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Check out some award winning #SciFi @RobertJSawyer @SDSXXTours

Golden Fleece
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi Mystery
Winner of the Aurora Award for best novel of the year. Named best novel of
the year by The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

MURDER IN SPACE
Starcology Argo. A superstarship on a mission to a distant world. Controlled by
a monumental computer named JASON, the Argo proceeds flawlessly . . .
until death strikes its sleek decks with sudden and mysterious
precision.
Astrophysicist Diana Chandler is dead of radiation. Her body lies in the Argo’s
ramfield — where hydrogen ions are funneled into the engines.
Chandler’s death has been deemed suicide. But her ex-husband, Aaron
Rossman, isn’t so sure. As he probes further, he becomes certain that
Diana’s death is a matter of murder — and that the murderer is
JASON!
Now Rossman must face the unthinkable: why would an artificial
intelligence conceive and execute that most heinous of human crimes?
And if so, can a mortal mind take on a cunning computer . . . and
survive?
End of an Era
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi Fantasy
Paleontologist Brandon Thackeray is eager to find out what killed the dinosaurs.
With a newly developed, still-experimental timeship, he will be able
to do what no human being has ever done: stand face-to-face with a
living, breathing dinosaur. But he and his partner (and rival) Miles
“Klicks” Jordan discover that they are not the only
intelligent creatures on Earth at the end of the Cretaceous. There’s
a war going on and the dinosaurs are right in the middle of it.

Please note that this book is not part of The Quintaglio Ascension Trilogy.
It is a stand-alone novel set on Earth.
Starplex
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi Adventure
The only novel of its year to be nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula
Awards. Starplex won Canada’s Aurora Award for best novel of the
year.

For nearly twenty years Earth’s space exploration had exploded outward,
thanks to a series of mysterious, artificial wormholes. No one knows
who created these interstellar passages, yet they have brought the
far reaches of space immediately close. For Starplex Director Keith
Lansing, too close.
Discovery is superseding understanding. And when an unknown vessel — with no
windows, no seams, and no visible means of propulsion — arrives
through a new wormhole, an already battle-scarred Starplex could be
the starting point of a new interstellar war . . .
Frameshift
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi Thriller
Frameshift won Japan’s Seiun Award and was a finalist for the Hugo
Award.

Pierre Tardivel is a scientist working on the Human Genome Project with the
Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Burian Klimus. A driven man, Pierre works
with the awareness that he may not have long to live: he has a
fifty-fifty chance of dying from Huntington’s disease, an incurable
hereditary disorder of the central nervous system. While he still has
his health, Pierre and his wife decide to have a child, and they
search for a sperm donor. When Pierre informs Dr. Klimus of their
plan, Klimus makes an odd but generous offer: to be the sperm donor
as well as to pay for the expensive in vitro fertilization. Shortly
thereafter it transpires that Klimus might be hiding a grim past: he
may be Ivan Marchenko, the notorious Treblinka death-camp guard known
as Ivan the Terrible.
While digging into Klimus’s past with the help of Nazi hunter Avi Meyer,
Pierre and his wife discover that Pierre’s insurance company has been
illegally screening clients for genetic defects. The two lines of
investigation begin to coverage in a sinister manner, while they
worry about the possibility of bearing the child of an evil, sadistic
killer . . .
Factoring Humanity
by Robert J. Sawyer
Genre: SciFi
In 2007, a signal is detected coming from the Alpha Centauri system.
Mysterious, unintelligible data streams in for ten years. Heather
Davis a professor in the University of Toronto psychology department,
has devoted her career to deciphering the message. Her estranged
husband, Kyle, is working on the development of artificial
intelligence systems and new computer technology utilizing quantum
effects to produce a near-infinite number of calculations
simultaneously.

