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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Presenting my guest, Aubrie Dionne--Traveling into space in her new book Paradise 21

I'm glad to host Aubrie Dionne, telling about what it's like to travel into space in her sci-fi romance, Paradise 21. Aubrie will be giving away one eBook copy of one of her old books on this tour stop. Comment to win before midnight EDT Saturday, September 17th. Be sure to leave your email address. The winner can choose which eBook they want from her list of eBooks at Gypsy Shadow Publishing:
 Welcome, Aubrie!

Luggage in Space

If you had to leave Earth to start a new colony on a planet millions of light years away, what would you take with you?

In Paradise 21, The New Dawn is a colony ship carrying the most important thing known to man: DNA. The cargo is people and animals, and they must man the ship and produce the next generation for a centuries long voyage. In a way, the ship is like Noah’s Ark, carrying the last survivors of a doomed planet.

But there’s a secret room on board that has a few superfluous memorabilia from Earth, pieces that will link them to their history in the generations to come. Without spoiling the plot too much, someone comes across this room and finds paintings such Johannes Vermmer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring,” the Declaration of Independence, and one single preserved rose.

To find out who stumbles across this room and why, you’ll have to read Paradise 21

My question to you is: what items would you stash on board to keep the history of Earth alive? 

Book Blurb: 
Aries has lived her entire life aboard mankind’s last hope, the New Dawn, a spaceship traveling toward a planet where humanity can begin anew—a planet that won’t be reached in Aries’ lifetime. As one of the last genetically desirable women in the universe, she must marry her designated genetic match and produce the next generation for this centuries-long voyage.

But Aries has other plans.

When her desperate escape from the New Dawn strands her on a desert planet, Aries discovers the rumors about pirates—humans who escaped Earth before its demise—are true. Handsome, genetically imperfect Striker possesses the freedom Aries envies, and the two connect on a level she never thought possible. But pursued by her match from above and hunted by the planet’s native inhabitants, Aries quickly learns her freedom will come at a hefty price.

The life of the man she loves.

Title: Paradise 21
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: August 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-02-2
Mobi ISBN: Coming soon!
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-03-9 

Book Excerpt

“Might as well stay here and make camp for the night.”

His casual tone stung her composure. How could he talk of such mundane things when they’d almost been captured, when she’d touched him so tenderly?

“We’ll let them get farther away,” Striker explained, reasonable as always. “We’re going in their direction tomorrow.”

The sting of rejection grew, burning a hole in her heart. “Why?”

“Why what?”

Her lips trembled. “Why not kiss me like you did before?”

“I can’t.” He shook his head, and the air cooled between them; so much so, Aries wondered if the desert had turned into deep space.

He’d teased her with such affection before, it was cruel to take it away. “I don’t understand,” she said, wishing she didn’t care, wishing she could stop all the emotions he’d started in her heart.

Aries caught a glimpse of pain etched in the wrinkles around his eyes. Striker turned away and started pulling supplies out of his backpack. “I can’t do this.”

“Do what?”

Striker shook his head and Aries prompted, “Can’t kiss me, can’t trust me? What?”

“I can’t allow myself to get tangled up with someone. Not again.”

The thoughts of Striker with another woman confused her. On the New Dawn, everyone had one lifemate and that was it. “You mean you loved someone before?”

Striker’s hand tightened on the backpack. “I trusted someone a long time ago, allowed myself to love, if you will. She hurt me so much I lost my entire life and ended up here. I can’t experience that kind of pain again.”

Aries clasped her hand over her heart. “I’m so sorry.”

He waved her apology off as if it meant nothing. “It’s a tough world, Aries. And it’s dangerous to love. If I were you, I’d keep my heart well-guarded, because you never know when it will affect your decisions, when it will make you weak.”

Aries couldn’t take his advice. Watching him talk about his past made her realize she’d already given up her heart

He had it.

Author Bio
Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications.  Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school. 

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. She is the author of the novel, TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE, the first in a trilogy. Part two, TORTUGA TREASURE is contracted for release in January, 2012. Look for her first of an epic fantasy romance series, SEEKING A SCRIBE: ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS ONE, to be available late autumn.



Aubrie said...

Thanks for having me on your blog, Marsha!

Aubrie said...

You get extra points for all those links! Wow, that must have taken forever!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Glad to feature you today, Aubrie! The stats show we had lots of lurkers checking you out...good to know!