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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Chasm by Branwen OShea - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Branwen OShea and her new book, “The Chasm,” here on FAB!!  For other stops on her 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 $30 Amazon OR Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Branwen and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

The Chasm

Finding Humanity Series

Book 2.0

by Branwen OShea


GENRE:  YA Science Fiction / Fantasy



They thought the biggest problem they faced was each other.

After Bleu, Rana, and their new friends narrowly prevent war between the star beings and humans, they hope the upcoming negotiation will secure the peace. Newly emerged from their subterranean haven, the Northern Haven humans are clearly not suited to Earth’s ice age, and require assistance from the enlightened star beings to survive long term on the Surface. But Commander Savas doesn’t trust the suspiciously kind star beings and their unexplainable abilities. When both sides reluctantly negotiate a joint mission to find the other Havens, Bleu must somehow cooperate with the manipulative commander to keep his friends safe.

As their team confronts unexpected dangers, Bleu and his teammates begin to suspect the star beings don’t know as much about the Surface as they claimed, while Rana is torn between remaining true to her nonviolent ways or becoming more human to survive. When an unnatural predator attacks, even the nearly all-knowing Kalakanya can’t explain it. Now the team must pull together or their new discovery will pull them apart, limb by limb.



Neviah gaze narrowed. “You do know you’re doing a good job, right?”

He snorted. “So far, we’ve managed not to kill each other.”

“Considering Savas tried to nuke them a few weeks ago, that’s a huge accomplishment.”

He laughed, but she was right. It was amazing they hadn’t yet attacked each other. “Okay, let’s hope we can all continue to stay alive.” He turned to leave, then spun back. “Listen, if the choco doesn’t work to keep you awake while piloting, call back to me, and I’ll come entertain you. All right?”

Her smile was radiant. “Entertain me? Hmm. That sounds good. A whole lot better than stressing about flying across an ocean that hasn’t been crossed in centuries. Perhaps I should just give the choco back to Savas now?”

“Noooo. Choco is too amazing to lose.”

“Oh, so now we’re sharing it, eh?” She poked him with her stylus. “You want some of my choco?”

“Only a fool would say no to that.”

“Hmm. To the choco or to sharing it with me?” She lifted an eyebrow expectantly.

He shrugged and looked away, too riffled by her mood to answer properly. Her persistent flirting embarrassed him, and she always interpreted that to mean he liked her back. “I need to help pack up.” He left before she saw him blushing. Ugh.



Bring on the boo’s! Everyone loves to hate the villain! Tell us all about this truly loathed character and the inspiration behind their development.

A drawing of Commander Savas by @PancakeOfThe Opera (on TikTok)

The obvious villain in The Chasm is Commander Kern Savas, Strategist to the Council of Northern Haven and leader of the first three expeditions to the ice age Surface of Earth. In the series overall, there’s also the theme of humanity often being its own worse enemy, and several new villainous characters are introduced in The Chasm, but the main bad guy, carried over from the first book is Commander Savas. Savas, like the other characters in this series, came to me as a fully developed character. The inspiration for the series was a powerful set of dreams. When I woke up and took notes on what I remembered in the dreams, the characters sort of introduced themselves and gave me more details. He’s become one of the five POV characters.

Savas was always was confidant, smug about his looks (he’s especially likes showing off his small facial scar from the First Expedition), highly intelligent, sarcastic, an excellent strategist and manipulator, and apparently totally cold-hearted. However, he does utilize all his skills to save the remaining survivors of Northern Haven, humanity’s last known haven in the new ice age. He is single-minded in this endeavor, not even allowing himself a serious relationship or children (though he does have a one-sided great love, Josefina.)  He doesn’t seem to care how his strategies affect others’ feelings, the survival of other species like the star beings, or the environment. The ends justify the means. He sees himself as a hero, willing to make the difficult decisions no one else will.

In this book, we learn a bit more of Savas’ unusual childhood, his secrets, and what’s made him the way he is. He’s still annoyingly awful, but also a bit more likeable.



As a young girl, Branwen wanted to become an ambassador for aliens. Since the aliens never hired her, she now writes about them.

Branwen OShea has a Bachelors in Biology from Colgate University, a Bachelors in Psychology, and a Masters in Social Work. She lives in Connecticut with her family and a menagerie of pets, and enjoys hiking, meditating, and star-gazing. Her published works include Silence of the Song Trees, The Calling, The Cords That Bind, and The Chasm.















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  1. Thanks for hosting The Chasm’s book tour! If anyone has any questions about my series, feel free to ask.😊

  2. Fantastic excerpt, The Chasm sounds like the kind of book that my granddaughter will really enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!

  3. This sounds like a good read and I love the cover.

  4. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!