Monday, April 17, 2017

AS WE KNOW IT: Action/Adventure by Carrie Butler! (And Guest Post!)

Title: As We Know It
Author: Carrie Butler
: Adult
Genres: Action / Adventure (Disaster) & Romantic Suspense
Release: December 2016

About the Book

Deep beneath the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles alongside the Pacific Northwest coastline, lies the Cascadia subduction zone—a fault on the verge of unleashing a catastrophic earthquake, thirty times more powerful than the San Andreas. Unfortunately, like most tourists, Elena Cordova is oblivious.
She’s got her own pent-up stress to deal with, a humiliating breakup that’s driven her to end her tenure as a human doormat once and for all. So, when a pickpocket makes off with the last remnant of her relationship, she takes action—only to get trapped with him when disaster strikes.
Now, if either one hopes to survive, they’ll have to get past their initial impressions and work together . . . because in fifteen minutes, half the town will be underwater.

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Guest Post by Carrie Butler!

If I had to guess, I'd bet most of you have heard of the San Andreas fault. For years, it's been hyped as some kind of doomsday crack in the earth's crust, waiting to unleash "The Big One" on California. But did you know the west coast faces a far greater threat to the north?
The Cascadia Subduction Zone lies deep beneath the ocean, stretching hundreds of miles alongside the coastline. When it next ruptures—which could be any day now—it could produce a catastrophic earthquake, thirty times more powerful than the San Andreas. Thirty times! That puts it in the same league as Sumatra (2004) and Tōhoku (2011), two of the deadliest seismic events in recorded history. Yet, most of our nation hadn't heard of it until Kathryn Schulz’s Pulitzer-winning article in The New Yorker.


Aside from a few gems, like Sandy Doughton's Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, there's nothing out there on the subject—nothing that speaks to people outside of scientific circles. I knew I had to try and contribute to its awareness somehow, so I decided to write a first-person account of the disaster unfolding. What I didn't realize then was how invested I, and so many others, would become in these characters.

This book, above all others I've written, has truly taken on a life of its own. We’ve got our heroine, a second-generation Spanish American who's on vacation to escape the fallout of an abusive relationship; and then we've got our hero, a homeless veteran, struggling with PTSD and alcohol dependence. On paper, they’re so different. They’re coming from such different places. But when disaster strikes, trapping them together, a friendship develops on this raw, human level. It's uncertain and contentious and... filled with such fervent need.

From there, we see them fight to survive everything folks are going to face in real life, i.e. the earthquake, tsunami, aftershocks, scarcity, landslides, violence, isolation, etc. It sounds morbid, but there's real grit in there. People have this enduring, dimensional capacity to still seek humor amidst grief and love amidst chaos. I cannot wait for you guys to read it.

Thank you for having me, Summer! :)

About the Author

Carrie Butler is an award-winning author and the owner of Forward Authority full-service studio—not to mention an inbound-certified marketer with a penchant for superhero socks and Firefly. Time away from her desk is spent playing with her rescue pup, yelling at the TV during hockey season, and indulging in target-based recreation. Otherwise, you’re likely to find her glued to her chair, discovering new ways to share her daydreams...

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1 comment:

Get fictional - it's fun! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you again soon!