Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Promo Blitz and Giveaway - Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia by King Everett Medlin

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Title: Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia
Author: King Everett Medlin
Genre: Science Fiction
Date Published: 11/23/18
Publisher: Chandra Press
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The remote Intergalactic Penal Colony on the planet Rijel 12 is a very profitable enterprise. Its desolate surface is an uninhabitable wasteland relentlessly scorched by its sun, but inside the planet is a vast treasure trove of the most precious resources in the galaxy.

Prisoners sentenced to Rijel 12 know it’s a one-way ticket. It used to be a convict would serve their time and come home. That stopped a while ago. Inmates are forced to work the mines in wretched conditions and the death rate is staggering. Luckily for the warden, new inmates arrive monthly to replenish the labor pool. Business has never been better.

From the darkness of their miserable existence, one prisoner decides to take a stand and begins to organize a resistance. Inmates rally to the cause and prepare for rebellion. Can the rag-tag rebels of ‘New Australia’ succeed in their quest for freedom or will the warden and the overpowering might of the Interplanetary Authority extinguish their only hope?

From new author, King Everett Medlin, comes an action-packed epic of hope, rebellion, and the quest for redemption.
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Excerpt:
The hard life of mining killed off thousands of prisoners every year, and there was no predictable pattern to it.  Stronger prisoners died in the mines just as easily as weaker prisoners. Determination to survive, or resentment at having been sent to this subterranean hell, could certainly sustain a being for a while, but accidents were quite common.  Death could come easily, and at most any time.  Prison administrators didn’t care.  They didn’t have to.  In another few weeks, there’d be a ship arriving with more prisoners anyway.  Life deteriorated into a matter of brutal survival for the desperate beings on Rijel 12.

After half an Earth century of dumping unfortunate prisoners on the planet, the place had become a death sentence, and everyone knew it.  Inmates would tell newly arrived prisoners, and even prison officials communicated the same message.  As one infamously cruel guard used to put it to arriving convicts as they were processed in the receiving bay, “You have been sent here to die, and that is likely what you’ll do.  Accept it, and your miserable existence here may end peacefully.  Who knows?  You may die tomorrow.  We don’t know, and we don’t care.  Work and you eat.  Eat and you live.  That’s all you need to know for now.”

And yet fifty Earth years after its creation, even when faced with such an impossible existence, amazingly, some beings learned how to survive.  They adapted, and they overcame by creating a society of their own.  Leaders arose, structure developed, and the situation stabilized, partly driven by necessity and partly due to the sheer determination of intelligent creatures seeking to exist, no matter what the circumstances.  They figured out ways to live on.
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About the Author:
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King Everett Medlin has been writing since 2013 when he first developed the idea for Rijel 12. It was originally designed to be a SciFi series, with the objective of creating several short installments. Instead, he got a lucky break when Chandra Press from San Diego responded favorably to the original draft, deciding to publish it as a full-length novel. King lives in Denver, Colorado with his lovely wife Caroline and has two grown children. He's a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he played college Rugby and remains a diehard Sooners fan to this day. His specialties are Science Fiction and Mystery/Suspense novels, focusing on unusual stories with intriguing plot-lines and amazing characters.

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62 comments:

  1. Definitely on my to-read list for the New Year! I have always been an avid fan of science fiction. I also have always had equal room in my heart for 'Star Wars' and "Star Trek"!

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  2. Sounds like a very interesting book, thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sounds like a very intense read. Thanks for the chance

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  4. Renee Collins (Google account)January 16, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    This is a book I know my husband and son will devour...then it’s my turn!

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  5. The book sounds interesting and I like the cover

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  6. I am interested in seeing the new ways the author has come up with for these prisoners to survive.

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  7. Rijel 12 sounds like an awesome book. I can't wait to check it out!

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  8. It sounds so different to anything I have read before.

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  9. Oh this sounds really good! I have a feeling there will be lots of twists and turns!

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  10. Many congratulations on your debut & here's to many more!

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  11. Looks so exciting. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Looks interesting! Prison breaks are always a fun trope, but the sci fi twist is a great touch!

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  13. Sounds interesting. Adding this to my TBR list.

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  14. Fascinating. I hope the ending is more complex than just exterminating all the survivors.

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  15. I love prison break stories, so an intergalactic theme should prove amusing to read.

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  16. Sounds interesting! Love sci-fi so would love to read this.

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  17. The cover is quite futuristic, it sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. Very interesting. would like to see how the ones survive.

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  19. this sounds amazing! and loving the cover too

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  20. The storyline sounds quite intriguing and the cover is great>

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  21. This definitely sounds intriguing. Im looking forward to reading it.

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  22. read the excerpt-book sounds good

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  23. Intriguing cover and great sci fi storyline.

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  24. this book looks good, i want to read more this year

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  25. I like the great sci fi cover. Sounds like a good read

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  26. The Rise of New Australia sounds like a great book, I would love to read it, thank you for the chance to win

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  27. Love that cover, would love to read this book

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  28. I have been reading more scifi lately and this looks like a good one.
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  29. I know my kid would like this book.

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  30. Is there a plan to still make this into a TV series? Sounds like a good read!

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  31. This sounds like a great read about survival.

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  32. Sounds like a good sci-fi book./

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  33. I will have to show this book to my son. I think he would really enjoy it.

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  34. Looks dystopian (which is my favourite genre). Need to add to my wish list!

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  35. This book looks awesome, I'll have to give it a read!

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  36. I love the cover!

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  37. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

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  38. Sounds like a very interesting book.

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  39. I love sci fi sounds action packed with an action-packed epic of hope, rebellion, and the quest for redemption. Congrats on being anew author :)

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  40. WOW this looks amazing, love the cover and the title. Definitely adding this book to my Must Read File !
    thx

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  41. sounds like one i'd like

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  42. nice one , it could make an interesting movie maybe .

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  43. Sounds like an amazing read. Can't wait to check it out.

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  44. really looking forward to reading...New Australia....love the convict touch

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  45. sound like a sad story hope it has a good ending .

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