Spotlight & Giveaway for Rogue (The Novi Orders #1)

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Rogue (The Novi Orders # 1) by Chelsie Shock

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Publication Date: June 27, 2014

Genres: Science fiction, Dystopian

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In the future the New World has suffered bombings, world wars, the tectonic plates have shifted, the population has seen sicknesses, radiation spills, genetically modified animals and humans, and the population has dwindled into two classes: The elites and everyone else. The Novi Orders have been enacted by the capital city and control everyone completely, except those who have hidden or rebelled, the rogues. Will is one of the survivors who has lived the quiet life of a sailor and fisherman living on what was once the Washington state coastline. When he meets an old man who used to work as a scientist for the elites, they sail to places he never imagined he’d see… the islands where the elites live. He meets a beautiful woman who is part of the high society by marriage, and he is thrust into plans for an uprising, a revolution, murder, war, oppression, survival and entangled in a forbidden love he can’t fully comprehend.

Rogue is an adventure with murder, mystery, technological advances, and romance with memorable characters struggling to fight against the power. The new world has become a bleak, dark place in the not so distant future where the government has taken over every aspect of life.

The book conjures images of a future that is extreme but urges the reader to consider where our society is moving towards today, leaving a disturbing imprint on the mind, and a hope for those brave enough to fight against it.

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Book Blitz for State of Pursuit (Collapse # 4): Author Guest Post & Giveaway

Today, I’m excited to share with you the latest release in Summer Lane’s post-apocalyptic Collapse Series. After reading the first three books, I’ve been looking forward to this next installment. If you are unfamiliar with the series, I’ve included a link to my review of the third book that also provides a general overview of the series.  Below you can read an excerpt from State of Pursuit, check out the author’s guest post explaining her viewpoint for killing off characters, and enter the giveaway to celebrate the release of the book.

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State of Pursuit (Collapse Series # 4) by Summer Lane

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Publication Date: June 6, 2014

Publisher: WB Publishing http://writingbellepublishing.com/

Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, NA

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Cassidy Hart is alone.

Her Commander and the love of her life, Chris Young, has gone missing in action. A horrific battle with Omega has left too many good men and women dead, and Cassidy must bear the burden of leadership in the militia on her own.

But she’s not about to give up.

With the help of her faithful friends – and former enemies – she will stop at nothing to rescue Chris and ensure victory for the militias in their fight against the all-powerful Omega forces.

The game has shifted.

This time, Cassidy is one step ahead of the enemy.

This time, Cassidy is in charge.

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Book Trailer Blast & Giveaway for Storm (The SYLO Chronicles # 2)

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Storm (The SYLO Chronicles # 2) by D.J. MacHale

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Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Genres: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Apocalyptic

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author D.J. MacHale comesSTORM —the exhilarating, action-packed sequel to SYLO :

“Absolutely un-put-downable, more exciting than an X-box and roller coaster combined.”—Kirkus, starred review

“With this extremely high-octane story that’s the equivalent to a summer movie blockbuster, MacHale kicks off an apocalyptic trilogy sure to leave readers demanding the next installment.”—Booklist

“An entertaining and creepy tale.”—Publishers Weekly

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway for Collide (The Taking # 3)

Today Melissa West and Entangled Teen are excited to reveal the cover for Collide, the thrilling conclusion to The Taking series releasing in December 2,2014! Check out the gorgeous cover, exclusive excerpt, and enter to win an eARC!

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Collide (The Taking # 3) by Melissa West

Genres: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance

Publication Date: December 2, 2014

Publisher Entangled Teen

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Military legacy Ari Alexander has survived alien spies, WWIV, and a changing world order. But when the new leader of Earth uses Jackson—the only boy she’s ever let herself care about—to get to her, Ari has no choice but to surrender. To free Jackson, she agrees to travel to the national bases to train others to fight. 

What she discovers is a land riddled with dying people. Ari has the power to heal by turning the fighters into aliens—half-breeds like her. If she succeeds, together, they have a chance at overthrowing the alien leader, Zeus. But if she fails, everyone she holds dear will be wiped away forever.

Once again, everything Ari’s come to believe is thrown into question. In a world of uncertainty, loyalties are tested, lies are uncovered, and no one can be trusted. If Ari and Jackson have any hope at survival and at preserving a life for the future, they must fight the final war with their eyes wide open.

Find Collide on Amazon: Collide (The Taking)

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Blog Tour & Giveaway for Good Intentions (The Dead War Series #1)

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Good Intentions (The Dead War Series, Book One) by D.N. Simmons

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Publisher: Rushmore Publishing

Genres: Dark Urban Fantasy/Horror/Suspense/Dystopian

SciTech Labs was handsomely commissioned by the United States Military to design a revolutionary serum that would create the ultimate soldier.  They would be stronger and more resilient, they would also be smarter and more alert. Last, but not least, they would be faster with  more endurance. Everything was looking hopeful until an experiment went horribly wrong. The scientists mutated their specimen’s DNA, turning into something monstrous. Now life as we know it will never be the same.

