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review 2018-10-29 11:00
Release Day Review & Spotlight! Worlds Collide (Warriors of Risnar #3) Tracy St. John!

 

 

Engineer Velia Farrah always wanted to see an alien up close. Now that she’s assigned to study the top secret portal linking Earth to other worlds, she’ll get her chance. But when a fierce, gold-skinned alien from Risnar leaps from the portal and whisks her back to his home planet, “up close” takes on a whole new meaning.

 

Believing Earthlings had killed his fellow warriors, Jape Bolep is determined to destroy Earth’s access to Risnar once and for all. Grabbing a curvy handful of a human wasn’t part of the plan, but he has no intention of letting her distract him from his need for vengeance—no matter how much he aches to make her his.

 

Both are ready to do battle over right and wrong and good and evil, and their combustible relationship burns hotter than the sun’s surface. But distrust and treachery from all sides leave Velia and Jape in a fight against their own people to keep each other alive—and to ultimately save both Earth and Risnar from total destruction.

 

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

 


This book is approximately 90,000 words

 

Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Alissa Davis

 

 

The aliens of Risnar are one sexy and fascinating aliens and readers can’t help but become caught up in this cosmically thrilling romance involving Velia and Jape. These two strong, charismatic characters take readers’ breath away as they struggle to survive and navigate their sizzling chemistry and irresistible attraction. The romance has one major obstacle Velia are quite literally from two different worlds and leaving one’s home in quite daunting but adds to the tension and emotional upheaval that goes along with all budding relationships and readers can’t help but get caught up in all the smoldering hot passion and their combustible relationship.

 

Thrilling suspense, adrenaline pumping excitement and surprising twists keeps readers hanging on to every word of this fast paced and smooth flowing plot. Distrust and treachery abound throughout the story ensuring that readers never become bored as Velia and Jape fight against their own people to keep each other alive. The author paints vivid imagery of her well developed world of fascinating, sexy aliens which makes it easy for reader to get maximum enjoyment of each and every scene as it comes to life. This story can be read as a standalone or out of sequence which is what I have done as I haven’t read any of the others yet, which will have to be remedied soon.

 

 

Author's Book Page - https://www.tracystjohn.com/warriors-of-risnar-worlds-collide

 

 

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Worlds Collide is the 3rd book in the Warriors of Risnar

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/223070-warriors-of-risnar

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FCNW9MT?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

Carina Press - https://www.carinapress.com/shop/miniseries/warriors-of-risnar.html

 


INCLUDES

 

1 Not of This World
2 Worlds Apart
3 Worlds Collide

 


AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

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Born in a small town on the coast of North Carolina to strict parents, Tracy St. John started out as a quiet, shy child. She was typical for her small town: studying hard for good grades, fishing with her dad on Saturdays and attending church on Sundays.

 

When adolescence kicked in, so did full-on rebellion. School, family and church fell by the wayside as Tracy partied too hard with the wrong people. Somehow surviving her wild-child phase, she pursued several careers before finally settling on video production and writing.

 

A string of failed relationships prompted her to give up on love…which of course meant fate immediately tossed Mr. Right her way. After only 4 months of dating, she eloped with the love of her life. They just celebrated 14 years of wedded bliss.

Prior to penning her first erotic novel ‘Alien Embrace’, Tracy wrote commercials, television and radio promos, and training films for various government entities.

 

Tracy St. John now lives in coastal Georgia with her husband and son. She still enjoys fishing, and you’ll often find her haunting train museums with her locomotive-loving son. Besides writing, she also works in video production both in front of and behind the camera. She’s usually cast as the gun-toting bad gal, getting handcuffed in the end. She has no complaints.


Website - https://www.tracystjohn.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authortracystjohn

 

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Y6hApVaRIODxOE-OGbkzQ

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/TracySaintJohn

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1484001.Tracy_St_John

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tracy-st-john

 

 

 

 

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text 2018-10-21 11:00
Blog Tour with Giveaway, Excerpts & Guest Post! The Shadow City (Hunters of Infinity #2) Ryan Wieser!

