The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with K.D. Emerson

What great fun this is going to be! I’d like to thank Natalie Star of  http://authornataliestar.blogspot.com and Bruce Blake of  http://bruceblake.wordpress.com/ for tagging me in the Next Big Thing Blog tour

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with K.D. Emerson, author of Digitus 233

What is the title of your book? Oooh lala! I love this question because the title of my book has a double meaning. Title: Digitus 233

Where did the idea for the book come from? The dark corners of my mind. I love allowing my imagination to take what is and expand it to what may be…

What genre does your book fall under? Dystopia Science Fiction set in the near future. It can also fall under action/adventure/fringe science/mature young adult/thriller. There, I think that about covers it.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency? My book will be published with Master Koda Select Publishing (MKSP) due out Dec 21, 2012 – just in time for the end of the world.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? The very rough edges of the rough draft simmered for several years on the back burner of my mind. The actual writing took place over several months.

Give a one sentence synopsis of your novel: When Zander was ushered onto the luxurious Lear Jet the end of the world was the last thing on his mind.

What other works would you compare your story to? It’s kind of a combo meal between The Hunger Games, Clive Cussler novels, the classic Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and the movie The Manchurian Candidate set to the tune of Hotel California.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  The events in Nazi Germany during World War II, the reality that freedom (and life) can so easily slip through our fingers, the intrigue of fringe science and how it can be used for good or evil (depending on who is in control).

What else might pique the reader’s interest?

After much argument from the main characters of the book it was finally decided to give a fleeting glance inside the upcoming novel Digitus 233 from author K.D. Emerson.

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Deep within the dark abyss of his mind, Zander tried to shout, but no sound escaped. It felt as though a heavy mallet beat against his skull. Pushing the pain to the back of his mind, he forced himself to focus and slithered through the murk toward a pinpoint of light. Gulping for air, he burst through the blackness and forced his eyes open.

A scream escaped before he could stop himself. Inches away, a face; a set of open blue eyes stared at him. Was it a dead body? He struggled with his arms and legs, unexpectedly unable to force them to move. He was tied up in some kind of silky material! The eyes in front of him blinked. This time he caught the scream half way up and swallowed it. He had to get control of himself.

I hope you have all enjoyed getting to know a bit more about me and my novel, Digitus 233 and now on we go to the next group of great authors!

I have tagged the following authors.

Danny Kemp at http://www-thedesolategarden-com.co.uk/
Rachel Rossano at http://rachel-rossano.blogspot.com
DeEtte Anderton at http://deetteanderton.wordpress.com
Dominque Goodall at http://dominiquegoodall.wordpress.com/
Barbara Bloom at www.smartscarlet.com
Caitlin Hensley at www.authorcaitlinhensley.blogspot.com
Adam Gaffen at www.thekildaran.blogspot.com
Wendy Mason at http://wisewolftalking.com
Dana Neal at http://essenceofawoman.blogspot.com
K.R. Hughes and T.L. Burns at www.krhughestlburns.wordpress.com

Comments

  1. Joyce Rosenfield says:

    Great blog, Kim! Your book sounds very enticing! Definitely sounds like one of those books you can’t put down :)

  2. Caitlin Hensley says:

    What a great post! Your book sounds amazing. And I loved the excerpt. 😀

  3. Jennifer Don says:

    Loved this post Kim!

    It really draws you in to what the book may offer, considering you’ve told us that the title holds a double meaning, yet never gifted us that information. I presume it’s one of those wait and find out moments where the book will give us the answers?

    Either or, this is one book that is on my Christmas Wish List!

    • Yes Jenn, you will have to read the book to find out the double meaning behind the number 233. Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to a possible review *hint *hope.

      Blessings to you!
      Kim

  4. Wonderful blog. I don’t usually like Sci-Fi but I believe I will definitely have to read this when it comes out! I love the timing of the release! hehehe
    Great job, Kim.

    • Hey Terri,

      It’s not really sci-fi, more fringe science, but more than anything it’s a fight against evil and a fight for freedom. It is about the human spirit and the will to survive.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. You are a great friend!

