by Ellison Blackburn
Regeneration X is a story about having choices and dealing with the consequences; creating new memories and letting others fade; and making sacrifices in pursuit of happiness.
At one time or another, you’ve probably said or thought, “In hindsight, …” So, what happens when To have been, becomes something that can be changed?
In the not too distance future, Charley faces a hard choice: whether or not to follow her long since abandoned dreams. Journey with her on a quest, and you’ll be asking, “If I could change the past, would I?” Delve into this simple question, because one day soon, you too, may have that chance. Our world is flying forward—fast; would you glide, or take the risk and soar?
To be or to have been … THAT is the question.
Nineteen-year-old, Emery Kidd is one of two historians for her community. As a Chronicler, she is aware of the minute details of a society dramatically changed in the course of the two hundred years since cellular regression began. However, it is only now, after one of her lifetimes has passed, Emery discovers an important fact about her own heritage. She is the daughter of the most famous of regeneratives to have ever lived.
Consequently, Emery is also quietly learning just what it means to be the daughter of a martyred woman. Undoubtedly, she bears a strong resemblance to her mother, but more than auburn hair and expressive facial features, Emery would like to believe she’s inherited the same strength of character as well. And yet, believing and knowing are entirely separate matters.
Since everything changes with time—in varying degrees—and destiny often unfolds a plan unforeseen, Emery may just find the opportunity to test her belief. In fact, the entire human population will come face to face with their true inheritance.
The question is how this legacy will be received. For the future is inevitable, this much is certain. Lest we forget, the mere passage of time does not come with it the entitlement to life. To live and prosper is a path that is earned, but mankind has seemingly forgotten this. Can Emery remind the world that survival requires conscious effort? Will Emery and her friends, Cassidy, a fellow chronicler, Liam, a brilliant engineer, and Aiden, a reserved mediator be enough to save the oblivious many?
Raised in Chicago, she relocated to the Pacific Northwest where she currently lives with her husband and three beastly, furry children.
She is a writer of fiction and poetry and the internationally published author of Regeneration X.
Book 2 (Progeny)
Emery: Famke Janssen
Julia: Maggie Smith
Cassidy (Cass): Julia Roberts
Liam: Kevin McKidd
Aiden: Theo James
Lucas: Gary Oldman
Connor: Alexander Skarsgard
Excerpt from Book 2 (Progeny)
from Chapter 2
“I don’t know what’s wrong but you’ve been getting on my case over the smallest things. Yesterday I left a cup in the sink after you’d done the dishes. Whoopee.” I say unenthusiastically, twirling a finger in the air and sliding a stool from under the kitchen counter with my foot.
Her glare becomes more pointed and the downward crease of her mouth deepens as she looks up at me. She simmers, expectant perhaps of both a psychic ability I do not possess and my remorse, once that especially powered epiphany has struck.
“So now if the sink is empty I’m supposed to do every dish right after I use it? What are we trying to achieve … our independence from the sink? ‘Cause you look about ready to wage war,” I smirk. She tilts her head to the side; annoyed I’m not taking her anger seriously. I might, if I knew about what this was. Then again, if this was another frivolous tantrum, I might not. I stand with my arms crossed in front of me in an unrelenting posture.