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Monday, July 28, 2014

AWAKENING 3: RBTL Tour Day 1 & Setting Description


Read Between the Lines Tour Stop 1
Today kicks off Awakening 3's week-long tour with Read Between the Lines, and the first stop is the tour host's blog itself with an excerpt from the book and nine chances to enter the giveaway.

Giveaway
There are two prize packages and there will be three winners at the end of this tour!

Grand Prize (1 winner): $10 Amazon gift card and an ebook of Awakening 3.

Runners Up (2 winners): An ebook of Awakening 3.

Hop over to RBTL today for nine chances to enter, and be sure to follow the tour for more chances every day to enter the giveaway!

And, as I promised you, I'll be posting exclusive content here on my blog during the tour. Today's treat is a description of the setting for Awakening 3.

The Setting of Awakening 3
The third book in the Lilly Frank trilogy takes place in the year 2052 and in two main locations in Italy: a fictional, unnamed town in Northern Italy that I loosely based off of Trento (you can see some photos of Trento on my Lilly Frank series Pinterest board) and an imaginary place called New Rome.

The town in Northern Italy is where Beth and Carrie's house is and is also the town outside of which Torren's castle lies. It hasn't changed much in the forty-nine years between Books 2 and 3 in the series; it continues to be a peaceful, quiet village nestled in the mountains. Lilly, the heroine of our tale, comes here at the beginning of Awakening 3 in search of a more meaningful distraction from her memories and emotions than the ones she's found over the past forty-nine years of wandering the world. Her intention is to join the Organization, the center of the vampire community, and help make the world a better place. 

New Rome is a few miles outside of the existing capital of Italy. In this storyline, Italy was involved in a war in the late 2020s/early 2030s, and Rome was bombed to smithereens. In 2052, New Rome has been built in glass, steel and concrete and is an impressive example of futuristic architectural design as well as city planning. The entire city is zoned mixed use, as has been the fashion in Europe for many centuries, but the streets and buildings have been designed in such a way as to minimize noise and light pollution. It helps that the cars of the future are electric hovercars that barely make a sound and that people no longer have to shout at one another to be heard across a crowded street or restaurant, since most people have implants or ear buds that allow them to talk directly into each other's ears despite the distance.

Lilly comes to New Rome for the first time with Beth, Carrie and Jamie to participate in a series of meetings called by the Organization to aid in the High Council's decision-making process about whether or not vampires should come out to the human public, but her second, equally important reason is to find Torren and discover whether or not he still wants to be with her.

Come back to the blog tomorrow for tour updates and more exclusive content!

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