Thursday, August 8, 2019

*Book Tour & Giveaway* The Beautiful Ones by Kody Boye-GUEST POST

The Beautiful Ones
The Beautiful Ones Trilogy Book 1
by Kody Boye
Genre: YA Scifi Romance 

My mother once said that only the Beautiful Ones survive. This is because, in the war-torn Great South, beauty is a currency, and to have it means you will never have to worry about a thing.
The only problem is: beauty is judged by our capital’s Gentlewomen, and there is no guarantee that we will past their test.
Every year, the Gentlewomen of the capital leave the Glittering City to oversee the annual Procession. They travel settlement to settlement selecting girls, aged sixteen and older, to become Beautiful Ones. If chosen, we will be lifted into a life of luxury, but the cost is our free will.

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The War Outside
The Beautiful Ones Trilogy Book 2

I have accomplished the goal of my lifetime. I have become a Beautiful One.

But it is not at all what I expected. Between the glitz, the glam, the fame, fortune, and my recent wedding, it’s almost impossible to believe that a civil war rages beyond the capitol city’s walls, and that my life was nearly taken because of it. This is why, the day after the attempt on my life, I choose to designate my Purpose to the great war.

There’s no guarantee that my words will change anything. But as my presence within the Glittering City grows, it becomes quickly apparent that I am in danger... and that no one, not even my government, can save me.

Born and raised in Southeastern Idaho, Kody Boye began his writing career with the publication of his story [A] Prom Queen’s Revenge at the age of fourteen. Published nearly three-dozen times before going independent at eighteen, Boye has authored numerous works—including the short story collection Amorous Things, the novella The Diary of Dakota Hammell, the zombie novel Sunrise and the epic fantasy series The Brotherhood Saga.

The Matriarchy or, Why Women Rule

Why do women rule in The Beautiful Ones?

The answer is simple, yet complicated at the same time.

In the world of The Beautiful Ones, most of the men, aged 13 and older, are off at war, fighting what most consider the tyrannical threat of the Terrible North. As a result, there are few of them present beyond the capital city; and, because of that, women are left to fend for themselves in many ways, including in aspects of the government.

The Countess is the supreme ruler of the Great South, and she, as its commander, oversees everything—from her husband’s command of the military, to controlling the battlefield, the Procession, and her crowning achievements: The Beautiful Ones.

First Ladies serve under the Countess, and carry out her orders in the five territories of the Great South.

Revered Mothers counsel the Beautiful Ones, and journey beyond the Glittering City to carry out the annual Processions to select the Beautiful Ones from the outlying settlements.

Dames, who are collectively known as SADs (or: The Southern Allegiance of Dames,) are the Countess’ police force. Dressed in riot gear, they carry automatic weaponry that has otherwise been seized from the general public, as well as advanced weapons like shock batons and bullet-resistance shields.

Women rule, it could be said, because there are few men. However—though not explicitly implied, it could also be the Countess’ distrust of men that makes her want to keep the patriarchal traditions of the past from interfering with what she believes to be her “perfect” government.

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The Beautiful Ones is now available for free in eBook format, and for purchase in paperback and in Audible Audio. Its sequel, The War Outside, is available on and Kindle Unlimited. A third book will follow in late 2019 or early 2020.

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