Hi. Cameron Coral here.
This is the first time I’m writing you from the blogosphere (wherever that is).
I’m excited because my first novel, Brink is now available!
Brink has been a WIP for two years. I suppose the idea started when I wondered what it would be like to be able to save someone’s life just from your touch. What would that be like? How would you use your power? What if people knew, and suddenly you were asked to save a ton of people? Would you hide your power and use it only on the ones you loved?
What about all the people whom you couldn’t save? Would that drive you crazy?
Octavia Butler’s book Parable of the Sower also influenced me. Her book is a post-apocalyptic story about an empath who is forced to run from her home after it is destroyed and her family killed. Her book is damn good, written in the 1990s, and eerily prescient about our political situation today.
I took it a step farther and gave Ida, my main character, the power to heal with her touch, the antithesis of Rogue from X-Men who kills with her touch.
Brink has a lot going on. Here’s a line up of the main characters…
A soldier trying to start life over as a civilian…and hide her true ability.
A terminally ill mayor desperate for a cure, while building an army of machines.
A man’s life forever altered in a genetics lab.
A 17-year-old girl fighting to survive and protect her drug-addicted mother.
Coming soon…a blog post on each character: how I dreamed them up, pictures that inspired me, and more about their origins.
Meanwhile, here’s my kick-ass cover. I do love it so.