Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Blog Tour: Duplication (Duplication Trilogy # 1) By Leigh Clary Abdou @AuthorLCA @GHBTours #Giveaway

Duplication Trilogy # 1
By- Leigh Clary Abdou
Genre- Sci Fi

Our tomorrows are today, our yesterdays a secret memory.

Under the new world dictatorship of Pangaea, religion dominates, putting those marked as Christian at a disadvantage. Forced to wear crosses on their clothing and adhere to strict governmental rules, Katrine Matthews and Ramsey Greene find themselves oppressed, living under a government duplicating events from the darkest hours of history.
Together, with people of all faiths, Ramsey decides to fight, while Katrine learns to confront her two greatest fears: falling in love and death, which push her to make the ultimate sacrifice.



KATRINE CLEANED HER APARTMENT and what felt like seconds later, Ramsey knocked. The Saturday grocery store ordeal had arrived. She dreamed someday of ordering groceries via the drone delivery method, but costing extra, Katrine and Ramsey opted for pick-up.

Grabbing David, she pinned on their crosses. Placing him on her hip, she looked in the mirror, taking a last fleeting glimpse at her somewhat tamed hair. Blue eyes, green eyes, and two blonde heads returned their stare.

Black bags hung heavily under her eyes, accompanied with a dull, blue hue. The past two years had been difficult. Was she even the same girl? She thought so…maybe. Or maybe she didn’t know her identity anymore.

She looked at their shirts and took in the crosses pinned right above their hearts. In Pangaea, Christians were branded like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. She opened the door to find Ramsey with his cross pinned as well. Public outings without the mark weren’t permitted.

“Okay, let’s go. We want to be one of the first ones there.” Katrine motioned and Ramsey nodded, holding open the door. Christians weren’t allowed in the grocery store until after two PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Author Interview-

What inspired you to write Duplication?

I had just finished “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay and tried to put myself in the shoes of a Jew living during the Holocaust. From there, the thought crossed my mind “what if history repeated itself?” My mind then moved to my own religion (Christianity), wondering what it would be like to experience something like this from a different perspective. I made a futuristic society and the rest of the book just tumbled out.

When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

About the third grade. My first book was four chapters long and about a blind girl who was lost on the ocean in a boogie board. It does have a happy ending! I have been writing my entire life due to a huge imagination. Taking that and creating worlds and characters has been a part of me for as long as I can remember.

What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I remember learning to read in the first grade and how excited I was. I’ve read like every Nancy Drew book ever written, so when I think of my earliest books, I think of these.

What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

I read anything and everything. My favorites are: romance, science fiction, contemporary fiction, fantasy, romantic suspense.

What is your favorite book?

Gone with the Wind

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Anything by Colleen Hoover. She hasn’t written a book yet that I haven’t LOVED.

If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go
and why?

I would want to go to Europe during WW11 to observe and study the Holocaust, as well as, to the south during the Civil War, and to Scotland during the 1700’s - inspired by the Outlander books (Diana Gabaldon). I would like to be an invisible bystander to watch and study these pivotal moments in history.

When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task?

Writing is hard work and writing a novel takes a lot dedication. However, anything you love doing isn’t really work. The storylines and plots come natural - sitting down and making them into a readable novel isn’t easy, but worth it in the end.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

No pets. I have a husband and two takes everything I have to remember to feed them lol!

What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

M&M’s and sweet tea. They make any bad day better and any headache instantly disappear.

Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?

Write, write, and write! Read, read, and read!

When I write a book, I do about two or three re-writes per book...writing is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.

I also read EVERYTHING. I heard an author say that reading is research, and that’s so true! I used to follow books paragraph by paragraph to see how they were developing characters and how they were using punctuality. I learned everything from reading and then implementing what I had read into my own writing.

About the Author-
Leigh Clary Abdou graduated from the University of Georgia and wrote her first book in the third grade. That story, along with a collection of poems and other books, can still be found in their original location: a purple Trapper Keeper.

Leigh writes Contemporary Fiction and Science Fiction, coupled with romantic and inspirational undertones. Along with her characters, she doesn't like to work inside a box or color between the lines.

When she isn't writing, she's reading, or watching reruns of Friends and Sex and the City.

She considers being a wife and mother her greatest accomplishments.

Leigh loves to connect with her readers!




Mary Preston said...

Strange unexplained noises in the night get my heart racing.