Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cimmerian Moon-Prequel, Young Adult Dystopian (free) by @amgriffinbooks

Cimmerian Moon-Prequel, Young Adult Dystopian (free)

If you know anything about me you know that I'm stuck on alien invasions. I have an erotic series with Ellora's Cave all about it. But this past summer I had this idea floating around my head that I couldn't shake. It was about a girl who was stuck on Earth during a hostile alien invasion. I pushed her story into the background because I've never thought about writing about a teenager and let's face it, what sane writer goes from erotica to Young Adult?

Apparently me.

While in-between books I thought, what the heck, let's see what happens. There were a few bumps in the beginning. I thought about scrapping the project more than once. I knew right away that I wanted to do 1st person POV but I'd never written in 1st person so didn't understand how I was supposed to do it. For research purposes I cracked open my hunger games and used it as a reference. Like I said, it was a testy start but then something happened.

I fell in love with the book and the characters.

I've got 5 book planned for this series, but the true number will depend on the cooperation from my character peeps. 3 of the books will release this year (June, August and October) and two next year. Bless my poor editors heart for helping me through this.

To get you all started on what's to come I've written a prequel. You won't meet my main characters in this one, but you'll meet what's coming their way and what they'll be up against.



Cimmerian Moon - Prequel

Against The Darkness Blurb:
This one time, at band camp…aliens invaded earth. Sounds like a bad riff on an old joke, doesn’t it? Unfortunately for me and my friends, it’s all too true. I thought a mess like this only happened in the movies but, as I watch the alien ships hovering over the major cities, I suddenly realize I’m a thousand miles away from my Mom. From home. From safety.

 Darkness may have fallen over the world, but I won’t let it claim me. I’ll do anything I have to get back to Michigan. Yet nothing could prepare me for what we find on our trek north from Tallahassee. There’s hardly anything the aliens haven’t bombed. Survival, at any cost, is the name of the game for the few people who haven’t been killed or captured. As if trying to stay free and alive isn’t enough, I think I just met the love of my life. And he’s just the kind of bad boy who’ll tear down the walls I’ve built around my heart—then break it.

This book is written in first person. Young Adult, but some scenes may be too intense for younger readers.

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