Dystopian Giveaway Hop ~ A Ripple In Time by Julia Hughes~ Spotlight

Hi there everyone, Paul here today. It feels like a long time since I’ve participated in a giveaway hop. That’s probably in part because Kathy took a break and I have been busy, busy, busy. But, here we are kicking off the Dystopian Giveaway Hop! I’d like to give a special thanks to to April at My Shelf Confessions and to Kathy at I Am A Reader Not A Writer for hosting.

I don’t normally read a lot of dystopian books, but I did recently. A Ripple In Time by my friend and fellow author Julia Hughes is perfect for this hop. What is dystopia? Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it: A dystopia is a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening.

 photo 764919848_zps0c0a7a40.jpgIn A Ripple In Time Rhyllann and Wren head back in time to a world where World War I never ended. Women do not have equal rights and war still rages. It is indeed undesirable and frightening.

Now let’s take a look at what the Amazon blurb is for A Ripple In Time:

Celtic Cousin Wren makes a psychic connection with a girl emigrating to America in 1912. Through his eyes, she is able to foresee the fate of the ship taking her across the Atlantic.
Consequently, RMS Titanic steams safely into New York Harbour: an anomaly which creates devastation for future generations.
Twenty-first century Britain still has an Empire, and World War One continues to ravage Europe.
Wren must somehow turn back time, and repair history; even if it means sacrificing everything he loves.


“A Ripple in Time” is a time travel romantic adventure. Protagonist Wren Prenderson was nominated for “Best Hero” in the E-Festival of Words 2013 Awards Hall, and voted by readers into joint second place. A Ripple In Time has been newly re-edited for a smoother reading experience on your e book reading device. Available from all virtual bookstores, including: Nook Books, Amazon, WH Smith and Smashwords and in paperback from December 10.

Tune back in later in the week for my review. Now on to the giveaway. Author Julia Hughes has been kind enough to give away an e book copy of A Ripple In Time to a lucky winner. This giveaway is open internationally. Be sure to click on all the other great blogs in the linky below the giveaway to “hop” on over for more great dystopian books and giveaway!

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  1. Logans Run would scare me.

  2. The society in which all morals are cleansed would most probably scare me….

  3. The future in the Handmaids Tale is pretty scary. Where women are slaves and property and baby machines!! Yikes!

  4. One like in The Hunger Games – where they’ll basically sacrifice children each year without question. A society that doesn’t think for itself/evolve with time.

  5. Probably something like the movie Equilibrium where we are required to take drugs so we have zero emotions. Yea, that would suck cuz you wouldn’t even know what you are missing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. The scariest type of society for me would be a Handmaid’s Tale-esque society in which I, as a woman, would be viewed as nothing more than a baby-maker. I love being single and without children, so I would hate to lose that autonomy!

    • Hi Morwesong,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. I am impressed and proud of your independence and autonomy. Don’t ever lose that and lets hope that a society like the one in Handmaid’s Tale-esque never comes to be!


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  9. Pretty much any society where people can’t make their own choices. Or one with slaves- much like a Handmaid’s Tale.

    • Hi Ashleigh,
      Great comment! There are many societies that are like that today in the world unfortunately. Maybe not the slaves part, but not being able to make their own choice. Thanks for stopping by.


  10. Anything dealing with Zombies

  11. The Totalitarian Government! Absolute Powers tends to corrupt over time….

  12. I think either overpopulation or bureaucratic dystopias.
    Krysta B.

  13. One where you can’t speak your mind.

  14. I think the scariest society i could think of is one where you don’t have free will and you are told what to do and what to think. I also think that the society in Unwind is horrific.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


    • Hi Abinormyl,
      I’m not familiar with the society in Unwind, but a society where you don’t have free will and are told what to do sounds a bit like a nightmare. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.


  15. A society with any type of segregation would terrify me. The last thing we need to do is go backwards.

    • Hi Michelle,
      Great point. One would hope that we have moved past that and are civilized enough where those things don’t matter. I hope to never see such a thing in my life. Thanks for stopping by and sharing.


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