#BlogTour “False Flag (Battle Ground Series #2)” by Rachel Churcher

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Ketty Smith is an instructor with the Recruit Training Service, turning sixteen-year-old conscripts into government fighters. She’s determined to win the job of lead instructor at Camp Bishop, but the arrival of Bex and her friends brings challenges she’s not ready to handle. Running from her own traumatic past, Ketty faces a choice: to make a stand, and expose a government conspiracy, or keep herself safe, and hope she’s working for the winning side.

The Battle Ground series is set in a dystopian near-future UK, after Brexit and Scottish independence.

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Rachel ChurcherAuthor Bio

Rachel Churcher was born between the last manned moon landing, and the first orbital Space Shuttle mission. She remembers watching the launch of STS-1, and falling in love with space flight, at the age of five. She fell in love with science fiction shortly after that, and in her teens, she discovered dystopian fiction. In an effort to find out what she wanted to do with her life, she collected degrees and other qualifications in Geography, Science Fiction Studies, Architectural Technology, Childminding, and Writing for Radio.

She has worked as an editor on national and in-house magazines; as an IT trainer; and as a freelance writer and artist. She has renovated several properties and has plenty of horror stories to tell about dangerous electrics and nightmare plumbers. She enjoys reading, travelling, stargazing, and eating good food with good friends – but nothing makes her as happy as writing fiction.

Her first published short story appeared in an anthology in 2014, and the Battle Ground series is her first long-form work. Rachel lives in East Anglia, in a house with a large library and a conservatory full of house plants. She would love to live on Mars, but only if she’s allowed to bring her books.

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“Forbidden Planet (Worlds Apart Book 1)” by Rinelle Grey

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Forbidden Planet (Worlds Apart Book 1)

by Rinelle Grey

Genre: Science Fiction/Romance/Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

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He needs a miracle.

When Captain Tyris Bekkert crash lands on a planet that’s been deleted from the star charts, he’s sure he’s doomed. What he doesn’t expect is to find a village. The residents seem strangely reluctant to help him escape. All except Marlee.

She needs a partner.

For Marlee, trapped on a dying planet, Tyris’s spaceship is a lifeline–an opportunity to change her future. She agrees to help him repair the ship, if he’ll pretend to be her partner to appease the village council, who are obsessed with securing the next generation.

As winter closes in and they’re cut off from their only means of escape, their pretense is tested to the limits, likewise Marlee’s own resolve. The handsome space captain is everything she’s always wanted.

But what’s the point of letting yourself fall in love when you know it can’t last?

Forbidden Planet is the first book in the Worlds Apart series. This series is currently complete. Each book can stand alone.

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“The Bees: A Novel” by Laline Paull

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The Bees: A Novel

Genre: Mystery/Suspense
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The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut set in an ancient culture where only the queen may breed and deformity means death.

Flora 717 is a sanitation worker, a member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive where work and sacrifice are the highest virtues and worship of the beloved Queen the only religion. But Flora is not like other bees. With circumstances threatening the hive’s survival, her curiosity is regarded as a dangerous flaw but her courage and strength are an asset. She is allowed to feed the newborns in the royal nursery and then to become a forager, flying alone and free to collect pollen. She also finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers mysteries about the hive that are both profound and ominous.

But when Flora breaks the most sacred law of all—daring to challenge the Queen’s fertility—enemies abound, from the fearsome fertility police who enforce the strict social hierarchy to the high priestesses jealously wedded to power. Her deepest instincts to serve and sacrifice are now overshadowed by an even deeper desire, a fierce maternal love that will bring her into conflict with her conscience, her heart, her society—and lead her to unthinkable deeds.

Thrilling, suspenseful and spectacularly imaginative, The Bees gives us a dazzling young heroine and will change forever the way you look at the world outside your window.

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“E” by Kate Wrath

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by Kate Wrath

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

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BOOK ONE IN THE E SERIES

Life is harsh. It makes no exceptions. Not even for the innocent.

Outpost Three: a huddle of crumbling buildings choked by a concrete wall. Cracked pavement, rusted metal, splintering boards. Huge robotic Sentries police the streets, but the Ten Laws are broken every time one turns its back.

Eden is determined, smart, and a born survivor. Stripped of her memories and dumped on the streets of the Outpost, slavers and starvation are only the beginning of her problems. A devastating conflict is coming that threatens to consume her world and tear her newfound family apart.

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“Werewolf Academy Book 1: Strays” by Cheree Alsop

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Werewolf Academy Book 1: Strays

by Cheree Alsop

Genre: Science Fiction & Dystopian/YA/Romance/Mystery & Suspense

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The Few Werewolves That Survived The Genocide Seek Refuge

Werewolves are struggling to survive and there are fewer safe havens every day. Desperate for some kind of refuge, Jaze and those who remain of his pack build an Academy to protect the children who endured the genocide.

