Okay. Wow. I’m all in. And the excerpt is brutal.
Eight Minutes, Thirty-Two Seconds by Peter Adam Salomon released in April in the YA SciFi Thriller genre.
eight billion people died when the world ended.
L and M don’t know why they’re alive. They don’t remember what happened. Addicted to a drug that kills them for eight minutes and thirty-two seconds, they risk the end of humanity in order to learn the truth.
L had forgotten how many times she’d died.
Once more. Her repeated promise to M: just one more death.
L’s fingers shook where they rested on his arm, trying to pull the injector closer to the port in her forearm, waiting for her fix.
M pressed the plunger.
For a moment, she wanted to curse him for injecting her, for reminding her that, after she died, she’d forget her empty promises of never dying again.
He’d heard it all before. He’d hear it the next time he killed her. And the next.
But that moment was fatally brief as the heat reached her heart and fire tore through her with the finality of flatlining.
About the Author
Peter Adam Salomon is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Horror Writers Association, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the International Thriller Writers, and The Authors Guild.
His debut novel, HENRY FRANKS, was published by Flux in 2012. His second novel, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, published by Flux in 2014, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Young Adult fiction. Both novels have been named a ‘Book All Young Georgians Should Read’ by The Georgia Center for The Book.
His short fiction has appeared in the Demonic Visions series among other anthologies, and he was the featured author for Gothic Blue Book III: The Graveyard Edition. He was also selected as one of the Gentlemen of Horror for 2014.
His poem ‘Electricity and Language and Me’ appeared on BBC Radio 6 performed by The Radiophonic Workshop. Eldritch Press published his first collection of poetry, PseudoPsalms: Prophets (nominated for the Elgin Award), and his second and third poetry collections, PseudoPsalms: Saints v. Sinners and PseudoPsalms: Sodom (nominated for the Elgin Award), were published by Bizarro Pulp Press. In addition, he was the Editor for the first books of poetry released by the Horror Writers Association: Horror Poetry Showcase Volumes I and II.
He founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the annual international Horror Poetry Showcase for the Horror Writers Association.
Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
Originally, I began as a poet and, to an extent, still tend to think of myself as a poet first, a novelist second. This heavily influences my writing, and has led to some of the most surreal moments of my career. I’ve had poem performed on BBC Radio 6 by The Radiophonic Workshop (the geniuses behind the music for Dr. Who), for instance. I’ve also founded both National Dark Poetry Day (Oct. 7) and the Horror Writers Association’s annual international Dark Poetry Showcase (which recently celebrated its 6th year). I started writing novels about ten years after I’d already been writing poetry, and it would be another twenty years before my first novel (HENRY FRANKS) sold. Since then, I’ve published two more novels (one of which, ALL THOSE BROKEN ANGELS, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award) and three poetry collections.
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