Monday, November 19, 2007

Guest Author: Darrell Bain

I am happy to have Darrell Bain as my guest author today, through Pump Up Your Book Promotion. He shares with us his synopsis of his latest book, Savage Survival:

SAVAGE SURVIVAL is not just another testosterone driven science fiction novel. At the basic level, it explores the personalities and attitudes of men, women and children when stripped of the comforting insulation of organized society. Invulnerable aliens have captured millions of humans and are subjecting them to the most brutal and horrible environments ever encountered, in essence a survival test of a magnitude heretofore undreamed of.

Lyda Brightner is an eleven year old girl when she is suddenly and without warning separated from her parents and thrown into the midst of undisciplined humans in a harsh desert environment. Food and water and clothing are fought over. Those who control it can do as they wish—and their wishes are terrible.

Lyda is weaponless and alone, like almost everyone. Raped at eleven. Forced to kill. Grieving for her parents. All that stands between Lyda and death is her own innate bravery, her quick mind, her unwavering integrity and ultimately, her belief that someday she will find someone to love.

Lyda's strength of character and fighting spirit make her a leader, even at a very young age. Over the next six years she must constantly fight the ever changing and ever more dangerous environments the aliens subject them to. But she must fight other humans as well, those who have survived by brute strength and ruthless plundering of the weak.

But even if she lives through all this, Lyda must still face the final question: What do the aliens have in mind for the few hundred remaining humans, those few left of all the millions who died?

SAVAGE SURVIVAL is a coming of age novel like no other and Lyda Brightner is a character you'll never forget.

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  1. Hi Darrell,

    Your book sounds like a winner.


  2. Hey, I think I finally made it to a blog stop before you Darrell. Not too bad for a late riser like myself.

    Thanks for hosting Darrell, Donna.

    See you all along the VBT trail.


  3. Hi folks--
    Thanks for kind words Maureen. Hi Cheryl.
    Once I return from the dentist I'll stop back by several times through the rest of the day to answer questions and comments about Savage Survival and any of my other books.
    Happy reading.

  4. The book sounds really interesting, Darrell. Can't wait to pick it up. Where can I find it?


  5. So, in a nutshell, would you say you've written a futuristic Lord of the Flies? Pretty cool

  6. Diana, the least expensive place is my web site, and it will be autographed. You can also get it at, but for some unknown reason they've overpriced it. At Amazon I would suggest the "New and used" books since they will all be new, directly from the publisher.
    And last, has a better price than
    Any other questions, write me from my web site.
    Shiela, it does sound sort of like Lord of the Flies, but the humans Lyda has to interact with are all ages, all colors and all types, from good to absolutely detestable.
    Also the environmensts are much, much worse than Lord of the Flies ever thought of being. Two of them are mental challenges and the rest are physical and psychological. In short, to survive Lyda is going to have to face her inner fears as well as external ones, and they are constnatly changing. Just about the time she thinks she's figured out how to withstand one, she is thrown into another.
    Hope that helps explain.

  7. Thanks, Dennis.
    Savage Survival is my favorite of the forty books I've written in the last 17 years and Lyda is my favorite character, by far. I hope that induces you to go get it!


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