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Aaron Denius

Aaron Denius

​Born in Virginia, Aaron spent his childhood splitting time between Venezuela and the U.S. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Aaron moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in storytelling. Constantly putting the pen to the paper, he found a writing home on the TNT show "Leverage". Following a two year stint on the show, Aaron moved on to more personal endeavors in both film and books. After writing and directing the acclaimed "In Sickness and In Health", he wrote the children's holiday picture book "Santa's Plight". Most recently he has been working on his young adult dystopian series of books, "Gene. Sys." The first book of the series, "Gene. Sys." was released in late 2014. He is currently writing the follow up, "80."​

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80

Gene. Sys.

A young clone by the name of 80 is awakened to the beauty of life and starts a revolution to try to stop a forced nuclear apocalypse.

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Young Adult Science Fiction
Los Angeles, California
55,000 words
25% complete
2 publishers interested

Synopsis

"80" is the follow up to my young adult dystopian novel "Gene. Sys." in the series by the same name. It follows the fate of a clone named 80 that was given a second chance at life when the main character in "Gene. Sys.", Atom, spared his life. Originally created as a military drone, his existence boiled down to four basic instincts: Eat, Sleep, Protect, Die. When his last instinct was interrupted by Atom's compassion, 80 began seeing the world in a completely different way. He wanted to live, experience and explore. Most importantly, he wanted to stop the scientists that were going to set off a nuclear apocalypse to end humanity, from doing just that. So he takes it upon himself to start a revolution that will eventually send him back to the compound where he was created to stop those who created him from destroying the world.

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Outline

The book will be structured similar to the first book in that it will be told in the first person point of view. 

The book begins with our title character, 80, being led to a dungeon, where he will be kept until the scientist decide what to do with him. His life had just been spared by the golden child of the scientists, Atom. They had promised him that they would not kill 80, even though he betrayed the rules of the compound where they both currently reside. In the dungeon he befriends a young girl who is part of a resistance known as the outsiders that comes from outside of the compound.

Because of  her he begins seeing life in a different way. He sees the pain and suffering that exists within the world, but he also sees hope through the girl.  Unfortunately her hope is short lived as she is killed and 80 is exposed to the concepts of loss and death.

He is shipped off to the other side of Africa, to Nigeria, where he will be assisting in the building of a bunker in Lagos that is supposed to withstand a nuclear apocalypse. While there he befriends numerous outsiders and begins to appreciate everything life has to offer. He meets a girl by the name of KJ and quickly falls in love. Her youthful spirit has him risking his life for this forbidden, Romeo
Juliet relationship. The outsiders don't want her fraternizing with anyone involved with the nuclear apocalypse and the scientists don't want him anywhere near her. 

The lead scientist in charge with the bunker finds out about 80's relationship and immediately send out a team to exterminate KJ and her family. 80' does his best to fight off the attackers but fails, escaping before he is also killed. Enraged, he begins recruiting outsiders to start a revolution. He also starts to convert other drones to his cause by giving them near death experiences like he had, so they may see the world differently. 

Soon after, he and the drones get shipped back to the compound in Egypt where they are in need of added protection. They keep their intent hidden, until the opportune time where they are able to coordinate an attack on the compound with the outsiders and other sympathizers.  They attack relentlessly in the hopes of stopping the nuclear apocalypse. Will they succeed?

Audience

The target market of my book resides between the early teens and mid twenties. This group tends to be the most enthusiastic readers of the dystopian genre and are always looking for the next great series. The become big fans of characters within the books and often influence authors to explore more on these characters as was evident with the book "Four" in the "Divergent" series. 

In fact, the fate of the main character in this book was actually changed because of the fans' engagement with me on social media during the writing of the first book. Originally 80 was going to be killed off, but due to overwhelmingly positive response, his life was spared and he is now getting his own book that offers a different perspective to the first book in the "Gene. Sys." series.