˃˃˃ After Losing Everything They Must Find A Way To Survive In The New World

Alex and Cassie arrive as orphans after losing everyone they love. The twins find themselves in a new world where they have to survive the politics and dangers of being a werewolf in a world that wants them destroyed. But outside forces have found them.

˃˃˃ Can Alex protect his sister? Can they survive the attacks of a man who wants them dead and will stop at nothing to see it happen?

˃˃˃ Strays is the gripping first installment in the Wolf Academy series.

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#BlogTour “Still Life (Still Life Series Book 1)” by Isobel Hart

Title: Still Life
Author: Isobel Hart
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Dystopian

Release Date: May 28, 2018
Cover Designer: Patrick Knowles
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

A woman must discover the meaning behind a new virus affecting men before there are too many infected for them to be stopped.

When Samantha Davis and her boyfriend are involved in an accident, on the same day a new virus is identified, his recovery appears to be a miracle. Until he turns on her.
Determined to understand the changes in him, Sam joins with others to uncover more about the virus. But the knowledge they gather poses a threat. The infected men want to stop them. And soon.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, Sam prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself caught between two worlds; still caring for the man she once loved, as her affections grow for another, while fearing for her life and the lives of all women. As the net closes in on her, she must decide whose life is more important.

 

For twenty minutes, Brenda and I could do nothing but stare at one another in horror. Then the commotion stopped, its absence even more terrifying: “Time of death, two twenty-seven.”

Brenda clasped a hand to her mouth and moaned.

I couldn’t speak, couldn’t think. Instead, I pushed myself into the doorway in time to see a nurse reach towards the heart monitor. Renewed sounds of bleeps halted her hand in mid-air. Heads swivelled round. No one moved, as if waiting for the monitor to stop a second time. When it didn’t, pandemonium broke out again.

Twenty minutes later, Dr Harvey stumbled into the hallway, his ashen face covered in a sheen of sweat. “He’s stable again . . . for now.”

 

 

 

Born in London, Isobel Hart’s childhood was spent in the Middle East before being sent to boarding school. Suffice to say, she read a lot of books. Now based in the UK, she writes about what she knows – real English women, with flaws.
A romantic at heart, happily married for twenty years, her novels focus on relationships – good and bad – and the women at the heart of them. She is ever hopeful others will find their happy-ever-afters or Happy-For-Nows too.
To date Isobel has published four contemporary romance novels
What Goes Around Comes Around – Part 1 of Lily’s Story
Full Circle – Part 2 of Lily’s Story
Compromise Agreement
Cold Comfort – Part 1 of Cold Comfort
Still Life is Isobel’s first foray into sci-fi / dystopian – but still with a hefty helping of romance.

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“Life First (Dystopian Series Book 1)” by RJ Crayton

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Life First (Dystopian Series Book 1)

by RJ Crayton

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Thriller & Suspense/Medical/Dystopian

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Kelsey has only one choice now: escape!

Kelsey Reed just wants the happy, care-free life promised by the seeming utopia of the Life First society. Only, that life comes at a cost, one she’s not willing to give: her kidney.
The dystopian future Kelsey lives in was forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out 80 percent of the world’s population.
Here, life is valued above all else. The mentally ill are sterilized, abortions are illegal and those who refuse to donate an organ when told are sentenced to death.
Unwilling to give up her kidney, and determined not to die, Kelsey enlists the help of her true love Luke and a dodgy doctor to escape.
The trio must disable the electronic tracking chip in Kelsey’s arm for her to flee undetected. If they fail, Kelsey could be stripped of Luke, her kidney and everything else she holds dear.

 

If the world of the Handmaiden’s Tale chilled you, step into the world of Life First. This page-turner is the first of  a three-part series that includes Second Life and Third Life: Taken.
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#99cent #PreOrderBlitz “Still Life” by Isobel Hart

Title: Still Life
Author: Isobel Hart
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Dystopian

Release Date: May 28, 2018
Cover Designer: Patrick Knowles
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

A woman must discover the meaning behind a new virus affecting men before there are too many infected for them to be stopped.

When Samantha Davis and her boyfriend are involved in an accident, on the same day a new virus is identified, his recovery appears to be a miracle. Until he turns on her.
Determined to understand the changes in him, Sam joins with others to uncover more about the virus. But the knowledge they gather poses a threat. The infected men want to stop them. And soon.
Resolving to meet the threat head-on, Sam prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself caught between two worlds; still caring for the man she once loved, as her affections grow for another, while fearing for her life and the lives of all women. As the net closes in on her, she must decide whose life is more important.

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“Who the fuck are you? And what have you done with Edward?” Harry said. “Seriously, man, what’s the matter with you?” It was funny to hear someone say exactly what I’d been thinking, along with everyone else around the table. The rest of us were just too polite to say anything out loud.

“You’re not funny, Harry,” Edward said, an edge to his voice.

