Wednesday, July 2, 2014

"After the Silence: Bree Part 1" by Jacqueline Paige

After the Silence:
Bree Part 1
by Jacqueline Paige

After the Silence is a four-part serial story releasing from June to September. Bree Part 1 was released 18 June. Coming 18 July: Bree Part 2.

The entire volume will be released in January 2015 as one book by First Realm Publishing. This book tour is brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. The tour stops here today for an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

For another series by Jacqueline Paige, check out my blog post on the Dream Series.

One woman’s journey through the chaotic new world.
Those left standing make the paths for the future generations.
When the Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning.  If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds.
Those the planet allowed to live still have to survive the trials of the virus. If you manage to come out of it alive you are left with some form of mutation that could give you an ability that could be harmless or lethal.
Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family.  With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government’s army - that does not place safety and security in their code of behavior only the highest bidder get their protection and loyalty.
Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget.  She has to be prepared for anything at all times out in the new country and has to be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army.

Four months ago the entire planet shook with a quake so strong that everyone figured that was the end.  She was ending our torment once and for all.  I will remember that feeling for the rest of my life.  There was nothing that didn’t move.  Every single object moved, all at once.  Hearing so much motion at the same time was deafening, the loudest I have ever heard, and something I never want to experience again.   No one knows how long it lasted, but it felt like hours.
I was lucky enough when it struck that my brother and his two surviving friends were at our house. I don’t think I would have come through it sane if I’d been alone.  The four of us huddled together, the three males placing me in the center and doing as they had always done, sheltering me from harm.  I remember thinking at the time when I was desperate and trying not to panic, that if they hadn’t done that, I may have fled and probably wouldn’t be here now.
When it stopped, the world had never seemed so silent.
So still.

Praise for the Book
"Can't wait to read the next book. This book is well written,the author definitely knows how to describe stuff..." ~ Reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock
"I really like the level of description, I LOVE the development and personality of Tremor and Kizzy, and I really like where this book could go..." ~ Andretta Schellinger
"This first installment sets the scene and it' s a bit bleak. Hardships and danger are the order of the day, and for a woman out on her own it can be especially daunting. I did enjoy Bree's character, her attitude..." ~ ClueReview

About the Author
Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area. No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives "near Collingwood" and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow. 
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as "all things paranormal", which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her "reality job" or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost,  shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.