Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Release of The Remnant and Living Under a Tsunami Threat

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The Remnant
By William Michael Davidson

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 the biological 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?

$15.95, 6x9 Trade paperback, 242 pages, $4.99 EBook
Science Fiction (FIC028000) / Christian Futuristic Fiction (FIC0402020)
Print ISBN 978-1-939844-29-3 eBook ISBN 978-1-939844-30-9

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.


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Tsunami Crimes

L. Diane’s Question for Chrys: Have you ever lived in an area where a tsunami could happen?

I live on the east coast of Central Florida. According to Google Maps, I’m roughly sixteen miles away from the closest beach. Tsunamis usually travel 1-2 miles inland. In extreme cases, one can reach up to ten miles. With those numbers, a tsunami won’t likely reach my home, but I could very well be within the reach of a tsunami if I’m anywhere within three miles of the coast. (I’m discounting the extreme case scenario.)
With that said, I researched the probability of this happening. According to scientist, the chances of a tsunami hitting Florida are very small, because the Atlantic doesn’t have large faults like the Pacific.
And yet, it’s not completely impossible. Experts say that the collapse of the volcanic structure in the Canary Islands could send a mega-tsunami into the East coast. There’s a bit of good luck on our side, though. Florida’s shallow waters would act as a breakwater, forcing the tsunami to lose energy.
Coincidently, while I was looking for the answer to this question, I discovered that January of last year, a meteotsunami hit Naples, Florida. Meteotsunamis aren’t like normal tsunamis that occur from a quake or impact. “Meteo” means it’s caused by weather, such as a hurricane or thunderstorm. The one that struck Florida brought the water level off the coast to seven feet, which is six feet higher than the usual high tide.
But a meteotsunami can still be devastating. In 2008, a meteotsunami from Hurricane Ike destroyed a part of Texas (Bolivar Peninsula).
So, yes, I suppose I do live in an area where a tsunami could happen. *gulp*

Beth and Donovan have come a long way from Hurricane Sabrina and the San Francisco earthquake. Now they are approaching their wedding day and anxiously waiting to promise each other a lifetime of love. The journey down the aisle isn’t smooth, though, as they receive threats from the followers of the notorious criminal, Jackson Storm. They think they’ll be safe in Hawaii, but distance can’t stop these killers. Not even a tsunami can.
This monstrous wave is the most devastating disaster Beth has ever faced. It leaves her beaten, frightened. Is she a widow on her honeymoon? As she struggles to hold herself together and find Donovan, she’s kidnapped by Jackson's men.
Fearing her dead, Donovan searches the rubble and shelters with no luck. The thought of her being swept out to sea is almost too much for him to bear, but the reality is much worse. She’s being used as bait to get him to fall into a deadly trap.
If they live through this disaster, they may never be the same again.

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Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series. She is a blogger, reader, auntie, vegetarian, and cat Lover. Get Lightning Crimes (Disaster Crimes 2.5) for FREE!

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Can you envision a future where spiritual beliefs are outlawed? Do you live with the threat of a tsunami?

57 comments:

nashvillecats2 said...

Two excellent reviews Diane, we don't get Tusmani here at least I don't think so. I would be very scared if one should appear.

Yvonne.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats to William on his book and to Chrys too. Glad the chances of a Tusmani are low in Florida. My mom lives there.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Two great sounding books! Tsunamis are frightening weather events. Good to know we aren't too much at risk of them in Florida, although there are those pesky hurricanes to watch out for :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to William!
Glad I only live in a hurricane area.

Erika said...

How exciting! Both books look so great, and Chrys, I am personally in tornado country. I am not sure which would be worse...hmmm

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Congrats William and Chrys!

Happy to hear Chrys is outside the tusmani zone. Those things are scary!

Chemist Ken said...

I think I'm pretty safe from tsunamis up here in Michigan. We have to worry more about things like tornadoes and asteroids strikes.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. William's book sounds 'frightening' but I'm sure will be good. Tsunami's having seen enough about the Boxing Day one ... I'll give them a miss - though there was a tsunami here - caused by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755!! So it's possible ...

