Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Book Tour + Giveaway: Prescient, by Derek Murphy

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Prescient: A Time Travel Dystopia
(Part One)
Derek Murphy
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Urban Epics
April 1, 2016
Dystopian Fiction, Science Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction

The first time I saw the future I lost hope.

It wasn't just that the future sucked; that civilization had gone and ruined itself; that we'd altered our own DNA and devolved into predatory monsters that fed on the few remaining survivors. That was all awful enough, but it was more than that. I remember being young and thinking, when I grow up, I'll have a nice big house. I'll get an exciting, interesting job. I'll meet the man of my dreams and we'll fall in love and stay together forever.

But that all disappeared the first time I tripped 20 years into the future and found the houses burned, the handsome boys dead, and hairy old survivors in tents. Nobody asked little girls what they wanted to be when they grew up anymore. Nobody wanted to draw attention to the fact that most of them wouldn't live that long.

There was no hope, no peace for anyone. At least I had it better than they did. When my trip was over, I would get to go back. Back to the normalcy of 2015. Back to iPhones and Twitter and buying so much food it went bad before you could eat it. Back to laughing over foamy cappuccinos and iced lattes at the mall, window shopping and flirting with hot guys (not that I ever did that, mind you - but I always wanted to). And I still could. That was the point. Unlike everybody else, for whom 2015 was 20 years ago - long before humanity was destroyed - it was my reality. At least, it was some of the time.

But after seeing the future; after struggling to make it to the end of the day; after my first kill - none of those other things were the least bit enjoyable. All I could think of when I got back to the real world, was how can I stop what's coming?

Prescient is a Young Adult time-travel dystopia; this is Part One of the first book in the series.


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Here are some great Young Adult time travel books. If you think writing is hard, try writing time travel fiction -- it's so much more challenging! To honor these authors, and to launch the book I'm working on (Prescient), I'm giving away a package of time travel books, and a Harry Potter time turner. It's the coolest time-travel related object I could find.

I'll choose 3 winners and give each winner e-book copies of each book, plus a time turner. Everybody who signs up to my list will get my book (Prescient) for free.



I wrote my MA thesis on Harry Potter, and am working on my PhD in literature while secretly writing YA novels and designing book covers. I blog about self-publishing, book design and book marketing, and am renting a castle for Nanowrimo 2016. I hope you like my writing!

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  1. The first paragraph of the description could have been written by a young person today, sad to say. Sometimes it feels like that anyway. This sounds like an intriguing book. I will have to look for this one.

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      You know, you definitely have a point there, the way things are going...

      This is definitely an intriguing book, and I really like the cover. Although it has a depressing theme, I'm sure that our young heroine will have a big hand in saving the day!

      Thanks for commenting!! :)


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