June 06, 2019

Apparent Power (DiaZem Trilogy #1) by @daciaauthor

Synopsis: A dormant gene awakens in a quarter of the world’s population and the effects are apocalyptic. With an even rarer gene, the life of Valerie Russell turns into a shocking race against time.
When the human body begins to require more electricity than needed to keep a heart beating, cars lose power, phones no longer function, and planes fall from the sky.
Stranded in southern Colorado, a hundred miles from home—and from her two-year-old son— Valerie must find it within herself to trek the distance with the help of a questionable assembly of ex-military friends of the family.
But the awakening has a different effect on Valerie. While others absorb electricity, Valerie’s abilities are not as limited, making her the key to unlocking a worldwide genocide of those who were not affected.
As she evades the rising totalitarian government, Valerie is also faced with a moral choice: risk failure and attempt to save the masses from the regime’s deadly plot or run and preserve only the lives of her family.
How does a mother make such an impossible choice?

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About the Author:  Dacia M Arnold is an author of adult dystopian and dark fiction. She enjoys writing main characters who are otherwise normal people with extraordinary abilities.

To say Dacia is an author and a mother would only be scratching the surface. She is an avid karaoke singer, master crafter and a thrift-ster. She is also a ten-year Army veteran and served two tours of combat as a medic.

From a young age, her imagination lent itself to short stories and poems. Dacia moved every three years since she was born, as with most military families, which allowed her to reinvent herself with new friends. Like most girls, her father is her hero, and later in life, she followed her father’s boot prints by joining the military. Dacia spent fifteen months working in Baghdad Emergency room. There she lay witness to both horrors and miracles.

While she was away for her second deployment, Dacia lost her best friend to domestic violence. After her friend's passing, Dacia served as a victim advocate until her time in the military ended. Now, to help others, she speaks out often in social media platforms to encourage victims of their own strength and informs them of options to get help.

Dacia blogs about being a writer, a mom of two and the struggles therein. She sometimes incorporates life with her railroad conductor husband in Denver, Colorado and a few diy projects. When in rare form, she will share stories about her time in the military, her medical experiences, short fiction stories, and very rarely a poem.

Dacia’s first full length novel incorporates almost every aspect of her life. APPARENT POWER is an award-winning story following a mother on a journey to find her son before a rising, post-apocalyptic government does. The main character will stop at nothing to ensure her son’s safety. Apparent Power is available for preorder until its public release on December 11th, 2018.

SHIFTING POWER, Book 2 in the DiaZem Trilogy, is in the works to be released in the fall of 2019.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: This was a pretty good but it just didn't shine as well as I was hoping it was going to.  This one is totally for those who love X-Men and shows/movies like that.  If you enjoy stories about good vs. evil and want to read about book about people with powers then this one might be right up your ally.  

I loved the start of this one even though the writing seemed a little choppy.  I mean who wouldn't want to have their body from when they were 20 again?  I know I would!!  The characters were great and I can't wait for book two. 

I loved the use of electricity as a power it was really interesting and I really hope to see this book do well in the world of reading. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Powers, Good vs. Evil, Family 

"In this debut novel, a new world power targets a woman with rare abilities... Valerie is an exceptional protagonist... the author's near-breakneck pace is exhilarating... A commendable sci-fi series launch spearheaded by a remarkable heroine." -Kirkus Reviews
"Apparent Power's unique genetic awakening inside a young mother protagonist makes this book an easy one to celebrate. But it's Dacia Arnold's clear voice, distinctive characterization, and flawless pacing that make this electrifying story one you won't want to put down." -Rachel Huffmire, author of Shattered Snow
"I was so impressed by the science and technology behind conductors and the DiaZem. It is apparent (no pun intended!) that Ms. Arnold put a lot of thought, research, and work into creating this fictional electrical gift--so much so that I believed it could be real." Lindsay Flanagan of Eschler Editing
"Nice new addition to the dystopian genre. Valerie is a relatable character but as a mom she's even more so for all the parent readers." -Amazon Review

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