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Monday, September 16, 2013

Where In The World is ARCHETYPE?

So...

My friend wrote a book.

A little place called Dutton Books who is an imprint of another little place called the Penguin Group decided to publish this book so all of you can experience the greatness that is ARCHETYPE for yourselves.

But, since it's futuristic and it's a suspense novel, you get to wait until February 6, 2014 before waking up with Emma in a hospital.

Lucky for you, I've known the author since she was just a little baby author with big, huge, mammoth size dreams of being an all-grown-up author. Oh, wait, that's my luck, not yours. Sorry :-/ We're getting to how you're lucky right now:



I READ THE BOOK

 a couple of times

  and then we took a field trip to Barns & Noble in Silverdale,
Washington so it could meet some soon-to-be friends. 

Book blurb from author M.D Waters' Goodreads page:
 Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. 
Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories showing her a past life she can't believe possible: memories of war, a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself.

 Suppressing those dreams during her daylight house, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman, and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters. 

 In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men--one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which was which. . . 
The momentum of the novel is something that is unmatched in any book I've ever read. It's like driving. You start out going the speed limit and, before you know it, you're twenty miles an hour over, then thirty, and just when you think you've maxed the speedometer, the Nitrous Oxide injectors kick in and send you sailing into the low-flying aircraft zone. From page one, that's ARCHETYPE.

From the start, Emma is a likable character, a little naive in how she sees the world, her world, but that's because--you didn't think I was going to tell you, did you? She is compassionate, and sexy, and strong and she is these things in a very easy way. At no point did I feel like the author was telling me "this is who Emma is and you'll accept it because I said so." Emma proves, again and again, who she is as a person, even though she doesn't remember anything about her life. She breaks away from the stereotypical "strong female characters" we've come to see in so many novels these days, yet is a very strong character. And one that we will remember longer after the final page of her story. (it doesn't end in ARCHETYPE).

The Men of ARCHETYPE: well, I can only say M.D. Waters builds male characters with a dash of pent-up sexual frustration, a whole lotta stamina, a pinch of devilish good looks (right around the mouth and eyes and ass and...you get the picture). I couldn't decide who I wanted to be Emma's husband or who I wanted to be her worst enemy. I mean, couldn't she just apply to rule "keep your friends close and your enemies closer" and keep 'em both?

And I really don't know the answer to my little question there because Waters hasn't let one spoiler out about the sequel PROTOTYPE. Not on her Goodreads. Not on her Twitter. Not on her Facebook. Not even in a text or email or smoke signal.

Yeah, so enough of me talking about why I love the book. There needs to be more of you reading the book BEFORE it's even released, and there are two ways to do that:

1) Join the Where in the World is Archetype blog tour hosted by the lovely Charissa Weaks by clicking the link and:

  • posses your own blog and be willing to post about the book
  • read in the allotted time frame of 2 weeks and mail to next recipient
  • take a pic of you w/ the book and post it on your site
  • write a little note to Charissa inside the cover since this is her ARC
    • Sorry, Charissa, I don't get to leave a note because I used my own ARC :( 
OR

2) M.D. Waters is giving ARCs of the book away on her website. (see site for details)

and, as always, you can pre-order your copy of ARCHETYPE

Next stop on the book's travels is: 



Happy Writing. Happier Reading--ARCHETYPE

J

3 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She's not giving out any clues, huh? Guess you'll just have to wait!

M. D. Waters said...

Thanks, Jodi!! (Here's your clue: It's...uh...mmmmm...YEAH.)

Stephanie said...

Sorry I missed the tour, but I'll gladly add ARCHETYPE to my reading list. Sounds like an awesome novel.