Friday, October 30, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Centricity (Centricity Cycle #1) by Nathaniel Henderson

 
Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Centricity by Nathaniel Henderson. This blurb blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. For more content, be sure to follow the rest of the blitz each day. Enjoy!
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Title: Centricity
Series: Centricity Cycle #1
Author: Nathaniel Henderson
Publication Date: October 20th 2020
Print Length: 452 pages
Genres: Science Fiction
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The world already ended once. Now it's up to an outgunned negotiator, a disavowed spy, and an immersion-addicted hacker to stop it from happening again.

Centuries after the Fold, civilization is fragile. In the megacity of Naion, people live stacked in arcologies, most never going outside because the air is another enemy. Instead, freedom comes from technology: bodytechs modify the human form while synthetic intelligences whisper through brainware.

Now a new bridge between man and machine has emerged, one that could destroy humanity’s second shot at survival—or save it, depending on who gets to it first....

Adasha Denali is one of the government’s best dispute resolution specialists, but when a scandal threatens to destabilize the city and end her career, she’ll need more than words to escape the fallout. Venturing out of her office and into a fight for the future, she’ll team up with a disavowed spy, learning the hard way that betrayal wears many faces, and one of them may be her own.

Neon Nik is an immersion-addicted IT freelancer struggling to pay off debts to circling loan sharks. Threats of dismemberment become the least of his problems when a surprise inheritance throws him into a vortex of corporate kill squads willing to burn the city down to find him.

Engineered spies, high-tech mercenaries, and immersion hackers collide in this first gripping installment of the Centricity Cycle.

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EXCERPT:
JUSTICE OFFICER NEIL Linz watched Adasha from across the table with bulbous eyes set in a surgically smooth face. The conference room lights reflected slashes of crystal white along the hard edges of his cheekbones, jaw, and the solid metallic wave one might call hair. 

“Then to summarize: to your knowledge, Gabriel never shared classified information with any unauthorized persons, never lied to or withheld pertinent information from superiors, nor did he ever act in a way counter to the goals of the CPCA?” 

Three dozen questions in and he hadn’t blinked once. No eyelids. Fully synthetic ocular implants didn’t require cover as they could be deactivated, but most people had some for aesthetic reasons. Linz obviously enjoyed the discomfort his perpetual stare caused; it was more unsettling than the facial canvases of self-mutilators. 

“As I said, no, he did not.” Adasha clasped her hands together on the polished table, posture a vertical line, and stared straight back. 

“Mmm.” Linz glanced at the folder in front of him, pushed aside a sheet of vaper to get at one beneath. His use of the physical medium felt like a strategic choice, as if to emphasize how solid his thoughts were. “When did you first meet Gabriel?”

Adasha wondered if Linz’s disregard of honorifics was meant to rile her. “Fourteen years ago.”

“You were a legislative director for Assembly Representative Jenov Quamay at the time.”

“I was an assistant.” It seemed Linz had made the mistake on purpose. To test the accuracy of her responses, she assumed. “The title of director came a year later.” 

“Legislative director to CPCA senior analyst to interagency coordinator…. People usually climb in the other direction, no?”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nathaniel Henderson was born in 1983 in Albuquerque, NM, USA. At a young age he moved to Tulsa, OK, where he spent the next fifteen or so years surviving adolescence. After graduating from high school, he packed it up and headed out west to the picturesque Santa Cruz, CA to attend UCSC. After a year of wrestling with computer science, he transferred to San Francisco to study computer animation and special effects. The career didn’t stick, and he set off to teach English in South Korea, Thailand, and finally Tokyo, Japan, where he currently resides. 

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GIVEAWAY:
Nathaniel Henderson will be awarding a $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the blurb blitz. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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31 comments:

  1. I appreciate your review and getting to hear about another book I didn't know about until now. Thank you for sharing and for this giveaway also.

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  2. Thank you for hosting the step on my tour! It's great to get this chance to engage with potential fans.

    Centricity has several protagonists, each with unique characteristics. What character details really stand out to you?

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  3. congrats on the book it sounds interesting

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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  5. Great excerpt! Sounds like a terrific read! Thanks for sharing it with me!

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  6. I think that the cover of your book is eye catching and quite unique!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. Haven't read any sci-fi in a long while.. this one might be the first....

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  8. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. I enjoy a good Science Fiction read & would enjoy this book.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  11. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. What do you most enjoy about writing in this genre?

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  13. Thank you for sharing sounds good!

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  14. Did you want to be an author when you were growing up?

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  15. Bio seems to read that you were able to blend your IT background into the book.

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  16. sounds like a fun one

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  17. favorite food?

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  18. The cover looks really interesting.

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  19. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  20. Your biography is interesting. You've been so many places...makes me envious...

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  21. Nathaniel Henderson is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

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