When Heather achieves a breakthrough, the message reveals a startling new
technology that rips the barriers of space and time, holding the
promise of a new stage of human evolution. In concert with Kyle’s
discoveries of the nature of consciousness, the key to limitless
exploration — or the end of the human race — appears close at
hand.
This edition includes a reading group guide.
Robert J. Sawyer — called “the dean of Canadian science
fiction” by The Ottawa Citizen and “just
about the best science-fiction writer out there these days”
by The Denver Rocky Mountain News — is one
of only eight writers in history (and the only Canadian) to win all
three of the science-fiction field’s top honors for best novel of the
year:
the World Science Fiction Society’s Hugo Award,
which he won in 2003 for his novel
Hominids;the
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s
Nebula Award,
which he won in 1996 for his novel
The Terminal Experiment;and
the
John W. Campbell Memorial Award,
which he won in 2006 for his novel
Mindscan.
According to the US trade journal Locus,
Rob is the #1 all-time worldwide leader in number of award wins as a
science fiction or fantasy novelist. Recent honors include the
first-ever
Humanism in the Arts Award from
Humanist Canada, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
from the Governor General of Canada, the
Hal Clement Award for
Best Young Adult Novel of the Year (for
Watch),
and a
Lifetime Achievement Aurora Award from
the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association — the first
such award given to an author in thirty years, and only the fourth
such ever bestowed.
The 2009-2010 ABC TV series FlashForward was
based on his novel of the same name, and Rob was a scriptwriter for
that series.
Maclean’s: Canada’s Weekly Newsmagazine says, “By any
reckoning, Sawyer is among the most successful Canadian authors
ever,” and The New York Times calls him
“a writer of boundless confidence and bold scientific
extrapolation.” The Canadian publishing trade journal Quill &
Quire
named Rob one of “the thirty most
influential, innovative, and just plain powerful people in Canadian
publishing” (the only other authors making the list were
Margaret Atwood and Douglas Coupland).
Rob’s novels are top-ten national mainstream bestsellers in Canada,
appearing on the
Globe and Mail and Maclean’sbestsellers’
lists, and they’ve hit #1 on the science-fiction bestsellers’ lists
published by
Locus, Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk,
and
Audible.com.
His twenty-three novels include
Red Planet Blues, Triggers, Calculating God,
and the “WWW” trilogy of
Wake, Watch, and Wonder,
each volume of which separately won the
Aurora Award
Canada’s top honor in science fiction — for Best Novel of the Year.
Rob — who holds honorary doctorates from the University
of Winnipeg
and Laurentian University
has taught writing at the
University of Toronto, Ryerson
University
, Humber College, and The Banff Centre.
He has been Writer-in-Residence at the Richmond Hill (Ontario) Public
Library, the Kitchener (Ontario) Public Library, the Toronto Public
Library’s
Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, Berton
House
in Dawson City, the Canadian Light Sourcesynchrotron,
and the
Odyssey Workshop.
Rob has given talks at hundreds of venues including the Library
of Congress
and the National Library of Canada, and beenkeynote
speaker
at dozens of events in places as diverse as Los Angeles, Boston, Tokyo,
Beijing, and Barcelona. He was born in Ottawa in 1960, and now lives
just west of Toronto.
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obsession that spans decades #CoverReveal #Thriller #LauraLovett @SDSXXTours

Finding Sophie
Sequel to Losing Cadence
by Laura Lovett
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Finding Sophie is the highly
anticipated sequel to Laura Lovett’s debut psychological thriller,
Losing Cadence.
For twelve years, Cadence Davidson has
dreaded her daughter’s twelfth birthday, for that is the day she will
tell Sophie who her true father really is.
Sophie’s world is turned upside down
when she learns that her biological father is really Richard White,
the man who abducted her mother twelve years earlier.She wonders if
she will ever meet the elusive billionaire, only to find herself
suddenly abducted into the life that he has carefully crafted for her
and her mother.
Despite his carefully orchestrated
plan, Richard White is faced with unexpected events that threaten to
tear his newfound family apart. Will Richard be able to find peace
and hold on to the family he has fought for a lifetime to bring
together?
In this psychological thriller, an
obsession that spans decades comes to it’s ultimate test. Love, loss
and courage coalesce as Richard faces his demons and makes the final
choice to find peace and love.
Don’t miss the first book-
Losing Cadence!
Laura (Hambley) Lovett was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta,
and received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Calgary in
2006. Her love of writing began at an early age when she would create
and draw characters, telling stories to herself as she drew.
An accomplished author in the academic and business world, Laura
pursued her love of creative writing to pen her first novel, Losing
Cadence, a psychological thriller. Losing Cadence was written over
many years as Laura juggled school, work and family, but she made
time to pursue her passion for writing.
Laura is a psychologist and entrepreneur, currently running
practices in the areas of career and leadership development and
distributed workplaces. She was nominated and selected as a
Distinctive Woman in Canada in 2013. Laura also enjoys teaching at
the University of Calgary and has been an Adjunct Professor of
Psychology since 2010.
Laura lives in Calgary with her husband and three children. She
loves playing squash, travelling, spending time at the family cabin
in Montana, as well as her view of the Rocky Mountains as the snow is
falling on her hot tub.
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can embrace his true identity #Historical #LGBT #Romance #CameronRamses @SDSXXTours

A Decade of Visions
by Cameron Ramses
Genre: Historical LGBT Romance
Born to a single mother in Dust Bowl-era Nebraska, Roy Manger learns to
deny his true self from an early age. The rural Midwest is no place
for a boy who wears girls’ clothes for fun—let alone for one who
suffers gruesome hallucinations. It is only when he leaves home that
he can embrace his true identity, spending his days as Roy and his
nights as Raina, working as an escort in a ritzy Chicago bordello.
But after a run-in with the law, Roy is torn between extremes: to
live as a man or as a woman; to ignore his grief or struggle to
accept it; to suppress his visions or seek to understand them. With
the support of Woodrow, a convict with a murky past, Roy will have to
come to terms with the fact that, in life, all of the greatest joys
must come from within—and the greatest dangers, too.


A Decade of Visions contains adult content suitable for mature readers
only. There are also instances of graphic gore and period typical
homophobia.

Cameron Ramses is an American writer living in France. Most days he can be
found sitting upright and feeling appalled. In addition to writing,
he also runs a French pastry Instagram. Follow him: brioche_boy

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Some sacrifices cost more than death… #Adult #UrbanFantasy @BrowneBooks @SDSXXTours

Demon Rising
by DeAnna Browne
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy
Some sacrifices cost more than death…
Thirty years ago, dark magicians unleashed new power on the earth fueled by
demons. Governments toppled, millions died and magicians ended up on
top of the food chain.
Twenty-four-year-old Becca survives these dangerous times by relying on her wits,
her fists, and the limited goodwill of her boss, a local crime lord. When
news comes of a fire back home and the family she left behind dead,
she realizes her dark past has finally caught up to her.
On the hunt for her missing sister, she must rely on Darion, a
treacherous ex-boyfriend with ties to the local coven for back-up.
Problem is he’s a pyromancer that can’t be trusted, especially
with her heart. Will she escape the sticky web of treachery and
deceit with her sister and her heart, or will she sacrifice it all to
save another?
Becca’s forced to navigate a dangerous web of deceit and must decide what
she’s willing to sacrifice to save her sister.
An enthralling new voice gives us a magical world where love leads to dark
decisions.” ~ Jami Gray, award winning author
“…extremely well written, filled with wonderful characters, strange happenings,
and face paced action. I, for one, found it very hard to put down. I
can’t wait for the next book in the series.”
~Taylor Jones, reviewer
DeAnna Browne graduated from Arizona State University with her BS in
Psychology. She finds it helps to corral those voices in her mind and
put them to paper. Her debut novel, A DEMON RISING, came out in
August 2017 with Black Opal Books and book two in the series, UNHOLY
SUNDERING, is due out 2018. An avid reader and writer, she has a soft
spot for fantasy with a touch of romance. Despite her love for food
and traveling, she always finds her way back to Phoenix, Arizona with
her husband, children, and pet dog.
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must master her magic and fight an unimaginable darkness #Fantasy @melhnorthauthor @SDSXXTours

