With no passionate writers, there would be no books, and with no books, there would be one very sad Scully. Fortunately, there is no shortage of good books to keep me occupied, it’s just a matter of finding them. And the only thing better than finding these good books is sharing them so everyone else can enjoy them too.
Once a month I will pick a book (usually a self-published or indie book – unless a certain book catches my interest) to read and review. Why self-published or indie? To help shine some light on my fellow indie writers. It’s a win-win situation – I get to enjoy a good book, and I’ll help them get some more attention. Cookies for everyone!
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January 2015’s Book:
TESLA BY MARK LINGANE
Cyberpunk vs Steampunk: the battle is on. Book 1 in the award winning Tesla Evolution series.
Set a millennia in the future, nuclear war has wiped out much of civilization in the northern hemisphere. The planet has slowly been getting hotter and water is becoming a rare resource. Out of the ruins of a civilization that has collapsed in on itself, have arisen a new breed of people – those with the power to control magnetism.
Seb, a young orphan boy from a quiet rural town, is being hunted by strange part-machine, part-human people. His only hope is Melanie, an angry, dying teenage girl who is dragged into the adventure and sets out to deliver him to the Steam Academy, even if it’s just to stop him talking. Seb must confront an unknown past and fight against everything he believed in. And occasionally wash his hair.
Set in the only continent to survive the annexation of civilization and nuclear fallout, the great, hot southern land is a world of pain and desperation, where the only form of currency worth having is water.
Scully’s Thoughts: “Who can argue with cyberpunk or steampunk? Seems like it’ll be an interesting read and I like the humorous edge to it. Can’t wait to start it in January!”