Thursday, August 7, 2014

TEN RANDOM THINGS + GIVEAWAY: Wordless (Words Made Flesh #1) by AdriAnne Strickland

Words Made Flesh #1
Author: AdriAnne Strickland
Release Date: August 8th
Publisher: Flux

“The Gods made their Words into flesh, giving privileged individuals the powers of creation...”

In Eden City, a member of the illiterate wordless class would never dream of meeting the all-powerful Words ... much less of running away with one. So when a gorgeous girl literally falls into his lap during a routine trash run, seventeen-year-old Tavin Barnes isn’t sure if it’s the luckiest or worst day of his life. That girl is Khaya, the Word of Life, who can heal a wound or command an ivy bush to devour a city block with ease. And yet she needs Tavin’s help.

By aiding Khaya’s escape from the seemingly idyllic confines of Eden City, Tavin unwittingly throws himself into the heart of a conflict that is threatening to tear the world apart. Eden City’s elite will stop at nothing to protect the shocking secret Khaya hides, and they enlist the other Words, each with their own frightening powers, to bring her back.


"Just the right amount of pizzazz in the form of cinematic action and naked, sexy fun.... [An] intriguing, original science-fantasy setting sure to attract fans." - Kirkus Reviews

"A fast-paced blend of sci-fi and fantasy with scary real-world implications, Wordless grabbed hold of me from the start and wouldn't let me go. Brilliant." - Chelsea Pitcher, author of The S-Word and The Last Changeling

"Strickland's fast-paced debut... raises questions of identity and belonging.... Even the least ethical characters prove emotionally vulnerable." - Publishers Weekly

Ten Random Things

1.) I'm a commercial fisherwoman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, during the summer sockeye salmon season.
2.) I make a lot of kimchi and eat a lot of kimchi.
3.) I speak some rusty Mandarin Chinese and rustier French. (你好! Bonjour!)
4.) I spent a year living in African fishing villages (Morocco, Cameroon, Mozambique)
5.) My favorite car (that I don't own, sadly) is an orange Mini-Cooper.
6.) My favorite color is teal, and half of my clothes are in this color.
7.) I've eaten a roasted scorpion on a stick.
8.) ...but that is not my favorite food. My favorite food is eggs benedict with smoked, wild-caught Alaskan salmon (of course!).
9.) I grew up in Elko, Nevada, which most people only drive past on I-80.
10.) My current favorite bands make up a strange mix of bluegrass and French/Québécois music: The Devil Makes Three, Trampled by Turtles, La Rue Ketanou, Les Cowboy Fringants.

A little about AdriAnne...

AdriAnne Strickland was a bibliophile who wanted to be an author before she knew what either of those words meant. She shares a home base in Alaska with her husband, but has spent two cumulative years living abroad in Africa, Asia, and Europe. While writing occupies most of her time, she commercial fishes every summer in Bristol Bay, because she can't seem to stop. Her debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, is coming 2014 from Flux Books.



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