The Halfling
by Melissa H. North
Genre: Fantasy
“There are three things I know are
certain in my life. Firstly, I am a cursed halfling—part faerie,
part human. Another thing I know is I hate faeries. They are
deceitful, evil, and conniving.
The third thing I know—and it is
a certainty—nothing is guaranteed in this life, including your
sanity, your family, and your world as you know it.” –
Eliana
Eliana finds herself propelled into a world she longs
to stay away from; a world where nothing is what it seems. In a race
against minds, she must master her magic and fight an unimaginable
darkness, stretching throughout the realm of Grandelione. The same
darkness that cursed her mother and, now, her half-brother is laying
dormant in her too.
It grows stronger with each passing day.
Left with two options, she must choose to fight and bring
peace back to Grandelione or plunge into a world of darkness and
murder.
Can she learn to harness her magic and bring
peace back to Grandelione and her family?
Or will the
darkness within consume her?
Pursued by her brothers from the Faerie
realm of Grandelione, Eliana Ariarose flees through the streets of
New York City.
Her brothers are sworn enemies, with
the youngest, Caelian, having battled to earn his title of Crown
Prince from Aemon – a royal who vows bloodshed in order to have his
claim to the throne restored.
As Eliana flees, she makes startling
discoveries about herself and her real identity, as well as the truth
about her upbringing.
Eliana meets many beings from the
Faerie world. Some would die to keep her safe, while others would
happily steal her immense and unusual powers, right before destroying
her heart and soul.
Writing has always
been a hobby and cathartic experience for me. Turning my passion into
a fulfilling career as an Author has been one of my greatest dreams.
I write because creating something that didn’t exist before is as
close to magic as I’ll ever get. All you need is imagination.
I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the
influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. I
love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the
research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth
writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in
preserving the foundations set by classical literature by adapting
them to modern themes and trends.
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sparks fly for Alice and Paul #Romance #EAHunt @SDSXXTours

Hiding a Wolfe
by EA Hunt
Genre: Romance
Lt. Paul Wolfe’s last deployment had cost him everything. His fiancee,
his leg, his mental stability. So when his name comes up for a
service animal to help him with his anxiety he wonders if he will be
good enough for the animal or will he push it away like he has done
so many other things in his life.

Alice Saint loved what she did she gave people the ability to get their
lives back by providing them with service animals. One special animal
was to be given to Lt Paul Wolfe a special case who was recommended
by one of the therapist she worked with.
When the day of the animal exchange to sparks fly for Alice and Paul
causing their lives to change in so many different and amazing ways.
Author EA Hunt was born the youngest of William and Natlean Bills’ four
children. EA was raised in Joliet, IL; an suburb of Chicago, and went
to college at Kentucky State University where she earned her
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts and sung in the Gospel Ensemble. EA
had two daughters, Tayla Elizabeth and Ava Elease. EA, Tayla and Ava
reside in Marietta, Ga, an suburb of Atlanta, Ga.

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A single moment is about to change #CrimeMystery #Thriller @cherylbradshaw @SDSXXTours

Gone Daddy Gone
Sloan Monroe Mysteries #7
by Cheryl Bradshaw
Genre: Crime Mystery, Thriller
From New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Bradshaw:
A single moment is about to change Sloane Monroe’s life forever …
On an early winter morning, college student Shelby McCoy walks the
quiet, snowy path back home. A tree branch snaps in the distance.
Then another. A man is there with her, following close behind,
whispering her name. She looks back, sees him gaining on her, and
runs. Who is this man, and why is he carrying a gun?
*Can easily be read as a standalone!
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Bradshaw writes in
the genres of mystery, thriller, romantic suspense, and supernatural
suspense. To date, she has published almost two dozen novels and
novellas, including her New York Times bestselling mystery series
based on a sassy, OCD challenged private eye named Sloane Monroe. In
2013, Bradshaw’s fourth novel in the series, Stranger in Town, was
a finalist for a Shamus Award, and that same
year,
book three in the series, I Have a Secret, won best thriller of the
year from eFestival of Words. She was raised in California and
currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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