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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

☀ The Hierophant's Daughter: The Disgraced Martyr Trilogy [1] - MF Sullivan

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for The Hierophant's Daughter, a Cyberpunk LGBTQ Horror by (, Painted Blind Publishing, 267 pages).

This is the first book in the The Disgraced Martyr Trilogy series.

Don't miss our guest post by author MF Sullivan, "Balancing Life and Writing".

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below..

The Hierophant's Daughter
is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author MF Sullivan will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


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Synopsis

By 4042 CE, the Hierophant and his Church have risen to political dominance with his cannibalistic army of genetically modified humans: martyrs. In an era when mankind's intergenerational cold wars against their long-lived predators seem close to running hot, the Holy Family is poised on the verge of complete planetary control. It will take a miracle to save humanity from extinction.

It will also take a miracle to resurrect the wife of 331-year-old General Dominia di Mephitoli, who defects during martyr year 1997 AL in search of Lazarus, the one man rumored to bring life to the dead. With the Hierophant's Project Black Sun looming over her head, she has little choice but to believe this Lazarus is really all her new friends say he is--assuming he exists at all--and that these companions of hers are really able to help her. From the foulmouthed Japanese prostitute with a few secrets of her own to the outright sapient dog who seems to judge every move, they don't inspire a lot of confidence, but the General has to take the help she can get.

After all, Dominia is no ordinary martyr. She is THE HIEROPHANT'S DAUGHTER, and her Father won't let her switch sides without a fight. Not when she still has so much to learn.

The fast-paced first entry of an epic cyberpunk trilogy, THE HIEROPHANT'S DAUGHTER is a horror/sci-fi adventure sure to disturb yet inspire adult readers of all stripes. Be sure to keep an eye out for THE GENERAL'S BRIDE, available on August 14th, 2019!

NOT FOR YOUNG ADULTS, THE FAINT OF HEART, OR THOSE WITH WEAK WILLS

Teaser: Excerpt

VIII

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      What couldn’t a person access from the Japanese Internet? The question inspired Dominia to get out of the bathtub for another look at the card. There was no address, whether web or physical, as there hadn’t been an address on the ad floating across that billboard; instead, when she studied the lotus embossed upon the card, the DIOX-I highlighted it as though it were a link. How fascinating, this augmented reality! After fixing the device’s settings back to manual control, she “clicked” on the link with an unsteady wink, and her right field of vision was covered by the floating window of a browser. Had she cochlear implants, she would have heard some sort of music, or even a voice accompanying the woman’s writhing in and out of the browser’s dark: less a whole person, and more a disembodied assortment of lips, fingers, lower backs, and thighs. At last, the vision disappeared to present her with the crimson words, “WELCOME TO THE RED MARKET.”
      A button appeared: “Connect Your Halcyon for Age Verification.” The idea of giving the women of the international and highly loathed illegal organization any information might have stopped her in a simpler time, as it surely stopped 70 percent of potential Red Market customers—the ones able to access the site, anyway, inaccessible from Europa and the Front through traditional routes. That had been all the Hierophant could do to combat in any meaningful way the world’s oldest profession-cum-cult. Far trickier than hampering Internet access was controlling in-person transactions in gold or silver, or the off-brand cryptocurrency, Redcoin; and because there were almost no freelance prostitutes left in the world, catching a working girl was difficult.

Race through the bloodbath in this first volume of a horrific cyberpunk tahgmahr you can't afford to miss. What would you sacrifice to survive?

The Hierophant's Daughter
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About the Author

M.F. Sullivan is the author of Delilah, My Woman, The Lightning Stenography Device, and a slew of plays in addition to the Trilogy.

She lives in Ashland, Oregon with her boyfriend and her cat, where she attends the local Shakespeare Festival and experiments with the occult.

Find more information about her work (and plenty of free essays) at https://www.paintedblindpublishing.com!

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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for being part of the tour! Love your blog. How many of your readers like their scifi with a big pinch of action?

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  2. How did you come up with the title for the book?

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    1. I struggled! Haha. It's psychedelic fiction--that is, mind manifesting fiction--at its heart, so I wanted the series title to resolve to DMT. But for the books, I eventually decided on their titles with the help of Gene Wolfe's series, Book of the New Sun. I really admire Gene and studied these books during the second draft of the DMT, so I eventually studied their titles--things like 'Shadow of the Torturer' or 'Sword of the Lictor', which give you a sense of the world and tone while still being ambiguous. The trilogy's book titles and their format sort of developed naturally from this study.

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