Becca J. Campbell is the author of the sci-fi novel Foreign Identity and two sci-fi short stories. The two stories are part of the Sub-Normal series: Not The Norm and Unmasked Alloy. Read the blurbs for these below and visit her blog during the fair to see the other books and authors she is hosting.
Cold. Confusion. Fear. This is how it all begins.
Waking up without your memory in a cell and bound by chains is terrifying.
Two nameless strangers, a man and a woman, find themselves imprisoned together. With no memories of their own identities, let alone their captor and tormentor, escape is the only option. The pair faces a bizarre labyrinth of rooms and clues that confuse more than they explain. Every discovery only brings more questions.
Who captured them? Why were they taken? What does their captor want from them? What can the riddles mean?
Who are they?
Lacking allies and options, the duo must learn to trust one another. Mazes, puzzles, and even strange, lurking creatures force them to rely on their wits--and each other--for survival. But survival isn't enough. They need answers.
Will the answers be enough? Will the truth bring them closer together, or drive them forever apart? Will discovering their identities finally bring them home?
Sub-Normal #1: Not the Norm
Eden has a dangerous secret.
In a world where GenEns (enhanced humans) are the norm, her own ability is flawed. If anyone found out about the glitch in her genetic code, she'd be deemed a sub-norm, as one unfit to exist in the human race. Her certain fate would be extermination.
She always thought keeping her defect secret was her biggest struggle. That concern vanishes when her life is put in danger. Suddenly, fighting back is her only option, and she's completely unprepared.
Her only chance for survival is by wielding her damaged power. But fear and painful memories threaten to hold her back. What will happen to her if she unleashes the terror within?
A Sub-Normal short story. Approximately 6500 words.
Sub-Normal #2: Unmasked Alloy
Genetically enhanced humans populate earth. Flaws are prohibited. Refusing to be altered means death—unless you can successfully evade capture.
Dake is one of these sub-norms on the run, and Eden’s status as a malfunctioning GenEn isn’t much better.
When Eden flees with Dake, their spree as fugitives is all too brief. Captured and thrown into a government holding facility where the only likely outcome is execution, the pair seeks help from an unlikely and untrustworthy ally.
In this second installment of the Sub-Normal series, trust and justice mix it up with the hyper-powered.
Approximately 7000 words.
She will also be hosting these books and authors on her blog, Inspiration for Creation:
Forget Me Not by Allison Blanchard
Lichgates (Grimoire Trilogy #1) by S.M. Boyce
Treason (Grimoire Trilogy #2) by S.M. Boyce
Perfection Unleashed by Jade Kerrion
Perfect Betrayal by Jade Kerrion
Perfect Weapon by Jade Kerrion
Obsidian: Mystic Stones Series #1 by Kayla Curry
Ruby: A Mystic Stones Jewel by Kayla Curry
There will be giveaways on Inspiration for Creation, including one for Unmasked Alloy: (Sub-Normal #2) and Foreign Identity as well as one for Kayla Curry's books, Obsidian and the upcoming companion short story, Ruby. Becca will also be offering Not the Norm (Sub-Normal #1) for free on February 7th and 8th on Amazon.