Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway - Soulless by Jacinta Maree


SOULLESS

by Jacinta Maree

GENRE: Dystopian New Adult

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BLURB:

Welcome to Soulless.

We are the generation that laughs at death.

Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.

Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it. 

Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.


Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes. For mature audiences only.


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EXCERPT:

The world had turned to waste; immortality was never meant for man and it drove humanity to the edge of destruction. There had been plenty of stories about how the human race would end. Unlike the movies from Hollywood, there was no big bang caused by a sun exploding; there was no catastrophic moment where our world was flipped upside down like in a nuclear war or zombie virus outbreak. It was gradual, like a seeping virus that withered everything within its path until it ground us down into brittle, hollowed out cores. It wasn’t out to destroy our bodies; it destroyed everything we once treasured. Hope, love, compassion, joy… even our mortality. It was all gone. And now it mocked us with a peace we could never achieve: death.

I kept my hand behind me, ensuring Annie was safe before slowly creeping out. The steady thump of the Sweepers had almost gone silent as they walked further away down the block, but it was Annie’s sudden scream that spun me around. A dark shadow stepped up behind us just as a snap of red crossed my vision.

No! Before I had time to jerk my head away, the Sweeper lurched forward and snared me by the shoulder. My body seized underneath its grip as it hoisted me up from the ground.

“Run, Annie! Run!”

Annie squealed and pressed herself up against the building. “Nadia?”

“Just run!” I screamed as the robot reached over and took the shotgun from my hand. It crushed the barrel easily before finding the pistol in my back pocket. It smashed that one, too.

In its inhuman static voice, the machine said, “Corrupted identification code detected. Blacklisted threat. You are under arrest.”

“I’m not one of them!” I screamed as I wrestled in its grip. “Let me go. I’m not one of them!”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.

You can find her here:





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GIVEAWAY:

One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.  Follow the tour HERE


28 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this interesting excerpt!

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    1. Thank you very much Dario. Best of luck with the comp.

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  2. Really looking forward to checking out this book! I wish you continued good luck on the tour! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, if you do end up checking it out, I really hope you enjoy the adventure. :D

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  3. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the support Lisa, best of luck.

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  4. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour, I really, really appreciate your help and support.

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  5. Sounds intense!

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  6. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Sounds very interesting.

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    1. Thank you Marcy, I am so happy to hear that.

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    1. Thank you very much, the artist is wonderfully talented. Please check out her art page here for more works : Thander Lin http://las-t.deviantart.com/

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  8. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

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  9. Do you have a specific writing style?

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    1. Hmm, as in my method of writing?
      I like to plot everything to a degree (once you start writing, the plot can steer off course sometimes but that's okay). I can't start a novel without knowing what I like to call the iceberg information of the story. This is bits of detail that may never rise in the book, but helps me build a stronger foundation and understanding of the book world.
      My actual writing style continues to change. I tend now to shorten my sentences more, giving each word a stronger meaning. I'm becoming more direct and avoiding adjectives that may not be relevant. I'm pretty much striping away the fat of the book, only using colourful words when I need to explain something.

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  10. I enjoyed learning about your book and I'm looking forward to reading more. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you very much Ree, I hope you enjoy it if you do end up reading. :D

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  11. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day!

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    1. Thank you very much for sharing and best of luck with the comp.

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