 

 

The Shadow City
Hunters of Infinity #2
by Ryan Wieser
Genre: Sci-Fi/Space Opera
Pub Date: 10/16/18

 


The Hunters of Infinity have guarded the Daharian galaxy for ages, but when betrayed, they can become a vicious enemy . . .

 

Jessop, the first woman to join the Hunters, has finally been reunited with those who mean the most to her. In her quest for vengeance, she has left many embittered and betrayed, chief among them Kohl O’Hanlon, the Hunter who once loved her.

 

Now, as the feared Falco Bane leads his forces into the Hunters’ territory, Kohl attempts to retaliate, flooding their infamous Shadow City with his own followers. Jessop must fight a war on two fronts, testing her commitment to the ones she loves and challenging her abilities as the most elite warrior among the Hunters. With the future of Daharia’s leadership at stake, Jessop is determined to protect those closest to her at all costs. But when allies turn into adversaries, the real threat comes from a place least expected . . .

 


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Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40938392-the-shadow-city

 

 

 


The Glass Blade
Hunters of Infinity #1

 


The Hunters of Infinity have been protecting the Daharian galaxy for years, but there has never been a female Hunter—until now.

 

In a seedy bar in the shadowy corners of Daharia, Jessop comes to the rescue of young Hunter Kohl O’Hanlon. Impressed by her remarkable sword-wielding skills, the Hunters invite her to their training facility, the Glass Blade, though not all are pleased with the intrusion. But they soon discover that Jessop learned to fight from the rogue leader of the Shadow City of Aranthol—and escaped. Now they want to use her intimate knowledge of their enemy to destroy him.

 

As Jessop grows closer to this elite brotherhood, their leader succumbs to a mysterious ailment, and Kohl learns that Jessop is hiding dark secrets, raising suspicions about the enigmatic woman who saved his life. Has the Hunters’ security been breached—or do they have a traitor in their ranks?

 

Allegiances will be questioned.
Loyalties will be betrayed.
Vengeance will be brutal.

 

 

"This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together a strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series." —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade

 


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Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35481827-the-glass-blade

 

 

 

Hunters of Infinity series

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads/series/210152-hunters-of-infinity

 

 

 


AVAILABLE in print or ebook –


The Shadow City –

 

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The Glass Blade –

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072MXQ1D6

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-glass-blade/id1252337537

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-glass-blade-rian-wieser/1126551386?ean=9781635730296

 

GPlay - https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ryan_Wieser_The_Glass_Blade?id=7Y8nDwAAQBAJ

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-glass-blade

 

 

 


THE GLASS BLADE EXCERPT!


The tavern was dark and quiet, barring the muted voices that filled the corners with whispers of quiet corruption and deceit. Hushed sounds traveled on thick smoke to the ceiling and her eyes trailed over the dimly lit corners and over the musty cloaked patrons. Dirty exchanges took place everywhere, too-young girls being offered coins and despair by corrupt travelers, whose lies traveled like fire across the alcohol on their lips. This wasn’t a typical bar, this dark, underground dwelling in the heart of Azgul where there were more shadows than light, more smoke than air. It was a seedy, unsafe locale where illegal exchanges could occur.

A place favored by those in the city’s most important positions, for in this underground dwelling they could act as they truly wished.

 

From where she sat, with her cloak draped low over her face, she could easily make out the group of Aren. They were more discreet than she had anticipated, but few could go unseen to her well-trained eyes. They were scattered about the bar, donning the civilian attire of common Azgul nomad passer-by. The Aren weren’t common travelers though; they were fatalistic believers who waited anxiously for a supposed impending end. A doom and darkness that would swallow the entire Daharian galaxy whole—their belief in some unimagined state of horror for the universe made her certain that not a man amongst them had ever laid eyes on Aranthol.

 

She scanned the room, counting twelve of the zealots. Without their robes they appeared as normal men, barring their brand, which could be seen on the base of several of their necks. The tender nape of the neck was where all in Azgul had their brands. She knew that their mark was not well-known though, not as well-known as they would have liked it to be. Thinking of the brandings nearly had Jessop reaching for her own neck, certain she could almost feel the hot iron against her still. The smell of burning, blistering flesh unnaturally recoiling from heated metal filled her nostrils. She shivered at the putrid memory and forced it back to the depths of her mind, where she kept all her locked-away thoughts and all her darkness.

