lunes, 28 de agosto de 2017

Preciosa cubierta: Everything Under the Sun


 Buenas, mis arrebatadores :o) ¿Qué tal os ha tratado el verano?

Lo mejor para mí ha sido descubrir nuevos libros y adelantar mis lecturas atrasadas (que nunca terminaré) en un ambiente de relax total. Hace poco, recibí el boletín de una autora, Jessica Redmerski (nota: soy adicta a los boletines/newsletters). Ofrecía la posibilidad de participar en el lanzamiento de su próximo libro que se publica hoy día 28 de agosto. En un impulso, decidí apuntarme. 

Además, tenemos la suerte de que ofrece una copia digital a este blog para sortear entre los comentaristas. ¿No es genial? :-D Existe también la posibilidad de ganar un marcapáginas firmado, pero no podré confirmarlo hasta que se publique el libro y la autora envíe el material por correo a los blogs participantes. Si recibo los marcapáginas, os lo haré saber para enviarle uno a quien haya ganado la copia en formato kindle de su libro en inglés. Si hay marcapáginas sobrantes, sortearé el resto entre los comentaristas interesados ;o)



EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN: A Novel
Jessica Redmerski
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Fiction & Literature | Post-Apocalyptic | Suspense | Romance
683 pages
Release day: August, 28
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Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.

Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.


Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

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Como véis, el libro está en inglés. Os comento de qué va, pero recordad que la copia kindle a sortear estará en ese idioma, así que participad si podéis leerlo ;o)

TODO BAJO EL SOL está ambientado en un mundo futurista cuya civilización acabó devastada por un virus que asoló gran parte de la población cuando Thais tenía 11 años. Siete años después, Thais y su familia sobreviven en las montañas Apalaches, pero tras un ataque de saqueadores, ella y su hermana ciega son raptadas. Acaban en una zona donde los hombres son crueles y someten a la gente sin asomo de moralidad. Allí conoce a Atticus, un soldado que lucha por desprenderse de su humanidad para poder adaptarse a la nueva vida post-apocalíptica. Algo que le resulta imposible cuando conoce a Thais y lo arriesga todo para salvarla. Así empieza una carrera por la supervivencia y, tal vez, por el amor.

¡Suena genial!<3

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ABOUT THE MASTERMIND

J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is an international bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages.

Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have been picked up by one of Brazil's largest publishers - Suma de Letras; Paikese Kirjastus in Estonia; Ephesus in Turkey; Konyvmolykepzob in Hungary. The series has been optioned for television by William Levy.


EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN is Jessica’s newest love story.


WHAT SHE THINKS

Tell us a little about why you write in so many different genres. Does it work for you?


I can’t stick to one genre. I love writing all types of stories. Does it work for me? Yes and no. Yes, because I’d start to feel claustrophobic if I had to write in the same genre all the time. No, because I think it confuses my readers that I write everything under the same author name. I regret that decision to this day. My advice to authors considering it: Don’t make this mistake!

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I never stop writing for the day at the end of a scene or sentence, but instead right in the middle of them. This helps me prevent writer’s block and keeps my mind fresh.


When it comes to writing, what are your strong points? What are your weaknesses?


I love to write dialogue. It feels and flows more natural to me. I feel like I struggle a little more with description, because I’m impatient and sometimes it feels like the description is slowing me down. But I pace myself! If I didn’t, the entire novel would be one giant conversation.


Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

I don’t have a favorite – I have several! Anne Rice and Neil Gaiman I have admired for many years. I love Rice’s deep, descriptive style and Gaiman’s unique ideas. But I also love Paullina Simons and Cormac McCarthy – there are just so many! And, of course, there’s J.K. Rowling, but I don’t really have to name her, do I? Isn’t she everybody’s favorite by default? 😊


Is there one book that has had an impact on not only your writing, but on you personally?

That would be THE VAMPIRE ARMAND by Anne Rice. It’s a book that I’ve read four or five times and the one that really inspired me to try to become a published author.

Tell us your favorite quote.


“Love is a trick that Nature plays on us to get us to reproduce.” – Callisto – Xena Warrior Princess. I’m not against love, I’ve always just been awed by that quote. Not to mention, Callisto was awesome!

EXCERPT #5: “TAKE IT.”


“Are you still angry?” I asked him.
“About what?”
“Giving the bread away to those people.”
He shook his head against the quilt.
“No, Thais, I’m not still angry.”
After a moment, he said, “Thais?”
“Mmm-hmm?”
“Don’t ask me to kiss you again.”
I paused, tensed. “Why not?” I was afraid of the answer.
We continued to look up at the stars. Behind us the horses whickered and their tails swished about. A light breeze combed through the trees, carrying the bitter and sweet scents of pine and honeysuckle with it.
Finally, Atticus answered, “Because whatever you want from me, Thais, I’d rather you just take it.”
I wanted to cry.
I smiled to myself instead.


He leído varios extractos del libro y me parece muy interesante por la mezcla de supervivencia y romance imposible. ¿Qué os ha parecido la cubierta? Es encantadora, ¿verdad?

Babel.

5 comentarios:

Alicia dijo...

Pues pinta bien. Yo no participo porque el inglés y yo... todavía no nos llevamos lo suficientemente bien para leer una novela :), pero suerte a todos los que se apunten! ¡Y gracias!
Besos!!

Measure Books dijo...

¡¡Hola!! ^^
Soy bastante lenta leyendo en inglés, porque me da más pereza... Pero por la sinopsis... Qué buena pinta *.*

¡¡Un abrazacoooo!! :D

Las Hermanastras de Cenicienta dijo...

Tengo que empezar a leer en inglés, porque hay libros geniales. Este tiene muy buena pinta.
Un beso

Melania Lopez dijo...

Ohhh suena interesante. Me encanta, así que me sumo al sorteo! Gracias ��

Paseando entre páginas dijo...

Hum, soy de la opinión de Alicia, suena interesante, pero no me apunté porque era en inglés. Espero que te guste^^