Book Tour – Lake of Sins
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Lake of Sins
by L. S. O’Dea
In a world where class distinction means the difference between imprisonment and freedom and even life and death, being chosen to stay in the encampment and breed is the only way to guarantee survival for a teenage Producer.
Every year after harvest, the finest examples of teenage Producers are assigned mates; the rest are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again. Trinity, a sixteen-year-old Producer, knows that she has no chance of being chosen to stay. She isn’t even full-blooded Producer. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding her differences, especially her claws and fangs.
She has one week to sneak into the forest and discover what happens to those who are taken. Her plan is simple, but she doesn’t count on being hunted and captured by predators long believed to be extinct. Can she elude her captors to uncover the fate of her kind and return to camp before her escape is discovered?
She ran blindly away from the sound of the Guards, her backpack slamming against her spine with each stride. If they catch my scent, they will find me. She skidded to a stop. The forest had ended. A rock wall loomed in front of her, stretching to both sides as far as she could see. Little crevices and divots peppered the wall, but it was too steep to climb. She had to make a choice. The wrong one would cost her freedom, maybe her life.
The trees rustled behind her. Too late. They found me. This had all been for nothing. Now, the best she could hope for was to be taken with the others. Her chest tightened. She had to make sure that her mom and Remy weren’t punished because she escaped. She raised her hands to her shoulders and slowly turned. Her breath caught in her throat. A Tracker, the deadliest of predators, stood on its back two legs, towering above her, front legs hanging down like arms. Brindle fur covered its body and its eyes glowed yellow in the shadowed forest. Its tongue lolled out the side of its mouth, exposing a row of sharp teeth on the other side. Someone should tell it that they no longer exist in the wild.
L.S. O’Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.
Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.
However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.
Amazon Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00RNMCAQU
The first book of the series is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the tour.
Amazon Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RI7GKMU
Prizes for the tour are as follows:
- One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
- One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
What are four things you can’t live without?
I’m a realist (seems odd since I am also a fiction writer). So, if I answered this question honestly, the answers would be air, food, water and some type of shelter or safe place to rest. Those are really the only things that we need to survive.
However, I think that the above answer does not address the spirit of the question.
So, the four things that I would not want to live without are:
My family. I have been blessed (although I did not always consider six older siblings a blessing) with a large and loving family and would truly miss not having them to reach out to for a chat.
My pets. This answer is kind of cheating since I consider my pets my family. They are my companions and as much as they exasperate me sometimes, I love each one (yes, even you Jack! – he’s a bit of a high energy dog with digestive issues).
Nature. I used to want to live in New York City with the hustle and bustle. Now, I know that I would be miserable in any city. I crave the wide open spaces and the greens and browns of nature.
Finally, Pepsi. I truly love that sugary, carbonated drink.
What is your favorite television show?
Hmm. I have a lot of shows that I like. Some, I love the concept more than the actual show itself (Walking Dead – they could do so much better with their episodes and characters). Some are guilty pleasures (reality TV – Survivor and yes, I admit it – Big Brother). But, right now, I’d have to say that my favorite show is Game of Thrones. It is so well written and acted that there is nothing else out there even close to it.
If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?
I’m a wimp and I know how tough real life is so, I’d choose to be a heroine from any of the contemporary romances. Sure, life is tough for a bit but I’d end up with a hunky guy (probably rich) who adores me and a happily ever after.
What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?
Currently, I am working on the next three books in the Lake of Sins series. It was supposed to be two but the third one is way too long, so I’m probably going to make it into two books. I have also just finished (in rough draft) a novella about Christian, the River-Man and how he became a River-Man. I hope to have that one released in a month or so. I may send it to Kindle Scout which will delay the release, especially if it is accepted. I am toying with the idea to release this story as both a novella and as a graphic novel. I have to get a quote from the illustrator who’s been creating images of my characters.
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?
I really don’t have any one. Over the years, I have gone through many favorite authors – Stephen King, Carl Hiaasen, Julia Quinn, Shakespeare (of course) just to name a few. I don’t really know if any of them have influenced my writing but I suppose that they have in some way. I am really more of a “book/story” reader. I may read several books by the same author but then I flood my system and tire of that author (I’m not suggesting that any of you should tire of me as an author – of course J) because their stories become boiler plates. I’m hoping to avoid that myself, but I’ll probably fall into that trap too.