Those things are coming for us.  

The entire world is in danger and our governments forces can’t stop them. Humanity’s only hope lies with…

The Vampires.

Can their supernatural abilities help save the human race, or is it the end? Can the human race survive being caught in a bloody war between two vicious predators? 

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DS LogoI was born in the little, but big bustling city of Chicago, Illinois. I still live there today and I’m loving every second of it … Except for those harsh cold winters. I started writing short horror stories when I was eleven years old. It wasn’t until 2004 that I decided to take the plunge into the professional literary world when I wrote Desires Unleashed.

I love the supernatural world; I’ve always found it fascinating, especially vampires and shape-shifters. It was my love of the genre that motivated me to create the story I had always wanted to read. I published it, hoping there were other people out there who would be entertained by that same story. I love to entertain people, to offer them that fantasy world they can escape into filled with wonders and good times. I know I appreciate the escapism I’ve delved into when reading a good book.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

Some of the accolades I’ve won for my writing are: “New Voice of Today” by A Romance Review, “Rising Star” by Love Romance and “Author of the Month” by Warrior of Words. I’ve been nominated two years in a row in several categories, including “best vampire novel” and “best urban-fantasy” at Love Romance and More. My third novel; The Royal Flush did win honorable mention in 2006.

To find out even more about me, please click on the links below.

D.N.’s Website | D.N.’s Blog | D.N. on Facebook |  D.N. on Twitter | D.N. on Goodreads

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Grand Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card and a Good Intentions Keychain

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Blog Tour: Review & Author Guest Post for KAIN (Sex, Drugs and Cyberpunk #1)

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KAIN (Sex, Drugs and Cyberpunk Book One) by Brie McGill

Publication Date: May 2013

Genre: Adult Romance, Dystopian, Cyberpunk

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Cover (16)Beaten to a pulp, drugged into a daze, and brainwashed into oblivion, human experiment Lukian Valentin gambles his life to evade another eviscerating afternoon with his trigger-happy superiors. Fifty stories of a maximum-security building and hundreds of trained special operatives can’t hold a candle to his will to escape. Beyond the laser bars of his holding cell, Lukian must surmount the even greater challenges of repairing the fragments of his broken mind, forgiving himself for his unwilling involvement with the Empire, and learning what it means to live on his own.

The sassy and commanding Naoko Nai wonders just what to do with the soft-spoken, socially awkward, and totally ripped guy she was assigned to train for employment. She knows nothing else about him, other than the fact he was granted asylum, is great with a knife, and his little white apron gives her distinctly unprofessional thoughts.

When the Empire comes to collect, Naoko unwittingly provides the perfect bait to reel Lukian back to headquarters for a fresh series of brain implants and repair.

To save the woman he loves, Lukian must summon the deadly powers implanted in him by the Empire—powers he fears he can’t control, powers he struggled to forgive himself for using, powers that may drive Naoko away forever—because no ordinary man has struck a blow against the Empire and lived to tell the tale. To save Naoko, Lukian must emerge victorious from the battle against himself.

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Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway for ARV-3 (The After Light Saga #1)

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ARV-3 (The After Light Saga #1)  by Cameo Renae

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Publication Date: December 2013

Genres: YA, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Fiction

The beginning of the end. The Apocalypse.

A nuclear fallout wiped out every living thing on the planet, except for a few thousand of us who took shelter in underground bunkers across the globe. Now, after thirteen long years, we were finally able to return to the topside to begin to rebuild.

We thought we were alone. We were never more wrong.

Before the fallout, scientists had worked on creating an anti-radiation vaccine (ARV). The first two attempts failed, but despite the incomplete tests and results, the government approved and distributed the third serum to the masses in an effort to aid those who had no shelter.

It worked, keeping those who remained on the topside alive, but it also altered and mutated them. This new and infectious threat had completely outnumbered us. Now, we not only had to rebuild our planet. We would have to fight for it.

My name is Abigail Park. I’m seventeen, and this is my story.

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Cover Reveal for Pendomus

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Series: Pendomus Chronicles, #1 
Publication date: October 10th, 2013 
Genre: YA sci-fi/fantasy dystopian (with paranormal romance)

Pendomus by Carissa Andrews

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Humanity has colonized on a tidally locked planet known as Pendomus, a planet of extremes. Half eternal scorching desert and half perpetual arctic night. Surviving along the temperate band between the two, we’ve set up home in a complex known as the Helix. Within the Helix lies a highly sophisticated, highly technological society that seems to function solely on humans fulfilling their life’s purpose. That purpose is determined and nurtured through a person’s natural aptitudes, as read by their daily brain scans. Eating, sleeping, even procreation is handled by professionals. These basic concepts, no longer a part of society’s every day norm. 

