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text 2017-08-12 13:05
Blog Tour: The Invasion by T.H. Hernandez with Excerpt and Giveaway

 

Today’s stop is for T.H. Hernandez’s The Invasion. We will have info about the book and author, and a great excerpt from the book, plus a great giveaway. Make sure to check everything out and enter the giveaway.

Happy Reading :)

 


 

 

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They failed. Evan and Cyrus risked everything to keep the Uprising from attacking the unarmed Union, but something went terribly wrong. Evan’s home has been invaded by soldiers who are killing government officials and occupying the homes of her fellow citizens.

Captured by the Uprising, Evan fights for her life and her sanity, desperate to escape so she can find Cyrus and her family.

Reeling from an unexpected discovery, Cyrus is adrift until he uses his Uprising training to find a way to fight back against the invading force the only way he knows how.

With the help of old friends and new, they will do whatever it takes to protect each other and those they love, even if it means sacrificing being together, their way of life, and even their very lives.

 

 

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Waiting is its own special kind of hell. One hour gives way to the next without anyone coming to see me, talk to me, or tell me anything. My brain is busy with so much free time, churning out every way they might kill me. If they were going to execute me, I think they would have done it by now, which means they know what I did. It’s the only explanation for why I’m still alive. They want to know who else was involved. Fear crawls through my veins like fire ants. Everything we did, every risk we took, was all for nothing. The Uprising invaded the Union anyway. Maybe this was the Uprising’s strategy from the start. They were bringing people in here for months. Whatever was going on out in the Ruins could have been a distraction, something to allow them to carry out their real mission. Jamming my palms into my eyes, frustration, anger, and fear war inside me until I’m being torn apart, one piece at a time. I slump to the ground and blow out a steady breath of defeat. A rustling draws me from my thoughts and I turn to the opening where Draya stands flanked by two soldiers carrying folding chairs. Both guys could be distant relatives of Hercules. I swallow hard, trying to push back some of my anxiety, but all that does is make me choke. Hercules One sets his chair in the middle of the space, and Draya takes the seat. The other guy drops the second one across from her. “Sit.” I eye the chair and weigh my options before reluctantly sitting and facing Draya. Unease hums across my skin as I raise my gaze to meet hers. She turns her head and studies me for several long, uncomfortable moments. Staring into her piercing blue eyes, I’m transported back to the house in the Ruins where I first met her, the day I woke for the first time after they rescued me. She was wary of me even then. “So, do you want to tell me how you got that tattoo?” It’s a stupid question. She knows how I got it. Same way everyone gets one, the same way she got hers. “What camp did you train in?” I stare back. There’s nothing to be gained by answering. “When did you desert?” Stare. “Were you responsible for the attacks on the camps in March?” Stare. She narrows her eyes and folds her arms over her chest. “Did you attack the supply trucks?” Stare. Draya stands and takes a few steps forward. I pop up, tensing. Her eyes never leave mine as she approaches, but she merely walks past, slamming her shoulder into me on her way out, her entourage grabbing the chairs and following.

 

 

 

 

Catch Up on the Series:

 

The Union 

 

The Union (The Union #1)

 

The Ruins

 

The Ruins (The Union Book 2) by [Hernandez, T.H. ]

 

The Uprising

 

The Uprising (The Union Book 3) by [Hernandez, T.H. ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside my head, I live in San Diego, California, with one husband, three children, two cats, and one dog. In addition to my day job as a technical writer and editor, I write young adult fiction. I love the intensity of teen emotions and the way they're still figuring out life.

When I'm not writing, you can find me with my nose in a book, hanging out with family and friends, hiking, or knitting. I'm obsessed with Facebook, young adult novels, bad lip reading videos, pumpkin spice lattes, microbrewed beers, and the San Diego Chargers.

 

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review 2017-06-02 16:41
Exciting and unexpected second volume ot this trilogy
The Invasion of the Tearling - Erika Johansen

Following on from "Queen of the Tearling", this second part of the trilogy hit me with quite a few surprises: Kelsea mind-travels back several generations to a pre-Crossing time and into the life of Lily and her encounter with William Tear, the "creator" of the Tearling. Meanwhile Mortmesne invades with interesting and expected consequences.

 

A worthwhile read, full of original thought, which makes this series stand out in many ways. Recommended to lovers of well-thought out fantasy.

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review 2017-04-12 17:32
Warriors of the Lathar, #1-3 by Mina Carter Review
Captured by the Alien Lord (Sci-fi Alien Invasion Romance) (Warriors of the Lathar Book 1) - Mina Carter
Saved by the Alien Lord: Sci-fi Alien Invasion Warrior Romance (Warriors of the Lathar Book 2) - Mina Carter
Bonded to the Alien Lord: Sci-fi Alien Warrior Romance (Warriors of the Lathar Book 3) - Mina Carter

He's big, sexy and even his muscles have muscles. Any other day, she'd climb him like a tree... If he hadn't captured her, and her entire base that is.

Sergeant Cat Moore has a little problem. Well, actually a big problem... a big alien warrior sized problem. When her base is attacked and boarded by a Lathar war group, she finds herself in the sights of their leader, Tarrick K'Vass.

