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Monday, 6 June 2016

BLOG TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Artificial by Jadah McCoy

Book & Author Details:

Artificial by Jadah McCoy
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: April 4th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Science Fiction


She struggles to feel human.

In 2256, the only remnants of civilization on Earth’s first colonized planet, Kepler, are the plant-covered buildings and the nocturnal, genetically spliced bug-people nesting within them: the Cull. During the day, Syl leaves her home in the sewers beneath Elite City to scavenge for food, but at night the Cull come looking for a meal of their own. Syl thought gene splicing died with the Android War a century ago. She thought the bugs could be exterminated, Elite city rebuilt, and the population replenished. She’s wrong.

Whoever engineered the Cull isn’t done playing God. Syl is abducted and tortured in horrific experiments which result in her own DNA being spliced, slowly turning her into one of the bugs. Now she must find a cure and stop the person responsible before every remaining man, woman, and child on Kepler is transformed into the abomination they fear.

He struggles not to.

For Bastion, being an android in the sex industry isn’t so bad. Clubbing beneath the streets of New Elite by day and seducing the rich by night isn’t an altogether undesirable occupation. But every day a new android cadaver appears in the slum gutters, and each caved in metal skull and heap of mangled wires whittles away at him.

Glitches—androids with empathy—are being murdered, their models discontinued and strung up as a warning. Show emotion, you die. Good thing Bastion can keep a secret, or he would be the next body lining the street.

He can almost live with hiding his emotions. That is, until a girl shows up in the slums—a human girl, who claims she was an experiment. And in New Elite, being a human is even worse than being a Glitch. Now Bastion must help the girl escape before he becomes victim to his too-human emotions, one way or another.

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What character would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with?

I think my answer to this question is going to be totally predictable. The character I would most like being stuck in an elevator with is definitely Dr. Who. I am confident that I would be a great companion! Hear me out—I’m resourceful, have a snarky, crude sense of humor, and my hair is teal. What more could you ask for from a companion?! (Please, Doctor, if you’re listening…pick me! Pick me!!)

But enough of that silly pandering. Everywhere Dr. Who goes, he’s followed by (or he’s chasing) adventure. Growing up, adventure was all I ever dreamed of. I played Pokemon in my backyard, imagining that I was the one traveling to far off places and catching dangerous animals with Ash Ketchum. I watched anime and dreamed that one day I would be piecing together shards of a broken amulet, or battling Mamodos. I played video games and dreamed of being given my first Keyblade. I read books and thought, maybe I’m some secret princess from a lost Faerie land. As a child, I had many hopes for where my life would end up.

Spoiler: probably not a Faerie princess and haven’t gotten my damn Keyblade yet. In reality, I grew up to work in law. And let me tell you, the most interesting thing that’s happening here are the occasions when someone tries to sue a coworker for giving them a gift basket full of dildos. That was a fun day.

 So I would like to be stuck in an elevator with Dr. Who in the hopes of being whisked away on some grand adventure among the stars with a kind man who sees the value in each individual person. What experiences he’s had, I’m sure, and what stories he could tell while we’re trapped in a tiny metal box.

When you grow up, when the bills pile up and the alarm goes off at the same time every morning and the same thing happens every day and you being to wonder ‘Is this it? Is this all there is for the rest of my life?’, I hope to find someone like Dr. Who, someone who could breathe the magic back into life.

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Jadah currently lives in Nashville, TN and works in law. When not babysitting attorneys, she can be found juicing her brain for creative ideas or fantasizing about her next trip out of the country (or about Tom Hiddleston as Loki - it’s always a toss up when she fantasizes).

She grew up in rural Arkansas, yet can still write good and sometimes even wears shoes! She did date her first cousin for a while but they decided against marriage for the sake of the gene pool.

Her true loves are elephants, cursing, and sangria - in that order. If you find an elephant that curses like a sailor whilst drinking sangria, you’re dangerously close to becoming her next romantic victim - er, partner.

She cut her writing teeth on badly written, hormone-driven fanfiction (be glad that’s out of her system), and her one true dream is to have wildly erotic fanfiction with dubious grammar written about her own novels. Please make her dreams come true.

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  1. Sounds like a great read.

  2. That is a seriously awesome cover! I love it and I thought the teasers were great - thanks for sharing :)

  3. Thanks for being on the tour! :)

  4. This book sounds great and I love to read it. ty