Posts Tagged With: science-fiction

Limited time release: Wilding

Wilding

I have just released my current edit of Wilding for a very limited time on Kindle for the Amazon Storyteller Writing Competition 2017! Yes, I plan to continue to seek a Literary Agent for this work, and I will remove it as soon as the contest is decided.

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Dellcine cannot submit and become an obedient human. She lives in torment, consumed with bitterness toward her alien masters. The trans-dimensional beings called the ShaZha claim to rule Earth in order to rehabilitate humanity, but she can’t sympathize with their cause.

Her rebellion provides no relief until one day she hears the rumors of a human who knows of the world outside the Prodigy community. This discovery spurs Dellcine to form a daring escape plan. Can she liberate herself from her stifling existence, and will the world outside give her everything she hoped for?

If you loved The Disenchanted Pet and wanted to know more about the ShaZha universe, you’ll love Wilding. Be sure to purchase before the contest period ends!

If you haven’t read The Disenchanted Pet, I’ve made it FREE all this weekend!

Download The Disenchanted Pet FREE 4/21-4/24

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New release! Colt 45 by Chris Redfern

I had the honor of beta reading this new release almost a year ago! Check it out on Amazon!

Learn about my beta reading services in my Author Services page.

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Seal Of Excellence Awarded to Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani

The Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani

Awesome Indies Seal of Excellence for Outstanding Independent Literature awarded to Kate Policani for her novel, The Disenchanted Pet.

Seal Of Excellence Awarded to Disenchanted Pet by Kate Policani.

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Science or Science Fiction?

When new technology looks like it came right out of Science Fiction, does the science influence the fiction or does the fiction influence the science? The answer is … yes! Both are true, according to an article in The Guardian, The real science of science fiction. Authors get ideas from science and dream ahead to what it will become. Scientists read Science Fiction and become inspired with new ideas. Often, the two groups merge and scientists write Science Fiction.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/jan/21/real-science-science-fiction-sf-scholar

Whether you write the stories or create the reality, you’re both important to innovation and progress! Go you!

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Fantastic tattoos from the web

I don’t have any tattoos. There are several factors why I never went down that road. But they still fascinate me and I think they look fabulous on the people who love them enough to commit to them so totally. The tattoos below exemplify the term “fantastic” both in their amazing artistry and how much they capture the imagination. Not only are they works of art that transform the wearer, but they have become part of them for life.

I found this surreal leg tattoo on Francis Comugnai’s blog

Dump a day blog featured this cybernetic gem.

This skin art featured on The Chive transforms not just the owner of the tattoo, but also the viewer.

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The Disenchanted Pet refreshed

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I’ve done a deep edit on The Disenchanted Pet and another pass with Kathleen, my editor. If you’ve purchased the Kindle file, it should automatically upload the new version. If you purchased the paperback, you now have a limited edition!

The print book gets an upgrade next!

The last time I checked, Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA still has some copies of the old book with the old (award-winningly ugly) cover. If you like limited editions, this is your chance to get one.

If you don’t have it, you’re missing one of my most popular books.

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New Review: The Wrong Stuff

The Wrong Stuff

K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 2

By M.T. McGuire

Genre: Humor, Science Fiction, Adventure

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/the-wrong-stuff-by-m-t-mcguire/

Synopsis:

Knight in less than shining armour seeks polish.

The Pan of Hamgee has escaped from police custody in K’Barth, switched realities and saved the woman of his dreams from Lord Vernon, but now they are both on the run.

To save her life, The Pan must introduce Ruth, the woman of his dreams, to the person prophesied to be the man of hers. And he knows he must do it fast – before Lord Vernon finds her. But, the gentleman in question is in hiding and no-one knows where. Only The Pan can find him, if he can bring himself to unite them.

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About the author:

Hello there, I’m M T McGuire. I grew up half way up a down but now I live in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk with my family and a huge, hairy cat called Chewbacca.

I write humorous fantasy fiction. If I came to stay at your house, I’d be the one who checks the wardrobe in your spare room for a gateway to Narnia. That’s probably all you need to know about me really.

If you’ve read my writing, thank you, I hope you enjoyed it.

If you like my stuff you can keep up to date at http://www.mtmcguire.co.uk and I’m MTMcGuireauthor on twitter.

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New Review: Doom & Gloom and Kindle Countdown Deal

Doom & Gloom

by Monica Shaughnessy

Genre: Children, Science Fiction, Action

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/20/doom-gloom-by-monica-shaughnessy/

Synopsis:

Dane Winter has never, ever been afraid of the dark.