The strong, not so silent and ruthless type, Tarrick's duty as a war commander means little time for himself. With no women of their own, a base full of women is a bounty he can't ignore. Nor can he ignore the little human whose voice called out to him across the galaxy, a woman he'll stop at nothing to make his own. Even if it means a little blackmail...

 

2nd Book

 

Earth girls might be popular...but they're definitely not easy.

Kidnapped by sexy alien warriors, Cat and the women of the Sentinel Five base are looking for a way home. Their captors might be ripped, hot alphas looking for that one special woman, but these girls have this little thing against being slaves. Even if their leader is well on his way to stealing Cat's heart as well as her body...

Then a new player enters the arena. A dangerous rival war-commander has challenged the K'Vass claim on terran held space and all it's women. Tarrick K'Vass can't afford to let any of the earth women be captured, especially not his little human, Cat.

When his human is taken, he'll do anything to rescue her... Anything. Up to and including starting an intergalatic war.

 

3rd Book

 

oday is a good day to... get married?

Kidnapped by her very own alien hunk, Cat Moore is rapidly adapting to life as the chosen woman of bad-ass War Commander Tarrick K'Vass. It's not so bad. Her sexy alien has a thing about making sure her every need is met and has some very inventive ways of doing so. Until she gives him a bad case of mating marks around his wrist, and all bets are off. They're married without so much as a bended knee in sight, then summoned to the Imperial Court so the Emperor can bless their union.

Why? Because her sexy alien lover left one thing out when he introduced himself. Like being a freaking alien prince.

But someone doesn't want humans and lathar getting it on, and they certainly don't like the possibility of little human-lathar babies. In fact, they'd be more than happy if Cat and the other women didn't survive past the wedding.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Try a bride whose alien wedding just got gatecrashed. Seems humans might be more like the Lathar than anyone thought...

 

 

Review

While I had fun with this one and the next two in the serial, it is stupidly short. There is no reason for this love story to be broken into three pieces. Now, the breaking is nice as you feel hopeful about the romance but it feels wrong to me any way. Ends serial romance rant.

 

The heroine is a great never say die clever and practical wonderful lead. If you like alien abduction romance, this is a fun twist with an enjoyable hero.

 

However, there is crazy sauce that just gets ignored and not dealt with that might make some readers crazy. 

 

The other kickass women in the book add to the goodness for me. 

 

2nd Book

 

This middle part of the series picks up and our heroine shows how badass she is. Again, why isn't this all one book? 

 

3rd Book

 

This book brings us to the wedding with more action and getting to know the planet the aliens are from.

 

Again, hate serials but I bought them all and enjoyed them. All out at the same time for me so little pain.

 

 

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review 2017-03-21 10:58
Ein Buch ist mehr als die bloße Summe seiner Bestandteile
City of Ruin - Mark Charan Newton

Formell ist Villiren Teil des Imperiums Jamur. In der Realität feiert die Stadt ihre Unabhängigkeit und funktioniert nach eigenen Regeln und Gesetzen. Jeder Hunger, jede Perversion kann befriedigt werden. Diesen Sündenpfuhl muss Brynd Lathraea, Kommandant der Nachtgarde, gegen eine brutale Invasion verteidigen. Nach der Entdeckung der fremdartigen, feindlichen Okun obliegt es Brynd, Villiren auf ihren Angriff vorzubereiten. Verzweifelt versucht er, Autoritäten und Bevölkerung von der Gefahr eines nahenden Krieges zu überzeugen. Ihm begegnen Hass, Unglaube und Ignoranz. Als ein Mitglied der Nachtgarde spurlos verschwindet, wendet sich Brynd an Inquisitor Jeryd, der seit kurzem in Villiren lebt. Jeryd übernimmt die Ermittlungen und findet bald heraus, dass es in der Stadt zahllose ungeklärte Vermisstenfälle gibt. Wird Villiren von einem Serienmörder heimgesucht?
Währenddessen befinden sich Radur und die Schwestern Eir und Rika auf der Flucht durch die Wildnis. In einem Augenblick größter Not erfahren sie von unerwarteter Seite Hilfe und erhalten wichtige Informationen über die drohende Invasion, die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart des Imperiums in einem neuen Licht erscheinen lassen. Erreichen sie Villiren rechtzeitig, könnten diese Informationen den Ausgang der bevorstehenden Schlacht beeinflussen. Wird Villiren standhalten?

