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Monday, November 27, 2017

Evolved by Archer Miller - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Archer Miller and his new book, “Evolved”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Archer and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

by Archer Miller


GENRE: Science Fiction



Humanity has spread to the far reaches of space with The Golden Door, a planetary colonization monopoly, selling off every desirable and not so desirable planet to desperate settlers.

Each new world comes with new challenges, and to meet that challenge the children are evolving.

When Pieter, and other gifted children like him, become the target of government research they must fight not only for their lives but the future of their kind.



Mary’s telepathic shout jolted him out of a sound sleep. As his eyes opened flashes of blue light filled his room. He turned his head to check the common area between the cells. Arcs of lightening sizzled through the room. Kakogo cherta, he thought, watching the dancing discharge.

It’s Mike. He’s having a nightmare. Mary sounded frantic inside his mind.

Can’t you switch him off?

He can’t hear me.

Pieter stood and approached the barrier between his cell and the common room. The crackling discharge reminded him of a small Tesla coil his teacher brought to class. The lightning followed any hand or finger that touched the glass sphere. But this was on a scale he had never seen.

His eyes focused on the room across from his and caught sight of Joan watching the lights. They were all watching, too terrified to do anything to stop it.

Pieter pressed his hand to the clear wall and immediately the blue, static lights flowed to the spot. He felt no pain. The electrical discharge stopped at the other side of the wall, just like the Tesla coil in school. The pops and crackles from the common room made him wary. As he listened he could hear the electric lock mechanism on his door cycle on and off every few seconds.

Has he ever done this before? He asked.

Not like this, Mary replied. Not this bad.

Pieter listened for his door to open and pushed his hand against the clear panel.



Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

That is a great question. The simple answer is my mother. She was a devout reader and she had a love for science fiction. As soon as I could put complex sentences together she started bringing me books beginning with Edgar Rice burrows Martian series. Needless to say I was hooked.

When I was nine I got sick enough to stay home for a few weeks. That was when my mother brought me a book called Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. Along with it she brought me a dictionary and told me, “whatever you don't understand, look it up.” That propelled my reading skills through the roof. I began to expand my vocabulary as well.

When I was in High School I discovered The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. I was totally captivated. When I when to college I joined a Tolkein  society. I even learned to read and write in Dwarvish runes. While I was college I got involved in Radio and Theater, That was when I began to write scripts for live radio theater.

After college I continued my radio career with a great creative outlet writing for several morning shows. But soon I began to want more and I began flirting with the idea of writing books. As usual I went through several false starts and aborted attempts.

That was when I began to chat with other writers in the internet and discovered I wasn't alone in my funk, and I realized I wasn't alone. It was during a discussion with one of these friends that I began to work out the kernel of a new story that would become my first finished novel. No, that book was not Evolved.

That took finding an editor I trusted and could work with. I didn't want someone who would pat me on the head and tell me what a good boy I was. I was looking for someone who could be brutally honest and willing to push me. That's the kind of editor it takes to make you a better writer.

That person was Cherrie Newman at Epitome Press. Epitome is unlike most of the other publishers out there in that the people in charge are also writers. That made all the difference. Now I think I can look forward to a long career as a writer.



Archer Miller emerged from the East Texas hill country and set his sights on finding the life of which few of his contemporaries dreamed. In 1974, he migrated to Boulder, Colorado to enroll at the Naropa Institute – now known as the Naropa University, a tiny Liberal Arts college founded by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder, the Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1940-1987). Rinpoche was enormously influential in spreading the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

Archer earned a degree in herbs and creative writing. He was a four-year Letterman on the Varsity Competitive Meditation Team.

After graduating in 1978, he took a year off to hike the Jack Kerouac literary trail. He became a top freelance gun-for-hire with dozens of ad agencies across the south and southwest. As a way to deal with the proliferation of Disco, he took up Zen Archery.





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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Happy Monday! Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

  3. I love a good science fiction, sounds great!

  4. Thanks so much for the guest post and excerpt, I have enjoyed reading.

  5. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

  6. I was just wondering what you are working on next?

  7. I was wondering how long it took you to write and edit your book?

  8. Do you have any book recommendations? Author Recommendations?

  9. How did you decide on the title for your book?

  10. Do you read just sci fi or all kinds of different genres?