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Friday, January 11, 2013

Spotlight & Giveaway! Colonization by Aubrie Dionne

Genre: Young Adult (Science Fiction/Dystopian)
Date Published:  November 7, 2012
Publisher:  Inkspell Publishing

The Blurb:
Andromeda has spent all seventeen years of her life aboard a deep space transport vessel destined for a paradise planet. Her safe cocoon is about to break open as Paradise 21 looms only one month away, and she must take the aptitude tests to determine her role on the new world and her computer assigned lifemate. As a great-granddaughter of the Commander of the ship, she wants to live up to her family name. But, her forbidden love for her childhood friend, Sirius, distracts her and she fails the tests. The results place her in a menial role in the new colony and pair her with Corvus, “the oaf”.

But when Andromeda steps foot on Paradise 21, her predestined future is the least of her worries. Alien ghosts from a failed colonization warn her of a deadly threat to her colony. And when Sirius’s ship crashes on the far ridge in an attempt to investigate, she journeys to rescue him with Corvus.

Andromeda now must convince the authorities of the imminent danger to keep her protect her new home. What she didn’t expect was a battle of her own feelings for Sirius and Corvus.

Can she save the colony and discover her true love?

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The Excerpt:
Sirius turned to me. “Annie, what’s wrong?”

The question came from nowhere and everywhere. It had hung between us for as long as I could remember, becoming the one unknown dominating my life. I finally asked what I’d been wondering, hoping. “Do you think we’ll be paired together?”

Sirius’s eyes were dark oceans of mystery. He blinked and shrugged. “We’ll worry about that when the time comes. For now, let’s enjoy ourselves.”

About the Author:

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over 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. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship, then secured two teaching jobs at a University and a local community music school. While playing in orchestras and teaching, stories popped into her head, and she used them to make the music come alive for her flute students. Her students said they were so good, she had to write them down! Maybe they were right, who knows? Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

She is represented by Dawn Dowdle and writes sweet and adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary romance.

To learn more about Aubrie Dionne and her books, visit her website & blog.You can also find her on Goodreads, and Twitter.

The Giveaway:
Aubrie is giving away a digital copy of her book. For a chance to win please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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