Friday, July 19, 2019

Book Blast and Giveaway: Extinction Of All Children (Extinction of All Children Book 1) by L.J. Epps

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Extinction of All Children by L.J. Epps. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the blast for more excerpts. Enjoy!
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Title: Extinction of All Children
Series: Extinction of All Children #1
Author: L.J. Epps
Publication Date: June 4th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Dystopian
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The futuristic world of Craigluy has been divided into three territories and three economic classes. A large wall separates the territories, so the poor cannot mingle with the rich.

Since President Esther, the ruler over all of Craigluy, believes the poor do not have adequate means to take care of children, they are no longer allowed to procreate. Pregnant mothers are imprisoned until their babies are born, then the infants are taken away.

Emma Whisperer is the last child to survive. She is the last child born in lower-class Territory L before the law was instituted in the year 2080. She is the last eighteen-year-old.

Emma struggles to understand why she was spared while others weren’t. She doesn’t like the laws and believes they should be repealed. Her family doesn’t agree with her; they discourage her rebellious streak. Yet, she helps them to cover up their own family rebellion. She helps them to hide a big secret, a secret that could be both disastrous and deadly for members of their family.

As she meets new people along the way, Emma learns who she can and cannot trust. And, in the end, she makes a gut-wrenching decision that may be disastrous for everyone.

She finds herself in danger for doing what she feels is right

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EXCERPT:
“On your feet.”

I hear a loud voice. My heart jumps. It sounds like Rich.

There are no windows here, but my internal clock tells me it is bedtime. I was waiting for the lights off in ten minutes call. Instead, I see him standing in front of my cell. He looks the same yet scarier, and his green eyes peer at me. His hair looks as bright as a ripe cherry. My hands shake.

“I’m not going to say it again. You’ve been summoned to see the president.”

“But it’s almost time for lights out.” My voice quivers.

“I don’t care what time it is. I gave you an order.”

I stand and my knee twitches. The ice pack, lying on my side, falls and crashes to the floor. My cell door opens with a squeal, and Rich steps inside. He is dressed in his uniform, and he smells of musk and liquor. I didn’t think guards could drink while on duty, but what do I know.

“Let’s go,” he says, clutching my arm.

Once I’m out of my cell, he snaps the handcuffs on. The coldness straddles my wrists. Like a dog on a leash, he leads and I follow. My stomach is in knots. I don’t know what to expect once we reach the president’s quarters. But, we don’t go to the fifth floor; the elevator dings on the second floor. He pulls on my handcuffs and yanks me off the elevator.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
L.J. Epps is a lover of all things related to books: fiction and nonfiction novels, as well as biographies and autobiographies. She has also been known to sit and read comic books from cover to cover, several times over.

Over the last few years, L.J. has written several manuscripts; her mission is to publish all of them. She enjoys writing fiction in several genres, including contemporary romance and women's fiction, as well as young adult dystopian, science fiction and fantasy. She loves to write because it immerses her into another world that is not her own.

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GIVEAWAY:
L.J. Epps will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Good luck!
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31 comments:

  1. Good Morning! Thank you for the book description.These tours are great and we have found some terrific books so thanks so much.

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    1. James, Thanks for keeping up with the tour!

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  2. This looks like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Karley, You're welcome! Glad you like the excerpt. Thanks!

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  3. Wow!! The excerpt sounds fantastic!! Looking forward to reading more!

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    1. Amy, I'm excited you like the excerpt! If you have a chance to read the book I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  4. Thanks, so much for featuring me on your blog today. I’m so excited to share my novel with you! I hope everyone enjoys Emma’s wild ride!

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  5. Thank you to everyone for keeping up with my tour! It's appreciated!

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  6. I've really enjoyed following the tour for Extinction Of All Children and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing the great posts along the way :)

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    1. Hi Victoria, I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. I've enjoyed the tour also, it's been a lot of fun. I've enjoyed everyone's questions and comments. Thanks for following, and if you do get a chance to read the novel I hope you enjoy it. Thanks again and you're welcome.

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  7. This sounds like a very interesting and intriguing read.

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    1. Debbie, Thank you for commenting. I'm glad you think it sounds interesting. If you get a chance to read it I hope you like it!

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  8. Sounds interesting, thanks for the chance!

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    1. Hi Julie, You're welcome and thanks for commenting!

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    1. Hi Wendy, You're welcome. Thanks for following!

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  10. Thank you to this blog for the intro to L.J. Epps and her work.

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    1. Audrey, Thanks for leaving a comment, and for looking at my work!

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  11. This sounds like a great read and the covers look awesome!

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    1. Angela, Thanks. I'm so glad you like the cover and the excerpt!

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    1. Nancy, Thanks. So glad you like the cover. I like it too!

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  13. I love how the covers link together using a keyhole!

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    1. Hi Judy, I'm so glad you like the covers. That's my favorite part too. I like that the keyhole makes it mysterious and you're peeking inside to see what dangerous thing is going on.

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  14. which of your books would you like to see come to big screen and why ?

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    1. Hi Ranadurham, I would like to see Extinction Of All Children come to the big screen. Many readers have said the book reminds them of Divergent or The Hunger Games. Those novels did well on the big screen. I think my novel would too because it's fast paced and involves a young girl trying to fight for what is right and stand up to an evil president. Thanks for your question.

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