Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
I’ve been enjoying bringing guest author features to Jorie Loves A Story throughout #WyrdAndWonder – as I like to focus each May on showcasing Indie Authors & Indie Publishers who are giving us fantastical stories we want to be reading. This particular author is writing within the umbrella of Sci-Fantasy – wherein, most of her story parlays into Science as much as it does Fantasy. I especially enjoy reading these stories being a Science geek myself – as I like to see the underpinning inspirations of how the concepts are explored within the context of the story and/or series whilst peering into how the Science then takes the backseat in order to follow the lives of the characters.
Being a person who was greatly affected by hearing a talk by an environmentalist in the fifth grade and whose walked through life with an environmental conscience with a firm appreciation for the natural world and her natural resources – I have a ready eye out for stories which encompass the natural processes of Earth and the cycles of life therein. I am also passionate about green living, natural living practices and of course, reducing our dependence of chemicals and pesticides as it relates to the food chain. There is something to be said for getting back to basics and for treating the Earth with more kindness than what we generally give her through our actions and processes.
On that note, as this series talks and tackles the current issues involving fracking (as I am sure most are aware of the hazards and dangers of this practice by now due to the news coverage and movements to stop fracking) which not only has a serious effect on the natural environs but also on human health – I was thankful to see this series stepped forward to include such a topical issue for today’s world.
Likewise, I love Parapsychology and stories of the paranormal – it was an interesting layer of fusion between the sciences within the premise of this series and how science plays such a strong role in the forward motion of the stories. It was an honour to get the chance to speak to the author about these concepts, themes and inclusions throughout our conversation.
Today it is an honour to host my first blog tour with the #TheWriteReads – a blog touring company which is quite popular with my fellow book bloggers as you might have seen the tag on Twitter and the badge in my sidebar. I strive to help share the content their sharing on the tag and the featured selections Dave @ The Write Reads helps us lock eyes onto however, I go through moments of where I can keep up with #bookTwitter and moments where I’m thankful I can just keep my blog surfacing and moving forward. We all have a lot to shoulder at different seasons of our lives and lately, as my father’s daytime carer whilst Mum works I have noticed I do not get as much time to stay socially connected as I had in the recent past.
I love being part of the community of #TheWriteReads and I hope in future to continue hosting the authors on their blog tours – I keep an eye out on the stories I most desire to be reading in order to host a guest feature as print copies are a bit rare for these tours to request. I love hosting the conversations because it helps me feel a bit more rooted in the stories and I hope you’ll have the same takeaway yourself.
Brew yourself a cuppa and hug close to the convo!
by Tracy Richardson
Marcie Horton has a sixth sense. Not in the “I see dead people” way, but well, maybe a little. She feels a sort of knowing about certain things that can’t be explained—an intuition that goes beyond the normal. Then there was that one summer four years ago, when she connected with a long-departed spirit But nothing that incredible has happened to Marcie since.
This summer, Marcie is spending time working at Angel Mounds, the archeological dig her mother heads, along with her brother, Eric, and his girlfriend, Renee. The dig is the site of an ancient indigenous civilization, and things immediately shift into the paranormal when Marcie and her teammates meet Lorraine and Zeke. The two mysterious dig assistants reveal their abilities to access the Universal Energy Field with their minds— something Marcie knows only vaguely that her brother has also had experience with. Marcie learns how our planet will disintegrate if action is not taken, and she and her team must decide if they are brave enough to help Lorraine and Zeke in their plan to save Mother Earth, her resources, and her history.
It looks like the summer just got a lot more interesting.
Places to find the book:
Published by Brown Books Publishing Group
on 22nd September, 2020
The Catalysts series:
The Field (Book One)
Catalyst (Book Two)
Available Formats: Trade Paperback and Ebook
Converse via: #Fantasy, #SciFantasy, #YAFantasy
as well as #TheWriteReads & #WyrdAndWonder
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: