Book Release Tour Broken Fate

Clean Teen Publishing is proud to present Broken Fate,the much anticipated debut release from Jennifer Derrick.

Zeus gave her one simple job: Kill every human. Atropos-daughter of Zeus and the third goddess of Fate from Greek mythology -spends her eternal life snipping human lifelines when their mortal lives are over. As if being a killer doesn’t make life miserable enough, she and her Fate-wielding sisters must live amongst the humans on Earth thanks to a long-running feud between their mother and Zeus. Living on Earth means they must mingle with the mortals, attend the local high school, and attempt to fit in-or at least not stand out too much. Killing and mingling don’t mix, which is why Atropos’ number-one rule is to avoid all relationships with the humans. Caring for the people she has to kill is a fast track to insanity. However, when Alex Morgan walks into her first-period English class, she knows she’s in for trouble. He’s the worst kind of human for her to like-one with a rapidly approaching expiration date. And he makes Atropos want to break all the rules. 


turn off my desk lamp and computer, starting to get up, but then sit
back down. My curiosity about Alex has been building all day. I’ve
tried to tamp it down, to forget him, but I can’t. Even Chloe
chatter couldn’t take him out of my thoughts. I boot the computer
back up and give in to temptation.
search for Alex’s record in our database. What I’m doing isn’t
forbidden, but I rarely bother to check on the humans once I assign
their manner of death. I forget them until I see them again on their
date of death. However, tonight, I want to see what kind of fate
Lacey devised for him and refresh my memory about how and when he’ll
find his file but just as I’m about to double click and open it, I
pull back. Do I really want to know what Lacey has planned for him?
He’s already faced grief and loss. What if his fate gets worse than
that? Do I want that knowledge?
think for a few moments and decide it doesn’t really matter either
way. He and I aren’t going to become friends. I enjoyed our
afternoon together, but that has to be the end of it. If his fate is
bad, I can live with it. He is, after all, just another human. Easy
come, easy go.
double click on the file. His entire past and future lies before me.
I scroll down to the end of the document, looking for the relevant
part, the date of death. I don’t have to scroll far.
fifteenth of this year.
read the page again. The date doesn’t change.
fifteenth is a little less than two months from now. I quickly scroll
back up, looking for the details on how he will die. I’m furious
when I find them.


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About the Author

I became a writer at the age of six when my parents bought me a child’s typewriter for Christmas and agreed to pay me a penny per page for any stories I churned out.

When I got older, I realized that I needed to make (much) more money from my writing so I first turned to the corporate world (where I learned that I am spectacularly unsuited to cubicle life) and ultimately to freelancing where I now write everything from technical manuals to articles on personal finance and European-style board games.

My writing career came full circle when Clean Teen Publishing accepted Broken Fate, my first novel. By my calculations, my parents owe me about $3.00 for that book.

I live in North Carolina and, when not writing, can often be found reading anything I can get my hands on, playing board games, watching sports, camping, running marathons, and playing with my dog. 

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