#BlogTour — Breaker - Exile • Volume 1 by Kelly Wyre & A.F. Henley + Giveaway(S)
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is thrilled to have A.F. Henley and Kelly Wyre here to share their new release
and they've brought some pretty awesome enticements for you guys/gals to read and win!! You must comment for your chance, so be sure to leave them a "Hello" before you leave.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.
These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise,
and even the end of Exile.
Notes: contains some explicit content and includes thoughts and discussions of past and potential suicide
to the Breaker (Exile, Volume 1) Blog Tour and Giveaway!
We're both super excited about this new release and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Throughout this tour, we're going to be introducing many of the characters within, and associated with, Exile's bizarre shores, as well as introducing Exile itself. Then we're going to top that off with a quick little teaser.
However, before we get into any of that we wanted to remind you that we've got a couple of awesome giveaways going along with the tour so be sure to read through to the end to find out how you could win either a Silver-plated Starfish Anklet (just by leaving a single comment!), or the grand prize of a signed, print copy of Breaker, a coordinates bracelet with the Believe. Seek. Prove. reminder so you can always find your way back to the island of Exile, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.
The Character Discussion
Kelly Wyre: So, on our great, illustrious island, there is a Council. There’s always a Council. In like, every fantasy novel practically ever written. But I digress. Ours has a Council, and on that Council are Estranged, and one of those Estranged is a lovely lady who enjoys plants. Her name is Lundrell.
AF Henley: (Y'all should know that Kelly sounds so sweet while typing this, but is actually screaming in my ear.) Yes, Lundrell. She is a sweetie.
KW: (It’s mostly because I keep having to correct Henley’s typos. You should know he’s totes lazy. Like whoa.)
AFH: (Ther iz nuthing wrong with me typin.)
KW: (Not only lazy. Also a bit of an arse. But these are actually reasons I love him. ‘Cause God knows… I love me some arse. Moving on…)
AFH: If I didn't know better, I'd think, from this conversation, that you and Lundrell's plants had already gotten to know each other quite well.
KW: ….Did we write arse-plants into this book? I really don’t remember that. But there was gin involved. I *DO* remember a lovely argument about the nature of greenhouses, fresh soil, and Biodomes. And Lundrell works in/with all of the above.
AFH: It was a DISCUSSION.
KW: AN ALL CAPS DISCUSSION. YES INDEED. IT WAS. MY EARS ARE STILL RINGING.
"I… uh." Eddie pointed in the general direction of the doorway. "I'm supposed to see the, uh, the couple? The people who run these, uh, places. For work. From the meeting. With the guys."
She smiled, and it warmed Eddie from the inside out. She'll make a great mother, Eddie thought.
"Marykeen and Aman are in the biodome," she told him. "They are attempting a harvest of pine nuts. The tree isn't doing as well as they'd like. We're not northern enough." She repeated her question. "Do you know why we have the flowers?"
Her voice was musical, like a tiny bird. She tilted her head and watched him with that intent, interested gaze that on the mainland would have had Eddie quickly blurting that he was gay, thank you anyway. He didn't. Instead, he tried for cute. "Because you want something around that's as pretty as you are?"
She chuckled. "Aren't you a flirty little thing? But, no. The nasturtiums and the marigolds help to keep the aphids away. And look, over here." She stepped farther down the aisle and pointed at some low plants. "Peppermint and spearmint to chase away the ants. Bay leaf and garlic as well. Their scent, or in some cases the residue of the plant itself, fight off the pests without the use of dangerous chemicals."
"Ah." Eddie nodded. "How very Poison Ivy of them."
"Oh, no." She shook her head. "We don't have any of that in here. Don't get me wrong, poison ivy berries are quite beneficial to birds and deer in the cold season and cottontails do enjoy the twigs and the bark, but for the most part humans—"
"No, I know." Eddie held up his hand. "It's not, I mean, it's an old comic thing, I don't mean…" He dropped his hand and laughed. "You know what, never mind. It was a joke, but as the saying goes, if you've got to explain it, the joke's not working."
"I see," she said. "I'm sorry." She held out her hand. "I'm Lundrell, in case you forgot. Are you interested in farming, Eddie?" She paused. "Or do you prefer Mr. Florence?"
