Friday, 12 July 2013

GODDESS FISH PROMO: The Exemeus by Folami & Abeni Morris **review ADDED*

Hyalee Smith is dead, she just doesn’t know it yet.

Her short life was devoted to love and to hate. Love of the man who stole her heart, hate for the man who stole the world. Murdered by the government she swore to destroy, she has been given another chance to make it right. But to save the planet, she needs the help of the most powerful mystic the world has ever seen—unfortunately he hasn’t been born yet. 

In a world where fear is the only currency, Dephon has committed the ultimate crime:inspiring hope.

His only goal is to make it safely through ninth grade, but on a post-apocalyptic Earth run by the Treptonian government, it isn’t that simple. Heir to a legendary power, Dephon Johnson is the only threat to the government’s rule. And on Trepton, all threats must be eliminated. When hundreds of assassins are dispatched to neutralize him, Dephon is forced to fight back. His only chance of survival is to enlist the aid of the greatest warrior the world has ever known. The only problem is, she's been dead for 13 years

The other group at our table must have been the Allergy Club, because apparently all they talked about was their excessive seasonal allergies. I ignored Virginia’s pointed stares and tried to listen intently to one boy’s story of the time his throat became so swollen he couldn’t swallow.

Three minutes into the at-first-riveting, but ultimately boring tale, a hand rested on my shoulder. Virginia snorted her disgust. I turned around and looked up, almost choking on my pizza. David. It seemed like a lifetime ago that I had actually found him appealing. Looking at him now, I couldn’t imagine why.

“Hello, Hyalee. Virginia,” he said, not taking his eyes off me for a second. Virginia grunted, but didn’t respond.

“May I sit here?” he asked.

“We have a strict no-loser policy at our table,” Virginia said vehemently. David glanced at one of the Allergy Club boys, blowing snot bubbles through his nose. Virginia followed his gaze and grunted. “And, as you can see, we have exceeded our quota,” she added defiantly.

“I wouldn’t have a problem with it,” I said to him, “but this seat is already taken.”

David was not to be deterred. “Well, then, I’ll just sit here until she returns,” he said, and did just that. Virginia laughed with contemptuous amusement. My temperature suddenly increased. A hand appeared on David’s shoulder. David and I both stared up into the extremely unfriendly eyes of Singleton Johnson.

Singleton smiled, but it didn’t reach his eyes. With a steely voice I could never have imagined had I not been sitting there, he said, “I believe the ladies said this seat was taken. So thank you,” Singleton said, sounding one hundred percent unthankful, “for wanting to keep it warm for me, but I can do that myself.” I’d never realized how short David was until that moment when he got up from his seat. He was the same height as Virginia, in fact, and his five-foot-five-inch stature was certainly no match for Singleton’s six-foot-two.

“Oh,” he mumbled. Singleton moved his bag and stepped into David’s space next to me. All I could focus on was him. Only Virginia noticed David leave; she waved enthusiastically at him as he went. He didn’t bother to return the gesture.

Folami Morris
Folami grew up in the tiny city of San Mateo Ca, where nothing ever happens and no one ever leaves. She went to Xavier University for undergraduate, getting her B.A in physics and her B.S in Biology. After graduation she returned to California, to live in an even smaller city, where even less happens, Antioch Ca. During this time she escaped the monotony by hanging out with her imaginary friends Hyalee and Dephon, and by writing the Exemeus.
She finally escaped to Queens NY and now realizes that quiet and tiny aren’t so bad.
Abeni Morris
As luck (and logic) would have it, Abeni grew up in the same tiny little town as her sister, then she too escaped to the tinier town of Antioch. She has yet to leave. She received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development from Cal State East Bay. She is the mom of two amazing kids, who swear that they deserve a percentage of the book proceeds and a ton of the credit. At least she raised dreamers.

Ive never read a book like this!

its like a book within a book.  The background of the story that's to be - if that makes sense.

its quite a hefty book to go through, and i admit to sometimes skimming (as does our character Dephon by the looks of it!) it as i wondered if i needed to know it....but you DO need to know it!
Even Dephon finds out that skipping parts leaves blanks in the story that will be filled when you don't want them to be!

OK, basic story....Earth in the future. Is no longer called Earth but Treptonia and everyone is very different from our current time.  They're all pretty much suffocated by the "leader" and the army.  They're not allowed to be outside or to socialise or even go to school. Everything is done underground.

Dephon is visited by a strange lady one evening and told to read a heavy book before his birthday.  The book has a "guardian" called Mellea who keeps urging him to read it quicker and quicker.  His dad is hiding something from him, and this book tells him exactly what.

It IS quite a long book in terms of YA books, but you get to the end (which of course isn't the end) thinking "No!! Ive just read all that, i want to know what happens!!"
And i really do want to know what happens, so i know ill be eager to read the next in line!

For reads when you have a little bit of concentration and want to be anywhere but here...this is the perfect book for you.

A good, if long, read!


  1. Thank you for the excerpt, sounds like a very compelling read.


  2. Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    As a PS to the blog owners; the link you provide on the GFP site takes us to your home page; from there it's a guessing game trying to find where the tour post is. Might want to rethink your link in future tours. But that's just MHO!

    1. hiya! Yeah, totally my fault, im in the middle of rectifying the link to the book tours!!
      Apologies for that! Hopefully next time it will take you straight here :)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing! I've loved following the tour this week! It's been great!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  4. Thank you for a great tour & I wish you both well with your writing.


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  6. Great review! And enjoyed getting a taste of the book! Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing.


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