Friday, April 27, 2018

#Excerpt on tour: PLATFORM DWELLERS by Katarina Boudreaux @mignonfleur w/ RockStar Book Tours

Read the EXCERPT below!!  On tour with RockStar Book Tours and PLATFORM DWELERS by Katarina...

Author: Katarina Boudreaux
Pub. Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Owl Hollow Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 268

On the remnants of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Dauphin Island, Joe is a typical Nob Platform teenager, except that her Mom left a year ago for a more social Platform, and her Dad sometimes forgets she exists. But she knows she wants a career in Communications, so her high school senior project “See-Saw” focuses on long-distance underwater connections. Drayton, Joe’s best friend, discovers lights moving on Land at the same time Joe picks up SOS signals with her See-Saw.

Though Land has been silent since technology was destroyed during the Moralist Revolution, Joe and Drayton discover that the Platform Planning Commission (PPC) seems to be ultimately responsible for the Bone Virus that precipitated the Revolution. They enlist the help of Flox, a debunked scientist, to take them to Land to investigate the remnants of human Land society—before the PPC can stop them. What they find on Land will forever change the course of their lives and the lives of all Platform Dwellers.


A loud screech fills the clearing and I jump. The sound comes from a bullhorn attached to the front door.
“Drayton? Is that you?”
“Yes, Flox. I want you to meet my…” Drayton falters and looks at me. He clears his throat. “My girlfriend, Joe.”
My mouth drops, but before I can say anything, the door of the house opens and Flox emerges. He’s a spindly man with a cane fashioned from a seven-centimeter-wide metal pipe. He walks toward us with surprising speed and agility.
“A girl,” Flox says.
Flox’s hair is a shock of white, and his beard is long and filthy. His right eye is squinted permanently, and his left is wide and pitch black. A long feather is stuck in his hat, and his clothes are from the 1880s. He reeks of body odor.
“My girl,” Drayton says defensively and puts his arm awkwardly around my shoulders.
Flox looks at me, then back to Drayton. “Then she is welcome.”
“We have something to discuss with you.”
“We, or you?” Flox asks.
“We,” I say in a firm voice and remove Drayton’s arm from my shoulder. “For the record, I’m my own girl.”
“Ah, she speaks,” Flox says and smiles. “Like a flower opening its petals. The sound of a woman’s voice is such sweet music. Speak again.”
Drayton nudges my arm.
I don’t know what to say.
Drayton nudges me harder, and I look at him irritably before refocusing on the hermit before me. “Do you bathe, Flox? You should. I imagine there are water meter rations even out here for such a purpose.”
Flox chortles. It’s high pitched, like two shells scraping against each other. “Mellifluous even when the words are not. Enter.”
Flox returns to his home and Drayton follows. I trail behind them. “Why can’t we just hear what he has to say from out here?”
“Because he’s paranoid,” Drayton says under his breath and ducks to walk through Flox’s front door.
“He stinks.”
“We all stink, Joe. Some of us just hide it better. Scan in. Flox has the sensor scrambled, so the PC thinks Flox just went in and out of his house a bunch of times.”

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Katarina Boudreaux is a writer, musician, composer, tango dancer, and teacher—a shaper of word, sound, and mind. She returned to New Orleans after circuitous journeying.

Her chapbook “Anatomy Lessons” is available from Flutter Press. Her play “Awake at 4:30” is a finalist in the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival. Her novel “Still Tides” is a semi-finalist in the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom competition.

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Tour Schedule:

4/23/2018- Laura Holt Reads and Writes- Review
4/24/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo- Excerpt
4/25/2018- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write- Interview
4/26/2018- Lauren is Reading- Review
4/27/2018- Colorimetry- Excerpt

4/30/2018- FUONLYKNEW- Excerpt
5/1/2018- Two Chicks on Books- Interview
5/2/2018- A Gingerly Review- Review
5/3/2018- The Reading Life- Spotlight
 5/4/2018- BookHounds YA- Review