Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reconnaisance Book Tour - Review and giveaway

Inkspell Publishing
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Genre: YA Sci-fi Romance
Length: Super Novel
ISBN: (Print) 978-1-939590-06-0
                                   ISBN: (ebook) 978-1-939590-05-3

Blurb: 
Nova Williams has lost her one shot at Lieutenant hood and at love. Lieutenant Crophaven has promoted her rival, Andromeda, all because her lifemate, Sirius, sacrificed their mission to win back Andromeda’s love.

While sneaking out to prove Andromeda is a fake, Nova finds an alien ship hovering over their colony. Lieutenant Crophaven assigns her to a reconnaissance mission, giving her a second chance to redeem herself. Sirius must fly her and a research team to the vessel to decide if they are a threat. Thrown together with the lifemate that betrayed her, she battles with her own jealousy while her team battles for their lives.

Can she forgive Sirius in order to save her team and warn her colony?

My review:
Striving to be better than her genes, Nova Williams pushes herself past her limits. She missed out on a grand promotion because her rival stole her glory and Sirius, the man she loves. Yet when an alien ship comes to their new planet, Nova heads a team to find out if the visitors are peaceful or not. This is her one chance to make everything right, and she isn't going to mess it up. Sirius is assigned to be her pilot, and she must learn to work with him no matter her feelings. Trapped on the strange ship, Nova is forced to work closely with Sirius as they attempt to save the rest of their team and battle beings that have walked out of nightmares. Not only is their survival at stake, but her heart and redemption.

This is another superbly written sci-fi romance by Aubrie Dionne. We start off just after the previous book in the series left us. This new world recently colonized by the people on the ship is rich and gorgeous. It's called Paradise 21 for a reason, and Aubrie gives us enough colorful details to enchant us. After a tantalizing taste of the planet, the reader is thrown into a more frightening and strange place within the alien ship. It's dark and terrifying, and also fascinating. I won't give away the surprise of what the aliens are exactly like, but from the cover you can guess, and you'll never look at a spider the same way again.

The characters are what drives this story. Nova is a strong and driven young woman. I admired her ambition and sympathized with her heartache. Sirius is smart, daring, and hot. He's in love with another woman. I loved the conflict between Nova and Sirius, and I wondered if it could be resolved. Aubrie is a master of surprises! This is a romance like none other.

The first book in this series, COLONIZATION, was my favorite one written by Aubrie. By giving me the creepy crawlies and taking hold of my heart, RECONNAISSANCE has taken that spot.

Purchase links: Amazon and B&N

Author bio: Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Inkspell Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. Her very first contemporary romance, Playing the Maestro, recently came out with Entangled Publishing in Feb. She recently signed with Spencer Hill Press for her YA sci fi novel titled: Frozen: Part One of The Timesurfers, which will release summer 2014. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras.

Follow Aubrie at: Website * Blog * Twitter

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11 comments:

  1. Yep, already have this one on my TBR list. I love the cover and it simply sounds so good! Enjoyed your review :)

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  2. I've heard a lot of good things about this book. Thanks for the review!

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  3. Congrats to Aubrie! Reconnaissance is an awesome book!

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  4. Fabulous review.

    Thank you for hosting Aubrie on her book tour.

    Shaz

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  5. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Christine!!

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  6. Never heard about this book til now but it sounds sooo intriguing!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  7. I like books with strong characters! This one sounds good.

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  8. Thanks to everyone who stopped in. Aubrie's books are fantastic tales. She's very poetic even with her sci-fi.

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  9. Spider! I saw a spider on that cover... urgh! Apart from that, it sounds like a great read :-)

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  10. Huge congrats Aubrie... love the sound of your latest tale:)

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  11. Stunning cover! Congratulations, Aubrie.

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