Rebecca Inch-Partridge, a writer and freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction, mysteries, and memoirs, releases her debut YA science fiction novel Escaping the Dashia, the first book of her “The Paraxous Star Cluster” series, under Black Rose Publishing. In a tale that belongs on the shelves of all decent sci-fi/fantasy readers, Escaping the Dashia will expose readers to one of the fiercest warriors. Before we talk about the book’s details, let’s look first at the author herself, Rebecca Inch-Partridge.
Aside from being a freelance editor, Rebecca Inch-Partridge serves as director of critique groups for Gold Country Writers and cohost for “Open Mic for the Spoken Word.” Her short stories and articles have appeared in online and small press magazines. She also served as a slush pile reader for Amazing Stories, the world’s oldest science fiction magazine. Her writing experience also includes blogging about biomedical research for a biotechnology trade show company. Her short stories and articles have appeared in several magazines. She’s been a three-time finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest. Rebecca is a frequent panelist at several science fiction conventions.
Regarding Rebecca’s debut novel Escaping the Dashia, it is all about the story of Twyla, a 15-year-old telepath. Twyla has been hiding on Earth for years, trying to forget her past. Twyla, being a DeConnett, means that she is a member of the Dashia, a race of genetically altered telepaths that uses its powers to influence some individuals and eliminate others.
Twyla’s mother, Madam Cassiopeia DeConnett, finds her location despite years of hiding from her race and kidnaps Twyla back to the Paraxous Star Cluster. Since it seems that there’s no way out, Twyla considers killing herself just to get out of her mother’s imprisonment. Only then did she make a friend who is Dovain, another prisoner, and their friendship turned into something more. Can they together come up with a plan to free themselves? Will she have enough confidence in herself to risk falling in love? Will ‘love’ ultimately be her savior or her downfall? For more information on what occurs next, get a copy of Escaping the Dashia!