In a world not divided by race, creed or color, but by blood type, Blue Anders finds herself on the wrong end of fortune’s mercy. Born with a lesser blood type, Blue is raised in The Way, a work camp for A-bloods.
Targeted Age Group:: 15-35
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I love interesting characters, and really love writing about the brother/sister dynamic. Blue and Baird go through many hardships together, but they always manage to be both good and bad for each other, no matter how close they bond.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Baird is the voice in my head that’s very hard on myself. Baird is not forgiving and does not hold back. Elle and Suzette are the counterparts to that voice, preaching mercy and smiles. I wanted seven-dimensional characters. Ones that could not be fixed, or easily solved.
Liam scratched the five o’clock shadow on his face with his fingertips. “She’ll be my personal servant.” Remembering that she was at the table, he addressed Blue directly, though she was partially obscured behind her brother. “Is that okay with you? It’ll make sure you’re with me most of the time. I’ve never had one before, but my sister has one. It wouldn’t be too weird. Might be strange that she’s a girl, but they’ll just have to get over it.” Liam stretched his large arms behind him and draped them on the back of the booth. “What else do we need to know? Does she like, shed her skin or Hulk out if we leave her out in the sun for too long?”
Baird did not understand the “Hulk out” part, but he got the rest just fine. He sighed and looked down at the table, trying to find the right words. “Actually…”
“Baird, don’t,” Blue warned. “I’ve got it under control.”
Baird stared at his sister and shook his head. “You know that’s not true.”
“It didn’t happen last night, or when I took them down.” She motioned to Alec and Sam. “Not worth mentioning.”
“I don’t believe you,” Baird ruled. “And I won’t be there to hide the bodies in Europe. They need to know what they’re getting themselves into. They have Liam to protect.” Baird turned his attention to the wary men. “There is something you should know. Blue…she can’t always control her temper…her abilities. You have to understand, everything’s an effort. She’s far stronger than anyone you’ve ever met, so she has to really try hard with even normal things to stay under the radar. Sometimes it’s too much for her to hide.”
When Baird paused, Alec eyed him. “Like when she attacked Sam in the hallway?”
Baird chuckled. “Nah. He’s still breathing, isn’t he? When Blue’s cornered, sometimes she blacks out and goes on sort of a…a killing spree.”
Whatever they’d been expecting Baird to say, it was not that. They all turned as one and stared at her, mouths agape.
“Sometimes!” Blue emphasized defensively as she took a bite of her sandwich.
About the Author:
Mary E. Twomey lives in Michigan with her husband and three adorable children. She enjoys reading, writing, vegetarian cooking and telling her children fantastic stories about wombats.
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