Wednesday, August 7, 2013

K.C. Finn Author Feature

The Atomic Circus and Counterclockwise are the first two parts in the Caecilius Rex detective novella series. It is a four part series set in a post-apocalyptic society in which the outside atmosphere is consumed by a deadly, toxic smog, a perfect breeding ground for crime and conspiracy.

The Atomic Circus:
"A story is never a good story unless it starts with a murder. The more unusual the murder, the better the story, generally speaking. Meet Caecilius (KAI-KILL-EE-USS) Rex, a young detective in the not-too-distant future, a smog-filled post apocalyptic world riddled with crime and conspiracy. When a new case quite literally falls at Rex's feet, he teams up with his neighbour and associate Kendra Nai, an ex-army sergeant recently dismissed, to investigate. Little do they know that the events of The Atomic Circus will be the first step to solving the case of a lifetime."
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"I found this book gripping and really enjoyable; I couldn't put it
down and it had a really nice twist at the end. I will certainly buythe next one."
"Awesome book, couldn't put it down! Really good concept and
brilliantly written. Love all of the characters. Can't wait for thenext book. :)""Am looking forward to reading the next three books in this series.
The main characters are easily imagined and the book is quite easy to
read. Hurry up and give us the next case to solve."


“Death?” Kendra says under her breath. “Oh sure, I feel like taking a little drop of DEATH today, don’t you?”
She and Cae are at the back of a very large crowd, waiting to reach the traders at the front.
“I would suggest,” answers Cae as he is shoved further forward by the increasingly large mass behind him. “That DEATH is a substance one would give to other people.”
“What do you do, put a spoonful in their coffee?” She replies.
“That works,” says a suited man behind her. “But it’s getting them to stay dead afterwards that’s the trick.”
Cae is heavily disturbed by the pleasant and calm tone of the man, but he doesn’t have time to judge. “This stuff wears off pretty fast, then?” He asks.
“An hour for every five grams,” answers the man, “it takes about sixty grams to make sure they’re actually dead.”
“Thanks for the tip,” says Cae.
“Any time,” the cheerful murderer replies with a smile.
"Following the events of The Atomic Circus, Detective Caecilius Rex
returns with a whole new mystery to solve. A series of stranglings
spark a new intrigue for the young detective that is fraught with
danger, along with an unlikely alliance and a startling discovery that
will turn Rex’s world upside down. Continue the mysterious journey
with the second volume in the Caecilius Rex saga."

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“What?” Asks Cae, his spoon slipping out of his grasp. It lands in his bowl with a clang.
Kendra holds up one piece of paper. “This inventory’s not just about destroyed items. Some things are missing.”
“Some things like what?” Cae questions, forgetting about his right hand as he uses it to take the paper.
“Third block down,” Kendra guides.
He finds the place, blue eyes widening. “Two blood samples unaccounted for,” he says as he reads the longwinded paragraph. “No evidence to suggest they were smashed in the attack.” Cae pauses to look up at Kendra. “Wonder whose they were?” He muses.
“Read on,” she says in a serious tone.
And after a moment, Cae echoes her “Oh no” with one of his own.
“They’re our blood samples,” Kendra says. “Just yours and mine are missing. That kid must’ve taken them.”
“Well I won’t get another word out of him,” Cae sighs. “He just keeps saying he can’t betray his family’s secrets.” Cae puts down the paper and rubs his face with the un-gloved hand, ruffling his black hair. “You know what this means, don’t you?” He questions.
Kendra raises a dark brow.
“Somebody’s trying to kill us again,” Cae completes.
Author Bio:Born in South Wales to Raymond and Jennifer Finn, Kimberley Charlotte
Elisabeth Finn (known to readers as K.C., otherwise it'd be too muchof a mouthful) was one of those corny little kids who always wanted to
be a writer. She was also incredibly stubborn, and so has finally
achieved that dream in 2013 with the release of her first two novellas
in the four-part Caecilius Rex saga.
As a sufferer with the medical condition M.E./C.F.S., Kim works part
time as a private tutor and a teacher of creative writing, devotingthe remainder of her time to writing novels and studying for an MA in
Education and Linguistics.
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