Monday, April 8, 2019

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Kindred (The Akasha Series #2) by Indie Gantz

Welcome to my stop on the Name Before the Masses virtual book tour for Kindred (The Akasha Series #2) by Indie Gantz. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post concerning science fiction novels. There's also a tour wide giveaway! Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs participating in the tour here for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Title: Kindred
Series: The Akasha Series #2
Author: Indie Gantz
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: February 2nd, 2019
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In Kindred we find the Damuzi twins settling into their new home with Kori Lark’s family. Desperate to keep the dangerous truth of their identity a secret, Charlie and Tirigan educate themselves on everything that was kept from them, while delving deeper into their mother’s past.

In the future, Tirigan is dealing with the complicated emotions that overwhelm him after the events of Passage. In an attempt to control the situation, Tirigan turns inward and cuts himself off from those who need him most.

By the time Charlie and Tirigan’s timeline’s merge, a burning mystery is solved, and more than one relationship begins to unravel.

Friendship. Trust. Dependency. Lies.

The Damuzi twin’s story continues.

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EXCERPT:
I refuse to fall victim to the very issues that plague those who are now going out of their way to comfort the brooding blonde boy. Charlie asks him to tell her what's wrong. Oleander puts his arm around Calor’s shoulders. Calor makes a sound that I can compare only to that of an infant feline. It’s grating. I turn over in a sweeping motion that I’m sure looks rather dramatic from Charlie’s perspective. As expected, my sister presses at my mind. I open it to her just enough to communicate.

What?

What’s with you?

The weeping drunk hasn’t filled your emotional outreach quota for the evening?

My emotional outreach—? Man, sometimes I really regret teaching you sarcasm.

Cheers.

Seriously, what’s wrong? You’re all huffy and—

Huffy? Do you think that made it into the original Oxford dictionary? I feel her irritation rising. It satisfies me.

Avias’ sass is really rubbing off on you, Tir. Why don’t you do us both a favor and just go to sleep.

I was in the process of doing just that when I was interrupted by what I can only assume is some sort of dying animal.

Close mind.

My sister attempts to open communication again, but I keep my mind closed and my back to her. She eventually begins to comfort Calor again while Oleander hums something unintelligible. It’s repulsive.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Indie Gantz grew up in Northern Virginia and received her Psychology degree at George Mason University. Despite her passion and curiosity for the human mind, Indie left her chosen field of study to finally give voice to the many imagined minds she has created.

Indie lives with her family in North Carolina. She spends her days drinking tea and clacking keys.

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GUEST POST:
3 Science Fiction/Fantasy Novels Everyone Should Read
by Indie Gantz

1.) Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Ender’s Game is the first book I’d read of its kind. It’s also the only book on this list that is unapologetically science fiction. Set in the future, this 1985 novel has aliens, child soldiers, mind bending puzzles, and intergalactic war. It also has heart. So much heart, I was astounded by how thoughtful and emotional the story became. Card’s protagonist Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is extremely well developed, complex, and the kind of character that sticks with you for years to come. Ender’s Game was turned into a movie recently, but I’d highly suggest you skip it and experience the vastly superior book untainted.

2.) 11/22/63 by Stephen King
11/22/63 is a time-traveling story about a man who attempts to stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy. This novel is very light on the science-fiction, as compared to Ender’s Game, which is what I liked about it. Sometimes an extraordinary story is best told through the lens of the ordinary. In this novel, Stephen King does an exceptional job of putting his protagonist, Jake Epping, through the emotional and physical turmoil one would expect in a time-traveling story, but he shows a lot of restraint, so even though the story is about time-traveling, the reader feels as though Jake’s journey could be their own. A great storyteller, even when telling a story that defies the laws of nature, knows how to make the audience believe their tale is possible. Unlike Stephen King’s typical stories, 11/22/63 will appeal to a wider audience, so don’t let his name scare you away.

3.) Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Broken Monsters is a wild card. As an author of a genre-bending book series, it's not unusual to think that some of my favorite books are genre-bending as well. Beukes’ Broken Monsters is a fantasy crime-noir story, with enough thrills to qualify as a light horror. I think what fascinated me most about this story, is how effortless the fantasy elements blended into a seemingly typical mystery. Authors who aren’t afraid to challenge readers with artfully placed bends in genre are truly the most creative, and stories that break the mold are always the most interesting to me. Broken Monsters is told from a few different characters’ points of view, set in modern Detroit. It begins with the discovery of a body and ends with readers on the edge of their seats.
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GIVEAWAY:
Indie Gantz will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour here, and leave a comment at a different stop each day to increase your chance of winning. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

40 comments:


  1. When do you think your next book will come out? Congrats on the release.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  3. Great post, I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. What a l ovely book I've come by

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  5. My question is where do you get your ideas for your books and the covers.

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  6. Interesting cover sounds like a great book.

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  7. Thank you for hosting and bringing so many good reads to my attention!

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  8. This sounds interesting, great cover

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  9. Author's Twitter link on rafflecopter is no good.

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    1. Unfortunately, I have no control over the Rafflecopter as the tour host is in charge of it, but if you look under the "about the author" section, you'll see a twitter link for Indie Gantz that is working. =)

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    2. Not tour host...I meant tour company =)

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  10. I love the cover. The graphics are great.

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  11. Great cover! The synopsis is fantastic!!

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  12. I love the cover and the description. I'll definitely check this one out.

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  13. This looks so interesting question for author would be when did you know you wanted to be a writer?

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  14. Sounds like a great book, love the cover

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  15. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  16. Looking forward to a great read!

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  17. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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  18. What do you think makes a good story?

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  19. What do you find gives you the most inspiration in your writing?

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  20. I'll have to check out the first book in this series.

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  21. Did you always aspire to be an author of did you have other dreams growing up?

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  22. Love the cover; beautiful artwork.

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  23. Loved the excerpt and the cover. Sounds like a page-turner!

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  24. sounds like a fun one

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  25. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  26. I liked both the excerpt, and the gorgeous book cover.

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  27. Sounds like a great read. I love the cover. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Be honest ~ do you prefer e-book or print?

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