Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Aries 181 by Tiana Warner

Title: Aries 181
Author: Tiana Warner
Publication Date: March 25th 2019
Genres: Adult, LGBTQ+, Science Fiction
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A crime spree to steal aerospace technology. An intern with the brains to stop it.

When Jess uncovers evidence that her boss is stealing technology to build his company, her coveted internship at Aries turns from dream job to catastrophe. Worse, her boss cons another young woman into becoming his accomplice, and the duo’s chemically enhanced skills and weapons help them become the most infamous supercriminals to sweep the tech world. Before they pilfer every aerospace lab in North America, Jess must use her ingenuity to stop them—risking her career, her relationships, and maybe even her life.

EXCERPT:
They arrived at a circle of computers and gaming chairs. Five of the six chairs were already occupied. A banner advertised a Guavasoft-sponsored hackathon.

Halley’s mouth dried up. Sh*t. What did she agree to?

Cheers erupted behind her, mostly from women.

“Go, girl! Represent!”

The other computers were occupied by dudes, who all appeared older than she was.

“Winner gets five hundred bucks and an interview with Guavasoft,” said Tim, the total a**hole who tricked her into this.

Halley stood immobile, stage fright ready to come out in the form of projectile vomit.

Why? Why did she think going out tonight was a good idea?

The crowd cheered. The other participants were looking at her. Tim grinned, motioning to the vacant seat.

Five hundred bucks. Interview with Guavasoft.

Halley weighed which was the more embarrassing choice: running out of the building, or staying.

Tim picked up a megaphone. “Let’s hear it for our final participant!”

Never had a round of applause sounded so sinister. She glanced around as if searching for the place from which the hungry lions would emerge.

“Um—” said Halley.

“Hands off the keyboard until I say go,” said Tim, making eye contact with each of the six hackers. “On my word, open the doc on your computer to read your challenge. You have one hour.”

The empty chair waited. Halley had been looking for an opportunity, and the universe had shoved her straight into one. She could do this. She should do this.

Pretending she wasn’t at the center of a crowd full of geniuses, Halley sat.

A new PC lay before her, Visual Studio installed as the programming environment, a Word document titled Challenge.docx ready to open.

“Hackers ready!” said Tim.

Halley grabbed the mouse.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tiana Warner is the best selling author of the Mermaids of Eriana Kwai trilogy. Her books have been acclaimed by Writer's Digest, Foreword Reviews, and the Dante Rossetti Awards. She holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia. Tiana enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and is an active supporter of animal welfare.

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20 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great book! Look forward to reading it๐Ÿ˜€.

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  2. It sounds like a very interesting read.

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  3. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting

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  4. Sounds like a crackerjack hi-tech thriller.

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  5. This sounds like a good thriller with a great lead character.

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  6. Sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Intriguing!! Looking forward to reading this!!

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  8. A very intriguing cover...thanks. abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  9. Cool cover and the excerpt is intriguing.

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