To be fair, I think delving into a dystopian future is kind of refreshing. It’s like thinking about going back in time, to when life was simpler and we all relied upon one another more. Communities were stronger. But honestly? I fear I’d be just as lousy as a dystopianite as I would be a pioneer. Because a girl likes her creature comforts. Here are 10 things I’d miss the most…
1. Computers. I love writing on them, communicating and connecting with them. To think about my life without one makes me want to cry. Writing by longhand? Meh. My career would be over. I’m way too lazy.
2. Grocery stores. I love eating. And I fear my foodie world would become hyper-boring if I had to forage for greens and hunt down my own meat.
3. My washing machine. Scrubbing clothes down by the creek on a rock? Yeah. Notsomuch.
4. My dryer. I love the fresh scent of clothes dried on the line as much as the next girl, but isn’t folding about as much work as clothes should take?
5. My furnace. We love a crackling fire in the fireplace, here in the Bergren household. But it only heats about a ten foot room. Upstairs would be might cold, come January. And the basement? Brrrr….
6. A reliable car and gas. I’ve always loved the idea of horses more than actually riding one, day after day. To say nothing of the care and feeding of said horse(s). And the wagon that would likely accompany it.
7. Hot water from my faucet. No more hot showers? That just makes me want to cry. Oh, and that makes me think about my creamy Dove soap and special shampoo…those would probably be gone too!
8. Ready medical care. With two kids who suffer from asthma, the idea of not having an ER within reach makes this mama’s heart pound.
9. Disposable feminine care products. I’ve had a hysterectomy and am blessedly free of the need now, but I stand with my fellow women on this front. Oh, and that makes me think of diapers too! Yes, yes, I’m sure cloth is better. But most cloth diapers mavens also seem to have a diaper service. I’m thinking there is no diaper service in a dystopian future world.
10. Telephones. Being able to reach out to friends and family, by cell or land line, would be sorely missed. Yes, we could write letters and send them via the new version of the Pony Express, but I love the immediacy of our current ability to reach out and touch someone.
April 1: What Inspired Me to Write Remnants? — Books with Bite
April 2: Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me — Page by Paige
April 3: Character Spotlight: Andriana — Edgy Inspirational
April 4: My Favorite Dystopians — Tina’s Book Reviews
April 5: Romantic Scene Snippet from Remnants — Kathryn Cooper Writes
April 6: Character Spotlight: Ronan — Relz Reviewz
April 7: The Reasons Why CO is the Best Place to be a Writer — A Book & a Latte/LiteraryCO.com
April 8: Book Birthday! Lisa’s Favorite Birthday Memory — Just Another Book Lovin’ Girl
April 9: Lisa Loves Libraries. Find out why. — Karin’s Book Nook
April 11: 20 Quick Q&A’s with LTB — Notes for the Sitcom
April 12: Inspiration Behind the Locale: Keallach’s Winter Palace – Paranormal Indulgence
April 13: Audio Adrenaline: LTB’s Faves of Late — Reading Teen
April 14: The Character of Names — The Mod Podge Bookshelf
April 15: Inspiration Behind the Locale: Zanzibar — Page Turner’s Blog
April 16: Why YA for LTB? — JoJo’s Corner
April 17: Why Genre-Bend of Remnants? — Candace’s Book Blog
April 18: The Darcy-ist Character in Remnants – Austentitis
April 20: The Importance of Funny: Comic Relief — The Overweight Bookshelf
April 21: Dramatic Scene Snippet from Remnants – Mundie Moms
April 22: 10 Things LTB Would Miss in Dystopian Future — We Are Word Nerds
April 23: 10 Things LTB Would Be Glad to Be Without — Christian Bookshelf Reviews
April 24: The Spiritual Aspect of Remnants — My Favorite Pastime
April 25: 10 Tweets the Remnants Might Send — YAkety YAks
April 26: 10 Places I Want to See Before We Live in a Dystopian World — Addicted Readers
April 28: 7 Reasons Being an Empath Would Stink — The Best Books Ever
April 30: Book 2 Teaser: Unedited Scene from Book 2, Season of Fire – Once Upon a Twilight!
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About Remnants: Season of Wonder
Andriana is a Remnant, one of the gifted teens born on the seventh day during the seventy-seventh Harvest after the Great War, and destined to act as humanity’s last shield against the horrors that now plague those who remain.
After years of training in stealth and warfare, Andriana and her Knight protector, Ronan, are finally ready to answer the Call and begin the life they were designed for. But as they embark with the other Remnants on the first of their assignments, they quickly discover that the world beyond their protected Valley home is more dangerous than they imagined.
The Sons of Sheol will stop at nothing to prevent Dri and Ronan from rescuing anyone sympathetic to the Remnants’ cause. And as the Remnants attempt to battle the demonic forces, other enemies close in. Dangers intensify, but so do Dri’s feelings for Ronan–the one emotion she is not meant to feel. In the midst of their mission, Andriana must find a way to master her feelings, or risk compromising everything.
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