Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: THE REMNANT BY WILLIAM MICHAEL DAVIDSON

Author William Michael Davidson is on tour with MC Book Tours featuring his new novel, THE REMNANT, being released 7 February 2017 by Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C.

I am delighted to be today's stop on The Remnant blog tour which lasts for a whole month
  I have an excerpt and a fantastic giveaway for two print copies (US) and and one ebook copy (International)


  • Published 7 Feb 2017
  • Science Fiction/Christian Futuristic Fiction
  • Paperback -- 242 pages


One nation, without God...

          Colton Pierce apprehends Abberants—those who display symptoms of faith—and quarantines them on a remote island to ensure public safety.  Years prior, the government released a genetically-engineered super flu that destroyed the genes believed to be thebiological source of spiritual experience in an effort to rid the world of terrorism. As an extractor with the Center for Theological Control, Colton is dedicated to the cause.
          But Colton's steadfast commitment is challenged when he learns his own son has been targeted for extraction. An underground militia, the Remnant, agrees to help Colton save his son in exchange for his assistance with their plan to free the Aberrants on the island.
          Colton is faced with the most important decision of his life. Remain faithful to the CTC? Or give up everything to save his son?





Excerpt

1.1.6


The Command Center looked like something out of the NASA space program. The room, or what seemed more like an aircraft hanger, was lined with desks, computers, screens, phones, and CTC workers clicking away at their keyboards and squawking away into their headpieces. A movie-theater-sized screen on the north wall displayed a digitalized map of the United States of America. There were always at least a few targets—little red dots on the screen—being monitored by the small paramilitary force in the southeast corner of the room.
Looking at the screen, Colton noticed there were only two current active targets—one in Charlotte, North Carolina and the other (this one flashing red, which indicated the target was armed and dangerous) appeared to be in the upstate New York area. The CTC would have referred such extractions to the local offices in that district but, once extracted, the Aberrants would be sent here in transport vehicles to be registered and delivered to their ultimate destination: the Quarantine Zone.
This was where it all began. As Colton looked over the rows of agents, he reminded himself that every call about every possible threat of theological outbreak began in this room. But few such calls resulted in a possible target and the need for an extraction team. This was the twenty-first century, not the Salem witch hunts of 1692. Every call was surgically monitored for the slightest possibility of fraud, and nobody became an extraction target without clear and compelling evidence: approval of local law enforcement and mandatory reporters, witness testimony, and a very careful examination of the suspect’s activity by a close reading of the individual’s NRNT chip as to his or her whereabouts and what could be considered anomalous behavior. Colton had long prided himself on the extensive safety measures the agency had employed to ensure the public that anyone on the Island deserved to be there and, assuming the new legislation passed, anyone six feet under would deserve to be there as well.


He found Oswald Bane, director of the Command Center, near the front of the room. He stood at his podium directly before the gigantic map of the United States, where he was busy reading reports on his tablet and taking questions from agents who occasionally ran up to him from their stations. He was a short, plump, bald man with white wisps of hair. He wore giant, silver spectacles and pulled them down to the end of his nose to look over the rims when Colton and Kramer approached.
“Oh, hello, Colton,” he said, sounding uncertain. He handed an agent some piece of paper that they had been discussing and turned his full attention to Colton. “What brings you to these parts?”

The Command Center and the extraction teams were two completely different entities and only mixed for special occasions: the staff winter party, Staff Appreciation Week, and community service projects. By and large, most workplace gossip suggested that the agents here thought the extraction teams didn’t really respect the hard, mundane work of the Command Center—the first line of defense. Similarly, the extraction teams thought the Command Center agents were boring pencil-pushers who didn’t really know what it was to get their hands dirty. Still, there was enough mild respect and cordiality to ensure any overlapping of those departments—during those few occasions—went smoothly enough.




About the Author


William Michael Davidson lives in Long Beach, California with his wife and two daughters. A believer that "good living produces good writing," Davidson writes early in the morning so he can get outside, exercise, spend time with people, and experience as much as possible.

A writer of speculative fiction, he enjoys stories that deal with humanity's inherent need for redemption.


For more on Davidson and his writing, connect with him on GoodreadsTwitterFacebook, and Amazon Author’s Page.



THE REMNANT is available to order in eBook form at the following sites:

The print format of the book is available at these sites:



Be sure to add THE REMNANT to your bookshelf on Goodreads.



Check out the other bloggers on the month long tour for information, features, interviews, reviews, guest posts and giveaways


Jan. 23 – The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt
Jan. 24 – EmmyMom Taking One Day At A Time – Excerpt and Review
Jan. 25 – Book Dreaming – Excerpt and Review
Jan. 26 – Patricia Stoltey, Author – Interview
Jan. 27 – Inside the Inkwell – Feature
Jan. 30 – Christine Rains – Writer – Review
Feb. 1 – Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf – Review, Guest Post
Feb. 2 – Reveries Reviews – Review
Feb. 3 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review
               Rockin’ Book Reviews – Excerpt and Review
Feb. 6 – Murees Dupé – Q&A
               Alex J. Cavanaugh – Guest Post
Feb. 7 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – Review
Feb. 8 – Literary Time Out – Dual Reviews
               Mary’s Cup of Tea – Review
Feb. 9 – Live to Read ~Krystal – Review
Feb. 10 – Bookworm1102 – Excerpt
Feb. 13 – 2 Kids and Tired Books – Excerpt
                Haddie’s Haven – Excerpt and Review
Feb 14 – Tyrean’s Writing Spot – Guest Post and Review
Feb 15 – Book Giveaways – Feature
Feb. 16 – Joylene Nowell Butler, Suspense Author – Feature
Feb. 17 – Year of the Book – Interview
Feb. 20 – Thoughts in Progress – Review
Feb. 21 – Just Us Book Blog – Excerpt
Feb. 22 – Reviews by Crystal – Excerpt

GIVEAWAY

A tour-wide giveaway for two (2) print copies that are available to those living in the U.S. only and one (1) eBook copy available internationally.
You can enter to win at each stop of the tour.
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