Special excerpt for dystopian sci-fi novel Nighthawks by Jeremy Flagg

I’m
featuring a special excerpt from Nighthawks
today. This is a dystopian sci-fi novel from Jeremy
Flagg
.

During
his virtual book tour, Jeremy will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble
(winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for
a chance to win, use the form below.
To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit his other tour stops
and enter there, too!
Jeremy
shares a bit about himself:
I’m high
school graphic design and marketing teacher, at a large suburban high school in
Massachusetts. Working as a high school educator and observing the outlandish
world of adolescence was the inspiration for my first young adult novel,
“Suburban Zombie High.”
My
inspiration for writing stems from being a youth who struggled with reading in
school. While I found school assigned novels incredibly difficult to digest, I
devoured comics and later fantasy novels. Their influences can be seen in the
tall tales I spin.

I took the
long route to becoming a writer. For a brief time, I majored in Creative
Writing but exchanged one passion for another as I switched to Art and Design.
My passion for reading about superheroes, fantastical worlds, and
panic-stricken situations would become the foundation of my writing career.

I
participated in my first NaNoWriMo in 2006 and continue to write an entire
novel every November. Now I am the NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison to the
Massachusetts Metrowest Region. I also belong the New England Horror Writer’s
Association and to a weekly writing group, the Metrowest Writers.
A little
bit about Nighthawks:
Twenty-six-year-old painter Conthan Cowan takes art to a
shocking frontier…
His debut exhibit features the
transformation of his high school friend, Sarah, as she went from a shy,
soft-spoken girl to a Child of Nostradamus—an individual gifted with
extraordinary abilities. Living in a society where the Children of Nostradamus
are captured by the government, Conthan’s exhibit draws attention from
officials and protesters alike.
A government psychic may be dead,
but that doesn’t stop her from manipulating the future…
The deceased White House aide is
only remembered for her failed assassination attempt on the president decades
before Conthan was born. Foreseeing her own death, she scribed letters to bring
together specific Children of Nostradamus on a mission that will change the
world.
On the
night of the gallery exhibition, Conthan receives one of those letters…
whispers from the past direct him to
visit Sarah, the subject of his paintings, who like many Children of
Nostradamus, is being detained in a government research facility. It’s there he
finds himself aligned with a rogue group of Children on a mission to prevent a
dark future.
As a dark
future unfolds, there’s only one hope to stop the destruction of the world…
The
Children of Nostradamus.
Excerpt from Nighthawks:
“…Seabrook, New Hampshire is gone. If you’re just tuning in,
the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant has just exploded. We have no word yet on what
caused the explosion, but we do know there was a catastrophe resulting in
failure of the systems at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.”
“God help them,”
said the woman at the news desk.
He could hear Elizabeth gasp at the announcement. His mind
was moving a million miles an hour. His wife, still covered in sweat and grime
from giving birth, his newborn son, his office calling him to alert him to the
news, all of it caused his head to swim. He was unsure of what his next move
would be.
The television flickered and turned to static. Mark reached
up and smacked the side of the box. The static began to take the shape of a
person. He stepped back to see the solid outline of a man on the TV.
“United States of America,” said a voice through the static,
“land of the free and home of the brave. We are calling out your discreet
operations. We know all about The Culling. Individuals who for years have been
in your employ, using their more-than-human abilities to further your goals,
will not die in vain. Killing empaths, slaughtering clairvoyants, and the
genocide of telepaths will be responded to in kind.”
“Eleanor,” he said
in a hushed voice as he realized what they were talking about.
“The United States has declared war on the wrong people. We
can see you coming. We can hear your plans. We will not be eliminated. You’ve
seen our reach.”
  
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14 thoughts on “Special excerpt for dystopian sci-fi novel Nighthawks by Jeremy Flagg

  1. jflagg says:

    Mai T.

    It most certainly is! I wish I could say all you have to do is write a book and you'll be set for life, but one book (unless you're SUPER lucky) will never pay your rent. Unfortunately my day job teaching is a blessing and a curse. It makes the big bucks, but at the same time, it cuts into my writing. I'm hoping eventually I'll be able to spend more time writing come this summer. I'd like to finish several books in a couple of months. I think with enough dedication I can do it.

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  2. LauraJJ says:

    Oh I can tell this would be one of those books that I could not put down! Sounds like it has so many twists and turns! Love the cover and cannot wait to read!

  3. Ally Swanson says:

    I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an exciting, interesting, and intriguing read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

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