Hello my Scripturients,
How are you my friends, I am doing really good. Camp Nanowrimo has begun, my book is in pre-orders, beta edits are coming in, I AM OUT OF MY READING SLUMP! It's great! I've read four books in the last two months, but I am writing this on July 4th, and I have already finished two books sooooo its great. So in May and June I read a total of 1,444 pages and had an average rating of 4.5. What have you been reading? What was your favorite book of May or June? I think mine was Shatter Me.
I feel like I am really sporadic right now, I just got this weird burst of energy so I am going to work on edits! Love you!
Marines (Derelict Saga #1)
by Paul Elard Cooley
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published January 6th 2017 by Severed Press
Fifty years ago, Mira, humanity’s last hope to find new resources, exited the solar system bound for Proxima Centauri b. Seven years into her mission, all transmissions ceased without warning. Mira and her crew were presumed lost. Humanity, unified during her construction, splintered into insurgency and rebellion.
Now, an outpost orbiting Pluto has detected a distress call from an unpowered object entering Sol space: Mira has returned. When all attempts at communications fail, S&R Black, a Sol Federation Marine Corps search and rescue vessel, is dispatched from Trident Station to intercept, investigate, and tow the beleaguered Mira to Neptune.
As the marines prepare for the journey, uncertainty and conspiracy fomented by Trident Station’s governing AIs, begin to take their toll. Upon reaching Mira, they discover they’ve been sent on a mission that will almost certainly end in catastrophe.
The Derelict saga is a suspenseful mashup of hard military sci-fi, space opera, and mystery.
Some mysteries shouldn’t be solved.
Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)
by Tahereh MafiPaperback, First Edition, 338 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by HarperCollins
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior.
Tomb (Derelict Saga #2)
by Paul Elard Cooley
Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published May 24th 2017 by Severed Press
Their mission was to recover an ancient derelict from the farthest edge of the Sol system. What they’ve found could spell the end of humanity.
Trapped on the Mira, Corporal Kalimura must lead her squad of injured marines to safety. But, aboard the derelict, every shadow is a possible threat, and around every corner lurks another hazard. Without life support or gravity, and only their suit lights to see by, they must explore the ancient wreck to find a way to communicate with their ship and escape their hellish prison.
The remaining crew aboard S&R Black struggle to tow Mira out of the path of an incoming Kuiper Belt Object only to realize that the non-sentient hazard is the least of their worries.
Derelict: Tomb, book 2 of the Derelict Saga, is an action-packed mashup of suspense, military sci-fi, and space opera horror that will keep you guessing every turn of the page.
Redwall (Redwall #1)
by Brian JacquesHardcover, 352 pages
Published June 10th 1987 by Philomel Books
As the inhabitants of Redwall Abbey bask in the glorious Summer of the Late Rose, all is quiet and peaceful. But things are not as they seem. Cluny the Scourge, the evil one-eyed rat warlord, is hell-bent on destroying the tranquility as he prepares to fight a bloody battle for the ownership of Redwall. This dazzling story in the Redwall series is packed with all the wit, wisdom, humor, and blood-curdling adventure of the other books in the collection, but has the added bonus of taking the reader right back to the heart and soul of Redwall Abbey and the characters who live there.
Oh before you go, July is my birthday month so am running a birthday sale on my pre-orders! You can order a signed edition of The Frituals for 22% off, putting it at $10.90. So if you haven't ordered yet you definitely should!
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