Monday, June 27, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Chasm (Finding Humanity Series #2) by Branwen OShea

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Chasm by Branwen OShea. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Chasm
Series: Finding Humanity #2
Author: Branwen OShea
Publication Date: June 24th 2022
Print Length: 568 pages
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Fantasy
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They thought the biggest problem they faced was each other.

After Bleu, Rana, and their new friends narrowly prevent war between the star beings and humans, they hope the upcoming negotiation will secure the peace. Newly emerged from their subterranean haven, the Northern Haven humans are clearly not suited to Earth’s ice age, and require assistance from the enlightened star beings to survive long term on the Surface. But Commander Savas doesn’t trust the suspiciously kind star beings and their unexplainable abilities. When both sides reluctantly negotiate a joint mission to find the other Havens, Bleu must somehow cooperate with the manipulative commander to keep his friends safe.

As their team confronts unexpected dangers, Bleu and his teammates begin to suspect the star beings don’t know as much about the Surface as they claimed, while Rana is torn between remaining true to her nonviolent ways or becoming more human to survive. When an unnatural predator attacks, even the nearly all-knowing Kalakanya can’t explain it. Now the team must pull together or their new discovery will pull them apart, limb by limb.

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EXCERPT:
Neviah gaze narrowed. “You do know you’re doing a good job, right?”

He snorted. “So far, we’ve managed not to kill each other.”

“Considering Savas tried to nuke them a few weeks ago, that’s a huge accomplishment.”

He laughed, but she was right. It was amazing they hadn’t yet attacked each other. “Okay, let’s hope we can all continue to stay alive.” He turned to leave, then spun back. “Listen, if the choco doesn’t work to keep you awake while piloting, call back to me, and I’ll come entertain you. All right?”

Her smile was radiant. “Entertain me? Hmm. That sounds good. A whole lot better than stressing about flying across an ocean that hasn’t been crossed in centuries. Perhaps I should just give the choco back to Savas now?”

“Noooo. Choco is too amazing to lose.”

“Oh, so now we’re sharing it, eh?” She poked him with her stylus. “You want some of my choco?”

“Only a fool would say no to that.”

“Hmm. To the choco or to sharing it with me?” She lifted an eyebrow expectantly.

He shrugged and looked away, too riffled by her mood to answer properly. Her persistent flirting embarrassed him, and she always interpreted that to mean he liked her back. “I need to help pack up.” He left before she saw him blushing. Ugh.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
As a young girl, Branwen wanted to become an ambassador for aliens. Since the aliens never hired her, she now writes about them.

Branwen OShea has a Bachelors in Biology from Colgate University, a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Social Work. She lives in Connecticut with her family and a menagerie of pets, and enjoys hiking, meditating, and star-gazing. Her published works include Silence of the Song Trees, The Calling, The Cords That Bind, and The Chasm.

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GIVEAWAY:
Branwen OShea will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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42 comments:

  1. I like the cover and think the book look interesting.

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  2. Thank you for hosting The Chasm's book tour. If anyone has questions about my series, please feel free to ask. :)

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  3. Sounds like a great YA sci fi read. I like the character name, Bleu

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    1. Thanks, Katie! Bleu's mom named him after the sky, which she has never seen.

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  4. Sounds like an enjoyable book.

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  5. My son would adore this book. Thank you

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  6. Thanks! I hope he enjoys it! I’d love to know what he thinks of it.😊

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  7. David HollingsworthJune 27, 2022 at 3:20 PM

    This book sounds very interesting.

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  8. How many books do you plan on having in this series?

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    1. Hi Kim! There are six books in this main series, with several side novellas as well. To date, The Calling and The Chasm have been published (books 1 & 2) as well as the side novella, The Cords That Bind (which falls between books 1 &2). Book 3, The Ruined, is in edits. :)

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  9. Great excerpt, I like the cover and The Chasm sounds like a fantastic book, thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

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  10. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks! I love the cover too, but I may be a bit biased, lol.

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  11. The Chasm in the series Finding Humanity #2 by aauthor Branwen OShea sounds like a book that will charm many young readers.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. Its technically listed as a YA novel, but written as a YA/Adult crossover novel. The main characters are a mix of teens and adults.

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  12. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, The Chasm sounds like a great story to share with my grandchildren. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

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  13. Thanks for the great blurb and excerpt. The book sounds very interesting. Love the bold cover.

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  14. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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

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  16. My niece would like this book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  17. David HollingsworthJune 29, 2022 at 2:45 AM

    This sounds like a great read!

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  18. looks like a fun one

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  19. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  20. Have a great weekend, and thank you again for the giveaway!

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  21. Sounds like a great book that my nephew would enjoy reading. I like the cover and excerpt.

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