Tuesday, December 20, 2011

In Which We Launch Fireseed One!!

You know, there are things you may not know about me. Wait, scratch that. Probably you at least suspect this about me if you've been reading this blog for any length of time, or are friends with me on FB.

I like food.

I like food like a lot.

Not only do I eat a lot of nummy food a lot of the time, but I also spend a good portion of my time cooking and baking and creating nummy food. If you've checked me out on pinterest, you would see that 5 of my 15 pinterest boards revolve around foodstuffs. That's almost as many as my writing boards.

So what would I do if there were, say, limited foodstuffs, due to climate change?

Well first, I'd freak out. But then, when I heard that maybe...maybe there were some cults, running around the hotzones of what used to be America... well. That would sound just fine. Just fine.

You'd better believe I'd join a food cult. Hell, I'd probably lead that mother effing food cult. TRY AND STOP ME.

BUT. But. If you like food as much as me, well. There's plenty of room in my food cult. As long as you bring me something good to eat.

Today we launch the book Fireseed One by Catherine Stine! It's a YA futuristic thriller, complete with illustrations. Actual pictures, guys.

Check out her blog here and you may find other bloggers celebrating with additional giveaways!

Buy Fireseed One on iBook for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch here

Buy Fireseed One for Kindle here

For Nook users Catherine is offering a special launch party discount! The Fireseed eBook is officially $2.99, but during this party, you can buy it for only $1.50, directly from Catherine! Email her at kitsy84557@gmail.com and she'll send you a link to Paypal, and then the eBook.

Here's a synopsis of the book:

What if the only person who could help you save the world was your very worst enemy?

The year is 2089. Temperate climate has replaced Arctic ice, and much of what is now the United States is a lethal Hotzone, cut off by an insurmountable border from its northern, luckier neighbors, Ocean and Land Dominion. It is rumored that roving Hotzone nomads will kill for a water pellet or a slice of insect loaf, and that the ZWC, a dangerous Hotzone activist group, has infiltrated the border to the northern Dominions.

Up in Ocean Dominion, all eighteen year-old Varik Teitur wants to do is party on Snowangel Island with his friend Audun and flirt with college girls he dreams of joining next year in his quest to become a doctor. Instead, he inherits a vast sea farm, following the death of his father, famous marine biologist Professor Teitur. Five weeks later, ZWC member Marisa Baron breaks into the farm’s secret seed vault and a fellow activist poisons the farm’s agar crops, the world’s food source. In order to save the last agar seedlings Varik is forced to journey to the Hotzone in search of Fireseed, a plant his father supposedly developed with magical hybridization properties.
Varik takes Marisa along. Aside from being a terrorist, she’s the beautiful, estranged daughter of Melvyn Baron, the biggest real estate mogul in Land Dominion, and the professor’s old rival. Oddly, she knows lots about Fireseed, and what Hotzone land Professor Teitur bought to test the crop, before becoming embittered and trashing the project. No one except Varik knows whether Fireseed ever existed off the drawing board. Might the refugees in Vegas-by-the-Sea have answers, or the bizarre Fireseed cult in the Chihuahua desert? Varik, the reluctant hero, must risk burning in the Hotzone, as his mother did, to save the ailing agar, and the world.
Sounds awesome, right?
You want a copy right? Yeah you do.
SO!!! Let's give away some free copies!!
That's right! You can win One of Two copies of Fireseed One today on my blog!
How do you enter? Easy! Fill out the form below!
You must be a follower of my blog.
That's pretty much it. BUT!!! You will get extra entries if you help promote Fireseed One's launch today.
Blog. Tweet. FB. Whatever you choose. If you do one (or all) of those things, you will increase your chances to win a book.
Deadline is end of day Thursday (Dec 22nd) so spread the word and fill out this form!  I will announce the winners on Friday Dec 23rd and Catherine will send your book out asap.
Sounds great, right?
Hells yeah it does. It sounds just fine.


Maria Zannini said...

I'll be glad to tweet this.

Congratulations, Catherine!

Hannah said...

Join a food cult? We should START a food cult!! Right now!!!

Lost_without_a_Map said...

My first thoughts when I hear of people who can cook and love to cook are, "I wonder if they will marry me?" Kind of hard to propose via blob, though =/ Have you read Hunger Games? You know the mystery meat stew? That's what happes during a food shortage...I think I would become vegetarian.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Are there actual pictures of food?
I can see you leading a food cult. Yvie would be your second in command. Or official food taster.

Anne Ahiers said...

possible free book? hecks yeah- sign me up!
also- food cult ftw. But then is that going to eventually end up like that short story where we get together once a year in secret to eat some super rare forbidden food, like unicorn or white rhino , and then eventually eat the most forbidden of all- MAN?!
because if so, then i pass

Catherine Stine said...

Anne, you are hilarious!

Anne Ahiers said...

Thanks Catherine!

Catherine Stine said...

Yeah, Anne, I'm not so sure you'd want to partake of the beetle loaf and moss juice in the Fireseed Hotzone. But, if you want a Polar Ice Cap (crushed ice and marshmallow liqueur), pop on over to my blog, where we're serving Snowpak City treats. (All from Fireseed One)

LD Masterson said...

I feel the need to go check my fridge, make sure it's still full.

And congratulations, Catherine.

Catherine Stine said...

LD, and all of you guys are really cracking me up. Apocalyptic food humor is pretty darn funny! Maybe someone would be able to dig way down under the earth and find some old bomb shelter food...
Or make lizard shish kebab!

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

This book sounds epic. I shall be reading this soon. I don't need to save a dollar. I have Barnes and Noble gift certificates.

Catherine Stine said...

Hi Michael, not sure it's on B&N yet, but any day now! Keep checking. Hope you like it!

Catherine Stine said...

It's on B&N for Nook now!!!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I hope I got in before the deadline. This book sounds so exciting. And the cover is gorgeous. Congratulations, Catherine. Best of luck to you. Looking forward to reading your story.

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