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@instafreebie Read of the Month

The Sigma Surrogate  by J T Lawrence Genre : Dystopian Cyberpunk Audience : Anyone into either genre Reader Rating : 4 STARS This book is the prequel to the When Tomorrow Calls series. It is my very first Cyberpunk read and I was not disappointed. The Johannesburg setting immediately sucked me in as did the very vibrant central character of Keke, a biopunk journalist. Along with Keke are several supporting characters which are as colourful as our protagonist. The story involves a mysterious bombing at a surrogate facility. Naturally, Keke, being who she is feels the need to investigate fully. During the course of her investigation Keke meets a badly injured young surrogate (victim of the bombing) who she is drawn to. It furthers her resolve to find those responsible. There are elements of The Handmaid’s Tale lurking in artificial lawned environs and very sexy peripheral characters on the outskirts too. The dialogue is unmistakeably South African and had me ch

Literary Baby Imminent

The prequel novella to Six Dead Men is due out at the end of this month. So what’s it all about? Setting : Haddington, near Edinburgh, 1975 Main characters : Robert Deed & his burgeoning psychic abilities, Arthur & Rowena Deed and the murderer Subsidiary characters : An Italian Chef, Luisa Pearce & the police In Haddington change is a process slowed by tradition and the luxury of a certain distance from the swift progress of the rest of the world. On the cusp of adulthood, Robert Deed looks beyond a thing and sees inside it. It’s a trait shared with his all-seeing mother. No-one knows Robert’s strangeness better than his mother Rowena.   In her dreams she sees his future but knows she will not be there to see her son mature.   Pushing aside her sorrow at this knowledge, she instead focuses on giving him the tools he'll need to be a man of worth. Robert’s 13th birthday approaches. But this birthday brings more than a coming of age celebr