“Neither are you, man. I mean, I know you nearly died, but shit . . . really? Oh, Serena asked after you the other day. I passed on your number.” He necked what was left of his pint and stood to leave.

My cheeks heated with embarrassment as all eyes swivelled away from Harry towards me, a uniform look of horror on their faces. Only Edward appeared confused. “She’s the girl you shagged at Julian and Victoria’s wedding,” I supplied, before finishing my own drink, then standing and pulling on my jacket.

Born in London, Isobel Hart’s childhood was spent in the Middle East before being sent to boarding school. Suffice to say, she read a lot of books. Now based in the UK, she writes about what she knows – real English women, with flaws.
A romantic at heart, happily married for twenty years, her novels focus on relationships – good and bad – and the women at the heart of them. She is ever hopeful others will find their happy-ever-afters or Happy-For-Nows too.
To date Isobel has published four contemporary romance novels
What Goes Around Comes Around – Part 1 of Lily’s Story
Full Circle – Part 2 of Lily’s Story
Compromise Agreement
Cold Comfort – Part 1 of Cold Comfort
Still Life is Isobel’s first foray into sci-fi / dystopian – but still with a hefty helping of romance.

“The Bionics (The Bionics Novels Book 1)” by Alicia Michaels

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The Bionics (The Bionics Novels Book 1)

by Alicia Michaels

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Genetic Engineering/Dystopian

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A heart-pumping futuristic thrill-ride set in a frightening dystopian society. 2016 Once Upon A Book Award Winner.

It is the year 4006, and nuclear war has come to the United States. With tens of thousands killed and countless more injured or terminally ill from the blasts, there is no more “normal”…life will never be the same. For her part, Blythe Sol is reeling from the loss of her arm and an eye in one of the blasts – her dreams of following in her father’s footsteps and joining the military completely shattered. When she hears about the Restoration Project – a bionic government program that offers the sick and injured a second chance – she immediately enrolls.

Made whole again, Blythe is filled with hope and a renewed sense of purpose. But when it becomes apparent that those outfitted with the robotic parts now possess super-human abilities, fear spreads across the nation. The Bionics are forced to go into hiding, outcast from all society. In desperation, they band together to form an underground rebellion, and Blythe finds herself caught in a confusing tug-of-war between two of her fellow soldiers—Gage Bronson, the mysterious new addition to the Resistance, and Dax Janner, her best friend. But with war on the horizon and a death sentence hanging over her, Blythe hardly has time to worry about her feelings…

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Army of Authors Blog Tour | Eliade Moldovan

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Where is humankind heading?

 

First question: Did human consciousness change along centuries and millennia?

Disrespect for our environment, religious intolerance, greed, selfishness… I did my reading, history and religious texts and books.

My conclusion? Not much. Add to all this the unstoppable population growth, the overpopulation and the insane resource consumption.

Second question: Did our life standards improve along centuries?

My take? A lot. For some of us. I would dare say that the average individual in western world lives better than kings few hundred years back. I remember a chronicle about the life during king Louis XIV, the Sun King; the cold and ugly smelling palaces (no toilets), sticks to scratch under the wigs for head lice, health problems…

So, we do better today. All this done because of human technology advances: internet, cars, airplanes, medical assistance, you name it…

So, what is wrong?

Technologies advanced much faster that human consciousness; and technology out of control generates disasters.

Discoveries and innovation based on research in chemistry, biology, quantum physics, information technology, transportation… make our life better, but could be used for destruction in the worse imaginable ways.

Third question: Can our society fix itself, and avoid self-destruction?

Answer: NO.

Why? There are mathematical theories that a system cannot fix itself from inside. The mechanisms to fix the system will alter it, and so, it is different than when the project started, it is catch 22 situation.

Forth question: What can be done?

If humankind deserved being saved, it will happen, help from above. Aliens? or gods?

But does indeed human society deserve saving?

My book The World Ends Tomorrow describes such a scenario.

Fracony, a supercivilization that visited Earth periodically, built models forecasting that an apocalypse generated by humans themselves is inevitable.

They discovered a baby girl, Clara, with very special qualities, a research accident from a lab that tried to match man and women for best offspring. Clara was raised and trained all her life to take over the world leadership and prevent or diminish the consequences of an apocalypse.

And the disater came as a biological apocalypse from a virus escaping from a research lab.

Clara can communicate with Fracony, but her training could not foresee everything, and Fracony might have their plans about what really means saving humanity, or the price to pay.

What is good and bad have different definitions in normal times versus crisis situations, and when human race was at stake that line between right or wrong was blurry and shifting until became non-existent.  Principles transformed into self preservation, fear in divine punishment transformed into anger. Who could rule such a world?

The action is four hundred years into the future, and only two countries sharing the planet, Gaia and Esperanto. Clara was ruling Esperanto as its Secretary. She had to navigate among centrifuge interests and ideas and take bold and heartbreaking decisions. Will she succeed or collapse before reaching the end of the tunnel?

The World Ends Tomorrow

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