Monday, 9 February 2015

Guest Post: Macie’s Top Ten Pre-Fold Favorite Things by Angela Brown

Welcome Angela Brown and Macie from BEACON...

Okay, so I just have to tell you guys how lucky you have it. I mean, seriously, every time I activate my holo-rod, hop on the Net, then start searching, I find you guys had some pretty stoking things.
Oh, you’re probably wondering who I am. When some of the New Festus citizens don’t know I’m listening, they call me “that abandoned girl” or “that odd girl out.” Some don’t call me anything, just shake their head, sad eyes all pitiful. But you can call me Macie.

Since my world is filled with set rules and expectations, I often find myself slipping into pre-fold searches. Thanks to the Net pirates, I’ve found some wicked cool stuff. Here are some of my favorites.

10. Supermodels - Some of them were skinnier than an inactive holo-rod and some were not. But most were so pretty. I don’t know if I could ever be that pretty. I’m not sure if they need to come back. Most would probably be vampeer.

9. Journals - How fun must it have been to have a book of blank pages where you could fill each line with your thoughts? Pretty much everything is digital in The Colony. If I try a journal on my holo-rod, someone would surely find it and plaster it all over the Net.

8. Large families - What’s their family name? The Duncans? The Dugs? No, I think it’s The Duggars. There was no population control to keep them from having a bunch of kids. The Colony isn’t that big and they take population control seriously.

7. Fast food restaurants - We have a few places to eat, but with me being a ward of The Colony, I’m stuck with just the food at our home. Maybe after I earn my first blood coin I can work my way into building some credit to go to one. But you guys have them on like, every other street corner, right?

6. Dunkin Donuts - We have lots of sweet treats to eat. Chocolate is delicious. One of our townships has the technology to fashion conditions to produce cocoa beans. But I don’t think anyone I know has eaten a donut. They look tasty. Are they?

5. Crazy music - You guys have some very awesome music. You got stuff like hip hop, emo, alternative rock, progressive rock, and I wish we had reggae. The Colony has censored most music limiting it to classical, instrumental and some jazz and pop stuff. There’s no Beyonce for me. Apparently she’s too sexy, whatever that’s supposed to mean.

4. The moon is one solid rock - No one has really been able to tell us exactly what happened, but our moon is a piece of a rock with a huge cloud of lunar dust and debris that goes through the moon phases. Pre-fold full moons make me want to reach my hands through the holo-pic  and hold it.

3. Different curfews - Our township’s curfew is sunset. That’s everybody. Not just babies and kids. Everyone. And it doesn’t help that our windows dim to black so if anything ever happens out in the dark, well, I wouldn’t get to see it.

2. Fashion - You had a Lady Gaga chick wear a meat dress. A meat dress! Frag me that must have been weird and totally awesome at the same time. No one in The Colony would dare wear a meat dress, although, if Principal E’Nala wore one, it would suddenly become all the rage in Bliss. But not in outlying townships like my home of New Festus. It’s cargo pants, thermal shirts and combat styled boots for us.

1. Blood donations are voluntary - No one to force you to give blood every three months. And your blood actually saves lives. Ours feed the vampeer. I guess you can call them alive, sort of.
So that’s my list. Check out Beacon and find out a little more about me, New Festus, and The Colony… and don’t forget about how good you got it J

About Beacon:

Tsunamis reduced the USA into a shell of itself, called The Fold. Surviving humans and vampires joined forces to form The Colony, where registered citizens do as they're told. 

They donate blood quarterly and dream of being chosen as Attendees for the Jubilee celebrations, that is, everyone except Macie Breen. With high school graduation near, she’s anxious to ditch the rules in hopes of starting a new life with Thane, an unregistered and also her best friend.

Her hopes fizzle when Macie is selected as an Attendee, forever registered. Any future with Thane…impossible. Being chosen comes with another unexpected price.

Truths about The Colony blaze into ashes and lies when she discovers the vampires haven't kept their part of the bargain. Worst still, Macie’s life unravels as her stint in the city of Bliss forces her to face daunting truths about who, and what, she really is.

About the author:

Born and raised in Little Rock, AR, Angela now calls Central Texas home. She's a lover of Wild Cherry Pepsi and chocolate/chocolate covered delicious-ness. Steampunk, fantasy and paranormal to contemporary - mostly young adult - fill her growing library of books. Mother to a rambunctious darling girl aptly nicknamed Chipmunk, life stays busy. Her favorite quote keeps her moving: "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Angela’s haunts: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon author page


  1. So glad to have Macie stop by :-)

  2. Do you drink Pepsi or Coca-Cola?
    ANSWER THE POLL and you could get a prepaid VISA gift card!