As the richest kid in Winterville, he lives in a mansion, owns tons of gadgets, and gets $1,200 a week in allowance. In fact, he has everything a twelve-year-old could want, except his freedom. Born with a rare sun allergy, Dane is forced to spend his days in the gloom of Winter Mansion, hiding from deadly UV rays. But everything changes the day his parents give him a solar protection suit.

Using this spectacular new gift, Dane explores the town his ancestors built and finds all is not well with Winterville. The evil Mad Dogs are on the move, and they’re planning their biggest caper yet. Intent on stopping them, Dane dons his suit, teams up with his klutzy gal pal, Jinx Bellamy, and resurrects their childhood superhero team of Doom & Gloom. Though he soon finds saving the day is a whole lot harder than it looks in comic books. Full of sci-fi fun and dazzling swordplay, Doom & Gloom delivers for action/adventure lovers, ages 9+.
Doom & Gloom is now on a Kindle Countdown Deal for $0.99 this weekend until Dec. 26! Grab it while the deal is on!
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New Review: Waning Moon

Waning Moon

by PJ Sharon

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/waning-moon-by-pj-sharon/

Synopsis

In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a polar shift threatens the survivors of a widespread pandemic with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Carmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the protection of her quiet town and journey to the trading city of Albany, all while avoiding the Industry, an agency that would like nothing better than to study and exploit her abilities.

Seventeen-year-old Will Callahan has been searching for his father since severe storms blasted through the Midwest, killing his mother and sister. When he learns that his father may be in the city, he catches a ride with Lily, a girl who has come to his rescue more than once. As the two embark on a dangerous journey, the tension between them grows. But the secrets Will’s keeping could put Lily in far more danger than traveling to the city with him, and if he was any kind of man, he would have told her to run the minute she found him.

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About the Author

PJ Sharon is the award winning author of several independently published, contemporary young adult novels, including Molly finalist, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, FAB Five finalist, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, winner of the 2013 HOLT Medallion Award for literary fiction, and the 2012 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards.

PJ is excitedly working on The Chronicles of Lily Carmichael, a YA Dystopian trilogy. WANING MOON, Book One, took the runner-up spot in the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Awards for the YA Category and is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award for Excellence. WESTERN DESERT, Book Two in the trilogy is now available!

Writing romantic fiction since 2006 and following her destiny to write stories that give teen readers and beyond a hopefully ever after end,  PJ is a member of  RWA, CTRWA, and YARWA. She is mother to two grown sons and lives with her husband in the Berkshire Hills of Western MA.

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The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook!

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You can buy The Disenchanted Pet on audiobook! Patricia Santomasso has done a beautiful job narrating my book. I loved hearing it and you can love hearing it too!

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FREE! The Disenchanted Pet is FREE on Kindle today!

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The Disenchanted Pet is FREE on Kindle today, tomorrow and Friday! Happy Independence Day!

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Discovery 3: The Disenchanted Pet

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The Disenchanted Pet

By Kate Policani

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian

Short synopsis: Far into the future, the Earth is ruled by the ShaZha, a hyper-intelligent race of alien beings who are plagued by the violence and volatility of the human race. Supposedly intending to repair the broken societies and polluted planet, they have found the Human problem to be much more complex than they ever imagined. Zarah is a Prodigy, an obedient human, with a caring ShaZha master. Zarah wants to prove all her master’s hopes that humans can be civilized and responsible. When she is lost by her master and exposed to the other side of humanity, she must confront the possibility she might be not a valued citizen, but a pet.

I am currently writing my next book called The Stray, a second book set in the ShaZha Earth. It isn’t a sequel, but the story connects with The Disenchanted Pet

Buy The Disenchanted Pet on Amazon (Kindle and Paperback)

To buy the paperback, click here: https://www.createspace.com/3657962

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For great reviews:

http://tahlianewland.com/2011/12/23/review-the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/ http://mainemuse.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/ http://nadiariell.com/2012/01/18/a-book-review-for-the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/ http://www.speculativefaith.com/authors/kate-policani/

Long Synopsis: The Disenchanted Pet is ashort Science Fiction novel that takes place in the popular “post-apocalyptic Earth” setting,  exploreing the unique problems with the Human Race and how to “fix” it. Zarah is a young, optimistic girl, entering into the exciting world of adulthood with an idealistic perspective. But Zarah lives in the a future where Humanity is ruled by an alien race occupying Earth in order to rehabilitate and repair the planet and its people. Reality intrudes on Zarah’s unspoiled outlook when she is attacked and separated from her SaSa, an alien guardian who is like a parent to her. Trapped within the Feral Facility, pregnant and separated from her home and new husband, she learns all the mistakes about the reality she believed in. She sees that the “Ferals”, who who aren’t serviceable within  the ShaZha’s plans, are not necessarily the monsters her Prodigy society has portrayed them to be. Suffering through the harsh truth about her world and the errors in her ideals, she must face a future without the assurances upon which she always relied. The Disenchanted Pet appeals to Science Fiction lovers as well as readers who have never explored the genre before. It explores the disillusionment of growing up and the harsh realities of adulthood, but with aliens.

