Kathleen Rowland will read from her novel A Brand New Address.
THE DARKEST SINS
Octogenarian CEO Gwendolyn Mantis of Botany General didn’t create the ice age cold but keeps dwindling resources out of reach for the poor. Two hundred years before, a meteor bombardment threw Earth into a second Ice Age. Mars and Venus are habitable, but her company, BotGen, started a nuclear war on Mars nuclear war. Venus is the next big hope. Cunning and meticulous, Ms. Mantis is always in control. Her right hand man, Vito Savage, knows mercy will not an option when he announces the space race to Venus.
Dedicated to her work as a subsistence gardener, teenager Yardley Van Dyke promised her dying mother she’d care for the family by growing food, but family dynamics have changed. Her father’s fiance wants to sell the greenhouse in order to move into the swanky Bioshere. After winning a prize for her intergalactic garden, Yardley learns of the installment on her prototype in all the shuttles. She yearns for recognition.
Tough, outspoken protector Marchand LaFont sails his ice boat across the frozen tundra to deliver fuel and food to the needy. Robin-hooding puts him on BotGen’s watch list. Groomed for the space race, Marchand calls the shots when he plans enters the space race and invites his best friend, Skeeter, Yardley’s twin brother,to join him as his crew.
COME TO LIGHT
When Skeeter decides not to go, Yardley, goes up against her father to go in his place. Hoping to start a garden on Venus, she signs on as Marchand’s crew. In spite of his brazen exterior, she falls for him. He cares for her too, but can’t let his emotions get in the way of his mission. He must keep evil Vito Savage from annihilating those who gets in his way while staying alive. Will Venus be their new address where they can fulfill their dreams?
Kathleen Rowland writes under her real name. She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji. Now she wears shoes and sails a Harbor20 with her husband, Gerry, but wishes there were more lightning bugs in California.
With an M.S. in Computer Science, her writing style is “Planner”. After musing up a story, Kathleen outlines and cork-boards in Scrivener. With a hard focus to write with clarity, she rewrites to make goal, motivation, and conflict even more clear. In her fluid “Pantser” phase, she infuses humor and sensuality. Her final edit involves scissors.
Kathleen’s genre is Romantic Suspense, running the gamete from sweet to ultra sensuous. All books, including the new adult Intervenus series, are set near water. On futuristic, habitable Venus, a creek bubbles from underground in A Brand New Address. Deeds of Deceit ignites Big Bear Lake. A Key to all that Glitters and Falling Evermore scrapes along the dark shore of San Clemente Bay. www.kathleenrowland.com/