I really don't want to go that way, or be taken by an alien!! Cheers Hilary

Juneta Key said...

Congrats Chrys and William. I now own both of these and they are on my reading list, which I admit is big, but I am working my way through it. I'm a voracious reader so always reading.

Chrys great answer to the question. I did not know those facts about Florida as I also live in Center Florida but I'm about 60 miles from the nearest beach, so guess I'd survive, lol.

Enjoyed the post
Juneta @ Writer's Gambit

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Yvonne, it would have to be a really big one to hit us.

Cynical Sailor, and those can be just as bad.

Ken, we've not been hit by an asteroid yet.

Hilary, aliens are definitely worse.

Juneta, thank you.

Jemi Fraser said...

Tsunamis would be terrifying! As would living in a world so intolerant of individuality and beliefs

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations to William on his book launch today. Congrats to Chrys too. I don't ever want to live where there are threats of tsunamis, tornadoes are bad enough.

Dean K Miller said...

Nice books. Congrats to both authors. The Redemption cover is cleverly done as I picked up a hint of religious tones with the "T" in the word "The."

emaginette said...

Chrys, just goes to show that imagination is everything. Great tour. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Sandra Cox said...

I love the Remnant's premise. Fascinating.
Have a good one, Diane:)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

William's book sounds so interesting! All the best to him with it. And I just read a bit about Chrys's experience with natural disasters on another site. Wow, I'm not sure how I'd handle, not only when it happens, but the threat of it happening whenever.

Chrys Fey said...

I totally forgot that my post was going up here yesterday. All this week I've had doctor's visits and errands and have been running around. I haven't even returned a batch of comments on my blog, which tells you something. lol

Thank you so much for having me on your blog with William, Diane! I really appreciate it. :)

Thanks for the comments everyone! I love reading your reactions. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Well, it looks like the GOP is angling to outlaw the Muslim faith in the US, so it does seem to be in the realm of possibility.

Lucky for me, I think Cape Town is reasonably sheltered from tsunamis and except for that, I live on top of a mountain. :-)

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

I should think that anyone who lives under the threat of any natural – – or even man-made– – disaster would find something to relate to in this book.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Tsunamis are scary. Congrats to William and Chrys on their books.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I'm thankful we don't have tsunamis here. Tornadoes are enough. Two more books to add to my growing list. Congratulations, William and Chrys.

Elsie Amata said...

Well, geez, I live very close to the coast. Those facts were a bit scary to read. Many congratulations and best of luck to William and to Chrys.

Lexa Cain said...

Awesomesauce! Yay for William! I wish he and Chrys have much success!

Rhonda Albom said...

I live within the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland area. I am about 200m from the water but at least 30-40m high. The bay I live on faces Auckland and away from the Pacific so I may get a bounce effect. On the day of the Christmas day tsunami, there was about a 100-200mm wave that came into the bay (water was calm and like glass).

D.G. Hudson said...

Both these books sound interesting, but Chrys' has more appeal for me as I've travelled to Florida many times in my life (when I lived in the US and on our family trips). Now I'm on the Pacific coast, where she mentions the shifting plates that make the Pacific so dangerous in regard to earthquakes, tremors and potential tsunamis. Thanks for highlighting these two authors!

Theresa Milstein said...

I've been seeing these two authors around the blogosphere!

Communism often tries to eradicate religion--not too successfully for the most part, at least as far as spreading. I think it's more the other way around--I see many instances historically and today of government sanctioned religion. In both instances, when a government is doing one extreme or the other, it's dangerous.

I don't live where's a threat of a tsunami. I'm far enough from the ocean.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

No tsunami threat, but our neighbors to the south (in Oroville) are living with the threat of a flash flood (dam spillway breakage). Chico is awesome, though, and really pulling together. Workers (I don't know who they are, but they're angels) are working tirelessly. But enough about me, CONGRATULATIONS, Chris!
Thanks, Diane.

Lynn J Simpson said...

These both sound like great reads. Thanks D, for letting us know about them and congrats to both authors! Living in mid land Canada, l am not too worried about. Tsunami! However, I do vacation in places that are susceptible and, in fact, leaving Maui today after two weeks here! They say though that the big island of Hawaii would break a Tsunami before having a chance to hit this island.

Spacer Guy said...

One tsunami and its game over man. You're probably better off living underground in a yellow submarine or flying high on the starship Enterprise.

M Pax said...

Congrats to William and Chris! Mucho success!

Arlee Bird said...

I'm probably 12 miles or so from the nearest shoreline so I'm probably safe from a tsunami. There have been a few warnings on the news here but the waves have never been serious enough to get very far past the shoreline.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Sandra Cox said...

That's a great cover, Chrys. And we're always intrigued by natural disasters. Yikes. Doesn't that sound ghoulish?:)

Lynda R Young said...

That's not the kind of future I'd want to see. It will make for an interesting read, though :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

We're inland off the Pacific Ocean. I've witnessed earthquakes and tornados, and flooding, but never anything worse. Here's hoping it stands that way. We're 18K feet above sea level, so it's likely we'll never experience a tsunamis. However, here in Bucerias, I can see the ocean one and a half blocks away. Enough said on that subject. LOL.

Featuring William on my blog today. Love the cover.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Di.
Love that you got Minions:) Someone knows you:)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Like you, I live in a spot where tsuanamis don't usually touch, but if we had a huge event - cataclysmic earthquake mixed with a tsunami then apparently the entire area west of Seattle could go down - and I live on a peninsula of land that's west and south of Seattle.
Congrats to Chrys!!!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Hi Diane, I love the cover and title of Chrys Fey's book!

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Wednesday, Diane;)

Karen Lange said...

Yes, I can see a future where religious beliefs are nearly outlawed, or curbed in a big way.

Wishing William and Chrys well!

Kim Lajevardi said...

Congrats to both Chrys and William!

Tamara Narayan said...

I live a couple of miles from a great lake, but I don't know how big waves from an earthquake would be in this case. Saw a great movie called The Wave about destructive waves caused by cliff sides falling into a narrow fjord in Norway. Highly recommended if you like disaster movies.

Sandra Cox said...

Party down;)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooh, sounds like a good book.
I do live 6 blocks from the beach...in NJ, so even though, I don't really worry. But I do think about it whenever I'm on an island on vacation! (Ever since that Tsunami hit in 2004 around Christmas time)

Kelly Steel said...

Congratulations to Chrys and William! The Remnant and Living Under a Tsunami Threat- both sound great stories.

Sandra Cox said...

Another sunshiny day here.
Wishing many sales to Chrys and William.

LD Masterson said...

The premise of The Remnant sounds most unsettling. And a tsunami is a heck of a setting for a good crime story. Good luck to William and Chrys.

Sandra Cox said...

I just noticed Chrys was a vegetarian!
More of us out there than I realized.

Have a colorful day, Diane:)
It's rainy here.

Sandra Cox said...

Hoping sales are going well for both these great books.

Have a great one, Diane.

LD Masterson said...

Well, this is odd. I remember commenting on this post earlier today but I was just passing by and it's not here. Perhaps I'm caught in a holding pattern.

I believe I said I found the premise of The Remnent very intriguing. And I loved the use of a Tsunami as the setting for a mystery. Congratulations to William and Chrys.

Valerie-Jael said...

Just popping over to say hi from Sandra's blog. Hugs, Valerie

Birgit said...

Came over from Sandra's blog and so nice to showcase these authors on your blog. A nice shout out.

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Thursday.

Nasreen said...

Both books look great! Congratulations to Chrys and William!

Tara Tyler R said...

congrats to these authors on the releases - chrys fey's blog hop was a wild fun ride!

who runs Dancing Lemur Press? I remember hearing about it when it started. How are you guys doing?

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to William and Chrys! Both their books are fantastic. :)

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats to William! We're seeing more extreme weather, so I hope Chrys doesn't encounter any kind of tsunami soon.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you to everyone who stopped by this month!