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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for COMPANY ASSASSIN by Claudia Blood. The fantasy is available ...

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Company Assassin

by Claudia Blood


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GENRE: Fantasy


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BLURB:


It’s Duff Roman’s eighteenth birthday, but no one is lighting candles. 


Turning eighteen in the orphanage on Kalecca means starvation for those who aren’t hired into a Family. Outside the Family compounds lies the jungle. And in the jungle lies death. And Relics—the only real currency on Planet Kalecca.


The orphans are Duff’s family, and he’s sacrificed everything to keep the orphanage running, even his chance to move on. Now, at eighteen, he has no choice but to leave. Without him to bring in extra money, the orphans will starve under the Company’s control. Duff's only chance to save them is to find a spot on an independent crew and hopefully find a Relic to sell.


A seemingly chance encounter with Z, leader of the most feared independent crew, offers Duff his opportunity to score a Relic. And offers Z a chance to relieve the guilt he feels over his past.


But a company assassin has plans to lay waste to Duff's future, and the orphanage as well.



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EXCERPT:



Duff from Chapter 25


Duff fought the memory that came with the intensifying baked bread and fish smell. The jungle smell combined with it made the smell different from the orphanage. 


He made himself follow Z, but his mind slipped back ten years earlier. To another place corrupted by this smell.


It could be just over the next rise that he’d find a hole just like the one from that night. That night he’d hidden while he waited for his mom. When they’d played this game before, she always found him. She’d throw in a leaf bag with his favorite treat. He’d pretend he was one of the animals she worked with. He’d crawl forward, testing the air and would gobble the treat.


She’d toss another and another until he was lured to her lap. She’d smile down at him and hug him tight. “My little jungle monkey.”



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Claudia Blood’s early introduction to Dungeons and Dragons, combined with her training as a scientist and a side trip into the world of IT set her up to become an award-winning author of Science Fiction and Fantasy.


For her latest release, visit her at www.ClaudiaBlood.com


LINKS:

www.ClaudiaBlood.com

facebook.com/AuthorClaudiaBlood

http://bit.ly/ClaudiasAdventurersFB

twitter.com/AuthorClauBlood

instagram.com/authorclaudiablood


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AUTHOR Interview:



If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be?

At will invisibility. It would be great to be able to get away when I needed to, but still able to make sure my kids were safe.


What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you?

My real life is very average. Like if you saw me at the grocery store your first thought would NOT be, I bet she writes fantasy.


When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with?

How they look is the last thing I think about for a character. I knew Matilda had nanites before I had any idea what she looked like.


Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Panster!!!!
I have six novels outlined and will probably never write them. I've been using the flashlight method. So I generally have an idea where the story will end. I have the events, but not how the characters got there. I take where I am and only worry about the next plot point.


Did you learn anything from writing this book? If so, what?

Trilogies are hard.


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