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Benesha. It holds the power to end world hunger—if Jake Kendrick can negotiate a trade with the mysterious chief of a small Amazonian tribe, who seems to possess the only supply. Good as he is at his job, Jake knows the real reason he was chosen is because he and the tribe’s chief are both three and a half feet tall.
Dangers and secrets fill the jungle. The tribe’s chief is not what he seems, and benesha is not the salvation of humanity, but a threat to its very existence. Blocking Jake’s escape to warn civilization are a mysterious group of indigenous people, a teenage sorceress, a beautiful anthropologist – and madness.
In the rainforest, reality and illusion become one.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Book Price: 2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
One of the joys of writing speculative fiction is that the laws of the real world don’t apply and anything can happen. I get to make up the rules of the world, but having done that, have to stick to them. Sometimes that’s liberating, but it can just as easily be confining. My first book, Khe, has an alien society living on another world. Having no human characters made description hard: a food couldn’t taste like an apple with peanut butter on in, for example, because my characters don’t know what an apple or peanut butter is. In Shadowline Drift, the antagonist is almost omnipotent. But characters who can do everything are ultimately dull, so I had to decide what he couldn’t do. It’s the thing he can’t do that drives the story.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read everything and write a lot. Don’t be in a hurry to publish. Find a really good critique partner or, better, group and listen to what they have to say–especially the stuff you don’t want to hear.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This original flash for this story came on Earth Day and the story is set in the Amazon, but the inspiration came from the main character who showed up one day and told me a bit of a his tale–and then, the way characters do, left me to figure out the rest of it on my own.
About the Author:
Alexes Razevich was born in New York and grew up in Orange County, California. She attended California State University San Francisco where she earned a degree in Creative Writing. After a successful career on the fringe of the electronics industry, including stints as Director of Marketing for a major trade show management company and as an editor for Electronic Engineering Times, she returned to her first love–fiction. She lives in Southern California with her husband. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys playing hockey and travel.
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