Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black

Title: Mind of Mine
Author: C.F.E. Black
Publisher: Illuminate YA
Publication Date: August 7th 2019
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
V is a genius. She also frequently forgets her own name.

Raised to put science over self, V must link her brain with fifteen other people, making her one of the world’s smartest humans. With this privilege comes a life dedicated to continual research inside a secluded facility, a life devoid of freedom. But she is losing her identity, unable to predict which face will peer back at her from the nearest mirror.

Escaping this life will mean freedom to think for herself, but it will mean abandoning everything she’s ever known, ever loved. Will it be worth it?

Someone shuts the chamber doors and the lights above us dim. A man in a charcoal suit emerges from beneath us into a shaft of light on the stage. The Director. Daddy, as I like to call him. My teeth grind against each other.

“Thank you, Order members, for coming to this impromptu meeting.”

Like we had a choice.

“I have called you here to relate some crucial new information. The faculty Senate met during dinner, as you know, and we have made an amendment to our Codex, which we will send to your tablets after the conclusion of this meeting.” A noticeable ruffle in the audience. “It is now no longer appropriate to stream simultaneously with anyone outside of full-Order streams. We see that this creates room for an imbalance in memory representation among Order members. To whom much is given …”

“… Much is expected.” Each voice lifts the phrase into the air. The meeting is over, just like that.

I steal a glance at Marcus. His elbows rest on his knees, his eyes study the floor. Inside of me, things are bursting and flaming and whizzing and churning. I want to scratch something, rip something, or bite something. So they have found a way to bleach me bland again, suck the color out of me that Marcus adds. I snap my teeth together a few times, the noise lost in the general hum of whispered reactions. Daddy is gone, disappeared again beneath us.

Maxima is moving beside me, standing. I rise and follow, clenching my fists and biting my lips, an addict who knows her drug has just been stolen.

C. F. E. Black learned her love of literature from her two professor parents and a handful of excellent English teachers. She now pours this love back into young people by teaching high school and writing novels for teens. Aside from work, if she's not at local coffee shops penning her next novel, she's running, reading, being mom, or just dancing in the kitchen to too-loud music. She lives in north Alabama with her husband, son, two droopy hound dogs, and a cat named Sprinkles.

Win a $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black!
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  1. Love the cover and sounds like an amazing read.

  2. Wow! This is a must read for me! I can't wait.

  3. This sounds great and I can't wait to read it.

  4. Awesome book, saw the blitz already

  5. Love the cover. It's always the first thing to draw my attention...then the synopsis or blurb...I can definitely state I want to read the book!

  6. Sounds like something I'd enjoy!

  7. Nice the book cover and the book sounds interesting.

  8. The book sounds interesting.

  9. Sounds intriguing and kind of creepy in a good way!

  10. This book sounds like a very cool read. Awesome cover!

  11. This sounds like a very unusual story line and I can't wait to read it.