Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Book Tour: Reconnaissance By Aubrie Dionne

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Title: Reconnaissance
Series: Paradise Reclaimed Book # 2
By: Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: May 1, 2013
Published By: Inkspell Publishing


Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda's love.

While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives.

Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?

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A drone, as deep and low as the growl of a primordial beast, resonated in my gut and I yanked my hand away. My heart sped like someone had fired a starter gun to a race, and my chest tightened until I couldn't breathe.

That blaring blasphemy wasn't from my ship.

The sound tapered off, leaving me in silence. I stared at the bones, wondering if I'd imagined it, or if I should hide here in the ruins in case the sound came back.

What am I doing? I'm a team expedition leader, for crying out loud!

I pulled myself back together. Everyone else was attending the ceremony on the ship. The thick hull, designed to protect us from deep space, blocked all sounds from the outside world. I was the only one who would have heard it. The only one who could investigate. I thought about going back for help, but every second I delayed, the source of the sound could disappear. Besides, I didn't want the credit taken away from me. Not this time.

I scrambled to the window and climbed over the ledge, throwing myself down so fast my ankles exploded in pain. Cursing, I hobbled up the embankment of the excavation site. The sound boomed around me, vibrating the crystals underneath my feet. I fell to my knees and covered my ears. It reminded me of warping metal, growling monsters, and screeching alarms all at the same time.

The sound came from the jungle. I pulled myself up the incline and peered over the edge. A dry, fiery breeze blew my hair back, and I looked above the rustling canopy.

My heart stammered then beat into a frenzy. A massive ring of a ship, twice as large as the New Dawn, hovered over the jungle. Spires jutted from the top and the bottom, like a two-sided pin cushion. Blinking reddish lights adorned the ends. The hull was a dull gray shield of impenetrable metal with no sight panels or markings of any kind.

The buzzing sound made my eardrums throb. I pressed my nose up against the crystal ledge and peered over as my whole body shook. The lowest spire, thick as a nuclear reactor, lengthened from the belly of the ship until the tip hovered a meter from the jungle canopy. A trap door opened, and a beam of white light seared a hole in the foliage. The smell of burnt vines choked my throat, and I cowered against the side of the ledge.

I have to warn the ship.

My Review:

I was given a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Nova Williams is a selfish person who wants everything and everyone for herself. She is jealous of Andromeda Barliss, Commander Barliss' great-granddaughter. When they first arrived on Paradise 21 Andromeda saved the lives of everyone on the ship by informing them of the poisonous pods on the planet. Ghost aliens told Andromeda about the pods and how they destroyed their race. Nova wanted to be the one to save the colony and make Lieutenant, but Andromeda got the position. Nova is so jealous that she leaves a wedding party and the ship. She can't stand to be around anyone no longer. She hates Andromeda and she can't stand the fact that her lifemate Sirius is always looking at Andromeda like a sick puppy dog. Nova only cares about herself but now she wants Sirius to look at her like that. To her Sirius is the best catch on the whole ship. Nova just wants to be the best to have the best. She has some Problem within herself that she needs to deal with. Some deep hurt, pain in heart who or what caused this she doesn't even know.

At first Nova did seem selfish wanting everything and everyone for herself. But she wasn't exactly being selfish she just wanted her life to be better. Her family had a hard time dealing with their problems. Nova was not going tell anyone about her problems so she just lashed out at everyone. But she was different with her family. When she was with them you could tell she really did care about others and not only herself. She just wanted what everyone else wanted a better life. I'm beginning to think that maybe Nova has a heart after all.

Yes, I knew Nova had a heart in there somewhere. She was afraid of letting anyone in, she thought if she let them in the only thing that would happen is she would be hurt. She was afraid that everyone would she stomp her heart until there was nothing left if she let them in, let anyone know who she really was. So she tried to make them think she didn't care about anyone but herself. When I first started reading Reconnaissance I didn't think I would like Nova she just seemed so selfish. But the more I read I realized that she was just afraid that she wouldn't be good enough, that no one would ever like her.

I loved reading Colonization, I loved Andromeda's story and she save their colony from the pods and I was very excited to have the chance to read Nova's story. Colonization was the first book that I read by Aubrie Dionne after reading I knew I had to read more of her work. I had to know more about Paradise 21 and all the other spaceships. I now have all of the New Dawn books and plan on reading all of them. I have read Paradise 21 and loved it too. If you have not read Aubrie's work then you are missing an adventure of a lifetime because she is a brilliant writer.

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Title: Colonization
Series: Paradise Reclaimed #1
By Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: November 7, 2012
Published By InkSpell Publishing


Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, "the oaf".

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius's ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn't expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love?

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About the Author:

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Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

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Aubrie said...

Thanks for hosting me today! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The Avid Reader said...

Your welcome. Thank you for stopping by.

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