Giveaway: New Charity Blues by Camille Griep (US Only)
New Charity Blues
by Camille Griep
Release Date: April 12, 2016
About the Book
In this intense, post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Trojan War epic, two women clash when loyalty, identity, community, and family are all put to the ultimate test.
After a devastating plague, two communities emerge as bastions of survival. One is called the City, and its people scrabble for scraps in the wasteland. The other, New Charity, enjoys the bounty of its hydroelectric dam and refuses City denizens so much as a drop of precious water. When City-dweller Cressyda inherits her father’s ranch within New Charity, she becomes intent on opening the dam to all—no matter the cost.
But when Syd reunites with her old best friend, Casandra, a born seer and religious acolyte, she realizes that her plans could destroy the fragile lives they’ve built in order to survive. What’s more, the strange magic securing the dam’s operations could prove deadly if disturbed. Yet when Syd discovers evidence that her father might have been murdered, she is more determined than ever to exact revenge on New Charity’s corrupt.
Pitted against Cas, as well as her own family, Syd must decide how to secure the survival of both settlements without tipping them over the brink to utter annihilation.
About the Author
Camille Griep lives just north of Seattle with her partner, Adam, and their dog Dutch(ess). Born in Billings, Montana, she moved to Southern California to attend Claremont McKenna College, graduating with a dual degree in Biology and Literature. She wrote her way through corporate careers in marketing, commercial real estate, and financial analysis before taking an extended sabbatical to devote more time to her craft.
She has since sold short fiction and creative nonfiction to dozens of online and print magazines. She is the editor of Easy Street and is a senior editor at The Lascaux Review. She is a 2012 graduate of Viable Paradise, a residential workshop for speculative fiction novelists.
Her first novel, LETTERS TO ZELL, was released in July 2015 by 47North. NEW CHARITY BLUES was released in April of 2016.
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Interesting cover, with the faded colors and spotlights. I'm curious about the author's background - does the biology degree show up in the story?
The cover is interesting, makes me wonder why there's a car in a Trojan war type epic, but it sounds good and unique.
I love the cover and find it matches the synopsis. I think this is a unique book and I love twists on historic events, so this synopsis has me intrigued and want to read this book.