Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That by Zhanna Hamilton @ZhannaHamilton @GoddessFish

 

Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That

by Zhanna Hamilton

GENRE: Science Fiction


BLURB:


The Blank Series blurb:
A former human turned military spy bot escapes the oppressive Solar Government, leaving behind a secret that turns order into chaos. Now, she’s being hunted.

Blurb for Blank: Madam Doesn't Like That (Short Story 4 of The Blank Series):
An unexpected visit from sex bots turns into a secret mission with deadly consequences.


Excerpt:

Arlo read a large sign passing by on the boulevard.

KILL ALL BOTS!

What the hell is Razor doing?”

She’ll be fine. She does it all the time.”

Does what all the time? Never mind. Don’t tell me. We have to stop her.”

Zen crossed her legs, tapped the console with long, golden nails and stared past the protest.

You stop her.”

He watched Razor lift a helmet off the ground and put it on, pumping her fist as she walked into the chanting crowd.

I can’t be in a protest, Zen. I have a career to protect.”

Sounds inconvenient.”

Don’t we have somewhere to be?”

And we’ll get there.”

This is ridiculous,” he said, stepping out of the pod. He tried to spot her. Nothing but angry strangers. Walking towards the crowd, he felt the electric energy of frustration.

PEOPLE OVER BOTS! PEOPLE OVER BOTS!”

He stood at the edge of the moving spectacle and scanned for Razor.

Against the grain of the crowd, he spotted the oversized biker’s helmet with flowing blonde locks extending beyond the edges. She grabbed a bat off the ground near a closed psychedelics store.

Razor, no!” he yelled, his voice drowned by the raging chorus.


Interview with Zhanna Hamilton

What made you want to become a writer?

I’ve been a writer and a book nerd since I was a child. I think writers have to write. We’d be miserable if we didn’t. Sometimes, we’re miserable while writing too, but that’s more about the war of art and summoning the courage to create. For me, writing stories feels like a natural part of my life journey.


What inspired you to write The Blank Series?

As I learned more about the advancement of technology, it became obvious that once humans started merging with this tech, there would be many people opting out of that artificial progression.

I felt inspired to create a dystopian universe where not only is there a split human race, there is also abuse of technological power and discrimination against organic humans. It’s a world where those who are artificially enhanced are easier to control, while natural humans face prejudice and hostility. Simultaneously, artificial intelligence evolves and eventually awakens.

The series is about resilience and resistance movements and the fight for freedom. As the saying goes, freedom isn’t free.


Can you tell us a little bit about the main character in The Blank Series?

The main character, Aura Swain, is a former unchipped human turned military spy bot. She’s an antihero who attempts to topple the totalitarian government while fighting her own personal battles. Her fight-fire-with-fire attitude earns her many enemies while inspiring a cult-like following for her cause. And yea... she’s in love with this one guy... but she’d never admit it.


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

I have many favorite authors! The level of talent in the writing industry is overwhelming. A few of my favorites include Paulo Coelho, Mary Shelley, Haruki Murakami and Frank Herbert. I love writers that showcase a vivid imagination while tapping into universal truths.


Can you tell us a little bit about the next story in your series or what you have planned for the future?

Short story 5 of The Blank Series, titled, “You’re Dead to Me, Cupcake”, is about medical tyranny on a prison planet. Coming soon to Wattpad!


What do you enjoy most about writing this series?

It fuels my curiosity about the future of humanity. It’s also just really fun to create futuristic worlds and translate my imagination into words.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Zhanna Hamilton is a science fiction writer and the creator of The Blank Series. In May 2019, she released the first installment of the scifi series on Wattpad, “Blank: Begin Again,” which has been named in the top 100 list of femme fatale stories and chosen as an “Undiscovered Stories” Wattpad Pick on the independent storytelling platform--home to 90 million readers worldwide. Readers and future readers can follow Hamilton on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ZhannaHamilton  

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Read “Blank: Begin Again (Short Story 1 of The Blank Series)” on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/Blank-BeginAgain


Read “Blank: Where Do Machines Go When They Die? (Short Story 2 of The Blank Series)” on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/WhereDoMachinesGoWhenTheyDie


Read “Blank: You Heard Me (Short Story 3 of The Blank Series)” on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/YouHeardMe


Read “Blank: Madam Doesn’t Like That (Short Story 4 of The Blank Series)” on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/MadamDoesntLikeThat


Follow The Blank Series on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/TheBlankSeries


Follow Zhanna Hamilton on Wattpad:

https://bit.ly/ZhannaHamiltononWattpad


The book will be Free during the tour.



Giveaway:

$75 Amazon/BN GC




Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.


10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Zhanna Hamilton said...

Thank you for hosting. :)

Zhanna Hamilton said...

I will be checking comments all day today. Thank you for reading! Hope I see you on Wattpad to follow along with the series.

pippirose said...

The book looks fascinating. Great cover!

Sherry said...

I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

Zhanna Hamilton said...

Thank you, Pippirose!

Zhanna Hamilton said...

Love that. Thank you, Sherry!

Zhanna Hamilton said...

Thanks to everyone who dropped by or entered the giveaway! See you on the next blog tour stop. :)

Daniel M said...

sounds like a fun one

Zhanna Hamilton said...

Thank you, Daniel!

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