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem longs to be more than part of the Helix machine. Her life inside is anything but fulfilling. She feels disconnected, and longs to be more than society dictates. Inside, no one socializes, no one interacts in a meaningful way. It’s never set right with Runa. She would love nothing more than to reach out to her family, but not even her own mother can show any semblance of love for her. Instead, Runa has found solace in the ancient woods nearby, despite being strictly forbidden. 

Seventeen-year-old Runa Cophem longs to be more than part of the Helix machine. Her life inside is anything but fulfilling. She feels disconnected, and longs to be more than society dictates. Inside, no one socializes, no one interacts in a meaningful way. It’s never set right with Runa. She would love nothing more than to reach out to her family, but not even her own mother can show any semblance of love for her. Instead, Runa has found solace in the ancient woods nearby, despite being strictly forbidden. 

Runa’s life takes an unforeseen turn when she’s brutally attacked, and left for dead in those woods near the Helix. Rescued by a stranger with blue hair, she’s immersed into a surprising way humanity has survived. Fueled by a yearning to belong, and an attraction she didn’t even know was possible, Runa wants desperately to make a new life. Yet, there’s much she doesn’t know about herself, about the planet and the forces controlling her from afar.

What she needs is some answers.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13492019-pendomus?ac=1

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Born and raised in central MN, Carissa Andrews has always loved books. She started her career at 15 in a bookstore, just to be able to afford her book fetish. By 19, she worked for a magazine publisher. At 22, she was working for printers to learn their trade. At 27, she went back to school for graphic design, and became an award winning designer. Little did she know all of her experiences would lead her to becoming a self-publishing power house.At 31, a magical world on a planet far away, invaded her mind.At 34, she’s learned what she needs to make her work successful.

Pendomus (Book 1 of the Pendomus Chronicles) will be released OCTOBER 10, 2013.

Author links

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Promo Blitz for Never Too Far

Title: Never Too Far
Author: Thomas Christopher
Genre: YA/SciFi/Dystopian
Publisher: Self/Kalmaha Press
Release Date: May 10 2012
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A harrowing story of love and survival. In a future of scarce resources, where the possession of gas and diesel is punishable by death, a teenage boy and a pregnant girl must save their impoverished family. They risk their lives on a terrifying journey to sell stolen fuel on the black market.

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Joe slung the rifle strap over his shoulder and pointed, but his older brother Frank didn’t say anything.“Don’t you see it?” Joe said. “Right there. Across the river.”Frank stepped back suddenly.“We need to get out of here,” he said. “Someone might still be there.” He looked across the river again. “What’s it doing out here?”“It looks abandoned,” Joe said.

“That doesn’t mean anything.”

“We got to check it out.”

Joe moved forward but Frank grabbed his arm.

“No we don’t,” Frank said. “Besides, you can’t go walking up to it like any old piece of junk. It isn’t something you leave lying around, either. They’re coming back for it, for sure.”

“All the more reason why we should go see it.”

“That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying we shouldn’t mess with it.”

“Well, I’m going,” Joe said.

At the river’s edge, Frank snatched the rifle from Joe.

“I’m leading the way,” Frank said.

Joe was about to grab the rifle back when Frank jammed the last shell into the open breech. He used his maimed hand, the one missing three fingers, and locked the bolt in place. Joe figured there was no sense in arguing now. It would only make Frank more upset.

After they waded across the shallow river, they crouched low and crept up the rocky embankment to the old road. Frank raised his head to take a look, and then Joe poked his head up too.

“I don’t think this is a good idea,” Frank said. “It’s definitely an Arbyter.”

Joe couldn’t take his eyes off it. He had never seen a real Arbyter before. What he knew about them came from Frank when he was in the city of Chikowa over a year ago. He said he saw Arbyters patrolling the streets all the time. The way Frank described them made Joe think of a beast on wheels, one with two dark windows in front like menacing eyes and a big machine gun on top like a horn.

“I’ll go,” Joe said.

“No, you won’t,” Frank said. “I’m going. Stay behind me.”

For a moment Frank seemed afraid to go near the vehicle, which was flipped on its side. He stood with his legs spread and the rifle pointed at it as if he thought it might spring to life at any second. He shuffled forward. His wet shoes scraped on the dirt road. When he got close enough to touch the armored underbelly, he stopped. He nudged his foot against the scratched and dented metal. Then he stepped back, ready to fire, ready for it to finally awaken and show its true self. When it didn’t move, he took his maimed hand off the rifle and motioned toward Joe.

“Come on,” he whispered. “Stay behind me.”

