Monday, 2 March 2015

A little taster...

So with Synthetica being released in less than a month, and this being my first promo post, I thought I'd give you a little sneak peek of what you can expect from the book.

Synthetica, for those of you who are new to this blog, is my debut YA sci-fi novel. You can read the blurb here, but in a nutshell, it's about seventeen-year-old Anais Finch, who becomes tangled up in a murder plot by a sociopathic killer, who doesn't care who he hurts on his path of destruction. Anais is rapidly running into danger and out of time, but can she find the killer before it's too late?

Sound good? Excellent. Now that that's whet your appetite (I hope), read on for an exclusive excerpt from Synthetica!

To celebrate the release of Synthetica, I've decided to post the prologue below for you all to read. I would do it on a PDF, but I never did get the hang on posting a PDF onto the until I figure that out, enjoy the excerpt below:

"The green light flashed. Finally, the program was online.
He paused, staring at the computer screen, hardly daring to believe it. The computer was an antique from the 21st Century, but using such old technology had its advantages. For one, it meant that its software didn't register on modern computer models, making it laughably easy to hack into any new system. These people truly were arrogant if they believed themselves to be untouchable.
Well, he was just about to prove to them just how wrong they were.
He skimmed the text with an expert eye, registering certain details as they leapt out at him. ID number, name, age, job title, where they lived, even what they ate last week. His laugh was muffled by the black mask strapped across the lower half of his face. This was almost too easy. It was almost as if they wanted to die.
His fingers flew over the keyboard as he typed in commands, the computer whining as he pushed it to its maximum capacity. He pressed the 'Enter' key without pausing.
Whilst he waited for confirmation that his command had been sent, his grey eyes wandered over to the small box of picochips on the desk; their silver and bronze whorls twinkling in the half light. If this test worked...these tiny wonders he created were about to change the world.
Ten years. Ten years he'd been waiting for this moment. Waiting for them to mess up. Waiting for them to create something he could manipulate to his own ends. And finally, it was here. All of his waiting and planning would finally pay off.
The computer beeped, telling him that his command had been accepted by the host. Behind his mask he smiled a cold, cruel smile.
Time to see what Mr Smithson was capable of. He wondered, just for the briefest of seconds, if Mr Smithson had any objection to becoming a murderer. Not that it mattered if he did – he'd be dead in a few hours anyway."

So that's it for now! Hope you enjoyed the excerpt! If you did, don't forget to check back all throughout March for more teasers and more information on Synthetica!



  1. Ooh! I liked it, very gripping. This guys sounds really bad. Great job!

    1. Thanks Murees :)! I hope everyone else thinks the same hehe!

  2. Yay! Congrats, Rachel! I loved your excerpt—so full of tension and very intriguing! Well done. :)

    Are you doing a blog tour or anything for the release? If you need help spreading the word about Synthetica, just let me know...

    1. Thank you so much Kristin :)! I'm glad you liked it! Well, I did try and organise a tour, but I haven't heard anything back from the people organising it, so I don't know if that's going ahead yet :S. Thank you! I will do ;)!


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