Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway: Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs












Welcome to my stop in the FUTURE SHOCK by Elizabeth Briggs Blog Tour hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. Today on my stop we have a Guest Post + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!!




FUTURE SHOCK
Elizabeth Briggs
Published: April 1st, 2016

Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life--or so she thinks. When powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life.

Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong and they break the only rule they were given: do not look into their own fates.

Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her eidetic memory, street smarts, and a growing trust in Adam to save her new friends and herself.



Guest Post:



Behind the worldbuilding...


Future Shock takes place in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, both in the present and in the future. I’ve lived my entire life in Los Angeles, so it was natural to set the book there and I thought it would be fun to envision what the city might be like in thirty years.

The characters in the book travel to many different places in the future Los Angeles they visit, including…


Hollywood Blvd:





Santa Monica Pier:



Central Public Library:





In the future, the characters encounter all sorts of new technology. One of the first things they notice is that the cars all drive themselves and have no steering wheels! This technology is actually already in use by Google and other companies, and they hope to have the cars for sale by 2020 – so I definitely believe a future in which everyone drives them is not only possible, but probable.


Google’s Self Driving Car:




The other big leap in technology the characters encounter is with computers. People in the future no longer use phones or laptops or anything like that – instead, they use flexis. Flexis are thin, bandage-like things people stick on their temples that read brain waves and beam the internet into your head. They can take on all sorts of patterns and colors, which makes them sort of like customizable temporary tattoos.


Flexis:




Another fun thing in the future – smartclothes! These are programmable clothes connected to people’s flexis or to the internet, that can change color, display ads, and all sorts of other things!





The futuristic Los Angeles of Future Shock was really fun to develop and a place I would love to visit – I hope readers enjoy it too!







About Elizabeth:

Elizabeth Briggs is a full-time geek who writes books for teens and adults. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. She's the author of the new adult Chasing The Dream series and the upcoming young adult novel Future Shock. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs. You can connect with her online at:www.elizabethbriggs.net


Giveaway:

Tour Schedule:

WEEK ONE:


3/21/2016- The Cover Contessa- Interview
3/22/2016- 
U.S. - Brazil Book Review- Review
3/23/2016- 
A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post
3/24/2016- 
Andi's ABCs- Review
3/25/2016- 
Two Chicks on Books- Interview


WEEK TWO:

3/28/2016- 
Polished Page-Turners- Review3/29/2016- Addicted Readers- Guest Post
3/30/2016- 125Pages- Review
3/31/2016- 
Owl Always Be Reading- Interview
4/1/2016- 
Rachel's Book Reviews- Review




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