My giveaway for this event is a copy on this blog and the one at Northern Witch's Book blog of Seaweed Ribbons. (Click to go to an Amazon near you.)
After the great flood destroyed civilization, a newly-wed couple must prove their love, despite every opposition. Working in the garden, Ginny's singing tames a wild dog. She gathers seaweed ribbons to mark their union. Raymond tries to settle in his young bride's underground home, but when her matriarchal society opposes his plans, he and Ginny set out into the woods covering the land for his original town.
Why do most futuristic novels feature technology and robots taking over? I can't help wondering where all the power comes from after an apocalypse of some sort. In some novels, people drive around in vehicles, yet there's nobody working in the oil industry to pump gas, let alone distribute it the people passing by. We know how quickly gas stations run out in our time.
My co-written futuristic novels feature people living in Britland who were born a couple of hundred years after the Great Flood. Only oddments of former times remain, mostly underground. My characters try to make sense of some of the artefacts they come across as they walk through the great forest covering the land.
In Seaweed Ribbons, Ginny and Raymond are ordinary people who married shortly after they met. Raymond tries to settle in her underground matriarchal society in Saint Eyes, Cornworld. But they'll never accept him.
After they sneak away, Ginny falls down a crevice to escape a band of men and is distraught to discover she's headed to join other young women inside a pleasure-house. When seaweed ribbons she collected flutter in the breeze, Raymond is overjoyed to know she still wants him and sets out to rescue her.
(Echoing the sentiment in the song, 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon on the Old Oak Tree.')
No matter what age we live in, people share the same hopes, dreams, and loves.
I'd like to give away an ebook copy of Seaweed Ribbons to the person who writes the best comment about futuristic times in the section below.
Rafflecopter - this will be running from Saturday 11th - midnight Tuesday 14th.