 

Suddenly, the oddest sensation roused her, overcoming her senses. She could feel silk running across her skin, dragging her fine hairs on end, exciting her cells. The energy of the room had completely changed, thickening the air more than any smoke or liquor could do. She had only ever been around one other of her kind, and to feel the changing electromagnetic charge in the room without him present was as compelling to her as it was terrifying. The draw was a beast’s cry calling her in, feeding her need to find the one like her. It was a pull strong enough to grip her, strong enough to shoot adrenaline through her, to dilate her pupils and ready her muscles and tell her, without question, that Hunters were near.

 

She closed her eyes and narrowed in on their presence. She could smell the faintest scent of grease on one of them; it had an acidic air to it—like the oil slick found in the Western corner of the city. She could hear his voice though he did not speak. She could see the diminutive smudge of black slick over his boot though she did not open her eyes. Her senses—so refined—ensured she could see most of him without ever glancing his way.

 

And then she laid eyes on him.

 

 

 


THE SHADOW CITY EXCERPT!

CHAPTER 1

 

Azgul
Present Day


In her dream, Jessop wore a linen cloak, identical to one she had first donned in the Blade’s mystical pool. He wore dark funerary robes, and he moved quickly, disappearing around corners, catching her eyes in the shadows. She followed him through the maze, wondering where he went, what he thought. She quickened her step, trotting after him, chasing through the dark corridors. She spun around the wall’s end, and felt a sudden ache in her abdomen. His arm was around her instantly, holding her close to his body. She looked down, over the sheer linen, and saw between her breasts the hilt of his dagger, his gloved hand still tight around the weapon. Blood soaked the robe, slick and crimson, sticking to her form. She wasn’t angry with him; it hadn’t hurt that badly. She rested her hand against his chest, and blood leached through her fingers. She looked up into his dark eyes. A tear ran over the star-shaped scar.


“You’re bleeding,” she whispered, pressing firmly against his chest, ignoring her own wound.


He smiled at her, shrugging casually. “It’s only my heart.”


Jessop woke to the sound of crying, lurching up in her bed. It had been the same dream, for the hundredth time. Her hair snaked around her neck with sweat, her brow damp and hands clammy. Again, the small cry called to her. She glanced over the large, dark bed where Falco slept, motionless and silent. She rolled off, her feet finding the cool ground, and crossed the room, her eyes navigating the dark with their usual ease. Jeco was sitting up in his bed, his damp dark hair standing on end, his large gray eyes
brimming with tears.


She looped her hands under his shoulders and pulled him to her body. “I couldn’t sleep either, love.” He clung to her tightly, burying his small face under her chin. He didn’t care that she was slick with sweat or weary with exhaustion; she was his mother, his protector.


In the darkness, large arms wrapped around her, and she leaned back into Falco, finding the safety in his arms that their son found in hers. Falco was silent in the night, a predatory creature whose abilities amazed her as much in that moment as they had a decade before.


His lips kissed the space where her neck met her shoulder. “Nightmares again?”


“Both of us, it seems,” she whispered, her breath travelling over Jeco’s short hair.


“What should I do when my family cannot find peace?”


Jessop breathed heavily at her husband’s question. It had been a month since Kohl had escaped the Blade, nearly killing her in the process. The Blade had been his home for most of his life. It had been more than a home. It had been his training facility, where he had lived with his Hunter brethren, patrolling the Daharian galaxy on behalf of Hydo Jesuin. The same Blade she had infiltrated and handed over to her husband, Falco. Jessop pushed the thought back, blinking away the image of Kohl O’Hanlon’s face. “Find the one who torments me,” she ordered.

 

 


GUEST POST!


