Thursday, June 2, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: When Earth Shall Be No More by Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for When Earth Shall Be No More by Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 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: When Earth Shall Be No More
Authors: Paul Awad & Kathryn O'Sullivan
Publication Date: May 28th 2022
Print Length: 316 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
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Environmental scientist Constance Roy is one of forty-nine refugees rescued from Earth’s destruction and transported to the ark spaceship Orb by an automaton race called the Curators. Twelve months have passed since their rescue. But now, with the ship’s orbit decaying, the refugees seem doomed to crash into Jupiter’s fiery belly.

In a parallel universe on present-day Earth, another version of Constance seeks answers to the questions that have haunted her since childhood: How and why did her mother die? The head of a mysterious corporation housed at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility can give her the answers, but not without a price.

Two timestreams collide when the Constance on Earth discovers that Nicolas, her son, has the ability to save the Orb and its inhabitants. Now she must battle treacherous Curators wishing to destroy Nicolas, while on the Orb, another Constance must fight to save the ship from Jupiter’s fatal pull. Only together can they save their son – and future generations of humankind.

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EXCERPT:
She glanced at a rocket on the flight pad, barely discernible in the distance, and stepped back from the window. She assessed her reflection, tugged at her suit jacket, and pushed aside red tendrils that had escaped from the ponytail tied at the nape of her neck. After five years as a professor of environmental science, this was the look she had cultivated for the classroom. She hoped it would be appropriate for tonight’s meeting with her benefactor.

“Ms. Roy?” a man said.

Constance spun around, startled. She scanned the room. It was grand in size and outfitted with high-tech monitors. A dozen gray mesh chairs surrounded a glass conference table. The decor was the obvious influence of corporate investors. The stainless steel elevator doors at the end of the conference room were closed. The room was empty.

“Ms. Roy?” the voice said again in a smooth tone that seemed to emanate from the walls.

“Yes?”

“Dr. Malic is finishing his treatment. He will be with you directly. Are you enjoying the view?”

“Yes.” She studied the ceiling for hidden speakers. “You mentioned treatment. Is Dr. Malic sick?”

There was a pause before the voice said, “Dr. Malic will be right with you.”

She found the lack of specific answers and the mysterious voice’s dulcet tone disconcerting. Was the voice human? Or artificial, like Siri?
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan are an award-winning husband and wife writing and filmmaking team. They have collaborated on feature and documentary films, screenplays, and a web series. WHEN EARTH SHALL BE NO MORE is their first book collaboration. Paul is a cinema professor and Kathryn is a theatre professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Kathryn is also the author of the Colleen McCabe mystery series.

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GIVEAWAY:
Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan will be awarding a $50 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 authors assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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43 comments:

  1. I think it is neat that a husband and wife team wrote it!
    Carolsue
    digicats@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thanks, Carolsue! We had a lot of fun writing it together. We would assign each other chapters and then give notes and rewrite. In the end, we couldn't tell who wrote what.

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  2. Looks like a very good book.

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  3. Thanks for hosting us! We are enjoying the comments. Have a great day!

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  4. What inspires your book plots?

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    1. Paul was reading a book by Brian Greene about parallel universes. At the same time, we were visting Chincoteague near Wallops Island and we thought it would be a great setting for a book. Then we started thinking about what type of story could be set in this location. Paul's reading and our vacations meshed and became the genesis for the idea of our book. Thanks for asking!

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    1. Thanks, Rita! Nice of you to stop by. - Paul & Kathryn

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  6. This sounds like a very interesting read.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. So far our readers have been so nice. We hope you also have a chance to check it out. - Cheers, Paul & Kathryn

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  7. thanks this sounds like a great book

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    1. We hope you get a chance to, Bridgett. We'd love to hear your thoughts! - Best, Paul & Kathryn

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  9. The excerpt helped to encourage me to read this exciting book.

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    1. We're glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Jen. It's always hard choosing a section to share. Thanks for stopping by. - Cheers, Paul & Kathryn

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  10. liked the excerpt

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  11. I liked learning about the authors. thank you

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

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Debbi! Good luck with the giveaway! - Best, Paul & Kathryn

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  13. This sounds like an exciting story.

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    1. Thanks! We hope you have a chance to read it and let us know what you think. - Best, Paul & Kathryn

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  15. My favorite thing about today's post was reading the About the Authors section that gives information about Paul Awad and Kathryn O'Sullivan.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  17. My favorite thing is the genre - Science Fiction!
    Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us.

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  18. This book sounds like an excellent read.

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  19. The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  20. David HollingsworthJune 3, 2022 at 1:51 AM

    The cover is really creative.

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  21. Sounds like a good read. I like the cover.

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  22. When Earth Shall Be No More by authors Paul Awad & Kathryn O'Sullivan sounds like an interesting book of science fiction.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. I liked hearing about the book. I love Sci Fi.

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  24. I really liked the synopsis of the book. Sounds like a fascinating book. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  25. Looking forward to reading this book

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

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