Today I have a guest post from author of Echo, Alicia Wright Brewster. Check out the synopsis and the giveaway at the bottom.
Author: Alicia Wright Brewster
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Release Date: 25th April 2013
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone's been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.
Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.
Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara's death.
Guest PostElemental Powers, which would you choose and why?
In ECHO, I introduce six elemental powers: air, earth, fire, metal, water, and ether. The main character, Ashara, is an ether manipulator. But honestly, if I were picking one of these powers for myself, I’d be an air manipulator.
Ether manipulation is complex and abstract. Ether is the stuff between all the other stuff. For Ashara, controlling it is like controlling this matter she doesn't understand and has never seen. It’s also a very defensive power, although it turns out to work pretty well for offence as well. Air, on the other hand, is just so much fun!
I refer to my air manipulators as Breathers. They can run incredibly fast, jump incredibly high, and could probably fly if advanced enough in their practice. They control the wind around them to make themselves move the way they want. They’re a little like Storm from X-Men—except without the cape and all the striking-people-with-lightning.
On the downside, if I were a Breather, I probably wouldn't do much writing. I’d be out exploring the world, jumping over tall buildings, outrunning bullets, and so forth. So I guess it’s good that I’m just little ol’ me. I'm not a Breather in real life, and I prefer to keep my real super powers a secret. ;)
About the Author
In her virtually non-existent free time, she loves to read, watch movies, and eat food. She is particularly fond of the food-eating and makes a point to perform this task at least three times per day, usually more.