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Gateway to Reality–A new adult sci fi / urban fantasy novel with themes similar to The Matrix and Inception.
Talented artists shouldn’t be waiting tables, scraping by, and living mediocre lives. But that’s exactly what art school graduate Wes Teague is doing.
Then he wakes from a bizarre dream, haunted by the sense that his life isn’t real. A harrowing truth presents itself–the real world lies in his dreams, not when he’s wide awake.
The dream world he enters each night is rich and vibrant. Chicago appears the same on the surface, but chaos runs rampant as gravity, physics, and other laws of nature become fluid, changing unexpectedly. There, Wes’s parents, brother, and sister are strangers. His girlfriend Emily doesn’t recognize him. Wes longs to return, to unlearn the truth about his dual reality.
Wes would sacrifice almost anything to get back to blissful ignorance in a false world.
But now he has feelings for the real Emily.
Not the Norm (Sub-Normal #1)–A new adult science fiction short story in a dystopian world where the entire population has been genetically engineered and exhibits special abilities.
Eden has a dangerous secret.
In a world where GenEns (enhanced humans) are the norm, her own ability is flawed. If anyone found out about the glitch in her genetic code, she’d be deemed a sub-norm, as one unfit to exist in the human race. Her certain fate would be extermination.
She always thought keeping her defect secret was her biggest struggle. That concern vanishes when her life is put in danger. Suddenly, fighting back is her only option, and she’s completely unprepared.
Her only chance for survival is by wielding her damaged power. But fear and painful memories threaten to hold her back. What will happen to her if she unleashes the terror within?
Unmasked Alloy (Sub-Normal #2)–The second short story in this series, focused on two flawed individuals who are on the run from the authorities.
Genetically enhanced humans populate earth. Flaws are prohibited. Refusing to be altered means death—unless you can successfully evade capture.
Dake is one of these sub-norms on the run, and Eden’s status as a malfunctioning GenEn isn’t much better.
When Eden flees with Dake, their spree as fugitives is all too brief. Captured and thrown into a government holding facility where the only likely outcome is execution, the pair seeks help from an unlikely and untrustworthy ally.
In this second installment of the Sub-Normal series, trust and justice mix it up with the hyper-powered.
Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.
Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.
Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confuse more than they explain. Every discovery only brings more questions.
Who captured them? Why were they taken? What does their captor want from them? What can the riddles mean?
Who are they?
Lacking allies and options, the duo must learn to trust one another. Mazes, puzzles, and even strange, lurking creatures force them to rely on their wits–and each other–for survival. But survival isn’t enough. They need answers.
Will the answers be enough? Will the truth bring them closer together, or drive them forever apart? Will discovering their identities finally bring them home?
A Consortium of Worlds #1, the first collection of speculative fiction short stories by the Consortium, available for download on Amazon.
“Prisoners”–“Someone knows them all too well, knows them far better than they know themselves. In the first part of what will be a fuller work, Becca Campbell creates unique puzzles and intriguing characters. She masterfully draws on the suspense embedded in universal images and fears, raising a thousand questions and leaving us anxious to know who these people are, where they come from, and why they are so far from normal.”
This is the original first chapter of Foreign Identity, published as a short story.
A Consortium of Worlds #2, the second collection of speculative fiction short stories by the Consortium, available for download on Amazon.
“Not the Norm“–”Becca J. Campbell has a knack for human connection and a driving interest in the individual flaws that do so much to define characters. As an author, she loves exploring these utterly mundane aspects of the human condition in fantastically imaginative environments. She’s done it in the short story “Prisoners” and her urban fantasy series Flawed, and she explores some of the same themes again in “Not the Norm.”
Empath (Flawed Book 1)–Flawed is a new adult urban fantasy series about individuals who have super-human weaknesses.
Jade is an empath whose parents sheltered her from other people’s emotions. Now she faces college—and the world—with nothing to shield her from external feelings.
It’s difficult enough to know her own desires when Cam, the cute guy with a crush on her, unintentionally hijacks her emotions. Then Jade is kidnapped by a psychopathic killer with a fear fetish and a collection of creepy crawlers.
Ethan’s thirst for luring, tormenting, and killing women drives his every move. His unusual ability makes quenching that thirst easy. But when he captures Jade, his motive becomes personal. Torturing her isn’t enough.
Jade’s only hope at outwitting Ethan is to face her biggest fear. She must embrace his vile emotions and risk becoming like him.
Look for the debut of this exciting new adult series, coming Summer of 2013.
Out of Thin Air–A new adult urban fantasy / romance.
Eva’s secret weakness is randomly disappearing, unable to be heard, seen, or felt in any way during her absences. During those episodes she can only watch the rest of the world pass her by. The worst period of invisibility struck soon after graduating high school and lasted nearly ten years.
Now, indefinitely back to being visible, her ten year high school reunion is upon her, and though she isn’t looking forward to it, she has to go. It’s the only way to find the answer to her burning question, the one eating her up during those ten long years. But to find the answer she has to face the pain of the failed relationship buried deep in her past. She has to face Kade.
Look for this story from the Flawed universe, coming in 2014.