E.E. Giorgi

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E.E. Giorgi I just sent out ARC copies for MOSAICS, book 2 in the Track Presius mystery series. I now need to do one more round of edits for GENE CARDS, a mystery…moreI just sent out ARC copies for MOSAICS, book 2 in the Track Presius mystery series. I now need to do one more round of edits for GENE CARDS, a mystery set in a near future, featuring Biothreat Agent Skyler Donohue.

After that... who knows? I'm brewing some ideas for a GENE CARDS #2 ...(less)
E.E. Giorgi To be completely honest, the inspiration for the Track Presius mystery series was a vampire book that I picked up and found so disappointing I…moreTo be completely honest, the inspiration for the Track Presius mystery series was a vampire book that I picked up and found so disappointing I couldn’t get it out of my head (no, I shall never pick up a vampire book again!). I guess there is such a thing as a “negative inspiration,” because I couldn’t get over how bad the book was, and how differently I would’ve written the story had I been the author.

Around the same time, I discovered that most of our genome is made of genes that have lost their function. I was reading a paper on these “silent genes,” when it occurred to me that while vampires do not exist, predators like lions and wolves not only exist—their genes are still embedded in our genome. And that’s when that alternative story brewing in my head took a completely new angle.

The idea for the main character, Detective Track Presius, came from the following question: what if the ancestral genes we have in our DNA suddenly turned on? Our predator ancestors heavily relied on their olfactory and auditory senses to hunt. Humans, instead, are most sensitive to visual stimuli. As we made the switch from olfaction to vision, evolution gradually silenced some genes and turned on others. The old genes lost their function, but they were never erased from the DNA: they became what we now call “pseudogenes.”

With CHIMERAS I took the poetic license of turning back “on” these silenced genes and created an ordinary man with extraordinary senses. The hyper-sensitivity to smells in particular has not been exploited enough in fiction, and I soon realized that it was the perfect trait for a crime investigator.(less)
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“Revenge hardly mends anything. The son of a bitch you want to crush does not exist. The son of a bitch is your own self.”
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“The night was nippy and a few stars were out, dimmed by the grin of a crescent moon.”
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“There are days I long to disappear in the wild, go back to the predator life I was meant to have. Kill the prey or be killed: it’s in my genes.
A chimera, that's what I am. And this is my story.”
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message 8: by E.E. (last edited Sep 05, 2014 09:15AM)

E.E. Giorgi New Gene Cards giveaway, don't miss this opportunity to win TWO autographed copies of my forthcoming dystopian thriller.

When the cure for some means the death of others, how far will you go to save your own?




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E.E. Giorgi To the winners of the CHIMERAS giveaway: the copies I ordered just shipped today! As soon as they get here I will sign them and then ship them to you -- it'll probably be another couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience!

And if you didn't win this round, here's another chance (open to all countries this time):
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/en...


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E.E. Giorgi WOOT!!! CHIMERAS is ranking in the top 100 for hard science fiction and sci-fi/genetic engineering right now !!! yay !


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E.E. Giorgi Well, finally the ePub excerpt of CHIMERAS I'd uploaded last week has been approved. What gets me is that the link was available right away but then it looked like it was broken because the upload hadn't been approved.

Anyways, people can now read the first chapter of CHIMERAS from the "excerpt" link. Yay!


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E.E. Giorgi Jack wrote: "Hey, you! Lovely to see you on here. :)"
Can't believe I saw this now. Sorry !!! :-)


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E.E. Giorgi CHIMERA giveaway now reopen!!! Woo-hoo!


message 2: by E.E. (last edited Mar 22, 2014 09:15AM)

E.E. Giorgi In the attempt to make a new giveaway I changed the current one, and now the current one is closed "pending approval."

I wanted to add a giveaway and now I have none. :-(

Lesson learned: "Leave it alone."


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Jack Pyke Hey, you! Lovely to see you on here. :)


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