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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Revelations by Robert Sells - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Robert Sells and his new book, “Revelations”!  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 Robert and to increase your chances of winning!

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

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


Revelations
by Robert Sells

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GENRE: Science Fiction

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BLURB:

Aster Worthington is whisked away from delivering an astronomy lecture to a secret facility in New Mexico. There she spearheads a select group of scientists investigating First Contact with an alien civilization, in this case a message from an altruistic race called the Lambdons who are offering plans for a reactor giving humanity free energy.  Humans build the reactor and, per the instructions from the message, house it in a massive Dome.

Seven years later strange things have been happening inside the Dome and Aster is sent in to investigate. She finds impossibly high buildings filling the interior and weird life forms inhabiting what should a sterile environment. Then the impossible happens: thousands of Lambdons are found inhabiting the Dome and they are not friendly at all. Now two civilizations are on a collision course and humanity is most definitely going to lose. The last hope of humanity? A two-thousand-year old scroll hidden by the church.

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EXCERPT ONE:

The Message

“Maybe it’s just a coincidence,” Stenton suggested.

“No. There won’t be coincidences in this message, Dr. Stenton,” said Demarco in a dismissive voice. He then went to the podium, which Henry ceded, tapped some keys and a moment later, the ones and zeros of the binary message aligned themselves in the form of a perfect square. With a flourish, Demarco pushed the last button. A black square appeared for every zero in the message and a white square for everyone. A black and white array appeared, rendering a clear, unambiguous picture of a planetary system. One with four planets, the second one from the sun circled.

“My God!” someone shouted from the back. “They sent us a picture.”

Henry smiled and yelled to Louis. “Hey, Louis, I told you a picture would be easy.”

Without taking his eyes off the screen, Demarco asked, “Is that the Lambda system, Dr. Worthington?”

Heads swiveled to Aster. She nodded. “Yes. That is the correct spacing for the Lambda star system.”

“Another large number after the last spacer. Different one, but the same number of bits,” Jeremy announced, speaking loud over the din.

Demarco did his magic again, and a humanoid body filled the screen, strikingly similar to a human, except for a slightly larger head. Their hands had three digits, not five.

“It’s them.”

“They’re like us.”

Someone from the back shouted, “The Lambdons.” Now the aliens had a face and a name.

Louis, however, scrunched his face in consternation. He shuffled close to the screen, studying it.

Aster watched the muttering biologist. “Louis, what’s wrong?”

Louis turned around, his face worried. “These Lambdons… they look like us.”

“Not exactly like us. They have three fingers and a larger head.”

“Too close,” mumbled the biologist.

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MY BOOK REVIEW:


This book is an interesting, intriguing, and entertaining read that I could easily see it being made into a summer blockbuster movie hit!

This book has a creative storyline, a very detailed writing style, and compelling characters.

I have always found alien stories to be a bit fascinating and thought-provoking as it’s a topic we all have about the same amount of basic information on and yet it’s remarkable to see the exciting and intriguing webs of ideas of what people think our encounters with an alien would be like and what they would look like.  Everyone seems to bring something unique and limitless to the table and this author, Mr. Sells, is no different.

This particular book brought both unity and hostility from the unknown alien creatures.  Furthermore, these aliens, also known as, “The Lambdons,” plan to take over our planet using biological warfare and it is now clear they have gone from friend to foe.  A deep-seated worry that we all fear one day – not knowing which side to trust they’ll ultimately be on, if they ever do show up.  Now it’s up to the scientists and researchers of the First Contact Team to find a way to stop the Lambdons and save our planet and all of mankind.  There is just too many possible accidental spoilers and I don’t want to give too much away!!!  But you definitely will want to read this book and find out what happens!!  Especially the ending!!!

I liked the main character, Aster Worthington, an astrophysicist from the First Contact Team, for the most part.  She was smart, strong, brave, stubborn, determined, and very dedicated to her work and research.  However, at times I found her a bit annoying and overly pigheaded.  She was intelligent, but not like street smart, and it was sometimes irritating to watch someone make such dumb mistakes that seemed too brainy to do so, but then she did.  I still liked her, but wow… sometimes, yea I was screaming at her lol!!  Also, the supporting characters held up well in their roles.

I also really liked that at the very beginning of the book there was a list of the main characters from the First Contact Team and the Government.  It listed their name, job, school, training, affiliation, etc.  I really like when authors take the time to provide this simple information.  I feel like I’m going into the story with a little background, a heads-up of who I should be paying attention to, and it’s always there as a quick reference guide in case I need a refresher.  There is a lot going on in this book as it is almost 400 pages via eBook and especially with science fiction books there is a great deal of information to be told, notably right up front.  So, readers like me, who have billions of things going on and running through their head non-stop, will be pleased to have this quick reference guide so they don’t get lost while enjoying their read!

I also enjoyed that this book mostly took place in my home state – Oregon!  It’s always thrilling to see my little state mentioned in a popular new book!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all science fiction readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


Robert Sells has taught physics for over forty years, but he has been a storyteller for over half a century, entertaining children, grandchildren, and students.  He has written the award-winning novel, Return of the White Deer, historical fiction about Penda of Mercia. His second fiction book, Reap the Whirlwind, was a thriller about the dawn of artificial intelligence and the subsequent decline of humanity.  His third book, The Runner and the Robbery, was a young adult novel about a teenager and his grandfather who had Alzheimer’s disease. Revelations, a science fiction novel, is his fourth book.

He lives with his wife, Dale, in the idyllic village of Geneseo, New York with two attentive dogs who are uncritical sounding boards for his new stories.  He is intrigued by poker and history, in love with Disney and writing, and amused by religion and politics.

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**Revelations is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!**

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Robert will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

8 comments:

  1. Robert ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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  2. Thanks for hosting my fourth novel, Revelations. If there are any questions anyone has about the book itself, don't hesitate to ask. And thanks for the nice review.

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  3. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  4. Congrats on the release. I hope that your book is a success,

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  5. Did you go to school to become a writer?

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    1. Sorry to take so long to respond, Bernie. I was away at a family reunion over the weekend. No, I went to school to be a physicist. I ended up teaching physics in college (Alfred State in New York). But I always liked to tell stories. While I enjoyed college teaching, I wasn't sure I was impacting the lives of my students that much. So, I ended my career teaching at a local high school... a school-in-need. Concurrent with that decision, I started writing. I kept editing my attempts until they were acceptable to all the folks who actually did go to school to become writers.

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