Tuesday, December 2, 2014

~Blog Tour~ Cheating Time (Longevity #1) by T.R. Graves (GIVEAWAY!)

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Series: Longevity #1
Release date: December 1st 2014

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Carles "Carlie" Enoche's world is one that can barely be imagined. In it, babies have micropharmeceutical devices inserted in their hearts within hours of birth. The MicroPharm implant holds code that secretly counts down until the date of that baby's death (as determined by its genetic analysis) and contains drugs that are released in such a way that chemicals and hormones are in perfect balance at all times, making illness almost unheard of.

Theoretically, the known but unexposed date of the babies' deaths and the maintenance drugs geared toward giving the baby a long life have benign consequences. It is the unknown and unbelievable and unexpected way President John Barone gathers data about every child and the way he releases contraceptives from the device in order to control the population and terminate pregnancies when embryos are identified as weak or mutated that makes the device and its technology as dangerous as any malignancy.

For President Barone, seventeen-year-old Carlie isn’t just a MicroPharm first generation; she is the great-granddaughter of the man who discovered the ability to determine life expectancy down to the day and the daughter of the woman who invented the MicroPharm chip. Carlie and her family are important to President Barone's political career and the plans he has of creating a nation of strong, healthy, and superior people, who give more to their country than they take.

Jayden St. Romaine, one of the Facet's most loyal Surrogate Soldiers, is ordered by President Barone himself to find the Enoche family and kidnap Carlie. Through blackmail, he plans to leverage control over the Enoche's scientific research and the ability to develop even more tools that can be used to genetically engineer a superior race. 

When President Barone sends Jayden on his mission, he never expected his perfect soldier to develop a conscience… betray his trust… fall in love with Carlie, but he's dispatched a backup Surrogate Soldier just in case. With the ticking of the clock and the second Surrogate chasing them, Jayden's chances at redemption and Carlie's chances of living a life where she is free to make choices about her life and her body are in jeopardy.

T. R. Graves is the author of several new adult series. She lives in Texas with her husband and two children. Besides being blessed with a supportive family, T.R. counts her career as an administrator and registered nurse in not-for-profit hospitals among her most fulfilling accomplishments.
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What Inspires You to Write?

Honestly, I never know what it is that is going to inspire me or what it is that will lead to one of those moments where I begin the process of envisioning a new story. For example, on World's Teachers' Day of this year, I was thinking back about all the books my teachers had encouraged me to read while in school. One of those books was The Catcher in the Rye. Something about that story began nagging at me, and I started the process of researching it. I wanted to know if it had evolved and if it was still being read. What I found most interesting was the fact that it had not and that it was not.

The next thing I knew I had the beginnings of a new story, Chasing the Dragon (Lost Innocence, #1). I'm writing it for NaNoWriMo 2014 and am hoping to have it released by summer of next year. In the spirit of The Catcher in the Rye, the main character's name is Holden Caulfield. At odds with The Catcher in the Rye, the main character is a girl, making this a modern day coming of age story told from the point of view of a girl.

Like I said, I never know what it is that will instigate a story. I've been known to create new worlds after being inspired by a story on the news, an article in a magazine, or a friend's shared problem. Inevitably, something clicks... starts the wheels turning, and I begin to envision the what if's followed by a million and then's. Before I know it, I have characters, settings, dilemmas, and dramatic endings. I have a story worth telling, characters worth loving (or hating), and places worth visiting (or staying away from).
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Shane @ItchingforBooks on December 3, 2014 at 10:44 AM said...

Thanks for participating. Great guest post :)

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