5 books to read this fall according to Ryan Wieser

 

 

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

 

Fair warning: The Pact is a very controversial book. Originally published in 1998, it details the events that lead up to a suicide pact and ultimate death of seventeen-year-old Emily. If you look up The Pact on Goodreads, you will see the book has a 4-star average from over 240,000 ratings, but you’ll also find quite a few angry reviews. Anyone with a Netflix account or access to the news knows that suicide has been a spotlighted topic recently. Picoult tackles a heavy topic with the writing ability of a well-seasoned author, ensuring an intricately woven story for many to appreciate.

 

 

The World According to Garp by John Irving

 

I love this book but it’s simply quite bizarre. What is The World According to Garp about? We follow the life of the character TS Garp, writer son of a feminist icon. Filled with peculiar characters, odd plot developments, and an array of themes, this is a book that I find instantly absorbing, as the plot is equal parts odd and intriguing. I’ve read this book three times. I still cannot firmly say what it is or isn’t about, but it is one of the most masterfully written eccentric tales I’ve ever read.

 

 


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


I read Jane Eyre when I was quite young, and odd as it may seem, this is the first book that ever frightened me. Not in a red-balloon It kind of way, but still, I was spooked while reading certain pages. You’ll know the scene when you reach it. Creepiness can only be achieved through expert storytelling, and this book was expertly crafted. Jane Eyre explores themes of religion, independence, and love, and the role of women in society. This is not the easiest or quickest read on my list (we are in the 500 page region here) so some may wonder if it’s worth the time and commitment. Short answer? Absolutely.

 

 

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


I’ve always loved Siddhartha. I’ve read this a handful of times throughout the years and I appreciate that it’s very accessible to many different readers, despite covering some potentially complex notions on life, love, and spirituality. Thanks to the simplicity of the structure, this is a fairly quick read, but I bet that you may just find yourself returning back to the pages to revisit the central themes or to consider the story’s message.

 

 

The Alchemist by Paulo Choelho


A fantastic book! Like Siddhartha, The Alchemist also possesses a simple, accessible structure while presenting some serious considerations on happiness, dreams and goals, and the purpose of life. Depending on the kind of person you are, you’ll either love or hate the ending but it’s all part of the ultimate message.

Let me know what you end up reading this Fall!

 

 


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$20 Amazon

 

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Ryan Wieser completed her B.A. in Sociology and Socio-Legal Studies before going on to complete her MSc. in Experimental Psychology. Having been raised in Africa and educated across multiple countries, Ryan has a passion for travel and an interest in diverse cultures. She currently resides in Wyoming with her husband, where she is writing her next book.

 


Website - https://ryanwieserbooks.com/

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17183503.Ryan_Wieser

 

 


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Blog Tour Spotlight with Giveaway! Mantis Force Trilogy (Marium Kahnet 1 - 3) R.J. Amezcua!

 

 

 

Book Details for Retribution:

 

Book Title: Mantis Force: Retribution (Marium Kahnet Book 1) by R.J. Amezcua

 

Category: Adult Fiction, 150 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, with elements of fantasy
Publisher: Quentorex Studios
Release date: April 11, 2017
Content Rating: PG + M (No explicit sex scenes or bad language)

 

 

Book Description for Retribution:

 

In a war-torn galaxy, Jazrene Vallo, the supreme spiritual leader of the Marium Kahnet, is close to fulfilling her divine destiny: refashion the Order as a beacon of light. But her plans for the sisterhood to become the official ambassadors of peace are compromised when she is forced to send mercenaries to capture rogue elements of the sisterhood seeking revenge against those responsible for murdering their families. Failure to capture them will bring an irreversible blemish upon the sisterhood. Unbeknownst to her, it may be too late to stop them.

 

After fifteen years of methodical planning and burrowing into the highly classified Leviathan project, the cadre of vengeful sisters are ready to execute their mission.

Their goal: to destroy the Stadageos, vast military testing and bio-engineering bases where the twisted machinations of fallen creation formed the ungodly fierce races of Leviathans. Their failure will release death and destruction on a scale not experienced since the fall of creation. But even if they succeed, not all of them will survive.

