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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What if the next new drug was you? - The Designed (The Designed #1) by Kate Tailor

What if the next new drug was you? Raleigh’s body produces a drug that could define the future of medicine if the dangerous world surrounding it doesn’t kill her first.


Description:

Publication date: January 26th, 2015

What if the next new drug was you? Raleigh’s body produces a drug that could define the future of medicine if the dangerous world surrounding it doesn’t kill her first.

Eighteen-year old Raleigh Groves can sense disease in others and is suffering from her own unexplained illness as well. After years and dozens of doctor visits, she has given up hope of ever finding a cure, let alone a diagnosis. Then she meets a man who explains that her talent and curse are linked. Her body produces a drug, Lucidin, which allows her to sense others. She’s rare, and the drug she makes is coveted.

Rho has spent the last few years on the run. The Lucidin that is racing through his system makes him a target. Surrounded by addicts and dealers on one side and scientists and doctors on the other, he has to rely on his wits and his team to stay one step ahead. So far he has stayed afloat, but some of his brothers haven’t been as lucky.

As Rho and Raleigh collide they must face the perilous world of Lucidin together. Nothing is black-and-white and Raleigh must decide where her alliances lie. Sometimes the hardest heart to sense is your own.

GUEST POST
Why a multiple/various POV?

This is a difficult question because I have distinct times when I like to see multiple POV and when I like to see only one POV in a novel. For me it comes down to first or third person. I like to see multiple POV with third and I like to see only one when the book is written in first. 

I like to have more than one point of view in my books and I like to write in third person. The reason I find them to be useful is that I like to follow more than one character. If you only write one POV from one character all pertinent things must occur with that person present, or you must have them hear about it second hand. I think that the plot can be more complex if you have more than one character that you are able to follow. I sometimes feel like multiple POV is cheating in a way. It lets me show what more than one person is thinking, letting me develop more than the protagonist. Most of the time I try and allow the dialog and character actions to speak for the character, but internal dialog is sometimes necessary and then being able to use multiple POV is a really helpful. 

One POV works better for me with first person. If an author chooses first person I like them to stick with the one character. For me, first person makes it so the book is more character instead of plot driven (I realize this is not always the case). If an author uses more than one POV in the first person they have to make the voices distinctly different and consistent, a difficult task. Sometimes I feel that the characters end up being more exaggerated to show their differences in voice. For that reason I would say that first person books should stay with one POV. 

I tend to write in third person past tense so multiple POV suites me best. Most of my books are plot driven and I find that this particular format serves me better. I think that if I were to write a book that was character driven I would probably write it in first person and then I would probably only have one POV.
About the author:
Kate Tailor lives in Boulder, Colorado. She has a background in molecular biology and pharmacology. Writing has been a passion of hers since she was young.


20 comments:

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katieoscarlet said...

I think that the author having a background in molecular biology and pharmacology is perfect for this particular novel. I wish the author much success.

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