Welcome to my stop on author Jael Wye’s Virtual Book Tour for Ice Red, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions. Please leave a comment or question for Ms. Wye to let her know you stopped by, she’ll be awarding an ecopy of Ladder to the Red Star to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to include your email address with your comment. You can follow the rest of her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. I’m behind on reviews but stay tuned for my review of Ice Red which will post within the next day or so.
Ice RedBy Jael WyeOnce Upon a Red World, Book 1Publisher: Carina PressRelease Date: September 30, 2013Genre: Sci-Fi RomanceLength: 230 PagesISBN: 9781426896422ASIN: B00CV30WX4About the book:Mirror, mirror, full of stars, Who will claim the throne of Mars?The princess: Engineer Bianca Ross, heir to a megacorporation and the Mars elevator, needs to acquire a mine on the surface to secure her place in the company. All that stands in her way is the mine's charming owner, Cesare Chan.The evil stepmother: Victoria Ross is plotting to gain control of Mars. She plans to assassinate Bianca and seduce Cesare to further her goals, and Bianca's trip is the perfect opportunity.The charming prince: Cesare shouldn't get involved. Bianca's visit could reveal the escaped slaves he's hiding at his mine, but he can't ignore a damsel in distress--especially one as beautiful as Bianca.Alone, neither would stand a chance against Victoria. But together, they could rewrite a tale that's meant to end with Bianca's blood.
They climbed out and stood at the edge of the dam, gazing out over the view. Down at the bottom of the canyon the towers loomed, huge even at this distance. A bit farther on, the viewports of the hab glinted. Beyond that, the Noctis canyon system spread out to the edge of the world.
Bianca looked over at her self-appointed tour guide standing close by. His tall, broad-shouldered form in his white mars-suit stood out in sharp contrast against the rusty landscape. He had been uncharacteristically subdued during the tram ride up, not speaking much except to explain the pump system and machinery as they went past. The silence was starting to put her on edge.
But then, everything about him seems to put me on edge.
She cast about for something to say. “Mag view from this spot,” she said into the suit com. More than mag, actually. Overwhelming. Almost frightening.
She knew that a twinge of disorientation was not unusual when looking out at the Martian landscape. Even people who were born here sometimes experienced an instinctual sense that the horizon was somehow wrong. After all, Mars’s curvature was more pronounced than the Earth of their ancestors, since it was a much smaller planet.
But it didn’t seem small to her right now. It seemed all too big. She and Cesare were just two tiny white specks lost in this vast red world.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Jael Wye grew up on the American Great Plains, went to school in the Midwest, and now lives in beautiful New England with her family and her enormous collection of houseplants. For more of Jael’s unique blend of futurism and fairy tale, don’t miss her ongoing series Once Upon A Red World.
Website -- http://www.jaelwye.net
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Twitter -- @jaelwye
Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Ms. Wye to let her know you stopped by, she’ll be awarding an ecopy of Ladder to the Red Star to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour so please be sure to include your email address with your comment. You can follow the rest of her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.