The Demimonde Blog welcomes Adriana Ryan, author of World of Shell and Bone
Coming December 7th, 2012
In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in Asia.
New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of homeless.
Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers.
When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.
As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she’d never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?
|Author Adriana Ryan|
Bio: Adriana Ryan lives and writes in Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on a dystopian and an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards.
Adriana Ryan is a member of the Romance Writer’s Association (RWA).
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Sounds like a thrilling story!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for featuring my cover, Ash! :D And T. Drecker, thank you for the compliment! :DReplyDelete
Gorgeous cover, Adriana...how could I keep it to myself? :)ReplyDelete
And I agree--it does sound thrilling, with a lot of promise for an intriguing relationship between the MCs. Really looking forward to this one.
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What a beautiful cover! And the description is intriguing. I am definitely adding this to my "must read" list!ReplyDelete
Wonder who they'd pick to play Vika in the movie???ReplyDelete
Great question...If this was a movie, Adriana, who would you cast in the roles of your main characters?Delete
That cover is stunningly lovely. It all sounds so good! Congrats on your release, Adriana...ReplyDelete
Thanks everyone!! :D Hmm, Vika...that's an interesting question! I tried to answer it on my blog, but could only come up with a model I thought looked most like what I pictured Vika to look like in my head. :D I think if I had to pick an actress, I'd say a super-young Jennifer Connelly. I made a Pinterest board for World of Shell and Bone, too, for anyone who wants to check it out: http://pinterest.com/adrianaryansc/world-of-shell-and-bone/ :)ReplyDelete
It really is a stunning cover, and I'm so excited for Adriana!ReplyDelete