The Taste of Honey
Honey is missing and Mona is on the hunt.
The story The Taste of Honey, describes a world gone completely wrong. In an era of corporate greed and well-meaning scientists, genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, mutate uncontrollably and wreak havoc with the Earth’s genome. Entire populations of the planet’s human and animal life die off off and ultimately, become extinct.
During the final days of what became known as the purge plague, scientists successfully modified the human genome, barely saving the human race in a nick of time from extinction. However, their success comes as a incomprehensible cost. A millennium later, the recovered human society survives by consuming the only known source of protein available … themselves.
The Taste of Honey follows Honey Lee-Marks; a senior member of the Marks estate and favored bed mate to her master Lee Marks. When she fails to appear in answer her conversion summons, everyone suspiciously assumes she is a runaway, shirking her duties to her family and community.
Her failure to appear throws the entire household into disarray and Lee is punished by randomly selecting several other household members to take Honey’s place.
Eager to find the runaway and return her to face her summons, Investigator Mona Bendarova follows the leads only to realize that something is not right. Using her instincts and intuition, Mona discovers there is more to this disappearance than first believed. Following her leads, the investigation takes a surprising turn.
Seeds of doubt and rebellion are planted as Mona comes into conflict with her upbringing and training in direct contrast to the facts that she uncovers. As her investigation concludes, a decision that her best friend embraces, and forever shakes her foundation of everything Mona has ever believed. Those planted seeds now germinate as she deals with her internal struggle and what to do next.
By the time you finish this story, you’ll begin to ask yourself, could this really could happen?
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“This book engages you right from the opening paragraph. I liked the emotions depicted in this book and I found that the author doesn’t have to state them for the reader to capture those feelings. I really was intrigued how the author depicted the characters. He was very descriptive and the reader could easily get to know them and even identify with their actions. After reading this book, it made me thirsty for more.” — Janet M.
“Very entertaining… Riveting at points… I found myself enthralled in this book and have gotten my friends and family interested in reading this book. This book is very easy to read, and the character developments is very unique and enjoyable to follow.” — Heather Martin
“I’ve finished reading it again today. What a thought-provoking book!! I will not give the ending away. Do read it for yourself. I can promise you that you won’t be disappointed.” — LaFetishiste
“Really got me thinking. This book really got me. From the very beginning I had the feeling something wasn’t typical … and Mr. Verry certainly came through with that as the plot develops. … Read this one for yourself … very entertaining!!” — Helena Price
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After reading ‘The Taste of Honey’ I invite you to share your feedback.
- What did you like or did not like about the book?
- What could Mona have done differently?
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Good or bad, I look forward to reading your comments and constructive critiques.