Sunday, 2 August 2015

Book Blitz & Giveaway - Destroying Angel by Missy Wilkinson



Destroying Angel
Author: Missy Wilkinson 
Release Date: 07/09/15
Length: 187 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Gates McFarland’s mother has just been proclaimed brain dead by a neurologist. But fifteen-year-old Gates doesn’t believe it’s true, because she hears her mother’s voice in her head. The command is simple: Find my heart. It’s the last thing Gates hears from her mother before the neurologist pulls the plug.

After contacting the Organ Procurement Agency, Gates learns there is no record of her mother’s organ donation. She meets Dr. Ascuitto, her mother’s neurologist. A menacing figure, he threatens to institutionalize Gates if she continues her inquiries.

Determined to find the truth, Gates gets help from John Ed, a street-smart, sixteen-year-old recovering addict. Together, they navigate an underworld of body theft, interstellar drug trafficking and doctors who double as dealers. She finds herself attracted to John Ed’s musical talents and emotional strength even as she is drawn ever-deeper into an alien world accessible only by use of a hallucinogenic spore. Hostile and governed by a sinister waif named Penny, the world holds secrets about Gates’ mother’s death…and the key to Gates’ survival.


Buy Links:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25879947-destroying-angel


The book release party is Tuesday, July 28 in New Orleans. Everyone is welcome to attend! The Facebook invitation is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/391976724334930/


Excerpt

Outside, the sky is a leaden gray, and snow is beginning to fall. I slide down to the soft, deep rug, leaning against the desk. Why did I hesitate so long? I should have escaped much sooner. I’d wanted to leave before I even got here, and again the minute I saw its sign and glimmering windows in the sunset. But if I left, this place would be allowed to go on. With its deception, trafficking, faked overdoses, and whatever else is going on. Whatever weird experiments they’re running here. Cammie would be lost; possibly Lena, too. And John Ed. How could I leave him?

But if I stay, I could end up like Penny, pulled down deeper into an alien world by the Amanita, not dead but not really alive, just a detached consciousness that doesn’t even know it’s a ghost. That can trick people like me and Cammie and Lena, people who might share its fate. Yet, if what Ine is saying has any truth to it, this world is where I come from. I feel a pull and a throb like an undulating tide: the incessant beating of my mother’s hidden heart. I know I’m closer than ever before.


About the Author
Hi all! I'm a book fiend turned professional wordsmith who tells stories both fictional and factual. My debut novel, DESTROYING ANGEL, was published this year by Torquere Press. I freelance for publications including xoJane.com, HelloGiggles.com, BRIDES and Country Living, and I have served as a local editor for Zagat and Fodor guides.

I work as a full-time journalist at Gambit Weekly, THE BEST source for news in New Orleans (I'm biased, obviously).


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2 comments:

  1. Wow! The summary makes me want to learn more about the book. It looks very intriguing. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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  2. This sounds absolutely amazing!! Sticking it on my kindle wishlist over on Amazon to buy on payday! TY!

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