It is a pleasure to welcome
author Nicole Souza here today to talk about her latest release, SINS OF
◊ Genre: Dystopian Novel
◊ Publisher: WiDo Publishing (August 25, 2020)
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Paperback: 338 pages
◊ ISBN-10: 1947966391
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1947966390
It has been fifteen hundred years since
the solar flare devastation of the Global Catastrophe. Due to the radioactivity
in the harvesting fields, society dismisses its defective children as nothing
more than flawed products of the malfunctioned seeds in the field.
But Lyratelle, a hyper-observant musical
prodigy, believes these “defects” are intelligent, particularly her own
sibling, the youngest child of her impervious mother. Abandoning her dream
career, Lyratelle climbs the bureaucratic ladder to run the Defect Research
Center, where she can safeguard the child.
With an underground team of women who
share her uncertainties, Lyratelle unearths the Old History truth that
womankind’s survival actually hinges on the existence of these defects.
When General Sarah Love, the city’s most
powerful advocate against the defects, detects Lyratelle’s sympathy toward the
creatures, she threatens the life of Lyratelle’s sibling.
Now Lyratelle’s desperate attempt to save
this child endangers everyone she loves—her team, her family, even the
existence of the defects themselves.
As the third of eight siblings,
Nicole has always been surrounded by people. Among her immediate family are
spoken seven languages. Her favorite thing is hearing her nieces and nephews
speak French, Tongan, or Mandarin. It’s no surprise she graduated with a
bachelor’s degree in Languages, as language is one of her greatest passions,
topped only by music and Beat Saber.
Nicole minored in Women Studies
and continues to take a particular interest in both women’s history and their
individual stories. She’s grateful for her ancestors and other women who paved
the way for her to pursue her dream of publishing stories and strives to create
new avenues for the coming generations to pursue their dreams.
Though she’s lived-in various
states in the U.S. and Brazil, Nicole considers Utah “home base” and
continuously finds herself returning, even when previous moves were intended to
be permanent. She attributes her love of Utah to the beauty of the Wasatch
Mountains and the incredible people who make it feel like home, even when she’s
been away for long periods of time. Recently, however, after visiting her
sister’s family overseas, she’s been dreaming of a quiet beach house in Taiwan.
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