I met Adriana Ryan on Kindleboards a few months ago when we found out we both had dystopian novels coming out this year, and I’m very glad I did. Not only is she enthusiastic and helpful and generally a great addition to the indie author community, her novel, a post-apocalyptic dystopia, sounds fascinating. I’m always on the lookout for new dystopias, and I was intrigued by the premise of her novel World of Shell and Bone. After I read an excerpt, I was even more excited to read the book.
I’ve been waiting for this book to come out, and now it’s almost here – World of Shell and Bone will be available on December 7th! I finally got a look at the cover the other day, and today I get to share it with you:
The cover was designed by James Helps at http://www.humblenations.com. I like the almost surreal look of it; it’s elegant and intriguing and makes me want to know more.
Here’s the description of the book:
In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in Asia.
New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of homeless.
Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers.
When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.
As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she’d never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?
I know I can’t wait to read it when it comes out on the 7th.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the author and visit her website:
Adriana Ryan lives and writes in Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on a dystopian and an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards.
Contact her using the form at the top right of her website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adriana Ryan is a member of the Romance Writer’s Association (RWA).