Joe shot to his feet and hurried to Frank who was rounding one of the Arbyter’s huge front tires. Joe couldn’t resist brushing his fingers along the tire’s thick tread or touching the fang-like spokes in the grill on his way past. But the very second he turned the corner and saw the top of the Arbyter, he pulled up short. It was much stockier than what he imagined. It looked like the head of a giant iron bull. The dark eyes staring out from the squat cab were cracked and pitted from bullet fire, and the machine gun’s long thick barrel was wedged tight in the ground.

Frank hung the rifle over his shoulder, climbed on the machine gun, and heaved himself up on the Arbyter’s side. Once he got to his feet, he jabbed the rifle tip through an open window, or perhaps it was an open door. Joe didn’t know because he couldn’t see that high.

“Come up and look inside,” Frank said. “I’ll keep an eye out.”

Joe didn’t hesitate. He scampered onto the machine gun and crawled up near Frank’s feet. Painted on the Arbyter’s door was the symbol of the Guardian Party, the ruling government in Chikowa. The symbol was a seven-pointed red star with a white ring in the middle and a red circle inside like a bull’s eye.

“See if there’re any dead soldiers in there,” Frank said.

Joe got on his stomach and ducked his head inside the open window. He braced himself for a gory sight, but he didn’t see any of the dead soldiers Frank was afraid of. Instead, he saw some kind of reddish-black substance splashed all around. He reckoned it was probably blood. He looked over the instrument panel, gazed at the cracks in the tinted windshield, and then craned his neck to look behind the seats. Nothing was there as far as he could tell.

On his way out he gripped the steering wheel and even jiggled it once before he abruptly let go.

After he sat up, he said, “No bodies, but there’s blood.”

“They must’ve evacuated already.”

“What do you think happened? Do you think it was attacked?”

“If it was, we wouldn’t be standing here.” Frank looked around like he was expecting someone to be there. “Let’s get down.”

Frank shouldered the rifle and shimmied down onto the machine gun. Joe was about to follow him when he thought of something.

“Hey,” he said. “I bet it still has fuel.”

He scooted to the back end of the Arbyter to look for the fuel plate. As soon as he found it, he pried it open, unscrewed the cap, and stuck his nose into the open cylinder. He took a big whiff. The smell of the fumes made his eyes water. It still had fuel. He couldn’t believe it. He stared at Frank standing on the ground below.

“Get down from there,” Frank said.

“How much do you think it’s worth?”

“How should I know? I don’t even know how much is in there.”

Joe was going to find out. He looked into the woods and spotted a big fallen limb. He leapt off the Arbyter, forgetting how high up he was, and stumbled hard to his knees. But the drop barely fazed him. He ran to the fallen limb, planted his foot on its barrel, and snapped off a long thin branch.

“What are you doing?” Frank said. “Are you crazy?”

Back at the Arbyter, Joe clambered up to the fuel tank. He dipped the stick into the opening and fed it down the pipe as far as it would go. The smell rushed up into his nose again. He pulled the stick out to find it half-soaked with diesel.

“There’s like half a tank.”

“Let me see that,” Frank said.

Joe handed the stick down to Frank.

“You know how much this is worth?” Frank said.

“I already asked you that.”

“It was at ten thousand shekels when I was in Chikowa.”

“So you were lying.”

“So what? That might not even be right.”

“You think that’s close, though?”

“It’s got to be. This is like gold.”

“Why don’t we sell it, then?”

“Don’t be nuts. We get caught with this, we’ll be executed. It’s illegal to have. You know that. Forget about it.” Frank threw the stick into the woods. “Put that cap back on and get down from there.”

“I’m serious,” Joe said.

“Get it out of your head because it’s not happening.

“I could do it.”

“What did I just say? No way.”

“But you went.”

“And look what happened to me.” He shoved his maimed hand up at Joe. “You aren’t going. I’m not going. Nobody’s going. Got it?”

Once they crossed the river, they walked through the wooded bluffs and down into the valley where Joe’s family farm stood. Even though it didn’t look much different from any other farm Joe had seen, he knew it was a ramshackle wreck. The stark buildings were aged and weathered. The splitting wood was streaked gray and black. Off to the side of the barn was a rickety fence that held the little livestock they had left—a wooly goat, two spotted hogs, some chickens, and the horses, Lester and Sam. Beyond that was a field of limp corn and a garden of scraggly vegetables. The house leaned to one side as if it was constantly trying to hang on against a fierce wind. Broken windows were covered in plastic or scraps of wood. It was a wonder anyone lived there.

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About the Author

Thomas Christopher grew up in Iowa and attended the University of Northern Iowa.
After living in Seattle and Montana, he went to Western Michigan University, where he received his MFA.
His short stories have appeared in The Louisville Review, The MacGuffin, Redivider, as well as other places. He was awarded an Irving S. Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant and was a finalist for the Matthew Clark Prize in Fiction.
He lives in Wisconsin with his wife Jessica and their son Holton.
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