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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Blue Dust Forbidden


Title: Blue Dust: Forbidden
Author: Katy Krump
Genre: Fantasy
Page Length: 269 pages
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours


All teenage girls keep secrets and Kerry Johnston is no exception. More than anyone else she knows how to lie, for ‘Kerry’ is an alias and her life is a nightmare of secrecy, violence and fear. In reality this overweight, limping teenage girl is Qea, a Forbidden child from the Qarntaz Octad, sent to Earth to hide from the warlord she has betrayed. Born third into her family in an overpopulated world where surplus offspring are Forbidden and killed or delivered as fodder for the malevolent Inquisitors, Qea has spent her life in hiding.

Qea (Pronounced Kee-ah) is a girl with an unusual history. She comes from a distant galaxy where warlords rule the law and corruption is rife, so she must become hard to survive, but here on Earth a young man will change her heart and risk her life, changing it forever.


It was safe in the water, she was hidden by water-reeds and with the darkness no one would spot her, no one would even be looking for her because they didn’t know she existed. So she stayed there, only her face above the water and waited. Shivering with cold, her skin wrinkled, when the sky was dark and the air still, she was finally brave enough to get out. They were all dead, a carpet of bodies strewn in the dust. Every single one had been slaughtered, family, serfs, dogs, and the house was melting – the very glass of it. The water was red, the flames green. There was nothing she could do, everything was burning and her body was smarting from the heat. She opened her mouth to scream, but no sound came out. Her voice was stuck in her dry throat and her head felt detached from her body, her brain was empty and she had no thoughts, except one: what’s going to happen to me now?

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Katy was an English and music teacher before almost losing her sense of humour (and mind) and deciding she needed to devote herself to the thing she loved most - writing. She published a number of children’s musicals and then became a full-time television scriptwriter for children, entered a nationwide scriptwriting competition and was selected to be on the writing team of a popular South African soap. She also worked as an advertising copywriter, wrote radio ads and jingles, educational textbooks and readers...anything writing-related to keep the wolf from the door. Basically, she’s constantly writing, books and TV scripts and if not that then plotting, planning and scheming how to take over the world!

Like her creation Qea, the feisty heroine in Blue Dust: Forbidden, Katy understands something about being an alien after she embarked on a new journey, crossing the galaxy to settle on a new planet (England) many moons ago. Some like to call this process 'immigration'. Katy is now a proud possessor of a maroon Intergalactic Wayfarer Permit and has come to love the aliens she mixes with daily.

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