November 17, 2015

25860147Today we have something special on the blog here. Kelly Haworth visits us with her very first novel Y-Negative. She has been kind enough to grant us some insight in the story and also brings along a great giveaway in honor of this story. So we urge you all to go check out the story and buy it if you want to. And now over to you Kelly.


Hi guys! I’m Kelly Haworth here with my debut release Y NEGATIVE. At various stops on this book tour, I’ll be sharing with you what it’s like to live in Ember’s world: where mascs rule and a guy’s gotta fight for his right to live and love freely. Posts will range from what the difference between a masc and an andro is, to what on earth a guy does for fun in a dystopia. Hope you come along for this in-depth look. You’ll also have a chance to win a $20 Riptide voucher!

Please follow the tour to check out all the stops.

About the Book

In the last surviving cities of a ruined world, the concept of “woman” has been forgotten to history. Those unfortunate enough to lack a Y chromosome live as second-class citizens in a world dominated by mascs.

Ember is Y negative. He is scorned, bullied, abused by every masc he encounters, at work and at the gym. Not even his Y negative roommate cuts him any slack. He wants so desperately to be accepted as a masc that he’d rather buy black market testosterone than food. Something’s gotta give—he needs a change in his life, but has no idea how to find it.

Jess is a masc with a passion for studying the recovery of their devastated world. His boyfriend is pressuring him for more commitment, and his father expects him to take over the family business. He can’t wait to get away from civilization for his seasonal research out in the wild.

When Jess offers Ember a job, their lives collide in the isolated wasteland, and their initial attraction turns into a relationship that horrifies those around them. Soon their struggle to stay together and to be who they are turns into a fight for their lives.


About the Author

Kelly Haworth grew up in San Francisco and has been reading science fiction and fantasy classics since she was a kid. She developed way too active an imagination as a result, thus, she started writing. Being genderfluid and pansexual, she loves to write LGBTQ+ characters in genres such as science fiction with diverse aliens, and urban fantasies with shifters and fire sorcerers. With degrees in both genetics and psychology, she works as a project manager at a genetics lab. When not working or writing, she can be found wrangling her toddler, working on cosplay, or curled up on the couch with a good TV show or a good book.

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The Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Y Negative, Kelly is giving away $20 in Riptide Publishing credit! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 21, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!





  • Wart November 17, 2015 at 20:08

    it’s a very interesting book, and I’m loving the look this tour is giving into the world itself. Thanks, Kelly!

  • Jen November 17, 2015 at 20:33

    Y Negative sounds interesting – I added it to my TBR list this morning. Thanks for the post and contest.


  • Trix November 17, 2015 at 21:18

    Good luck with the release!


  • ilona November 17, 2015 at 21:21

    I’ve been reading the posts so far and have added the book to my wishlist, however I do have one question. Who is the guy on the cover? He has such wonderful eyes 😀

  • Lisa November 18, 2015 at 00:50

    I’ve added to my wishlist & can’t wait to read. legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

  • H.B. November 18, 2015 at 06:22

    Best of luck with the release!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  • Cleo November 18, 2015 at 11:20

    Looks amazing
    wonderful (.)life.2410 (.)gmail(.)com

  • Andrea M November 20, 2015 at 20:17

    As soon as I finish the book I’m reading, I’m starting this!

  • Toni November 21, 2015 at 02:58

    I don’t often read dystopian books but this sounds really good. violet817(at)aol(dot)com

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