Author

Born in the wonderful state of Virginia, Aaron spent his childhood splitting time between Venezuela and the U.S. Growing up bilingual; he was exposed to two very different cultures. The third world, crime riddle culture of South America and the over-privileged and political culture of Washington D.C. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Aaron moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in storytelling. Constantly putting the pen to the paper, he found a writing home on the TNT show "Leverage", where he penned the fan favorite "The First contact Job". Following a two year stint on the show, Aaron moved on to more personal endeavors in both film and books. After writing and directing the acclaimed "In Sickness and In Health", he flipped the coin over and wrote the children's holiday picture book "Santa's Plight". Most recently he has been working on his young adult dystopian series of books, "Gene. Sys." The first book of the series, "Gene. Sys." was released in late 2014. He is currently writing the follow up, "80."

Promotion

With the target audience of my book falling mostly in the early teens to mid twenties, I focus the majority of my marketing and promotion through social media. With over 125,000 twitter followers and followers on the other social media sites (Vine, Periscope, Facebook, Instagram) ranging from 500-6,000, I will be promoting my book to almost 200,000 people daily. The built in fan base from the first book in the "Gene. Sys." series will also be promoting the book as they are anxious to read more of the series. 

On top of the social media following, I have also begun a writing advice blog on YouTube called Write Right that is gaining subscribers every day.

A few other ways that i will be promoting the book and the campaign is through attending various book fairs around Los Angeles and attending Comic Con in July. 

Lastly, I will be donating bookmarks and books to various reader subscription boxes in order to reach some of the most avid bibliophiles around the world!

Competition

Some books that would be found in the same genre and deal with the similar topics of dystopian futures would be:

The Hunger Games Series

The Divergent Series

The Mazerunner Series

The 100

Brave New World

1984

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

As there are many books in this popular genre, I am sure that there are numerous that I have missed. Though there are many differences, the biggest one that sets my "Gene. Sys." series, and subsequently this book "80" apart, is that this series is a pre-dystopian series. It focuses primarily on how the old world comes to an end and what leads to the hopeful dystopian society.

2 publishers interested
Dragon Moon Press logo Dragon Moon Press

Dragon Moon Press publishes novel-length genre fiction: fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal, science fiction and some genre-bending fictions. We publish adult and YA-friendly adult fiction, in trade paperback and popular ebook formats.

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Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Young Adult

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Mill City Press logo Mill City Press

Mill City Press coordinates distribution, printing and self-publishing services for authors who are also going through a full publishing process with us for their book with one of our publishing packages which include interior formatting, ISBN assignment, bar code, distribution, etc. Therefore, we're usually the best fit for authors who have a completed manuscript ready for publishing and need a ...

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Business, Children's, Cookbooks, Fantasy, Health, History, Journalism, Lifestyle, Literary Fiction, Memoirs, Mind & Body, Mystery, Politics, Professional, Religious, Romance, Sci-Fi, Science, Sports, Technology, Thriller, Travel, Young Adult

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  • Oren Rehany on April 7, 2016, 11:23 a.m.

    Support the sequel to Aaron Denius Garcia's amazing dystopian novel "Gene.Sys" titled "80". I highly recommend it and the sequel would be even more radical. You can read GENE.SYS. on Amazon/kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/Gene-Sys-Aaron-Denius-Garcia-ebook/dp/B00O6TM392?ie=UTF8&keywords=gene.sys&qid=1460028147&ref_=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

  • Luis J Garcia on April 9, 2016, 8:40 p.m.

    Much love

  • Holly Phillips on April 14, 2016, 12:10 a.m.

    Im excited about the new book. It sounds like an exciting journey. Best wishes.

  • Bonnie Heaton on April 16, 2016, 11:16 a.m.

    Yeeeeees! Super excited. Already started reading Gene.sys. Bought the kindle version on Amazon but now I can't wait for the paperbacks and everything. Go Aaron!

  • Kelly Garcia on May 25, 2016, 7:25 p.m.

    I am so proud of you!!!

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