Series: Paradise Reclaimed Book # 2
By: Aubrie Dionne
Expected Publication Date: May 1, 2013Published By: Inkspell Publishing
Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda’s love.
While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives.
Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?
Read an excerpt:
A drone, as deep and low as the growl of a primordial beast, resonated in my gut and I yanked my hand away. My heart sped like someone had fired a starter gun to a race, and my chest tightened until I couldn’t breathe.
That blaring blasphemy wasn’t from my ship.
The sound tapered off, leaving me in silence. I stared at the bones, wondering if I’d imagined it, or if I should hide here in the ruins in case the sound came back.
What am I doing? I’m a team expedition leader, for crying out loud!
I pulled myself back together. Everyone else was attending the ceremony on the ship. The thick hull, designed to protect us from deep space, blocked all sounds from the outside world. I was the only one who would have heard it. The only one who could investigate. I thought about going back for help, but every second I delayed, the source of the sound could disappear. Besides, I didn’t want the credit taken away from me. Not this time.
I scrambled to the window and climbed over the ledge, throwing myself down so fast my ankles exploded in pain. Cursing, I hobbled up the embankment of the excavation site. The sound boomed around me, vibrating the crystals underneath my feet. I fell to my knees and covered my ears. It reminded me of warping metal, growling monsters, and screeching alarms all at the same time.
The sound came from the jungle. I pulled myself up the incline and peered over the edge. A dry, fiery breeze blew my hair back, and I looked above the rustling canopy.
My heart stammered then beat into a frenzy. A massive ring of a ship, twice as large as the New Dawn, hovered over the jungle. Spires jutted from the top and the bottom, like a two-sided pin cushion. Blinking reddish lights adorned the ends. The hull was a dull gray shield of impenetrable metal with no sight panels or markings of any kind.
The buzzing sound made my eardrums throb. I pressed my nose up against the crystal ledge and peered over as my whole body shook. The lowest spire, thick as a nuclear reactor, lengthened from the belly of the ship until the tip hovered a meter from the jungle canopy. A trap door opened, and a beam of white light seared a hole in the foliage. The smell of burnt vines choked my throat, and I cowered against the side of the ledge.
I have to warn the ship.
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Meet author Aubrie Dionne!
What is the inspiration behind the Paradise Reclaimed series?
Aliens and Adventure! I grew up watching Alien, Star Trek, and Star Wars. I love space operas, and I wanted to write a young adult one that tied into my New Dawn series.
'Reconnaissance' is the second book in the series. How many more do you anticipate? When can readers expect the next book to be released?
I have one more in the series: Alliance. The book is finished and is now with my agent. She reads it first before submitting it to Inkspell, so I’m not sure when it will be coming out. This book features Lyra Bryan as the main character.I also have a novella featuring Alcor Dunstable and his story. You can download it here: http://www.inkspellpublishing.com/free-reads.html
Are you working on any other projects?
Yes, I just finished a contemporary romance about the Greek Gods Pan and Syrinx. Now I’m working on another YA sci fi story about the end of the world! It’s called Earth: Population: 2.
Please tell us about some of your other published works.
You can check them out on my Amazon author page here.
What drives you to write?
I love being creative and I love stories. Writing allows me to create the worlds I want with the characters I want. I can also give each world my sense of justic and my own happy ending.
Which one of your characters is most like you?
They all have a part of me in them- even the bad ones! which part, I’m not telling. hehe
You are also a concert flutist. What is one of your most memorable performances?
I soloed in front of the Lakes Region Symphony playing a Mozart concerto with my former orchestra conductor from my youth conducting. It was awesome. He gave a big speech about how he’s watched me grow up into a successful musician. It was very special.
Which Star Wars movie is your favorite?
I love VI, V, and IV. I don’t think I can choose between them. But, I’m very excited for the new ones directed by J.J. Abrams. I wrote about it on my blog here:
What is something that readers may be surprised to learn about you?
I grew up as a vegetarian, so I’ve never eaten meat. My middle name is Anne spelled with an E, just like Anne of Green Gables, and I LOVED that I had the same name as her growing up.
Is there anything else you would like to share?
Thanks for this wonderful interview! Great questions!
Thank you so much for your time!
About the Author-
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.
Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.
Now for the professional bio:
Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.
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