Ami Blackwelder tells us more about her exciting book in this guest post!
The Hunted of 2060 http://amiblackwelder.com/
By Ami Rebecca Blackwelder
Three Lovers. Two Species. One Way to Survive.
Summary: Set in Alaska in 2060, when April enters her Sophomore year at University, she thought Robert might be the love of her life, but as she discovers, she is hiding something inside her, something the rest of the world believes to have died out. She struggles with who she was and who she is becoming as she learns of a family she never knew existed and of enemies she will have to outrun, outfight or outwit to survive. As April embraces her new identity, will she have to leave the life she loves behind?
With underlining themes of how prejudice breaks human connections and animal/wildlife conservation, this novel which has received rave reviews will leave the reader flipping through the pages of April’s story.
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Praise for the Hunted of 2060:
‘I have read enough to see that you have a fine story here, Ami. I skipped a couple of chapters, but still found the whole thing very interesting. The way you have spread the story out is very good, as a book, I think you have the makings of a good seller here.’ -Fromante
‘This is a very well structured piece of writing. I very much like how you create the opening atmosphere using a good range of strong sensory descriptions. Very powerful! Also what is very good is the suspense you build by what you don’t tell. this sets up the storyline so very well. You build a very credible character in April. Great narrative, great dialogue, great book!’ -Famlavan
‘The pitch is great and the writing solid. The imagery is touchable with fluid narrative. The secret is well revealed and I liked the fact it came as a surprise to the character too. You can almost feel there is another world shivering in the background waiting to pounce.’ -Owen Quinn
‘Wow. This is a good story. I like the way you hint in chapter one that something big is wrong with April but then take your time revealing that - makes this a suspenseful read. It also makes April a sympathetic character, because she's as in the dark as much as your reader in the beginning. Well done.’ -Burgio
‘I first noticed the awesome cover; then, the story completely held my interest. In chapter 1 & 2, I was wondering what was happening to April. In chapter 3, a lot was explained. I would love to read more of this! This story has such an original twist and is already gladly backed.’ -Jenn
‘Such an interesting idea! That and you've set it in an amazing location. You write very well and I really love your style. It drew me in right away. I find the changes coming over April very intriguing, it makes me want to read on and find out what is happening. All the little details of life in this future world seem real too; so good job with your descriptions. I really enjoyed this.’ -Missy
‘This is really well written and draws the reader in right from the first sentence! Very entertaining style of writing which I love! ‘-Liz
‘Cleverly plotted and well thought-out sci-fi thriller. Characterization and dialogue all work well and the setting is very believable.’-Jim Darcy
‘I found the premise excellent and the story does not let it down. April is in a quandary as she tries to outdistance whatever changes are taking place within her. Her need for meat and hunger for comfort, the hearing and memory capabilities are finally understood as she meets her twin in ch 4. This is paced well with enough tension and narrative to flesh April and the surroundings of 2060 out nicely. The beast within is taking control, and she must learn how to accept her situation as she morphs into the hunted.’ -Suzannah Burke