I can provide an ARC of the book in PDF, Kindle (mobi) or ePub.
There was an earlier version of the story published as part of the giveaway games anthologies, but this one has been re-polished and it has grown by a third, so it is a lot different to the original. If you think you've already read it, you haven't :).
This will be an Amazon only launch (have finally caved and am trying out a new system) so the reviews would need to go there, thank you.
Drop me a line at beren (at) dtwins (dot) co (dot) uk and I will get back to you.
Many thanks to anyone who is interested.
Title: The Machine (Rise of the Gifted)
Author: Natasha Duncan-Drake
Genre: Contemporary SciFi, Romance, Gay
Length: novella (22.5K)
Rafe Derouet used to be a world class, British figure skater competing against his arch rival, flamboyant American Louis Hayes. A catastrophic knee injury ended his career and now all he can do is look on from the sidelines, commentating where he used to be a star. He hates Louis and wants nothing more than to see his nemesis go down in a blaze of failure.
Then mysterious men in black with guns take over a press meet, trying to arrest Louis, awakening something dangerous in their target, and setting in motion events they cannot control. Most shocking of all, Rafe finds out Louis can literally read his mind.
Dragged into a murky world of government agents and x-files by one of those x-files, Rafe finds his world view completely changing. And, along the way, his hatred for Louis proves to be something else entirely.
Now Rafe just needs to survive so he can decide what to do about it.