It's always a pleasure to introduce new authors on the GLBTQ Young Adult scene and I'd like to introduce author Sam Kadence.
We, as authors, have the luxury of having fellow authors who beta read for us. Input from other authors is essential to the writing process and, whether we accept suggestions and make changes to our stories or not, the constructive criticism and feedback is invaluable. I had the pleasure of reading this story in its first draft and was impressed then and I'm even more impressed now.
In his debut novel, Evolution, Sam weaves a spellbinding tale of supernatural urban fantasy and romance all while weaving in the contemporary elements of the music industry and the problems associated with being a rock star. Yep, a rock star! I think this novel is cool and I think you will, too.
Gene Sage has only ever wanted to sing, but his band, Evolution, is pushing him toward the big time. He finds it hard to focus on making musical history when he’s dreaming of graveyards and seeing ghosts. And while all he can think of is hiding who he is from a world unforgiving of anyone different, he discovers he’s also the ultimate snack for vampires and demons. When Gene literally runs into—over—his idol, Kerstrande Petterson, rock god, vampire in hiding, and music cynic, his life falls over the edge into chaos.
Jaded by the world and nearly a decade in the music business, Kerstrande thinks Gene wants to use him to make Evolution immortal in more than one way, but he can’t seem to brush aside the young singer’s enthusiasm.
Getting involved with Kerstrande drags Gene into otherworldly power struggles. Between the ghosts stalking them, the media painting supernaturals as villains, and a vampire out of control in the city, the only way for Gene and Kerstrande to survive is for Gene to embrace his powers—and his destiny.
Read the first chapter and get your copy of
Evolution at Harmony Ink Press.
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