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Monday, June 18, 2018

I was never afraid of monsters... When They Came by Kody Boye

"What I really liked about this book, though, [...], is the intense and gripping journey of When They Came. This book is easily one of the more intense books I've read in a long while. Kody Boye clearly is an expert in timing and ratcheting up the intensity.[...] The imagery Kody Boye is able to conjure up sticks with you. This is only the first of many intense scenes. I really do believe that the deeper into the book you read, the more intense the story becomes." - Doug, Goodreads

Description:

I was never afraid of monsters—at least, not until They came: the visitors from outer space.

Now They're in our skies, on our streets, always watching, forever waiting.

At seventeen, I'm just about to graduate from the Juvenile Education System and declare my career of choice. The Midnight Guard—who protect our community from the vicious things that lie outside our walls—calls to me. 

It’s hard, dangerous work, with grueling hours that offer little sleep, but it’s the one thing I know will help make a difference in our ever-changing world. 

EXCERPT

It happened slowly, with the sun gradually setting, the light dimming, the darkness encroaching upon the world like a creeping monster making its way from the most treacherous depths. When it finally descended upon us, I pulled in a breath—realizing it was the first time I had been outside after dark in years.

It wasn’t long before I began to see Them—appearing on the horizon like fireflies. Winking into existence from seemingly nowhere, Their countenances were almost hidden but for Their silhouettes made visible by the moon. They walked limp-wristed, Their sickly claws poised like knives and Their gazes set on the people They couldn’t see.

They knew we were there. That much I was sure of. But what They were waiting for I couldn’t be sure.

I wanted desperately to ask Xio if she knew—for a moment of clarity to be shone upon an utmost spell of darkness—but knew I couldn’t.

Instead, I watched.
And stared.
And waited.

Minutes passed by slowly, the first hour like a ticking bomb waiting to go off at any moment. I heard an owl cry out in the distance and watched as the Coyotes tilted Their heads simultaneously to acknowledge the sound, then did the same to return Their focus to the walled apartment complex.

I didn’t know much about Them, why They did what They did or what Their true purpose was beyond scouting the world for potential Harvests. Rarely had They engaged with humanity, and so far as I knew, They’d never hurt anyone. But just because They hadn’t didn’t mean They couldn’t. And judging by the size of Their claws, They could do much more than just hurt.

I reached forward and pressed a hand to Xio’s shoulder as I caught sight of one of the creatures making its way toward the walls, unsure what to do or how to respond beyond warning her with a simple touch. She nodded and lifted a finger to her lips, raising a hand to sign toward one of our companions down the line.

A gun was raised.
A bullet was fired.
The creature fell a moment later.

The others—standing sentinel in the darkness—careened Their heads to face the source of the gunshot, but did not move. Rather, They stared with unwavering eyes, as if daring the rest of the Guard to open fire.

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About the author:
Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga.


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29 comments:

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

ALL ABOUT OLD CARS said...

Sounds great.

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to checking this one out :)

Kody Boye said...

Thank you so much for being a part of the tour! I'm sorry I didn't respond sooner.

Christina Gould said...

The title sounds ominous. I like intense reads. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Gould said...

I like that everyone has their back turned on the cover. It makes me wonder why. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Gould said...

"This book is easily one of the more intense books I've read in a long while." I can't remember the last time I've read a really intense book. It sounds titillating. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Gould said...

"The imagery Kody Boye is able to conjure up sticks with you." That makes it extra scary. The writer sounds talented. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Gould said...

"the deeper into the book you read, the more intense the story becomes."

This sounds like quite the thriller. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laura said...

This sounds like a very entertaining read!

SB said...

A creepy cover for a dystopian novel--I like it

Alan said...

Great cover. No question for the author.

SB said...

I love ominous alien invasions!

Alan said...

Cover looks good. No question for the author.

Alan said...

Love the cover. No question for the author.

Alan said...

Nice artwork on the cover.

Alan said...

Well thought out design for the book cover.

Alan said...

Wonderful book cover. Congrats on your latest book.

SB said...

Nice cover-very creepy

Alan said...

Great book cover. Good luck with your latest book.

SB said...

I love dystopian novels--thanks

Alan said...

Fantastic cover design. Congrats!!

CCAM said...

Hi Kody! It was nice to "see" you here, not only on FB :) I'm quite curious to read your books and thanks for the gift

Alan said...

Way to go on the cover design!!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would love to read your book.

Alan said...

The cover looks great wish you much success with your newest book.

SB said...

Cover looks good, love dystopian novels

Alan said...

Great book cover on your latest release!!

Alan said...

Nicely designed cover.