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34916763-retribution

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/mantis-force-retribution-marium-kahnet-book-1-by-r-j-amezcua

 

 

Book Details for Decimation:

 

Book Title: Mantis Force: Decimation (Marium Kahnet Book 2) by R.J. Amezcua

 

Category: Adult Fiction, 200 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, with elements of fantasy
Publisher: Quentorex Studios
Release date: October 18, 2017
Content Rating: PG + M (No explicit sex scenes or bad language)

 

 

Book Description for Decimation:

 

Led by Victoria and Balese, the rogue sisters of the Marium Kahnet have successfully completed their life-long quest for revenge against the sorcerer’s guild. Now a new mission has begun, one of survival, as their enemies seek their lives with a vengeance. As planned, the sisters who managed to survive the destruction of the testing facilities have joined their adopted family’s nefarious criminal organizations, plotting to escape with detailed plans of the Leviathan project to justify their actions to their home world of Ramah. But they are unaware they are being hunted by elite mercenaries hired by the sisterhood.

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36481139-decimation

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/mantis-force-decimation-marium-kahnet-book-2-by-r-j-amezcua

 

 

Book Details for Rebirth:

 

Book Title: Mantis Force: Rebirth (Marium Kahnet Book 3) by R.J. Amezcua

 

Category: Adult Fiction, 260 pages
Genre: Sci-Fi, with elements of fantasy
Publisher: Quentorex Studios
Release date: May 31, 2018
Content Rating: PG + M (No explicit sex scenes or bad language)

 

 

Book Description for Rebirth:

 

It is a day of prophecy and celebration when Jazrene Vallo accomplishes her ordained task to refashion the Marium Kahnet, and witnesses them finally becoming representatives in the Grand Assembly of the Mantis Alliance. But the victory is soiled by reports of a faction of wayward sisters joining a necromancer Order, the Saurcine.

 

​The rebels plan to bring forth the Krevomax, the seed of the Tisrad Dragon, to defeat the Mantis Alliance. To combat this new evil threat, in Jazrene Vallo’s last act as supreme leader, she activates the sisterhood’s elite warriors, the Criss Lumbra. Their mission: destroy the spawn of the Tisrad Dragon. Should they fail, it will mean the end of the sisterhood and all peace in the universe.

 


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40489638-mantis-force

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/mantis-force-rebirth-marium-kahnet-book-3-by-r-j-amezcua

 

 

RETRIBUTION

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Mantis-Force-Retribution-Marium-Kahnet-ebook/dp/B071Y8DH4R

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mantis-force-ramiro-j-amezcua/1126239011?ean=9780998074825

 

 

DECIMATION

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Mantis-Force-Decimation-Marium-Kahnet-ebook/dp/B076KGWPNC

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mantis-force-rj-amezcua/1127260156?ean=9780998074856

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mantis-force/id1298947603?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mantis-force-5

 

 


REBIRTH

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DFW4XBW

 

B&N - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mantis-force-r-j-amezcua/1128862223?ean=9780998074870

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mantis-force-6

 

 

Win one of 10 ebook copies of the first book in the Mantis Force trilogy (10 winners / open to USA & Canada)

 

https://goo.gl/FXpDYa

 

Ends November 7, 2018


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Meet the Author:

 

​R. J. Amezcua was born and raised in Silicon Valley, and is happily married to Sheryl. As a young boy, one of his favorite TV shows was Lost in Space. Being an entrepreneur and visionary by nature, he has begun his journey as an author and writer. Using his love for science fiction, he created the epic saga “Mantis Force,” which encompasses a vast universe.

 

 

Website - https://www.mariumkahnet.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mariumkahnet

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/mantisforce

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15907994.R_J_Amezcua

 

 

 

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Coursera Fantasy and Science Fiction week 2
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll,John Tenniel,Hugh Haughton

For week 2 of Dr Rabkin's  Fantasy and Science Fiction class on coursera, we get to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

 

I remember my mom reading Alice to me as a child, and I found it somewhat boring and confusing. And I read it to my older son when he was around kindergarten age, and he found it boring and confusing. So I found it quite fun to get to read this book just for me, as an adult, fully able to understand the story while also suffering no interruptions and having to explain.

