The Through the Veil world is a dystopian paranormal world, but it's based on things that could happen. In this fictional world a huge gorge opens up in the earth splitting the US from Mobile, Alabama to Quebec City, Canada...as a warning to humans that the earth is vulnerable. Forty years after that, nothing had changed and a Veil dropped into the middle of the gorge, acting as an invisible wall separating humanity bringing with it all kinds of hardships and evolutions (the evolutions are where the paranormal aspects of the story come in). The wall is impenetrable...until 18 years later with one woman who has a special gift breaches it...and that is the beginning of the series with book #1, Through the Veil.
Since I wrote the original first draft in 2013, there have been two large scale ground splits like what happened in the story that developed in just North America.
One happened a couple of years ago in Mexico.
Mysterious, Giant Half-Mile-Long Crack Splits Ground in Mexico by HuffPost Science
And then last year there was another that developed in Wyoming.
Huge Crack Opens Up In Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains by Newsweek.com
They are mysterious phenomena. But the fact of the matter is...our earth moves...a lot. When man comes in and does things like fracking, it moves even more. Look at what's happened in Oklahoma in the last few years.
2009-16 Oklahoma Earthquake Swarms via Wikipedia.com
This is a fact. I'm not an environmentalist per se. Hell, my husband works in the oil industry in West Texas. We can't live without the money that comes from drilling and fracking, but that doesn't mean that I'm not concerned about what could happen from what man forces onto the earth's environmental systems.
The Debate Over Fracking Explained by Katie Couric
(this is an excellent quick video that explains exactly how fracking impacts the earth)
As a result, I thought it was appropriate to release book #2 in this series, Allied in Flight, on Earth Day. This is a fictional world...but it could happen. Just something to consider.
Allied in Flight will release on April 22nd
(although...psst, if you like reading print, the print copy is already available HERE)
Allied In Flight...Through the Veil #2
(m/f paranormal dystopian romance)
coming April 22, 2016
Allied in Flight Story Description:
A rescue gone wrong.
It was supposed to be simple. Four members from the Western States planned to sneak into the Eastern States to free four condemned Others. But when they arrived at the experimental labs where the Others were being held, it was under attack from Rebel forces.
Griff Hughes had one job...
He had to find Shar, a wounded hawk shifter. But in the ensuing chaos, he became a captive instead of a rescuer. Three days later he awakens in his own cage, alone. But during the nights, he’s not alone. An alluring redhead with a siren’s call visits his dreams, and his resistance is breaking down.
Shar McIntire is just trying to survive.
After three years in captivity, Shar has one goal...keep her and her sister alive. To do so means cooperating with the evil doctors who want her to seduce and manipulate Griff. She likes and is drawn to the man with the strange chocolate wings, but she can’t let that attraction distract her. Her sister’s fate is in her hands.
In the last eighteen years, life hasn’t been easy for anyone.
The WS and the ES have been separate entities, but once the Veil was crossed, things began to evolve. It’s a new world, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to get easier anytime soon.
Book #2 in the Through the Veil series.
Book #2 in the Through the Veil series.
Book #1, Through the Veil, is already available.
(and only $.99 for the ebook copy)
Also...you can win a print, signed copy!
The first book is available to buy now for only $.99 for the ebook. There is also a giveaway happening on Goodreads for a signed, print copy of that first book in the series (I'm sorry...the giveaway is for the US only.)