It's out, folks, it's out, it's out, IT'S OUT!!!
My bloggy pal's Sci-Fi book is out and here's L.G. now to tell y'all about it!
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|Title: A Silent Soliloquy|
Author: L.G. Keltner
Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopian
Length: 28,000 words
Cover Art: Devross
Release Date: July 6th, 2015
First of all, I’d like to thank Mina for being so awesome and letting me stop by today! I’m here to promote my newly published novella A Silent Soliloquy, and what better way to do that than with a short excerpt?
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“Hey, Tips,” David says softly as he slides into place on the bench beside us. His shoulder bumps ours, and I savor that innocent moment of contact. I try to imagine that, in this moment, I am merely a girl who’s meeting with a boy. No hidden agendas attached.
The fantasy is quickly ruined when he leans in to kiss me.
I can’t help but note the flavor of the lip balm that’s been liberally applied. Cherry. An extremely artificial, almost medicinal, cherry flavor. I know that ours isn’t any better. The grape flavor is just as medicinal, just as artificial. It’s a constant reminder of the utility of the kiss that I’m expected to perform.
Though, I must admit, if I ignore the odd taste, the other aspects of the kiss are kind of nice. His lips are soft, and his body emits a surprising amount of warmth considering his size. I’m glad when our hands move to rest on his shoulders, increasing the amount of physical contact between us. It feels grounding, so even though I can’t fully ignore the reason why we’re kissing him, I can momentarily push the knowledge from the forefront of my thoughts.
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TIPPIE was created to be a weapon...By all appearances, she's an ordinary girl of 18, and she uses that to her advantage in her work for The Facility. What no one sees is that there's another girl buried deep inside. She can't speak or control the movements of the body she inhabits. As TIPPIE's silent passenger, she can only observe. She uses the details she learns from TIPPIE's work to reconstruct the stories of other people's lives. It helps her feel a little more connected to the world she can only watch.
When TIPPIE's work leads her to David, a young man with a haunted past and information that The Facility wants, TIPPIE uses her skills to earn his trust. The silent girl beneath the surface knows that TIPPIE is only going to hurt him, but she can't help but feel for him. Those feelings only grow, but she knows all too well that TIPPIE's work will soon come to an end.
About the Author
L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband. Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six. Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good.
Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.
You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.
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