 

„City of Ruin“, der zweite Band der „Legends of the Red Sun“ von Mark Charan Newton, verlagert die Handlung in die Hafenstadt Villiren. Mir gefiel dieser Schauplatzwechsel sehr gut, weil Villiren ein Ort morbider Faszination ist. Es ist eine Stadt, die sich außerhalb der allgemeinen Gesetze bewegt. Geld und Macht sprechen Recht; Gerechtigkeit erhält nur, wer über das nötige Kleingeld verfügt. Der Stadthalter fördert die freie Marktwirtschaft, die die alltäglichen Hürden des Kapitalismus verursacht. Es ist eine Stadt der Sünde und des Lasters, in der jedes Bedürfnis befriedigt werden kann. Gangs steigen mit der Politik ins Bett und üben besorgniserregenden Einfluss aus. Jeden Tag kriecht der kriminelle Untergrund weiter an die Oberfläche und vereinnahmt sie.
Ausgerechnet diese Stadt soll Kommandant Brynd Lathraea verteidigen, in der seine Soldat_innen alles andere als willkommen sind und die dem exotischen Feind kaum etwas entgegenzusetzen hat. Brynds Verzweiflung war deutlich spürbar, ebenso wie die fatale Aussichtslosigkeit des Kampfes gegen die Okun. Ich empfand tiefe Hoffnungslosigkeit und sorgte mich um die Figuren, zu denen ich nun endlich eine stabile Bindung aufbauen konnte. Fluch und Segen zugleich, denn Mark Charan Newton neigt dazu, seine Charaktere äußerst unzeremoniell sterben zu lassen. In einem Moment sind sie noch quicklebendig, im nächsten liegen sie schon mausetot am Boden und man fragt sich, wie das geschehen konnte. Dadurch kippt Newton in unregelmäßigen Abständen die Erwartungshaltung seiner Leser_innen – offenbar legt er Wert darauf, als unberechenbarer Autor wahrgenommen zu werden. Er überrascht und schockiert, ohne allzu geizig mit Informationen zu sein. Der Handlungsstrang von Radur, Eir und Rika erklärt die Hintergründe des Krieges gegen die Okun, die Motivation ihres plötzlichen, aggressiven Angriffs, und gewährt tiefe Einblicke in die umfangreiche, komplizierte Geschichte des Imperiums. Newton brachte mich in eine der Nachtgarde überlegene Position und ließ mich meine erzwungene Untätigkeit verfluchen. Wie gern hätte ich in die Handlung eingegriffen und Kommandant Brynd mitgeteilt, was ich herausgefunden hatte.
Je mehr ich über die Vergangenheit des Imperiums erfuhr, desto weniger begriff ich jedoch dessen aktuelles Entwicklungsniveau. Obwohl das Imperium Zehntausende von Jahren alt ist, steckt es in einer Art Renaissance fest. Es müsste wesentlich fortschrittlicher sein. Hinweise deuten an, dass sehr viel Wissen verloren ging, aber ich verstehe (noch) nicht, wieso. Was ist passiert? Warum sind Kultisten die einzigen, die sich mit der Technik vergangener Jahrhunderte beschäftigen, mit Relikten, die der Gesellschaft und Kultur Jamurs so weit voraus sind, dass sie wie Magie erscheinen?
Ich zweifle noch daran, ob es in Newtons Universum überhaupt Magie im traditionellen Sinne gibt, habe aber mittlerweile den Eindruck, dass die bevorstehende Eiszeit keines natürlichen Ursprungs ist. Ich glaube, dass das Auftauchen der Okun und die sinkenden Temperaturen zusammenhängen. Vielleicht müssen die Problematiken nicht separat behandelt werden – vielleicht hängt das Schicksal Jamurs davon ab, dass beide Bedrohungen gemeinsam beseitigt werden.

 

„City of Ruin“ ist ein komponentenreicher, gewissenhaft konstruierter High Fantasy – Roman, der besonders mit originellem, vielfältigen Worldbuilding punktet. Dennoch kann ich nicht mehr als drei Sterne vergeben. Die unsägliche Wahrheit ist folgende: das Lesen war eine Qual. Es war dermaßen anstrengend, dass es mich fast zermürbt hätte, obwohl ich durch „Nights of Villjamur“ darauf vorbereitet war, dass die Lektüre kein Zuckerschlecken sein würde. Direkt danach war ich völlig entnervt und fest entschlossen, die „Legends of the Red Sun“ auf ewig von meinem Radar zu verbannen. Mittlerweile bin ich entspannter und empfinde durchaus eine gewisse Neugier hinsichtlich des nächsten Bandes, das grundsätzliche Problem bleibt allerdings bestehen: ich kann nicht definieren, warum mir Mark Charan Newtons Romane solche Schwierigkeiten bereiten. Es gibt kein Detail, das ich als Übeltäter entlarven könnte. Ich kann nur vermuten, dass Newton und ich nicht auf der gleichen Wellenlänge schwingen, weshalb die Kombination der Elemente seiner Geschichte für mich mittelmäßig funktioniert. Jedes Buch ist eben mehr als die bloße Summe seiner Bestandteile. Ich halte es mir offen, ob ich es mit dem Nachfolger „The Book of Transformations“ versuchen werde. Vielleicht siegt die Neugier eines Tages, vielleicht nicht.

Source: wortmagieblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/21/mark-charan-newton-city-of-ruin
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review 2016-12-27 20:32
They Need Love
The Invasion of Tork - Al Stewart,Claire Davis

Let me be totally honest. While I was reading this I kept ticking off the names of book-buddies I knew would enjoy this book. I am not one of those people because of the stylized writing but please don't get me wrong I found the characters were two dudes who need love. Now let me say it was beautiful but so sad at the same time and this time of year I don't need any kind sad of any kind. If asked, I'd suggest to my fellow book explorers to definitely check this one out.

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