Daily Archives: May 2, 2012

Giveaway of Becoming (Daughters of Saraqael trilogy) and Guest post!


Becoming  (Daughters of Saraqael #1)My good friend and terrific book blogger, Alexia is hosting an amazing author on her blog. Raine Thomas stops by and she has a lot of goodies for you! She is giving away a copy of Becoming: Book One of Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy to one lucky winner! She also has a guest post about how indie authors can better connect with and listen to readers.

You can enter the giveaway here!

How many times has it happened that you’ve wanted a series to continue,  and want the amazing characters the author has developed to keep coming back? I know it happened to me recently. Author Michael J Sullivan published the final book in his ‘Riyria Revelations’ series, and a lot of readers, including me were left distraught. So, hop over to Alexia’s Chronicles and check out the amazing guest post where author Raine Thomas discusses how she listened to readers and continued to write in the world in which her first series was set.

Don’t forget to weigh in on the discussion in the comments here and on Alexia’s blog! Tell us what you think about authors continuing series on the demand of fans. Also tell us about which series you think should have continued and which should have ended sooner!

Here is a list of the amazing goodies you will find on Alexia’s blog. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

  1. The awesome giveaway of Becoming: Book One of Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy
  2. Guest post by author Raine Thomas, of course
  3.  The prologue to Defy: Book One of the Firstborn Trilogy
  4. Author bio of Raine Thomas

A here’s a little more about the book:

Becoming (Daughters of Saraqael #1)

Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.

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Interview with Dr. George H. Elder, author of the Genesis Continuum Series


You may know by now that I really like SF books. So, when I got an opportunity to interview author Dr. George H. Elder, I jumped at it, as I wanted to know how SF authors go about creating their worlds, the science and all the things that make SF books wonderful. So, lets get to it, I can’t wait!

Interview with Dr. George H. Elder, author of the Genesis Continuum Series

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?

Amazon classified the Genesis series as Sci-Fi Adventure. The book is basically a quest story, with the key twist being that it is set at the end of time. The universe is dissolving in an entropic whimper, although many of the extant species of the time are desperate to kick-start another cycle. The question is, how? Ancient legends speak of a being of unimaginable power who once united the entire universe for an unforgettable moment. However, this “Seeker” was a very flawed being, one who exterminated over ninety-nine percent of his own kind. He locked himself in perpetual dormancy to contain his savagery, and his location was lost over the passing eons.

Missions are sent to find the missing Seeker, but some are diverted by unknown forces. One such mission ends up on a seemingly primitive planet, the home of a stone-age culture called the Labateen. Here we meet Kara, the outcast daughter of a Labateen noble. She encounters the misdirected mission, and soon finds herself as part of its crew. Thus begins Kara’s journey to find the missing Seeker. She will go through deadly battles, be aboard titanic ships, and learn that nearly everything she believed was a lie. In the end, she wants to have never been born. Then she shall arise from the ashes… but how and why would be telling.

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