      Kim

  5. Danny Kemp says:

    233 being eight, which corresponds to H in the alphabet, could be the initials of someone very unpleasant (dystopia) in the past, but then again I could be miles off track. However, the simple, yet engaging answers, to those searching questions are far from unpleasant. Brevity in its finest form.
    Congratulations Kim on a task well done.

  6. Great blog, Kim! I am excited to read the book! Can’t wait for it to come out! I will have to get an extra copy for my grandkids! This blog hop should be a lot of fun, finding out about so many awesome books!

    • Thanks so much DeEtte! It has been a lot of fun already. I am looking forward to next week when you all post your blogs!

      See you at the FB party on Dec 21st!
      Kim

  7. Love it Kim – it looks like a great book :-)

  8. A wonderful introduction to what is most certain to be a great read … Thanks for sharing K.D. Emerson … 😉

  9. An enthralling blog Kim and a tantalising trailer for your book. “A combo meal of The Hunger Games, Clive Cussler, Orwell’s 1984 and The Manchurian Candidate set against the music of Hotel California” is a fascinating mix. I’ve read, seen and listened to them all and am little the wiser. I’m keen to discover how you’ll blend them all together in your story Digitus 233.
    I asked my tame private eye Inky Black and his sidekick Barry to look at the case and they reported as follows:
    The Latin root Digitus usually indicates a digit (finger or toe) or a pointing forefinger. It’s an old Germanic word, descending from the original Latin. It’s also closely linked with the ten Arabic numerals one to nine. This is confirmed by the numerals 233 contained in the title.
    Spreading from a central point, like fingers and toes, it forms a pattern which serves to identify the user, or the habits of the user.
    My ambitious young assistant Barry wishes to point out that 233 is the International dialling l code for Ghana, but I doubt this assists us a great deal.
    Further enquiries revealed that in Biblical Hebrew the number 233 represents The Tree of Life (Gen. 2:8). Based on the mystic number 33, Angel No. 233 is a message from the Ascended Masters assisting one upon his/her Divine life path—a message of faith and trust in oneself and the Universal Energies.
    I regret I’m unable to come up with more positive information at present and I can only suggest that others follow my example and read the book for themselves when it’s published. It sounds an absorbing read and I wish you every success. You will be pleased to learn that, because of your kindness and help to me in the past I am making no charge for my services on this occasion.

    • Kim (KD Emerson) says:

      My, my Brad,

      It seems Inky Black and his sidekick have done a spot of homework. No wonder they are rolling in the dough. I will say they have hit on some points of interest. Perhaps Zeph (the teenager trying to put everything together in my book) could call on them for some assistance. :)

      Thank you for stopping by, my friend!
      Kim

  10. This is incredibly radical. Can?t wait to read the book!

  11. GREAT!!!! When I was a teenager I loved science fiction, romance, thrillers, etc..so your book seems INTENSE..but really excited. This may be a gift idea for my son.

    • Kim (KD Emerson) says:

      Dana,

      Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog.

      I would love to hear what your son thinks for the book.

      Blessings to you!
      Kim

  12. I can’t wait to read this Kim! It sounds really really great!
    Great blog btw 😉

  13. Kim, Science fiction is not one of the genres that I read, but your book sounds intriguing. I also like the artwork on the cover. I hope you have great success with it.

    • Kim (KD Emerson) says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for the kudos. It’s not so much science fiction as it is action and adventure with some fringe science on the edges.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Kim

  14. Fantastic blog! I’m very excited to read your book and can hardly wait until it comes out. Yay Kim!!

    • Kim (KD Emerson) says:

      Thanks RaeAnne!

      I am really looking forward to the big celebration for the book release on Dec 21st. We are going to have a blast!

      Thanks my friend,
      Kim

  15. This year, as a final test of induction into the world’s most powerful super structure, five teens are dropped from a specially designed LearJet and land on a barren Arctic island. They are forced to come together in an effort to survive and escape. Unfortunately, escape is short lived when a Russian ballistic submarine rescues them and a computer malfunction threatens an all-out nuclear attack on North America. Time is running out and the sub’s programmer cannot stop the computer failure. It is up to the teens to convince the Russians they should be allowed to give it a try.

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