Today we have a wonderful treat for all your Dark Dabbers out there. Liesel Hill is joining us with a witty and entertaining guest post and also sharing a little with us about her latest book, Quantum Entanglement. Plus there is a nifty giveaway! Scroll to the bottom for info on that. Some of you may already know Liesel from the The Wheel of Time read along we are doing. Plus you have seen her other works, Persistence of Vision and The Hatching, reviewed here as well. You can also find a DoD interview over HERE.
If I couldn’t Write, I’d be a Time Traveler
Let’s face it: I’m a writer. That is my dream job. But if I couldn’t do that, I’d want to be an Interchron seeker and time Traveler.
Why would I be good at this job? Seekers at Interchron can zero in on a specific brain chemistry and figure out where it is, whether in space or time. I’m very detail-oriented and learn quickly. I’d have this in the bag inside a week.
As a Traveler, one must zero in on the brain chemistry you’ve found and Travel to it. It requires great mental strength and the ability to zero in on details amidst the entire human historical timeline. I’m great at organizing (i.e. picking out details amidst chaos). Plus, I totally got Bs in calculus. Mental strength? Check.
Why do I want this job? Think of the perks! When one isn’t working, one could meet Abe Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. One could upstage all the stuffy academic historians and archeologists who think they know how things were, but really don’t. One could find out what happened to the Roanoke colony, and what really killed the dinosaurs. (Exercise caution. Both those events are potentially toxic to humans.)
Other perks: Meet each and every one of your ancestors (awesomesauce!). Bear witness to the greatest battles, dynasties, and turning events of human history (ah!). Meet your favorite classic authors (squee!).
Obviously I’m a bit of a history nerd, which is why I’m getting so excited about this. But for those who aren’t, Travelers can also move forward in time. You could jump forward to see your grandchildren. Or who survives the zombie apocalypse! Maybe see who wins the World Series a few years from now? Set yourself up for awesome financial gain?
Just kidding. That wouldn’t be ethical. And you know the interview for becoming a Traveler is intensive, right? It includes a background check for ethics. (I’m looking at you, Rasputin. Don’t get any funny ideas!)
And the biggest perk of being a Traveler? When I retire (Assuming I’d be able to write again at that point) think of the stories I’ll have to tell! Yup, being a Seeker/Time Traveler definitely has its perks.
If it sounds like something you’d be interested in, see the Interchron saga for a more detailed job description. Remember, book 2, Quantum Entanglement, is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time! Get it before the promotion ends! Not that you’ll have to worry about that once you start working as a Traveler. They have all the time in the world.
Here is a little bit about the books of the Interchron Series:
In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.
After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can’t explain. When she’s attacked by a creep with a spider’s web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she’s never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.
In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.
If Maggie can’t fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away…
Five months after traveling to a post-apocalyptic future where collectives reign supreme and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper was returned to her own time until the threat to her life could be neutralized. She thought Marcus and the others would return for her within a few weeks, and now she’s beginning to worry.
When travelers from the future finally show up to collect her, it’s not who she expected. With the return of her memories, she wants more than ever to see Marcus again, but a snake-like woman whose abilities are a perfect match for Maggie’s, an injured Traveler, and decades of civil unrest to wade through all stand in the way of their reunion.
Meanwhile, Marcus and Karl traipse through the countryside, trying to neutralize Colin, who’s promised to brutalize and murder Maggie if he can get his hands on her. When a collective woman is left for dead, Marcus heals her, hoping she’ll be the key to killing Colin and bringing Maggie back. But she may prove as much a hindrance as a help.
The team struggles to get their bearings, but things happen faster than they know. The collectives are coalescing, power is shifting, and the one called B is putting sinister plans into action. If the team can’t reunite and get a handle on the situation, their freedom and individuality—perhaps their very identity—will be ripped away before they can catch their breath.
The giveaway is being hosted on Goodreads, so head over there to enter into the drawing. You could win 1 of 3 copies. Giveaway ends September 30th, 2013. Here’s the link: