Title: ANIMAL GRAPH
Author: M. Black
Pub. Date: June 7, 2017
Publisher: M. Black
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N, TBD
NOW A SCRIPT FOR MOTION PICTURE 06/2017. SCRIPT REQUESTED TO REVIEW FOR FEATURE FILM DEAL BY TWO COMPANIES 07/2017.
ENTER A WORLD OF ANIMAL GRAPHS in this SciFi FANTASY DYSTOPIA that is also called a "YA AMAZON POST-APOCALYPTIC never-before-seen-concept in a kind of HUNGER GAMES meets DR. Moreau!"
GET LOST WITH JIN IN A WORLD OF EXOTIC ANIMALS, LANDSCAPES, RIVERS, WARRING GROUPS, AND AN EVIL RULER. When prisoners are experimented on by the ruler of the Americas, after a nuclear war, their cells are grafted with cells and neural tissue from animals of the Amazon. Release to be hunted in the Amazon, to train soldier, Jin finds another Graph like herself named Adan and the two have to survive the Amazon if they are going to live.
Immerse yourself in the gorgeous and dangerous Amazon, find new creatures, learn about new exotic countries, travel the highlands, savannas, and plateaus in this breath-taking, page-turning book, ANIMAL GRAPH.
"AN ACTIVE AND EXCITING STORY THAT WOULD BE ENJOYED BY YOUNG ADULTS AND MATURE READERS. M. BLACK PACKS IN A LOT OF INTERESTING CONCEPTS. FANS OF DYSTOPIAN FICTION LIKE THE HUNGER GAMES WILL ENJOY THIS VERY CREATIVE STORY."
"WOW! WHAT A CONCEPT! I CAN SAY THAT THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK OF THIS KIND THAT I HAVE READ." -Amazon Reader
"M.BLACK’S ANIMAL GRAPH IS MORE THAN A DYSTOPIAN TALE FROM THE CREATIVE GENIUS OF THIS AUTHOR’S MIND. IT RAISES THE QUESTION OF SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST, OF LIVING IN HARMONY AND QUESTIONING WHAT IF THE ODDS ARE ARTIFICIALLY STACKED AGAINST THESE NEW CREATIONS." -Netgalley
“My name is Adan, by the way,” he says as he leads me in the direction where he pulled me behind the plants.
“Jin.” I say.
He half smirks, his head tilted backward at me as he leads. “Jin, huh?”
I look at him point blank in a definite ‘yes.’
His head turns back to the front and he talks quietly as he steps in a crunch over leaves and grass. “So you survived a day?”
He sounds surprised as he grunts.
“Is that good or something?”
“Just never heard of anyone getting past day two, and here we are.”
My eyes squint as the sun descends over the horizon, casting a sharp glare in my eyes. “You survived too. How long?”
“Same as you.”
“Second day, then?”
His stride is long, and he moves faster than me, and so I feel myself playing catch-up as we exchange stories. “Is it much further?”
“No.” His head shakes from behind, his curly, dark hairs loose over his thick neck.
“So, why are you all covered up like that, anyway?” I pry as we step over a log and head toward a river, the crunchy ground breaking beneath me.
“I have…a problem with my skin.”
I stop. “Are you sure the river is the best place to set up camp? I mean, caimans live there.” I feel my face squish.
Broad shoulders and a wide chin with a dimple greet me when he turns around. “See that tree there?” He points to a tall, big-leafed mahogany. “We’ll climb in. It’s nice and snug. Promise.”
Staring at him inadvertently for a few seconds longer than I should, doubt creeps into my mind, and then he turns away and continues onward. I follow behind, the only other human in this vast, dense forest that hasn’t tried to kill me—yet.
When we reach the tree, I see him point to a few taller ones to the right. “Brazil nut trees.” He scratches his unshaven cheek. “We’ll feed on them tomorrow morning.”
I listen, feeling strangely grateful to be surrounded by so many trees bearing fruits and nuts. Not anything like the destitute villages where nuts are never seen.
About the Author
M.Black is Ami Blackwelder and writes for the brand ENTER TOMORROW. She is a Montessori teacher, helps the deaf and hard of hearing, is an avid Pescetarian, believer in animal rights and wildlife conservation, and a lover of books. she is the author of the never-before-seen-concept Animal Graph, and dubs herself the 'Robot Girl' since many of her stories revolve around robots and A.I. She has a Siamese cat names LOTUS from Thailand when she was an educator there and he show sup in all her robot books. She adopted a cat named Ash in the States who also shows up in all of her robot books. She loves reading on Kindle Unlimited and only buys paperback. She enjoys many vegetarian dishes like veggie lasagna and four bean chili. She also likes watching movies, gardening, the beach, and hanging out with friends. Of course most of the time you will find her at home, pounding away at her computer.
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This is part of an ongoing series on organizing your books using Kindle. To see the entire series click on the category Kindle Organization.
For the next month I am going to be talking about how to integrate Goodreads into your actual Kindle. If there is something you are interested in specifically please leave me a comment. I will work it into the series.
How to Connect Your Kindle to Goodreads
1. Go to Your Kindle's Home Screen
To go to the home screen unlock your Kindle like you typically would. My home screen is currently set to only view collections. As you can see I have only four collections: Need to Review (this are read but not yet reviewed), Need to Reread (I read them more than a year ago and did not review them), Unread (I need to read them), and Reviewed. I delete the books I have reviewed off my Kindle to save space. However, I do keep them organized in this collection to keep track that they have been reviewed. If I want anything more specific than I will go to Goodreads and use my collections there.
2. Pull Up The Menu
3. Settings Menu
5. Add Your Goodreads Account
6. Goodreads on Kindle
7. Sign In
I have decided to try something different for my monthly to read list. Instead of listing out specific books that I may (or most likely do not) get to, I am going to give myself monthly challenges instead. Last month I decided to do 30 books in 30 days. You can read about that here. For February I have decided that I am going to work on my NetGalley books. I need to get my review percentage up to 80%.
I actually have not been on NetGalley for very long. Even so, I have 15 books that I need to review. Most of the books I have are non fiction. I tend to read fiction when I read non fiction, so I will have some non NetGalley books read at the end of the month also. I am guessing there will be a lot of Patricia Briggs.
In order to get 80% of my backlog finished I would need to read 12 books in February. Since these are mostly non fiction books I do not see this happening. I think a more realistic goal will be 8 books from my NetGalley account. This will also probably mean that there will be another NetGalley catch up at some point later this year.
Some books I expect to finish this month are
Sugar by James Walvin (already started)
Educated by Tara Westover
Mentalligence by Kristen Lee (already started)
Don't Rush Me by Jackie May (already started)
Quirky by Melissa A Schilling
The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku
Brain Food by Richard Cornish
Timekeepers by Simon Garfield
Even if you are not big into non fiction, I am sure to have some other great reviews this month. As you can see from above I tend to read multiple books at one time.