Welcome to my tour stop for Origin by Corrie Brundage, the first book in The Eaters trilogy. This is an adult science fiction and the tour runs June 6-July 11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
About Origin, The Eaters #1
So not your usual post-apocalyptic, clone vs. hybrid romance-adventure…
Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted. Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as many as they can from extinction. Unfortunately, Mina’s inability to connect with her fellow humans has kept most of them at arms length. Except for Jack—handsome, dashing-with-a-touch of goofy, totally distracting Jack. Dr. Jack MacConnell was never supposed to be part of Mina’s gameplan. But when thrown together on a crazy-dangerous mission, both fate and a deadly tsunami seem determined to propel them down the same fraught—and occasionally delicious—path. Perhaps forever?
But forever turns out to be a fluid commodity when both awaken 500 years into the future in a city called Origin. Presided over by aliens known as The Travelers, it is a world at once familiar and totally strange. And for Mina and Jack, it will become a battleground…against a hybrid race of predators loosed on the human population, against those whose dark side is so very carefully hidden, and even, as fate throws a heartwrenching twist their way, against…each other?
Corrie Brundage kicks off The Eaters trilogy with an intoxicating tale of pulse-pounding action for fans of urban fantasy and science fiction to devour and savor.
“When it comes, try to grab onto something big and solid and stay above water. There’s not much time now,” Dr. Kim said, his brown eyes solemn.
We knew that surviving wasn’t a guarantee, but even our years spent in imminent danger hadn’t prepared us for what we now faced. No one was emotional. But my heart, despite its racing, felt heavy. It wasn’t fair, my mind was saying. I felt like throwing a tantrum. Here I was, with Jack, finally. And there was our fate, rushing toward us in the form of inexorable salt water.
The tide reached the beach and engulfed it along with its scrambling inhabitants. It was moving faster now, and would soon reach the city. Power lines were soon eaten up. Next came the houses. I didn’t want to watch the people being overcome, but their cries reached my ears. I heard the creaking and crashing of buildings being torn apart as the sound of the encroaching waves ripped through my eardrums.
“I want you to take a deep breath and hold onto me,” Jack said, his face close to mine and his eyes intent.
The others were pressed against the wall, their eyes trained on the swirling, rising water. It looked dark and cold, and my skin cringed from it in anticipation.
“It might pass us by. We’re up pretty high,” I said, my words hopeful but falling heavy as rocks.
Jack smiled, and I allowed myself to bask in it. “Just hold on. Promise me.”
The water was building and growing beneath us like a live thing. I looked along the edge, and bits of wood and roofs flashed past. I saw people swept up in the current, calling out for help. My hand reached out of its own accord, but Jack grabbed it and held it tightly. The water began to creep up over the lip of the roof, and it was clear it would soon sweep us away. I trained my lungs to grab the air in preparation. Another swell came, and the water took me. And it was as frigid as death.
For several seconds, my senses could take in only the darkness surrounding me, and I needed to look up first to locate the sun, hanging indifferently above us. A strange feeling of detachment overcame me, as if this was happening to someone else—a matter-of-factness. I was still grasping Jack’s hand, thankful it hadn’t been torn from me yet. But the strength of the current was too insistent, and, as I broke the surface, I lost him.About the Author:
Corrie Brundage is a former model, opera singer, and personal trainer who, out of sheer boredom and personal relief from planetary insanity, completed five novels in the space of twelve months. She pumps iron, is a political junkie, and is a dedicated animal advocate.
Ends July 27th
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