Welcome to my tour stop for Origin by Corrie Brundage, the first book in The Eaters trilogy. This is an adult science fiction and the tour runs June 6-July 11 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for more information.
About Origin, The Eaters #1
Brilliant, brave, determined, and just a little bit…distracted. Meet Dr. Mina Brice, dedicated savior of species, and scientist with a secret. On a planet ravaged by climate change, her ability to mind-meld with earth’s imperiled beasts has made her a valued member of a team dedicated to saving as many as they can from extinction. Unfortunately, Mina’s inability to connect with her fellow humans has kept most of them at arms length. Except for Jack—handsome, dashing-with-a-touch of goofy, totally distracting Jack. Dr. Jack MacConnell was never supposed to be part of Mina’s gameplan. But when thrown together on a crazy-dangerous mission, both fate and a deadly tsunami seem determined to propel them down the same fraught—and occasionally delicious—path. Perhaps forever?
But forever turns out to be a fluid commodity when both awaken 500 years into the future in a city called Origin. Presided over by aliens known as The Travelers, it is a world at once familiar and totally strange. And for Mina and Jack, it will become a battleground…against a hybrid race of predators loosed on the human population, against those whose dark side is so very carefully hidden, and even, as fate throws a heartwrenching twist their way, against…each other?
Corrie Brundage kicks off The Eaters trilogy with an intoxicating tale of pulse-pounding action for fans of urban fantasy and science fiction to devour and savor.
About the Author:
Corrie Brundage is a former model, opera singer, and personal trainer who, out of sheer boredom and personal relief from planetary insanity, completed five novels in the space of twelve months. She pumps iron, is a political junkie, and is a dedicated animal advocate.
PLEASE WELCOME CORRIE TO BOOKHOUNDS
- What is on my nightstand?
Quite the hodge-podge of useful items and useless knickknacks! For instance, hand grippers. These are great. I’m working on grip strength and while I’m lounging in bed I’ll just squeeze and squeeze. Makes me feel accomplished. Then there’s the earplugs, manicure scissors, Melatonin I never remember to take, and Kleenex. The clutter consists of creams, lotions, and jewelry that hasn’t made its way to my closet. Lip balms, mostly used up and empty. My current reading is Stephen King’s The Stand and Mike Clelland’s The Messengers: Owls, Synchronicity and the UFO Abductee. You can tell I like to freak myself out before bed. Rounding things up are hand warmers, a lamp, and a very expensive thermometer.
- What author would I totally fan?
That’s easy, a bit too easy. Stephen King. The man is not only prolific, but as a child I would lose myself in his books for hours on end and never, ever get tired of rereading them. There’s something about his prose that’s both chilling and soothing to me.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Both! I try to do an outline at the start of each new project, but I find I rarely stick to it as I go along. I will have thoughts and ideas as I’m typing, or sleeping, or watching reruns of The Sopranos. Or The Bachelorette. I find that if I’m too strict with myself, I feel the pressure to be “on point” and lose my voice. So really, I just let it flow.
- Is there a word you love to use?
I try not to overuse one specific word; what writer does? But I have found as I’m editing my current manuscript that I use “little” a lot. It’s rather annoying. Like, what is it about “little” that’s so fantastic? I’m wondering this about myself.
Well, I hope I have sufficiently answered your questions! I really appreciate this opportunity. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me.