for Book #1 – CHAMELEON
“Hanna takes familiar sci-fi genre elements… and spins dystopian gold.” Kirkus Reviews
Seriously, I love this book. I know I say this about all of Kt’s books, but there’s a reason we’re long time friends and crit partners. From our earliest days as writers, when we didn’t even have the basics of plot or narration down yet, I could tell there was something special and fantastic in her writing. Her ideas never fail to connect with me, and we’ve pushed each other to constantly improve.
This one may be her best yet! It’s the last currently planned for this set, though I won’t be surprised if shorter related works appear later on. (I have the inside scoop on her next series, but that’s a subject for another post!)
Parasite (The Domino Project #3)
by K.T. Hanna
Release Date: February 22nd 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
With the Damascus closing in on the Exiled, Sai and Dom must put their grief and inner demons aside as they rush to free the people of the Protected Conglomerate from the influence of the psionic grid.
Chipped and placed under house arrest with a guard, Bastian’s only hope lies in reaching his core to disrupt Deign’s ruthless plan.
Intent on putting a stop to the Damascus and the GNW’s reign, Dom discovers the true extent of the parasite within. Just when Sai thinks the Exiled have a chance, their greatest weapon turns on them.
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Previous books in the series (clink on image for Goodreads link):
To celebrate Parasite’s release, Chameleon and Hybrid are on sale for $0.99!
About the Author
KT Hanna has a love for words so extreme, a single word can spark entire worlds.
Born in Australia, she met her husband in a computer game, moved to the U.S.A. and went into culture shock. Bonus? Not as many creatures specifically out to kill you.
When she’s not writing, she freelance edits for Chimera Editing, and chases her daughter, husband, corgi, and cat. No, she doesn’t sleep. She is entirely powered by the number 2, caffeine, and beef jerky.
Note: Still searching for her Tardis
Fun Facts about The Domino Project:
(With Jami commentary, because I wanted to, mwhaha!!)
The Domino Project idea came from an amalgamation of two other ideas. Neither of the base ideas behind the book featured Sai as the main character.–Isn’t that the best? I adore when ideas gel together to create something stronger than they’d be individually.
Chameleon got K.T. her first ever agent— And it got painfully close to being out back then. I’m still grumpy at that didn’t pan out.
In the original draft Bastian and Dom got mixed up in scenes far more than K.T. likes to admit.— It confused the crap out of me every time! Like, wait, when did he swap places?
Sai’s name is – you guessed it – partially due to the Japanese weapon Sai. This reflects a base of her heritage and her abilities. –She’s a sharp one!
Bastian was named because KT’s never been able to get the name out of her head since hearing a German 90’s song called: Bastian.–I always thought it was because she liked the Never Ending Story!
Dom is short for Domino. KT feels no pride in her lack of creativity in this regard.–Well, in fairness, Bastian was like, 12ish when he came up with it, so in world, it makes sense.
Nimue was named because of an old Everquest character KT used to raid with. –Probably inspired by the character from the Arthurian legends, if I had to guess
Originally there was no double agent, but it made the plotline difficult to pull off and one of KT’s cps got into the genius juice during brainstorming and made the suggestion – and here we are!–And he still gloats about this sometimes.
Deign was always a bitch.–Amazingly, Sai was rather bitchy at one point! She had no friends in the earliest draft until she joined the Exiled, and her relationship with Dom and Bastian was far more standoffish even!
At one point, the book was called Ebony, for one of the materials that make up the game piece also called Dominos. Ivory and Bone were also considered as names for the sequels at that point.–I still rather like these titles. Not for this series, but for other things later.
After extensive revisions of book one, Hybrid and Parasite required a lot of adjusting – which included the removal of two characters and the insertion of Sai’s healing abilities. –I can’t remember the other characters that got taken out, which probably means they were always destined to end up cut.
In hindsight naming Mathur such was a bad idea. The amount of times autocorrect insisted he was mother are too many to count.–This is why I add my character’s’ names into my custom dictionaries.
The whole first ten chapters of Parasite had to be mostly rewritten.–She’s really not kidding. Hybrid originally ended in a later spot, and we discovered the tension was better to cut it sooner. But that left several significant events stranded between where Hybrid ended up and where Parasite started. She did an amazing job on merging that (It’s one of the hardest tasks, I think, especially when you then need to cut a significant chunk of words out to keep the wordcount manageable!)