Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Read an exclusive excerpt from Mind of Mine by C.F.E. Black

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Dear sci-fi fans, you're in for a treat today! I have an exclusive excerpt from the debut novel by C.F.E. Black. See what you think of Mind of Mine. Be sure to follow the tour to get even more excerpts and book reviews. And of course there is a great giveaway at the end!

Mind of Mine

By C. F. E. Black
Young Adult SciFi
Paperback & ebook, 302 Pages
August 7th 2019 by Illuminate YA

Raised to put science over self, V must link her brain with fifteen other people, making her one of the world’s smartest humans. With this privilege comes a life dedicated to continual research inside a secluded facility, a life devoid of freedom.

But V is losing her identity and unable to predict which face will peer back at her from the nearest mirror. Escaping this life will mean freedom to think for herself—and abandoning everything and everyone she’s known and loved.

When your thoughts and speech are no longer private, freedom comes at a price. But for V the price may be her life.

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Read an excerpt:
Marcus and I meet up a few minutes before seven o’clock. We have just enough time to stream and get back to the Caf for dinner. There are his frozen eyes holding so much newness they might crack and spill forth the living water within.

“I take it you had fun in the vac lab today?”

He nods, his splintering smile wreaking havoc in my gut. He and I clip off underneath a doorway stamped with words so common I don’t read them anymore.

As we approach the milky white door of the nearest streaming pod, Marcus’ excitement overflows and he begins, “Today in lab I had—”

“Hush,” I say with a small smile. Talking about what we will stream is pointless. It will all be said soon and without the chaff of words. 
Only when I am with Marcus does the opaque white door before me not freeze my insides. Only with him am I not afraid of what happens behind this door. Streaming with Marcus is the one thing that feels like it belongs to me, even more than my research, which could be deleted at the touch of a button. Marcus cannot be deleted from my mind, nor I from his. And that makes me feel like, at least to him, I exist as an individual.

That is why we do this, after all. To remind us—most often just me—who we really are. Especially after a punishing day of deluge in the box—a day spent hooked up to fifteen other minds crashing simultaneously into my own—I need a grounder. I need this.

The thunder in his chest when he looks at me.

Thunder that, somehow, I create, not just another Five.

About the Author

If you're a teen, I work for you.
I write for you. I teach for you.

Seven days a week I seek to shine light into the world-darkened lives of young people, whether it be in a high school Spanish class, a youth group Sunday school class, or a coffee shop with my computer writing my next book.

I want my writing to be a bright spot on a dark shelf, a source of truth among many lies. You guys deserve books like this.

I live in north Alabama with my son, two droopy hound dogs, a cat named Sprinkles, and my superhero husband. No, really, he saved my life once. It’s a cool story.

If you want to know more about me, my writing, or my escapades as a teacher, please visit my blog.

Mind of Mine is my first novel.

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1 winner will receive a print copy of MIND OF MINE and a $25 Amazon gift card
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Ends September 4, 2019

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  1. The excerpt is well written although the terminology flew over my head. I do love sci-fi and I read for the fancy of shifters being real and every thing fantasy has to offer :)

  2. Love the cover of the book looks interesting