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Savage Winds
by R.J. Merle

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BLURB:

A dangerous conspiracy unfolds…

In Author R.J. Merle’s whirlwind start of the Children of the Elements series, a clumsy teenage techno-geek struggles to protect kidnapped children from a covert government organization responsible for creating their abilities to control the five elements.

A mighty wind…

Eighteen-year-old Stedford Thackett’s conspiracy theorist brother ensnares him in a real life children-as-weapons plot, while a determined scientist grooms happy-go-lucky five-year-old Darcie Lynn Carpenter to use the wind as a deadly weapon.

Out of control…

Despite the firm hand of Scientist Nora Hicks, Stedford struggles to rescue the kids and escape, even as Darcie Lynn fights to gain control of the surging power of the savage winds.

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Excerpt:

Dead men don’t tell tales, yet the late project head’s records held revelations kept from Scientist Nora Hicks for far too long.

In an office deep inside an East Tennessee mountain, Nora snapped a black leather-bound book closed.

Except for the carved stone ceiling, the office mimicked a non-descript working office in Anywhere, USA. Bulky military-issue metal and wood furniture stood as a harsh legacy to the covert Secret City project and to the starkness of her life.

Sitting at the borrowed hulk of a desk in a dank underground office, she asked, “Why was this kept from me?”

Across the desk in a guest chair, General Gardner, with thin hair sprouts sprayed into place, said, “Ever since Oak Ridge existed but did not even appear on a map, the city continues to hold and foster more than its share of secrets. As a trusted senior scientist and manager of the project, Dickenson claimed you and your son were the only ones involved.”

“How long have you known there were more of us?” Her grip on the desk’s metal edge forced her gloved hands to stop shaking. The usual underground chill pressed into the heat of her temples and an off-putting tartness oozed over her tongue.

Were Scientist Daniel Dickenson not already dead, she would kill him with her bare hands.

Slowly.

–from Savage Winds

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Interview with the author:

1. How long have you been writing?
Since childhood. I couldn’t get enough of reading or enough of storytelling. For as long as I remember, I have wanted to write. (In grade school, I entered local Daughters of the Revolution writing contests.)

2. How long have you been a published author?
The Children of the Elements Series was published in November 2014 by Towering Pines Publishing.

3. What titles do you have available?
Five full novels, one huge story.
When nature refuses to be controlled, can mankind endure? Brainwaves altered by a covert government project based out of the Secret City of Oak Ridge, the Children of the Elements are brought together and tested as weapons of mass destruction. Their struggle to free themselves and survive in the hostile East Tennessee Mountains creates massive chaos and threatens to bring about an apocalypse.

Savage Winds (Book 1)
Dire Rumblings (Book 2)
Raging Inferno (Book 3)
Unrelenting Tide (Book 4)
Merciless Void (Book 5)
Children of the Elements Series (eBooks 1 thru 5)

4. What made you choose the subject of this book?
Watching an episode of the History Channel’s Serial Killer Earth inspired the idea, while curiosity about different take of psychically gifted children, as in Stephen King’s Firestarter, led to the what if’s that supported the series.

5. Do you have any new titles coming soon?
Overton Manor Poltergeist features teens on the Haunting Reality TV show and their haunting adventures and is scheduled for a 2015 Spring Release.

6. What is your favorite genre and why?
Young Adult Science Fiction Adventure or Paranormal, because YA stories tend to grab you by the throat and don’t let go.

7. What, to you, is the most exciting part of the writing process?
Making up stories for a living! How awesome is that?

8. If you could co-author a book with anyone, who would you choose and why?
Stephen King. Writing something like The Talisman with the master… THAT’s an exciting thought.

9. Where can readers find you on the web?

http://www.rjmerle.com
BLURB:
When nature refuses to be controlled, can mankind endure? Brainwaves altered by a covert government project based out of the Secret City of Oak Ridge, the Children of the Elements are brought together and tested as weapons of mass destruction. Their struggle to free themselves and survive in the hostile East Tennessee Mountains creates massive chaos and threatens to bring about an apocalypse.

Savage Winds (Children of the Elements, A Secret City Science Fiction Adventure, Book 1)

A dangerous conspiracy unfolds…

In Author R.J. Merle’s whirlwind start of the Children of the Elements series, a clumsy teenage techno-geek struggles to protect kidnapped children from a covert government organization responsible for creating their abilities to control the five elements.
A mighty wind…

Eighteen-year-old Stedford Thackett’s conspiracy theorist brother ensnares him in a real life children-as-weapons plot, while a determined scientist grooms happy-go-lucky five-year-old Darcie Lynn Carpenter to use the wind as a deadly weapon.

Out of control…

Despite the firm hand of Scientist Nora Hicks, Stedford struggles to rescue the kids and escape, even as Darcie Lynn fights to gain control of the surging power of the savage winds.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P89UM5G

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/savage-winds-r-j-merle/1120920193

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Author R.J. Merle stepped out of the realm of Top-Secret documents (shh, don’t tell…) to write sci-fi and paranormal fiction.

R.J. survived and escaped both the entertainment field and the government-contracting environment, craves the Walking Dead, and entertains what-if tidbits about “supposed” technological and biological advances.

No stranger to the goings on in the city of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, R.J. Merle blends a down-home flavor with a former in-the-know—hypothetically, of course—technical background to craft the twists and intrigue of Secret City Adventures.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/R.J.-Merle/e/B00P8E0X5A
BN Author Page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/r.j.-merle
Website: http://www.rjmerle.com/COTE.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/RJ-Merle-Author/1409155235976147
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10944948.R_J_Merle
Blog: http://rjmerle.blogspot.com/

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Buy Links:

NOTE: Savage Winds is FREE!

http://www.amazon.com/Children-Elements-Science-Fiction-Adventure-ebook/dp/B00P89UM5G/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/savage-winds-r-j-merle/1120920193?ean=2940046560206

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/516527

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11 thoughts on “Savage Winds by R.J. Merle

  1. Great interview. I am really enjoying reading Dire Rumblings. And I am intrigued by the idea of Overton Manor Poltergeist! Oh my… I love haunting stories!

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