Monday, October 29, 2012

Excerpts That Rock: Obsidian by Kayla Curry

Ms. Curry has been kind enough to share an excerpt of her debut YA novel, OBSIDIAN: MYSTIC STONES SERIES.

Before I share it with you, please read just a few of the fabulous things readers are saying about it:

"In Obsidian, the first installment of Kayla Curry’s Mystic Stones Series, readers are introduced to a future world that doesn’t look and feel all that different from the present. And just as this familiarity lulls the reader into a false sense of security, Curry unleashes of a series of plot twists and surprises that continue until the end of the novel." -- Thomas Winship, author of Vaempires: Revolution

"If you're looking for something different, Obsidian is definitely the book for you. The idea behind this book is unique from any other book I've read." -- Sheri, reader

"I gobbled up Obsidian! I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing this novel before most, and I have to say it was REALLY good! The author has great character voice throughout the story, and amazing descriptions to capture the overall view through the character's eyes." -- Valerie King, author of The Gift of Fate 

Enjoy the excerpt.

 “How did you get it to work?” Ava asked Tom, her eyes wide with surprise and confusion.
“Ava, we are the most technologically advanced company in the world. What good would we be if we couldn’t figure out something so simple?”
“But, why haven’t you told anyone that you have a solution?” she asked, still confused about what she was seeing.
“Because, sweet Ava, we caused it,” Tom said with a chuckle, as if it should have been obvious to her.
Ava was shocked, it made sense now; of course they caused it. They had so many experts that they were the most capable of doing something like this. “Why?” Ava asked, feeling a bit betrayed. He’d obviously known from the beginning and even before.
“In this day and age, technology is power. If you control technology, you control the world. Psytech has been planning this for a very long time and we are glad you’ve decided to join us. Now you can share the power.”
“I don’t think this is right Tom, how could you do this?”
“Ava, our kind has been waiting for power like this for centuries now, and you joining us in this great expedition will make us even stronger,” Tom explained.
“Our kind? I’m not in the corporate game, and I’m not sure I want to be in your company anymore. You are not the person I thought you were.” Ava turned to walk out of the warehouse, but Tom moved to block her way.
“You know very little of me, but soon, it will all make sense. When I said ‘our kind,’ I meant me—and my associates. You are not yet one of us, but we can make you like us, and once you are, you’ll want the power. The need for it will grow within you.”
The men in suits had finished their video chat and turned to Ava and Tom. “You can’t take away technology. What is the point? Turning everything back to the Middle Ages is just cruel, you’ll have no control over anyone, and they will run wild.”
“We don’t intend to turn the world to turmoil like that—at least, not for long.  We do intend to control everyone. In the end, everyone will make a choice; either submit to us or live without the luxuries.”
“Submit? I don’t understand. What is it you need from us?”
“Not from you, my dear, no. I want you to be with us. I want you on the side of power, with me. The need we have is from those who will become like slaves to us.”
“Slaves? You want everyone to work for free in return for technology?”
Tom and the other men laughed. Then, he showed his sly grin, once again, only this time he showed something more . . . fangs.


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