Monday, November 17, 2014

Evolution - New Release!

Title: Evolution
Author: Kate Wrath
You can find the book on Amazon (Kindle Edition).


We run down the narrow alley and take the first turn, then another. We keep running, moving. I don't even notice my surroundings until, at last, we slow to a stop. The smell hits me first—the stench of piss, of something rotten, all condensed into a small space. Breathing hard, we stand in the street and look around us. We're in a main thoroughfare now, judging from the traffic, but it’s still narrow. I feel squashed, smothered. On all sides, a crowd throngs around us. Most of them are dressed in rags. Hollow faces huddle three or four bodies deep against both edges of the road, dirty, hopeless, and lost. Many of them are children.

I'm scanning their faces frantically before I even realize what I'm doing. "Oscar," I hear myself whisper. It hits me, and I break off before I can call out his name. Before I can start running again, sifting through the masses of them.

Apollon's hand clamps onto mine, but he says nothing. He and Jonas are focused on Jacob, who is shaking violently. Tears are pouring from widened eyes down his face. I want to help him, but all I can do is stand here trying not to break down, myself.

"We need to find somewhere to regroup," Jonas says quietly. "Get out of this mess."

I cast around for somewhere to go, but as far as I can see, it's piles upon piles. People, and people, and buildings looming over them. There's no breathing room. No space. I have to force my breath to steadiness. It's too much.

There is a commotion on the street ahead, maybe a block away. The ragged masses push away from the center, squashing and trampling each other in the process. We're caught in a wave of motion and carried backward, but still we try to look. Where the commotion started, there's a group of figures, similarly dressed in black with blue bandanas. They're moving down the street toward us.

The wave of people suddenly backlashes from the other direction, and we're pushed the opposite way from before. We manage to finally see why. On our opposite side, there's another group of people. These are dressed primarily in white. One of them, clearly a leader, wears a purple doo rag and carries what might be the biggest gun I've ever seen. He raises it toward us.


Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived! "Evolution" has been released!  The amazing Kate Wrath, US-based author who believes in literature as an art form, world peace, and animal rights, but chooses to write total trash full of senseless violence, with characters who eat house pets, has granted me a short

1. What inspired you to write “Evolution”?
Evolution is the continuation of the story from my first book, E, so it was the natural next step.  The first book was not so much « inspired » as it was subliminal-- a freeflow of thought released from my subconscious (at least in its beginnings).  It’s a world that created itself.  A story that demanded to be told.

2. Who should read this book and why will they enjoy it?
My readership has been really wide-- all ages and walks of life.  If you like dark, dystopian tales, focus on characters and relationships, and introspective writing, you will probably enjoy this series.  My writing style has been called poetic.  The story can be heavy at times.  I don’t pull any punches.  However, there is also a lot of action, adventure, and a touch of humor and romance.  More than anything, people have enjoyed the characters.  I get a lot of comments on how great the characters are, and people love that my main character, Eden, is smart and strong, but still real.

3. What made you want to become a writer?
I’ve wanted to be a writer for so long.  It’s the only thing that ever seemed real.  I started writing at about twelve years old, and it immediately became the thing that consumed me.  I’d write stories with my friends back then, but I wrote hundreds upon hundreds of pages, which turned to thousands by the time I was in high school.  I didn’t really think about publishing things, then.  It was all about the writing.  Now that I finally have started writing things to publish, it’s still all about the writing.  I just love doing it, and I would keep doing it even if no one ever read a thing I wrote.

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