Thursday, August 29, 2013

Book Blitz: Aberrant by Ruth Silver

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Release Date: 04/17/13

Summary from Goodreads:
In the future Dystopian society of Cabal, the government instills equality for all and offers its citizens the perfect system. There is food, shelter and jobs for everyone. The one requirement is to follow the rules without question, including the government's match in marriage and "The Day of the Chosen", a lottery that randomly selects families to conceive children as natural means hasn't existed in generations. Following her eighteenth birthday, Olivia Parker accepts her requirement to marry her childhood best friend, Joshua Warren, and is eager to start her work assignment and new life when it all comes abruptly to an end as she's arrested and thrown in prison. The only crime committed, her existence. Olivia is unlike the rest of the world born not from "The Day of the Chosen." The truth haunts the government and puts her life in grave danger as one simple fact would destroy the perfect system.

With Joshua's help, Olivia breaks free of prison and is forced on the run. Together they set out to find the promised rebel town in search of a new home and new life together. Their situation seems less than promising as they reach the town of Haven. New rules and customs must be adhered to in order to stay. Leaving would mean most certain death in the large expanse of the Gravelands. Time is running out as the government mounts an attack to destroy Olivia and bury her secret with her. Thrown into a world unlike their own, they must quickly adapt to survive.

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About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.

She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. 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 YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.

Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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Excerpt 1:

...I sighed softly and did something I'd only read about in forbidden novels. I leant

in, brushing my lips against his. The kiss was soft and chaste. It lasted no more than a mere

second before I pulled back.

"What was  that, Olive?" He  gave me  a horrified look  and  all  I could  feel was my

stomach  somersault.  I  knew  romance  and love  weren't  ever  spoken  of in  Genesis.  There

was  no  need  when  the  government  knew  who  was  perfect  for  one  another,  and  children

were won by lottery and conceived in a lab. Intimate acts were considered unnecessary.

"I  read  about  it  in  a  book,"  I  whispered,  afraid  I'd  done  it  all  wrong.  "It  was  a

kiss," I breathed, chewing on my bottom lip nervously. I’d never kissed anyone before and

worried  he  thought it was  terrible.  I’d  never  seen  two  people  share  a  kiss,  I  didn’t  quite

know what it was supposed to look like, but I thought I’d done it right after reading about

it. My hand reached out, grabbing his arm. "Please don't be mad at me." I breathed. "You

have to swear you won't tell anyone!" Joshua hesitated for only an instant before he leaned

in, taking another taste from my lips trying again. The second kiss was softer and satisfied

both of our curiosities. My heart raced and my skin warmed to his touch. "I thought today

was going to turn out so much worse," I confessed.

Joshua laughed as he pulled back slightly, staring at me. His eyes had darkened a deeper

richer  shade  of  blue.  I'd  never  seen  his  eyes  change  colors  before.  His  fingers  moved  to

tickle my stomach with a grin. "Worse? Really? You're not happy you married me? You're

just relieved it wasn't someone worse?"

"No!"  I  shrieked,  "That's  not  what  I  meant!"  I  tried  to  catch  my  breath,  but  he

hardly  gave  me  a  second  more  than  necessary.  I  pulled  from  his  ticklish  grasp,  jumped

from the couch and ran across the room in a fit of laughter. He quickly followed, jumping

over the sofa as he was just inches from me. He was close now, smiling and trailing behind

me  as  I  ran  toward  the  bedroom.  It  was  probably  the  worst  place  I  could  go,  trapped

between  Joshua  and  a mattress.  I  felt him  tackle me down  onto  the plush bed, his hands

skimmed my stomach but he was no longer tickling me. The laughter still hadn't subsided.

"Breathe," Joshua said, staring intently at me.

"Trying," I gasped between fits of laughter. Lying down helped settle the feeling of

my racing heart, and after a moment I shifted along the mattress, reaching out to him. "I

want to tell you a story," I insisted as my fingers found his cheek. "One I read in a book." I

wanted him to learn the things I had about love and romance. I couldn't help but feel my

body stir with a strange fire and warmth as he loomed just above me. Staring up at him I

froze on the mattress hearing the latch click on the front door. I knew it had been locked.


1 signed paperback of Aberrant (US only)
3 scrabble tile necklace charms & signed bookmark (INT)
3 bottlecap keychains & signed bookmark (INT)</ b>

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