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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Check out The Fly House!

All righty,
You know we love our indie authors. And so when we have someone that completely rocks the hizzouse, we just have to shout it out!

This weekend marks the launch of Misty Provencher's newest book, The Fly House. Misty's an incredible person and a great writer. We first met her at the UtopYA conference last summer, and she is a hoot!

Here's the synopsis: 
The Earth’s atmosphere is swiss cheese. To avoid the oncoming oxygen crisis, black-sheep heiress, Maeve Aypotu, has been chemically suspended in one of the Archive’s plush, multi-million dollar chambers, located underground. Scientists claim they can patch everything up in about 15 years, so, just to be safe, the Archive programmed the chambers to open in 17 years.

And then, everything on Earth went wrong.

Up on the surface, Pluto has taken control of the planet, scorching away all signs of human civilization and reconstructing the environment to suit the Plutian’s lucrative dragon trade. Humans that survived are forced to be laborers, divided into five Houses, each handling a different stage of the dragon harvest. Survival and repopulation have become a currency among the Houses. To make matters worse, Rha Diem, the rugged leader of the Fly House, has gotten word that the cost of existence just rose to a price that no human should have to pay. And now there is a whole Archive of survivors that will be expected to pay too.

Learning to trust one another may need to start small—with the fusion of one powerful Rha and one bad ass black sheep—before a damaged race can even hope to regain control of their alien Earth.

Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? It's only $0.99!

Visit Misty at: http://mistypro.blogspot.com/
Here are Misty's 7 ways UtpYA 2013 Con inspired The Fly House. 

1. The Fly House cover wouldn’t be what it is now if I hadn’t met Amy Miles at UtopYA. She hated the first cover with good reason (I’ll show it to you later). Girlfriend’s got an eye. She sent me some pics of different dragon ideas, including the dragons that are now on the cover. I ran with it! Thanks again, Amy! 

2. Janet Wallace mentioned several times in the conference to “Lift as you climb.” The idea being that we support one another. What a beautiful thing to say. Such a powerful message, it slam-dunked me. Although the message is throughout the book, I was happy that I was able to incorporate the actual phrase into the book, since it meant so much to me. 

3. Diem’s name probably should’ve been Annus, but, well…I couldn’t do that to him. During her closing speech, Janet Wallace told us to ‘Carpe Annus’…live the year. I love Latin (it was a base for many names in the Cornerstone series) but we had to go with Carpe Diem for this tale. 

4. Janet Wallace had a baby before UtopYA and she made an appearance at the conference too. Her name is Maeve. 

5. After the con, I stayed in touch with several of the readers, bloggers and writers. One of them contacted me to do a charity for a family with three children who had lost their father. I donated two character names, to be named by the patron of the highest donations. Amber Bradshaw & Amy Z were the generous contributors. Be sure to look for their names in The Fly House! 

6. I love challenges. I had decided that I would write a book on whatever the 2014 theme for UtopYA was, because I had loved the con so much and knew I was coming back instantly. However, the moment the 2014 theme was revealed, I kind of freaked. ALIENS?? What was I going to do with ALIENS?? It wasn’t my usual fare, but aliens ended up being a blast to write! 

7. Diem’s dragon was named in honor of the relationships I forged while at UtopYA. I know, it’s a dinky thing, but it was symbolic to me of the huge and powerful relationships I came away with.

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