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Hey everyone! Welcome to the Unleashed blog tour! I’m very excited to be a part of the blog tour. I’m excited about this book and am a huge fan of Rachel! Her books are amazing, and I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years ago in Maine. She has even given me feedback on my own writing. She is just an all around fabulous person, so please give her a warm welcome! I hope you enjoy the post!
Genres: Romance, Thriller, Science Fiction
Release Date: September 9, 2014
Seventeen-year-old Claire Williams’ tough upbringing has taught her how to throw a punch or two to survive, especially when it involves a man’s unwanted attention. But her strength waivers when she visits Bodian Dynamics, a medical research facility, and stumbles upon classified information—someone has stolen a drug that not only changes a person’s appearance, but will also unleash a dark and evil alter ego.
After an intimidating security guard threatens the lives of her friends if she speaks to anyone about the incident, Claire pretends the drug never existed. That is until she meets Gage, a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to have a conscience and who is hell-bent on making her just like him by unleashing her dark side.
But Claire knows a secret—he can only die while in his normal state. And since Gage knows personal information about her, Claire thinks she knows who it is: either her best friend or her recent boyfriend. And once she figures out which boy Gage is hiding behind, she’s going to kill him, even if it breaks her heart.
A moment passed. Enough time for him to decide.
He straightened and lifted the cover on the center console. He ignored the blood dripping off his arm and removed an almost full vial. The other night he’d only taken a few drops, just enough to leave the world behind. And nothing bad had happened. He seemed to be able to control it the more he drank. The image of Mindy, stiff and cold, came to his mind. That won’t happen again, he insisted. Prayed.
The vial was warm in his palm and he rolled it around with his thumb. The bluish liquid rocked back and forth, back and forth. A drop of blood fell from his hand onto his lap. Just a little more to silence the brothers, pain and darkness.
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TV SHOWS MAKE MY WRITING BETTER
I admit it. I like television. I watch a lot of it, thanks to the miraculous invention of TiVo. Magical hour happens when the kids are in bed. I grab my mounds of laundry, sit in front of my talking educational box and begin to learn.
Just what am I learning by watching singing teenagers, a vampire love triangle, and brain-eating zombie’s? I am learning how to pace a story. I am learning how to bring tension into every scene. And I am learning how to increase the stakes.
Today’s shows are geared towards audience’s whose attention spans are not easy to keep.
Sometimes I wonder if an amazing book like Pride and Prejudice would work in today’s marketwhere teenagers and a lot of adults expect instant gratification.
So where does that leave us writers? Somehow we need to find a balance of writing as good as the Greats while incorporating the fast paced styles of today. What are some of your favorite shows to watch?
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Rachel McClellan, author of Unleashed and many others, was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…
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