 

And Carroll's wordplay is magnificent. While Alice is 7 and a half in the story, I really think kids may need to be closer to 10 to understand what is going on and to understand the wordplay. This book (or these 2 books, since Through the Looking Glass was written and published several years after Alice) is just fun. From Alice's frustration in the first chapter as she shrinks and grows and forgets her key and grows and shrinks again, to the chess game in Through the Looking Glass, it is fun and games as the reader cheers Alice on and hopes she makes the correct choices and remembers her goal.

 

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5* Book Review of Rush by Eve Silver
Rush - Eve Silver
Summary: So what's the game now? This or the life I used to know?

Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones is pulled from her everyday life into an alternate reality game where she and a team of other teens battle the Drau—beautiful and deadly alien creatures bent on mankind's destruction. There are no dry runs, no boot camp, no time to acclimate to new weapons. There's only the mission: kill or be killed. Make it out alive, and Miki gets to respawn back in her real world . . . but only until she's pulled into the terror of the game once more.

The team's mysterious leader insists it's every player for herself. Other players talk about hit points and health bars and a way out of the game. Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies. And when the mission takes a deadly turn, Miki's only hope for survival depends on her figuring out who—and what—to trust.


rushTitle: Rush
Series: The Game #1
Author: Eve Silver
Publisher: Self
Released: 8th August 2014
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Format: eBook
Source: supplied by Author via YA Bound Book Tours - thank you!

I have heard a lot about this book and everything good and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in. I have to say that RUSH is like no other book in the history of books for me, it was totally unique and unbelievably MIND-BLOWING. Eve Silver has created a world like no other with such imagination and realism that I could picture it happening around me. The characters were flawless with growth and intrigue; the non-stop flow of the story was addictive and I couldn’t stop thinking about this book for days after finishing it.

At sixteen, Miki Jones knew she was different, but when she discovers how truly different she is, her life changes into a game of life and death. On an ordinary school day when she’s hanging with her friends, Miki has starts hearing a boy’s voice in her mind. He was calling her name. Distracted from her friends, Miki stands at the boundary fence of her school and looks around. She only sees Luka an old childhood friend that recently returned to the school. But it isn’t his voice.

Miki spots a little girl on the street that’s bending to pick something up. She then realises who it is, the girl is the sister of a school friend and is deaf. Miki sees a truck coming and the girl wouldn’t hear it. The voice in her head yells “MIKI! NOW!” and she takes off trying to get the little girl out of harm’s way.

Miki runs as fast as she can, shoving the girl, but now Miki’s in the impact zone. Luka tries to pull her away, but it’s too late, BANG, they’re both smashed into broken, unliveable condition. That voice is in her head again, stay still and let it pass. HUH? Miki blacks out.

Miki awakens in a field and that voice now belongs to a face, then a body and now a person. Jackson Tate calls Miki a new arrival to their team. He fastens a bracelet onto her wrist, “The bracelet’s your con. The colour’s your health. Don’t let it turn red.”

Luka is no longer broken and bloody, but perfectly fine; although he is avoiding her.

“You died. On the road.” His reply, “I died last year.”

The other two are Richelle and Tyrone. Together the five are a team, they have a missions and earn points with each enemy they terminate.

“We still have real lives. They just get temporarily interrupted every now and then.”


“It’s not a game. It’s real. What you do here determines your survival. And the survival of every other person on this planet.”



It was a little confusing at the beginning, but as Miki learns more of her life as a soldier and of the rules, we learn more. Jackson is a complicated boy that has secrets of his own. Luka is a really good friend, but is in a difficult situation. Miki has to also remember that she has another life, that has friends and school and now her life is full of secrets too.

Tag along as Miki discovers her strength, as she shares her fears and secrets, as she learns that nothing is quite what it seems and danger lies around every corner. Rush is one extraordinary, genius creation and is full of surprises at every step. I don’t have enough words to tell you how much I loved this book, but everybody needs to read it.
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About the Author


eve silverEve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. RUSH and PUSH, the first two books in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME, are available now. Eve also writes books for adults.

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