Friday, June 21, 2013

SFR Brigade's 2nd Midsummer Blog Hop and Giveaway!

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Out of This World

My Topic:

The Worlds in my New Dawn series

When I decided to write a space opera, I wanted to create a desert world (Paradise 21), an ice world (Tundra 37), and a jungle world (Haven 6). Each world would have its own challenges and contain a big boss monster (like in a video game- hehe) that my characters would have to cross to achieve their missions. On my desert world, I went with sand worms as an homage to Dune and Beetlejuice. On my ice world, I created a sci fi wooly mammoth with tentacles instead of fur. For my jungle planet, I created a giant mother boar standing taller than a man. I based my word building off of the climate, the inhabitants, and the history of each world.

My question for you is: which world would you like to visit?


1st Prize - $150 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice) and an
ebook bundle (currently Ghost in the Machine, Bayne, Recast Book
1:Wither, Recast Book 2:Clash, Alien Adoration, Switched, Reckless
Rescue, Wreck of the Nebula Dream, Keir, Terms & Conditions Apply, The
Key, Marya, The Iron Admiral, Sasha’s Calling, Trouble at the Hotel
Baba Ghanoush, Winter in Paradise, Once Upon a Time in Space, the
Telomere trilogy, Winter Fusion, Blue Nebula, Demential, Wytchfire,
Maven, Fires of Justice, Interface, Girl under Glass, and Breakout.
Bonus books – Ghost Planet, The Iron Admiral: Conspiracy and
Deception, Stark Pleasure, and Games of Command.)

2nd Prize - $50 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice)

3rd Prizes - four $25 Amazon or B&N gift cards (given to separate
winners and their choice)

Winners will be chosen for the grand prize during the 26th and announced on the Brigade blog.

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Debby said...

I would love to visit a world with a wholly mammoth.
debby236 at gmail dot com

MistyRios said...

I would like to visit some kind of erotic world ;)
Thanks so much for the opportunity!


Tawania said...

A jungle world for me :)
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

The woolly mammoth withe tentacles world! It evokes Han and Luke on the ice world. And I wouldn't mind meeting them.

Unknown said...

I love the idea of having a boss in each world like a video game! All the worlds sound scary, but if they didn't have monsters, I think I'd prefer the jungle world!

I've nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger award, so if you get a chance, come and check it out.

Rinelle Grey

doxymom said...

I'd love to see the woolly mammoth too. That would be too fun.

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Pippa Jay said...

Being a Dune fan, I'd like to see the sandworms.

Stormy Vixen said...

As I don't like the heat of Southern Louisiana at all, I can't imagine being on a desert planet with sandworms, I might feed myself to them to escape the heat. I would much prefer the ice world and the whooly mammoth. I might visit the jungle depends is their mosquitoes? I would love to read about all three. Thanks for the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com.

Unknown said...

Lol, great post. I think since I don't like cold I'd choose either the desert world or the jungle planet.

ELF said...

I think I'd like to visit Pern...I just can't resist the allure of those genetically engineered fire lizards.

elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

Sandra Stixrude said...

The thought of a tentacled woolly mammoth is kinda creeping me out, lol. I'd have to go with Pippa and see the sandworms :)

Unknown said...

I'm from Florida, so I'm perfectly adapted for the Jungle world!

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

Veronica Scott said...

Definitely the ice world! I'm with other people who have mentioned
how much they dislike heat or hot weather! Very creative approach to developing your worlds!

Ryan Snyder said...

Definitely the desert world! While the wooly mammoth would be badass, I remember this movie/ book I loved as a kid that has sand worms in it. (i don't think it was beetlejuie. lol) also, I mean, come on... Tremors? I loved that movie.
That being said, all of the districts sound freaking awesome!

Tiffany said...

Worms freak me out so that's a no go for the desert world. I despise the cold so I'd visit the Jungle World. so bring on the Giant Mother Boar. LOL

Nell said...

I'd love to visit the Jungle world.
Thank you for the giveaway:)

Natalia B.

JeanMP said...

I would like to visit the world with the wooly mammoth,that would be so interesting,
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Imogene Nix said...

Darn... Answered this one before but it must have eaten my response.

Well, I think the jungle one... I don't really enjoy the cold... and the Desert one? Eww sand in all the wrong places.

I guess it will have to be the jungle :)

Emily said...

I'm going to go with Haven 6.


bn100 said...

jungle world

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Anna Hackett said...

All of them! Love how you matched your monsters to the different climates. Very cool!

Liza O'Connor said...

So Do Sandworms sing? Otherwise how can you have a true Opera?

Yep, I'm feeling silly todya

Shadow said...

Hi! Awesome post! Your book sounds great!! I love the jungle one! Loving this hop! So many awesome authors! :) Thank you! Have a great day!