"Eddie," he said quickly. He caught Lundrell's hand and gave it a squeeze. "And I do remember you. As for farming, I can't say that I have much in the way of smarts when it comes to plants. When I was younger, like fourteen or so, a couple of buddies and I tried to grow a marijuana plant." He shrugged and then laughed at the look she gave him. "We didn't get anything from it, though. So we must have fucked it up—" He covered his mouth and widened his eyes. "Sorry. Language. I mean—"
"I've heard the term fuck," she said, amused. "And it was probably hemp that you grew. Very low values of THC and in many cases, none at all. On the mainland, true marijuana has all but been eradicated. There was a virus that erupted out of one of the control methods that the government tried to use back before the Cure. Another one of their attempts to control mankind that ended up fucking," she paused and wiggled her eyebrows, "with Big Mean Mama Earth. And for what?"
She tugged something out of the dirt, root and all. "So they could force human beings to disregard that which grows for free in lieu of pharmaceuticals. But I digress, as I tend to do about these things. Let me show you around, and we'll see if you have a knack for plants, shall we?"
Breaker (Exile Volume 1)
Copyright © 2017 by Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley
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Kelly Wyre and AF Henley ♡
About the Authors
Kelly Wyre enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk and laptop. Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, a workaholic, a chronic night owl, and loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.
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Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica. A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish. Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
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BELIEVE IT. FIND IT. PROVE YOUR WORTH.
Breaker – Exile, Volume I, by the dynamic duo A.F. Henley & Kelly Wyre, is intense, mind-boggling, and otherworldly and it took a little bit of time for me to get the concept wrapped inside my brain of everything that was taking place. It moves with a fast-paced—cutting edge that keeps you on a suspended level of “OMG” and “WTF” - sometimes with both eyes open—sometimes only one.
“Everybody meets the dark alone.”
Eddie and Kaeva—both Estranged—separated by two completely different worlds—both dream, have a destiny—now their two worlds have collided and they must decide how they proceed from there.
Eddie is young and has spent his entire life under the negative thumb of a mother whom—by Eddie’s account—was ashamed of her son and wanted to hide his estrangement—and made him feel guilty for having it. This left a lasting effect on his psyche—causing low self-worth and ultimately will be the thing that he will work the hardest to reverse. Aside from this, however—which is quite remarkable considering—is quite the jokester, a real flirt, rather charming, has absolutely no filter, and he loves - LOVES - to get inside Kaeva’s space.
Now, Kaeva, is quite the opposite from our Eddie. He is gruff, bitter, shrewd, angry, A N G R Y. Did I mention he was gruff? Oh yes. . .well, he hates people in general—REALLY. Wants his space—free of anyone. Likes the quiet and likes being alone. He has his reasons and they are valid. He’s had a really hard life and his estrangement has forced him to seek the space and loneliness he now thrives. He’s furious when he is assigned to take on the newcomer, Eddie.
“Is your wife out?”
Kaeva set the candle down with a frown. “You really don’t get it, do you? There is no wife. There are no children. There are usually no house guests. What part of I can’t touch people are you missing?”
Eddie pulled his hands free and flailed them in the air. “I don’t fucking know! It’s just. . .I mean. . .” He gestured around the room. “I assumed, I guess. This isn’t exactly what I imagined. It’s kind of pretty. You know?”
Surprisingly enough, Kaeva almost cracked a smile. “And just what, exactly, did you expect?”
“Wolves,” Eddie said without hesitation.
These two are like oil and water, hot and cold, sweet and sour, but Eddie has a lot of questions and he won’t be deterred by Kaeva’s rough manner or aggressive behavior. He’s persistent, not easily intimidated—quite the contrary—and he makes it known, early on, that if Kaeva’s interested he is more than willing to offer any sexual favors during his stay.
He’s fascinated by Kaeva, eager to learn and understand, but underneath his façade he is nervous and he has an ulterior motive that brought him to Exile—now he must decide if he wants to carry it out. Fate has spoken—brought these two men together—but visions leave more questions than answers and with time running out, will either man realize their destiny is right in front of them?
Breaker is a compelling read I found to be exhilarating in content with a descriptive narrative that kept me completely engrossed inside this fascinating world the authors created. It is made up of a whole host of secondary characters—each with their own estrangement—unique and challenging—working together to make Exile work for each citizen living there.
At the core—are Eddie and his reasons for coming to Exile—away from that he finds a gratifying and powerful connection to Kaeva—one that allows them to explore each other in a way that has never happened in Kaeva’s lifetime and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Kaeva finds himself feeling something he never thought he would have again—HOPE—as his resolve weakens for the younger man.
I still find myself with some confusion, some questions, things left unsolved, and I am going to assume that some of these things will continue to unravel as the series plays out. I am anxious to see Kaeva and Eddie—in light of the new arrangement—find their balance. Eddie can be very infuriating—for Kaeva’s mental stability—and I can’t imagine that changing. . .much. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to others who love these plot devices.