The overwhelming postive response to this amazing book, turned a mini tour into a full-fledged blog tour! Check out Collection of the Negatives by Violet St. Karl, and enter to win a paperback copy of the book, and a home blood typing kit! How cool is that?!
Collection of the Negatives (The Blood Rising Book 1)
Publication Date: January 11th, 2019
Genre: Sci-fi/ New Adult
In a world with skyrocketing inflation and unemployment, blood has become the new commodity, and the rarer your blood type, the more it’s worth.
After losing her job and watching her savings dwindle, Liri is persuaded by a resourceful friend to sell her blood to ABO Blood Group, where she learns she is O Negative, the most valuable and sought after blood.
Unable to afford living in New York City, Liri reluctantly decides to move back home and live with her parents, but her plan is interrupted when a virus is maliciously unleashed onto the island of Manhattan, resulting in a citywide quarantine. Before being able to devise an alternative plan, she is secretly informed of a covert mission by ABO to evacuate Negatives out of NYC. Although reluctant to trust them, it’s her only viable choice to stay alive, but unbeknown to Liri, she and the Negatives are vital to activating opposing agendas on Earth and beyond.
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I weave through morning commuters and camped-out homeless people like a crochet
needle to catch the train south to Times Square. On rainy, late-fall days like today, the
underground is hot, crowded, and emits a foul stench that forces you to breathe through
your mouth. The tracks shriek as the train comes to a halt. The steel doors open and a
swarm of urbanites exits onto the platform. I stand to the left side of the door, waiting for an opportunity to squeeze in, as it’s too early for Monday-morning shoving matches. I slide in, finding cramped standing room between a perspiring, heavyset man and a teenage boy whose urban music I can hear blasting through his earphones. An automated announcement comes over the speaker system as the doors close.
“November is Concerned Citizens Month. The City of New York asks that you know your
neighbors and colleagues. If you believe someone is jeopardizing the safety of our city,
state, or country, it is your duty to report it, or you will be aiding in domestic terror. Become a concerned citizen; our safety depends on it.”
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Violet St. Karl’s love affair with science fiction and fantasy began at the tender age of four when she first saw Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, but nearly three decades passed before she started transferring the stories in her head onto the computer screen. Unbeknownst to Violet at the time of signing her lease, her Upper West Side apartment was the former site of Edgar Allen Poe’s old farmhouse, where he completed writing the Raven. However, she didn’t begin writing until receiving another sign from the universe a year later. While spending extensive time in Barcelona, she learned her flat once belonged to Mercè Rodoreda i Gurguí, a famous Catalan writer, an indication that living in the former residences of famous dead authors was no coincidence, but a sign to start writing.
After over a decade in New York, Violet recently returned to her roots in the Detroit area where is an advocate and proud Ambassador of the Authors Guild. When not writing or focused on strengthening the local literary community, she is planning which country to explore next.
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8 Replies to “BLOG TOUR: Collection of the Negatives by Violet St. Karl + GIVEAWAY!”
What an unusual sounding book. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
Great collection, it’s handy, thanks for sharing
Great review. Glad you could share in the tour.
Sounds like a perfectly thrilling book.
Great sounding book.m
The book sounds interesting but it really my kind of read.