Today I am delighted to be kicking off the Blog Tour for Catching Love when it Falls. This is the first book in the Future Movers series and I am sharing with you Deryn’s rationale for the book/series.
CATCHING LOVE WHEN IT FALLS by Deryn Pittar
Available from Amazon
William and Belinda, both genetically altered, meet years after leaving the government-rearing nursery. Their late development allowed them to escape a life devoted to the government’s defence departments. If their skills are now discovered they will be conscripted and never be free again.
William’s talent is to move through space between locations in the blink of an eye. Belinda can lift objects of great weight with her mind. Their relationship creates a raft of problems both struggle to overcome.
CATCHING LOVE WHEN IT FALLS is the first book in the FUTURE MOVERS series and the rest of the series will be released soon:
Love’s Bright Star – 19th June
Love’s Red Heart – 26th June
A Stellar Affair – 3rd July
Romancing the Memory Collector – 10th July
5 book box set – 7th August
#GuestPost – Future Movers Rationale
The rationale for ‘Catching Love When it Falls’ developed from the public discussions across all media about the genetic modification of plants, adding genes to prevent diseases and changing the way the plants react. There were for and against opinions; and so The Future Movers Series was born.
I wondered what the consequences would be if a rogue group of scientists placed animal genes into human embryos. From this premise rose the following questions:
Who would do this and proclaim a legal right to do so?
Who would carry these children to full term and who care for them?
What types of talents could they have?
If they mingled with the normal populations what would people think?
How could they live a normal life with their unusual features and talents?
I had to answer all these questions as I developed my stories, plus any questions that arose along the way. I set the series in the future to make all this possible.
Therefore, I created the Defense Department as the legal breeders; their excuse being the children’s extraordinary talents could be used in defense of the country (i.e. New Zealand and Australia) and although not mentioned in each book surrogate mothers were tricked into carrying the embryos thinking they were helping infertile couples.
Then I needed a place for the children to be reared, so the Nursery was created. A time limit was also needed so that the children could be released for adoption into the general public if they appeared normal by the age of seven. As conscription into life-long service in the Defense Dpartment was considered a prison sentence the children began to hide their talents.
Throughout the series more details are revealed but the whole rationale holds together really well.
I also had a heap of fun coming up with the talents some of the Nursery’s residents develop from the cocktail of genes some of them received.
I write futuristic and fantasy fiction, spiced with romance and adventure. This allows my imagination to run free, to create interesting characters caught in unusual circumstances and events. Sometimes I have the pleasure of watching science and technology catch up with my imagination.
I also write Young Adult, short stories and flash fiction; articles on writing and I am published in these genre. I self-published a children’s rhyming book and once won a prize for a short screen script.
I’m a published poet and I endeavour to put my poetry skills into my fiction writing to enhance the word pictures I create.
I live in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand which lives up to its name. I belong to the Romance Writers of N.Z., Tauranga Writers, and Spec.Fic.NZ (speculative fictionNZ).