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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Mars Wars Book Series Feat. Book One: Detonation Event & Book Two: Rogue Planet by John Andrew Karr - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host John Andrew Karr and his intriguing new book series, “Mars Wars,” featuring, Book One, “Detonation Event,” and Book Two, “Rogue Planet,” here on FAB!!  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 $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with John and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Mars Wars Book Series:

Detonation Event

Book One

&

Rogue Planet

Book Two

by John Andrew Karr

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GENRE: Science Fiction

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BOOK SERIES BLURB:

For decades the Space Consortium of America has searched for new ways to harvest resources beyond an increasingly depleted Earth. The ultimate plan is about to be ignited. So is the ultimate threat to humankind . . .

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BOOK BLURB – DETONATION EVENT – BOOK ONE:

Battle-hardened Captain Ry Devans and his crew of the Mars Orbiter Station One (MOS-1) are part of a bold plan: resurrect the active molten cores of the Red Planet with synchronized thermonuclear explosions, and terraform the hell out of that iron-oxide rock for future generations. It’ll change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells that have hitched a ride on the ship.

Dr. Karen Wagner knows the microbes’ resistance to virus is incredible. It’s the unknowable that’s dicey. Her orders: blow them into space. But orders can be undermined. Two vials have been stolen and sent hurtling toward the biosphere. For Devans and Wagner, ferreting out the saboteurs on board is only the beginning. Because there are more of them back on Earth—an army of radical eco-terrorists anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from Mars.

Now, one-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed. But space madness could be his salvation—and Earth’s. He has a plan. And he’ll have to be crazy to make it work.

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BOOK BLURB – ROGUE PLANET – BOOK TWO:

With the mission to colonize Mars underway, a terrorist threat from Earth may stop humanity's chance for survival in this sci-fi thriller Mars Wars sequel.

After jumpstarting the molten cores of Mars, giving the previously dormant planet a fresh start at harboring life, Cpt. Ry Devans is a hero. But he's also a wanted man thanks to the Earth First Faction (EFF), a terrorist global juggernaut out to quash the colonization of space and keep the last of humanity under its control.

Now that the EFF has dispatched its own deadly crew, Devans and his team have three options: fight, surrender, or witness the extinction of the thousands of civilians repopulating space. For Devans and his outlaw partner Dr. Karen Wagner, option number one is the only way to go--but the odds against them are literally astronomical.

Not only are moles undermining every offensive tactic, but some crewmembers onboard their ship are exhibiting dangerously psychotic mood swings. Is it just an extreme case of space crazy? Or a new microbial gift from Mars that could kill their mission before the war with EFF even begins?

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EXCERPT ONE:

From Detonation Event – Book One:

The barren red face of Mars grew before them.

The space shuttles of two centuries earlier had orbited Earth at roughly five miles a second. Doubling that speed, even tripling it—and in a hurry—was within easy capability of the PS-class shuttles.

Devans threw in a series of mild doglegs to make it a little interesting for Wagner. He had to admit, the youth had staying power. An hour later and Wagner hadn’t even taken a bathroom break. Two blips showed up on the main hologram of the planet below. They marked tunnel locations T1 and T2 as yellow-highlighted lines that shot straight down. Both had tiny right angles at the ends where the bombs were housed.

As they approached the space over T1, the surface camera feeds showed nothing but a mass of gray-and-red dust. Very little wind speed. It was thick but gentle, like a snow globe after its been shaken.

“Raise shields, Nuro,” Devans said. “Shannon, how about splashing our entry on the big monitor here and the feed to the crew?”

The shuttle’s shields warded off the entry heat and they entered the anemic Martian atmosphere.

“Withdraw shields, Nuro.”

“Withdrawing.”

“Nice sandstorm,” Devans said, gazing at the roiling wall hundreds of feet high.

“Dust storm!” Trent Wagner said over his shoulder as he leaned back and forth on the table as if shredding the galaxy’s longest wave. “This is the tail end of it!”

“How long until cleared?”

“Two or three.”

“Couple, three hours, not so bad.”

“Weeks,” Wagner said.

“And here I just had this thing washed. Let’s go to the dark side for now.”

The sun cut a divide on the red planet’s surface. PS-9 easily outdistanced the storm and raced over the desert surface to the dark side. The second blip beckoned them on the navigation screens. Near total darkness pushed against their vessel lights.

This was the eve of the moment they all had labored for…One last manual check and they would attempt to resurrect Mars with synchronized thermonuclear explosions at the core.

At least, that was the plan.

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GUEST POST:

If I’d Never Heard of Me Would I Read My Book?

Yes, as long as the book piques my interest in a few ways. It's the tale that drives my interest, not Big Name Author. Is the book in a genre that appeals to me? It does, cool.

