Blog Tour | Quantum State by M. Black

Good morning loves! Today's post is an excerpt of a phenomenal YA dystopian novel written by M. Black. Check out the excerpt. There's even a giveaway going on!

Title: Quantum State

Author: M. Black

Series: Standalone

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

Publisher: Creativia

Source: Rockstar Book Tours

Purchase: Amazon | Kindle | B&N

In a distant future only known as year 61 of MAQS, the quiet utopian district of Cherni contains the perfect system. Everyone is assigned a duty, and life is harmonious directed by the chief quantum computer: MAQS.

But Masha Mikhailov is not convinced of MAQS’ sincerity and is determined to escape. Aided by her best friend Esfir, Masha's plans take a surprising turn when she is assigned to marry the Keeper, Kazimir.

With both time and options running out, can Masha find her way out... or be forever trapped in the "perfect" life designated for her by the powerful AI?

If you're a fan of Hyperion, The Giver, The Matrix, 1984 or Eagle Eye, you will love Quantum State.

My eyes flit to Kazimir in surprise, examining his facial features that seem so unexpectedly tender. The thought of Kazimir also losing his mama at such a young age makes my heart sink for hating him so much.
“Ten, really?” Papa remarks. “Masha’s mama left us when she was only nine—turning ten.” Papa pauses. “Masha never saw her again.”
I want to clarify to my papa that Viktor knows this, that Viktor is the reason Mama left us, that he doesn’t deserve any sympathy for losing his wife when he stole my papa’s from him…when he stole the wife of the man who fed me in the cell. As kind as Viktor seems, he is a thief—a thief of women, and I could never see him as anything else.
Still, I keep my lips pursed, my attitude in check. I can’t ruin this. I can’t give MAQS any more reason to keep tabs on me. I need my freedom to finally escape like Mama intended to, like Mama would want me to. I can finish what she never could.
“I’m so sorry,” Viktor says, and my papa nods with his closed eyes as he just takes this man at his word, and I can only squirm in my seat and fidget as I want to jump out of the aluminum chair across from the sofa. But my stepmum keeps watch on me, standing beside me and smiling at Kazimir and Viktor and then at me, just to repeat her eye scan all over again—as if she has to keep watch on me, on us, like if she doesn’t, I might say something or do something to ruin this for everyone. And Diana is sick of being part of a family that is gossiped about just as much as Papa is.
An awkward silence follows, and my stepmum leaps to the bread bowl at the table between all of us before offering Viktor and Kazimir a piece. “Please, take some bread. I flavored it with cinnamon.” She nods her head with a tight, taut smile that says she so desperately wants approval from them.

About the Author
M.Black is Ami Blackwelder and writes for the brand ENTER TOMORROW. She is a Montessori teacher, helps the deaf and hard of hearing, is an avid Pescetarian, believer in animal rights and wildlife conservation, and a lover of books. she is the author of the never-before-seen-concept Animal Graph, and dubs herself the 'Robot Girl' since many of her stories revolve around robots and A.I. She has a Siamese cat names LOTUS from Thailand when she was an educator there and he show sup in all her robot books. She adopted a cat named Ash in the States who also shows up in all of her robot books. She loves reading on Kindle Unlimited and only buys paperback. She enjoys many vegetarian dishes like veggie lasagna and four bean chili. She also likes watching movies, gardening, the beach, and hanging out with friends. Of course most of the time you will find her at home, pounding away at her computer.

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