Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rendered Blog Tour! (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Rendered
Author: Amy Boyles
Series: N/A
Pages: N/A
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: 
Format: Kindle
Genre: N/A
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
Ten years ago, Drian Becker underwent the Rendering, a humiliating body exam imposed upon the masses by her father, a commander in the Patriot Army. Being a high ranking official’s daughter, Drian thought she was safe from the practice—not so. Her father’s betrayal left her emotionally scarred and dishonored.

It's now 2098. Drian hasn’t thought about the Rendering since she became leader of a rebel faction—mostly because she’s an expert at hiding her feelings behind a thick outer wall of badass attitude.

All that changes when Colvin Hinton walks into her camp. With his easy swagger and even easier demeanor, Colvin makes being a rebel look good enough to taste. But when Drian finds herself tangled in his charms she lets down her guard, giving an old enemy the chance to take her out once and for all.

If loving a man is this dangerous, would Drian have been better off remaining in the clutches of her father and living with the scars of being RENDERED?

~Guest Post!~
One of the most difficult aspects of writing, though it’s the most fun, is world building. For the world in Rendered, I had to create an environment characteristic of a future society and then take all their technological advances away. What’s been the most fun is discovering the world as I continue to write more books about it. Though I don’t focus very much on the technology the people lost, I instead try to portray what they have, focusing more on the daily struggle to survive.   

As with any world (including our own), there are rules and the North American Quadrants are no different. Here are some of the rules in the world of Rendered:
  1. The governing body, the Patriot Party, forces everyone to dress like it’s 1776 and America has proclaimed her independence. Why? Because it was a simpler time and by getting the people to submit to a particular dress code, the party holds better control over the masses. Or so they think. 
  2. Though there are few energy sources left, it’s a widely believed rumor that the government possesses advanced technology. This can be seen in Unlikely Rebel, book one of the Dark Revolution. 
  3. People line up for their daily ration of food. All the large, corporate farms are gone and what’s left are smaller plots controlled by the government. 
  4. Though the people travel by way of clockwork machinery, the world isn’t considered in the genre of steampunk. 
  5. The government primarily decides who marries whom based on social status and the results of the Rendering. There are exceptions to this. In order to avoid the government deciding for you, you must be in one of the higher social classes.

So there are some of the rules of the world Rendered is set in. There are more, of course, but that gives you a taste of what you’ll be reading about. Happy reading!
~Try an Excerpt!~
“Do the rest of you want what Liam says? Do you want to raid the arsenal at Brenton? Because I promise you, it won’t be as easy as he makes it out to be, not by a long shot. Not without more bodies and better knowledge. Do we know when the guards change shifts? Do we know all their positions? We need someone on the inside, someone who can provide us with intimate details of the daily runnings of things. Right now we’re going in blind. Are half of you prepared to die? Because that’s what’ll happen if we do this haphazard. But if all of you want to go in, we can do it. I’ll agree to send half of you to your deaths, but you must give me time to increase our forces so that when I’ve lost most of you, we can still rebuild this camp and keep surviving.”

Liam snorted. “Always simply surviving. I want more than just survival, Drian. And I’m not the only one. You’ve had plenty of time to come up with a plan to make our lives better. How much more time do you need?” He turned toward the gathered crowd. “How long will we listen to excuses?”


The fire caught on a new log and intensified. Drian felt the heat wash over her, flushing her face and body with its energy. She let it fuel her words. “Then let’s do it. Let’s form a plan, go in and attack the fort. We have, what, fifty people? Not including the children, of course. Let’s send them all in, and when Becker’s men capture us—because he will; there’s a few hundred guarding the place—who will rescue us? The children we’ve left behind?”
~Meet Amy!~ 
After living in Chicago, Louisville and New York, Amy finally settled in North Alabama with her husband. Along with writing, she has a passion for cooking ridiculously fattening food and complaining about weight gain. She loves to connect with readers by email.
Amy Boyles will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC, to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon/BN GC, to a randomly drawn host.

18 comments:

  1. thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

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    1. I see myself writing full time--creating worlds and characters that are fun to read and write!

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  3. "... she has a passion for cooking ridiculously fattening food and complaining about weight gain." I too love cooking great-tasting food (because that's what ridiculously fattening food actually is). I suppose I DO complain about weight gain too. Nuts! (LOL)

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    1. Glad to see I'm not the only one with that problem!

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  4. Great and interesting excerpt.

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  5. Enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt! Sounds like a great book Thanks for sharing

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  6. Thanks for the introduction to a new to me author! Rendered sounds great. How many books in this 'world'? (Or how many do you have planned?)

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    1. Hi Glenda, I have 6 books planned and am currently working on #4. Good luck in the rafflecopter!

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  7. I enjoyed reading through the rules.

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    1. Thanks Mary and best of luck in the drawing.

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