The Apocalypse Gene
Publisher : Parker Publishing, Inc.
Description
With pandemic ravaging the globe, Olivya's psychic sight compels her to see auras riddled with the colors of despair, and now her mother is infected. Olivya's only hope is the mysterious Mikah, a powerful Empath who claims the pandemic is linked to his clan, the Kindred, and their brooding, monstrous immortal lord, but can she trust a boy who can manipulate her very emotions?  With Mikah's aid, Olivya races to unearth Kindred secrets, desperate to find a cure, only to find the pandemic is far, far more than a mere disease. 

"This action-packed, breakneck-paced novel featuring a duo of lovestruck teenage protagonists is a wildly imaginative young-adult apocalyptic thrilled that also utilizes elements of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, mythology, and romance . . . the well-choreographed thematically powerful conclusion coupled with the deeply developed characters of Olivya and Mikah make this a memorable read."  Kirkus

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The Story Behind This Book
With Pandemic ravaging the globe, Olivya's psychic Sight compels her to see auras riddled with the colors of despair, and now her mother is infected. Olivya’s only hope is the mysterious Mikah, a powerful Empath who claims the Pandemic is linked to his clan, the Kindred, and their brooding, monstrous, Immortal Lord. But can she trust Mikah, a boy who can manipulate her very emotions? With Mikah's aid, Olivya races to unearth Kindred secrets, desperate to find a cure, only to discover the Pandemic is far, far more than a mere disease.


Praise and Reviews

"This action-packed, breakneck-paced novel featuring a duo of lovestruck teenaged protagonists is a wildly imaginative young-adult apocalyptic thriller that also utilizes elements of science fiction, fantasy, folklore, mythology and romance...the well-choreographed, thematically powerful conclusion, coupled with the deeply developed characters of Olivya and Mikah, make this a memorable read."

~Kirkus


"The Apocalypse Gene is so imaginative and original that I couldn’t put it down! An extremely well-crafted tale set in a futuristic world that is nothing short of extraordinary. I fell in love with the sassy and incredibly clever Olivya, the most fascinating and hip young heroine to arrive on the scene in years. Buckle up for an unmatched thrill ride through a mystical realm where nothing is as it seems, and heart-stopping twists and turns lurk around every dark corner."

~Erin Brown, former editor at HarperCollins and Thomas Dunne Books, a division of St. Martin's Press

The Apocalypse Gene is fast paced, action packed, and laugh out loud funny, with vivid imagery, all set in a 'spanky', futuristic world. Innovative characters jump off the pages with such amazing clarity and snappy dialogue that it makes this a very enjoyable read. Olivya is definitely a character you can't help falling in love with.

~Susan Stec, Author, "The Grateful Undead Series", January 2011, Black Matrix Publishing, LLC


"I loved this exciting, edge-of-the-seat adventure. The Apocalypse Gene carries you along, and the characters are amazing, especially Olivya, who is a rare combination of realistic, edgy, admirable, and interesting. I highly recommend this book!"

~Sheila Dalton, Author, "The Girl in the Box", April 2011, RendezVous Press


The Apocalypse Gene is an unforgettable adventure that will take you from the virtual terrain of Cyber-Chicago to the edge of the galaxy in a struggle to save the world from a deadly plague. Olivya and Mikah, two extraordinary individuals full of passion and verve, live a bold legacy that inspires the imagination long after the last page is finished. A delightful read that integrates the best of science fiction and fantasy. Don’t miss it!

~Karin Rita Gastreich, Author, "Eolyn", May 2011, Hadley Rille Books




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