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Friday, 11 September 2015

☀☄ Run Ragged - Kari Aguila

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Title:
Run Ragged
Series: Women's Work, #2
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Genre: Dystopian Sci-Fi / Women's Fiction
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Run Ragged

RUN Ragged is on Kickstarter this September! And you can contribute to bringing RUN Ragged to fruition! Incentives, rewards, and incredible details are provided, along with a video (below) by the author about this gripping new book!

"Can peace thrive in the absence of subjugation? Run Ragged is an insightful and harrowing examination of the swinging pendulum of gender oppression. Perhaps the book’s greatest strength lies in the questions it poses that invite contemplation long after the book is over. A strong storyline, complex characters, and chilling exploration of the politics of power make this a gripping read." - Petula Parker, author of Kate's Escape from the Billable Hour
Kickstarter Campaign | Synopsis | The Series | About the Author | Tour Stops


Synopsis

Would anything change if women ruled the world? A gripping novel about gender inequality and the corruptibility of power.

Fifteen years after the Last War devastated families and infrastructure, women have taken over under the banner of peace and equality. Only too late do they realize it’s a slippery slope to oppression.

In RUN Ragged, Rhia, a strong and independent sea captain finds herself trapped in The Center, a re-education facility designed to help people fit into the rules of the new matriarchal society.

The warden claims to be guiding those in her care, but Rhia quickly sees the cracks in the system. Faced with the terrifying torture and brainwashing the warden inflicts, those cracks become gaping holes that threaten to pull Rhia down into the depths of despair. Can she resist this slow subversion and become the reluctant hero the inmates need?

RUN Ragged is the suspenseful second story by the award-winning author of Women’s Work. It’s a disturbing look at what price we are willing to pay for peace and how much we are willing to ignore to keep our conscience clear.

The Series

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Women's Work [1]

The War is over... and Women won.

“So, when most of the men were dead, women saw their chance to take over?” Kate searches her son’s eyes as he asks this. “Not take over,” she says. “Fix things.” It wasn’t hard to justify what the women had done since the end of the Last War. They rebuilt their bombed-out neighborhoods as best they could and worked to established peace and gender equality. But small groups of men roam the country, viciously indicating that the pendulum may have swung too far. When a man shows up on Kate’s porch one night, gaunt and filthy, will she risk everything to save him? Does he deserve her help?

Women's Work is a dystopian look at feminism, where women struggle for survival through sustenance farming, clever engineering, and a deeply rooted sisterhood. This compelling post-apocalyptic story is being heralded as highly relevant to modern gender issues, and reminds us of the dangers of separating any group of people from society. A subtle yet suspenseful tale that will leave you breathless!

Follow Kate and her family on a morally complex journey in this science fiction thriller. Women have taken control, but at what cost? Have they gone too far in their struggle to survive? Women's Work will leave readers questioning traditional gender roles, relationships and the pursuit of power. It is a suspenseful and timely story that reflects on the modern idea of the "War on Women" and society's struggle with gender equality. Readers and reviewers are thrilled to discuss the underlying theme that it is easy to turn one group against another and make them into "the others", all the while espousing the ideas of fairness and compassion. Follow Kate and her family on their morally complex journey in this feminist science fiction thriller that is sure to spark conversations among families, friends and book clubs. [Published 18 November 2013, 299 pages]

About the Author

Kari Aguila was the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award for her first novel, Women’s Work. Her stories are gripping and thought-provoking looks at gender stereotypes and relationships set in a dystopic future. She is also an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast and mother of three.

Aguila lives in Seattle with her family, and loves to visit Book Clubs, Wine Clubs, or Book Clubs with Wine. RUN Ragged is her second novel.

Visit her Kickstarter page and be a part of bringing RUN Rugged to fruition. The deadline is 11 October 2015.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting RUN Ragged's Kickstarter promo on your blog today! It's such a timely, provocative and exciting story -- I can't wait to share it with you when the Kickstarter campaign reaches full funding! -Kari Aguila

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