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New Review: Silent Symmetry by J.B. Dutton

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Silent Symmetry

by J.B. Dutton

Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance

Read my review here: http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/silent-symmetry-by-j-b-dutton/

Silent Symmetry is my first pick for my Summer Shake-up, the title that interested me most in my List of Upcoming Reviews.

Synopsis:
The Embodied glide through the busy streets of New York, uttering barely a sound.

Their eerie beauty comes from their perfect symmetry. Male, female, old, young… their faces are always absolutely symmetrical. Are they flawless humans, the epitome of evolution? Are they a genetically modified super-race? Are they extra-terrestrials? Once prep school student Kari Marriner becomes aware of their existence, she is driven to find the answer and finds herself ensnared in a web that reaches further than she could possibly have imagined.

Kari’s earliest memory is her father’s death in a car crash back in small-town Wisconsin. Now, 12 years later, her mother has been hired by a pseudo-religious organization in Manhattan called the Temple of Truth (a.k.a. the ToT). At Chelsea Prep, Kari develops a crush on classmate Cruz. But when she realizes that Noon, another attractive guy at school, is involved with the ToT, her curiosity gets the better of her.

Kari stumbles upon a secret tunnel leading from her apartment to another in the building, where an ancient book holds images she can scarcely believe, and a cavernous room contains… something inexplicable. As Kari pieces together the incredible evidence, she discovers that the ToT is run by other-worldly beings called The Embodied who influence human behavior and have established a global long-term human breeding program. But why? And what is her role in all this?

Just as she starts wondering whether the love she feels for Cruz is genuine or if her emotions are being controlled by The Embodied, her mother is kidnapped and Kari has to figure out who is human, who is Embodied, and who she can count on to help rescue her mother.

Silent Symmetry is the exciting first novel in JB Dutton’s EMBODIED trilogy. The second installment, Starley’s Rust, will be published in late 2013.

J.B.’s Blog:
JohnBDutton.wordpress.com

Silent Symmetry is available as an ebook here:
bit.ly/SilentSymmetry (Amazon.com)
bit.ly/SilentSymmetryUK (Amazon.co.uk)

Available in paperback here:
bit.ly/SilentSymmetryPB (Amazon.com)
bit.ly/SilentSymmetryPBUK (Amazon.co.uk)

J.B.’s Goodreads author page is:
www.goodreads.com/author/show/6949191.J_B__Dutton

J.B.’s Facebook page is:
www.facebook.com/JohnBDuttonAuthor

J.B. is on Twitter here: @JohnBDutton

And on Tumblr at: http://JohnBDutton.tumblr.com

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Discover Authors: Compulsively Writing More Fiction 2012

Please visit the Discover Authors site for more great books! My book:

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Compulsively Writing More Fiction 2012

My experiences after the first book

by Kate Policani

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-publishing

This is a FREE ebook!

Kate Policani has compiled and reorganized the useful blog posts she wrote in 2012. Kate writes her blog to promote her Self-published books and to journal her path through Self-publishing. Her experiences can help you to achieve your dream of publishing your book, whether you choose to self-publish, publish traditionally, or just write for your own enjoyment. Kate Policani is a homemaker and compulsive writer from Seattle who writes Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the Seattle Writing Examiner column.

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Author Blog-in: Scarlet Bastards by Sean MacUisdin

 

“Breathe deeply, jawan, it shall be your last.”

So was the memorable opening dialogue of The Scarlet Bastards, the memoirs of a young man named Alexander ”Sikunder” Armstrong. A seventeen year old  runaway from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, “Sikunder”  fled the tedium of a well planned life to the frigid dystopian wastes of the Serberor Campus on the distant colony of Samsāra some 20 light years from Earth. Here, as a jawan in the United Nations Off-World Legion, “Sikunder” experiences the dumping ground of the refugee camps of the United Nations; where tribes and warlords rule with an  iron fist and life is cheap and easily lost.

Come join “Sikunder” as he fights pirates on the decks of a paddlewheeler, teaches the finer points of the j-stroke to his decuria leader, MacShaka the Tartan Zulu, and encounters members of the villainous Chinese gang, The Black Hand, after a bottle of bad pinot noir and a plate of the foulest fish in the Seleucus Lacus!

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