Who Wants to Live Forever?
Hi fellow science fiction romance fans. The ‘Out of this World’ blog tour rolls on. Amber Norris is my guest and she’s going to tell you all about her soon to be released book. Over to you, Amber…
Huh, second thought that might not be so fun. I mean, how much of yourself and the world can you really explore before it all becomes monotonous?
Remember when you were young and time seemed to fly by? It zipped by because everything around you and your responses were new, so your mind kept busy recording the moment. How about that really great day — say the first date with the man you’d eventually fall in love with and marry. Remember how that day just went by too fast. Time was at its most optimum and there were tons of new senses and objects and moment to register. As you age the new moments are less, so time slows down because your mind doesn’t have to record as much.
Imagine hundreds of years without new experiences to keep your mind healthy and active. That is what my newest character, Captain Noah Bonney, faces. In my upcoming October 15th SFR release, Telomere Trilogy Book One: Revelations of Tomorrow, Noah’s race was genetically engineered to live forever, with the assistant of modified telomerase enzymes. This enzyme keeps the matured chromosones regenerating forever. However, every “gift” has its consequence. For Noah’s people it is Soul Death. After a couple hundred years the humanity within them dies, replaced by a viciousness.
All except Noah has been hit with Soul Death, and she doesn’t know why. Revelations of Tomorrow kicks off her journey to find out why her humanity has lasted so long. Please enjoy this excerpt. If you like it, make sure to post a comment because someone will win a free Advanced Reader Copy of Revelations of Tomorrow.
Several loud shrills broke the silence. Smaller forest creatures rustled the canopy and cleared out. Blasts replied to those shrills and Matthew’s body went cold. A scream of both fear and pain shattered the quiet.
Then nothing for what seemed like eternity.
Scouts broke through, the fear, so evident on their faces, overwhelmed them into a deathly silent run for life. Still, Matthew willed her to appear. She’d be one of the last, to ensure as many as possible returned.
Another shrill and two dark forms, similar to the images on the virtual screen rose above the canopy, arched, then dove back in. Several of Makai’s men aimed and shot. Three more popped out and zoned in on their direction.
“They’re coming!” Makai stated the obvious.
Noah broke through at a full run. Her clothes were bloodied. Several slashes left the protective jacket hanging from one shoulder. She screamed in defiance and turned, her large blast barrel pointed, aimed. A large creature broke free low to the ground. She shot and a smoke trail followed it to the creature’s chest.
The shrill pitched higher, in pain right before its chest exploded. The impact blew Noah back several feet. She scrambled up, turned, and ran again, this time with a limp. Several more creatures broke free from the tree line. Matthew didn’t think. He ran for her, aimed his gun and shot as he went. He reached her, where she crouched to shoot again and grabbed her. Yanking her up, he dragged her until she turned and joined him in the retreat.
Only fifty or so yards. We can make it.
Claws clamped on his shoulders, with the opposing claw piercing into his back. He screamed. Noah screamed with him in shocked surprise. He was lifted and then the beast slammed him into the ground and clamped its teeth into his upper arm, shoulder, and neck in one bite. His second scream ended muffled in the dirt.
Loud blasts erupted. The animal’s claws released. It tumbled off and took a large chuck of his shoulder with it. The wound sizzled in his ear, his body started to convulse uncontrollably. The world tipped and rolled. His hearing echoed, and then all that remained was a loud constant roar.
I hope you all enjoyed the excerpt. Revelations of Tomorrow, the First Book in the Telomere Trilogy, will be released October 15th by Desert Breeze Publishing. If you’d like to be added to the release notification, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’d like to know more about me and/or my writing, please stop by my blog, http://sci-fiadventures.blogspot.com/.