Saturday, August 31, 2013

'The Underlighters' by Michelle Browne is OUT!!!

I previously posted that Ms Browne's latest book would shortly be available. Well, now it's available, folks!

See details below, and my five star review follows. SciFi/Dystopian/Horror brilliance!


The Dust is here! Now available exclusively on Kindle and in print—The Underlighters!

Buy from Michelle Browne’s author page here: http://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Browne/e/B00BGWZRCW



The Underlighters

Nightmares are bleeding into her waking world. Children are going missing. To save them, she must overcome her wreck of a personal life and a closet full of skeletons. She doesn’t know if the horrors in the shadows are real...or if she is going mad. 

18-year-old Janelle Cohen is an electrician in an underground city. The world above has been swal-lowed by mind-destroying Dust. Her small life changes forever when a dragon attacks her on the way home from work. 

Her friends worry that she has the Fever, Dust-induced insanity. As more monsters strike down citizens, they change their minds. A terrifying trip to the surface of the world, the ancient and abandoned Up, deepens the nightmare. With no world left above, she and the other Crows cannot afford to fail… 

5 stars: “…You will be rewarded with a dive into the depths of imagination that may leave you questioning, breathless and inspired.” –www.TracingTheStars.com

5 stars: “… Engaging, ground breaking prose that is not afraid to test the reader’s boundaries. “—Sara Celi

5 stars: “…A wonderful read that is full of life, nightmares, fear, and dreams.” –Casey Peeler


JD’s Review: “The Underlighters' is something of a crossover novel, containing elements of science fiction and horror, but with some underlying messages about politics and social justice. Ms Browne's characters live in an underground city, the surface of the planet having been taken over by The Dust - a dangerous and otherworldly entity from which the stuff of nightmares is fashioned.

Having read the author's previous offerings of `And the Stars Will Sing' and `The Stolen', I was anticipating something special, and was not disappointed. The writing feels even more assured than in her earlier works, and there is a delicious moral ambiguity which swirls about the story like The Dust itself. Her `world creation' is detailed and credible, her characters flawed and vulnerable. Ms Browne keeps us guessing where the story is going , and the ending pulls the various themes together nicely. Parts of the novel are very dark: just the way I like it, in fact.”

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review, JD... Makes me wonder if maybe I should go play in that SCiFi sandbox... "The Underlighters" sure sounds interesting. My library is getting crowded.

    My compliments to Michelle Browne - her rich imaginative mind is to be envied.

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