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Here's a new book of mine, THE ROCKS BELOW - http://www.amazon.com/The-Rocks-Below-ebook/dp/B00BTFZDZM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1363559681&sr=1-1&keywords=the+rocks+below.

Essentially it's a sci-fi novella with a strong message relating to environmental conservation (or at least that's my intention). It is, in part, a protest book designed to focus thought on the process of energy provision using the fracking extraction process. The book is set in Scotland where a fairly widespread fracking programme has been proposed.

It's subtle message, but I've kept it very clean so that it can be read by Young Adults and older children as it's the younger generation who I hope might feel energised into thinking about important issues in the years to come.

For that reason, I suspect this isn't going to be an easy sell (is there such a thing?). I'm hoping that good writing and an energetic plot might help it find its feet.

Here's the blurb:

'When Sam hears that the storms along Scotland's east coast, there's only one thing he wants to do - catch the surf. Missing out is not an option. Taking his board out to sea is full of risk.

The storms are even heavier than Sam expects and he doesn't escape unscathed. Nor do the local towns and beaches which are left battered, damaged and covered in the detritus of the sea, including some rather strange looking rocks the likes of which nobody has ever seen before.

It becomes clear that the local councils will need help in tidying up and the Surfers Against Sewage step forward to restore normality.

In the storm's aftermath, however, there are a series of unusual events.

First of all, there are the missing dogs, followed closely by the disappearence of some young children who were last seen playing on the sand. Not to mention the unusual noises that have been keeping people awake at night.

Talk on the streets of Dunbar is that it's Black Agnes returned to take revenge. Others fear environmental catastrophe. Still more cite ancient visions of the end of the world.

The Rocks Below is a tale suitable for adults, young adults and older children. It contains a subtle yet powerful message relating to environmental issues.

Fusing elements of crime fiction, science fiction and adventure stories, this is a book that entertains and stimulates thought in one exciting read.'

Thanks.
 

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Hi again.

I've just set up a Goodreads Giveaway http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17675805.The_Rocks_Below if you'd be interested in signing up.

There have been a couple of great 5 star reviews.

One is from an 11 year old and one from an evergreen old sage. I'm grateful for both.

If you don't want to take part but fancy a read, I'll happily send out an epub file if you let me know.

:)

Good luck.
 
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