be easily forgotten, and readers will be apt to reconsider their favorite color.
Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I haven’t read that many sci-fi romance novels with an urban setting. But in the suspense genre I love Lisa Gardner, Harlan Coben, Stieg Larson, Christopher Moore…the list is endless.

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