Today D.L. Richardson and Rockstar Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for EARTH QUARANTINED, her new Sci-Fi Book which releases November 15, 2018! Check out the awesome cover and enter the giveaway!
On to the reveal!
Title: EARTH QUARANTINED Book 1 of Earth Quarantined series
Author: D.L. Richardson
Pub. Date: November 15, 2018
Publisher: D.L. Richardson
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads
World peace came, just not from this world.
The year is 2355. The deadly virus that killed millions of people is gone, thanks to the quarantine measures put in place by the Criterion, an alien species who appeared just in time to save the human race. In exchange for complying with their tough control measures, the Criterion promised us the technology for interstellar travel. We’ve done all they’ve asked, yet we’re still on Earth with no way of getting into deep space. The Criterion are lying to us. What they don’t know is that we’re lying to them.
Kethryn Miller is an award-winning actress, but nothing will prepare her for the role she’ll take on when a strange woman who shouldn’t be alive turns up in the city, threatening to expose the lies that have kept peace on Earth for 200 years.
City Prime glowed at night, its beauty undeniable. Millions of lights in every imaginable color blinked like neon lovers communicating in code. At least until midnight. After midnight, the power conserves came into effect, and buildings disappeared from the skyline as holo-advertisements and electricity mains shut down. Complete darkness lasted no more than the blink of a neon light; like children afraid of the dark, buildings flickered into life as insomniacs reclaimed the night.
Kethryn Miller stood on the balcony of the eighty-fourth floor, gazing out to the other buildings, wondering what kept her fellow insomniacs awake. She would swap her troubles for theirs any day.
A Criterion ship popped into view. Reflexively, Kethryn took a step back. The Divinity was gold and elliptical with sensor arrays that resembled incandescent roots reaching for the ground. One of a hundred border patrols ships, one for each Earth state, this alien hawk followed a pre-plotted course around the ten cities of State Seven. A citizen could tell time by the patrols. Each noon and midnight the Divinity floated over City Prime. Each night when it hovered by, Kethryn sensed the co-operatives inside – humans who worked security detail for the Criterions – watching her watching them.
She reached for the bottle of wine on the table and the movement activated the Visual Imaging Device – VID – pulling her attention to the invitation projected onto the screen. It showed an invitation for the presidential inauguration in two weeks, one she couldn’t avoid since this was her inauguration. Spending twenty-four years trying to dodge the inevitable made the challenge seem useless.
Damn world peace, Kethryn thought. It wasn’t worth her happiness.
D L Richardson is writes speculative fictions, which encompasses science fiction, light horror, supernatural fiction, and fantasy. When she’s not writing, she can be found wandering in her yard waging war on weeds, watching back-to-back episodes on Netflix, playing her piano or guitar, curled up on the couch reading a book, or walking the dog.
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