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

[title color=”blue-vibrant” align=”scmgcleft” font=”arial” style=”normal” size=”scmgc-1em”]The Next Big Thing Blog Hop with K.D. Emerson, author of Digitus 233[/title]

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