6:00 pm EDT, November 28, 2013

Jessica Shirvington reveals release date, synopsis for new novel ‘Disruption’

Embrace series author Jessica Shirvington exclusively reveals the first details about her next book.

Disruption will be the next book from author Jessica Shirvington. The book will be the first in a two-part science-fiction thriller duology. This is an interesting move in a world currently dominated by dystopian trilogies such as Divergent and The Hunger Games.

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington will be released on March 24, 2014 in Australia. The United States release date is TBC.

Of her new project, Shirvington says, “I wanted a new set of obstacles and a strong heroine.” Her inspiration came from new technology and social media, saying, “the world and the way we interact has changed.”

“I took it one step further and considered if it might be a possibility in the near future to cross paths with a person and know instantly what level of compatibility you have – friendship, lust, long term relationship, or even if you were a ‘true match.’ But with everything that has an ultimate, there must also be its counterpart.”

Shirvington is the author of the Embrace series (alternately called the Violet Eden Chapters), and standalone novel Between the Lives. Empower, the final novel in the Embrace Series, was released on Nov. 12, 2013

Synopsis: ‘Disruption’ by Jessica Shirvington

The Mercer Corporation might rule the world through the control of pheromones. But nothing, and no one, is going to stand in Maggie’s way. Especially Quentin Mercer.

Ever since the development of M-chips, which tap into human pheromones, M-Corp has become the new superpower. Why trust your heart when all you have to do is get within a two-metre radius of someone to record a compatibility rating? Ratings range from the rare ‘perfect match’ to the dreaded ‘negative’ and everything in between.

Three years ago Maggie’s father mysteriously rated as a ‘neg’ and was taken away from them. For the last two years, eighteen-year-old Maggie has had only one goal: to uncover the truth and bring him home. But even though she’s discovered the government’s secret underground prison network and the fact that negs aren’t going to rehab farms (not even close), she’s still no closer to finding her father. Her last hope is Quentin Mercer, her classmate at the elite Kingly Academy — and the heir to the Mercer Corporation.

By tricking Quentin into believing he’s a ‘neg,’ Maggie quickly gains access to all things M-Corp. But Quentin isn’t the person she thought he was… And while she can easily betray her morals in the quest to save her father, can she betray her heart?

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