Debunking myths on genetics and DNA

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

CHIMERAS, detective thriller meets science


We all have it and yet we no longer use it: ancestral DNA, the genetic footprints left by our ancestors. Base after base of pseudogenes, genes that once made us predators and hunters, that controlled our sense of smell, our instincts, our impulses. Genes that today are completely silenced.

What if ... one day ... in one person ... those genes suddenly awakened ?

"Haunted by the girl he couldn't save in his youth, and the murder he committed to avenge her, Detective Track Presius has a unique gift: the vision and sense of smell of a predator. When a series of apparently unrelated murders reel him into the depths of genetic research, Track feels more than a call to duty. Children are dying, children who, like himself, could have been healthy, and yet something, at some point, went terribly wrong. For Track, saving the innocent becomes a quest for redemption. The only way he can come to terms with his dark past is to understand his true nature."

So here's the deal: CHIMERAS is coming out soon. It's a matter of weeks now. No, I'm not looking to get famous or hit the New York Times bestselling list. To be honest with you I love my comfort zone, which is exactly where I'm at right now. But. I had an idea. Four years ago. And the idea was, and still is, unique. Vampires have been done. Ghosts have been done. Spaceships, apocalypses, dystopian, genetically modified humans, genetically enhanced humans, genetic monsters, super-viruses, drugs, smuggling, prostitutions, serial killers -- I read them all and loved them all. But they all have been done before.

Epigenetics has not been done. Not in fiction.
That's all I want, really. I want my idea out.

I had quite a roller coster, between agents' offers (8!), publishers' rejections, publishers' requests for changes, etc, etc, etc. One day I'll tell the whole story. Maybe I'll write a book on that -- haha, that would be quite ironic. But all I want for now is my book out.

And here's where you come into play: do you love science and scientific mysteries? Do you enjoy books and thrillers in particular? Then be the first one to review CHIMERAS! For a limited time only, I'm offering free Kindle copies of CHIMERAS. Send me an email at eegiorgi(at)gmail.com with the subject line "ARC copy" to get a free Kindle copy of my book. This copy will be for your personal use only. By signing up you agree to write an honest (yes, honest: I'm not looking for 5-star reviews, I'm looking for what you honestly thought of the book) and post it either on Amazon or Goodreads (preferably both).

Please, support me in my new adventure: tell your friends and share this post! You can read the prologue here and share that post, too. Please don't share the book copies themselves, as I'd like to keep track of exactly how many copies I'm sending out to the world. So, if you know anybody who might be interested, tell them to write directly to me. Again: eegiorgi(at)gmail.com, subject line "ARC copy".

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5 comments:

  1. antisocialbutterflieMarch 11, 2014 at 9:00 PM

    Yay! Congratulations.

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  2. A great read. If you like Detective Thrillers this is for you. Sherlock Holmes with a twist and a gun. Great characters, wonderful detail.

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  3. thanks so much Richard and Kat !!! :-)

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