Posts Tagged: science fiction

GIVEAWAY and SNEAK PEEK: RETURN: I Am Just Junco 5 by JA Huss

GIVEAWAY and SNEAK PEEK: RETURN: I Am Just Junco 5 by JA Huss

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT OF BOOK FIVE – RETURN Expected publication date: December 2, 2013 “Junco?” Tier’s voice whispers next to my ear. “Junco? Ya awake, darlin’?” I tuck my head into my chest and whisper, “No,” so softly, even I barely hear it. His arm slides underneath me and then pulls me towards him. He lets out the longest sigh I’ve ever heard and then kisses me on the back of the head. “I love you, Junco.” My chest hitches as the tears build. “No, you don’t. You’re going to leave me.” He stays silent and this is when it all becomes real for me. He’s leaving. I’m not sure where he’s going or how it will happen, but he’s leaving. He’s not staying, there’s no happy ending for me. “Junco, listen—” “No,” I say back quickly. “I’m tired of listening to all the bad things people want to tell me…. Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

Through Glass is my kind of book. It’s dark, it’s gritty, it’s real, and not everyone lives. This story is a new adult, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, SF, mystery, horror… LOL… it’s got a bit of all the dark stuff in it, and I loved it. First of all, it’s got one of the best blurbs I’ve ever read. This book hooked me right away with the description, it was awesome. Secondly, even though it’s written in first person and we only get the main heroine’s point of view, Rebecca really did a great job distinguishing between Alexis and Cohen. Both survive a pretty horrific end-of-the-world scenario, but we don’t find out how differently each of them coped—despite being right next door, they could not communicate except through their bedroom windows—until much later in the book. I loved that moment when Alexis realized that Cohen’s house looked nothing like hers. The setting… Read more »

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Hover by Melissa West

RELEASE DAY REVIEW: Hover by Melissa West

HOVER (The Taking #2) by Melissa West Release Date: August 13, 2013 From Entangled Teen DESCRIPTION On Earth, seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander was taught to never peek, but if she hopes to survive life on her new planet, Loge, her eyes must never shut. Because Zeus will do anything to save the Ancients from their dying planet, and he has a plan. Thousands of humans crossed over to Loge after a poisonous neurotoxin released into Earth’s atmosphere, nearly killing them. They sought refuge in hopes of finding a new life, but what they became were slaves, built to wage war against their home planet. That is, unless Ari and Jackson can stop them. But on Loge, nothing is as it seems…and no one can be trusted.   REVIEW The Taking Series intrigued me from the beginning, mostly because of the so very, very beautiful cover, but also because I’m a total… Read more »

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REVIEW: Shudder by Samantha Durante

REVIEW: Shudder by Samantha Durante

SHUDDER SAMANTHA DURANTE RELEASE DATE: JUNE 15TH, 2013 GENRE: NEW ADULT DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE   DESCRIPTION It’s only been three days, and already everything is different. Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood. And then there are the visions. The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and… Read more »

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REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

BLACK CITYBy Elizabeth Richards Young Adult SF DystopianPublished November 2012 ABOUT THE BOOK A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that… Read more »

June 20, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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COVER REVEALS: Divided Worlds Trilogy by Imran Siddiq

COVER REVEALS: Divided Worlds Trilogy by Imran Siddiq

COVER REVEALS DISASSEMBLEDISRUPT  by Imran Siddiq Series: Divided Worlds Trilogy, #2 and #3 Publication date: July 2013 Genre: YA Sci-Fi BOOK TWO Disassemble: The Divided Worlds Trilogy Book Two Zachary is a scavenger, and he’ll do anything to survive. With Rosa by his side, nothing will break him. After the Galilei Research Base is plunged into darkness, an unexpected threat emerges. Where Zachary was the hero before, he will become the enemy. It’s not just about surviving anymore. It’s about saving everyone before they destroy one another, especially Rosa. BOOK THREE Disrupt: The Divided Worlds Trilogy Book Three Everything that Zachary lived for has changed. There are no rewards to come from scavenging. Just memories. But even they are not enough to remove thoughts of a worthless life.  In the midst of death, a purpose to live appears. It wills Zachary to break the divide that has destroyed many. This fight will be on… Read more »

June 7, 2013 Uncategorized 0

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COVER REVEAL: Fallen by Susan Kaye Quinn

COVER REVEAL: Fallen by Susan Kaye Quinn

Fallen  by Susan Kaye Quinn  Debt Collector, #6  Publication date: May 15th 2013Genre: NA Future-Noir EPISODES 1-3 (Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy) of the Debt Collector serial. Contains mature content and themes. For young-adult-appropriate thrills, see Susan’s bestselling Mindjack series. What’s your life worth on the open market?  A debt collector can tell you precisely. Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects… Read more »

May 15, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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GIVEAWAY AND EXCERPT: Debt Collector by Susan Kaye Quinn

GIVEAWAY AND EXCERPT: Debt Collector by Susan Kaye Quinn

Debt Collector  by Susan Kaye Quinn   Series: Debt Collector, Serial 1-3Publication date: 2013Genre: NA Future-Noir EPISODES 1-3 (Delirium, Agony, Ecstasy) of the Debt Collector serial. Contains mature content and themes. For young-adult-appropriate thrills, see Susan’s bestselling Mindjack series. What’s your life worth on the open market?  A debt collector can tell you precisely. Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects… Read more »

April 29, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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REVIEW: The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman

REVIEW: The Emerald Tablet by Joshua Silverman

The Emerald Tablet  (Legends of Amun Ra #1)by Joshua Silverman September 15th 2012 by Enchanted Forest Press Historical Fantasy/SF Leoros doesn’t have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros’ world is turned upside down. Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good…or for evil? When an archeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world. On that world, a slave girl begins a journey towards a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought togetherby forces neither understands. Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to… Read more »

April 28, 2013 Uncategorized 0

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