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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GHBT- 'Evolution: ANGEL' by S.A. Huchton Tour - Playlist & Giveaway

Evolution: ANGEL
The Evolution Series #1
Author- S. A. Huchton
Genre- New Adult Superhero Romance
Expected Release Date- March 6th, 2014 

Candace Bristol has always been obsessed with comic books, but in a world where the nightly news often mirrors these inked stories, her dreams of becoming a real superhero could actually come true. After being rescued by members of the government’s AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she's wanted. 

Now 18, she's finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn't tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits. 

With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.


There are quite a few songs that spoke to me when it came to writing this series. Some are very specific to scenes, but others carried across the three-book series thematically.

This is one of two songs that covers the series. This one is more about the romantic relationships of the characters, but there’s a line in it, “Your hands can heal, your hands can bruise,” that really jumped out at me. Everything a superhero does is magnified and the smallest mistake can have drastic consequences. Their actions, while they may save people, can also mean death if they choose incorrectly.

Now here’s a song for my superheroes in general. One of the “tropes” of comic books is the exposure to chemicals and radiation being responsible for a character transforming into this being with mythical powers. My superheroes use this method, but the difference is that rather than “stumbling” into it, the ANGELs have signed up for this program willingly. They work hard to pass the tests they go through before they’re allowed into the Project. Once they’re in, they face a series of treatments that includes system saturation of a drug followed by doses of gamma radiation to kick off the genetic transformations. So, truly, they are radioactive. Also, this song rocks.

With all the relationships in this series, there’s a struggle with trust issues as each character deals with their own pasts and tries to reconcile that with who and where they are now. Candace spends a good amount of time trying to earn that trust with everyone she comes into contact with, especially with the person she loves above all others.

I’m just gonna leave this here. I’m hesitant to say much about why this song is important as it’s hard to do without giving spoilers. But, if Evolution: ANGEL were a movie, this could be the song for the closing credits. There’s definite sadness, but, to me, there’s a spark of hope as well.

If Wait It Out is the song for the closing credits, here’s the song for the cut scene. As these books went on, Maroon 5 and Neon Trees sort of took over my playlist, and this song is going to make a lot more sense once books two and three are available in a few months. Though, with the bonus scene included at the end of Evolution: ANGEL, it’s probably not a stretch of the imagination to see where I’m going with this tune.

So that’s a peek inside my musical inspiration! I assembled a playlist on Spotify for the whole series, so if anyone would like to see more, they can find that here:

About the Author-
A geek of all trades, Starla Huchton has been crafting stories in various genres since 2007. Her first novel, THE DREAMER'S THREAD was released as a full cast audiobook podcast, becoming a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. After releasing short fiction of steampunk, noir fantasy, and other varieties, she released the first three books of the Sci-Fi Romance ENDURE series in 2013. All three books of the EVOLUTION series will be released in 2014, as well as a Steampunk Fantasy novel, MASTER OF MYTH (the Antigone's Wrath series, book 1), which was the first place winner of the Crested Butte Writers' contest, The Sandy, in 2012.

When not writing, Starla trains three Minions, a black lab, and a military husband whilst designing book covers for independent authors and publishers at designedbystarla.com.


*All packs include ebook and print copies of Evolution: ANGEL
Prize Pack #1 

Prize Pack #2

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