Monday, December 3, 2012


I don't usually do this. The majority of the entries on this blog are for Vancouver history - and promotion for my novels. However, this lady has done so much to help me that is an honour to participate in the cover reveal for her new book.

K.D.Emerson was born (or is that hatched) several years ago. We won’t go into how long it has been because she has this fantasy that she is still a teenager off to conquer the world. Her first novel was written in pencil, stapled together and placed in the school library. At age 6, she didn’t have a clue an author needed a publisher. She has a passion for the written word and assisting other writers in becoming the best they can be. She also loves to promote others and cheer them on to victory. Follow her on twitter @MstrKoda or you can find her at and on Facebook at

So here's the cover for her upcoming release, Digitus 233. If the world does not end, this book will be released on December 21, 2012.
 Here's an excerpt for you to read:

Deep within the dark abyss of his mind, Zander tried to shout, but no sound escaped. It felt as though a heavy mallet beat against his skull. Pushing the pain to the back of his mind, he forced himself to focus and slithered through the murk toward a pinpoint of light. Gulping for air, he burst through the blackness and forced his eyes open.
A scream escaped before he could stop himself. Inches away, a face; a set of open blue eyes stared at him. Was it a dead body? He struggled with his arms and legs, unexpectedly unable to force them to move. He was tied up in some kind of silky material! The eyes in front of him blinked. This time he caught the scream half way up and swallowed it. He had to get control of himself.

Want to know more? Well here's a synopsis.

Digitus, the world’s dominant corporation, has studied human nature for centuries. They are experts who expand on a human’s natural gifts and talents to create supreme world leaders in all major areas of science, art, religion, and leadership. A select few are handpicked each year to join the elite.

This year, as a final test of induction into the world’s most powerful super structure, five teens are dropped from a specially designed LearJet and land on a barren arctic island. They are forced to come together in an effort to survive and escape. Unfortunately, escape is short lived when a Russian ballistic submarine rescues them and a computer malfunction threatens an all-out nuclear attack on North America. Time is running out and the sub’s programmer cannot stop the computer failure. It is up to the teens to convince the Russians they should be allowed to give it a try.

Tick tock.

Remember that December 21, 2012 is the day that K.D. Emerson takes over the world with her creation, Digitus 233.

Built in 1909, this is the Harris Residence at 1210 Lakewood Drive. It is one of eight similar homes and the only one that has remained virtually inside and out. The others have been altered in the last 113 years. 

The first resident of this address is listed as the pastor of the nearby Robertson Presbyterian Church, Reverend David James.

The Harris family are the second owners of this fine home, having bought it in 1919. Miss Evelyn Harris is aware of the heritage value and in 1989, she received a City of Vancouver heritage award for her diligence in maintaining this landmark.

The Harris Residence is a noteworthy example of the working-class interior from pre-World War I era. The two and a half wood storey building features a gabled roof with saddle-bag dormers, eaves with brackets and a full porch with an upper balcony. Sidelight stained glass flanks the original front door. Understated columns support the porch's curved opening with keystone shingle definition. The building's base is narrow, wood siding with corner boards, while the house body and dormers are shingled.
Thanks goes to Bob_2006's Photostream for the information on the Harris Residence. 

I hope you find the beauty around you.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Karen. Humbled and honoured here.