A Fleeting Glance of Digitus 233, by K.D. Emerson
I am very pleased to announce my spotlight author for this weeks virtual blog tour is none other than K.D. Emerson! I met this special lady one day when she posted on a facebook group. She was looking for guests to appear on her blog talk radio show. I contacted her, had a wonderful visit on blog talk, and became a member of the MasterKoda facebook page that she oversees. She's helped so many people, and runs a great no nonsense group of aspiring people (mostly authors). Kim is such a kind-hearted person, and I hope to meet her one day to hug her senseless with a big huge bear hug. Without further ado... Here's Kim and some never before seen snippets from her upcoming novel...
After much argument from the main characters of the book it was finally decided to give a fleeting glance inside the upcoming novel Digitus 233 from author K.D. Emerson.
Deep within the dark abyss of his own mind, Zander tried to shout, but no sound escaped. It felt as though a heavy mallet beat against his skull. Pushing the pain to the back of his mind, he forced himself to focus and slithered through the murk toward a pinpoint of light. Gulping for air, he burst through the blackness and forced his eyes open.
A scream escaped before he could stop himself. Inches away, a face; a set of open blue eyes stared at him. Was it a dead body? He struggled with his arms and legs, but couldn’t force them to move. The eyes in front of him blinked. This time he caught the scream half way up and swallowed it. He had to get control of himself.
He fought against the pounding in his head. Where was he? What was going on? His eyes darted from side to side. The ceiling was ice, the floor was ice. And in front of him lay a blue eyed body gagged and bound up in some kind of slippery fabric-cocoon…
“Enough! We have wasted enough time. Crying is not going to get us out of here. Get over it and let’s do it. This is where we are and it’s up to us to get out of here. They either - don’t care, don’t know or this was by design. Let’s stop whining and crying and get ON with it! Lana, get that make up kit of yours. Google, get out there and study the sky, figure out where we are. Quinton, after Google is done the two of you get together and figure out how long it will take us to hike out of here. Jackson, you and I are going hunting again. We have to find something to eat and I doubt there is a garden on this ice cube. Remember, we can only depend on ourselves. We are all we have,” Zander bent over and grabbed the make shift spear Jackson had made out of the frame of the airplane seat…
A blood curdling scream ripped through the air. Jackson was on his feet and out of the cave before the rest of them had time to look up. They tore off after him. Zander watched as Jackson crested the rock outcropping and disappeared behind it. He felt his feet beneath him pounding the earth, slipping and slidding, but gaining on Jackson with every stride. In the distance they saw Google backing away from a large white bulk.
Without a word Jackson followed the two suits out the door. Had he passed the test? Would he be allowed to live? Or were they taking him out in the woods to kill him? He forced himself to move, biting his bottom lip to keep silent. Had he survived losing his family and home just to be shot like a rabid dog? He thought he should make a run for it and waited for a chance. The chance never came. They shuffled him to a van, the door locked tight and he was driven to the outskirts of the city…
Author, KD Emerson was born (or is that hatched) several years ago. We won’t go into how long it has been because she has this fantasy that she is still a teenager off to conquer the world. She has a passion for the written word and assisting other writers in becoming the best they can be. She also loves to promote others and cheer them on to victory. Follow her on twitter @MstrKoda or you can find her at www.masterkoda.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson