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Author: Lisa Henry & M. Caspian
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Genre/Sub-Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Gay, M/M Romance
High-school boyfriends Jack Haldane and Bastian Wade thought everything would be perfect once they reunited at college, putting disapproving parents and small-town attitudes firmly in the past. Now Jack’s on track for a PhD scholarship and a career as a researcher, and Bastian . . . well, living inside a broken body and trailing along in Jack’s shadow didn’t feature in his lofty teenage ambitions.
A weekend camping trip back home offers a chance for them to reconnect, but an ugly confrontation with the local motorcycle gang is only the start of their problems. When disaster occurs and the world unravels, will Bastian and Jack manage to hold on to each other, or fall further apart as they try to survive?
Fallout Blog Tour:
Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and M. Caspian, the authors of FALLOUT. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
Today, Lisa talks about volcanoes:
I was four the first time I saw an active volcano. Until then, the only idea I had of volcanoes came from the cover of the dinosaur book my sister had. While a T-Rex rampaged at the front, in the background a volcano spewed bright red lava.
The reality was, like it so often is, disappointing.
I was on a plane at the time, in Papua New Guinea. I’m guessing we were on Bougainville, and I’m guessing the volcano was Mount Bagana. But maybe we were flying over some other island, I don’t know for sure. Anyway, I was sitting next to my dad, and he pointed out the window and said, “Can you see the volcano?”
I looked, expecting something as spectacular as that dinosaur book had promised me. Instead I saw… mountains wreathed in low clouds. Just mountains and clouds. Well, possibly smoke, but the thing about clouds and smoke is they look a hell of a lot alike.
“Do you see it?” my dad asked me.
“Yes,” I lied.
Later, of course, on days that weren’t so clouded, it was impossible to mistake Mount Bagana for anything but a volcano, with the constant plume billowing from it. And there were other volcanoes too. There were the ones at Rabaul, whose proper names I don’t remember—everyone called them Mother and Sisters—that have since buried the town I remember. I’ve seen another buried town as well, Pompeii, in the shadow of Vesuvius. And, most recently, I’ve been to Mount Yasur on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. We sat at the edge of the crater, watching as lava rose in spurts like from a fountain, and embers sprayed into the sky. We sat there until the sun came up, turning pieces of cooling volcanic rock over in our hands.
In Fallout, the volcanic activity is a little like my first sight of Mount Bagana. It’s there, but it’s swallowed up by the background. There are no exciting volcanic eruptions in Fallout. There are no rivers of lava. There are no Dante’s Peak-style lakes of acid. The volcano isn’t the story.
“Do you see it?”
It’s okay if you don’t.
About the Author:
You can find out more about Lisa at lisahenryonline.com and visit M. at mcaspian.com
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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