How's the cover art? It doesn't have to be a van Gogh or Frazetta, but it can't look like something done slap dash. Some visual artist skills have to be apparent, even if it is a planet lanced by a unicorn horn.

Next is to check out the book blurb. Is it intriguing? A bunch of space unicorns with laser weapons strapped to their horns are invading planets to force the locals to grow and harvest rare strains of wheat germ? Hmm. When was the last time I read something like that? And even though there's always somebody conquering somebody else in the unicorn universe, is this a new slant on an older trope?

So far it is intriguing enough to check out the prologue and opening pages, so let's move to the next criteria.

Does the writing and plot draw me in as a reader? Based on setting, pacing and characterization, do I want to read more about Laraphlox, rogue commander of an outlaw herd of space unicorns who are conquering planetary denizens and breaking the interplanetary laws of Space Unicorn Proper (SUP)? The unicorn outlaws have set up a black market and logistics chain for rare strains of wheat germ as well -- who wouldn't want to know about that? And what of Zeljens, the SUP sheriff for Quadrant Q, who is picking off the black market shipments of Laraphlox and the two forces of good and evil are now at odds.

They don't have to be sister and brother, but they are.

Is the writing good enough to keep the words flowing without distraction, a.k.a. has it been edited?

Yes.

Something I'd give a try, certainly. Always room for an intriguing new story that helps provide entertainment by escaping the real world for a little while.

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AUTHOR BIO:

From his home in Wilmington, North Carolina, John Andrew Karr (also John A. Karr) writes of the strange and spectacular. He is the author of a handful of independent and small press novels and novellas, and also leaves in his wake a trail of short stories.

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CONNECT WITH JOHN:

Website:

https://www.johnandrewkarr.com

Twitter:

https://www.twitter.com/johnandrewkarr1

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/johnandrewkarr

Tumblr:

https://www.tumblr.com/johnandrewkarr

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgMXLJ0MK2Q

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1624145.John_Andrew_Karr

Goodreads Book Page – Detonation Event – Book One:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40241952-detonation-event

Goodreads Book Page – Rogue Planet – Book Two:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49520064-rogue-planet

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/3Hvs2wy

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BOOK BUY LINKS – DETONATION EVENT – BOOK ONE:

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3eS70Me

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/3FTVI65

Amazon US Audiobook:

https://amzn.to/3EZS2hZ

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Detonation-Event-Mars-Wars-Book-ebook/dp/B07D6BDQBC

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/Detonation-Event-John-Andrew-Karr/dp/1635730686

Amazon CA Audiobook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Detonation-Event/dp/B07NF2PTJ2

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detonation-event-john-andrew-karr/1128729299?ean=9781635730678

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detonation-event-john-andrew-karr/1128729299?ean=9781635730685

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Detonation-Event-John-Andrew-Karr/9781635730685

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Detonation-Event/John-Andrew-Karr/9781635730685

BAM! Books-A-Million Audiobook:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Detonation-Event/Karr-John-Andrew/L868220009

Google Play Audiobook:

https://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details/John_Andrew_Karr_Detonation_Event?id=AQAAAEDMwBOAzM

Kobo US eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/detonation-event-1

Kobo CA eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/detonation-event-1

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BOOK BUY LINKS – ROGUE PLANET – BOOK TWO:

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3HF30uV

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/3mZw3Sb

Amazon US Audiobook:

https://amzn.to/3HFsVmk

Amazon US Audio CD:

https://amzn.to/3eRa3V4

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Rogue-Planet-Mars-Wars-Book-ebook/dp/B07XFMCD21

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/Rogue-Planet-John-Andrew-Karr/dp/1635730708

Amazon CA Audiobook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Rogue-Planet/dp/B084WQW1QP

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rogue-planet-john-andrew-karr/1131300512?ean=9781635730692

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rogue-planet-john-andrew-karr/1131300512?ean=9781635730708

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Rogue-Planet-John-Andrew-Karr/9781635730708

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Rogue-Planet/John-Andrew-Karr/9781635730708

BAM! Books-A-Million Audiobook:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Rogue-Planet/Karr-John-Andrew/L805514936

Google Play eBook:

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/John_Andrew_Karr_Rogue_Planet?id=sgSUDwAAQBAJ

Kobo US Audiobook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/audiobook/rogue-planet-7

Kobo CA Audiobook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/audiobook/rogue-planet-7

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

John will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card (Winner's Choice!!!) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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12 comments:

  1. John ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is so great to have you here!! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour :)

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  2. Thank you for sharing the author's guest post and book details, I love sci-fi and this is a must read book and series for me

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  3. What inspires your book plots?

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    1. thanks for asking. Just asking, "What if ...?" basically, and when asked often enough a plot slowly takes shape.

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  4. This sounds like a really good read.

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, John, The Mars Wars Series sounds like an exciting one for me to read and I am looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. This sounds like an excellent read.

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