Book: Breaker: Exile Vol 1
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Publication date: January 10, 2017
Length: 259 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
In the wake of several near-cataclysmic events, humanity created the Cure, a DNA-altering antidote to death by disease and old age. But all cures come with side effects: a small percentage of the population develops a wide range of powers, some of which are lethal to others, and some which are lethal to the wielder.
These people are called the Estranged, hunted and shunned, safe only on the Island of Exile. It is here that Kaeva and Eddie meet—and where they set a prophecy in motion, quite possibly sealing their own demise, and even the end of Exile.
Genre: Gay, Urban Fantasy
Notes: contains some explicit content and includes thoughts and discussions of past and potential suicide
This is a very fast paced book and you have to stay sharp. If you find yourself getting sleepy STOP! You truly need to pay attention. The suspense is off the charts. I wish I could come up with something better than high octane but I can't. I wasn't sure what to expect form this book so it was an awesome surprise.
Dystopian stories are usually touch and go. Sometimes they take a severely political turn. Other times they concentrate more on the people, their struggles, and the way of the world. That's what I prefer and that's what this was.
This book wasn't suffocating like so many dystopian books tend to be. Great pacing. We see this world through the eyes of an exiled man. So the refreshing part of that is we learn right alongside Eddie.
Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley are a great duo. Their writing is flawless and they seamlessly integrate their styles.
Guest Post & Interview
Welcome to the Breaker (Exile, Volume 1) Blog Tour and Giveaway! We're both super excited about this new release and thrilled to be able to share it with you. Throughout this tour, we're going to be introducing many of the characters within, and associated with, Exile's bizarre shores, as well as introducing Exile itself. Then we're going to top that off with a quick little teaser.
However, before we get into any of that we wanted to remind you that we've got a couple of awesome giveaways going along with the tour so be sure to read through to the end to find out how you could win either a Silver-plated Starfish Anklet (just by leaving a single comment!), or the grand prize of a signed, print copy of Breaker, a coordinates bracelet with the Believe. Seek. Prove. reminder so you can always find your way back to the island of Exile, and a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market.
The Character Discussion
Kelly Wyre: And today we talk about beauty products. Henley, your moisturizer: discuss.
AF Henley: WT—like, Vaseline?
KW: Ew. So many things wrong with that. I cannot list them all. But I’ll try. Later. And you seem confused. Aren’t we doing the beauty blog - oh! Wait. That’s not you. Or us. Or here. Sorry. My bad. We’re talking about... Um. What are we talking about?
AFH: Seriously. You and your makeup obsession. I get it. You love Jeffree Starr. But this blog tour is about OUR NOVEL. And this particular post is about Bright.
KW: *MY* obsession with Jeffree Star? MINE? Okay. Something else to address later. Your denial. Wide and long. Wide and long.
AFH: Every thing I have is...
KW: ...wide… and…? AAAAANYway… Brite. Oh yes. She’s a doll. Let’s talk about Brite before people start asking you for those pictures I took that time at the beach.
AFH: The ones you were supposed to delete?
KW: And I will, just as soon as you destroy the ones of me on the pool table.
KW: And alas, we remain at an impasse. But BRITE. BRITE! She’s amazing. Works at the Med. Helps Zunella. And Frost. Sweet girl.
AFH: Excellent. Sweet is good.
KW: Something we know so little about, really.
Zunella was unfazed. "Maggots?"
"S'what I call 'em. The things. In my head. When I hear shit."
"I see. What is your level classification?"
"Do you consider yourself a threat to society?"
"No. Just a burden, really."
Kaeva had to turn away and tune out the rest of the questions. It felt wrong to hear the answers, rude, even. Eddie didn't know this would happen within Kaeva's earshot, and Kaeva had hoped to be long gone before the intake progressed this far.
"Here we go," Frost said, and Kaeva turned again to watch Brite kneel at Eddie's feet. She was a pretty girl, with short brown hair and long legs. She actually healed by breath, which Kaeva thought was fascinating. He watched her as she bent to blow air on Eddie's torn knee and then battered feet. The scratches instantly began to close and fade. The dirt crumbled away. Kaeva knew from experience that Brite's magic even worked on dry skin. Eddie's leg and feet would be soft as a baby's when she was done.
Breaker (Exile Volume 1)
Copyright © 2017 by Kelly Wyre and A.F. Henley
About the Authors
Kelly Wyre enjoys reading and writing all manner of fiction, ranging from horror to romance. She used to work in advertising but is now happily chained to her writing desk and laptop. Kelly relishes the soft and cuddly and the sharp and bloody with equal amounts of enthusiasm. She's a coffee addict, a workaholic, a chronic night owl, and loves a good thunderstorm. Currently Kelly resides in the southeastern United States.
Connect with Kelly!
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❧ Tumblr – NSFW! ❧ Pinterest ❧ Amazon Author Page ❧ Goodreads
❧ Tumblr – NSFW! ❧ Pinterest ❧ Amazon Author Page ❧ Goodreads
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica. A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish. Henley has been proudly publishing with Less Than Three Press since 2012.
Connect with Henley
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A great big thank you to Diverse Reader for hosting us today, and another to you for joining in on the fun. Best of luck with the giveaway and we hope you enjoyed the post!
Until next time,
Kelly Wyre and AF Henley <3