Welcome to the brand new website for author Derek Nikitas. The new site coincides with the release of my third novel, EXTRA LIFE (which also happens to be my first novel for young adults).
EXTRA LIFE is a mind-bending science fiction thriller in the vein of Back to the Future, with a little Donnie Darko mixed in. Its official release date is October 13th, though it’s already available in hardcover most places. The e-book version will become available on the 13th.
It’s being released by Polis Books, and here’s a taste of what it’s about:
Russ has never been your typical teen. After being expelled, Russ has started to get his life back on track. He’s a pop culture junkie, and living in a town where the popular teen soap “Cape Twilight” is filmed, how could he not be? So when Russ decides to make his own short film, he recruits the (emotionally unhinged) star of “Cape Twilight” and his own motley crew to help out. Seems like a great idea…until the plan blows up in Russ’s face.
Just when everything seems to be falling apart, Russ receives a message on his cell phone — from himself. Recorded in the future, ‘future Russ’ informs him that the day can be fixed if he’s willing to use an app to leap twelve hours into the past. Russ is happy to oblige, figuring the day can’t get any worse. But he couldn’t be more wrong. Because as soon as Russ tampers with time and space, he introduces dangerous glitches he can’t control, including alternate of himself. And suddenly Russ’s sanity and the lives of everyone he cares about are at risk if he can’t find a way to regain control of his own life— past, present and future.
For more information about this book and my previous novels, please visit the new homepage at dereknikitas.com.