It’s been a hectic month between cover reveals, editing, the World’s Best Story competition and NanoWrimo. Somehow, some amazing things have still come together. One of these “things” is the cover to World On Fire, releasing in February 2016.
World on Fire is a futuristic, young adult novel.
2043: In a world knocked off grid by massive solar flares and Earth’s thinning atmosphere, people on the ground are forced underground in a desperate fight for life.
I feel October stealthily creeping up, disguised in a shawl of brisk, cool temperatures. A harbinger of rain, sleet, snow and ice, of evenings spent cocooned in blankets warming toes by the fireplace. I see through October’s guise and recognize it as a portender of death, the final nail in the coffin for summer, but only a prelude to winter’s icy embrace which hankers up ahead.
Fall is my favorite time to write, when life has less distractions and the heaviness of autumn lays a sound barrier blanket over the static noise, muffling the sounds of the outside world. It’s a quiet, cozy time for me. I can immerse myself more fully into my characters and their lives and be more attentive to the stories they tell. It’s a time for creating, for breathing life into the fancies of my imagination.
An avid reader, I have an eclectic collection of books on my shelf. Romance, comedy, thrillers, young adult books…there aren’t many genres I won’t read.
Sacred Mountain, the first in a series of books (Book 1 in the Moreno Series) by Paige Robbins is an action packed post apocalyptic romance that will keep you guessing. It addresses the issue of life in an “off grid” situation. Imagine for yourself the complete collapse of a nation. No means of communication. Life as you know it no longer exists. How would you survive? Who would be in your innermost “circle”?
In a post war climate in a nation torn by war, Sissy Moreno fights another battle, with an old flame. Paige Robbins does an excellent job fleshing out her characters and developing an intriguing storyline. From the first page, the reader is drawn into a world of survival and preparation, with cops who aren’t always good, and heroes in unexpected places.
Paige Robbins shows a keen eye toward potential social situations with an awareness of off grid living. It’s evident she’s done her research well as she draws a picture of self-sufficiency and sustainability where each of her characters has a position to fill. I’m looking forward to reading more by this author and have saved her as a favorite so I will know when the sequel to this book is released.
If you’d like to read more, or purchase the book, simply click on the book cover. Amazon offers a free “look inside” feature so be sure to enjoy a glimpse inside this book.