What better way to start my blog than to announce my new book? The Modern Prometheus will be going on sale later this week, my second published book and the first one being independently published. I hope you guys love reading it as much as I’ve loved creating it.
I set out to write this book after I reread Frankenstein for the upteenth time and thought, Victor really is a man out of time. He would have been interesting had he existed in our world, where he would have been freer to explore concepts like life and death, gender, sexuality, and the advanced sciences we have today. Things escalated quickly. I’ve been working on this project for a few years now, and it was finally time for it to leave my hands and become part of the world.
Here’s the blurb for the book:
Dr. Roberta Walton’s newest patient is assigned to her on March 15 — a presumed murder who suffered a psychotic break. Dr. Walton recognizes quickly that there has more to this story, so she interrogates him, a man by the name of Dr. Victor Frankenstein. Her interviews are collected here, in the form of a narrative composed by Dr. Walton. Frankenstein describes his history in detail — his unfortunate childhood, his horrible experiments, and the fallout of decisions he could never fully understand. A tragedy of his own making, Frankenstein tells the story of his own life as it fell apart at the hands of the life he created.
A modern retelling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein sees Victor Frankenstein as a young man in the 21st century, navigating a world that was never meant to have him in it. Joining him is Henry Clerval, a man for whom Victor feels more than friendship; Elizabeth Lavenza, a sister to Victor in all ways but blood; and the Creature, a monster created by Victor who quickly recognizes the horror of his own existence and takes matters into his own hands.
Heart-wrenching, tragic, passionate, this book is in turns romantic, adventurous, emotional, and light-hearted. This story is a heartfelt look at love, loss, and the laws of nature that should never be broken.
I can’t wait to share this book with you guys! I’m even giving you here a sneak-peek at the cover. I’ll keep everyone posted when the book goes up! Thanks for sticking with me.