Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday Spotlight on Kelly Haworth and Y Negative

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.

Y Negative

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.

Connect with Kelly:

·Twitter: @KellyLHaworth

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!


  1. I definitely want to read this book. I have it on my wishlist but i will buy it when i receive my payment from work ^_^

  2. Wow, looks like a very interesting dystopia. I am very intrigued. Adding to my wish list!

  3. It sounds intense, but cool!

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  4. sounds interesting

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  5. This sounds really interesting!
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  6. Wow, that sounds amazing.


  7. This book sounds very interesting!


  8. Sounds like an awesome story. Congrats on the new release and I look forward to checking this out.

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  9. Congratulations on your new release. I am definitely looking forward to reading it. Just from the synopsis it has jumped to the top of my TBR list.

  10. I finished reading this on Sunday (I'd pre-ordered it so got it early) and it was really very good. Not just the quality of the writing (which is to be expected from a Riptide author) but also the story itself.

  11. I'm reading this right now and it's really very interesting. I'm extremely intrigued by the world

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  12. I have added this too my wishlist and am just waiting for some funds to go buy it :D

  13. I've added it to my wishlist, can't wait to be able to read. legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Can't wait to read this!
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  15. It sounds pretty good. I really enjoyed the premise and deleted part in another post I read. Thanks for sharing and much success!
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  16. This sounds like a very interesting book.
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  17. I'm buying this book!

  18. I'm buying this book!