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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Spotlight and Giveaway: Seven Point Eight: The Second Chronicle by Marie Harbon


Seven Point Eight: The Second Chronicle
by Marie Harbon


BLURB:

Seven Point Eight: 

'The Truth Will Set You Free'


In the second instalment of the Seven Point Eight series, the legacy of the OOBE project weighs heavily on the conscience of Dr Paul Eldridge. Tahra Mamoun needs to muster all her courage and venture back into the alternate dimensions of reality. Through a series of challenging, surreal and frightening experiences, she comes to comprehend the destructive power she can yield and must face her own demons in the process.

Paul continues his quest to understand the ancient knowledge of the cosmos, while dark forces seek to hijack his research to further a secret agenda. With their lives in jeopardy, Paul and Tahra confront their enemies against an international backdrop featuring the pyramids of Giza and the peaks of Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Sam and Ava endeavour to uncover their past, even though it may irrevocably change their lives.

In a tale of courage and tragedy, love and betrayal, their lives are interwoven around the demons of one man, Max Richardson, who'll stop at nothing to achieve his objectives.

Written in the style of a TV series, Seven Point Eight draws together quantum physics, psychic powers, alternate dimensions, time travel, past lives, ancient wisdom and conspiracy in a soap opera for the soul.

It’s the ideal read for lovers of sci-fi, contemporary fantasy, paranormal, metaphysics, ‘Lost’, ‘Fringe’,
‘Touch’, and Dan Brown books.



EXCERPT:

“We could achieve multi-patents as an outcome of these findings,” Tom stated. “What fascinates me most are your white blood cells, they’re super-primed to stick to foreign invaders, like phagocytes trained by the SAS. If only we could isolate the factor which enhances this process…but I’m sure it will come.”
“It will, the Human Genome Project is likely to give us the answers we require,” Ava answered, reaching for her coffee. “I guess I may as well tell you now… I’ve been accepted onto the HGP. I start in January. Even though we won’t be working together at the lab any more, I’ll get the chance to sequence my genome, which will really move our research forward.”
Tom paused as he flicked through the thesis, eyes registering the unexpected nature of her announcement, his brow furrowing. While it’d been pending for so long, he never believed it would actually become reality.
“Well, this is all a bit of a…hindrance.”
Ava reached out and touched his hand, her olive skin contrasting against his rugged paleness.
“Isn’t this what you wanted, an opportunity to research my genome?”
“Yes, it’s just that…you working at another lab will slow things down.” Then he realised what he’d said sounded too business like, so he added, “And I’ll miss you too.”
“We’ll see each other on weekends,” she reassured him.
He smiled hesitantly, tried to remain unperturbed then turned his attention back to the project.
 “Well, we can develop new treatments in the meantime, especially for AIDS. There’s a lot of money in the pot to fund vaccine research too, then when we start looking at the genetics of your immunity, we could think about additional patents. We could create vaccines for a whole host of viruses; you’re immune to all of them so far. The enhanced ability of your memory T cells to recognise and destroy invading pathogens is beyond belief, it’s as if…you were inoculated against every virus on this planet at birth. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but it’s the only explanation for the extraordinary immunity you show. How else could we explain it?”
His assertions only made her feel more of a freak, more vulnerable, more exposed…more afraid. He wanted recognition and a multi-million pound industry in her name, but couldn’t Tom see how the medical and pharmaceutical industry would jump on her, extract every patent, every drop of blood from her? She would become the most sought after commodity in science.




AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Marie Harbon has worked in both the retail and fitness industry. She has a degree in sport and fitness, and taught group exercise for several years, delivering aerobics and Pilates. For two years, she delivered BTEC sport courses and has also instructed dance and sport with children.

Marie is a member of Nottingham Writers Studio, Her future plans include not only completing the 'Seven Point Eight' series, but involve writing YA, children's and adult books, short stories, novellas and scripts.

Aside from writing, Marie is a self-confessed fabric geek and purveyor of beautiful, often ostentatious bags, bustiers and clothing. She lives in the town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, which is in England.





Twitter - @marieharbon


GIVEAWAY!

Marie will be awarding a free copy of Seven Point Eight: The First Chronicle via Smashwords and a 12 ebook swagbag including, sci-fi, fantasy, paranormal and YA titles to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.



7 comments:

  1. thanks for the excerpt. i enjoyed reading it

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  6. This seems really exciting. The excerpt itself is just too short, it got me really curious. I can't wait to check this out.

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