Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
I’ve already told you that this book is quite a departure for me. It’s a political thriller. Or at least that’s the closest category I could find for it, considering that it touches on all kinds of themes and has the sniff of literary fiction about it too.
Once again, I try my hand here at a first-person female protagonist, the indefatigable Mollie “Blazes” Bolan. Usually when I use a female pov, whether first person or third person, it’s because the character really speaks to me somehow, in a voice that can’t be mistaken for a man’s. Almost always they’re idiosyncratic or sui generis enough that people can’t say “he can’t write female characters worth poo!” I write individual characters, so my Blazes Bolan, my Sally Pavlou (Fascination), and my Sarah Phelan (Occasional Soulmates) are all exactly as I saw them in my mind. I just hope they’re believable as humans.
As I’ve been telling you leading up to this launch, the main theme of EBT is climate change and how we, as a culture, seem to be dragging our feet in dealing with it (even if the University of California has divested from fossil fuels). Seems to beg the arrival of a messianic climate-change guru like John Truthing, which, let’s face it, opens us up to manipulation and the possibility of double dealing. It’d be so much better if we’d all just accept the reality of global warming and not play politics with it, but, then again, in this country we play politics with everything from guns to cotton candy. We fiddle while the ozone burns.
Be that as it may, I hope this book entertains while opening up a little discussion of our contemporary crisis.
And since I’m self-publishing this book, without the delays of traditional publishing, it’s so fresh it mentions the Mueller report and Greta Thunberg. How’s that for “hot off the presses”?
I’ll need your help out of the gate here, with sales and reviews, so the book qualifies for some of the bigger promotion programs like EReader News Today and BookBub. That’s why it’s priced at a hardly noticeable $2.99.
You can read the opening pages of the book by clicking on the cover image in the right sidebar. You’ll get a glimpse of Blazes in all her post-punk, digital glory too.
Once again, here’s the jacket copy, and thanks, as always, for your support:
Eternity Began Tomorrow
A novel by Kevin Brennan
When Molly “Blazes” Bolan, a young hotshot reporter for an online news outlet, is assigned the biggest story of her career, she’s eager to run with it. Her subject, John Truthing, has built a cultish organization called “Eternity Began Tomorrow” to fight climate change, and it’s starting to snowball big time. As Blazes digs in, she’s both impressed and disturbed by Truthing, a charismatic eco-warrior with revolutionary ideas. Disturbed because his followers are mainly millennials, all hooked on a drug called Chillax and so devoted they would jump off a cliff if he asked it of them. Fact by fact, Blazes uncovers the truth about Chillax, the truth about its maker, Lebensraum Enterprises of Liechtenstein, and the truth about Truthing himself. And just as Molly’s own brother, Rory, gets recruited into the group, Truthing announces his run for president in 2020 as an independent. Blazes knows that the final story in her EBT series could destroy his movement, but she’s torn. The cause is worthy. The stakes are high. And the election of 2020 could decide the fate of life on earth. If Trump wins reelection, it’s all over.
A provocative exploration of society, politics, and human nature in an era of conflict and mistrust, Eternity Began Tomorrow shows us that the truth is never easy to confront and the political is always personal.