May Contain Spoilers
Home picks up a year after the events of the previous novella. Binti and Okwu are attending to their studies at Oomza Uni, where they are both having difficulties adjusting to their new lives. Okwu, warlike and at odds with its instructor, is always a hair trigger away from a violent outburst. Binti, while more successful in her relationships with her professor, is hindered by bursts of blazing rage or moments of pure panic after her experiences with the Meduse on her journey to Oomza Uni. The rages make her feel unclean, because it is not the Himba way, and it’s not the way of a master harmonizer to cause discord. In distress, she decides she needs to return home, face her family, and go on a pilgrimage with other Himba women to cleanse herself. Her journey to find peace is not easy and does not go as planned. Read more
If you love hot aliens, snarky humans, and wild sci-fi adventure,
make sure to pick up a copy of UNITED today.
Releasing Aug 2nd, 2016
After thwarting a deadly coup and saving the alliance between their worlds, Cara and Aelyx have finally earned a break. Their tiny island colony is everything they dreamed it would be?days spent gathering shells on the beach and nights in each other’s arms.
But the vacation is short-lived. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
What a cool concept! Cas is a Reckoner trainer-in-training. She’s been surrounded by the humongous sea monsters since she was a baby. The Reckoners are commissioned by large corporations to protect ships from the pirates that infest the NeoPacific. When Cas’ first solo job ends in disaster, she is captured by pirates and forced to train their secret weapon: a stolen baby Reckoner that will help the crew attack bigger, better protected ships. Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I decided to give United States of Japan a whirl because of the mecha on the cover. I thought this would be an action adventure type read in an alternate US. While there are mecha fighting scenes and shoot outs between the protagonists and the bad guys, it’s more of a hard-boiled, gritty mystery. Set in a grim alternate history where the Japanese and the Germans win WWII, the story is broken up in three primary time periods; 1948, 1988, and 1978. The chapters featuring Beniko’s parents were my favorite. Starting with the restoration of freedom from the Japanese internment camps after the Japanese win the war, the Japanese begin to shape the western US into their vision of a Japanese territory. Forty years later, the totalitarian government is firmly in place, along with government censors, secret police, and horrible atrocities committed on the populace to keep rebels and dissidents, real and imagined, firmly in check. Read more
This morning I have a spotlight and giveaway for Mark Alpert’s upcoming Sci-Fi release, The Six!
By Mark Alpert
July 7, 2015
Advance Praise for Mark Alpert
“Adam is an unusual hero—and he faces a frightening question: Computers can’t kill—CAN they? I’m still shaken by the answer. Will the near-future really be this terrifying?” —R.L. Stine, bestselling author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series
“An exciting action story chock-full of characters you’ll love. The Six is full of big ideas, big questions, real science, and things that will make you think and wonder and lie awake late at night.” —Michael Grant, New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series Read more
This morning I have a spotlight and giveaway for Break Sky, a new YA sci-fi by Cori McCarthy. Check it out!
Meet the Elite Teen Fighter Pilots of the United Star Academy
Full Name: GARRET POWERS
Call Sign: RIOT
Position: RIO (radar intercept officer)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Originally from: St. Paul, Minnesota
Plane name and description: PEGASUS, Streaker Jet Prototype 2
Years in the service: 4
Personality strengths: Good kisser, and that’s about it
Personality weaknesses: Punching mirrors, loudmouth
A Teaser: Read more
I love science fiction, so I’m excited that Breaking Sky by Cori McCarthy will be released in March. Today, I have a trailer and a giveaway for you to enter. You have a chance to win one of five (5!!) advance reading copies of Breaking Sky!
March 2015 ? ISBN: 9781492601418
Hardcover/$16.99 ? Ages 14+
Fly to the last drop of fuel. Fight to the last drop of blood. Read more
Pocket Star has some great digital releases hitting stores today, and I have excerpts to share. I think Fixer looks awesome, and can a romance reader actually resist a new release from Lisa Renee Jones? And last but certainly not least, for all of you Star Trek fans, there’s a new novella based on the Original Series to sink your teeth into. Check out Pocket Star’s online community at XOXO After Dark.
FIXER by Jeff Somers
A prequel story to We Are Not Good People, the gritty new supernatural thriller from master storyteller Jeff Somers. Enter the hidden world of blood mages—and their victims. Read more