It’s my pleasure to introduce all of you to my friend and partner-in-crime, Becca J. Campbell. Becca and I founded the summer novel writing contest known as JuNoWriMo. Becca is a talented writer with an amazing imagination. I was fortunate enough to read her new novel Foreign Identity as an advance reader, and was unable to put it down, even reading on my computer screen! It’s a fantastic read, but I’ll save the rest for my review at the end of the post Make sure you don’t miss Becca’s giveaway! And if you haven’t already, hop over and enter my giveaway as well!
An avid lover of stories that tiptoe the line between fantasy and reality (even when they plunge off one side or the other), Becca J. Campbell looks for new angles on bridging the gap between the two. She holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity.
Becca’s journey into writing began as many of her other creative endeavors do – by daring herself to try something new. The question “what if I wrote a novel?” and some hastily scribbled notes on a church handout were the inspirations that jump-started her first book. Since then, she has written three additional novels and several shorter works.
As the wife of a musician and mother of three young boys, Becca’s life is never dull. Whether it is writing, painting or knitting, she enjoys making stuff that wasn’t there before.
Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.
Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.
Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confuse more than they explain. Every discovery only brings more questions.
Who captured them? Why were they taken? What does their captor want from them? What can the riddles mean?
Who are they?
Lacking allies and options, the duo must learn to trust one another. Mazes, puzzles, and even strange, lurking creatures force them to rely on their wits–and each other–for survival. But survival isn’t enough. They need answers.
Will the answers be enough? Will the truth bring them closer together, or drive them forever apart? Will discovering their identities finally bring them home?
My 5-star review of Foreign Identity:
I was lucky enough to read this as an advance reader, and I couldn’t put it down! It was a great page turner.
While fitting in the Science Fiction genre, this book exceeds the genre in my opinion in several ways. The characters are ultimately on a journey of discovery about themselves and each other, a journey forced on them by very extenuating circumstances, but it’s the journey and the discovery that takes center stage, while keeping the reader waiting with bated breath to see what happens next.
This book is a fantastic blend of heart, action, and suspense.
Eden has a dangerous secret.
In a world where GenEns (enhanced humans) are the norm, her own ability is flawed. If anyone found out about the glitch in her genetic code, she’d be deemed a sub-norm, as one unfit to exist in the human race. Her certain fate would be extermination.
She always thought keeping her defect secret was her biggest struggle. That concern vanishes when her life is put in danger. Suddenly, fighting back is her only option, and she’s completely unprepared.
Her only chance for survival is by wielding her damaged power. But fear and painful memories threaten to hold her back. What will happen to her if she unleashes the terror within?
A Sub-Normal short story. Approximately 6500 words.
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