Dec 5, 2013

Check it Out: Isaura by Ruth Silver

Hello, readers! I've got the third and final book in a series for you to check out today, Isaura (Aberrant #3) by Ruth Silver! I have a guest post, excerpt, and giveaway, plus all the info on the book and author, so enjoy!

The Interview
Here's Ruth sharing Fads/Things That Could Damage Society in the Future!

Cell phones. We all use them. Phone booths have disappeared. We’ve come to depend on our cell phones. Some people don’t even have a landline anymore in their home. We carry our smart phone everywhere we go. It doesn’t seem so bad, but what if the satellites and all communications through the network went down? What if the outage extended over the country or the world? Even worse, what if all electrical devices failed to work (ie- the show Revolution) How would you communicate?

The internet. We rely so heavily on the network of data, that often we fail to communicate with people in the flesh. What happens when in schools teachers use a computer to learn instead of a book? How about when students take online classes instead of in a class setting. It’s easier because it’s convenient, but is it the same in terms of experience? Are we not robbing ourselves of human interaction?

The Book
Title: Isaura
Author: Ruth Silver
Publisher: Patchwork Press & Lazy Day Publishing
Publishing Date: December 4, 2013
Pages: 241
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With Joshua’s recent disappearance, Olivia has little choice but to head into the dangerous Gravelands as the new government wrestles with fixing the damage to society. Joining forces with her estranged father and a girl from Haven, they go on a search-and-rescue mission to find Joshua and bring him back alive. If traveling through outlaw territory isn’t frightening enough, Olivia learns she has exposed her secret and is hunted by her allies.

The Excerpt
“I'm fine!” I pushed harder on the gas. “They can't be that far ahead of us.” I just hoped we were headed in the right direction.

We drove another twenty minutes north as I moved off the dirt road and onto grass. I glanced back at Rane. “Do you think Craynor could have found a place in Haven to keep Joshua?”

“I don't know. Not much was left. There could have been a cellar or basement abandoned that didn't get struck. That's how I survived,” Rane admitted.

It at least gave me hope. As we drove north, the rain stopped and the clouds parted. Cresting a hill, I slammed the brakes as we jolted to an abrupt halt.

“What the hell?” Gavin's voice echoed as the seatbelt restrained him and his arm shot up on the dashboard to steady himself. A few feet away, I saw outlaws with weapons pointed in our direction. “Hurry up!” His voice threatened in my ear as I slammed on the gas, but our car wasn't going anywhere: the tires had blown from spikes in the road.

Locking the doors hadn't helped. They busted the car window and flipped the lock, opening the door, dragging all three of us out.

The Author
Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005.  While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.  Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.  Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.  Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing.  She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.  Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing and Patchwork Press, ABERRANT, was released April 2013. The second novel in the series, MOIRAI, continues the saga. ISAURA, is the final installment in the ABERRANT trilogy. Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager. She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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