Friday, May 12, 2017

Release Blitz: WHEN PLANETS FALL by Abby J. Reed—Excerpt + Giveaway

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When Planets Fall
by Abby J. Reed

On a planet where the only difference between three tribes is their blood color, war is on the horizon. Breaker, an amputee, wants peace for his family and home. Malani, a kidnapped POW, wants to return home. Luka wants justice for his home. All three teens come together when Breaker is given seven days to fix a wrecked enemy starship or their home, and peace, is forfeit..

"In this richly imagined start to a new sci-fi series, Reed brings optimism to the goal of solving entrenched violence in a galaxy far, far away . . . A propulsive, sharply crafted tale about a planetary war." -Kirkus Reviews

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Age Group/Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
 Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Purchase: Amazon • B&NBook Depo




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I cupped my hands around my mouth. “Brody! Brody!”

Nobody was allowed to break boundary unless you were on hunting rounds and wanted

a shot at the deercorns—three-horns, good meat—or on boundary duty. The land

between here and the Heron Mountains in the west was technically neutral territory

and belonged to no one. Too many good game trails passed through and everyone

needed good protein. You’d think this meant a peace card for any who marched through

the area. Then a handful of cycles back, attacks started becoming more frequent. Now,

neutral territory meant open hunting season on everyone.

And if you were in trouble . . . the compound wouldn’t help.

I couldn’t leave him out there. I had to go over the fence. Beyond the compound’s

boundary.

I was going to murder that kid.

The tree branches on the opposite side created a tunnel. Ravines on either side had

been dug deep for a grave ditch in case of a future blood bath. Water filled them now.

No need to waste time or tears while shoveling, just dump the bodies in the pre-dug

ditch. Time and pain in the past saved time and pain in the future.

I set my foot on the lowest rail. The wood jiggled. Bangit. I couldn’t climb over the stupid

thing. I pocketed the pick, got back on my bike, reversed, and aimed it at the fence.

Even though the bike ran on solatech energy, the magnetic polarity of mineral deposits

in the ground kept it afloat. In theory, the bike should pass right over the fence, since

the fence wasn’t quite solid, so the bike would never lose complete contact with the

ground.

I revved the bike. A surge of solaenergy sent me flying toward the fence. I shoved on the

handles right before I hit the broken rail, bouncing and soaring right over the fence. The

bike didn’t even bounce on the ground on the other side.

My chest tightened a notch.

I just broke boundary.

I hadn’t broke boundary in eight cycles.


I swear there was still a faint smell of cinnamon, though the gun smoke couldn’t have

hung in the air this long. Lining the ravine were the twelve gravecrosses. Rainwater ran

like thinned-out blood off the names carved into the bars. The letters were slowly being

erased by weather and time, as though the people were being slowly erased from our

memory until they never existed.


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Abby J. Reed writes young adult science fiction and fantasy novels that ask what if. She has a degree in English Writing and is drawn to characters with physical limitations due to her own neurological disorder called Chronic Migraine. Her debut novel, WHEN PLANETS FALL, will be published in April 2017 by Soul Mate Publishing.

Abby lives in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy pups. If her hands aren’t on the keyboard, they are stained purple and blue with paint.



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