Guest Post & Giveaway: Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

Welcome back to Author C.J. Hill (aka Janette Rallison)

C. J. Hill is the mother of twins. They aren’t identical, but this doesn’t mean she always calls them by the right name. In fact, she occasionally calls all her children by the wrong names (she has five) and has even been known to throw the dog’s name into the mix. Laugh now, but you’ll do the same thing when you have kids.

If C. J. had a time machine and could visit another century, she would probably go to the Regency era instead of the future. According to all the novels she’s read, the past was filled with a multitude of dashing lords and viscounts who were always on the lookout for damsels in distress, whereas the future is populated by scary dystopian societies.


Guest Post –  Future Trends and Celebrity Fashion
Predicting the future one novel at a time
Dystopian novels are very often stories that lift a voice of warning. Authors see a trend/aspect of our society and they enlarge that trend/aspect in their futuristic novels to its disastrous conclusion. Dystopian novels are about all of the things that could go wrong if we don’t change our ways.
 As Ray Bradbury once put it: “I’m not trying to predict the future. I’m trying to prevent it.”
So what are some of the frightening trends-gone-wrong that I’ve predicted for 2447? I have a government that controls where its people go and what they can learn. The government genetically breeds and raises children in government run facilities. Disturbing, right? Another frightening trend I gave the future population was celebrity-like fashion. 
Not so disturbing, you might think. Well, let’s look at some of the clothes our celebrities wear.
For example, take Lady Gaga’s bubble dress. In fact take just about anything she has worn to any event.
She’s worn a meat dress, a lobster tiara, and a lightning bolt headdress that made her look like she was trying to join the league of evil villains. It is only a matter of time before she shows up somewhere wearing nothing but duct tape.
Why does she do it? Who knows.  There seems to be some unspoken law in our society that rock stars have to dress like expensive clowns.
And speaking of expensive clowns, take this outfit by Nicki Manaj. She looks like she covered herself with Elmer’s Glue and then rolled around in the craft section of Walmart.

I also love the way her hair seems to be some sentient being that has curled up on her head. Really classy.
Here’s a picture of Kesha. She seems to be wearing a coonskin cap and a boa made of a dead snake.  Isn’t this the sort of thing that the lost boys on Peter Pan wore?  “Hey Peter, we found one!”
In other Disney inspired fashion, what the heck was Rianna thinking when she put on this outfit?  I mean, did she don the sparkly bathing suit with shoulder pads and then look in the mirror and say, “You know what this outfit really needs? Mickey Mouse ears!”

Is this supposed to be some sort of stripper Mouseketeer outfit?
Speaking of Mousketeers gone bad, I was going to put up a picture of Britney Spears, but I couldn’t find one where she was actually wearing clothes.  You know those nightmares you have where you’re out in public wearing nothing but your underwear?  Yeah, that’s Britney’s concert uniform. Must save her a lot of time getting dressed.
The point of all this is this: as a society we are obsessed with celebrities. How long is it going to be until we all start dressing like them?
Well, according to my book, it’s around 2447.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Erasing Time by C.J. Hill

In this high-action and romantic futuristic adventure, there is no escape from the future for two contemporary girls pulled out of their own time.
When twins Sheridan and Taylor wake up 400 years in the future, they find a changed world: domed cities, no animals, and a language that’s so different, it barely sounds like English. And the worst news: They can’t go back home.
The twenty-fifth-century government transported the girls to their city hoping to find a famous scientist to help perfect a devastating new weapon. The moblike Dakine fights against the government, and somehow Taylor and Sheridan find themselves in the middle. The only way to elude them all is to trust Echo, a guy with secrets of his own. The trio must put their faith in the unknown to make a harrowing escape into the wilds beyond the city.
Full of adrenaline-injected chases and heartbreaking confessions, Erasing Time explores the strength of the bonds between twins, the risks and rewards of trust, and the hard road to finding the courage to fight for what you believe in.

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1 copy of Erasing Time
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