Besides having the privilege to preview M.D. BenoitÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s new book Synergy and interview her today, it happens to be a very special dayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Happy Birthday, M.D.! Hope you have a great one!
SciFiChick: Describe your upcoming book, Synergy. Benoit: Here is what the book blurb says:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cloning. Accelerated growth of replacement organs. DNA repair. In 2096, all are possible. And forbidden by law. Three people will defy these laws to save the life of eleven-year-old Zelimir, who will die a slow, painful death from a horrifying genetic disease. Zelimir’s father hires Torver Lockwood and Demetria Greyson to find a cure for his son. Both have a personal stake in this illegal research. A cure may help explain why Torver is able to see into people’s pasts and why Demetria has visions about a violent future. But, once developed, the solution could be used as a powerful weapon that can target specific genes. With the chance that the cure may fall into the wrong hands and start a new reign of terror, will Torver keep the secret to himself, at the cost of one small life?Ã¢â‚¬Â
From 28 March to 11 April, M. D. Benoit will be going on a virtual book tour to promote her upcoming alternate reality novel, Synergy. During that period, ten people will host her on their blog for one day. There will be discussions on the book, Synergy, its themes, characters, interviews with the author, reviews of the book, etc.
Every day, on her own blog, LifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Weirder than Fiction (http://mdbenoit.com/blog), she will announce where she will be that day, as well as talk a bit about her host.
SynergyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Virtual Book Tour will culminate with a Virtual Book Launch, on 14-15 April (http://mdbenoit.com/synergy). M. D. can be contacted at mdbenoit (at) gmail (dot) com.
Be sure to check back here on April 9th for an interview with Benoit!
For Thursday 13, I’m listing 13 books being released in ’07 that I’m excited about: (Again, in no particular order. And just hover your mouse over the title of the book to get an Amazon pop-up preview.)
1. Rogue Angel: Forbidden City, by “Alex Archer” along with every other Rogue Angel book releasing this coming year, about every other month.
How exciting! My good friend Mark Moore is having a book release party tonight for his new book: The Rhythm of Prayer: A Forty Day Experience at a local Christian coffee house. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re looking for a good devotional, check it out!
Nice guy that he is, he gave me a copy the other night.
I’m very excited that I get to meet Janet Evanovich tonight. She’s having a book signing at Barnes & Noble in my area, promoting her latest book Motor Mouth was just release on Tuesday. And I’m a big fan of her immensely popular Stephanie Plum series. In fact, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve hooked a lot of my friends on the series.
I finished Agents of Light and Darkness, by Simon R. Green. It wasn’t nearly as funny and suspenseful as the first book, but still a fun read. I’m looking forward to starting the 3rd book in the novella later today. They’re such easy reading, that when I actually find time to sit down and read, I feel like I just breeze through. I may post a full review once I’ve finished this first trilogy.
And did everyone catch the season premier of Lost last night?? This is going to be a fun season!