Soul Finder cover.pngSoul Finder (The Immortal Gene #2)
By Jacinta Maree
Genre: NA Supernatural/Dystopian
Release Date: September 16th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Since being discovered as Soulless, Nadia has become a target for both terrorist groups and government corporations. Now, her only hope for survival rests in the hands of the man sent out to kill her: Diesel, the Mad Dog terrorist.

Diesel is determined to free himself of the never ending curse of reincarnation and the haunting memories that plague his mind. But when his search leads him to Nadia, a greater desire stills him from taking her life.

Unable to see into Diesel’s cracking mind, Nadia instead puts her faith into his strength, fueled by eleven generations of unmatched rage and insanity. Their tight-rope relationship balances the two between life and death, love and rage, trust and betrayal.
Tension pulls at the hems of their dangerous companionship, and as time runs out all madmen must eventually make their choice.

Book two of the thrilling Immortal Gene series dives deeper into the danger of trusting your heart over your head.

Readers discretion: Adult language, violence and some adult scenes.

For mature audiences only.

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Guest Post:

The use of immortality in fiction

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of immortality?

Sharp vampire fangs? Forever young super models with a lust for the plain Jane? Almighty heroes and super-beings?

Immortality has been coupled with a desire to never leave your prime. To never age. To be free from death. Generally, immortality was left aside for those of supernatural superiority. In fiction it is often tagged along with mighty Gods or misunderstood monsters, but never something a human can achieve without some sort of transformation.

Could you really imagine a world full of just vampires? Beings that never change, never age, basically are stuck where they are, there wouldn’t be any real progression. I don’t see it as being a utopian world, boredom or frustration would set in which leads to conflict. It’ll be chaotic.

Of course, immortality could be seen in many different ways aside from the literal use of the word. It can live in a person’s memory, in the children they leave behind or their actions altering history, but in story telling it is often seen as a blessing. Sure, some vampires go on to say, “oh, but I have to outlive my human lover’ but the problem there isn’t that they are immortal, it is that their partner is mortal. One bite can fix that.

There is also the question of immortality VS death. The very presence of death in an immortal world means they are in fact not immortal. Vampires can be stabbed in the heart, there are stories of Gods’ capable of dying, be it through ritual or turning them mortal so who or what is truly immortal?

In my version of the topic, immortality is far from a pleasant lifestyle. It is a never ending loop, a cage where the conscience mind is leashed to the physical world. The big question ‘what happens after death’ isn’t possible to answer in our time, but the idea of an end can put people at ease. Even if it’s a heaven or a clean slate, or even just nothing, there’s hope that your version of ‘the end’ is possible. Unfortunately, in the Immortal Gene the answer is there is no end. There is just madness.

I thought long and hard on the idea of immortality and reincarnation is my only way of making it plausible. Reincarnation doesn’t remove death in a way most people understand immortality, it merely removes the physical body. The soul is the truly immortal presence.  I know my idea of immortality isn’t the prettiest, but it was absolutely fascinating living and learning about this type of world. If immortality does end up existing, I hope my idea of it is wrong.

jacinta maree.jpgAbout the Author
Born in Melbourne Australia, Jacinta Maree considers herself a chocoholic with an obsession with dragons, video gaming and Japan. She writes a variety of genres including YA paranormal, steampunk, horror, new adult, dystopian and fantasy. Winner of 2014 Horror of the year and bestselling author, Jacinta writes to bring enjoyment to others while fulfilling her own need to explore the weird and the impossible.

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