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If Nothing Else, Eve, We've Enjoyed the Fruit  by Elaine Pascale  is on virtual book tour. The horror stops at Readeropoli...

If Nothing Else, Eve, We've Enjoyed the Fruit by Elaine Pascale is on virtual book tour.

The horror stops at Readeropolis with an author guest post.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a 
$25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

If Nothing Else, Eve, We've Enjoyed the Fruit
by Elaine Pascale
Genre: Horror

Dystopia and Eve 
The final girl is the last character left alive to confront the killer. As a fan of any and all final girls, I find it interesting that If Nothing Else, Eve, We’ve Enjoyed the Fruit does not contain that trope. 
…Eve… was written many moons ago and my focus and my issues were quite different. It is much more dystopian than if I were to write it now.  There is a running theme of loss of agency, with the women representing facets of relationships: the lover, the mother, the friend, the fighter.  While I tend to argue that my stories do not contain autobiographical information (let’s hope not: my real life would not welcome horror in the same way my imaginary life does), perhaps the stories in …Eve… were a way of tinkering with adult womanhood. They may have been a playground for figuring out where my version of being a woman fit in, or where I wanted to fit in. In that sense, as well as in the sense of what the prologue means, the characters were commencement girls and not final girls.

What happens when a kept woman refuses to take her ridatemp and begins thinking for herself? In If Nothing Else, Eve, We've Enjoyed the Fruit; she begins talking to bunches of grapes and cantaloupe that convince her to commit murder. Through her visitations with fruit, the woman learns that a gender war can be reversed by traveling back in time and eradicating the Tree of Knowledge and its villainous apples. The fruit persuade her by telling her four other stories:

Boys Will be Boys: A spa is turned into a concentration camp: just don't ride the elevators!

Ripped to Shreds: Pregnant Jody Burkhoff's body is changing rapidly, but not as quickly as the lupine metamorphosis of her husband. First the neighborhood animals are mutilated, then the neighbors are viciously murdered. Which proves to be more dangerous, a monstrous creature or a hormonal woman?

O: Khaki Barlow enters a pageant in which only one woman survives. She must complete tasks that are both mentally and physically daunting, all while trying to learn the meaning of the words left by the eliminated: I am here. Does she face incredible fears? Does a one-legged duck swim in a circle?

The Prison of a Man: Told as an ethnographical project, Lara Thomas researches the deaths of shoppers at a mall embedded in a small town, and encounters the legendary Goat Man.

If Nothing Else (Prologue): Readers learn the final decision in the gender war.

Elaine Pascale has been writing for most of her life. She took a break from fiction in order to give birth to two children and complete a doctoral dissertation. She lives on Cape Cod, MA, with her husband, son and daughter. She teaches a variety of courses at a private university in Boston: from English Composition and Communications to a Vampire Seminar. Her writing has been published in Allegory Magazine, Dark Fire Magazine, and several anthologies. She is the author of If Nothing Else, Eve, We've Enjoyed the Fruit, and is also the author of the nonfiction book: Metamorphosis: Identity Outcomes in International Student Adaptation--A Grounded Theory Study. She enjoys a robust full moon, chocolate, and collecting cats.

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


  1. Interesting cover art. Like the font.

  2. I love the cover it is real good looking

  3. the cover is epic,. you did great job

  4. An intriguing cover and title. This sounds like a thrilling read. Thank you for sharing the book info.

  5. The cover is eye-catching.

  6. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  7. I think the cover and title are really intriguing.

  8. I'll definitely be checking this one out!

  9. The cover is very interesting
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

  10. I like the cover, it's a little impressionistic.

  11. I love the title. It's very clever. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I don't think the cover is shown? I cannot see it.

  13. I like the cover. Excellent job on the book title!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  14. The cover art is very elegant and well done.

  15. The cover looks like a very interesting read.
    Cathy Truman

  16. The cover is unique and I like it.

  17. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 


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